THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 88
JANUARY 6, 2023
– It’s great to be back in the swing of things with our weekly GROOVY NOODLES offering. Thank you all for sticking with us! The best is yet to come.
– With the Christmas break over, Bobby is back in the classroom, being the Western hemisphere’s greatest elementary school music teacher (according to Andy).
– The two week hiatus from working on GROOVY NOODLES enabled more time to be devoted to mixing the band’s next album, “WITHOUT A TRIBE.” It was a very productive two weeks.
– Andy did more than his usual share of voiceover work during the hiatus and also mixed two songs for clients – something the boys hope to be doing more of for other artists.
– HUGE THANKS to all of you who participated in our survey regarding a possible “ELM TREASON MEMBERSHIP” site. We will be asking more of our fans what they think via email and through our regular Facebook page over the next week or two. Our goal? We’re looking to generate a reliable income stream while offering unique, desirable and exclusive content. Just looking to stay afloat! If you’re interested in participating in our quick little survey ahead of time, here’s the link –> SURVEY <——–
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– We’re thinking of adding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT section to this newsletter, whereas music makers can submit a link to an original song and hopefully get some exposure for their work. (We’ll come up with a better name than “artist spotlight.” 🙂
– Iron Maiden was honored with their own set of British postage stamps. There will be twelve in the set.
– Neal Doughty, founding keyboardist of REO Speedwagon and the only member to appear on all of the band’s albums, announced his retirement from touring. He was the band for 55 years.
– Also this past week, Myles Goodwin, leader and only remaining founding member of April Wine, announced he’ll retire from touring in March.
– Earth, Wind & Fire drummer Fred White died last Sunday at 67. He played on hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Let’s Groove.”
– Iggy Pop’s latest album “Every Loser” has dropped.
– The Foo Fighters announced that they plan to continue as a band following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last March.
– Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham says he’s begun work on a new album.
Your Input: The GO TO jam…
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Here’s the scenario…
You’ve had a bad day. Or a sad day. Or a day where you’re not feeling your best self…
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What’s your one GO TO JAM in this situation, at this very moment?
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Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Michael Stipe, frontman of R.E.M. celebrated his 63rd birthday on Wednesday.
Pioneer jazz-fusion guitarist, composer and bandleader John McLaughlin, turned 81 on Wednesday.
Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block celebrated his 51st birthday on last Saturday.
Jeff Lynne – of ELO and the Travelling Wilburys – was 75 last Friday.
Anthrax guitarist and backing vocalist Scott Ian had his 60th birthday last Saturday.
Tom Hamilton, bassist for Aerosmith, had birthday number 72 last Saturday.
Singer-songwriter David Gates turned 82 on Sunday.
Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish turned 81 on last Sunday.
Paul Westerberg, lead singer of the Replacements, was 64 last Saturday.
Happy New Year Print Ads…
Like we did over the Christmas holiday, we’re sharing some great vintage ads – this time celebrating the NEW YEAR..
Dig these, folks!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The boys in the band, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Summer 2015
AN UPSIDE-DOWN NUMBER 8 … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
AN UPSIDE-DOWN NUMBER 11 … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
AN UPSIDE-DOWN NUMBER 69 … BECAUSE WHY NOT?
13 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Chris Cornell tweets that Soundgarden, split since 1997, are getting back together.
22 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Dave Matthews Band become the first major artist to release a song on Napster when “I Did It” debuts on the controversial file-sharing platform.
24 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
George Harrison is nearly killed when the mentally disturbed Michael Abram breaks into his home and stabs him in the chest.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Nirvana sign with Geffen Records. In September, their album “Nevermind” is released.
33 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The Clearwater, Florida, radio station WKRL becomes the first “All Led Zeppelin” station, kicking off the format flip with 24 straight hours of “Stairway To Heaven.” The all-Zep rotation lasts two weeks, after which they become more of a traditional Classic Rock station (they also switch their call letters to WXTB).
38 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Rick Nelson dies in a plane crash at age 45. A child star on The Ozzie and Harriet Show, he became a teen idol as a singer. He hit the Top 40 a total of 36 times.
39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses an arm when he crashes his Corvette. He continues with the band, using computer aids and relying more on his feet.
50 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Both AC DC and Journey make their LIVE debut on the same day – although on different continents.
64 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Johnny Cash plays one of his first jailhouse shows when he performs at San Quentin prison in San Rafael, California. Among those in the captive audience is Merle Haggard, who is serving time for burglary.
83 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
W2XDG in New York becomes the first licensed FM station and begins broadcasting from the Empire State Building.
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Elitism takes on all kinds of different forms..
A little bar band…
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