Wow, that's a great story! Seems too good to be true, but worth retelling. My friend Kevin has a Rickenbacker. He played it in a silly band called Furiously Stiff. The band was made up of my high school friends, played in dive bars in lower Manhattan in the mid-90s. I was their "manager" (though I managed to do very little). Their career highlight was being asked back to CBGB to play on a Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. It was fun while it lasted.
Wow, that's so cool! How did you manage to get one of Marty-Wilson Piper's guitars?!? "Under the Milky Way" was a hit in the States in '88. I saw them in NYC on that tour. Someone threw a Milky Way candy bar at the stage and hit Steve's mic in the middle of a song. He was not happy about that. I guess Kim met Steve briefly. I don't think he met Russell (x-Crystal Set) though.
Just curious -- are you acquainted/familiar with the Kilbey family? My cousin Kim befriended John Kilbey and his then-band Bhagavad Guitars when we visited Australia in '87. I made contact with John when I was back in Oz in '01, but wasn't able to meet up with him. (I was in Melbourne and he was in Sydney.) Incidentally, Kim's full name is Melbourne Kimbel Harwood III. Four generations of men in my family were named Melbourne. (My great-grandfather was Melbourne Porter Smith Harwood.) Strange but true.
Thanks for the friend request! I dig the 'toons and tunes! Your drawing style brings to mind two Boston-area artists, Shelli Paroline and Braden D. Lamb. Your characters' hands & fingers reminds me of Mort Drucker. Anyway, continued success!
I was actually about to say something along those very lines! :D Anyway, due to a couple technical reasons I have nothing on my light table right now. If you'd ever consider such a thing, I'd be happy to lend a hand doing some 'mations, and I might have a couple friends also going to school for animation that may be willing to help too~ ;) Ya never know! Could be real cool. You ever animate your fellas before?
Thanks for the add, SS, you freakin ROCK!You crazy multi-talented person you. ;) And SO great to see you so active in networking sites (I know a few "exalted" bands who should take some notes from you hehe)! ...SO I've been dying to know- any chance of a second album? :O
Wow...I'm a big fan already. Can you get a gig at The Spider House Cafe in Austin for next year's SXSW?? Many fab Aussie bands play there....saw Dom Mariani (DM3), Grand Atlantic, & Chevelles this year. Would love to see you here in the great state of Texas!!
Wow, to say I'm impressed is a considerable understatement. I'm hearing different influences all over the place: "Compromise" sounds like the best song Oasis never did, while "I'll Take the Money" makes me think of vintage Squeeze updated for this century. You obviously understand that great music starts not with a particular style, but with great songs. The exquisite production details are the icing on the cake. (The Bowie-style guitars on "Big Celebrity", the dueling violins midway through "Compromise".) I can't imagine anybody not liking this ...