February 27, 2008
February 26, 2008
February 25, 2008
To further support this website, please take the time to register and vote for SA Rocks and Rowan for 2 categories in The Current; Best Website and Best Blogger.
You can register and vote on the UPPER RIGHT CORNER of their main page with the link provided.
Thanks Rikk for the great idea!
(ps: It's also a bit interesting to vote for 20 different categories in all kinds of areas. It definetly gave my memory a run for the money! Music Issue registration and voting can also be found on the same column...)
In other words,
First and foremost we'd like to thank all of you for waiting so patiently for this to get done. We're really excited about what it will bring and look forward to getting more music to you!
Secondly, we'd like to give a very special thank you to Bobby Mercier at the Looney Bin. Bobby was the engineer behind the recording and really helped us bring this music to life! We look forward to working with him again in the future!
The following is the release schedule when you can listen to tunes from 'The Guide to Radically Moderate Social Change'
Tuesday, March 4th - Damien
Tuesday, March 11th - Re-Evaluation
Tuesday, March 18th - Duopoly
Tuesday, March 25th - Cage
The Ep will be made available to download at itunes, napster, rhapsody, amazon, and other internet music sites to be determined, so check back for updates!
Get ready to rock,
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Web Posted: 02/21/2008 12:19 PM CST
With just 56 days until Fiesta 2008, the City Council on Thursday finalized the Fiesta Carnival's move to the Alamodome parking lot and renewed a contract with the Fiesta San Antonio Commission that could keep it there for the next 10 years.
“Putting it in the Alamodome is the best and the safest option,” District 2 Councilwoman Sheila McNeil said about the carnival's move to her district.
Still, a few residents were not convinced, pleading with the council to reconsider the move.
“It's not going to cost you much, but it will dearly cost the residents,” Dignowity Hill resident Nettie Hinton said. The city has been negotiating with neighborhood groups and the two schools nearby to develop plans to lessen the impact of the carnival on the neighborhood such as stepping up parking enforcement, increasing police presence in the area and reducing carnival hours.
The nine council members present unanimously approved three Fiesta-related measures. District 5 Councilwoman Lourdes Galvan was absent from Thursday's meeting.
February 22, 2008
I wish these guys nothing but good luck and good fortunes, as it's truly been an honor and a privilege to play with these brothers of mine in music, with whom I've shared so many good times. They will always remain our good friends!
February 21, 2008
Friends… Finally, we are ready, and so is the Website! The brain-child of former Article of Control guitarist Eric Tannery and former 4Fifteen front man, uh, that would be…me, RESYN8 is a brand spankin’ new rock band with aspirations of stardom (or something comparable)… After a long hard road to our final lineup, the band now includes Justin Kase (His real last name is TOP SECRET – or so he says) formerly of Desdemona on drums, Cameran Nelson of Crimson Envy on guitar, and James Serenil of E7 on Bass. If you like 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, System of a Down, or can imagine a band that is like taking those 3 bands and morphing them into one... You’re gonna love RESYN8. We are currently putting the finishing touches on our debut CD titled "Straight in the Eye" and are rehearsing for some limited touring and local shows while trying to shove our music down the throat of the A&R reps at every major record label. Currently, you can catch half of RESYN8 in San Antonio playing acoustic shows every Wednesday night @ Hemingway’s Tavern, and starting in March @ Highlander. Check out RESYN8.com for our upcoming gigs, and everything RESYN8-related. There are music samples of all our tracks on the site, and soon you will be able to buy our music from that website. We are entered in the 99.5 KISS
February 20, 2008
February 19, 2008
Note Fr: Erica
Just wanted to send a Monkeysoop reminder - we're playing at Tiffany' Billiards on Friday with twelve other smokin SA bands and the Infamous LA Guns! Check it out if you can!
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Erica Missey (210) 241-4838
February 18, 2008
Feb 18, 08 - 11:16 PM
How To Request A Song
I ran across this the other day in a Forum about playing "Live" music. If you have any experience at all playing in a band I'm sure you can relate. In over 20 years of on & off gigging I've had almost all of this happen to me. I bet you all have some pretty good stories as well.
HOW TO REQUEST A SONG FROM THE BAND
When requesting a song from the band, just say "play ... my song!" We have chips implanted in our heads with an unlimited database of the favorite tunes of every patron who ever walked into a bar and all songs ever recorded so feel free to be vague, we love the challenge.
If we say we really don't remember that tune you want, we're only kidding. Bands do know every song ever recorded, so keep humming. Hum harder if need be... it helps jog the memory, or just repeat your request over and over again.
If a band tells you they do not know a song you want to hear, they either forgot they know the tune or they are just putting you on. Try singing a few words for the band. Any words will do. It also helps to scream your request from across the room several times per set followed by the phrases, "AW COME ON!" and, "YOU SUCK!"
Exaggerated hand gestures expressing disapproval from the dance floor are a big help as well, such as the thumbs down or your middle finger up put-downs are the best way to jog a band's memory. This instantly promotes you to the status of "Personal Friend Of The Band." You can bet your request will be the next song we play.
Entertainers are notorious fakers and jokesters and never really prepare for their shows. They simply walk on stage with no prior thought to what they will do once they arrive. We don't actually make set lists or rehearse songs. We mostly just wait for you to yell something out, and then fake it.
An entertainer's job is so easy, even a monkey could do it, so don't let them off the hook easily. Your request is all that matters. Once you've figured out what genre of music the band plays, please make your requests from a totally different genre. The more exaggerated the better. If it’s a blues band playing, yell for some Metallica or Slayer or Pantera. Likewise, if it’s a death-speed metal band, be sure to request Brown-Eyed Girl or some Grateful Dead. Musicians need to constantly broaden their musical horizons, and it’s your job to see that it happens....immediately.
TALKING WITH THE BAND
The best time to discuss anything with the band in any meaningful way is at the middle of a song when all band members are singing at the same time. Our hearing is so advanced that we can pick out your tiny voice from the megawatt wall of sound blasting all around us. And we can converse with you in sign language while singing the song, so don't worry that we're in the middle of the chorus.
Musicians are expert lip readers too, if a musician does not reply to your question or comment during a tune, it's because they didn't get a good look at your mouth in order to read your lips. Simply continue to scream your request and be sure to over emphasize the words with your lips. This helps immensely. Don't be fooled. Singers have the innate ability to answer questions and sing at the same time. If the singer doesn't answer your questions immediately, regardless of how stupid the question may seem, it's because they are purposely ignoring you. If this happens, immediately cop an attitude. We love this.
When an entertainer leans over to hear you better, grab his or her head in both hands and yell directly into their ear, while holding their head securely so they cannot pull away, this will be taken as an invitation to a friendly and playful game of tug of war between their head and your hands. Don't give up! Hang on until the singer or guitar player submits. Drummers are often safe from this fun game since they usually sit in the back, protected by the guitar players. Keyboard players are protected by their instrument, and only play the game when tricked into coming from behind their keyboards. Though difficult to get them to play, it's not impossible, so keep trying. They're especially vulnerable during the break between songs.
HELPING THE BAND
If you inform the band that you are a singer, the band will appreciate your help with the next few tunes, or however long you can remain standing on stage. If you're too drunk to stand unassisted, simply lean on one of the band members or the most expensive piece of equipment you see. Just pretend you're in a Karaoke bar. Simply feel free to walk up on stage and join in. By the way, the drunker you are, the better you sound, and the louder you should sing. If by chance you fall off the stage, be sure to crawl back up and attempt to sing harmony. Keep in mind that nothing assists the band more than outrageous dancing, fifth and sixth part harmonies, or a tambourine played on one and three and out of tempo. Try the cowbell; they love the challenge. The band always needs the help and will take this as a compliment.
Finally, the microphone and PA system are merely props, they don't really amplify your voice, so when you grab the mic out of the singers hand be sure to scream into it at the top of your lungs, otherwise no one will hear what a great singer you are. Hearing is over-rated anyhow. The crowd and the sound guy will love you for it.
As a last resort wait until the band takes a break then get on stage and start playing their instruments. They love this. Even if you are ejected from the club, you can rest assured in the fact you have successfully completed your audition. The band will call you the following day to offer you a position.
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