But I forgot what the hell it was.
I remember thinking these mixes were really cool (by Ashkelon Sain) but that the vocals didn't fit anymore. ACTUALLY the music was better than the original. Such is life! The mismatching of the vocals made me uncomfortable with releasing the one track on a for sale thing...but, obviously, I have no problem with putting whatever crap up HERE....
I also had a great DJ Puzzle (Jason Donnelly) mix somewhere of one of the tracks from this record and I hope to find it. I would also put up some very old live shows but I do not have a DAT player (or the inclination to listen to all that shit and master it either!)
This is a picture from a small article done for Alternative Press in 1997...I don't look very goth do I?
I am debating which of the two demos I have ready to go. This is a relatively MELLOW record. Not rocking very much at ALL here. Some of it is, still, mercifully, weird. Been waiting around for some music to get out and watch. Haven't seen a lot lately because I have been a combination of lazy and busy. This has kept me inside.
I think the answer to this is pretty simple. Once this CD is sorted out and pressed and a memory I think I may make the bulk of it available for download somewhere. Depending on when it is done and what my circumstances are I should do some live shows with the band--or some mutant form of the band.
Ideally I would play three or four dates and would LOVE to do some on the West Coast. Again, ideally, I would prefer to play on someone else's bill! When you put out records once a decade being the main act on a bill is a recipe for having 9 people show up. My dream set of shows would be to play somewhere in Northern California, Chicago, Florida and Mexico City. But I have odd dreams I guess.
I know I do not publicize this blog much but since people doooo come to the site. Let me know what you think. I was thinking a three piece version of the band like we had in the old days would be ideal. There is no reason to "rock" the new material. Oh! I would love to play in Toronto again too...
I mean I like some parts of it but really? I could be doing more constructive things. It isn't like I spend sooo much time doing it but I am so damned busy. I was thinking today, for instance, briefly, about playing live whenever I do get my new CD out. But then I thought? Why?
The last two times I played, once with a band and once solo, I would have rather been at home watching Star Trek reruns. I am sure the folks watching (or not watching) can tell. Not very professional I know. Then there is the time to get a band on the same page and really INTO what you are doing. It is just too much.
Recording is more feasible and probably more fun for me anyway.
I thought, way back when, that this was a nice thing. I am glad it is still up. It is a tribute, bio and photo gallery dedicated to Tucker. Have a look if you get the chance--it hasn't been updated in a few years and I may have to search out some new images to send over. Here is the website...
Sometime in the next day or so a link will go up on this site where you can pre-order the last Thanatos full length CD (as yet unreleased), The Exterminating Angel.
You pay $10 in advance and when I get 75 or so orders I will press the CD. Everyone who pre-orders will get a copy of the last CD from the band, Illegalteenagebikini's I Am Not Job. This includes shipping for both (Illegalteenagebikini discs may ship sans-jewel case though)
Sample tracks from The Exterminating Angel will be up here for your perusal--one or two of them anyway.
If I get too few orders, the CD will not come out and I will refund the cash. I figure I will be pessimistic and give it 6 months!
Once, driving through Florida Northward, we came across a sort of roadblock. Traffic had been narrowed to one lane and was moving at about 2 miles an hour.
We were really hoping that this wasn't going to be a stop and search thing. Eric was driving and he was stone cold sober as always when behind the wheel. Nonetheleass...I am sure any sensible person can sympathize with not wanting to be searched in the middle of the night by State Troopers.
ANYWAY, as we get to where the cops are there are a bunch of people milling around and one cop standing there with a flashlight illuminating something on the ground. When we drive past he is shining his light on A CHOPPED OFF HUMAN ARM.
No one said anything for a few minutes then Tucker..."Did you SEE THAT? It was an ARM"...etc etc etc....
Years ago I came up with the idea to write a song for pay for anyone on any subject. SOON I am gonna actually DO that. Keep an eye peeled.
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