GROOVY NOODLES

THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 84

NOVEMBER 25, 2022

THANK YOU, TREASONITES!!!!

TREASON NOODLES

– Pretty much all ELM TREASON activities this week took a slow turn into “taking a break” due to Thanksgiving. Andy went back to Texas to be with family. Bobby prepped for the holiday weekend in Staten Island. Andy returns this weekend to tackle all Black Friday orders.

…and speaking of Black Friday orders….

– All “BLACK FRIDAY” orders (more details below) will be taken care of beginning Monday. If you ordered both music (CDs, vinyl, DVDs and Blurays) and apparel, they will be shipping separately. Andy handles all music shipments personally while all apparel and drinkware ship from the warehouse. (Don’t worry, you don’t pay TWO shipping fees).

A TREASONOUS BLACK FRIDAY!

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Yes, we went with the countdown clock this week. Yes, we get that it can be annoying (and distracting).

So, in case you missed it… or in case this is a gentle little reminder, Elm Treason is doing the band’s very first BLACK FRIDAY event … ever! 

Here’s the deal…

First, let’s go over the CHUNKY DISCOUNTS.

Underway right now at elmtreasonshop.com (lasting through to Monday the 28th, as the clock above depicts), EVERYTHING in the Elm Treason Shop is on sale. 

Yup, everything.

30% off ALL hoodies and Sweatshirts (including BRAND NEW “Play Loud/Listen Louder” hoodies and sweatshirts just added to the store)

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.

Second, the super cool part of all this…

We are starting a brand new tradition this year. We hope you’ll want to be a part of it.

It’s the “Treason’s Greetings” series. 

Beginning 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 designed “TREASON’S GREETINGS” logo on them. (T-Shirts come in multiple colors).

This will be a yearly release – an annual tradition. Think of it as a collector’s series. Each year, we will create a new unique design to add to the collection.

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.

When the season is gone so will this year’s TREASON’S GREETINGS line.

It’s happening right now at elmtreasonshop.com

OTHER NOODLES

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Live at the Fillmore,” recorded in 1997, arrives on Friday the 25th. It features material from the band’s famed 20-night residency in San Francisco.

Wilko Johnson, guitarist and singer for the British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, died on Monday at the age of 75. 

– Both Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Jack White (White Stripes) announced they are leaving Twitter this week.

Elton John performed his last show in the United States this week in Los Angeles. Singer Brandi Carlile came out to duet on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” while Kiki Dee later joined John in the duo’s classic duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” Long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin also joined him on stage.

KIX drummer Jimmy Chalfant suffered a heart attack during a show this week. Multiple sources confirm that Chalfant was unconscious and carried off stage. He survived and is said to be in good spirits.

Bruce Springsteen confirmed this week he was preparing a box set of five previously-unreleased albums, mainly recorded during the ’90s.

The Doors released the song “Paris Blues,” the band’s “last known unissued studio recording.” It’s “an original blues song written by the band; the track was recorded during one of the band’s recording sessions for either The Soft Parade or L.A. Woman (no one seems to remember).”

Your Input: Thankful

Hello Treasonites!

So, we’ve posted this on our main page as well, but it’s very difficult for us to keep up with the comments there.

That’s why we LOVE this newsletter. The audience is far more intimate. (A fancy way of saying a LOT LESS PEOPLE). We want to interact with you.

So, here goes…

What are you thankful for? What are you grateful for?

Let us say that we are IMMEASURABLY THANKFUL to have all of you out there who support what we do. Happiness is impossible without gratitude… and we assure you, we are two happy guitar-bangin’ dudes in large part because of you.

Please, hit that comments section and let’s keep the positive flowing!

 

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Shelley Briley

I’m grateful for love, life, music, art, family, friends, and humor 🙂

Bill Boys

I’m most grateful, to the point that nothing else really matters, for my daughter and her 8 year old boy, Jack and his sister, Juliet. I am blessed beyond measure. A distant, but still huge second is music, and your duo, takes that blessing to greater heights.

Bill Boys

Bobby’s, embrace sucking at it, while you practice was the best “Extra” so far, to me. Until this one. Thanks for sharing that. One of the things that I get out of it is, above all, insist to yourself to BE yourself, if you wanna create music. I saw a recent Ozzie quote that says something like, you shouldn’t be writing songs or playing to impress your fellow band members, you should be trying impress those who are paying for tickets. I totally disagree with that. You should be trying to write and play music that fulfills, or completes YOU the writer, and secondarily, your collaborators. If the seventeen year old in the 350 dollar seat loves it, that’s wonderful, but if it’s the only thing, your career is already over, you just haven’t heard the death rattle yet. Three examples to prove my point of being yourself are Chicago, Heart and Aerosmith. All three let others control their path during the 80s. Brought in songwriters to make them more relevant, changed their style and approach. It made them all more rich and more famous but destroyed them all for me. Thanks for being yourself, Andy. Thank Bobby for that too. The combination of each of you being yourselves (two totally different perspectives) yet being of one mind, is why Elm Treason works for me. I have learned so much from you two. And what I’ve learned goes far beyond songwriting and musicianship.

Bill Boys

My pleasure!

Katie

I’m grateful that one of my thirtysomething daughters is finally getting married. LOL. Really, I am grateful for family and friends and music that fills the silences.

BOBBY

I’m grateful for music. It’s not just a big part of my life it IS my life. I love all my guitars. I sleep with them, wake up with them and play them every moment I can spare. I’m grateful for the learning process. Seems like the more I learn the less I realize i know. It never ends. That’s a beautiful thing. I’m grateful for my 3 boys, my family, my childhood friends who I’ve managed to keep a relationship for 4 decades. I’m grateful for my bandmate Andy, fellow collaborator and brother in arms; our band Elm Treason, which has produced the best music we both have ever written and we’re just getting warmed up. I’m grateful for all our listeners. Our fans, which I think are the greatest fans in the world. I’m thankful for all the students I’ve had in the past who have become successful musicians, it’s nice to know I had a hand in their success. Every once in a while they come back and thank me. Every once in a while I get to watch them perform on stage in front of large volumes of people. I once had a musician rival of mine say to me at a concert where my students were the headlining band “I hate to admit it, but you taught them well” BAM that’s the stuff that makes me feel grateful.

Kim Brook

Many things to be thankful for. Husband, family, dogs, new granddaughter, music, books, nature.

Vincent Peteroy

God Life Family Wife Daughter Son Friends Music Drums Hockey Cars Motorcycles My Home Work God…

Shirley mason

I’m greatful for music and the people who trust me to help with production and promo, greatful for my dogs and my new knee I just had done, and greatful to be apart of this community

Birthdays This Past Week

Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…

Tina Weymouth, bass guitarist for Talking Heads, turned 72 on Tuesday.

Rudy Sarzo, bass guitarist for Quiet Riot and Whitesnake had his 72nd birthday last Friday.

Original Beatles drummer Pete Best was 81 on Thursday.

 

Singer/performer Miley Cyrus celebrated birthday number 30 on Wednesday.

Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum was 62 on Saturday.

 

Steven Van Zandt, guitarist/mandolinist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band celebrated his 72nd birthday on Tuesday.

Happy 65th Birthday to Chris Hayes, guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News.

 

Celebrating his 68th birthday on Wednesday was singer songwriter pianist Bruce Hornsby

Turning 57 on Monday was singer, songwriter, composer Björk.

Last Sunday, legendary guitarist Joe Walsh turned 75.

Ummm… What?

Remember these playthings?

You gotta wonder sometimes if today’s kids would look at some of these toys from yesteryear and say, “How did you guys ever get through your childhoods in the olden days with this stuff???”

Still, there are some GREAT memories associated with a lot of these goodies for many of us.

Let’s stroll down memory lane.

Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman

This week, Andy lays the ink to the page reflecting on the reasons he got into making music –  and they may not be for the reasons you’d think.

See why Andy is the “strumming turncoat.”

Check it out —> HERE <—-

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The boys in the band kicking back – Summer, 2017.

TWO Q-TIPS AND A SKITTLE … BECAUSE WHY NOT?

7 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

David Cassidy dies at age 67 after suffering liver and kidney failure. He had made headlines earlier in the year when he was diagnosed with dementia.

 

19 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

The acoustic guitar on which George Harrison learned how to play is sold at a London auction for 276,000 pounds. The original price of the guitar: three and one-half pounds.

 

20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors announce plans to re-form with The Cult lead singer, Ian Astbury, and The Police drummer, Stewart Copeland. They start off as “The Doors of the 21st Century,” but a lawsuit by original drummer, John Densmore (who declined to tour due to hearing loss), forces them to stop using the “Doors” moniker. They change their name to “Riders on the Storm.”

 

20 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Michael Jackson shocks onlookers in Berlin by dangling his newborn son Prince Michael II over the side of the railing.

 

31 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Cyndi Lauper marries actor David Thornton. Little Richard, who is an ordained minister, presides over the ceremony.

32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences strips the 1989 Best New Artist Grammy from Milli Vanilli because Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan didn’t actually sing on their debut album, “Girl You Know It’s True.” It is the first time a Grammy has ever been revoked.

35 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Interesting coincidence….”Mony Mony” by Billy Idol replaces “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany at #1 in the US. Both songs were originally recorded in the ’60s by Tommy James & the Shondells.

41 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John hits #1 in the US. The sweaty aerobics anthem stays at the top spot for 10 weeks, making it the biggest hit of 1981.

49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

After Keith Moon passes out at his drum kit, The Who pull a fan from the audience to take over.

59 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

President John Kennedy is murdered in Dallas, Texas while riding in a motorcade.

67 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Sun Records owner Sam Phillips sells Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for a “mere” $35,000. Phillips invested the money in a local hotel chain called the Holiday Inn, which made him a bigger fortune than anything he ever did in music.

Busted

Another Funny

True That

How Time Flies!

Yet Another Funny

Ludwig Knew…

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CONTACT US

Want to contact us directly with a guaranteed direct response via email? —> andy@elmtreason.com

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