Greetings to all of you! This is an update for those of you who are still with us from the long ago. I'm happy to announce a second 7" has been ordered for July. I'm also working with a band in preparing to press their LP on our label. I will tell you more later. Thanks for being interested, and I hope to have more news for you soon!
So, today my collection has one less item, and I couldn't be happier about it! A fine gentleman approached me by email, inquiring about one of the CDs in my library. I was able to send it right off to him, and he was very glad. This is exactly what I hoped might happen. I love sending mail, and I love reuniting people with artifacts!
El Boxeo was the band. They were from Michigan but we played with them in NYC. The venue was this tiny little place called Siberia. They would pretty much let any touring band play there, if you didn't mind playing for the sound guy and maybe 2 other people. There was no sign out front, just a black door on an empty block, but it was a little magical. El Boxeo was super nice, too. We were both kind of experimental as far as our sound went. They definitely had us on musicianship and variety of instruments, but there was mutual respect. We may have even high-fived? Either way, it was a lovely evening.
I got it into my brain recently that I wanted to start cataloging my independent music collection. I wanted to get started before I lost my ability to place these bands chronologically. I'm doing this for my own sake, but it seems feasible that it could be useful to some one in some way. It's a work in progress, and it will remain so for quite some time, but I will do my best to continually work on it. This way to the Library! And please to let me know if you want or need anything listed there. If it's still available, I may have information on how to get it. I'd also be happy to unite someone with something that's hard to get. Go ahead and take a look, if you please...
Tis some sad news that is a little past due, but The Law Abiders are no more. The band will live on in the hearts and minds of an elite few for many years to come. They played many shows, and were heard to remark that the shows were some of the finest experienced in each of their respective show-playing histories. What next? Well, there are glimmers on the horizon, but you might just have to wait and see. In the mean time, you should go see the new Cyberpage for our friend The Grand Mandibles HERE.
Believe it or not, The Law Abiders had never played in the Burlington, VT area before last month. That all changed on one chilly evening, when we got invited to play with Canada's own Dirty Kills in Winooski. They were super nice, and I bought a tape. It was a tiny show where the band members outnumbered the audience 3 to one, but the rock and roll could not be denied. I forgot to post about it. Well, here it goes... Oh wait, I'm done.
We took a lot of pictures band in bathrooms as Real Life Time Machines, but the ones from Death By Audio stood out. They conveniently had two bathrooms right next to each other with plenty of room to take some nice pictures. How could we pass up an opportunity like that? I've always wanted to animate these pictures, but never bothered to learn how. Now I know how, and the people who read this blog, rather the tinier portion who know who Real life time Machines were, get to reap the benefits!
Our last blogpost contained an egregious error. The show was slated for March 7th, not the 9th. I corrected it, but it's at times like this that I'm glad I don't have a gigantic fanatic blog following. I've still got to get my act together.
The show itself was outstanding. Be Aggressive was right on. Get A Grip was epic. The Law Abiders closed it all out. After the show, Nick Grandchamp even recorded an episode of his StokedCity Podcast featuring The Law Abiders themselves.
Anyway, this Friday (March 14th), Pariah Beat makes their triumphant return to the Main Street Museum. You ought to head on out, if you've got the time...