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by John
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: Tube Amps...
Replies: 32
Views: 23620

Re: Tube Amps...

Well, they burned up their amps is what they did. And then after they burned up their amps by using an instrument cable instead of a speaker cable they learned their lesson and never did it again. Same with ohm ratings. I used to run my Traynor through a 1x15 cabinet that sounded like god, until I m...
by John
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Swoon
Topic: Living Dangerously
Replies: 16
Views: 7175

Re: Living Dangerously

Now you see where Colin Meloy got his "look".
by John
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Baader-Meinhof
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

Re: Baader-Meinhof

My fascination with them was deeply conflicted. As an idealistic teenage boy I was not above finding armed insurrection glamorous, nor was I immune to Marxist rhetoric at age thirteen, and the RAF were rock stars of a type. The European terrorist underground, from the IRA and ETA to Carlos the Jacka...
by John
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Baader-Meinhof
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

Baader-Meinhof

The new movie "The Baader Meinhof Complex" is about the group of proto-terrorists for whom I wrote the song 'Cinnamon". I've said before that one of my rock band regrets is that I didn't do more to tie the lyrics of that song to the actual story I wanted to tell--I shied away from lit...
by John
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Re: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings

Lets see: Sean and I played there numerous times as a duo, but I don't know how that would be listed. Maybe Sean and John? Also we had a band called the Tennessee Valley Authority where we played Aaron Huffman's songs, in which I played bass. Then there's The Unrelentless, which had a rotating line-...
by John
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Re: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings

I used to take co-eds down into the Ethnomusicology archives, so I already feel a part of it.

That "Hurricanes" show was a comical reunion, sans Stephanie, for a few poorly played impromptu songs. Doesn't count. Is there nothing before 2000 in his tapes?
by John
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Re: Jim Anderson's Crocodile Cafe Recordings

What about Western State Hurricanes and Bun Family Players shows? These would be true treasures if they exist. True. Treasures.
by John
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 3176

Update

We've been auditioning drummers for the last several weeks and have played with a large handful of great players and super-nice fellows, resulting in the enviable position of having too many qualified candidates. Auditions are ongoing but, with the Doe Bay festival and Bumbershoot looming, we've cho...
by John
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Strange Places to Post From
Replies: 76
Views: 35225

Re: Strange Places to Post From

Oh, we're huge in Bilbao. I've always had the best time in Basque country, the best food, the nicest people, but I've been hoping for twenty years of going there that I would ever see two guys in hoodies spray-painting ETA on a building and never have. That's a genuine moment of witness to a (hopefu...
by John
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Bumbershoot 2009.
Replies: 31
Views: 8211

Re: Bumbershoot 2009.

I'm super-bummed to miss De La Soul. Still, it doesn't seem like they're doing the old trick of scheduling all the indie rock bands at the exact same time, then all the hip hop acts at the same time.
by John
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Rock band
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Rock band

Well, it's not like I'll do just ANYTHING. But this seems like harmless fun. I played the Rockband game once. I wish my guitar only had four buttons.
by John
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: You Were LOOTED??? (duh)
Replies: 11
Views: 2572

Re: You Were LOOTED??? (duh)

Reading IS fundamental.
by John
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: show tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: show tonight

Wait til it's revealed that Eric Elbogan from Say Hi is playing guitar in Dave Bazan's new kickass band.
by John
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: show tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: show tonight

Michael Lerner is Erica's younger brother, drummer and singer of the band Telekinesis. The guitar player of Telekinesis is Dave Broecker, formerly of Vanderslice's band, originally the bass player of The Prom. Telekinesis are on Merge, but they're managed by Josh Rosenfeld of Barsuk. See?
by John
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: show tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

Re: show tonight

There was plenty of LONG-Distance love for Sour on his birthday. Jonathan had a family reunion in Atlanta to attend, but he's back in Seattle tonight and we're auditioning drummers all this next couple of weeks. We'll hopefully have a new drummer soon, and they'll have a lot of work to do with us to...
by John
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: show tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

show tonight

Secret show tonight at the Sunset. We're only playing a few songs but it should be fun. It's a birthday party for Barsuk Grant.

love
John
by John
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Re: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up

Oh, I long ago decided the Long Winters will never break up. We'll just slowly morph into a video production company making Mountain Dew commercials. But that day has not arrived yet. New album shaping up!
by John
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Re: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up

If you want to have a party, have a party! You don't have to get all DRAMATIC.
by John
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Long Winters online
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Re: Long Winters online

This is a very good question and has to do, I think, with the folks at our record label trying to navigate the best way to participate in the music business without getting shafted. I don't actually know the answer, however, so I'm going to copy your letter and send it to my peeps.
by John
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Re: Harvey Danger is Breaking Up

I'm slightly dubious about this whole "breaking up" business. I've actually talked to various members of Harvey Danger over the years about the difference between breaking up the band and just gradually playing fewer and fewer shows, fading into the mist. What's the point of declaring a br...

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