THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 83
NOVEMBER 18, 2022
A BLACK FRIDAY FOR THE TREASON BOYS?
Everyone is doing a BLACK FRIDAY thing. Why not us?
So, it’s official!
We are doing our very first BLACK FRIDAY event … ever!
We were asking ourselves: “If we’re going to do this, what can we do to make it interesting – dare we say, COOL and UNIQUE – without sounding too salesman-y?” (Is that even a word?)
So here’s what we came up with.. and we promise to try to make this as BRIEF as possible…
We started with the easy stuff…. HUGE DISCOUNTS on Elm Treason stuff.
So, beginning this Sunday at 7:00am New York time at elmtreasonshop.com (lasting through to Monday the 28th), EVERYTHING in the Elm Treason Shop is on sale. Some of the discounts, frankly, are just stupid (considering we’re trying to stay afloat financially here).
30% off ALL hoodies and Sweatshirts (including our brand new “Play Loud/Listen Louder” hoodies and sweatshirts being added to the store this Sunday)
40% off ALL already existing t-shirts, hats, beanies, mugs and beer steins.
..and finally 50% off ALL MUSIC…including all vinyl, CDs, Blu-rays, DVDs and digital downloads.
Next… (the really really cool part of all this)..
We are kicking off a brand new tradition this year, and we hope you’ll want to be a part of it.
We call it the “Treason’s Greetings” series. (Clever, yes?)
Starting this year, we will be offering (for the duration of the holiday season ONLY) special, limited-edition t-shirts (both long and short sleeve varieties), hoodies and sweatshirts with a specially crafted “TREASON’S GREETINGS” logo on them. (T-Shirts come in multiple colors).
This will be the INAUGURAL offering in what will be a yearly release – an annual tradition. Call it a collector’s series, if you like. Each year, we will create a new unique design to add to the collection.
Think of these as those collectible yearly Hallmark Christmas tree ornaments with the year printed on it… only these look better when you wear them.
This new “TREASON’S GREETINGS” gear will also be on sale, offered at 20% off regular prices for the duration of this BLACK FRIDAY deal (ending Monday the 28th).
When the season is gone so will this year’s TREASON’S GREETINGS line.
It all begins Sunday at elmtreasonshop.com
– Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Black Keys and Spoon have been nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards. ABBA, Bonnie Raitt, Christine McVie, Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, Megadeth, Blondie, Neil Young and Sheryl Crow are also up for awards.
– Graham Nash has announced his “Sixty Years of Songs and Stories” 2023 U.S. tour. He’ll also be releasing a new album called “Now” in the spring.
– Neil Young’s new album with Crazy Horse called “World Record” is being released Friday, November 18th.
– Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will appear as special guests at several shows with Pink next year.
– After performing at both Taylor Hawkins tribute shows in September, Joe Walsh says he’d like to extend the James Gang reunion.
– Foreigner has announced their Historic Farewell Tour. It will kick off in summer 2023 with Loverboy in tow.
– Nik Turner, co-founding saxophonist, flutist and vocalist of the pioneering English space-rock band Hawkwind died at age 82.
Your Input: Making Music
Do you play an instrument? (Doesn’t matter how good you are) Do you make music in some way? Do you write lyrics? Do you sing?
If you are music maker of some kind – any kind – let us know, regardless of skill level, what you play. Guitar, piano, bass, drums, recorder, kazoo, pots and pans, vocals, whatever….
Hit that comments section, people.
We DESIRE to hear from you. Rock on, all!
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Singer/Entertainer Petula Clark celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday.
Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw turned 69 last Friday.
Joe Leeway, of Thompson Twins, was 67 on Tuesday.
Happy 73rd birthday to James Young, guitarist for Styx. (Monday)
Frida, of ABBA, was born Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad 77 years ago Tuesday.
David Ellefsen, bassist for Megadeth, celebrated birthday number 58 last Saturday.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger turned 48 on Tuesday
Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Buck Dharma was 75 last Saturday.
Brian Yale, bassist for Matchbox Twenty, turned 54 on Monday.
Musician, singer-songwriter Johnny Rivers celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday
On Monday, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker had his 47th birthday.
Answering the question…
Part TWO from the “A Different Time” File…
Last week, we shared a gallery of print ads that simply wouldn’t “cut it” today. Whether “politically incorrect,” “socially insensitive” or simply an innocent product of a different era, they’re still fun to look at and read through.
This week, we conclude our two part look at “A Different Time…”
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Bobby Steel
This week, Bobby whittles down the endless books and courses and tutorials and You Tube videos on how music makers should be practicing into one sentence.
Plus, what’s the difference between practicing noodling and rehearsing?
Save yourself a ton of money on expert instructions on “the right way to practice” and check out this free article from Mr. Steel.
Check it out —> HERE <—-
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Wow.. Going WAAAAAAAAY back to February, 2013. This photo was snapped during the very first sessions for what we thought would be our first album (the “electric” sessions for “Days of Reaction.”). Those recordings remain officially unreleased… for now.
A PAPER CLIP IN A CUP OF WATER … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The blues-rock band Eagles of Death Metal are in the midst of performing at a sold-out show at Le Bataclan in Paris, France, when terrorists attack the venue with automatic rifles, grenades and explosive suicide vests. It’s one of many attacks throughout the city.
12 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
FYI – Taylor Swift sets a record by becoming the first female artist to place 11 songs on the Hot 100 at the same time.
15 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
In a charity auction, a 25-year-old man from Scotland pays $170,000 for two tickets to the Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in London. Over a million people entered a lottery for the 18,000 tickets, which sold for a face value of $255.
16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Queen’s Greatest Hits is declared the most popular album of all time in Britain, with more than 5.5 million units sold. The Beatles come in second with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
25 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
At a Tower Records in-house performance in New York City, Green Day trash the store. Their label happily pays the $50,000 in damage as Green Day prove they’re still punk to the core.
26 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Beatles become the first act with three #1 albums the same year in America when their Anthology 3 compilation goes to the top.
31 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Per Michael Jackson’s wishes, one week before his controversial “Black Or White” music video airs, a memo circulates at MTV instructing the network’s on-air personnel to refer to Jackson as the King of Pop at least twice a week during the next two weeks.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
German producer Frank Farian admits that Milli Vanilli (Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan) didn’t actually sing on the album Girl You Know It’s True. A scandal ensues and the duo are stripped of the Best New Artist Grammy.
39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Directed by John Landin, Michael Jackson’s 14-minute film Thriller debuts at the Metro Crest Theater in Los Angeles. It will become the most popular video in MTV history when the network begins airing it in December. The film gets a standing ovation and the crowd demands an encore, which is granted.
50 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Creepy coincidence – Berry Oakley (bassist for The Allman Brothers Band) dies at age 24 after a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, just three blocks from the site of Duane Allman’s fatal motorcycle crash a year earlier.
67 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Billboard begins its “Top 100” chart, with the first #1 listed as “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing” by the Four Aces. The magazine wouldn’t combine all its pop charts into one until 1959.
We’ve all been there…
Winter is Coming
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