Thursday, November 15, 2018

Band meeting

Today, SK, Andy and M had a band meeting via teleconference.

"Did you guys discuss the long-awaited second Tonics album??"----No. We spent the majority of time debating the effectiveness of the N95 respirator mask.

"Come on, you guys must have brainstormed a lot of ideas for recording. It's been years!"----Okay, if you insist. We did some research on Britney Spears' "Toxic" which we profoundly regret not covering during our heyday. At least our contemporaries Local H did this rockin' version.

"You're kidding, right?"----Actually, everything in this post is true.

Monday, October 01, 2018

"Rumors are, the Tonics are back in the studio!"

----It's a games studio. We're porting getsmart.bas to Python.

"Isn't that the legendary text adventure game that even predates chainsaw.wav?"----How the hell do you know all this? Are you the all-knowing Google Assistant?

"Someone's being a paranoid android."----This interview is over.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

"Is it true that the garage band in Lady Bird was based on the Tonics?"

----No, but we may have had a band meeting at Kaldi, which was featured in the film. Actually, it wasn't a band meeting, we were just there to talk about Eddie Izzard.

"What are the chances of a Tonics reunion in 2018?"----Almost as good as the chances in 2017.

"It's been almost 15 years since Sunny Ash. How has the world changed since then?"----We learned that Neanderthals interbred with humans. And we finally used our lady of MOAB in combat just last year.

"Can I hear your music on Spotify?"----Sure. Just purchase our music from Bandcamp and follow the directions to import local files into Spotify.

"What are you listening to these days?"----Same thing as in 2003. The classic sounds of air conditioning.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"There's going to be a new album in 2018?"

----Fake news.

"Where have you been all year? You haven't posted since last September!"----I was in D.C. competing for the role of Trump's press secretary.

"Where can I find the 7" version of 'Baby, Baby Goodbye'?"----You have us confused with the German band from the 70s.

"What happened to the footage of Sculpted Static at the backyard concert? I haven't seen it in years!"----Martin Shkreli has it.

"Wow, how are you connected to him?"----We aren't. I'm just responding to these questions to keep the blog alive.

"Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords . . . Spotify USA, Inc. [in connection with 'Frida' by Auren (Naive)]"----We really got this one in the mail. Sorry, you got the wrong songwriter.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eliot

Andy and SK started working on a new song "Eliot." It's the sequel to Hamlet, they say.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Press Record again

A day of covers.... we recorded the Sculpted Static song "Telegraph Avenue" and R.E.M.'s "Fall On Me"

"Wait, didn't you guys write Telegraph Avenue?"----No, we walked it

"I heard a rumor that Andy is going to sing on the new record."----Still getting used to that name

"Where were you on 9/11?"----in the demo version of "Lost Child," incubating

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"Lucy" demo

Next on the list of cassettes to digitize: the jam session that resulted in "Lucy" which occurred in December 2001 or January 2002. The tape contains several other jams, including "Ready Steady Go" which almost became a song.