THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NO. 10
JUNE 25, 2021
Your Input Matters! Seriously.
Each week, in this here newsletter, we ask for your input on stuff … and not just because it takes up space on this tiny sliver of cyberspace and makes for good public relations. (Okay, it does that, too, but……..)
It matters what you think.
And over the first nine weeks of this groovy noodle, we’ve absorbed a LOT of your feedback.. and have run with a lot of it. (Thank you in advance).
Like what, you may ask?
Well, for one, we ARE going to start a little mini podcast each week – a short three or four minute audio clip for you guys to comment on – sometime in August or September. THANKS to you.
We posted our first three albums on Spotify. THANKS to you.
We’ve come up with some cool t-shirt ideas based on your input. THANKS to you.
We’ve decided to do both a live performance as well as a Q&A on our JULY FACEBOOK LIVE stream. THANKS to you.
We’ve also decided that we will be putting out a live album featuring our entire set (not just selected cuts). That’s THANKS to you.
You guys matter.. a lot. And because your time is just as valuable as ours, we love – and appreciate – having you be a part of what we do. Rock on, all of you. (Yes, even that one guy…)
Speaking of FACEBOOK LIVE…
When the hell is this happening, Elms?
Funny you should ask…
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7pm EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.
We will be coming at you from South Central Texas with a few songs, some Q&A and a ton of fun. It’ll be ABOUT an hour… and if you can’t make it, worry not… We’ll post it in its entirety on our Facebook page
We will be promoting this thing on Facebook starting next week, so don’t worry. You won’t miss it.
More Poster Art from the Early Days
Yeah, we really were doing everything we could in the early days of the band to try and get people to notice our music. (We stil are). We were pushing a “new vintage” motif, trying to appeal to people who loved rock and roll…
Several weeks ago, we shared a bunch of posters we designed (or rather, modified) that, by today’s standards, may be deemed politically incorrect (featuring 50s and 60s style artwork and sexy female images).
Here, we share more of our artwork… this time, not so politically incorrect..but fun anyway. Thought you might dig some of these.
Your Input: A word or two…
We are, of course, always looking to bring people into the Elm Treason fold. The more the merrier.
Our plan is to once again reach out into the cold world of social media with new posts and song performances to get folks to give our stuff a shot.
We are looking for the right words to make them stop and click that PLAY BUTTON and check us out.
Here’s where we come to you for TREASURED INPUT.
What words would YOU use to attract new listeners if you were “marketing” the band? How would YOU describe ELM TREASON MUSIC in a word or three? PITHY gets it. BREVITY wins it.
(Dying to see your responses. Thank you!)
Here We Go ‘Round
For those of you who know our first album “Days of Reaction,” you’ll definitely know this tune… It’s called “Living for Living (Scenes From the Playground).”
We’ve never posted a performance of this song, because, frankly, we never really got it the way we wanted it live… We arrely did it live.
We came across this rehearsal video from 2016 not too long ago on a thumb drive and thought, “It’s not horrible. Maybe share this exclusively with our newsletter friends?”
So, that’s what we’re doing. Just for you guys. Available nowhere else.
The vocals aren’t the clearest, and Andy muffs the second solo a bit, but it’s otherwise pretty good. Pretty tight overall. A rarity! Enjoy!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Here we are, way back in the day, during sessions for our first album DAYS OF REACTION…when it was still going to be an electric album. (We hadn’t yet developed the ELM TREASON SOUND). February, 2013
Cannot even BEGIN to tell you how many mix tapes we made on one of these babies back in the day. They didn’t last long… but making the tape was more than half the fun, right?
Andy once again takes pen to page.
This time, he tackles the question, “Why acoustic?”
–> READ IT HERE <–
ONE MORE FUNNY
– A behind the scenes peek at the new LIVE album we’re working on.
– Your input: Facebook Live questions!
– Bobby’s tribute to Neil Peart.