In order to make up for the indie rock chess federation’s sparse membership we will have plenty of cool logos, t shirts and buttons. the first of what im sure will be many official logos (designed by joe from lusso lab) is below and it’s ILL. some people in the federation believe my motto: chess is war – take no prisoners show no mercy is a bit harsh but it’s really kinda of apros pos wouldnt you say. right now official membership is at 5 – myself, joe puleio (lusso), robert james (west indian girl) adamn labov (our sound man/jupiter productions) and honorary coach IM jeremy silman. remember first tournament is this friday and maybe even saturday.
Archive for March, 2008
i got this email today-
Dear West Indian Girl Fans,
We cordially invite you to two very special private party performances on Friday, March 21st and Saturday, Mar. 22nd at a secret location in Culver City. Due to the intimate nature of the venue, only the first 150 people to RSVP will be on a guaranteed entry list, so please respond immediately if you intend on coming.
You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be on the guest list to purchase tickets at the door. You may only respond for yourself +3 guests per night. Please indicate which night(s) you would like to attend. You will promptly receive a confirmation email that includes all important info for the night including the address of the venue.
Studio Blue is equipped with a great sound system, a free parking lot, lots of comfy seats, an outdoor smoking lounge, and good vibes all around. Special surprises each night. Please join us for this memorable weekend….
Cover at the door is $10. Cash only please
Cash only bar of selected beer, wine and special mixed drinks
Doors open each night at 9:00 p.m.
Eagle Winged Palace
The By and By
West Indian Girl w/ Visuals by Kevin Reid
*please note – on both nights the Indie Rock Chess Federation will be hosting a speed chess tournament for cash prizes.
Poster design by Ashkahn of Dont Stop Studio ASH ROCKS – thanx for making this great poster for us ash. copies will be available for sale at the shows.
West Indian Girl in conjunction with Lusso Lab, LLC have formed the Indie Rock Chess Federation. The IRCF was established and inspired by the positive HHCF (hip hop chess federation) which is currently kicking some serious ass. my goal with the ircf is to one day gain enough momentum to get to face off in some sort of tournament against the hhcf. their current champ is RZA. i think the showdown between the two musical chess worlds will be epic. those guys have it going on….their own blog hip hop chess federation’s blog and a slew of sponsors. i suggest watching this current tv spot called wu-tang chess masters to get the real deal on the hhcf – its really great and in many ways is operating on a much higher level than the ircf at this point (that’s an understatement too).
To become a member of the IRCF you must be affiliated with the music industry in some way. presently there are only 4 official members but expect that number to increase slowly. As of now there are no yearly dues but i’m sure there will be because we are gonna have some t shirts to make as well as replace my temporary makeshift logo above. the one great thing the IRCF has going for it is the blessing and approval of IM jeremy silman. jeremy will officially serve as our unofficial consigliere/mentor/hero and coach. obviously he wont be playing in the tournaments because he would wipe our asses pretty quickly but he WILL be showing his face and loitering at our events and maybe even playing a few exhibition games. hopefully he will guide us on our spiritual chess journey like yoda.
The first tournaments are taking place this weekend at our secret shows in culver city. it’s gonna be ncaa bracket style best of 5 in 5 minute speed/blitz games. these initial IRCF “events” are most likely gonna start off pretty slow. im talking about one table, 2 chess boards, one fan, and some pretty horrible chess playing but it’s a step in the right direction. obviously, in the true spirit of speed chess, betting is highly encouraged. until we take this to the class room anything goes. long live the IRCF – chess is war: take no prisoners, show no mercy.