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do you wanna know what hides inside infatuation? [Mar. 19th, 2003|01:31 am]
Roy Janik
Why I continue to let myself get stressed out about my ridiculous activities is beyond me. My tendancy to freak out is both a source of constant frustration and amusement. My latest OCD fixation: No Pants Day. So we'll cover that first.

Here's the final mastered version of Sara's No Pants Song (that I wrote the words for). I'm really proud of it, so please give it a listen:

Sara Hamman- No Pants Day Song (finished), mp3, mono, 3:48, 3.5MB

We recorded it at Seven's apartment. Seven is a guitarist who plays with Sara on occasion, and he knows more about audio than I do. It was a learning experience for me. He didn't use a mixer, headphones, or anything, but it came out fantastic. All the processing was done afterwards, using Sound Forge and another mastering program.

In other exciting news, Stinky del Negro has agreed to do a song as well, and will also be helping me to book a celebration at Ruta Maya's.

My big quest, though, is to try and find Wally Pleasant a place to play. I've got some leads, but it needs to get solidified *NOW*, as he wants to play in late April. Between Chi-chi and I, we should be able to pull it off, but this is a huge area of stress right now.

Hey chris2342, what's it take to get someone to play at Opal Divine's?

In non-stressful news, I had my "one on one" meeting with my manager today, and it went swimmingly. She's happy with me, and I was witty and charming for once.

In total geek news, the D&D campaign that Brendan's running was a lot of fun this past Sunday. We ditched our previous characters and started anew, and this time we got it right. Also, I drew a picture of a lizard man-



Oh, and we're going to war.
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2003-03-19 07:26 am (UTC)
I swear I can get to work on it, now that SXSW is over.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-03-19 07:37 am (UTC)
coolness. Talk to Amy Adams. She's supposed to be e-mailing/calling La Zona Rosa, Stubbs, and The Mercury today.
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2003-03-19 07:39 am (UTC)

Re:

Will do.
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[User Picture]From: wolfeskitchen
2003-03-19 08:22 am (UTC)
Any way we can get Sara Hamman on L&W?
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-19 11:53 am (UTC)

www.sarahamman.com

she has an album coming out soon.
poke around the site and contact her if you like what you hear.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-03-19 01:14 pm (UTC)
Come visit Austin and record her?
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[User Picture]From: wolfeskitchen
2003-03-19 01:20 pm (UTC)
Sure! Just let me load up the Buick and hit the open road!
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[User Picture]From: reiving
2003-03-19 11:51 am (UTC)
I don't have any connections, just a thought...

Having been to some pretty good in-stores lately, have you considered asking Jupiter/Waterloo/etc. if they carry Wally Pleasant and would like him to come play? They're usually good for open space on short notice, and could stand to make some decent money off a hour's set, depending on his distribution.
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[User Picture]From: chris2342
2003-03-19 12:42 pm (UTC)
THe owner (Michael Parker) is a bit weird about selecting who plays there. He still hasn't made up the schedule for the new year, as far as I know. The only way to do it is to show up with a cd and notes about the band with all relevant contact info. I'll give it the good word, but he tends to not really listen to anybody else about his choices in that arena.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-03-19 12:56 pm (UTC)
thanks for the info! I may bring a CD by if my current leads don't pan out. Remind me to talk to you about your TV show sometime. I'm curious about the process involved.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-03-25 03:45 pm (UTC)

if you still need a place for Wally Pleasant...

I chatted with Lauren at Tower who LOVES Wally Pleasant and is even working on a documentary about him. She seemed thrilled with the idea of having him play instore. She would just need to know the date you want and some of his cds to put on consignment. It doesn't get wally any money (except through cd sales) but we can do a lot of advertising and access the college crowd. Let me know if you're interested...or call up Tower.
-Mindy Leigh
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