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Date: Wed, 19 January 2000
"WE GOTTTA GET YOU A WOMAN" is on Runt by todd rundgren. this is a different
album than Runt:The Ballad of Todd Rundgren, although the latter is probably
a better album. they are both great though. also worthwhile are Hermit of
Mink Hollow and Something/Anything
Date: Date: Sun, 26 December 1999
i was not asleep.
i was under the piano
it was not me
it was not immy
i did not write it's only love
Date: Tue, 16 November 1999
1) i am so happy to be playing in a band with immy finally after all these
years i could just shit. bryson is scared and so is vickrey. they should be.
they know we don't need them any more.. now we keep them on out of pity. it's
only a matter of time before the sheer shame of it causes one or both of them
to quit. probably bryson first. dan has no shame and little self respect.
2)we like pretty girls. i am not about being pc . i just didn't like my
friend being called a ho. do whatever you like to each other. there, now
you have something to have inane arguments over for the next 2000 posts(or
until tomorrow, whichever comes 1st)
3)loved " god save the immy" or " my immy tis of thee". kristin is a genius.
4)personally love the line in St robinson...and yes it is mean. so what. i
meant it to be. don't worry. i almost certainly didn't mean it about any of
you. i was not angry at any of you. especially not zack even though he and i
don't always agree about gigolo aunts songs
5)letterman is thursday
6)seattle shows are on 12/16 and 12/17
7) more la shows are probably being added. the 1st three sold out in 1/2 hour
8)we got gold record plaques for canada today. gold in two weeks . not bad.
9)as for tonights non encore:you can't go out for an encore if you don't get an
encore. we stood around backstage looking at each other embarrassedly and
somebody finally said, "god it's pretty quiet out there. what do we do?" i
know you're gonna say the crowd was going wild or something, but all i can tell
you is that all of us felt the same thing. you can't go out for an encore when
there's no encore and we didn't think we got one. we were
pretty embarrased and it's the first time that's ever happened since we started
headlining...ever. never before . and hopefully never ever again. but
either way, we are also never going to go on stage for a total bullshit encore
when the crowd is silent. i would be too embarrassed. that would be worse
than this and this was bad enough.
on the other hand what the hell are you felling all self righteous and ripped
off about? we're playing way longer shows than we ever have before. even
without the encore we had already played 15 or 16 songs for almost two hours.
we were the ones who played our asses off for two hours and didn't get an
encore. i still thought it was a great show. sorry if we didn't get to make
friends. we tried.
ad(archbishop of rawk, friend to badgers)
ps. i wrote down the words to kristin's song and then called immy and woke him
up to sing it to him. oh how we laughed.
Date: Tue, 09 November 1999
1st of all, i want to apologize for running off through the "mob" after
the boston concert. you should all know it was not your fault and we
were not reacting to any mob scene. i would have stayed and signed
autographs until you were all satisfied but we had to go. the new york
marathon was the next morning and we needed to get back to nyc before
they closed the streets since the finish line was basically in front of
our hotel. sorry about that and please don't think it had anything to
do with you. there will probably be days when we don't feel like
signing because our friends are around, but this was not one of those
two)we do not, as matt told someone, reserve the front row for "record
company types who talk and nod throughout the set" matt lives in an
imaginary world which i'm sure is quite pleasant but bears little
resemblance to earth and like all good leprechauns, he lives to do
mischief and spread misinformation wherever he lands. he does however
have a magic newt and if you can find it he will grant you three
wishes. good luck. we reserve the front row
at each and every show where we can to give the tickets to kids outside
who can't get in to sold out shows or to likely looking fanatics from
the top row of the balcony. we do this specifically for the purpose of
avoiding industry or rich guy front row snoozers.
we learned this lesson early and we adhere to it whenever we can.
three)the girl in the video is the lovely and talented miss amy smart.
she has been my friend for years and i adore her. she is one of the
coolest people i know and a legitimate walking talking ray of sunshine.
she is a good friend and was kind enough to be in the video(although i
think she had a pretty fun day too). she was in "varsity blues" and is
occasionally on "felicity", but i really loved her in "outside
providence", one of my favorite
movies this year. you should all see it. and don't read more into this
than there is. she's my friend and she's got a boyfriend.
four)the voice at the end of "mrs. potter's lullaby is
five)i happen to think " you better get yourself together, baby" is an
absolutely incredible song. i would be proud to have written it and,
with great fondness, i have to disagree with zack. sorry zack, you're
six)there are fifteen minutes between joe 90 and the gigolo aunts and
there are thirty minutes between the aunts and us. i have to warm up
and i like to see the aunts so i can't start uuntil they're done
Date: Tue, 26 October 1999
i'm thinking about submiting all my recent posts to the plunge. when is the
Date: Tue, 26 October 1999
1)no country band
2)no band tension
4)no part ownership of vh-1 nonsense
5)no disillusionment-not even a little
7)not writing serious posts for the last few days-except that i DO think
people were being pretty unfair to lance and danielle
on a separate note. fuck those shitheads from the dmb folder with their crap
about banning the sale of bootleg recordings. i happen to love bootlegs and
i think these people who work so hard at wiping out live bootlegs are small
minded greedy ass clowns. if someone is going to spend $30 on a bootleg,
they probably already bought 4 copies of your record. these goat fuckers are
just ruining something wonderful for the rest of us. may animals shit
on their feet.
have a nice night. see you in atlanta tomorrow. don't forget to get your
costumes together for boston on halloween
Date: Mon, 25 October 1999
but i am a big star. that's not my fault. i didn't do that. you all
did. i just made the music... you made the fame part...and as for the vh-1
show, i'm one of the silent partners. i bought 30% of the show when they were
first conceiving it five years or so ago . seemed like a good idea then.
can't say i like the show much now, but i damn sure don't think they're
going to be doing any stories on me in the
near future. one may not be able to stay famous forever but the power one
consolidates now clast just as long or longer. i have a piece of legends as
well the new behind the music jr., brokered as part of the deal to get a
program on cc. having our former publisher become president has been a gold
mine for me. it's not as beatiful, but i's more fun and much more
lucrative than music. fuck the beauty. it passes eventually, and most of you
complain about it more than you appreciate it
please buy our record so that i can get more money and buy more things
that will eventually aid me in gathering enough power and possessions that i
might not notice the inevitable numbing. you can probably feel it already
judging by your comments
Date: Mon, 25 October 1999
we will never ever ever ever re-record the demo songs. put it out of your
mind. there is no santa claus either
Date: Mon, 25 October 1999
just one more note. what if danielle dated lance because he was a great
guy ? what if she liked him because he was basically a really nice likeable
person and not at all because he was some pop star? wouldn't that be a
pretty good reason to go out with him? if that was true, who would be the
screwed up one? danielle fischel or you for judging someone you don't know
based on your opinion of their music? your
mistake isn't in fantasisizing about people you don't know, it's in
condemning people you don't know. my friends don't love me because of my
music and i hope i never date or fall in love with someone who does. i've
never had a huge problem with people not liking my music(maybe a little bit
here and there), but people hating me personally and abusing me personally
because they didn't like my fucking music nearly ruined my life at one point.
wise up . nice people (and why would you like counting crows if you weren't
nice , caring, thoughtful people) do not say shit like that. should i look
down on people who have less musical talent than myself. i don't. why would
i? why would you?
Date: Mon, 25 October 1999
don't really understand. band generally feels potter's is the best
song i've ever written. told them about the folder's fiation on this being a
country album. much laughter at that. everyone thinks this album has the
least country feel of any crows album. nobody gets it.
as for the future, we have talked a lot (between myself , dan,
charlie , immy and ben mostly) and there has been a lot of dissatisfaction
lately with our direction. for a lot of us, our roots are in country music
and we feel we've been suppressing that for years now. we've been jamming a
lot in that vein lately and talking more and more about getting back to that
on a more permanent basis in the future. this is causing some rifts in the
band as matt and dave aren't really all that into this. actually, they're
not into it at all. at least for now, the friction is resulting in some
awesome gigs but i wouldn't be surprised if the future held some changes for
our lineup in the next few years. you gotta play the music you feel like
playing whether other people want to play it or listen to it or not. it
wouldn't be all that big a surprise to me to tell you the truth. i've had a
feeling for a long time that dave would rather be producing records and matt
says he wants to go live in india and teach music. either way, it's great
see y'all on tour
Date: Sat, 23 October 1999
the woodstock people are lying. we were contractually allowed to
pick our song. we picked round here. they balked at the nine minute
length. we talked them to suck our butts and they left it off the
record. to be honest, i was relieved. i am ashamed to have been
involved in any way with woodstock. people were raped there and they
have taken practically no responsibility. the vibe sucked, the army
sucked, it all sucked. well, not everything. we were great. (so
conceited i am) p-funk was also very much the bomb.
ps.hope you can all get used to the twang. we've started working on
cuts for the new album and it's all obscure country cover tunes.
sorry. can't help it. we dig 'em.
pps.arrived in atlanta yesterday. saw fight club tonight. gigs in
europe were staggering for us. we have never played like this before.
it's becoming like sex and religion and dreaming again. tuesday we
Date: Sat, 23 October 1999
each of the last two shows have been over two hours long and have
featured eight of the ten new songs. what is kid things?; never heard
of it . it does not exist. how could it exist? go to sleep you
cheaters. it's past all your bedtimes. without country there could
never even have been rock and roll. there is certainly no counting
crows without the influence of country music. the sex pistols were
a country band. so was earth, wind and fire. so was nirvana. so were
the beatles. so were the jackson 5ive. so were you. garth brooks
wishes he was ever truly. go see body shots. my best friend produced
it . she is like a little sister to me. if you all go to the movie she
will be a big successful producer and everyone will like her. right now
i'm the only one who likes her. you can like her too. she's very nice
and this is her 1st
movie ever. it's hard to be a girl movie producer. the guys are sexist
pigs and they are not nice to girls trying to get into the club. the
song over the closing credits is by joe 90. GO TO SLEEP!!!!!!!
i really like bill clinton. he's the first president since jimmy
carter who has not used the presidency to commit what i consider to be
absolutely evil acts. lust and sex are not moral issues that bother me
in a president. i don't care that he lied about them because not one
fibre of my being believes them to be any of our business and i think
the real crime is spending forty million
dollars on a court case so that we can all be peeping toms in the life
of a president. i do care when you lie about things that are our
business. it bothered me when our government was caught red handed
selling drugs in america to finance illegal wars in nicaragua and el
salvedor and everyone from ronald reagan to george bush to oliver north
went on national tv and either flat out lied about it or claimed to
simply "not recall" the incidents in
question. extra-marital affairs do not have to be approved by congress
or the american people, but wars do. and going around replacing inner
city drug programs with billboards that say "just say no" while you are
actually selling these very same drugs to pay for an illegal war is
hypocrisy in an almost satanic level. that pisses me off.
meanwhile unemployment is down, the economy is up, and the
multi billion dollar deficit clinton inherited from his predecessors is
gone. he didn't get the health care program installed, but he sure
tried hard, and on a moral question, that counts for some thing to me.
on the other hand , he did get a blowjob and not tell us about it.
forty million dollars were spent so that we could find that out. can
you imagine what that money could have done for a free clinic, or a
school, or a women's shelter , or a library, or just the salary of a
policeman or a fireman. or a grant to a sculptor or a painter or a
choreographer. or a researcher in an aids lab. or anything. god,
there are so many iin such desperate
need. what a waste. if i get a blowjob, i'm not telling anybody
either because it's nobody's business.
decent people do the wrong things sometimes, and they are still
better place to live in and a place to be proud of.. i expect him not
to commit any crimes against humanity. i expect him to try to
accomplish the little things that don't necessarily fit easily in a
campaign slogan, and i expect him not to violate the constituion. the
only thing that ever made america really
special was the constitution. once you throw that away, it's not so
impressive here. he's been the first president in a while who honored
in other news, we heard a bunch of tracks from this band willis that
dennis herring produced right before us, and they are incredible. it
won't be out for a few months, but i can't wait.
ps. john kennedy screwed enough women in the oval office to have started
his own country and he was married to jackie o.
Date: Wed, Aug 19, 1998
didn't go to jamie walters show. went to my friend sarah's club
opening. they were the band. only saw a couple of songs. one was
love pearl jam
Date: Sat, Aug 15, 1998
we finished mastering "baby, i'm a big star now" this morning and sent
it off to the film's director this afternoon. his name is john dahl. he also
directed "red rocks west" and "the last seduction". we only gave them the
right to use the song in the film and in the trailers. this is not for any
soundtrack. it was written for the film and it will only be heard on the film
put it on our next album(a distinct possibility)
bitchin new song called "speedway"
bitchin new album title:hideous chicks(why i don't like 'em and why matt
hates 'em too and more importantly why neither of us can figure out what the
hell you people have been talking about for the last few weeks)
why waste posts on this shit. i don't care what these people say about me.
why should you. the folder is so much better when you ignore them. it's
also much less fun for them. they're not bugging me. i get done working at
the studio. i say goodnight to ben or matt or dennis or whoever is left. i
drive home(maybe pausing somewhere along the way to converse with or seduce
some uber babe[dig the slyly inserted german reference to showcase my
multilingual male energy]. before falling asleep, i log on and check my mail
or the folder. i note the interesting posts. i see that some worms are
obsessed with my dating/drinking/chauvinizing/vulgarizing/metatisizing[i don't
really know what that means] ways. i roll over and go to sleep. the next day
i go back to all the "...ing" i want to. and my mom still thinks i'm great.
so if my mom thinks i'm great, i feel ok about it too. and so
meanwhile, this is still a great folder. just ignore them. have fun .
this next album is gonna be real cool. but it will probably take awhile.
ps cool like lemonade is whatcha wanna be
Date: Sat, Aug 15, 1998
out with the jive
in with the love
out with the jive...
Date: Thu, Jul 16, 1998
i personally love pearl jam. today was our 1st day with dennis herring,
our other producer. guess what? he's awesome. two new songs today. one
waltz is fully written and will be done in a few days. it's called " Amy Hit
the Atmosphere". the other one is kind of psychedelic 70's space funk. no
title yet. dennis and david together make it really creative and really easy
shit, it's light out
Date: Wed, Jul 15, 1998
thank you all very much. your posts are all so great(except the guy who
whined about the unlistenable guitars-go get a life-rock and roll=guitars.
period) the rest of you are so great. i was a little surprised about
rolling stone too. that's a bit harsh and a bit personal. i don't really
like reading that.
had two weeks off. bedridden the entire time except for about three days.
1st -inner ear virus caused loss of equilibrium, general dizziness and head
rushes(very unpleasant), 2nd-strep throat brought upon by weak system fighting
ear virus(very very Unpleasant)
3rd-threw out back(ouch!!!very very very unpleasant) 4th-got food poisoning
from sushi at modern rock live broadcast(very much like reading rolling stone
review) more recording tomorrow
going to new york in 1 week to do interview and shoot cover photo with natalie
imbruglia for musician magazine-neat!
live in new york-it's me!
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 1998
the record comes out july 14th, the spelling errors are in the
website but not on the album itself(thank you julie, i spotted the same crap
thanks to your link last night and freaked out but then i checked my copy of
the record and all was fine. i told them to fix the website in any case. al
hail julie. all hail julie. julie hail al. whoever al is.) , and as far
asi know, there is no scheduled modern rock live appearance, but that's
probably just something i forgot. i can't remember anymore of your
Date: Thu, Jun 4, 1998
music for "barely..." was partially written by someone i cannot stand.
nothing of her, other than my scorn, will be on any future albums. also no
old songs. that was then, this is now.
ps. sorry to be cranky. it is a grey week
Date: Tue, Jun 2, 1998
try no fighting. it really pisses me off. at least no screaming at
each other. it's been nice here since we stopped. this is a silly place to
act tough anyway.
spoke to manager re:fanclub today. fanclub rep claims packages mail
out on wednesday. if it doesn't happen, i will deal with it.