THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 58
MAY 27, 2022
This Memorial day weekend, the boys in the band remember those who have given their lives so that we might do what we do in freedom. You are not forgotten. You are forever honored.
ELM TREASON NEWS
So, for all of you ELM TREASON music fans, we could really use your input on something.
As you may or may not know, we have been saying for several weeks now that our next album (due out in the early Fall) will be called “GOING YESTERDAY.”
We have explained here (and in our newsletter), why we were going with this title. Along with thematic reasons, “GOING YESTERDAY” is also the title of one of the album’s tracks.
You probably also know that we have launched an album cover artwork contest for the “GOING YESTERDAY” record.
However, being artists – ever fickle, ever dissatisfied, ever-questioning, sometimes annoying – over the past several days, we have been discussing, at length, the possibility of a different title that seems – on closer inspection – to be more representative of the overall arching theme of many of the tunes.
(And as with “GOING YESTERDAY,” there is a song on the album with the new title we are contemplating).
The title we’ve now been tossing around is “UP TO ME.”
We still love the title “GOING YESTERDAY,” and it still may very well be what we go with. Like we said, we have an album cover contest ongoing based on that title underway.
But “UP TO ME” really seems to be a better fit in some ways.
“GOING YESTERDAY” was alluding to that desire we all have now and again to check out and temporarily revert back to an easier time. As someone might say, “I’m GOIN’ FISHIN” … or “I’m GOING ROGUE,” we were saying, “We’re GOIN’ YESTERDAY !”
This new title idea, “UP TO ME,” touches on something more personal and more empowering – as if to say, “I can’t keep complaining about things and relying on phonies to tell me what’s up and how to think. I need to do my due diligence. I have to rely on me. It’s “up to me.”
This is a theme that also seems to permeate the album in different ways.
So, we ask you – even those who may have already started working on your album cover contest entries (which we will STILL accept, of course) – which title do you dig better?
“UP TO ME“?
We’ve also posed this question to the people in our private FACEBOOK group.
And if we do change the title, we will extend the album cover contest to allow those who have started something to have enough time to start over or make adjustments.
We really want you to be a part of the album’s creation process, so please hit that comments section and help us out! THANK YOU!
Fun Input: Best Band Name?
So, rather than just a band popularity contest (pretty boring), how about this….
What band name – whether you dig the band or not – is the best? The coolest? The most clever?
For instance… we’ve had people tell us they don’t care for our music, but love our band name. (We’d rather have it the other way around, of course…)
We may not be Dead Heads, but we agree that the NAME “Grateful Dead” is just sensational.
What do you think? (And please… limit yourself to your favorite two or three examples at most).
Have at it! Hit that comments section… and thank you!
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Lyricist Extraoridinaire – writing partner of Elton John – Bernie Taupin celebrated his 72nd birthday last Sunday.
Black Crowes’ guitarist Rich Robinson had his 53rd birthday on Tuesday.
Cher turned 76 last Friday.
Smiths front man Morrisey turned 63 on Sunday.
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway, Jr. was 53 on Tuesday.
Singer, songwriter Jewel Kilcher turned 48 on Monday.
Country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. celebrated birthday number 73 on Thursday.
Saluting Drummers Who Sing!
Bangin’ out them beats, layin’ down the vocals.
Singing drummers are a very special breed!
Karen Carpenter, Phil Collins, Don Henley, Levon Helms, Sheila E, Ringo Starr, Kelly Keagy, Don Brewer.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
In studio jam session – April 2019
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Chris Cornell is laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles next to Johnny Ramone. Mourners at the funeral service include Dave Navarro, Tom Morello, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Courtney Love and his Soundgarden bandmates Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil.
5 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At the Palladium in London, The Cranberries play their last show with lead singer Dolores O’Riordan. She will die of cancer in early, 2018.
9 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at age 74.
28 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley. They’d divorce 20 months later.
43 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Members of Genesis give the fans a thrill by manning the box office and selling their own tickets to the upcoming show at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
43 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elton John becomes the first western act to tour the U.S.S.R. when he plays the first of eight concerts at a show in Leningrad.
53 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Janis Joplin appears on the cover of Newsweek with the headline, “Janis Joplin: Rebirth of Blues.”
62 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Everly Brothers’ “Cathy’s Clown” becomes the first song to top both the USA and UK singles charts at the same time.
96 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The great Miles Davis is born.
From the “Cool Pic” File
One of our favorite pics ever – good friends, Alice Cooper and Groucho Marx
Irrefutable Truth 4899
OUR FACEBOOK GROUP
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It’s far more intimate than our “regular” Facebook page. It allows us to interact with you guys FAR MORE than we can on the regular page. Plus, you won’t miss our posts that get lost in the all-powerful algorithm of Facebook.
We will be posting more behind-the-scenes band stuff, exclusive previews, performances available nowhere else… plus all the stuff that people dig about our regular page.
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