Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cable Man

I have to re-watch Cable Man.

There is a dude installing our cable right now. Wow is he a interesting cookie. He began installing the cable, went down stairs to check out our basement cable/scope out the jam space (our paraphernalia, ah!), came back up stairs, then walked out the door with not so much as a word. I got up early on a Saturday morning to get this done and he takes off?! Ha!

Ah well. Probably the man scoped out our next setlist and was so blown away at how many songs we’ve written that he received a calling from god telling him to spread the news… about cable.

Any way. March is almost here and already it’s purdy booked up. We’re playing around our Province of Saskatchewan, we’re video taping a live studio session, recording 2 more songs, and then the plan is to go into the studio in late March and lay down every single song we have in one marathon session. Like The Beatles did on Meet the Beatles. Wish us luck.

On a random note: Lost is kicking ass yet again, Flight Of The Conchords and 30 Rock are making my sides hurt from brilliant laughter, Survivor and Amazing Race are redeeming themselves, and Jeff downloaded Spaced. It’s a British show with Simon Pegg, the dude from Shaun of the Dead. It’s strange, and I don’t get it yet but I’m sure I will.

See you,
Voyno

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The Rolling Stones

Huzzah for Friday!

I hope everyone is in a good mood.  Tonight its time to let loose and party with your friends before the big bad work week gets ya again.

I’m feeling a bit of writers blocked today though I can’t tell why.  I’m sure that as soon as I walk away from the computer I’ll get an amazingly insightful thought that would make a much better blog, but I’ll write it on another day.

After practice last night I was watching Youtube videos last night…what else would I be doing?  I generally like to let youtube suggest the next video and see where it takes me and if I can’t find something rare and tasty.  
By letting youtube guide me I found some fantasticly old Rolling Stones stuff.  Videos that make the band look like high school kids.  But I noticed that even then at that extremely young age they had started the very essence of looking like rock stars.  The Beatles were a better band, especially at this time, but they looked like prepy little boys trying to make people smile (as much as John hated that).  The Rolling Stones looked like unhappy boys who were way cooler than you could ever be.  Check it out for yourself.

Peace,Love&GoodVibes
SnowDove,ArmsUp

p.s. We all have to drink out of decanters at one point in life. 

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Crash Landing

Hi hi hi oh my brothers,

A great big thank you to everyone that came out to Refuse to Sit Down last night.  I’m impressed with the comedians.  Every week they get better and better and I haven’t seen too many jokes repeated throughout the course of this show.

A great big thank you to everyone who stuck around for our second set.  Usually its us, some of the comedians (who are drunk out of their minds at the time) and the staff.  Because of the small attendance we usually jam a lot more and we’ve been adding the new songs to each week.  So last night with all of those people there it was nice.

The crash landing came this morning though.  Wednesday night partying isn’t the most intelligent idea out there.  Now I’ve got school, Heavy has work and I’m thinking Handy does as well.  So we’re all cranky, tired and trying to make it through the day.

But if we can do it so can YOU…so be there next week!


Man the grammys used to rock

Peace,Love&GoodVibes
SnowDove,ArmsUp

p.s. the vocals were better at least

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Pushing The Limits

Good day ya’ll,

So the midweek has struck again.  As per every Wednesday we’re playing tonight so if you’re doing nothing then come on out.  Even if you have to leave on a stupid, boring trip the next day you should suck it up and come out to check out the amazing leaps and bounds we’ve made in the past month.

Tonight we’re going to be pushing the limits of the band.  Every week of this show we have, so far, added a new song to the set.  Every week of this show we have, so far, done a damn good job of playing the new song.  So this week will be no different and you should really come on out to see:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raccoons
Train Car Hopping
10th St Taxman
Now Now.
4 of ArmsUp’s most cutting edge songs, on the very cusp of where we want the music of this band to go.

Push the limits and come check out tonight’s show.

Peace,Love&GoodVibes
SnowDove,ArmsUp

p.s. So ret it out and ret it in

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The Benefits of Dressing Well

Hi hi hi oh my brothers,

Off we go for another week of practicing, jamming, and playing excellent shows on Wednesday night at Vangellis.

 
I’ve been watching many many videos of the Beatles over the past four months and I’ve noticed that they always dress extremely well.  Of course their early days were dominated by the suits that Brian Epstein wanted them to wear, but that idea seemed to carry on throughout their careers.  Now its one thing to dress neat on stage or in a movie appearance, but the boys dress nicely all the time.  Interviews on the street, at the studio, and anywhere else they went they decided to dress their best.

ArmsUp has been thinking of getting suits similar to those that The Beatles wore but for now we’ll continue dressing our best without suits.
That’s all I’ve got for now…come to Vangellis tomorrow night.

Peace,Love&GoodVibes
SnowDove,ArmsUp

p.s. Don’t forget to wear your suite

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Storming the Stage

At these Vangelis shows we play 2 sets. The first one is a tight and focused, and the second is a little looser. Both are fun, but typically the second set is slightly more so. We’ve played already, we’ve drank already, and we’ve watched some funny people on stage.

Well last Wednesday we were called back to do an encore. Having played all of our songs we decided to play New Love Old Ghosts again. But before we even had a chance to agree on the song there were 7 happy people on stage waiting to sing along with us.

It got even better when our good friend Del the Piano Man showed up and was our personal Flava Flav. Hyping up and dancing up a storm as I sang alternate lyrics to New Love which consisted mainly of “The crazy mothaphucka wit the toque on, the crazy mothaphucka wit the toque on.”

Needless to say it t’was a grand time indeed. Some of our friends took some video but unfortunately it was slightly garbled.

So come down this Wednesday, bring your good camera phone, drink your fill, then storm the stage and we’ll have some fun YouTube antics to share.

Oh.. and U2 pulled the bait and switch. “Get Your Boots” is the shittiest song, the rest are purdy good!

Take it easy friends.

Voyno

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Pre-Review

Hi hi hi oh my brothers,

Yesterday (Thursday) I woke up late (a product of playing late on Wednesday night) and then had to rush off to work so I posted nothing.  Usually when I do that Voyno does a great job of catching my slip and posting something interesting…He was up late on Wednesday too so he didn’t get around to it.

Er…

Vangellis was great this time!  The comics were hillarious and a couple of new ones came out.  We played our new songs, both of which are getting pretty cool.  We have also confirmed playing through March so there are plenty of chances for us to meet on a dark and stormy night mon cheris.

So I’m going to review something I’ve never tried though I’m excited to get to it.  The entire line of reeses ice cream treats.

mmmmm ya

mmmmm ya

 I was walking home yesterday and I discovered a wrapper from a reeses ice cream bar, upon some further research on the interweb I found they have ice cream, ice cream bars, tiny frozen bits, and Klondike bars make a reeses version.  I see sun out today so maybe its only minus 10 which means I’m going to get me one of these. 

 

Peace,Love&GoodVibes
SnowDove,ArmsUp

p.s. Reeses socks??? Great idea for the fancy sock entusiast

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