Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Each song is available in four different quality bitrate of MP3s.
Click here for "Square Root of All Evil"
Click here for "Uncanny Valley"
Please take a listen and let us know what you think! And if you enjoy the songs, we'd be thrilled if you'd forward them on to your friends.
We're still working on the video for "Uncanny Valley", so stay tuned for that in the next few weeks.
Also, I'm working on changing up our web site a bit so all of the singles, videos, Road Mania episodes, and upcoming show dates are easier to find. Lots of exciting new things for the new year!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
With Mama Mia, don't waste the 4 bucks at Blockbuster. See it on the big stage with some real singers. Pierce Brosnan is charming as usual and I know they allowed him near Denise Richards in 007, but he should not be allowed near a microphone. I can't figure out what makes me more sad: that he probably spent weeks in vocal coaching just to get to the point he is at, or that some producer somewhere thought it would be okay to release the songs he sings on to the masses.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here's a link to their MP3s page if you want to check them out.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I especially like the idea of using “hidden targets” near the ceiling of rooms where people are having cardiac arrests to use in the study. It’s another great idea and makes me want to have a heart attack in Swansea (and the beer’s cheap there, so it doesn’t sound like a bad idea.)
What I like that they talk about in the article, though, is how people’s beliefs change over time. That two-hundred years ago, a NDE would be a no-brainer. Of course, you see the tunnel, of course you see a light. Because you’re headed to the next place. And now, we dismiss those people as crazies. Well, what’s crazy about it? If you’re going to believe in one crazy thing, why not another? I’ve always had this argument with my mother (who is a living saint, mind you) because she doesn’t believe in ghosts, aliens, or any of that stuff. Yet, she goes to Mass every week and hasn’t missed it since the 1950’s. So, if she’s cool with believing in a guy that can walk on water, raise the dead, and turn water into wine (Jesus’ sweetest superpower), doesn’t that open up everything else as a possibility as well? I know it’s impossible to be really consistent (even though Richard Dawkins tries his heart out) with beliefs, but if you take the Bible on faith, which people don’t consider weird (especially at this time of year) then it’s all fair game in my book.
Not that I’m dissing on religion, people should stick with whatever gets them through the night (and I pray when someone’s sick and make deals with God in desperate situations just like everyone else does, I like to hedge my bets!) And I was thinking about this because I heard someone making fun of the whole “suicide bomber gets 700 virgins when he goes to heaven” thing. Yeah, that sounds a little crazy, but what’s the difference between that and hoping to meet your dead parents or spouses in heaven? Besides the whole carnality of it, is it really that much less believable than a talking plant or oil magically burning for eight days? I’m quick to judge people I deem crazy and always thought that people who’ve had NDEs are probably loony, so I guess I’m just trying to be a little more accepting. I don’t want to feel like too much of a hypocrite, but I don’t think that’s possible. Probably because it’s the Holidays and I’ve got a Virgin Birth to go shopping for.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I guess I never actually thought much about sex with robots (okay, I’m lying, well at least not lately. Okay, I’m lying again) until I heard David Levy discuss his Sex and Marriage with Robots on Coast to Coast early this year. Yeah, it’s pretty much inevitable, isn’t it? With all the porno on the Internet, most men nowadays don’t know what a non-silicon based breast looks like so they’re already used to “augmented humans”, I don’t think it’s a big jump to make the move to robo-mance (sorry, but at least it’s better than bromance... I think Jay and Silent Bob said it better.)
So, big question- would you bang a robot? I guess it’s a trick question for the dudes, but I’d love to hear your thoughts nonetheless.
As long as the Pleasure Model looks like Number Six, I’m cool with it (just as long as no one gives up secrets of the Colonial defenses!)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The song a month really has been a different process from recording an album. Add to it that we’re doing videos much more regularly and it feels a lot more hectic actually. But it’s awesome. There’s little wait from the creation to hearing it actually floating around out there and by keeping ourselves on the schedule it’s made us more creative than less. I know others might debate the merits of putting inspiration on a timeline and yeah, that sometimes is kind of a pain, but it’s certainly fun to have something new for everyone all the time.
This has been a great week so far. It’s been entirely dedicated to new music and coming off a weekend where we had two long shows that turned out really well despite the cold (thanks to the people who came out and made Elkhorn and Waukesha ridiculously fun), it’s good to feel like we’re racing towards the end of the year and with Saturday’s show we’re going to finish in a big way. Anyway, I’m just really turgid downstairs about what we’ve been doing lately and I wanted to share my excitement for Saturday’s show. I know you’re going to love it. So, um, yeah, I’m ready to party.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
It’s a subscription service and I just jumped on the 30-day trial but I might keep it, and if I was someone just learning guitar I’d definitely keep it. When I was learning to play I would buy guitar magazines just to get the transcriptions for songs that I wanted to learn and then I’d sit around and play along with the CDs to learn them. but on GuitarPort, they have a selection of lots of great guitar songs (Van Halen, Metallica, Godsmack, etc.. even Free!) and they’ve got guitarless tracks where they show you the tab and you can play along with using the amp model to make it sound just like the original guitar tone. I spent my practice part of my morning working on “Here Comes Your Man” and “Don’t Fear The Reaper” and was having a great time. If you’re someone that’s in band, I don’t know how useful it is, but if you’re just starting to play guitar, it’s a godsend. If you know any kid serious about learning rock guitar, I’d recommend the Pod and GuitarPort, it’s an awesome way to learn. I know that a ton of people buy guitars just to never pick them up again, but with this thing, I don’t think it would ever just sit there because you can learn and play damn near instantly. Really, with this and Guitar Hero, I don’t think we have any excuses as humans for crap guitar work anymore.
It’s not often that I see a product that blows my mind (and I know how many purists hate amp models, but I like them just fine) but this one really did astound me. It’s definitely worth checking out and for a subscription service that costs a couple dollars more a month than the guitar magazines did that will help you with your tone, and let you work on “Wasted Years” with full backing tracks at half-tempo is something exceptional.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tonight we’re at the Elkhorn Saloon starting at 9pm.
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Tomorrow we’re at Neighbor’s Social Club in Waukesha, WI starting at 9 as well.
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Thursday, December 04, 2008
of cheese and the Q&A was side-splitting. He's in The Cities this
weekend, you won't be disappointed!