Monday, March 17, 2008
Hunt For Eggs...Find The ROCK. Issue #41
Hey Everyone! First off, COLLIDER and I will be appearing this Sunday @ The SHOWBOX Sodo Lounge with our good friend ALEX NACKMAN from NYC as he begins his West Coast tour to support his new album, "Still Life Moves". For those of you who missed the last COLLIDER show you can catch this one and feel free to wear your best Spring dress because yes.....it's EASTER! Here's the 411 on the night...
Sunday March 23rd
In the Lounge! Showbox presents
COLLIDER - WARREN ACUNCIUS
$10.00 ADV / DOS & at the door
Doors at 8pm - 21+
Showbox SoDo - 1700 1st Avenue South
This morning I had a meeting with the video director for "Sparkle And Fall" Heather Canik to get a look at the 1st rough edit I've had a change to see since the shoot.
I can't wait for everyone to see this! It was pretty surreal to look at all the hours of shooting crammed into 3 minutes and 33 seconds, and we hope to have the final product to view sometime in mid-April!
I spent a good chunk of last week getting in contact with a lot of the major fairs and festivals in the state with hopes of performing at a few this summer when the season starts. Anywhere there's Gyros and strawberry shortcake, you can bet I'll be there and the thought of rocking with the band and having dessert all over my face would surely give me an aneurysm of delight right then and there. Playing outside is the best, and I hope to get a couple of these dates on the calender in the near future.
My friend Matt is strong OBAMA supporter like myself, and finds the time to send me videos he finds in support of the Clinton campaign on The Youtubes. I can't look away from a car crash and so below is my favorite one so far if only because of how awkward it is....cringe-worthy...and subliminally racist. HILLARY CAN'T THINK THIS IS GOOD. It also gave me more reason to not use the word "bling" anymore. Should I have been using it at all? Hmmmm....
I don't know about you but I'm FINALLY really excited about a new R.E.M. release. "Accelerate" is the name of the new album and it's a return for the band to what made them heroes in the first place; good vibes, jangly huge guitars, and the soaring vocal melodies of Michael Stipe and bassist Mike Mills. Ever since drummer Bill Berry left the band, the songs have revolved around electronic sounds and drum machines leaving the albums lifeless and not at all resembling what is one of the best live bands in the world. "Automatic For The People" is a record that greatly influenced what I consider to be the the definition of good melodies in the first place, and I can hear the influence the band has had on my music all time. I can't wait to get my hands on it, and since they say the only thing as Americans we love more than to bring our heroes down is to build them up again so should you.
See you at the Showbox!