Sunday, July 18, 2021

Studio activity

Andy and SK held a band meeting during which they reviewed some of the material from the archives and discussed future recording plans. Today, SK transferred the footage from the summer 2002 Sculpted Static concert from VHS to DVD, and then to MP4.

Some work in Goldwave was required to fix a few seconds of audio of "I Saw Her Standing There" that was lost from the tape. But it wouldn't be Sculpted Static without some sculpting of static, right?

"Is the band going to reunite???"----only to do some re-recording of certain bits of the backyard concert that we find janky. But first, we need to locate a working VHS camcorder for the proper low fidelity.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

"Is it true that the Tonics are releasing a 'Recorded From Home' album during the pandemic?"

 ----we already did. We invented the technique of remote recording and perfected it on Sunny Ash.

"Wow, how did you send the sound files back and forth???"----mostly in an old Honda Accord. Sometimes a Volvo. We'd leave the CDs in front of Ian's house. Just like deliveries today.

"What about the rumors that you're doing a concert on Zoom?"----if it doesn't involve flying someone in at the last minute and jamming at PRS for the warmup, it's not our kind of concert.

"I heard you're considering a tour in New Guinea, of all places!"----that's not accurate. We were only there in Microsoft Flight Simulator preparing for our Earhart tribute flight.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

"It's been a quiet year for the Tonics."

----Stay tuned. The year's not over yet.

"Are you getting back in the studio??? When are we going to hear the follow up to Get Things Done?"----You'll hear it when you die in our forthcoming space adventure game.

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.