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November 24, 1997:
This World: So you may have noticed a few changes to our planet
logo. This is all thanks to our good friend and my old roommate: John Phemister, aka,GOO!.
Who the hell is Goo?: Well,
Goo is a graphic designer among other things like a surfer/snowboard/skate kid. You may
have seen his work grace many a Burton snowboard or an
Arnette sunglasses add. Anyway, that was then and
this is now.
Where's Goo Now?: So
now....he got smart, moved to sunny California and works for himself. He's working several
independent jobs in design and is always for hire ;) (check his web site. Lucky for us he helps us with our
graphics too in his spare time.
Show your love: So listen
here: stop wasting your time reading the scoop and send some email to goo 'cause he needs some new
November 16, 1997: Duel, Seen it?
Speilberg's 1st: Well, at least I think it
was his first major movie. Anyway, it reminds me of the long hours of driving we have been
doing recently on tour.
Slacker: Yup, that's me.
See, it has been too long and I have been ignoring the Scoop. I am sorry and please send
me hate emails if it gets to be this long ever
Back to the Road: Well,
we're home for a little while this week which is a nice change and it gives me a chance to
add up all the miles on our last tour: 10 days of driving, 4237 miles! Geez, it sounds
pretty bunk huh?
Not So Bunk: Seriously
though, we did earn lots of frequent highway miles but the tour was good. Thanks
especially to all the people who helped us hold onto a small piece of our sanity on this
last trip: Dawn, Danny, Christine, Greg, Bob, Tom, Mike, Ed and anyone I
September 6, 1997: To the Kennel:
Woof: That sound is sometimes what you here
when you practice at the Kennel. Yup, in Burlington there is a practice space that you can
rent out next to a Dog Kennel.
Play Pen: Well, that is
what we called it....where we roamed for a long week of hard practice to bring new songs
to the table. We worked on some old ones, and wrote three new ones.
What are they?: Shauna
sings herself silly on Whenever She's Around, Kadi brings it all together on the
yet untitled drum & bass influenced 7/4 song, and Kyle throws lyrics over Poetry.
Check 'em out live and send your reviews to ME.
July 20, 1997: Next, the Grammies!
A Trophy!: So it looks like people are diggin' the web site. I just wanted to share these awards with all
of you because you make it happen.
Reciprocity: It has to do
with giving back what we get. People come and enjoy the web site and send us mail telling
us they like it, so we make it as cool as we can between gigs and practice.
Thanks: So it is really
all about thanks. We want to thank you all for giving us this award and please stay in
touch with the band vie email/web site and we'll keep you all up to date. PEACE!
July 1, 1997: To the Studio!!:
In: So it is true. Today marks the first day
of true rehearsed, professional studio time since our first album. We will be going to
Saratoga Spring's CMG Studio for the next week to record the first three songs of our next
The Tracks: The songs that
Rob Stevens, our new producer, and the band chose to do are: Inhibitions, Off the Mark,
and Not 4 Nothin.' We decided on these 'cause we just did.
Then What?: Well, we'll be
shopping these songs to a few interested parties in lieu of grander scales. From there
we'll move on to finish the rest of the album and *hopefully* (notice the lack of
commitment) we'll have the album out by next year.
May 15, 1997: Everybody do the HOP:
B-town: Well, I live here and I am surprised
by this new CD compilation, HOP,
which delivers the music from the underground scene. Lots of talent to be found in this
little VT town which is delivered without a doubt on this disk.
Fattie B: This compilation
was actually compiled by our own Fattie B. He sought out the talent of those in town and
put them all together on a disc for ya'll to hear. Nice huh? Well, it is a nice
representative of all that goes on beneath the surface of this little town we live in.
And on with what it is: So
you thought us Vermonters didn't know how to make house, jungle, hip-hop, reggae, ambient,
r&b, and jazz music? Thinks again and give us the chance to show you how we do it up
here. Check out HOP!
May 9, 1997: More on Recording...
Stevens: This guy is going to make the
recording big, smooth, and great. He is the producer that we will be using for the first
few songs that we'll record (and maybe more). We found him through our NYC contacts and
he's the man.
Auditions: Last Tuesday we
rented our Club Metronome in Burlington to set up and play a "gig" for Rob so he
could hear all of our 40+ tunes. There he set up a little table and we played for three
and a half hours straight to an audience of one. He has chosen four that he wants to start
When: Now all we need to
do is find out where and when. Rob will be finishing some current projects in May (Yoko
Ono's Album and John Lennon's Box Set) and then will devote his time to us. Now all we
need to do is choose a studio and then voila.....finally!
April 22, 1997: FUTURE CD!!
Meeting: So we finally got together and have
planned a new recording endeavor! Yes, no joking around, we had a meeting and have a
schedule over the summer for an album to be out in the fall.
The Commitment: We realize
that this is LONG OVERDUE but we want to do it right so we are being careful. We will
record tentatively four times: two sessions in Burlington, one session in NYC, and one in
The Production: We will be
recording some tracks ourselves, some with DJ Choco (the brains behind our #3 charting
remix), and with a producer/friend Rob Stevens. Rob has worked with many and most recently
is compiling the John Lennon box set due out this summer........wish up good trax!
April 1, 1997: All Play and No Sleep
We're home: Well, we are back! The tour went
really well thanks to all of the people who helped us out. We really want to send special
*thanks* to our managers, booking agent, and most importantly you guys (our fans) for
making everything so much fun and smooth.
The Shining: we also want
to thank Mother Nature for being so nice to us. We avoided the VT snowstorms, the floods
and tornadoes of the Midwest, and enjoyed sunshine for the majority of the trip. A very
non-VT-like weather month for us! And a note to those whom we met who were plagued by
natures harshness....we're thinking of you!
THE CONTEST: Ok, no more
messing around, you guys want to know who won the contest don't ya? Well, we got lots of
entries but only one was closest........wanna know who won?
February 25, 1997:
Little White Lines
Upon Dashes: If you have been paying
attention to our tour dates you will know that we'll be
driving a lot in the next month. Does anyone else get sick of those little white dashes on
the highway, millions of them!
Caught Candid: No more
excuses!! Shauna has bought a video camera and will be taped. As
we go from interstate to highway to freeway, caught on camera. Maybe the tape will be
boring because we never fight, argue, talk, get stupid, make fools of ourselves, fib, do
dumb things, etc......wink, wink.
Miles Contest: And here is a little
contest for those readers of "The Scoop." Anyone who can guess the amount of
miles that we will drive on our tour (feb 27 - mar 29) will win a free T-shirt. All you
have to do is email your guess and Price is Right
rules apply so don't overbid. Good Luck
February 11, 1997:
Welcoming the Web
Days: So it looks like somebody likes our Web
Site. In the latest issue of Seven Days Local B-town Paper we have been nominated as the
"Best Eclectic Band" Web Site. Out of some 77,000 VT sites......What? Are there
that many people in VT?here. Then click back. Anyway, what does she mean
when she says that this section is well-written? Are us
musician dudes like kinda not expected to be like writin' good or like what?
Surprisingly?!?!: So I
just wanna ask one question here. First, please read the little review that I am referring
Okay Ruth Horowitz: Listen
though, I will admit to my wit that I should be nice to the press. So Thanks truly to Ruth
for the nice nomination and we appreciate it. Truly.
January 23, 1997:
p.m Eastern Time: Well it looks as if we will
be playing during a rather important (?) moment of time in Burlington at our Toast Show.
This is a very rare and archetypally appropriate planetary alignment.
Six-Pointed Star: This is
what is really going on here: his pattern comes on the exact day that three outer planets,
Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune are conjoined together for the first time in almost two
hundred years. Not since the Renaissance have all five outer-most planets been so
The Age of Aquarius: This
cluster of planets will center on the first degrees of Aquarius, joined by the Sun, with
the Full Moon opposite them all. Thus, perhaps this pattern may also be seen as a symbolic
representation of the long heralded dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
What? Well, it is for you
to interpret as you so desire. Hmmmmmmmmmm?!?!?