YESTERDAY WAS MY BIRTHDAY. Spooky got me Snowboard Kids 2, which is one of my most favorite and beloved of all the N64 games. I then made Spooky take a dreamy advertisement picture of me with my new game. It was supposed to advertise “come over and play SNB2”, but I think it advertised “stay away from my SNB2, I’m spending the day alone with it in the basement” cause that’s sort of what happened.
Whatever. We dropped off more records in OC! You can get em at:
And Burger Records
Also, you best be coming to Pehrspace on Sunday. Things are going to be interesting, and wild, and heros will be born.
Thanks again to VUM for having us at the opening night of their Echo residency. And with Monday night behind us, we are pushing forward to our next show on the eighth. But before the eighth is the sixth…and the sixth…IS MY BIRTHDAY. So I pronounce this next show MY BIRTHDAY SHOW.
On December 8th we will be playing at Pehrspace with a number of gorgeous and talented bands, all of which are either female fronted or are composed completely of the female science gender.
Jen Spazmaster is one of the reasons why this great event is happening. You may know her as a radio personality, or maybe you know her as…a…GOLD SUITED DANCER. We had a great conversation at the VUM show last night, and she is very serious about throwing an impactful and memorable event. We are excited to be a part of it, so come out and support us and the other fine ladies that make LA a great town.
Tomorrow we will be joining VUM for the first night of their December Echo residency. But today we are sharing this video by “Don’t Tread on Media”. Our Buds Dave Braun and Micah Cordy (YKWYR video) and new bud Josh have started a really interesting Youtube Channel focusing on rabbit trails and public paranoia. Currently they are in Arizona on a treasure hunt with a professional treasure hunter they met in an abandoned bus. If they make it back alive they will surely be posting an amazing video about their trip. Subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss out!
We are proud to be part of Vum’s December residency at the Echo! We will be playing the first Monday of the month, which is the 2nd, to start things off right.
I don’t believe I have met classier people than the members of Vum, and I don’t believe I have seen a classier residency poster either.
I designed this tv show! There’s a preview of it this Saturday on FOX! Watch it!
Liz and Lance and the crew over at Permanent Records are wonderful people. They save kittens on a daily basis, keep booze in the back room, and support local youngsters like us.
Wednesday night their band Endless Bummer (check em out here) will be playing at Los Globos with Babies on Acid and Steepe People. So, get out your room and go to town tomorrow night, I know we will.
And yes, they are extremely attractive.
A while ago the mayor of LA was riding his bicycle around town admiring his lovely city.
But much to his surprise… HE GOT HIT BY A CAR.
Years later, the city has begun to expand bike lanes. Excellent. But, they are starting with the bridge by our house.
Despite the jackhammers, we are pleased. We can shoot videos at night now under the sunlight of the construction lamps. New stuff coming your way soon!! Including bike lanes…
Over the past few days we have taken copies of our album on vinyl to all the local record stores including:
You can buy the vinyl from us at our shows, but buying from these stores supports both us and local shops.
If you want a copy, but don’t live around any of these stores you can order a copy online from Origami Records.
We are very proud of this album and the way it sounds on vinyl. We hope you all can enjoy it too. AND…it’s on translucent red vinyl!
(But first) We are playing an all ages show this Friday at The Echoplex. We go on at 8, and doors are at 7:30. So, tell yer ma to drop you off early!!
And now, a true story:
Very few things are as close to my (Ashi Dala’s) heart as the book Ender’s Game. Between the ages of 8 and 12 I went through both the Ender Saga, and the Shadow saga, a chapter a night as my bed time story. My father is a huge fan of sci-fi, violence, and politics and sharing the Ender’s series with me was his gentle way of introducing me to these subjects. I became obsessed.
At the time, the setting of Ender’s Game was unlike the science fiction I had previously read. Set in a foreseeable future with human beings as main characters, rather than a distant planet or realm with imagined creatures (though the story features both devices). The realistic setting paired with the fact that most of the main characters are children made the story feel relatable to me. Influencing me to such a point that it both made me socially unequipped for Jr. High, and perfectly ok with being socially unequipped for Jr. High.
I remember when the news got out that Card was planning on turning the book into a movie. I was in 6th grade at the time and convinced that I would be able to go to battle school. Naturally, I had no perception of how long it would take them to actually start filming, and now that the movie is finally out, I am 24 years old. I saw the movie for the first time last night, and it opened up a part of me that has been dormant. I have nothing to say about the film, other than it was a sweet breeze to my soul.
Come see us at the Echoplex. We have a lot to give you.
Greg King recently entered the music video for Glass Sun into a couple of festivals. He ended up taking home the grand prize from the New Filmmakers of LA: “On Location” festival, as well as some other smaller awards.
We are very honored to have worked on this project with him, and are excited to see his career take shape with this huge accomplishment. And of course, we are excited to be working with him again soon!