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.