p0tat0es: (bass in yr face)
The closest I plan on doing anything Cinco de Mayo-related will be going to practice at my half-Mexican bandmate's house. If we drink beer, it will probably be Miller High Life, not Corona.
p0tat0es: (me angry)
I'm playing a show at the Skylark in West Seattle tonight. I know that that's the moon the outer banks of the solar system, but the Skylark is cool. They have really good food, and Key Note is playing, and Megasapien is playing, and they're really good, and you should come so I'm not lonely.

It's cold. I'm wanting for thunder and lightning. Very very fright'ning.

I've been listening to Explosions In The Sky's "Your Hand In Mine" non-stop. I had it in my head when I went to bed last night, and when I woke up, and on my way to work today. It's a really pretty song.

I have more things I want to tell you, but I don't know how. So for now, I'll distract myself with kittens:

  

duh

Jul. 27th, 2007 03:48 pm
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It took me a month and a half to figure out that that Larry guy I met at the Noise For The Needy who liked our cover of "Goin' Out West" is actually this guy.

I'm a moe-ron.
p0tat0es: (chop suey!)
I was going to write an expanded version of my experience at Rock Lottery on Saturday, but my bandmate-for-the-day Levi already did it, and better than I could have.

Levi Fuller on Rock Lottery 3: )
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A fella named Ben Medina cooked up a short film to accompany our song "Charlie". It's action packed. Check it out:

(It's not really nsfw; but it's not appropriate for kids on account of drug use, firearms, cop drama - shit like that.)

p0tat0es: (bass in yr face)
I'm obsessed with strings for some reason. Like, orchestra strings. I want to put them on lots of songs. I've always liked the sound of a drum kit paired with strings (see: Rachel's*, Godspeed You Black Emperor!), and to a lesser extent, the string arrangements on disco and R&B records (see: Chic, Love Unlimited Orchestra). Blonde Redhead's Misery Is A Butterfly record has lots of cool string arrangements, courtesy of one Eyvind Kang, who happens to be a fantastic composer in his own right.

Now that the second KNS record is going to finally come out, we're all sufficiently sick of the songs on it and are working on new material. I would love to have strings and/or Mellotron and/or Chamberlin on it. Maybe some horns. I guess this signals where the band enters its bloated prog rock phase. Seven-necked guitars and miniature replicas of Stonehenge are right around the corner, I'm sure.




*It has always irritated the shit out of me that Rachel's has this possessive "S" thing happening with their name. I know they were all smarty-pantsed college kids when they started the band, and thusly they should have known the proper use of the apostrophe. Maybe they were just trying to be different. Visually, their name is the KoЯn of hipster chamber rock.
p0tat0es: (Key Note Speaker)
Vote for Key Note Speaker in the NWsource People Picks thingamabob pls thx.

p0tat0es: (Key Note Speaker)
My head is full of Pixies songs.  Last night we worked on "Hang Wire", "Tame", and "Where Is My Mind?", which I'll be playing guitar on.  Chris gets stuck doing the keyboard-bass thing.  Then we finally decided on a track order and a name for the CD, which will be revealed at a later date.

Afterward, 3/4 of the band stopped for pints at Conor Byrne's.  Ran into Jen and Tomo there; they played, but we missed it.  Jen's blonde now, which conceptually is weird, but looks ok.  Strangely, the background music consisted of The Pixies, Tom Waits, and the Postal Service.  
p0tat0es: (bass in yr face)
Scott posted a demo version of our song "Polka Dots" on our MySpace page.  It's not really mixed, and it lacks my guitar part and Joe's accordion, but you can at least get an idea of what it sounds like.

Go here to hear.
p0tat0es: (smokin' and bassin')
Key Note Speaker and Kate Tucker both get props on MSNBC.

Looky here.
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http://www.thewigfitsallheads.com/keynotespeaker_review_live.html

They like us! Hell, they like me! The rhythm section don't ever get no love.
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Well, in one paper, and in it's online form:

Featured band in the Seattle P-I

to-nite

Feb. 25th, 2005 04:31 pm
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Come on, feel the noize.
p0tat0es: (damn dirty Outlook)
The TIG Imaginary Wedding thinger last night was a hoot. Supposedly all of the ASOW boys were on the list. Turns out only Sean was on the list - but he was too hungover to go, so I pretended to be him and got in for free anyway. [livejournal.com profile] veganguy and his chica and Frida all came too. And as an added bonus, original ASOW bassist Larry & his lady Tiffany were in the house. I caught the last song by Math and Physics Club, who seemed...I dunno. It was a cover, so I have no idea what they actually sound like. I somehow managed to miss Pleasurecraft, which is too bad, 'cuz they were awesome at the Guns N' Roses tribute night a while back. The Jeunes were awesome, and I think they and Key Note would play nicely together. And their bass player was hot in a tall, intimidating librarian sort of way. They were all tall. Weird. We didn't last for Tennis Pro, but KNS is playing with them in a few weeks, so we'll make up for it then.

I'm at work today to make a little extra cash, but it's so nice outside, I think I'm going to leave early. Oh, and I got here two hours later than normal. Slack attack!!
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They're playing "In The Air", like, right this very goddam second.

Hoooleee sjhit.
p0tat0es: (chop suey!)
American School of Warsaw: We're back in the saddle again. We've brought longtime ASOW supporter Mark Wardell on board to fill the bass chair, in effect making him ASOW bassist number...7? 8? Fuck, I don't even know now. We've been working on some new tunes and plan on playing a ton this year.

Key Note Speaker: We have a show on Friday. I stole this pretty much wholesale from [livejournal.com profile] veganguy:

What: Key Note Speaker (formerly Coriander) Birfday Bash!!

Where: The Dubliner 3515 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103-8813

Why: 'Cuz it's Joe the drummer and my birthdays! And we're playing music for YOU! So it's a win-win! Get drunk! Get us drunk!

Anything else?: Check out the new website!

Album should be in our hands in about a week or so. It'll be available in record stores around Seattle, and on CD Baby!

OK, see yous on Friday!


We also have a couple of new songs, and maybe a cover or two, that we'll be unleashing on people. We're playing with Kate Tucker, who's pretty rad, and I think Scott is playing drums with her band. It'll be a good time!
p0tat0es: (me & serge down by the schoolyard)


Actually, that's bullshit. Coriander isn't dead, it just has a new name: Key Note Speaker. As you may recall, the band was recently contacted by a guy in Massachusetts who claimed to have exclusive rights to the name "Coriander". Negotiations proved fruitless, so we opted to just change the damn name and let jackass do whatever he wants with it (which will amount to precicely nothing based on his previous track record). The record is in the can, and we're shooting for a release veddy veddy soon.

Click herrre if ya wanna get on the mailing list (if you were already on the Coriander list, you oughta be on the new one, but just in case, ya dig?)
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[livejournal.com profile] veganguy and I will be making the sweet rock-a-rolla. What else are ya gonna do on a Wednesday night?

flyer )
p0tat0es: (ellis island)
I guess I haven't posted in awhile. Haven't been in a sharing mood, I s'pose.

Read a bunch of books lately: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, all five books of the Prydain Chronicles (book two being The Black Cauldron), and the better part of Lies My Teacher Told Me, a book I've picked up and put down countless times but could never manage to get all the way through.

My band just finished recording a bunch of songs at Mount Analogue to be released as singles, or maybe an EP or something. We're prepping for a jaunt down the coast to California to do some gigs there. The new material sounds pretty awesome (you can hear the drums this time!), and it was an overall more pleasant recording experience.

I've also been putting in time on the ol' 4-string with a band called Coriander (featuring [livejournal.com profile] veganguy on the skins). I've played one show with them - at a grocery store. It was awesome. We have another show coming up here on the 17th at the Rendezvous. Rocktastic!

Work is still work. And that's that. And I have a beard now. A full beard. Never tried to grow one before. I decided there needed to be at least one scary-lookin'-guy-with-a-beard in my band, so there you go. Mountain man chic is all the rage, I hear.

How are you?
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I made my triumphant return to the Monkey Pub tonight. I don't think I've been there since Dale and Melody and I went there many moons ago. I went with [livejournal.com profile] veganguy to check out his homie's band (Coriander). They were quite good, and I hope that my band will get to play with their band sometime.

Twas a quality night. Now, I must retire. Slumber awaits.

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