Thursday, December 29, 2005

So now I sit just counting down the hours until my flight leaves tomorrow evening. It's been a great vacation in this frozen tundra, and I've had a complete blast, but I'm eager to get back to Orlando, the band, work, and civilization in general. I attended multiple holiday parties and drank many people's beer. I avoided large groups of unfamiliar faces by standing outside on porches. I had dental work done this morning and I cannot feel my nose, lips, or chin at present. My coffee is dribbling everywhere because of it.

We're having a good run with PureVolume. We're hearing lots of good feedback, and even some negative here and there, but you have to take it with a grain of salt I guess. I've had some great conversations with new fans on AIM and our MySpace friends list is continually growing.

It's becoming more and more apparent that January will be a rather slow month for us, and since we won't be out playing shows, I'm hoping we can dedicate the time to more practice since we have a slew of songs that need some work. The next thing we have scheduled as it stands is the Spring Music Fest in Port Orange where we'll be playing with a lot of great bands, a lot of whom we've shared the stage with before. We want to make sure that performance is not only tight, but highly entertaining. We know that we'll be seeing a handful of friendly faces there, so we want to make sure everyone who puts forth the effort to come see us will get their free admission's worth.

JoAnna never left Florida, Bert returned on Wednesday, I believe... and Doug... well who knows, really. We spoke on Tuesday, and he was so excited because he was finally getting to go to a bar. I think he'll be back in Orlando on Friday or Saturday.

Thankfully, since I return on a Friday, I have the weekend to recover from my vacation. That seems backwards. I really don't know what I'm going to do with myself. It will be fun to once again have privacy.

Only 29 more hours...


Monday, December 26, 2005

Hah! Once again I have outsmarted the machines we call computers!
After a cold, snowy trip to town, I have returned with the almighty CD-R spindle which has allowed me to transfer necessary computer files. Now, head over to our purevolume page and check out new demos of Send a Letter and They Always Say!

Forget all that stuff I said earlier.

Happy Holidays everyone!
I hope that everyone who celebrates the Christmas holiday had a good one. I know I did. Uncomfortable silences and alcohol. That's what it's all about.

So in more pleasant news, we'll be spending the next 7 days in a PurePromo spot on the front page of It's a site for music. Maybe you've heard of it.

I know that in my last entry here I made promises about adding new demo tracks. Well, you see... there was this whole big.... thing... and the demos won't be added for a few more days. For some reason, the internet at my parents house doesn't like my Mac so it's not letting me connect via the Powerbook where all the songs are currently being stored. I'm blogging from their ancient Gateway computer which I remember being released right around the same time the dinosaurs became extinct.

However, until I can get those 2 new demos up on PureVolume there are 4 tracks from the EP and 2 home demos to keep your ENY hunger at bay.

I'm ready to leave Ohio and get back to Orlando, but I have several more days to kill until I'm on my plane home. Am I going to be one of those people who sits around on PureVolume constantly refreshing my own bands profile page? Probably.

IM me. I'm bored and cold.
I need someone to drive me home from the Orlando airport on Friday, December 30th. Any takers?

Thanks to anyone who heard us on purevolume, came to our real website, and is now reading this. Hope you dig what you heard. Tell a friend.

In other news, all that mixing and DVD editing stuff I needed to finish before leaving town was finished, and yesterday I got a lot of my hair cut off.
I know you care.

Season's Greetings!


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hey folks just a quick update on what's happening...
I decided to wait until the last minute to get a bunch of stuff done and now I'm regretting it. We have something big happening the day after Christmas. I'm not ready to leak the details yet, but if you head to our PureVolume site on December 26th, you'll see exactly what's going on. You'll also get to hear two new demos that I'll be uploading. They aren't new songs, but a few months ago we hopped into the studio and recorded updated versions of some tunes. For the last three days I've been working on cleaning those up and making them sound good. Bert spent a while last night making the drums sound awesome. I'm also working on putting together a small ENY DVD to share with our friends and family over the holiday. I fly out to my parents house on Friday morning so I have about 48 hours to pack, mix, edit, and burn. All nighters, anyone?

Bert is on the same flight to Ohio that I am. If we end up sitting in the same vicinity, I feel bad for everyone else on the plane. Chances are that we'll get loud and obnoxious.

Album Recommendation of the Week:
Action Action - Don't Cut Your Fabic to This Year's Fashion
Listen to them on MySpace.

This album came out a little over a year ago, but has been in constant rotation in my CD player. Former members of The Reunion Show and Count the Stars came together and a made a band that was way better than either of their previous efforts. Dark lyrics, walls of synthesizers, and lack of song structure make for an awesome listening experience. This isn't a handful of songs thrown together, this is an album. Occasionally songs will stray from the original melody and go in a completely different, but awesome direction. Highly recommended. They have a new disc coming out in 2006. I can't wait.

In other words, it's still cold in central Florida. And by cold, I mean 50 degrees. Brrrrr.

Stay cool,


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Alright, we just finished our two days of shows in Orlando and Daytona Beach. Lots of fun at both stops. Here's all the good stuff you missed:

Thursday night at Back Booth in downtown in Orlando. We played with some great bands including Luxembourg, The West Fifties, and Jason Choi and the Sea. Upon arrival to the venue we noticed that our name was spelled wrong on the marquee. Apparently it's rather tough to spell 'early' and we ended up being advertised as "Eary Next Year." With video camera rolling I sent Doug, armed with a sharpie marker to fix it. Leave it to the kid with a Bachelor's Degree to still manage to put the L in the wrong place, making us "Ealry Next Year." In the end, crossing off the whole word and starting over proved a success.

Somehow we ended up headlining the show. We were a little nervous since we really aren't in any position to be headlining shows anywhere. The rest of the bands were fantastic, but not really on our page musically. Lots of pianos, beautiful chords, and staring at shoes. By the time we took the stage at midnight, the crowd had decreased by half but we eased them into our set by starting off with our most 'indie rock' songs. The tunes 'Extra Twenty' and 'They Always Say' were sent in first, and we followed that by melting their faces with 'Information'. A really great show regardless of all the worry that went into not fitting in. Kudos to the girl who was up in the balcony tearing it up with some awesome dance moves, and big thanks to everyone who picked up the CD or tossed some kind words our way.

Last night we returned to Daytona Beach for a show at the Seabreeze Coffee Connection. It was here that we learned that Doug is possibly the worst person in the world at parallel parking. He couldn't get himself into the spot right in front of the venue and after he pulled away to find a more convenient location, some lady in a car got out and told JoAnna and I, "Tell her she needs to go back to driving school!"
It was funny that she called Doug a 'her' since I do that all the time.
For some reason, the kids in Daytona would rather stand outside in the cold at shows than pay $5 to go inside where it's warm and where the music sounds good. So we played second after some band that just screamed and screamed for about 20 minutes. We had to load in the front door with 50 kids just standing around outside blocking us at every turn. Once we were set up and ready to roll we realized that there was only about 15 people actually inside the venue, while the rest hung around outside.
We played our 30 minutes and loaded everything out with kids still in our way.
Thanks to the one guy who apparently listened to our set and grabbed a copy of the disc.
We then proceeded to go to the same shady Burger King as we did on our last visit. This time we dragged Bert and JoAnna along for some fun. Have you seen those advertisements for those Chicken Fries? Don't get them. They are a waste of money and smell like burnt flesh. After hanging out for a few minutes in the parking lot, and getting my Dr. Pepper kicked all over me we headed back to Orlando.
On the way home, Doug and I listened to Piebald's "We Are the Only Friends We Have" a whopping 3 times in a row. I maintain that this CD was the best release of 2002. In fact, their 2004 release "All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time" is currently ruling my CD player at home. Check both of those out if you like good music.

Tonight we're having our first ENY christmas party in my craphole apartment. We're gonna set up a battle plan for 2006, then proceed to have a few drinks, play mindless video games, make terrible jokes, pick on Doug, and basically do anything except play music. It's gonna be a blast.

As far as shows go, we're done for the year but are still in the process of confirming dates for January and February. Watch the website or myspace for updates.

A week from today Bert and myself will be in Ohio, and Doug will be still be trying to drive there. Yes, that's right, three of our members are originally all from Ohio. Bert and I lived in neighboring towns, Doug lived 30 or so minutes away. We never knew each other until we all moved to Orlando. What are the odds right?
My parents house in Ohio is in the middle of nowhere, so there's a good chance that the majority of my 'vacation' will be spent blogging about how I wish I was still in Florida. Yeah, I'm a whiner.

All the best.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005



Saturday, December 10, 2005

Thursday evening we made the trek out to Daytona Beach for a show at the Seabreeze Metal Lounge. It had been raining all day in Orlando so we hoped it would die down the closer we got to the coast. We were wrong. In fact, we drove through a torrential downpour to get into the coastal town. Once there we navigated the tricky one way street that is Seabreeze and found the venue.
The place had a cool vibe and looked very much like a basement in someone's home. One of the bands had dropped off the show the night before, so we rolled into town at 6pm and had some time to kill since we wouldn't be starting the show until 8:30. However, the rain prevented us from having any real fun and hampered our attempts to collect any video of the event. We walked down a dark street to a 7-Eleven to find a restroom and some entertainment. I don't trust 7-Eleven's that don't also have gas stations attached. I don't know why. We loitered for a bit and headed back out into the storm.
Upon re-arrival to the venue we found the door finally unlocked so we proceeded to load in. Bert drove the wrong way down the one way street and countless people came out of their businesses to yell at him. Funny stuff. We set up, soundchecked, and walked around the bar to read the walls which were full of band names and satanic verses. Amusing.
A small crowd started to gather, and two beers later it was time to play.

This was our 50th show ever but no one seemed to care all that much. The kids seemed to enjoy our set even though they were there for the second band. I did as much audience interaction as possible and they were quick to clap when asked and I shared some witty banter with a few random people.
Songs appearing in our set included Send a Letter, Through My Eyes, They Always Say, Extra Twenty, Completely, East Coast, Information, Never Saw it Coming, and Girl Like Her. A pretty average set for us.

After loading out, Doug and myself set off in search of food. Apparently everything in Daytona closes at 9pm so we had to drive to a Burger King down the street. That place was super shady. In the restroom there was about an inch of water on the floor, the urinal coughed when I flushed, and the faucet sprayed me in the face.

After that it was back to the venue to collect Bert and JoAnna and we were on our way back to Orlando. Since we're playing Daytona again next Friday at a venue right across the street from the Metal Lounge we're hoping to see some repeat faces.

On Thursday, December 15th we'll be playing our final Orlando show of the year downtown at Back Booth with some great bands that include Luxembourg, Jason Choi and the Sea, & The West Fifties.
I get this sinking feeling that with both of the shows we have coming up, our music may be a little out of place. Wait... isn't that every show?

Last night was the office Holiday Party. Good times there. Open bar, free food, and danceable music. Doug took his wife and I just wandered from crowd to crowd drinking and dancing like a white guy.

Work tomorrow morning at 7am. Can't I get a break?

Album Recommendation of the Week:
This Day & Age - Always Leave the Ground

This group is signed to the Orlando label One-Eleven Records. This label was quite small a few years ago when Doug and I first moved to Florida, but they've quickly recruited a roster of great bands including Rory, The Spill Canvas, Inkwell, and Rookie of the Year.
I was surfing PureVolume a couple days ago and ran across This Day & Age. The first thought I had when I heard them was that this is what The Format might sound like if they rocked a little harder. I grabbed the album and have been listening to it for the last few days straight. It gets my stamp of approval, as if that counts for anything.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hey folks, it's that time of the year where we take a second to stop thinking of ourselves and write down our Top 5 Favorite Records of 2005!

And remember, I said our FAVORITE albums, not the BEST albums of the year.

Bert's Top 5 favorite Records of 2005:

1. Project 86 - And the Rest Will Follow
2. System of a Down - Mezmorize
3. Kids in the Way - Apparitions of Melody
4. Kutless - Stong Tower
5. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor

So I know my list is not anywhere close the the same as everyone elses in the band, I even have 2 christian albums in there, but all of those are bands that ive been listening to since I got into music so I'm sticking to what I love and grew up with.
Project 86's new album is just very well put together, there is a lot of very creative recording and they havent changed a lot in their style. They havn't gone all techno like some of these more heavy metal bands.
System of a Down has always been amazing. Once again, they havn't changed much, they just stick to the basics and continue to rack out amazing, origanal face melting rock and roll.
Kids in the Way and Kutless are a couple of great christian bands that have just stormed their way into the christian market.
And the Foo Fighters, well thats really all I have to say, they rock.

Doug's Top 5:

1. Sherwood - Sing, But Keep Going
Wes actually turned me on to this band right
after this album came out and I became immediately
jealous that I didn't find them first. This album is
incredibly addictive with instantly memorable hooks
and layers of insightful lyrics about being a touring
musician and other topics. Not a single skippable
track on here. Sherwood is a band that if there was
an ounce of justice in the music business would be one
of the biggest in the world, but as it stands they are
forced to play crappy tours for months on end opening
for bands who aren't anywhere near as talented.
Cough*Daphne Loves Derby*Cough.

2. Alkaline Trio - Crimson
Alright here's my biased choice for the year, but
this year I think it's every bit deserving of a slot
on the list. In case the first sentence didn't give
it away, Alk3 has been one of my favorite bands for a
few years now, and on this release they've completely
taken it to another level. They did what every band
during a growing phase tries to do here they wrote an
album with a much more mature sound, but without
forsaking the elements of their music that got them to
their current level of success which is the pitfall
that most other bands fall into. Mercy Me, Sadie, and
Back To Hell are three of the key tracks on here and
this record should cement this bands place at the
forefront of the new breed of punk.

3. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I didn't think there was any way in hell that
Conor Oberst could out do his last effort, "Lifted, Or
The Story Is In The Soil Keep Your Ear To The Ground",
and he really didn't, however this album still reigns
supreme as one of the finest of the year. He really
didn't mess with the formula he created on past albums
like Lifted and Fevers and Mirrors, but this still
makes the list because he just keeps churning out disc
after disc of songs that make you question EVERYTHING.
Key tracks include At The Bottom of Everything,
Landlocked Blues, and Road To Joy.

4. Eisley - Room Noises
This album caught me completely off guard. I
wasn't all that thrilled when I heard the debut EP's
from this band but on their first full length album
they rerecorded alot of the songs that were on their
earlier releases and actually made them better. The
production is fantastic and they really make these
unique indie rock songs stand out from some of their
peers. The only thing that makes this band more
amazing is that they somehow can stand their family
enough to make their tour bus a traveling family
reunion. Brutal! Definite Key Track "Telescope Eyes"

5. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Alright here's the sentimental choice for the
year. My grandfather recently passed away and some of
the songs and themes on this record provided me alot
of comfort through that tough time. Once again I
didn't think this band could do any better than
Transatlanticism but I think this record is a worthy
follow up and at least equals the greatness of that
record. Also this record was produced by band member
Chris Walla which is an unbelieveable accomplishment
that he has such a creative, focused vision of what
his band's indie-pop should sound like. Key Tracks
include I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Crooked Teeth
and Marching Bands of Manhattan.

JoAnna's Top 5:

1. Thrice - Vheissu
This album is very different than previous albums, but it showcases the lead singer's voice so well that you won't mind. This cd has stayed in my cd player for weeks and weeks without rotation. It'll stay there.

2. Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory
This album came out earlier in the year (or at least it feels like it) and it was a great album. It's a good listen from start to finish. Yes, Mark Hoppus produced it, but we can forgive them for that.

3. A Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner
I actually saw this band live before i knew who they were and they blew me away. I had to go out and get their album right away, and it did not disappoint. In fact, if you caught that Connections magazine with our cd review in it, their review is right underneath ours. Take that!

4. Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon
Ok, so it wasn't Hot Damn but it was still pretty damn good. The guitar riffs were fun and far as hardcore music can be "catchy" anyways. A good disc to pick up if you're looking for something different. Don't expect any singing though.

5. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Again, not as good as the previous album, but it grows on you each time you listen. Granted, the singer can't scream anymore (due to ripped vocal chords...he isnt supposed to sing/scream at all) but he still manages to keep his same style of vocals on the album. Great breakdowns, great drummer. (as always) I give em points for finally making it onto the big scene.

Wes's Top 5:

1. Limbeck - Let Me Come Home
It seems that most people either love Limbeck, or don't quite get it. I enjoy them a lot. I don't remember how I even first heard of this band a while back, but their last CD "Hi, Everything's Great" pretty much became my soundtrack to 2004. On their third effort they did it again. A nice helping of rock with some twang. I remember seeing these guys in downtown Orlando at the Social. The place was near empty and they still played one of the best live shows I've seen to this date. The albums' Songs "Parking Lot" and "Home (is where the van is)" are catchy as hell while tunes like "I Saw You Laughing" and "Names for Dogs" struck a nice personal chord with me. A nice combination of Limbeck and Old 97's pretty much inspired our song "Extra Twenty."

2. Sherwood - Sing, But Keep Going
Doug pretty much hit the nail on the head with describing this album. I got hooked on their debut EP and went out of my way to pre-order this when the time came. I was hooked. As I always do, I suggested that Doug take a listen it and he loved it as well. We went and saw them at Back Booth in Orlando a while back and that made me appreciate them even more. They sounded flawless. Daphne Loves Derby was boring.

3. Armor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead
First off all, yes. I am aware that every song on this CD sounds exactly the same. I had heard the CD "Dream to Make Believe" and thought it was average at best. Their latest release got so much hype that I couldn't help but take a listen. I really enjoy the fact that they released a concept album of sorts. I kept listening to WTDWYAD just to get a handle on the story that happens throughout the disc. Very intriguing. The first two tracks on this CD are by far the catchiest, but "A Quick Little Flight" offers a bit of variety, and the closing song "End of a Fraud" is pretty epic for them and really closes the story well.

4. Matthew Good - In A Coma
Apparently I'm the only person on earth who has heard of Matthew Good. His various CD's have been on constant rotation in my CD player for the last 5 years. This release was more or less a box set, squashing 10 years worth of material into a "Greatest Hits" type of disc. A handful of new and unreleased songs were added to the mix along with a second CD of acoustic versions of his best material, while a third disc was a DVD of all his music videos. I think there's enough new stuff on this disc to have it qualify. No one in the band understands why I appreciate his work. I stopped trying.

5. Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This to Memory
This honestly would be my number six choice, but I forgot who I wanted to put at #5.
Anyway, this CD is catchy. All of us loved "I am the Movie" but this CD actually shows maturity in the songwriting. REAL maturity. Not the "hey our songs are 6 minutes long now, and have obnoxiously lengthy tites! We grew up!" kind of maturity.
Everyone and their Mom says that ENY sounds like MCS. We don't. They're just the only band with a synthesizer that you know of.

Yay for 2005.

I also suggest that you listen Weezer's "Make Believe" which was released this year and "We Are The Only Friends We Have" from Piebald even though it has been out for years and years. It's just freaking good.

Hey, it's bert, that guy who aparently isn't aloud to join in on the frequent strip poker games that go on among the rest of the band. I'm sure it's better this way. Anyway, things are going pretty well with the band. Our show tomorrow up in Daytona should be a romping good time. It's our 50th show. Holy cow, 50 shows, we should wear party hats or something, hmmmmm.

Maybe there is a reason Wes is the only one who ever writes in the journal, he's the only one witty enough to actually keep people entertained. A couple of you have actually shown up and been dissapointed when you got to one of our shows and found that I was not wearing a yellow shirt. Blame Wes for dubbing me the captain of the yellow shirt brigade. But, I will be sure to be sporting yellow appearl at our show tomorrow, just incase someone is really depending on me to come through.

Thats really all I have. See you at the show


Saturday, December 03, 2005

Hi. Guess who's hung over?

I put a new picture on our blog from when we played the Connections Live show at the Haven a few weeks ago. Thanks to Annie for taking the photo and the Haven for having such groovy lighting.
I'm the dorky looking guy in the photo who is trying to make playing the Moog look cool. Yeah, not happening.

Doug never answers his phone. He is ridiculous.
I'm still hacking up a lung. That is also ridiculous.
If anyone invented crust pie, I believe that could also be ridiculous.
I think Bert and JoAnna are both out of town. I am so out of the loop that I don't even know where my bandmates are. Ridiculous.

On to something that is not recognized as being ridiculous:
After a 6 month wait, our Sarcasm is Your Friend EP is finally available for download through the iTunes Music Store.
For all of you who want the CD, but hate waiting on mail order, then this is for you.
You can listen to 30 second clips of every song on iTunes, or go to our PureVolume page and stream the entire CD. Whatever.
Kudos to iTunes though, on the clips of our songs that they uploaded you really get to hear the catchiest part of each song with the exception of the song "Through My Eyes" where you basically just get to listen to the 30 second guitar rock-out part section thing.

I'm over that CD. Whatever.

Because of our work schedules we're only managing to squeeze in one practice before the Daytona show, so it's up in the air at this point whether or not we'll play anything new. We're trying to polish up 4 songs right now so they will sparkle and shine, but they may or may not see the light of day for a while yet. All of the old favorites will be played.
Sometimes we lose ourselves and end up playing a bunch of songs that aren't on the CD. I just think they're better.

Here's something crazy that happened today. I woke up around 2pm today since I got in quite late, walked out onto my porch to see how the weather was faring, and then I realized the terrible truth... the staircase leading up to my second story apartment was gone. GONE. The whole thing. The stairs, the railings, nowhere to be seen.
Seriously, what do you do in that situation? I was stuck on the second floor. Luckily, it appears that the maintenance crew was just replacing it since it's always been quite rickety. Over the next few hours there was a lot of yelling and loud banging outside my door, but as it stands now at 5pm, it appears to be finished and looking sturdy. Also, under one of the chairs on my porch I found a letter from my complex telling me this was scheduled to occur. It must have blown off my door and I didn't see it. Again, whatever.

Never a dull moment around here folks.

Doug never calls back. He is ridiculous.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

I like sandwiches.
My sister broke William Shakespeare's nose.
I'm a robot sent from the future to make Doug McPherson uncomfortable.

I had to go to work earlier than normal. That means I had to wake up earlier than usual. I hated the day.

Why is it that the closest Chinese restaraunt is one of the worst in town?
Why do I always pick up my mail at the same time my neighbors do?
Why is the Weatherman always wrong?

We may never know these answers, but what we do know is that we have some shows coming up. Fun shows. We hope.
We're planning some fun stuff for the 50th show in Daytona. Doug and I have good ideas. JoAnna disagrees. It's gonna be a party. It will probably end up being more like those parties you went to in the 6th grade. You know, when your mother made you go to the weird kid's party so he felt like he had friends? Yeah.

Even if I crank my air conditioning to full blast, it's still colder outside. And it's not even cold outside.

Doug and JoAnna should be meandering over to my apartment soon for some 'strings only' practice. I kid. I'd never exclude Bert from anything. Except strip poker.

I'm still coughing. Somehow I have to sing. This is not looking good. Whenever I cough at work, Doug tells me to spit the bad stuff out. He's like my mother. If my mother had a beer gut. And was a man. And was ugly.

We confirmed our local show for December! We'll be playing at Back Booth in downtown Orlando on Thursday, November 15th. We're playing with Luxembourg from Lakeland. They're quite good. Their shy, unwashed-looking guitar player used to work with me. Good guy. Needs a shave. Who am I to judge. He's better at life than me. Listen to their song "Home" because it's spectacular.

The day after the Back Booth show, November 16th, we're going BACK to Daytona Beach to play a show at the Coffee Connection for their grand reopening, or something of that nature.
If you go to apparently you can watch live broadcasts of their shows online. So if you have Real Player, you should be able to tune in and watch us play if you can't be there in person. We'd prefer you to be there. But if you can't... we dangle the carrot.

I think I've exceeded my link quota for this blog posting. Does anyone even read this thing? If you do, tell us and we'll give you a shout out or something. Are shout outs even cool anymore? I think that's another example of things P. Diddy used way too much and made uncool.

Chances are we won't book any more shows for December at this point (unless something really cool comes our way) and then Doug, Bert, and myself are all heading back to Ohio for a week to do fun things over the Christmas Holiday. Well, I'm sure they'll do fun things. I'll sit in my old room/closet and pretend I'm in Florida. I hate snow. More than nuts in brownies. Whose idea was it to put nuts in brownies anyway? I'd like to smack them. Unless it was a woman. I'd just let her off with a stern talking to. Unless it was Martha Stewart, because I would totally smack her.

Tomorrow is Friday. No work this weekend. Good.
Bert's leaving town again though. He's always leaving town. Maybe he can trade in his frequent flier miles for the drum set he wants. Wouldn't that be crazy?

You must be bored if you made it this far into the post. Consider this your intermission.

Crap. Lost my train of unthought.

Randomness accomplished.


Monday, November 28, 2005

My 4 day vacation for the Holiday turned out to be less than admirable. I spent Friday and Saturday over-medicated on Dayquil while laying on my couch hallucinating. Oddly enough, I kept hallucinating about Fraggle Rock. I blame JoAnna for getting us watching those DVDs to begin with. I think this is a sign that it's time for a Fraggle Break.

Bert should be back in town tonight, and we're hoping to get in some practice time before we head up to Daytona for our 50th ENY SHOW!

Yeah, that's right. The big 50th gig. I doubt anyone in Daytona will care, but we're gonna show them a good time and not hold 'em afterwards. It's gonna be so good that everyone will be in the parking lot smoking after our set.

Still trying to hash out a local show for early December before we break for the Christmas Holidays. We're cooking up some good stuff for January, and if everything comes through, we won't be spending a lot of time playing Orlando venues. We're hoping to see new places, new bars, new towns, and new people.
We also hope to visit old friends in old places. Ocala? Yeah, we'll get there eventually.

We're hoping 2006 will be a big year for the ENY. We're already discussing new songs, new merchandise, and some summer touring plans. Anyone have a van they want to sell us?

I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's take it month by month. Is it just me or are the months just screaming by lately? I have this odd thing where I gauge a month based on birthdays of friends and family. Let's see... Father had a birthday, Sister had a birthday, The Girl That Frustrates Me More Than Humanly Possible has a birthday coming up... yeah, it must be close to December.

Alright, fun stuff.

My cold is on it's way out, and only a small cough remains. Thankfully we didn't have any shows over the last few days or we would have been in a pickle.

Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, it's time for Christmas shopping, right?
You know what makes a good gift?
Early Next Year's debut EP Sarcasm is Your Friend and our Cassette Tshirt.
Make your best friend, parents, or significant other smile this season when you treat them to some ENY merchandise rather than another coffee mug or calendar.

Heard our new song yet? Go here ->
You dig?

Oh, I need to be stopped.


Friday, November 25, 2005

So apparently I've been neglecting this thing. Sorry about that.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. JoAnna and myself joined Doug and his wife for much food eating and movie watching. We all proceeded to go into Turkey Coma afterwards.

I didn't even say anything about our show at the Haven last Saturday... it was great. Best out of the 3 we played that week. We all got to the venue extremely exhausted, but when it came time to play, we turned it on and played a great show. Thanks to those of you who bought shirts or cds. The support is always appreciated.

Our next show is going to be December 8th in Daytona Beach. We're looking forward to playing somewhere new. If you live nearby, please come out and support! The beter the response, the sooner we can get back there again.

I'm not sure if any of this is even making sense. I'm totally medicated. I've been doing shots of Dayquil just so I can breathe.

For anyone who heard that JoAnna was injured at the Gym Class show, here's an update: Her hand is still black and blue and I still feel super bad about throwing my guitar into her. She'll never let me live this down at this point.

After the Thanksgiving meal JoAnna retreated back to my place and watched 7 episodes from Season 1 of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Am I the only one who thinks the first season was pretty weak?

Oh, and last but not least... go check out a new Early Next Year song called Lifeless at MySpace or PureVolume.

Then let us know if you dig it. Cause we do.

You'll hear from me again once I'm out of this over-the-counter drug-induced haze.


Saturday, November 19, 2005

Hey everyone. We've been out and playing lately. That's kind of the idea when you're in a band. You play, talk to people, and hope the audience liked you well enough to buy a CD or tshirt.

Thursday we played at The Liquid Cellar with Fellsmere and Worth Fighting For. It was definitely a good time. The crowd was a bit sparse since it was a weeknight, but surprisingly enough more and more people came in as the night went on. We saw some old faces and met some new faces. All the bands were great and hopefully the benefit made some good money for their charity.

Last night we got to play a really good show. UCF's Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hosted a benefit show and constructed a huge stage on their front lawn. Everything was loud and big. Again, we played with some great acts and there was music of all different genres which I always like. We started off the night to a pretty good sized crowd. We rocked out for a half hour in the cold. Since it was dark, and there were lights in our eyes, I couldn't see the crowd, so it was kind of like playing to a big black wall. I thought we had a lot of energy. The audience seemed to like it, but we didn't get a whole lot of feedback. Thanks to those who did stop me to say you enjoyed our performance. You made my day.
Gym Class Heroes headlined the event and were utterly spectacular. They had an amazing stage presence and played for over an hour. If they ever come through your town, I highly suggest that you do everything that you can to check them out. You won't be disappointed.

While walking around the crowd, a fellow from the UCF newspaper grabbed me for an interview, so I guess watch for that if you're a student there. We also met some folks from the local radio station Real Rock who really liked our performance and walked away with a few copies of our disc, so maybe listen up for that in the future.

In just a few hours we'll be at the Haven for night #3. Should be a good one. I really wish I didn't have to work in the morning, but I intend to have a good time regardless. We're playing second after From Adam to Adam. Tough act to follow.

Hopefully we'll see some of you there.

We're in the process of confirming some shows for December, and as it stands now, we'll hopefully be hitting Daytona Beach a couple times and could possibly be playing a really cool local show about halfway through the month. We'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005


The show on November 18th with Gym Class Heroes has had a slight change. Local band Last Winter were just added to the lineup, so we will be playing AT 6:30 instead of 7. Keep that in mind.

And yeah, we really don't know what this is all about, but just go with it.

Hey, my guitar's fixed!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

These next few days are going to be absolutely crazy.

And I like that.

We got added pretty last minute to a show on Thursday at the Liquid Cellar near UCF in Orlando. We're filling a spot for our pals Pop.Culture.Clash who sadly had to drop off the show. We'll be playing with Worth Fighting For and Fellsmere. I can't say enough good things about Fellsmere. We've played with them countless times and every show has been spectacular. Their music is great, and they are some of the nicest guys ever. Too nice. In fact, they might be spies.
Show starts around 9pm... $5... 18+.... it's a benefit show for something, and I feel bad because I'm not exactly sure what it's a benefit for.

Friday at UCF with Gym Class Heroes...
Satuday at The Haven with dancin' fools From Adam to Atom.

Then work on Sunday at 6am.
Wow, this is gonna be a great weekend.

Bring out your friendly faces. It's been too long.

Of course, you realize that after all this ENY saturation, we aren't going to be wanted in Orlando for about 3 years?

Sooooo worth it.


Monday, November 14, 2005

I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.
I will not break my guitar anymore.

Yeah, that's a load of crap. I plan to break it again at the next show. It's soooo rock and roll.

Hah. Sarcasm is funny.

How bad is it that right now, as my Tele sits in the shop, I'm eagerly anticipating throwing it around at the shows this weekend?

Doug even gets into the spirit now and swaps his main guitar for his backup on the last song of the set just so he can toss it on the ground at the end. Sometimes Bert pushes over some of his drums. JoAnna is smart enough not to break her stuff.

Wow, now that I think about it, we get kind of crazy on stage these days. If you haven't seen us in a while, get your behind to a show. We're fun.

You're going to be at the UCF show on Friday, right?
I mean, c'mon... Gym Class Heroes is playing!

Nighty night.


Sunday, November 13, 2005

On Friday night we filmed a spot for the local TV show Band Patrol. It airs late at night on channel 10. We hauled all of our gear into a music store across the street from my apartment, set up in a corner, and rocked out.
It's supposed to air sometime in January, so we'll let you know when you can catch it. With hot lights beating down on us we did what we could with the time and space provided. I think it will be.... entertaining. We had a good time, but our friend Erin, who hosts the show decided we needed to be interviewed as well. She had no questions so it was up to us to pen a few for her. After all my spectacular suggestions were thrown out by Doug, we settled on five or so q's, and then JoAnna and myself answered them childishly once the cameras were rolling.
We've decided we'll never be good at interviews. I just can't take them seriously. I hate talking about myself in general so I get nervous and make stupid jokes instead. So while the show airs, expect me to be falling out of my seat laughing while the rest of the viewers think we're sad and pathetic.
My main guitar broke right before we started playing so that kind of put a damper on things. I need to quit throwing it around and dropping it. Silly me.

Afterwards, Doug ran home to be with the wife, and the rest of us ventured back across the street where we took in several more episodes of Fraggle Rock which was recently released on DVD. One disc down, I think four more to go. We revisited our childhoods and acted immature in general. It was a good night.

What are we doing this week? How nice of you to ask.

On Friday we'll be playing at the University of Central Florida for their annual "Rock the Wreath" event which benefits Toys for Tots. We'll be playing with Gym Class Heroes, Boxleder, and Greyscale. There's going to be music for everyone at this show. They have a diverse lineup happening and I'm digging it. We play first at 7pm sharp. Don't miss us.
On Saturday night we'll be over at the Haven in Winter Park playing a show sponsored by Connections Magazine who have been very kind to us recently, giving us a small article and then a 4-star CD review.

We're still planning to hit a few other towns in the future. Daytona next month and then things should get interesting in January.

In other news, one of our favorite sites on the web, gave us a mention on their front page for our show with Gym Class Heroes. It's long gone from the site since they post news every two minutes, but it was fun to be on there for an afternoon. Hopefully it won't be the last time.

So that's two chances to see us in the next week. You should probably jump on those.

Cheers and such.


Thursday, November 10, 2005

We rolled back into Orlando late last night from a good gig at the Masquerade down in Ybor City. First off, just let me says that Ybor is a great little town. We had fun wandering the streets and everyone we talked to was really nice and inviting. We obviously looked like the biggest tourists ever since we were wandering about with camera in hand while staring up at buildings and pointing at random things that really wouldn't have been interesting at any other time.

We got in around 4 and checked in with the venue which awesomely enough, had our name displayed up on the marquee. That's a first for us. We didn't have to load in until 6pm so we stopped off at a little pizza place and grabbed some food and Doug and myself enjoyed some cold beer. We then headed back down the main street checking out the shops and noticed the abundance of bars. Bert and JoAnna headed off to check out some shops and Doug dragged me into an Irish Pub, which are just about our favorite places to drink. In fact, we've now decided to visit the Irish Pubs in each town we play in, drink a Killian's and rate them accordingly. How's that for a goal?

The first place was odd because it looked Irish enough until you noticed that the place was entirely too large and well-lit to be a pub. They had modern music playing and a collection of undergarments tacked above the bar. However, the drinks were cold and seemed a bit stronger than usual, but the bartender was a sweet lady who recommended we visit another Pub down the way. Great staff, not so great atmosphere. We give it a 3 out of 5.

We stumbled back to the venue to meet up with the others and JoAnna and Bert were already loading in, and Half-Way Hero was soundchecking. We stashed our gear in the green room and said hello to the Hero boys. Good to see them again. The show wasn't starting for another hour, so the Dougster and I went hunting for the other Irish Pub. We found it hidden up a staircase that was sandwiched in between two other bars. Yes, that city caters to drunkards. Perfect.

Once inside we found a nice little room packed with lots of green-clad folks all drinking and being merry. The bartender was even dressed for the role. We ordered our Killian's and hit a table in the back. Even the music was Irish. However about five minutes after getting there, some bloke with a guitar started playing Dave Matthews songs so we left. I liked the place. 4 out of 5.

Okay, now the good stuff... we returned to the Masquerade and ran into the Select Start guys, visited, and then watched Half-Way Hero. Good stuff. They have great energy and was fun to see them in their hometown with their fanbase. Good stage presence all around.
We were up second, played through nine tunes and got a good response from the crowd. We jumped, ran, and spun around the stage even though it was pretty small, and for some reason they had a box at the front of the stage which I took many opportunities to stand on. I think we played to the best of our abilities.
Select Start ended the night and were great as always. The crowd sang along to each tune and they played with a ton of energy.

We proceeded to load out and head back to Orlando, but we're hoping to get back there on a weekend so we can spend twice as much time bumming around town and hanging out with the kids who came out.
Thanks to everyone who bought CDs or took home some stickers.
If you're ever in Ybor, go check out the Masquerade. It's a great venue that we hope to revisit soon.

Also, just a heads up that we will be playing next Friday and Saturday. Friday we'll be at the UCF Alpha Tau Omega frat house opening for Fueled By Ramen Records own Gym Class Heroes (all ages show, $5) and Saturday at the Haven in Winter Park for a Connections Live show. Good times to be had.
Tomorrow evening we'll be doing a filming for the local TV show Band Patrol, so we'll be sure to let you know when you can tune in and see ENY on your TV.

Thanks everyone. Hope to see you soon.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

We're heading off to Tampa...

...I hope we don't die.

Show details tomorrow.


Monday, November 07, 2005

For anyone in the Orlando area, be sure to head to your favorite music store or college campus and pick up a copy of this months Connection Magazine with Gwen Stefani on the cover.
Flip on over to page 10 to read their review of our EP Sarcasm is Your Friend.

I know you're lazy, so here's what it says:

"The title of this CD is appropriate, because after listening to the first few seconds of the first track I can hint sarcasm in the music and in the lyrics. But actually, this is a well-produced CD with a fun pop-punk sound that's perfect for an Orlando scene. The Moog sounds great in all of the songs along with the guitar work. The songs have standard lyrics about girl problems, but the way they present it in their songs is so creative. Fans of The Epoxies and Saves The Day should check out this band. I could see a lot of girls crooning over them in the future with their catchy tunes."

4 stars out of 5.
Written by Kayla Anderson

So Kayla, if you ever happen to read this, thanks!
We appreciate you taking the time to listen.

It looks cooler in print. Go pick up a copy.

Wednesday is fast approaching. I haven't been this excited for a show in a long time.
Remember how I used to do a top 5 list for my favorite things each month?
Well October sucked so there will be no top 5 list. Sorry.


Sunday, November 06, 2005

Thursday and Friday were spent in the studio. We recorded updated demos of the songs "They Always Say" and "Send a Letter."

They'll pop up on MySpace and PureVolume in a few weeks. They'll be infinitely better than what is there now.

Practice tonight, but Doug is out of town.

Go outside.

Come see us at the Masquerade in Tampa on Wednesday.

Don't eat yellow snow.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Go see Saw 2.

I've been in a funk lately. Stuck in the "No Creativity" zone. Surrounded by uninspiring walls.
Fortunately we have a lot of things coming up that are going to hopefully force me out of that crap. Like I mentioned in the last post, we're heading into the studio which I'm looking forward to, if only to take me out of this apartment.
We're hopefully going to be practicing some new material over the weekend, and then a week from today we'll be in Tampa rocking some faces off.

In another attempt to get out of this slump I've been reading and writing more. Some of you have read the Blogs infrequently posted on my MySpace. They're funny. I know. I wrote them. Since I'm not a huge fan of the way Blogs are presented on MySpace, I've created my own lair in which I will be posting all of my new writings from here on in.

I'm calling it Defenestrate the Toaster.

It's located at You can also click that handy dandy link right there. There's something new up. Go read it. Laugh. For my sake.

Let me guess... you don't quite grasp the name? Defenestrate is one of the greatest words ever invented for the english language. It means to throw something out of a window. Why am I defenestrating my toaster? Well, when I moved to Florida almost two and a half years ago, I purchased a toaster from the folks at Proctor-Silex. Now, I'm sure it's a great toaster, but I have never used it, and as it sits in my pantry with a fine coat of dust upon it, I can't help but sit and think of better purposes it could be serving. I've also fantasized about tossing it out the window.
See? It all makes sense now.

I've polluted the ENY blog enough with my uninteresting, personal carping, so this is where I sign off

In your face.


Saturday, October 29, 2005

Alright! We finally have all the details squared away for our show at the Masquerade in Tampa on Wednesday, November 9th.

It's basically the sequel to our show at Duke's Orlando a week or so ago. We're road tripping down to Ybor City to rock the Infinity Room with Select Start and Half-Way Hero. Both of these bands have amazing energy and we can't wait to share the stage with them again and expose ourselves to a new audience. Well... not "expose ourselves"... unless Doug takes off his shirt again. Ew.
If you live in Orlando, you should get all of your friends together in a car or two and meet us down there since we won't likely be playing Orlando again until November 19th at the Haven.

I have to get up at 5:30am to work on a Sunday, but besides all that mess, we actually have a productive week ahead of ourselves. On Thursday and Friday we'll be heading into the studio to record some songs. What songs we will be recording is still kind of up in the air at this point, but it probably won't be anything you haven't heard, just some decent recordings of some songs that currently have not-so-decent recordings.
Don't worry. We aren't even close to recording any sort of follow up to "Sarcasm" so don't get excited.

In December we're playing Daytona Beach.... possibly Sarasota in January. Yeah. We're getting around. Slowly but surely.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

This is quite possibly the best day of my life.

One of my all time favorite bands and biggest musical influences, The Rentals have just reunited to record a new album and to tour.

I love lamp.


Monday, October 24, 2005

So Wes pretty much hit the nail on the head. Dukes rocked. All the bands did amazing, I was tired just from watching the other guys. Despite the small crowd, the energy in there was nuts. I really hope we get to join those guys down in Tampa because that would make for another amazing show. Speaking of shows, come to the one this Wednesday at Full Sail Live because it doesnt matter how old you are and its free. And if you havnt picked up a shirt or cd yet, what the heck is wrong with you? I mean come on, you get a free sticker, how can you pass that up? The only thing wrong with the shirts is they arnt yellow, but I'll deal. Thats all I really have. Come to our shows, buy our merch, say no to hurricans.

I hope everyone made it through the hurricane alright. It wasn't anything too terrible, so I'm not assuming the worst for anyone.

Work was cancelled as the entire school I work for was shut down for the day. So what did I do? I accomplished absolutely nothing. No wait... that's not true. I wrote a second verse to a song I've been working on for a gazillion years. I'll probably hate it the next time I read it and start from scratch. But that was the only productive activity I took part in.

I'm glad the power didn't go out. I have absolutely no food in my apartment unless you count the lifetime supply of Ramen Noodles in my pantry. However, I'm saving those for the apocalypse.

How nice is the weather though? It totally cooled off with the storm, and I'm kind of hoping that things stay this way for at least a few days. It's hoodie weather, and Doug and I are big supporters of that. The downside is that if it gets too cold, it starts reminding me of Ohio, and that's just something I would rather not have happen.

I believe we're playing this Wednesday at Full Sail Live. It seems like we're always playing there. It's for the students. We like them. The first few weeks in November are looking good. We'll be doing some rather fun secret things, and then we'll be headed down to Tampa for a rock show at the Masquerade. We should have a band lineup for that gig in the next day or two.

I can't believe October's already coming to a close so soon. The months are just flying. I feel like I'm getting old. I hope I remember to pay my rent on time this month. I should since I put a reminder into my cell phone. However, it's one of those lame phones that tries to guess what you're typing, and then spells it out for you. My phone must be on something because I was trying to make it say "Rent Due" but the closest that my phone could get was "Spreeve Dutes" and chances are, when that pops up as a reminder, I won't actually remember what it's for. I will laugh though.

I forgot to mention this in my last entry, but after the show at Duke's, Doug thought it would be a good idea to go to another bar and get even more drunk, so we headed up the street to the Copper Rocket Pub where our friend Dave (of Hawkeye) works as a bartender. He gave me a free drink and made fun of me for about 80 different reasons.

Hey Dave, your hat was stupid. Hah!

We hung out there for a bit and talked about the good times, and then decided to talk about the bad times since there were way more of those.

Still working on booking a mini tour for December. Details on that as soon as people decide we're cool enough to book for shows.

While inspecting my gear after the Duke's show, I noticed that I kinda sorta broke some stuff on my main guitar. Great. I love it when that happens. Guess that's what I get for going absolutely psycho at the show. You should of seen me. I was a wild man!

I have my iTunes on random and "Through My Eyes" just popped on. This is awkward. Time to find a new song.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

it's 2:45 in the A.M. and I'm awake. Awake and at the computer. Awake and blogging.

You know how lately I've been referring to each show we play as "the most fun I've had in a long time"... well, this time I mean it. We played Duke's Orlando and had an absolute blast. It was our first time there, and despite a very small crowd, we played with some amazing bands and made some new friends.

First off, big thanks to all the other bands who played. We were the only local, and brought a small group of folks, but I felt bad we didn't have a bigger pull for the out of towners to play to.

Half-Way Hero from Tampa opened the night with their own brand of screamo rock. I normally don't get into that type of music, however, they really did it well. They were all super nice guys to boot, and their singer had nothing but nice things to say about us while on stage.

Better Than Average from Winter Haven took the stage second and played some super catchy tunes. They didn't play very long though. I felt like it was over right when it started. Hopefully they'll play around this area again soon.

We took the stage third and...well... let me just say.... wow. We put all we had into this performance and rocked about as hard has humanly possible. By the end our set, both Doug and Bert were shirtless, so that should be a testament to how crazy things got. We weren't plagued by any technical problems this time around, so things were smooth sailing. We played 10 jams and I spent the majority of my time running around the stage, the floor, or standing on top of JoAnna's bass amp, which nearly teetered out from under me at one point. Seriously though, I wish more of you had been there. The ENY was definitely on top of it's game tonight.

Select Start from Tampa closed out the night and blew my mind. Their songs are so catchy and yet they make it look so effortless. Those guys were so nice and I'm looking forward to seeing them play again. I talked to their synth player for a long time and we geeked out over talking about analog synthesis, and their singer was just an amazingly nice fellow. All super nice. They rock.

As Bert mentioned, we'll be heading down to Tampa on Wednesday, November 9th to rock at the Masquerade, which we are crazily excited for. If all goes according to plan, we'll be rocking out with both Half-Way Hero and Select Start. It's gonna be like a really good movie sequel. A movie with no explosions or digital effects. But a good movie nonetheless.

Big thanks to Brandon the promoter at Duke's for having us on board and being an overall awesome fellow and Paul and Matt from Orlando's own YTeL who are always so much fun to hang out with. Matt rocked the tambourine on 'Window' like no one else I've seen.

It's getting late, and the beer is catching up to me, so perhaps someone else will add their two cents...

If this night had been a sandwich, it would have been a foot-long smoked turkey on italian bread.

Now I'm hungry.


Saturday, October 22, 2005

So all kinds of exciting things are happening with Early Next Year. We booked our first major out of town show in Tampa so we are pretty pumped about that. Tonight we play at Duke's, next week we play at Full Sail and we even have somemthing special up our sleeves for yall, but you're gonna have to wait for that. Thats basically all I wanted to say for now. And if anyone would like to join the Yellow Shirt Brigade, just let me know.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

So today is Thursday, meaning that unless this massive hurricane wipes us all out, we'll be playing at Duke's Orlando on Saturday. Somehow we ended up being the only band from Orlando on the bill, so it'd be REALLY nice to see some familiar faces in the crowd singing along. We've never played Duke's before. I'd like to impress them.

We'll be playing with some really great bands and even if we weren't playing this show, I would still be there checking it out. That's how good the lineup is. Joining us for a night of overly catchy rock and roll with be Select Start and Half-Way Hero both from Tampa, and Better Than Average from Winter Haven. This will also be a great opportunity to expose yourself to some bands you may not have heard of before. And if you like ENY, you'll definitely enjoy all the bands.

We'll be armed with our new t-shirts as well, so come grab them while we have 'em.

In other news, it was Doug's turn to break his glasses and now he's wearing a pair from his middle school years. At least when mine busted, I had the gaul to wear them around with just one ear piece until I got them replaced.

Never a dull moment.


Monday, October 17, 2005

This is where I take a moment to give a quick shout out to Enemy Ink, the folks who did the printing of our tshirts. Go visit them at if you need some swag made. We highly recommend them.

Speaking of shirts... got yours yet? This Saturday at Duke's you can come and pick one up if you so choose. We'll also be playing some rock music. It's like the best two-for-one deal ever.

We made a bit more progress this weekend with another project that we've been working on. It's gonna be good. You're going to dig it. We promise. More on that soon...

So apparently a person's birthday is so sacred and special that you have to block out an entire weekend in celebration. Who knew?

Ever notice how when you're surfing MySpace, Early Next Year always seems to be online? Yeah, that's because I'm sitting at my computer staring at the same crap you are. I really need to get out more.

I'm the only person that being in a band didn't make cooler.


Friday, October 14, 2005

Hey folks, I just finished up the new Merch section of our website. You can now order our rocking new t-shirts along with a few other fun things.

Here's the shirt design. Clicking it will enlarge to show detail.

If you were at our Full Sail Live show on Wednesday, then thanks!

We had a lot of fun even if it looked like we didn't. Despite me going on absolutely no sleep and being in a relatively foul mood, we had to play a good 45 minute set, which is longer than we're used to. We were forced to play some tunes we either hadn't played in a while, or prefer not to play live. Our set was kind of all over the place, but out of the 13 jams we played, hopefully you heard the songs you wanted to.

We played with the bands Day and Courtesy of You. Everyone seemed to have a good time and we spent half the evening hanging in the green room with CoY who are super nice guys. We played with them back in July at Will's Pub but didn't really meet them, so it was fun to hang out for a while. We also spotted members of the bands A Denver Mile and Ytel who were out to support, so big thanks to them too.

Our set was plagued with a lot of technical problems as usual... bad cables, straps that didn't stay on guitars, broken snare drums, vintage synthesizers not wanting to work, etc...

Despite all that, we tried to put on the best show possible. I've seen the video footage. I wasn't disappointed.

Now for some good news:
Our tshirts are in!
I will be revamping the merch section of our website tonight with a few more items, so if you want an ENY shirt, order soon! Prices and a picture will be up with the other merch tonight.
Remember, buying our stuff helps us not only create more shirts, cds, and stickers, but it lets us pay for gas which gets us to other parts of the state. So everyone wins!

We'll be out at Duke's Orlando on Lee Rd. on October 22nd and we'll have shirts readily available, so bring your lunch money pick one up if you so choose.

More later...


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Last minute update concerning tomorrow's show at Full Sail Live.

The show actually starts at 6:30. We are playing SECOND, so if you don't want to miss us get there by 7:30 at the LATEST.

Things have been crazy with this show, but I promise that we're going to have a lot of fun. When have we ever lied to you?

Listen to Fellsmere and Pop.Culture.Clash.

You'll thank me.


Monday, October 10, 2005

To some, my apartment would look like a disaster. To others, it could be art.

As it stands, there's a large cache of beer bottles on my non-coffee table which extends over to my bar. Around the bar are stacked eight large boxes full of ENY "Sarcasm" CDs. Around those boxes, a combination of music gear and empty soda 12-packs are strewn. Across the room you'll find a plethora of guitars, amps, and moog synthesizers in front of the window.

As I sit contemplating all of these things, I have but one thought... Where the hell did all this stuff come from?


Wednesday. October 12. All Ages. 7:30pm. Full Sail Live. Corner of University Blvd. and Forsyth Rd. Winter Park. Florida. Playing first. Also with Courtesy of You. Get there early. Say hello.

Shirts that night? Maybe. CD's? definitely.

Still working on a new project that we'll spill some details on soon.


Friday, October 07, 2005

Hey all, I've got some good news to report. The show that was cancelled for October 12th at Full Sail Live has been rescheduled.....for October 12th at Full Sail Live! That's right all our underage fans we're back on the bill and we look forward to seeing all of you out there to cheer us on.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

I don't ever send fan email to celebrities, however, I decided that Canadian Rock band Nickelback would be my first. Here's the message I sent to them:


Dear Nickelback,
I just watched your performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I can honestly say I'd never been a fan of your music in the past. I thought all of your songs sounded exactly the same. They had the exact same progressions and patterns. Your singer did the same stupid things with his voice. You all thought you were the coolest cats on the block. However, after watching this brief four minute performance, I have concluded that two years after your last big hit, you guys still appear to be massive tools.

The song you played tonight bored me so badly that I ran out to Wal-Mart, bought a gallon of paint, and painted over my television screen so I could watch something that actually held my attention. Also on my list of things that I find more fun than listening to your music are the following:
Grocery shopping, root canals, enemas, severe curb stompings, falling asleep in patches of poison ivy, burning my tongue, vomiting, Kenny G, spontaneous combustion, watching dogs eat their own poop, Hitler, power outages, reality television, insomnia, hangovers, natural disasters, Republicans, hypothermia, and eviction notices.

Is your singer aware that he closely resembles a horse? You know, I'm not superficial person, but I would be willing to pay for tickets to one of your concerts if I was guaranteed to see him with a saddle on his back, being ridden around the stage by a midget. Your other guitar player squinted too much, your drummer looked like he was 12 years old, and your bassist looked very bored and embarassed. But can you blame him? Wow, he and I might get along.

The stage had at least eight guitar cabinets and that seemed a bit overkill. As a musician, I know that seven is quite enough. Way to go that extra mile to show the national viewing audience just how overcompensating and insecure you really are. You had no chemistry, but the stage presence of a cat that's been dead for three weeks.

I can imagine that you think your new record is "different" or "unique" or "unexpected" but I'm willing to bet it sounds exactly like your last few releases. Was it hard to write the exact same album again? I can imagine that you had some rough nights rewriting a lyric here or inserting a different chord there. But who am I to judge? Some people love reliability. Turns out in a Sedan, it's excellent.

Your confidence is understandable. For a Canadian band to break in the U.S. is definitely a big deal, however I believe at this point you are broken. Not the good kind of broken. The kind of broken where there's a terrible accident and you turn into a vegetable, but your friends still treat you the same way even though they'd rather you were dead.
Okay, that was a bit harsh. I should have just taken the low road and told you that you sucked. I'm sure there are probably people out there who enjoy your music. What do you think the odds are of them all being deaf mutes?

Well, that's all for now. I'm sure I'll see you guys on some awards show soon where your record company will pay someone a lot of money so that you can "win" an award.

With no respect whatsoever,

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

In an era of Early Next Year milestones I'd like to add another to the list. We recently acquired our 2,000th friend on myspace! So I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each of you who took the fraction of a second to click a button and make us your friend. I'm sure in every case it was done with the utmost sincerity, or just to make your own personal friend count larger. Either way it shows you support what we do, or maybe not, but it's greatly appreciated. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts or something.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Things that happened last weekend which I totally forgot about:

- Purchased new shoes after 2 years of wearing the same pair everyday.
- Broke my glasses and bought a new pair. Third time this year.
- Got maybe 3 hours of sleep between Saturday and Sunday.
- Forgot to pay my rent.
- Hated myself for forgetting to pay my rent.

On Friday we're planning to start rehearsing some songs for an upcoming project that we will talk more about another time.
On Saturday I have to move yet another person into a new place.
On Sunday I work at 6am.
On Monday I will be lucky to be alive.

Here's to hoping that one day I'll be funny...


Sunday, October 02, 2005

Last night at the Haven was the most fun I've had at a show in a long time. Not only did we play with some awesome bands, but half of Doug and I's co-workers showed up to partake in the festivities (and the beer). The crowd was absolutely fantastic and big thanks to everyone who came out to see us. I always feel like I'm ignoring everyone, but what can I say, I like to stay close to the bar.

Speaking Of started off the night by making a lot of noise. They had more gear than anyone I've ever seen. However, it was something different, so kudos to them.
Social Ghost was up second and they were amazingly tight. They sounded really good and had some catchy songs as well.
Pop.Culture.Clash. played third and they were a real treat. They were the ones who asked us to play, and they didn't cease to amaze. Again, really tight, great songs, and great guys. Watch out for them in the future.
We played fourth and it just wouldn't be a show if we didn't have a technical problem of some sort, right? My amplfier decided to crap out on me and we had to run the thing directly into the sound system which lead to my guitar sounding flat and uninspiring. Big thanks to the sound guy as he was amazingly patient and did all that he could to make sure the bands were happy with the sound. Probably the nicest sound guy we've ever had to deal with.
During our set I even got my drunk work supervisor on stage to play tambourine on "Window." It was quite a sight.
Fairweather Friend closed out the night and were super good as well. Those guys were so nice to us and are very very talented.

Bottom line: we made a lot of new friends, got drunk with old friends, and I had the time of my life. So again, thanks to everyone who was there regardless of which band you were there to see. It's nights like that which make me want to quit my day job. Unfortunately, playing clubs once a week just won't pay the bills. Yet.

I always publish these blogs and then think of ten things I forgot to write, so stay tuned for an edit or three.

Shirts are coming soon. Soon, I tell you.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

For those of you who live in Orlando, now would be a good time to run out to your favorite CD store, music store, or public hang out to pick up a copy of Octobers edition of Connections Magazine. It's a free local music guide and guess who makes an appearance in this issue... that's right. Us.

Our dear friend Drunk Jenn (of Jennannapalooza fame) wrote up a small blurb about the band. It's not huge, but it's nice to get a little bit of recognition within the local music scene. I'll probably type it up a bit later and post it here since it isn't terribly long, but trust me, it's way cooler to see it in print. There's even a picture.

So we're playing tonight at The Haven. We're playing fourth. It's going to be the first show in a while where we've never played with any of the other bands. Since all five groups are slightly different in style, I think the crowd will be an interesting mix of people, but hopefully they'll give every band a fair chance and not spend their evening standing in the parking lot. I always hate when that happens.

Welcome to October. Today is the first of the month. Also my father's birthday. I should call him.
September is gone for now, so here's five things I liked about the last thirty days:

1. Retro Pay
2. Band lunches at Ti'Juana Flats
3. Being the only ENYer who doesn't care about sports
4. Mathew Good - In A Coma
5. Finally settling on shirt designs

Come hang out tonight and say hello. For once we get to play a club that's actually close to my apartment.

New things coming soon....


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Here comes what everyone has been waiting for...


Okay, so not a whole lot to say on that end other than we got a new stickers in. They aren't they same as the others. This doesn't have a moog on it... however, everything else is quite similar. It's very close to what our shirt design will be. But trust us, the shirts will be cooler because you can... wear them.

Speaking of shirts!
Those are still on their way. We won't have them for the October 1st show as we hoped, but I would think they'd be around for October 22nd gig. We shall see. So come get those and some stickers. Hell, buy a shirt and we'll GIVE you the new sticker.

If you haven't picked up a copy of our CD yet, then what are you waiting for? We've slashed prices down to $5 at all shows. Imagine if you bought a CD AND a shirt. We'd give you the new sticker AND a button! Seriously, can life get any better?

Plus we're planning something else that will be really fun. Something for old and new friends alike.

Saturday night. Don't miss it.


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Jennannapalooza was a ton of fun. A lot of great bands, and a lot of great friends. Turned out to be quite a long night and the free bar tab ran out in about two hours. Regardless, much fun was had.

Our set was plagued with a few technical problems and then the venue lights came and and we got cut short by the bar because they had to close. We played about 20 minutes or so and got through about half of our set. Had we known we were going to get the boot we would've played the good stuff which we were saving for last. So, we apologize to those of you who didn't get to hear some of your favorites, we'll be sure to make it up to anyone who comes out to The Haven show on October 1st, which is this coming Saturday. We'll be playing with four other great bands including Pop.Culture.Clash. and Fairweather Friend.
It's gonna be a good one.

Over the next few weeks we're gonna start trying to book some out of town shows, so we may get into some other parts of Florida. North, south, coast to coast... we're gonna try to get there.

Slept til 4pm today. Life is good.

See you soon?


Friday, September 23, 2005

So the big show's tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited. We hope to see as many of you as possible. 7 bands. $3. It's like the dollar menu of music.

The Old 97's new live double disc Alive and Wired is more fun than you can shake a stick at.
Come to think of it, who shakes sticks? That seems pretty lame to me. Was that an insult "back in the day" to shake a stick at someone? Nowadays we just pull out our guns and ice those punks. Ah, simpler times.

So in order to look presentable to the public eye, I shaved the scruff and even got a haircut. It's shorter than normal.

Shave and a haircut... two bits.
Or is it four bits?
Oh who cares, it's a stupid song anyway.

Counting the hours,

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Today we hit the 10,000 plays mark on our site. Since we put our EP up for streaming the plays just kept on coming. So thanks to everyone! In fact, if you head over to that site right now, you might even be able to listen to a new song! Or maybe I'm just lying. Only one way to find out.

Let's keep the listens coming! Keep in mind the files on PureVolume aren't the greatest quality of sound and if have a few bucks sitting around, you can still order the disc via our website and we'll even send you some free goodies!

All the best,

Monday, September 19, 2005

It isn't often that two of your favorite bands release new CDs on the same day is it?
Well tomorrow is that day for me.

One of my all-time favorites, Canadian rocker Matthew Good will be releasing his "box set" of sorts called In a Coma while alt-country titans Old 97's "drop" their live double CD entitled Alive and Wired. Luckily I pre-ordered both so I'm reeeeally hoping I have some goodies waiting for me in my mailbox after work.

I'll ask that no one call me the rest of the week. I have listening to do.

5 more days until the big show...

Come see my stubble and tell me how gross I look.


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Doug is finally moved into his house. Packing yesterday and loading/moving/unloading today. We lifted heavy stuff. My back hurts. Tomorrow we work at 6am. Yes, on a Sunday.

Besides all this, I don't mind since we have a spectacular weekend ahead of us in just seven days.

Shirts are still in the works along with new stickers and maybe some other fun stuff. We'll see.

Only nine more weeks before I can shave again.

I could have sworn this entry would be more interesting. I hate being wrong.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

For the last week now I've listened to the exact same iTunes playlist every day at work. Around 70 Matthew Good (Band) songs on shuffle. Am I tired of listening to it? Not a chance.

We promise September 24th to be an ENY show that will go down in history. At least, in the history of the Liquid Cellar. We have big things planned, and you don't want to miss the fun.

And yes, I am going to mention Jennannapalooza in every blog entry. It's that important.

Dave Hawkeye told me today that my favorite beer, Killian's Irish Red, is basically just Coor's Light with red coloring. Is this true?
Meh, I don't stand a chance arguing beers with a bartender.
Damn you, Dave!

Doug ate Zebra Cakes today.
Yeah, hard to believe, right?


Tuesday, September 13, 2005

We are sooooooo getting shirts. If you cross your fingers, clap your hands, and wish really hard, we may even have them in time for Jennannapalooza. That's a big maybe. We'll see. Save up those pennies because you'll be able to buy them online too.

I'll post a picture of the design soon. We dig it. You might too.

I think I'm gonna break out the Prodigy on the 24th and you DO NOT want to miss that!

That's enough.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

Productivity was the name of the game tonight. Doug and I had a couple drinks and decided it was time to crack down and get a few things done. We fixed his blasted guitar effects pedal which crapped out on him a couple gigs ago. Mine had done something similar so I fixed that yesterday and decided it was time to take on the world, so we cracked his open and the surgery was a success. We're both back in working order. Then we decided it was time for some merch upgrades, so we finally settled on a design we actually liked and will be seen on t-shirts and new stickers in the coming weeks. Yeah. Shirts. We're gettin' those.

Then we watched the new episode of Family Guy which totally ended our reign of productivity.

He's moving into a house next Saturday and then he, myself, and Bert will be working Sunday at 6am. When am I going to have time to sit on my can and not get anything done? Life is so unfair.

Drink Killian's Irish Red. We drank Bud Light tonight, but do as I say, not as I do.

Til we meet again...


Saturday, September 10, 2005

So....uh... yeah. Playing some shows would be fun. Communication within Orlando's venue circuit absolutely sickens me at times.

New music was recorded in the past couple days and is being carefully inspected and prepared for possible future performance.
That was my scientific way of saying "There's a new song we might play at shows."

Doug and I came close to throwing hands yesterday when he pointed out to me that I've been slowly developing a pattern in my t-shirt wearing. Same ones every week? Possibly. Maybe I do see it. It goes something like this:

Monday - Limbeck
Tuesday - Limbeck
Wednesday - Sherwood
Thursday - Limbeck
Friday - Moog

Someone should buy me some new shirts then, because damn if these don't fit me well and make me look goooooood. Size small. Nothing sleeveless. That's not an option.

I apologize in advance to anyone who may have to see me in the coming days due to friendly competition within the workplace. I won't be shaving. It won't be pretty.

Hey, LOOK:

September 24, 2005 @ the Liquid Cellar

7pm, $3, 18+

From Adam to Atom
Early Next Year

This show will be talked about for months to come, provided at least one person is sober enough to remember it.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Updated our shows page on the main website and MySpace. Good stuff coming your way.

Why is it that bookers for venues don't ever seem to email you back? I mean, seriously, (in best Jerry Seinfeld voice) what's the deal with that?
We were kind of hoping to play some dates in other parts of Florida, but apparently every force of nature is working against us.

However, Jennannapalooza is coming. Soon now. Soon.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I started recording new demos today. That means that we might play new songs at some point.

Wow... we're really scrapping for news.

Even though we're attempting to update this thing every day, doesn't mean our material is going to be interesting.

Oh, hey how about this. In October we're playing with a band on the label Takeover Records. That should be fun.


Monday, September 05, 2005

We're five days into September. I'm glad. August kind of sucked.

Regardless, here's my top 5 for the past month:

1. Pay raises
2. Holidaysburg
3. The Moog Prodigy
4. Free drinks at venues
5. Ti'Juana Flats moving in down the road.

I really had to think on that one. Never a good sign.
In other news I made the best iTunes playlist at work a few days ago. 70 Matthew Good songs, set on shuffle.

The weekend was grand. I actually had some fun. It was different than usual.

Jennannapalooza is just weeks away.


Sunday, September 04, 2005

Hey there kids,
JoAnna here. Sorry I haven't been posting lately. been doing so much reading that i may actually learn something this semester. So I'm trying to catch up right now. Shows have been going real well, and like Wes has said, we're working real hard to get those all ages shows, but its not as easy as it looks. I was thinking about a guerilla show at the top of a UCF parking lot. They are NOT illegal, but you have to supply all the power somehow. I know another band called Ten Fold practices up there sometimes, but you can't hold an age limit on an outside show. I'll get more info from them before we speak of this again.

New listenings:
Unwritten Law - Here's to the Mourning. Actually turned out to be a great cd from a band I used to LOVE back in middle school. (Yes, they are that old. you just didnt know it) The singles aren't the best tracks off the album so dont judge it by that, but what cd actually has the best song as the single anyway? This is one of those cds you can pop in and let it go. no tracks to skip.

Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil. Nice sophomore album from the stage named weirdos. If I had never actually seen their faces, I would love this band so much more. I can't get into the whole white face paint and pitch black hair. but what do i know. anyway, the actual disc is amazing. those kids can f***ing rip on the guitars. if you like math rock and crazy guitar solos, this cd is perfect.

Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon. F***ing AWESOME. This is one of my favorite bands that I have seen countless times and they FINALLY came out with their second full length album. Every track is crazy with spaztic drums and high-speed guitar licks. My favorite by far. The vocalist actually sings a few bars along the way too. not ALL screaming like Last Night In Town.

Thats enough for now. go out there and listen.


Saturday, September 03, 2005

It's been a pretty long and rough week, however I've been granted a three day weekend just to chill out and decompress. Last night was drinks with Doug, his wife, and some of her co-workers. They're all ENY fans, and make it out to a lot of our shows, so it was good just to talk with them and hear some funny stories. Doug and I killed two pitchers of Miller...okay, so Doug and I killed one pitcher, and he pretty much killed the other on his own. Today is cookout day with some of my co-workers. I think I'm destined not to remember the next few days.

Bert flew home to Ohio for the holiday, so we'll get back into the swing of things when he returns.

I put a new picture up on the left side there. It's a good one. It was taken right after we finished our promotional photos and Doug and I decided to push Bert and JoAnna off the roof. You can see that I'm bracing myself and holding onto shingles since high places and I don't get along.

I've been trying to finish up some new songs. Trying. I have a few on the backburner and plan to do some demo recording on Monday.

Have a good weekend everyone. I hope to.


Friday, September 02, 2005

We found out recently that people are actually reading the random crap we post on here so I decided to write again. I wish I could say we had big big shows planned for every night this month but, sadly, we don't. However, the two shows that we do have planned prove to be some of our most exciting yet. I hope everyone can come out and support us and all the other bands as we struggle to stand at Jenannapalooza on Sept. 24 at Liquid Cellar virtually all our favorite local bands are on the bill(including us) and it's gonna be an amazing show. Stick with us in the future on this journal for more frequent and hopefully more informative entries. That is all.


Thursday, September 01, 2005

I'm taking a short break from being a complete and utter failure at life to bring you these exciting updates:

  • First, you can read an article on our band by clicking here.

  • Second, if you're a student at the University of Central Florida, you can pick up a copy of our record at the Park Ave Jr. record store.

  • Thirdly, we don't have any shows for a while. That could change at any moment. In fact, we have an big show coming up on October 1st. It's gonna be amazing.

  • Go to sleep.


    Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    For some reason, the jerk who lives in the apartment across from my bedroom window suddenly thought it would be a good idea to leave his porch light on all night every night. I'm totally going to sneak over and unscrew the bulb in the middle of the night. I have enough trouble sleeping without him adding insult to injury.

    So the show... awesome. The downside of the AKA Lounge is that you have to haul your gear up a huge flight of stairs and all of our amplifiers are quite weighty. But we got through it, waited a bit for them to set the stage then loaded on for our opening spot. After soundcheck it came to our attention that bands were receiving free PBRs so we decided to take advantage of that. Our set went quite well, we played about 45 minutes and despite our newest song being a trainwreck and me being completely out of tune while playing a cover, the rest went very well. The energy was great and the crowd was very receptive. We recognized a lot of faces and there was a great turnout for a Tuesday night show.

    The Heathens followed us and put on a great high energy show as well. Our friend Jeff (aka Mumpsy) plays drums for them so it was good to see him again. Those guys have a style all their own. You should definitely check them out if the opportunity arises (they have a banjo... how cool is that?).

    After that From Adam to Atom went on with their new drummer Andy (formerly of Ask Me Later) and they were also amazing. Very tight and catchy songs. We're looking forward to doing some shows with them in the future.

    Overall a very fun night. Dave Hawkeye graced us with his presence and catching up with other friends provided highly entertaining. We may have some things in the near future, but our next scheduled gig is September 24 @ The Liquid Cellar for Jannannapalooza! That show will be the bee's knees. Don't miss it.
    For October we're planning to go see the state via some short bursts of touring. We'll have news on that soon.

    My apologies to our younger fans. We're doing all we can to book more all ages shows, but when we do, we need people to actually show up. It's give and take.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to the last few gigs. We've been having a blast!


    Tuesday, August 30, 2005

    Okay, quick rundown of Saturday's show:

    We show up and load in with no problem. Quick and efficient. Holidaysburg takes the stage a little after 10pm. Plays an hour long set that nearly melts my face off. They are an amazing band and everyone should head to and buy their new CD "A Better November".

    We take the stage next and also play a pretty good set (if I do say so myself). We rock out for about 45 minutes and then proceed to take advantage of the free drinks we are offered. Then I am told that we were expected to play a second set. I didn't know this. So we improvise.

    Holidaysburg heads back up to the stage (some of the members barely able to walk) and jam out three tunes. Then we head back up and play a bunch of old songs, a couple brand new ones, and then reprise four songs from the EP. As we're playing, people are bring me shots. So needless to say, I probably wasn't playing to my full potential, but I doubt anyone minded at that point. A good time was had by all.

    Then we had to load out. There was a terrible motorcycle accident which basically shut down the city. Bert and I were trying to bring our cars around but got detoured all over Orlando. We even were detoured the wrong way down a one-way street into a dead end parking lot where we sat until a cop happened to drive by, so we rushed her and she told us we could get through the jam if we told the police cars where we needed to get. Great.
    So we get back into the mess and somehow I get separated from Bert who I was following. I continue to wander for another 20 minutes or so just looking for streets I know. I had forgotten my cell phone back at the venue with my gear, and I guess everyone was pretty worried about me. Once I found a main road, the cops refused to let me through so I kept on driving. I managed to spot Magnolia (same street as the bar was on) but I was about four blocks north and the street was one way (and not going the way I needed). I'm extremely frustrated at this point so I park and walk five minutes back to the venue. I show up there and somehow Bert managed to pull right up beside. His car is loaded so Doug runs up and asks where I'm parked so we can load. I remember just pointing in the general direction. So what did we do? We carried my gear four blocks to my car, and then we got the hell out of there.

    I was in bed by 5am.

    Great show, but one crappy after party.

    That's the long of it. I feel better now that I've vented. Again.


    Monday, August 29, 2005

    Things are getting crazy....

    Hey, this is the home of our new blog. Bookmark it. The old one will soon be gone.

    We're now located here at


    Wednesday, August 24, 2005

    So as Doug and I drove aimlessly up the 4-3-6 looking for a post office that had taken my new Moog synth hostage, we spy a multicolored building that hadn't been there previously. Upon closer inspection, we realized that's it's a new branch of the fantastic food chain known as TI'JUANA FLATS. Currently, this is the only restaraunt that ENY endorses. Best tacos in Florida. There's one right across the street from our rehearsal space, and now there's one five minutes from my door. We're going to have to go give this one a try in the coming days. Plus, Ti'Juana Flats apparently has a standard where they only hire attractive college girls. I'm a big supporter of this practice.

    Oh, and we got the Moog. Prodigy - coming soon to stage near you.

    FRIDAY NIGHT: 9pm at Back Booth in downtown Orlando. Local band Hawkeye will be playing. That is reason enough to go. We love those guys. They pretend to love us. It's almost like a real relationship. Go see them. We'll be there. We'll hang out. I might dance. You never know.

    SATURDAY NIGHT: We're playing at Central Station Bar downtown with our boys Holidaysburg. 21+ welcome. Be there if you can, it's FREE. Tuesday is an 18+ show. You can make it up to us then.

    Listen to "Designing a Nervous Breakdown" by The Anniversary.


    Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    It's high time I came back and made a post here. Once again a million apologies for my absence from this here journal. Anyway enough with the pleasantries down to business. We've got a few great shows lined up for the end of this month. One at Central Station Bar with our friends from Holidaysburg on Saturday and another with an old friend on Tuesday, the drummer from Ask Me Later has formed a new band called From Adam to Atom and we'll be playing one of their first shows ever at AKA lounge we're playing first at 10 that night so it should be a good time. Also I recently subscribed to MusicMatch's on demand service so I've been calling up alot of my old favorite records to get me through the work day recently. Here are some of my new(old) favorites.

    The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good
    Violent Femmes - s/t
    They Might Be Giants - Flood

    Try those out if you're bored they'll get you through the hard times.