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Catching Up

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!

-Ross


Rockin’ for Rabbits

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).

So that’s 8pm this Friday, July 29th at The Jam Factory with The Fitted Shirt and special guests.  Visit the event page for details.

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?


Let’s Make A Record: Day 1

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,
-Ross


How about at a zoo?!

A lot of fun stuff is happening in TunaLand.  We’ve been having a ball, playing shows with a bunch of cool bands such as A Simple Complex, The Evil Streaks, Chris Emery, and Drifting Son.  Some of these shows were recorded, one of which is available over atwebhat. The show was recorded, engineered, etc. by Mitch Bosse and Christine Zombik, two very cool and talented people. If I did this right, the picture below should link you to the album. Nope, I don’t know what I’m doing. Just click the blue letters above the image.

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And what an image, eh? All our faces right up in there! That’s the fine work of Dan McDermott, the guy behind Headhat Records. Both our names are in the credits, but he really does all the work. I’m just all like, that sounds awesome!

What else is going on? Oh, the time tour we went on was a lot of fun, though full of… chaos. There will be more on our time traveling misadventures in the near future in a documentary by Todd Lajoie. Time travel is weird. Todd filmed the movie, but he hasn’t started yet. It’s complicated, but there will be a live album to go along with that.

We’re prepping for the first studio record, which is going to be all sorts of awesome. Antics will ensue, records will be made.

After all that nonsense is out of the way, we’ll be back in da clubs, causing involuntary head bobs and such. Maybe we should do a record release party? How about at a zoo?! That would be awesome. Do you think a zoo would let us perform? I’ll have to look into that.

At any rate, 2011 is looking good, and we want you to be a part of it. Make sure you’ve liked us on the facebook, nobody cares about myspace, but we’re still there, and check out the Reverb Nation page.


A Message From TFD800


Moving Pictures, Records, Noise

Tuna Fish Discrepancy has more videos than albums.  Crazy.  Todd Lajoie directed videos for “Mortimer the Dentist” and “Pericles” while Jim Baclagon directed “Vampires”.  We’re busy working on balancing out the audio/synchronization discrepancy – a live album is very close to completion, another live recording from October 9th is just about ready, and, of course, a full band studio release is on the horizon.

In the meantime you can check out Webhat where you can find the last pre-band TFD release Old Haunts. Most of the songs are rather old, and some of the songs will sound like they were recorded by a teenager. They were. Some songs are newer, such as the title track, there’s an insincere love song on there, and a reworking of “We Are All Filled With The Bloodjuice”, reflect a more mature approach to the recording process. Dan ADHESIVESLIPPER McDermott pieced the songs into a cohesive album, even fitting the low-fi ballad “Mortimer the Dentist” nicely into place.

Last up on the to-do list, I will be performing at The Jam Factory’s first step into experimental music, Pastiche with the LeVautour Ensemble and The Attic Bits. It is going to be a night to remember.

-Ross

 

P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon.  Thanks, Jim!


Pericles

I think it’s safe to say that this was a great weekend.  Saturday we shot the “Pericles” video and it couldn’t have gone better.  Well, maybe if there were less injuries it would have been better, but one must sacrifice for one’s art.  The shoot started at 8:30 am, the band, Todd, Ben, and Lauren all stumbling sleepily into my parents’ kitchen.  As we went over the storyboards, Ben and Lauren began to realize what they had gotten themselves into.

The shoot went very smoothly, with everyone working together, contributing ideas, and really making this a memorable experience.  I can’t tell you how happy and thankful for Ben and Lauren’s enthusiasm I am, both being talented actors and terrific people in general.  It’s good to have great friends.

After the shoot, we all went our separate ways, the band collecting themselves for our show that night at Milly’s Tavern, Todd to work his magic on the footage, and Lauren and Ben to do whatever Laurens and Bens do, probably with a mixture of pride and shame for what they had done.

By the end of our show, Todd had finished editing.  We met him in a gas station parking lot at 2am to watch the finished product.  It was kind of amazing, standing there, watching the laptop sitting on the hood of Tim’s truck, wondering how a silly little song I wrote in high school turned into a professional recording (thanks to the talented engineer, Bryan Atterberry) and amazing music video.  There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.

Pass the banana,

Ross