THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NO. 37
DECEMBER 31, 2021
Holiday Season Update!
We hope your holiday season has rocked thus far.
And even if Christmas is not your holiday, the band still hopes your time has been music-drenched and joy-filled.
Things are quiet ’round the Elm Treason ranch at the moment.
Andy is in Texas visiting family. Bobby is home in Staten Island, NY.
We’ll be revving back up, creating new acts of Treason, the second week in January.
Rock onward, everyone!
Your Input: Goals for the New Year
You wanna call them resolutions? Okay… We prefer to call them “Goals.”
Do you have any for the upcoming year you’d like to share?
We’ll start… We have two.
We want to have our next studio album ready for release by Fall, 2022.
And we want to expand our fan base – to at least DOUBLE the amount of supporters who regularly interact with us and become “Elmers.”
How about you? No matter how big or small, profound or inane, hit that comments section!
And Happy New Year!
Your Input: Your PARTY song!
Let’s assume it’s party time! (Maybe New Year’s Eve, for instance)… and YOU are asked to kick off the party with the ultimate good-time rock and roll record.
What is your GO-TO party jam?
The comments section is yours!
Birthdays This Past Week
Birthdays we didn’t mention on our Facebook page.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich turned 58 on Thursday the 26th.
Annie Lennox, of Eurythmics fame, celebrated her 67th birthday on the 25th.
Jimmy Buffet had his 75th birthday on Christmas Day
Aerosmith bassist, Tom Hamilton, turned 70 on New Year’s Eve.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
This is posted on our Facebook Page this week, but we wanted to share it here in case you miss it there… This is a TRUE #ThrowbackThursday in every sense.
You may or may not know that last week, we shared a clip from our very first TV appearance EVER (April 15, 2014) – a quickly prepared two-man performance of our song DAYS OF REACTION.
It was us in our infancy, still learning eachother’s nuances, trying to forge our sound. It was the show that, in effect, CREATED Elm Treason.
Well, DIG THIS flashback!
Here we are, the DAY BEFORE that fateful TV spot, rehearsing in Andy’s living room, trying to smooth out our arrangemnet of a song that eventually wound up on our first album, “EVERYTHING.” (Bobby even refines the arrangement toward the end and voices approval on camera).
Pretty cool stuff, we think. A very cool memory for us.
We were getting there. We had the chemistry. We certainly felt we had the SONGS.
For the first time ever, closing out 2021, we share this MEGA-THROWBACK.
(That “water” sound you hear is Andy’s fish tank, behind Bobby’s right shoulder)
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
This one was dug out from our way-back machine. Here we are, during our earliest sessions for what we thought would be our first album – those days BEFORE we became an acoustic-banging rock n roll duo. February, 2013.
22 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed in his home by intruder Michael Abram. Harrison’s wife, Olivia, saves George by attacking Abram with a lamp and poker.
38 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Beach Boys’ drummer, Dennis Wilson, dies after diving into very cold water from a boat slip in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles. He was 39.
40 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The cost of a 45-rpm single reaches a lofty $1.98 (about the same as the cost of downloading two songs today).
48 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Exorcist hits movie theaters. A piece of the Mike Oldfield instrumental “Tubular Bells” is the movie’s theme and is released as a single. It makes it all the way up to #7 on the American charts.
FROM THE “UGGH” FILE…
A pure stinker… but sort of, kind of funny.
SOME THINGS JUST LOOK WIERD
ONE MORE FUNNY
Yep. We went there.
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Love this edition of groovy noodles, sorry a bit late getting to it, no great plans for next year, maybe stay healthy and sane ,listen to more music .
Love your content this week , the pic of Iggy Pop,of course he has to be with Bowie, pair of legends.
Hope christmas has treated everyone well and wish you all a great new year full of great achievements and good music xx
Hi Shirley! So PLEASED you dig this week’s edition of the Noodles. No apologies EVER necessary.
Listening to more music is ALWAYS a goal worth shooting for… and no matter where I set that goal, there always room for more expansion.
Yes, the holidays were grand all around. It’s amazing how LIGHTNING FAST they come and go. Seems like yesterday we were setting up for Halloween.
My goals: a better job, and a better Me. And someone special to be with would be wonderful!
Love those goals. Wishing you much success!
Let me say that the “better me” goal, for myself, is one that especially seems to be in the works all year ’round… and there is no end point… just a direction. 🙂
happy new Year!
Happy New Year 🎆🎈🎊
21 just flew right by.
The older we get, the faster years go by.
A strange phenomenon indeed.
Keep the creativity going. Keep on jammin’!
Blessings to you and yours!!
Yes, 2021 seemed to approach the speed of light in terms of how quickly it went.
Indeed, when we were kids, and our memories were so short, a whole summer could LITERALLY seem to last forever. After all, a ten year old with memories limited to, say, four years, would feel a whole summer time as a major percentage of his entire remembered life. His or her frame of reference is extremely limited.
People like us, on the other hand, have a lifetime of reference points and memories. A year is but a mere sliver of our memories now.
But the good thing is… the best is yet to come. 🙂
Rock on, brother.
Go and see a damn concert in person!
AMEN to THAT, Daniel! This year, IT WILL HAPPEN!
Big Happy New Year to you and your families and all Elmers out there 👍🥳
Resolutions are to keep interacting regularly with live music and especially the up-and-coming bands and individuals. Live music attendance is, literally, vital 🤘🎸🎶🎤
Another one is to see friends andcrelatives more regularly when the virus ebbs more.
Take good care out there 👍😊🥳
Hey Phil! Great to hear from you.
We LOVE our Elmers. The best people a band could ever ask for in terms of friends and supporters. Bobby and I (Andy) are EXTREMELY lucky.
Yes, 2022 HAS to be a return to regular LIVE music. HAS TO BE! Life has been so much more… EMPTY – without it.
Thank you, brother. Rock on!
Ok, this one is work related. I resolve to write 2022 on my narrative notes for my clients the very first week of the year. I use a template of sorts and forget to change the year. My supervisor and I are taking bets with each other to see if I’ll do it this year. 🙂
LOL. LOVE this one.
Because it reminds me (Andy) that I need to be SO MUCH BETTER about my file management system and how I organize everything. But will I do it? Will I stop paying lip service to myself and actually do this??
Only the Shadow knows… and even then, He probably gave up on me.
I’m gonna really get my solo project rolling this year. I’ve been out there, making connections, playing endless jam nights, meeting folks. This upcoming year,I’m going all out,and looking forward to having tons of fun,as well!!! I may have mentioned, I was a singer,back in the 90s,and I really got around. I’ve only been playing my own guitar, for only 3 years,this summer. I’m up there, holding my own,with guys(and girls) who have waaaaay more experience (guitar wise) than myself. Music is everything to me,and the possibilities are…endless!!
LOVE this goal. Make it happen, Cap’n.
There is SO MUC MUSIC out there just waiting to be made. YOU need to be out there, in whatever project you create, and do it. Push yourself if need be. But definitely, let 2022 be the one where you back in the game.
If there is anything Bobby or I can do to help, just say the word.
To jam with Elm Treason.
LOVE LOVE that goal. Thank you, man. An honor, indeed.
We be jammin, brother.
My goal for 2022 is to de-stress my life. Too many negatives this past year are turning me into a sourpuss. I don’t like it so it’s time to get rid of some stress factors in my life, mainly my job. Time to consider retiring and taking steps towards it.
A Go-to album for a party would be old school: Van Halen’s first album or AC/DC’s Back in Black. Hit ’em hard and fast!
I (Andy) LOVE that goal, Paul.
De-stress, yes. Time is so short on the blue ball… and rather than get lost in cliches, the thing that has always worked for me is to remember: It’s impossible to be happy without being grateful.
I am DEEPLY grateful in this life… and have decided that the choice is MINE whether to dwell in stress or kick it to the curb.
So, yes… I feel you, brother.