Archive for May, 2009

so indie it hurts

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here’s a look at the front cover of our next release – slated for july 7th on origami records. it’s a collection of rarities and remixes that havent been available or distributed digitally by anyone else. more details soon. great work on the cover ash!

- “so indie it hurts” jared barboza uttered those words during a phone call last night and i considered it an instant classic – give credit where credit is due

awww shit, this song will work

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05 2009

dark wednesdays again tonight

show starts after midnight…should be super exciting. i think we’re rewiring the studio and testing levels. hahah. hot
REMEMBER THE WEB CAM ONLY APPEARS IN THE TOP MENU NAV BAR JUST PRIOR TO SHOW TIME

27

05 2009

dark wednesdays – live web show

studio web cam tonight. we’re gonna try this again. we will be running our set for tomorrow’s show in hermosa. hopefully the sound will be fixed. if its not then it will be a whole lotta distortion. still dont have 2 cameras yet. glad it wasnt on last night cos im sure i would have been voted off the island for being dickhead of the evening. showtime…around 10pm

OK – here it is. us live…sort of. check back next wednesday…maybe it will get better. it should.

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05 2009

sanfran music tech summit

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on monday i was in sf speaking on a panel at the sf music tech summit. special thanx to jean cook, john mcdermott, and layne fox (pic) and for making our panel rock so fucking hard. this conference is going to get better and better every year – it’s a conference filling a void. as a result of our panel i think more artists or the “artist voice” will be better represented in the future. for real – any musician that is serious about their band should attend and attend with an agenda – dont just go there to listen to most of the speakers pontificate and not really say anything that u can relate to. 9 times out of 10 this stuff will go in one ear and out the other. go there with a plan — how and what and who can help my band improve its quality of life.  if you think about this before hand in conjunction with a possibly semi unpleasant self inventory of your own band then u wont be disappointed. thanx zisk – had a blast! ben cook, heidi richman, tony van veen – u all shoot from the hip and i love it. highlight of the day for me was meeting bram cohen…the guy who wrote bittorrent – that’s a guy we should all thank.

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20

05 2009

dysfunctional tv

this past monday was the historic test drive of our live studio web cam. it wasnt scheduled or announced so u didnt miss anything fantastic. for all of those people who watched and commented – thanx so much. we had people from ny to australia tuning in. ok, as far as the the sound quality issue goes….the sound in our “hang out” room is fine but the big distorted drag was obviously that the “live room” sound absolutely sucked. i think we have that issue sorted out now and are going to retest it next tues and wed. ideally we will have 2 cameras set up – one in our hang out room and one in the studio. should be pretty cool. hopefully everyone will forget the cameras are on but that’s probably wishful thinking.

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disclaimer/note on the annoying little pop up ads that ustream puts on their viewer. unfortunately they tag the 3 words in our name resulting in advertisements that include the words west, indian, or girl ie “indian personals” or “west point stuff” — sorry about that, its a ustream thing.

it might not be pretty but at the end of the day.

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05 2009

the james chamber – coming up

We recorded this at our downtown rehearsal studio three years ago after our spring tour. I set up mics in about 10 minutes and off we went. This was a total improv. We never played this before or after as a group. Later, Q and I added some vocals. Mark:drums. Fran:bass. R.James:guitar,vocals, Nathan:keys. Q:vocals

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07

05 2009

best wishes q and congrats t

qnrin case u havent heard the news, mariqueen got engaged. everyone in the west indian girl camp is super excited and happy for her. q’s an awesome person, friend and bandmate and she couldnt be marrying a cooler guy. talk about analog and digital love – their kids might all have moogs for arms.

speaking of the future…this song title seems apropos – plus it’s off the fragile which i still consider the best record released in 1999. it’s actually one of the cds i would take with me on a deserted island..along with prince’s 1999 and the clash’s london calling …hmmm come to think of it those are all double cds…guess i should include our last double remix record to that list as well. shit…can’t forget kruder and dorfmeister’s the k&d sessions too – my choice for record of the year in 1998 btw

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02

05 2009

the black card has arrived

after a 2 week wait the black cards finally arrived! wanna download our entire catalog? well now u can – 4 zip files totaling 56 songs at the high quality rate of 320kbps. we will of course be selling these special drop cards at the shows but for those who cant wait to see us live you buy them in our shoppe right now wigdropw

speaking of black…here’s something off the clash’s super black market clash – it’s actually a b-side

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05 2009