In preparation for our New Years show at Spaceland this Thursday we wanted to give you a special present: a new remix of one of our songs, this time of "Don't Dance" by our friend Bene of The Tleilaxu Music Machine (as he says, pronounced "T'LYE-LACKS-OO").
We first met Bene in, I think, 2006, when we played an ill-fated show in Modesto with Romak And The Space Pirates, with whom he plays keyboards. The show was (as Mary would say) pants, but Romak & company were fantastic, and we've stayed in touch since, paying more shows with Romak and seeing TMM many times at Sean Carnage nights. We were very happy indeed when Bene agreed to remix Don't Dance, and my oh my did he do a good job! Here it is, a festive gift from us to you for the New Year.
For those of you who were unable to make the Bessie Smith Xmas show this past Saturday--I just got an email from an individual called resedamickey, who posted audio of the bands from the night--which can be heard here. We played "Careless Love" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band;" despite fluffing some lyrics and a chord change I've become rather fond of our versions of these chestnuts. Please take a listen, and thank you resedamickey.
NOTE--if you have trouble hearing these I'm going to download them and re-post them from our server when time allows.
Our Origami show will start at 7pm sharp--because Mary and I need to hightail it over to the Bessie Smith show as soon as we're done. As I'm sure you're aware we play fast, so if you show up at, say, 7:30, expecting to catch a few songs, you will probably be disappointed.
And now, to keep you occupied, here is a video of a German man dancing around amidst giant tulips. Frolicking, I might say--frolicking, definitely.
Did you know that, a long time ago, we put out a red 45 rpm record of Christmas songs? Well, more like 1 song about how Dave Matthews is satanic, plus a monologue by a lonely giant robot on the flip side.
We still have a couple of these left, and as befits the season copies are currently for sale at Origami Vinyl. And furthermore we are playing a show to support said record at Origami this Saturday at 7pm. We will (of course) play Santa Claus Versus Dave Matthews, we will play last year's xmas hymn Hot Sleigh, and we will play a brand new holiday song as written by...Ms. Jillinda Palmer! Ok, I helped with the words a little bit, but the song is like 80-85% Jillinda. We're also going to play songs off of our other vinyl releases, so if you really want to hear Let's Be Best Friends In Space, well, here's your chance.
Free, all-ages. Buy more records!
This is what our Xmas record looks like:
And also, after that show--Mary and I are going down to Edgar Varella Fine Arts to play this, as a duo:
Lots of great bands on this night--very exciting. We shall see you there.