Sunday, September 30, 2007

Setlist from tonight's show

This evening's show was another great one. Big thanks to utterly intimidating Ric Lichtung (great New Order cover, Ric!), the refreshingly loud Totally Dad and the soon-to-be-huge Drink Up Buttercup for sharing the bill.


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Parade preparations

These were taken thirty minutes before the start of the annual Ragamuffin Parade on 3rd Ave. earlier today. The bottom photo is of Joe Hanley, the nice guy who put The Shamblers in Leisure Cove over a year ago:


Friday, September 28, 2007

We're playing TOMORROW NIGHT!

Just a reminder, we're playing tomorrow night at our favorite place, Goodbye Blue Monday. Here's a photo of the stage there that we didn't take:

Show starts at 8, four bands and it's free!


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ovington Ave., 10pm, 9/22/07

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For Terry and Sven

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Great sequels of the recent past

"The Omen II: Damien" (the whole movie):

"Phantasm II" (Reggie's chainsaw fight):

"The French Connection II" (first half of the closing scene):

What are your favorite B sequels of A movies ("Lawnmower Man 2," "Highlander 2," etc.)?


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

For Caroline, Moshe and Danielle

Bonus Murray-at-Wrigley video:

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Two Gun Mathilda stopped by

Two Gun Mathilda was over at Leisure Cove on Saturday, recording yet another hilarious new song for her hotly anticipated new album. The Takka Takka boys played on it as well.

Here are a couple of photos she took on her phone:

Yours truly trying (and failing) to sing something out of my one-note range:

Gabe getting psyched for his overdubs at The National's practice space:


Monday, September 17, 2007

A company we should all get into

Sunday, September 16, 2007

"You've Been Shambled"

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Photos from Union

Here are some photos from today's rehearsal at the Union Theological Seminary:


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Criminal Minded

Jess found this on Craig's List:

"Real life criminal needed"

"You need to look and act like the real thing" is one of the job's qualifications, and it somehow cues a stronger laugh track for me than the ridiculous posting's title. You don't have to search very hard to find examples of non-criminals looking and acting like "the real thing," or of real criminals neither looking nor acting like "the real thing."

And, obviously, there are always the thugs of the upper crust--cut from an entirely different cloth and equally deplorable--to consider, though something tells me white collar thieves aren't exactly the type that's being cast here.

In any case, I'm thinking about applying for the part. I need a good backstory, though-- what should my imaginary rap sheet have on it?

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Opening act: The Dils!

I can only imagine the "long hair contest" was Fear's idea. It seems like something they would do.

Anyway, these and others found here. Not the best looking site in the world, but worth checking out-- they've got some great fliers behind the links.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Photos from the Sony Studios auction

I hung out at the Sony Studios auction yesterday and somehow left there not in debt. Expect a full write-up on the event SOON. Until then, here are some photos:

And here's a clip of someone getting a deal on an SSL C300:


New Christian Pirate Puppets music

The Christian Pirate Puppets recorded songs at Leisure Cove last night. Here's a clip of Chris and Toby trying out some new sounds:

Look for a new CPP full length some time later this fall!

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Candied Hams 7" is finally finished!

The Candied Hams (a novelty Christmas band that Paddy Welch from Survival Suit and I are in) have been recording songs for an upcoming holiday single for the past five years. We got together at the Survival Suit Studio last night and, fingers crossed, put the final nail in the coffin. There's a little bit of tech work left to do, but nothing serious-- I'll be sending the tracks to be cut next week and (again, hopefully) will have the record by Christmas time! Yeah!

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Snazzy looking post-Spacemen 3 interview

"Viewing samples. Yes, viewing samples."

It somehow makes that "Anyway That You Want Me" video look cool (and sound good!)

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Our next show: Sept. 29th

We're playing at Goodbye Blue Monday again on Saturday, September 29th with:

Drink Up Buttercup
Totally Dad
Ric Leichtung

It's going to be another great one! Don't miss it!


Thursday, September 06, 2007

A whole new genre of YouTube videos?

On an assignment for Library School, I happened across a YouTube video of a record spinning Van Morrison's Redwood. It turns out, there is not only one channel devoted to this kind of video, but actually quite a few, and some with specialities, like 78s or colored vinyl and picture discs. The variety of record players and turntables is fun to check out as well. How am I supposed to do homework now?


Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Shamblers are back!

We recorded 7 great new songs at practice tonight and are recording next weekend in an uptown chapel! Yes!! Fingers crossed, we'll be playing another show before the end of the month. Stay tuned for details!!


Saturday, September 01, 2007

We have bed bugs, pt. 4

We've had a second wave of bed bugs this past week, which hasn't been fun. We stuck back today, though, and, here's hoping, got rid of 'em for good.

This is what bed bugs look like:

We'd used something that reminded us of "The Stuff" from the movie "The Stuff," which you should all rent immediately, to fill up holes in the floor. You can see it pretty clearly here:

Earlier in the week, we had 5lbs. of diatamaceous earth shipped from in Colorado in and it finally got here yesterday-- it's the heroin looking powder in the photo below. Scary stuff! We had to wear Clinic masks all day just to use it:

Finally, we had to duct tape closed all of the seams on our new plastic encasements, and our bed now looks like some terrifying S&M thing. Our sincere hope is if it does not keep the bugs off of our mattress, it'll at the very least scare the shit out of them:

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Happy Anniversary, Leisure Cove!

We've been at Leisure Cove for a year!

Just us and Jack Elam: