Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

August tour, 7-inch record singles, t-shirts

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TV Torso August tour:

AUG7DALLAS at
DOUBLEWIDE

AUG8NASHVILLE at TBA w/
David Vandervelde

AUG9COLUMBUS at
TREEHOUSE
w/ Chris Burney
AUG10D.C. at
THE BLACK CAT
w/ Franz Nicolay
AUG11????? at ??? w/???
AUG12 NYC at
MERCURY LOUNGE
w/
Linfinity

AUG13BROOKLYN at TBA
AUG14BROOKLYN at
GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY w/
Inoculist

AUG15BROOKLYN at
SHEA STADIUM
w/
Bad Credit No Credit

AUG15I-95 SOUTH at
FLOOR IT

AUG15FISHTOWN at
JD McGILLICUDDY'S

AUG16OFF
AUG17SPRINGFIELD at TBA
AUG18OKLAHOMA CITY at LA MACHILADORA
AUG20AUSTIN at
MOHAWK


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You can order new 7-inch record singles and t-shirts
here
.

If you live in New York and have a place where we can play please email me at mr.paulsisler@gmail.com

We'll be up the West Coast in September.

In other news Jordan found all the Sound Team BBC recordings and will be putting them up soon.

Listen to TV Torso
here
.

Monday, June 29, 2009

RB&R

I'm cooking a mess of red beans & rice so I figured I'd post my mom's recipe.

Thanks Mom!










Susan Sisler to me




OK, this is what I do . .

Day #1
Cover half a picnic ham (or a couple of ham hocks) with water and simmer slowly (about 3 hours) until the meat falls off the bone. Strain the ham stock & remove fat & bones. Store in refrigerator.
Sort & wash 1 pound of dried small red beans & soak in water over night.

Day #2
Drain soaked beans, add them to ham stock & simmer.
Chop 1 white onion, 1 bunch green onions, 3-4 cloves garlic & saute in 1/4 cup butter, & add to beans. (Watch out! Don't let the onions brown or scorch. Just sweat them.)
Add red pepper & salt to taste. (The ham is salty, so it shouldn't need much salt.)
Cut up 1 package of smoked sausage links & add to beans.
Cook everything for about 3 hours. Serve with white rice, Tabasco sauce, and French bread.

[Some shortcuts - You could get away with using a thick slice of ham and simmer it for a while in water. You can use canned red beans. This is all cheating, but the result is pretty similar.]

I don't really measure anything, so the amounts are all estimates. I think you can go too crazy with the garlic and red pepper. Restraint works better. Also, I don't add Tabasco sauce when I'm cooking. It works better as a condiment, I think.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TURN THE WHEEL TOUR

Sunset newsletter #7

Morton Baird
12:35 PM (9 minutes ago)



Hello,

A few bits and pieces of news and thither.

First off, we are embarking on a massive tour. Definitely the largest one I've ever booked. It took a whole lot of scrambling and nagging.

We start with a party at our studio on Thursday (tomorrow). The location is 1522 e. 12th street, here in Austin. Party will start 7 - 8 ish, with some grilling of foodstuffs. To be followed by music. We recently found the last 9 copies of "Pink Clouds" so if you want one, come and grab it. Also, I'm down to my last 20 copies of "Bright Blue Dream."


5.21.09 Austin -- Tour send-off party at Baby Blue w/ Sleep Good, Ethan and Spiked Punch


5.22.09 Houston -- Super Happy Fun Land with Dana Falconberry
5.24.09 Tallahassee, FL -- Castlemania
5.25.09 Athens, GA -- Go Bar w/ Green Gerry
5.26.09 Chapel Hill, NC -- The Nightlight w/ Crash, Soul Band
5.27.09 NYC, NY -- Lit Lounge with the Shivers
5.28.09 Boston, MA -- ning nong radio WZBC
5.28.09 Providence, RI -- Loft party w/ some awesome people-- email for details

5.30.09 Pittsburgh, PA -- steven’s living room at around lunch time-- email for details

5.30.09 Louisville, KY -- the wine studio@610 Magnolia w/ Furry Bits and Shedding
5.31.09 Chicago, IL -- Permanent Records w/ The Meat Puppets !

5.31.09 Chicago, IL -- The Whistler w/ The Dreadful Yawns
6.01.09 Minneapolis, MN -- Kitty Cat Klub w/ Paragraphs
6.02.09 Minneapolis, MN -- Radio K Live on-air
6.03.09 Missoula, MT -- The Badlander
6.05.09 Portland, OR -- Special show in the woods -- email for details
6.06.09 Seattle, WA -- KEXP live on air
6.07.09 Portland, OR -- Valentines w/ Cajun Gems
6.11.09 Santa Cruz, CA -- KZSC live on-air
6.11.09 Party in Emeryville (between Berkeley and Oakland)w/ Cloudcraft/Mark Ashworth. email for details


In other news, the song we recorded in Philadelphia has a tentative June 8th release date. Stay tuned... it's a fun tune.

Bill

--
BBBB iiiiiiiiii LL LL
B B iii LL LL
BBB ii LL LL
B B iii LL LL
BBBB iiiiiiiiii LLLLLL LLLLLL
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SONG OF THE DAY


"BEAUTY"
BY THE SHIVERS


theshiversnyc.com


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Joey Fauerso / Michael Velliquette
Binocular Rivalry, 2008

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

FINDING A FITZGERALD


THIS GUY
IS IN TOWN RIGHT NOW.

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OTHER THINGS ON MY MIND TODAY:

1. TENT LIFE
2. "STAY HUNGRY"
3. GARDEN TIME
4. SANTOGOLD TICKETS WENT ON SALE TODAY.
5. I NEED A STUDIO SPACE!! HELP!!!
6. GOING TO NEW ORLEANS IN 2 WEEKS FOR JAZZ FEST.
7. *NO OVERHEAD CATERING COMPANY*'S FIRST GIG WENT QUITE WELL. HAPPY BDAY ANDREA BROWN!
8. GOING TO START BOOKING SHOWS AT VICTORY GRILL.
9. AND AT BABY BLUE.
10. POOL TOUR 2009
11.
{{{ZNZT}}}
'S MAY TOUR.
12. WILL GREENBERG WILL BE IN TOWN SOON!
13.
TV TORSO
IS RELEASING 2 7" RECORDS SOON. JORDAN IS WORKING ON THE ARTWORK.
14. COCONUT JUICE

Saturday, January 10, 2009

ALOTTA

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Business Deal Records & Okay Mountain present:
BAND LOTTO LISTENING PARTY CELEBRATION
@ Okay Mountain
Saturday January 10th
4pm - 8pm
$6 (Free for Participants)

The Austin Band Lotto is a long-term experimental project whose goal is to promote the formation of new sounds, songs, friends and bands. How? By gathering a group of friends, acquaintances and strangers and putting all of their names in a hat. In August of 2009, we formed nine random bands with people playing randomly assigned instruments. Each band came up with two songs in two months using the assigned themes. Out of this social and musical experiment came new friends, new bands, and a dynamic, fun, and a highly listenable compilation. You can get sneak peek AND your hands on it before it's official CD RELEASE at Emo's on Saturday the 17th. The jewel cased album features liner notes from Chris Lyons, the initiator of the project, and photography and artwork by Patrick Healy.


Come listen to the album and celebrate with us!
---- $6 entrance INCLUDES a CD! ----

4pm: Screening of Business Deal's Rivercide and more.


4:30pm: ALBUM LISTENING PARTY

6pm: BANDS BEGIN

~ Horses With Horns: The youngest member of the Lotto, Henry Gillespie, his friend Joe and his 8-year-old sister Laura who is the lead singer.


~ Bob & Barbara: The latest band to be signed to Business Deal Records. Lotto member Winston Chapman's new project featuring Erin Budd (lotto member), Hannah & Annecy Liddle.
www. myspace. com/bobandbarbaraband

~ Plus small surprise musical performances from more lotto members!