Archive for June, 2006

311.com Update

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

New “Happenings” page over at 311.com. Check it out.

http://www.311.com/index2.html

p.s. The views expressed by some of the bloggers on this site do not necessarily coincide with the views of the rest of the Taiyed Brodels community.

False Alarm Folks

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I was wrong. Never take into account what someone from Alien Ant Farm says.

Offical statement from Nickoli:

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First of all, Chad, P-Nut, Tim, and SA are all working with other musicians on recreational side projects. I believe Chad is only mixing other bands but everyone else is playing with other musicians for fun. If they want to discuss it, that’s their business. We ALL also have businesses that we do on the side. Again, if they want to discuss their business endeavors, they can do it themselves.Everyone is feeling great about the band right now and we’ve just been enjoying some time off.

311 will continue to be our #1 priority.

When I start to lose my inspiration I get it going again by figuring out and covering great songs just for fun. I have quite a few of these. Many are Hexum Brother songs that we did on our Kerry supporting tour and then we recorded five or six just to have them for posterity. (Clash, Beatles, Smiths…) On my own, I’ve covered jazz standards made famous by Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, and others. It’s like I’m continuing my education. The chord progressions in those songs are so advanced. It’s like an author reading Shakespeare to get new ideas.

I had Mike from AAF come in and lay some reggae beats for a few songs. No “solo release” is planned. He and I didn’t really discuss why we were doing it except, “that’ll be fun.” We are also both very passionate about environmental issues.

I am interested in raising money and awareness for global warming. I would be interested in using some of these COVERS for a fund raiser album.

Music is my hobby and if I’m not working on 311 most of the things I like to do for fun are musical. I produced and played on forthcoming albums from Pepper and The Matches. I like to make mix cds and do covers my old favorites.

My original material will continue to be released exclusively through collaboration with my brothers in 311.

I envision 311 continuing to record and tour for a very long time.

Positively,

Nick

My thread on the 311.com forums, with nick post included:

here

Regretfully,

E.

Nick Hexum’s Solo Album??

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Who would’ve known, that under all the liberal gushing, all the forced dance moves and the hair gel would come a solo album from our beloved Nick Hexum.

Apprently, Mike Cosgrove of Alien Ant Farm will be drumming on this album, and he seemingly spilled the beans to all of us on his MySpace blog.

link

The blog:

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Friday, June 02, 2006 311 <3 AAFso i just finished playing drums on 6 songs for nick hexum’s upcoming solo release.. chad sexton is mixing the rivalry record i produced earlier this year, due out this summer.. gotta say it was a lotta fun and is a total honor to work w heroes!! i have been a 311 fan for a LONG time now.. and so have heaps of other peeps!

workin w nick was dope cuz, we got to take some old jazz standards (i remember you/chet baker, Sweet Lorraine/nat king cole) and some other 80’s tunes too, and gave them a bit of a reggae feel.. hex style.. it was a lot make em fresh and new , but still keeping the age old classics alive.. it’s good for them youths!

now chad sexton has been and will be one of my personal heroes from when i first heard him til forever! he was one of the people that made me go huh?? , he played that snare shit like a marching drummer, but it grooved!!!?!??!’ wtf!! i was a ghetto kid, in the gutter , feelin like damn, i shoulda never dropped out of high school!! i shoulda been in the gay band, instead my gay garage bands w dryden!! he’s very disciplined, extremely well versed in music and audio. much more than the average stoner you may be accustomed to.. such as myself! he is one of the cleanest and precise players i’ve witnessed up close, night in night out.. class act.

so enough of my gushing.. the reason i’m mentioning him is because i’m excited and honored to be working w him on this rivalry record. i’m very proud of the music the band and i completed. i think chad is gonna give it big balls w some dirt underneath!! no release date yet…

new ant farm record ‘up in the attic’ is on itunes! wee!!

The release date, the name of the album, and the tracklist of the album are all up to speculation. Draw your own conclusions.

(Thanks to EvenField2Be0n for the link)

E.

Chat Room

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Today the Taiyed Brodels chat room opens. Check the link over on the left side bar, it’s right underneath the Forum link. Here it is also if you’re lazy. Make sure that you click to agree or accept or trust the popup thing, if you want to get in the chat.http://taiyedbrodels.com/chat/chat.html

Come in and chat.

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