I have a little catching up to do. Lots of cool goings on. First, I’d like to thank Carly Jo Geer for taking the time to record some stuff for the upcoming TFD record. She is one hilarious human being, and I’m happy to be able to immortalize her with our ridiculousness.
We recently played a show with some very talented people. Brainfood, Monkey Suit, and Nine Unknown (for which Tim and I play guitar and keys, respectively). It was a very fun, laid-back day and I can’t wait to do it again next year.
Coming up on Thursday, 9/29 with A Simple Complex at the Shaskeen on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. Check out the event page on Facebook and join us. Beer for Boobs! Why wouldn’t you come?!
I’ll be filling in on the bass guitar for The Fitted Shirt for a couple shows. First up is Ghostlight Theater’s Zombie Ball on Saturday, 10/22. Then on Sunday, 10/30 at The Jam Factory for Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s Halloween Party. The Fitted Shirt will be infusing their set with Halloween themed songs. (TFD will be playing the NYMMT Halloween show, keeping to our regular set. There are enough monsters in our songs as it stands!) Both shows are sure to be filled with weirdness you don’t want to miss.
I recently shot a music video for Win Your Love with director Allie Dodd. I hope I don’t look silly. I trust Allie. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up. (More videos are on the way as we get closer to the album’s completion).
I feel like I’m forgetting something. I probably am. So it goes.
See you soon!
The initial plan was to remain in hiding until the album was complete, coming out with a barrage of shows and extracurricular activities. This is still the plan, for the most part, but all of us tend to get wrapped up in a plethora of projects. Therefore, there will be less hiding.
Tim and I, for instance, are recording with Nine Unknown, and he has an album with Force Driven that’s even closer to completion than the Tuna record! I’ve been busy working on soundtrack material for various film projects, some of which you can see at the upcoming SNOB Film Festival. Nat and Tom (besides exciting personal endeavors) have been working on new material with The Fitted Shirt, whom I’ll come back to shortly.
I wonder if I just used “whom” correctly…
Shows! Boy, are we playing some shows. Saturday, September 17, TFD will be kicking off a late afternoon/evening of rock the likes of which can only be seen once a year. The event also includes the best smelling port-o-potty I have ever had the pleasure of excreting in. (Too much? We all do it, why not get excited when it’s especially pleasant?) Bands include Nine Unknown, Brainfood, and Monkey Suit. If you’re wondering why I haven’t told you where this is, there is a reason. It’s a private-ish annual party/cookout/rock-fest in someone’s back yard (in Hooksett), and I don’t think publicizing such details (no matter how few people read this) is very appropriate. So, if this sounds like something you’re totally into, send me a message and I’ll hook you up. You’ll be fed well. You’ll drink (if you do that). You might even get a hug and a balloon animal. These are all things that happen.
Enough about that, it’s time to talk about boobs. On September 29th we’ll be performing at the Shaskeen in Manchester with A Simple Complex for the event, Beer For Boobs. This show is made possible by The Breast Friends of New Hampshire, and proceeds from the show go to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. According to the site, there will be raffles (including a 50/50), specialty drinks, and “more”.
More shows to come in October with news about the album, new videos, and “more”. See you soon!
p.s. I never came back to The Fitted Shirt. We’ll be doing some shows together in October. They will be posted soon.
We had a wonderful time performing at the rehearsal dinner wedding thingy for our good friends Kate and Lauren. Everyone was exceptionally nice, and went well beyond accommodating, and for that, we thank you. We saw horses, enjoyed some amazing food, inspired a small child to dance (not the first time that’s happened – see Pericles video), and most importantly of all, we made the brides smile. We were honored to be a part of such an exciting time in your lives. Congratulations!
This week, we’re playing a show at The Factory. A benefit show, in fact. For bunnies! As always, there is no cover charge, with a $5 suggested donation. 100% of the door sales goes to the House Rabbit Network (HRN).
Speaking of special guests, the talented Jamie Feinberg joined us on keyboards and vocals for the wedding rehearsal, and will be joining us again on Friday. She is the official unofficial fifth member of the band.
If this rhino was on a t-shirt, you’d buy it, right?
It’s easy. Just head on over to the Norm Adams Teen Center this Friday, April 22.
See Dorian Gray, A Simple Complex, East Is East, and Tuna Fish Discrepancy for FREE!
We’re taking a break from recording to play some special versions of songs from our upcoming album. We’re gonna show you how heavy TFD can get. You don’t want to miss it. Seriously.
This is a really cool venue. They have comfy couches! We had a great time the last time we were here and can’t wait for Friday. See you then!
Yep, the show on March 26 at McGanns has been canceled. Apparently other bands didn’t confirm when it was rescheduled or something or other, but that’s the way it goes. We shall save some gas money and hope the kind folks at F Nice Records remember us fondly the next time around. And Christine too.
Recording is going great. We’re awfully excited to show you what we’ve been conjuring up. Basic tracks are nearing completion and to be marinated in weird until juuuusst right. You’ll see what we mean.
Take care, you crazy kids you.
Yup, the show at McGann’s on March 18 has been canceled. Lame, eh?
Well that’s okay, because it’s been moved to Saturday March 26. Yay!
Hit us up for tickets if that’s something you’re into. We’ve got connections. firstname.lastname@example.org
Holla. Is that how it’s spelled? I think so, but I’m not quite hip.
Remember when it said McGann’s up there a few lines? And remember how the text was blue? That means it’s a link, connected to the pub on Google Maps. Fancy! And we mustn’t forget our friends at F Nice Records for hosting this little shin dig. Is that how you spell shin dig? I think so, but I’m not quite hip.
In other news, we had a blast at the [Factory]. We are proud of my The Fitted Shirt! I’ll be recording a couple TFS songs tomorrow. Watch out for album #2. And check out the first one if you haven’t. Yeah, you can get Hybernation from iTunes and Amazon, but come on, be a fan! Go to the show and buy a disc!
Ok, wrapping things up, because I’m getting punchy. There’s another stupid video of TFD recording and goofing off. It’s on the youtubes, but I’ll post it where folks can find it easy. After my free Indian dinner. Yum!!
Saturday 2/19/2011 was day one of our adventure in recording a record. We captured drum performances for three songs, “The Devil Don’t Share Nachos With No One”, “Vampires”, and “Black Hole Smile”, on which Tom did some very interesting stuff. This is going to be a fun record.
The idea is to take you nice folks who visit here along for the ride, which basically means I’m going to subject you to weirdness once or twice a week. Here’s the video from Day 1:
Thanks for watching,