THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 80
OCTOBER 28, 2022
ELM TREASON TIDBITS
– To begin with, the GROOVY NOODLES ARCHIVE has FINALLY BEEN UPDATED past the end of July. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!! And it only took us nearly three months! We rock, don’t we?
– Elm Treason HOODIES and SWEATSHIRTS definitely will be made available in November, by popular demand… as well as a few extra special items that we are just finishing up. Stay tuned.
– Our next studio album “WITHOUT A TRIBE” will have 13 songs and will be available on CD, Vinyl and HQ Audio Files (FLAC, WAV, MP3). There will also be a “bonus” EP containing three or four songs. (We haven’t decided yet).
We plan on ushering an all-out, full-on roll out of the album, including exclusive features, videos, interview segments, merch, all of it… It will be a TON of fun and even bigger and better than the “VOICE OF TREASON” roll out.
The question is… when will all this happen?
Life has been crazy for us at the moment. Family illnesses, unexpected expenses, unforeseen mayhem (to name a few distractions)… so at the risk of sounding like we are peddling excuses, we are probably looking at the beginning on next year to begin pre-sales and start this “experience.” rolling.
We can only apologize for the delays… but we can assure you, this will be our best effort yet.
Meanwhile, we have some cool things coming up before year’s end for all of you… so please stay tuned.
We appreciate your support and friendship more than we can say.
Your Input: Halloween Jams
In this spirit of Halloween, we lay out this ghoulish scenario…
You are charged with the task of supplying the music for a Halloween Bash…but you are NOT allowed to play “The Monster Mash.” Anything else goes..
What are some of the tunes you are cranking at this monstrous shindig?
We’d LOVE to hear from you.
Drop us a comment.
Have at it, folks! And thanks!
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Turning 65 last Friday was guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto).
Simon Le Bon, lead singer for Duran Duran was 64 on Thursday.
Keith Urban’s 55th birthday happened on Wednesday.
Pop Star Katy Perry celebrated her 38th birthday on Tuesday.
Celebrating his 78th birthday on Tuesday was Yes frontman, Jon Anderson.
Glenn Tipton, guitarist for Judas Priest, celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday.
Rock and blues guitarist Elvin Bishop turned 80 last Friday.
Ed Robertson, frontman for Barenaked Ladies turned 52 on Tuesday.
Charlotte Caffey, guitarist for the Go-Go’s, turned 69 last Friday.
Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, had his 61st birthday on Tuesday
A meme has been circulating that we think is pretty cool. It shows the eight musicians who were playing on the Titanic when it sank in April, 1912. They kept on playing as the ship met its horrible fate, going down with the ship.
The meme that has been making the rounds, honoring them, simply shows their faces.
We wanted to attach names to those faces.
William Brailey – Pianist
Roger Bricoux – Cellist
John Clarke – Bassist
Wallace Hartley – Violinist
Jock Hume – Violinist
Georges Krins – Violinist
Percy Taylor – Cellist
John Wesley Woodward – Cellist
Memes about music in general, what it means to all of us and how it affects us are some of the most popular on the internet. We post our share of these types of memes as well.
We’ve decided to create a gallery of the most popular music memes we’ve ever shared.
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
Once again, peeking into the brain of an Elm…
This week, Andy takes quill in hand to share his thoughts about writing with Bobby Steel.
If you dig Elm Treason music, here’s a sneak peek into the band’s creative process!
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
What’s cooler than a couple of guitar bangers leaning against a brick wall on an overcast day in Texas? – April, 2022
A BACKWARDS LETTER “F” … AND WHY NOT?
3 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The sweater Kurt Cobain wore on Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged special sells at auction for $334,000. After Cobain died, Courtney Love gave it to the family’s nanny, who sold it to pay for cancer treatments.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Speaking of Kurt Cobain…. Forbes declares Kurt Cobain the top-earning dead celebrity, beating out Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, Ray Charles, and Bob Marley.
17 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
After reuniting to play four shows in London at Royal Albert Hall in May, Cream play the first of three sell-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
27 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Def Leppard play shows on three different continents in the same day, starting in Tangier (Africa), then London (Europe), and finally Vancouver (North America). Each show is an acoustic set running 45 minutes; they take the Concorde to the last one, which gets them in Vancouver for a 9 p.m. performance.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Originally released in 1980, AC/DC’s Back In Black album is certified Diamond for US sales of 10 million.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The band Mookie Blaylock, soon be known as Pearl Jam, make their stage debut at The Off Ramp in Seattle. In the audience are members of Soundgarden and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.
42 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.
45 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elton John appears on The Muppet Show, where he performs “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”
47 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his third album, Born To Run.
64 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The first rock concert in Germany is held in Berlin, and it doesn’t go well, as agitated youth fight during a performance by Bill Haley and his Comets. By the time police clear the Berlin Sportpalast, where the concert is held, five policemen and six audience members are seriously injured.
Seriously GREAT advice
The Struggle Was REAL
When the music is a part of us..
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The Legend of Woodley Swamp by Charlie Daniels Band and The Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show
Love both picks, Amy… but I (Andy) am REALLY digging that Charlie Daniels jam. My wife (also named Amy) is all over that, being one of his biggest fans! 🙂
Alice Cooper for sure !
Could NOT agree more, Martin. Any favorites from his catalog in particular?
Bark at the Moon, Highway to Hell, Bat Out of Hell, Godzilla, Mack the Knife, Mr. Crowley, Poison, The End by Blue October, You Light Up My Life, Feelings, One Bad Apple. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Guns and Roses version)
Loved the Extra Noodles!
RE: Delay in the dropping of “Without a Tribe.”
To me, supporting Elm Treason means taking off any pressure to be creative. I am eagerly awaiting the release of what I’m sure will be a great album, literally more than any album I’ve ever anticipated. But the last thing I want is to feel like you had to rush through it to get it done. I have over 50 Elm Treason songs I don’t know by heart yet. Their are nuances I haven’t even discovered yet. I’ll continue to be entertained. This isn’t the record industry, you don’t have anyone to answer to but each other and the best way to do that is to take any unnecessary pressure off of your partner.
Please take your time.
Seriously delicious muster of jams there, Bill. I believe I (Andy) have four different versions of “Mack the Knife” scattered across my playlists.
And thank you from the bottom of my music-making heart for your wonderful and supportive words. Thank you, thank you, thank you… Life regularly gets in the way of our best laid plans.
You’re welcome Andy. Thanks for the Lennon paraphrase!
“Heads will roll” “Nightmare on my street” “There will be blood” “Werewolf of London” “Highway to Hell”…
Love your picks, Shelley. Truly.
I (Andy) always thought of “Warewolves of London” as a QUINTESSENTIAL Halloween song. As much as “Monster Mash.”
REALLY dig the “Heads Will Roll” selection.
Nine Inch Nails-The Becoming,Pixies-The Happening, Bauhaus-Dark Entries, Tool-Aenima, Heart Shaped Box, Thinking of You, The Time Warp, Sympathy For the Devil, Psycho Killer, Bad Moon Rising. More to come later, I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
That’s a world class playlist right there, Alice.
I love the dead Alice Cooper
I (Andy) LOVE that song – a darling little ditty about necrophilia.
“I love the dead before they’re cold. The bluing flesh for me to hold, Cadaver eyes upon me see…”
Well, I can’t say I have ever done Halloween but if push came to shove, I would play the album The Executioner’s Last Songs (pardon me) but I’ve got someone to kill…lol
Sounds positively ghoulish, Ellen. 🙂
Frankenstein Edgar Winter
One of rock and roll’s GREAT instrumentals.
The Creepshow: Creatures of the Night, Psycho Ball an Chain
Alice Cooper: Be My Frankenstein
Oops! I mean, Feed My Frankenstein
Great trio of spooky jams, Lisa. Thanks!
I (Andy) especially dig The Alice Cooper tune.
Theme from the Exorcist.
Great pick, Cindy.
Marie LeVeau by Bobby Bare
Not familiar with this one, so I (Andy) will head off to the studio to give this one a spin after fielding newsletter comments.
Appreciate it very much!
A little late to the party (no pun intended) but Warren Zevon Werewolves of London, The Eagles Witchy Woman, Santana Black Magic Woman, The Cranberries Zombie, AC/DC Hell’s Bells, Van Halen Runnin’ With the Devil, and Iron Maiden Number of The Beast all make my playlist.
The party never ends, brother.
The door is always open and the refreshments are always available.
Appreciate your list.