Thursday, October 26, 2006 - Lunalive
 
Hey there, San Antonio friends - Drop Trio will be playing at Luna tonight at 9pm. Come on by! We'll be celebrating (belatedly) the release of the Live At Luna compilation CD (there are a couple Drop Trio tracks on there). See you tonight!

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - Scar Stuff: Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe "Music For Robots" (Science Fiction Records, MFR-1001A, 1964)
 
A little robot music for you this Wednesday. Via BoingBoing:
Music For Robots
Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe's masterpiece of robot-futurist music (Science Fiction Records, MFR-1001A, 1964).
 

Monday, October 23, 2006 - For Sale
 







I'm selling my Sonor drums. These drums can be heard on all six of these albums.

Details:

Sonor Sonic Plus 2, 6-ply maple/mahogany
8x10 rack tom
10x12 rack tom
14x14 mounted floor tom
18x22 kick

1 Sonor hi-hat stand
1 Sonor cymbal stand
1 Sonor boom stand with attachment for floor tom

Cymbals and snare not included.

Contact me for more details.
nuje@droptrio.com

UPDATE (by Ian): No, Nuje isn't quitting the band (at least, not that he's told us ... ha ha huh hmm). This is his old kit that's for sale.
 

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 11/4 Show in Houston w/ Morrison Ressurection Experiment
 
Check it, yo:



A rad show with a Doors tribute band that features Drop Trio friends Richard Zemcik on keys and Hank Schyma (from the Southern Backtones) on vocals.
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - Always We Begin Again
 
So, as I hinted in a post last week, we have now officially started work on our 4th album. We spent a Saturday afternoon at the studio of Adrian Zavala (you may remember him from a performance on guitar with Drop Trio at the 2005 Watermelon Festival).


Our approach on this new album is different from anything we've done before: we start with a handful of sessions at different studios around Texas, playing all improv. Then we take the results of those sessions and edit them into a single album. So far, sounds like Leap, right? Here's the difference - once we've got everything assembled into an album, then we turn around and learn the whole thing - and then re-record a new interpretation of it as the "real" album.



Sounds ambitious and / or crazy, I know. But if the results are anything like what we got last weekend, it'll be worth it. Here's a clip from the first improv track from the session.



And here are some more photos.
 

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - EMusic
 
Any Emusic subscribers out there? If you are, check it out - you can now download Cezanne on Emusic.

Not familiar with Emusic? They've been selling music downloads since 1999, years before iTunes made it mainstream. (Don't worry iTunes, you know we love ya. You too, outbound music & magnatune.) I was a subscriber for a long time, and they have a KILLER jazz collection, tons of cool back catalog stuff. Worth looking into.
 

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - Houston-town
 
We had a good bunch of shows in Houston over the past week. Two (unannounced) shows at Brasil:



A show at Helios:



A recording session at Adrian Zavala's Studio, starting work on our new album (more on that soon):



And a show with Blendt at Texas House Concerts. All shows were great, especially Helios (the vibe at that place is out of control). Thanks to everybody who came out!

Thanks to Groovehouse for the photos!
 

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - A little feedback
 
Got 5 minutes to spare? Give us a little anonymous feedback, eh?
 

Monday, October 02, 2006 - The Austin and The Oklahoma
 
We played in three great cities this weekend. Here are some Pics from the trip


In Austin we had the privilege of being on 90.5 KUT with Jay Trachtenberg. We played three tunes live in the studio, discussed the band's history (and future) and the radness of Prog. Rock. Click below to listen to the show.

>>Live on KUT<<



That evening we played the Elephant Room in Austin. Our friend John Branch sat in for a few tunes on guitar, and rocked the house. Thanks to everyone who came out and made us feel welcome.





On Friday we spent close to 10 hours in the van to get to Tulsa, Oklahoma. We played with our friend's Harmonious Monk to a small crowd of sushi lovers. Harmonious Monk asked Ian to sit in, and played a really rad tune.





Saturday we headed 70 miles west to Stillwater, Oklahoma. The short drive gave us plenty of time to hang out in town before show time. Gpf proved that he is the smartest in the band by defeating Ian in chess. I proved that I'm the dumbest by not playing. We got to Mike's College Bar early to set up and learned that the headliner had cancelled. So, we played two full sets to an enthusiastic crowd.


By the way, we just got in some new DT t-shirts. Let us know if you want one.
 




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