Monday, June 26, 2006

8 questions for Marshan

Subject: Re: some questions from Arcata, California

Hi Bob, we're more than happy than anwer your questions

Who are you?

Marshan - Scottish Rock N Roll Band
Graeme Duff - Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Burges - Bass
Malcolm Thomson - Drums

Where are you from?

We're from Glasgow, Scotland. Not too much to say about Glasgow other
than it has the highest murder rate in western Europe, poorest health
record in Europe and lowest life expectancy in Europe. Consequently it
is has one of the most rocking night life's in the World.

What do you do?

We play proper Rock N Roll. None of that whiny emo nonsense that the
kids are buying. More like the old honest good time music that's
hasn't been selling since 1976.

Why do you do what you do?

The power of rock compels us.

What are you working on?

We've got a new album coming out ("Brought to You By the Goodtime
Girls" - Beard of Stars Records (Italy). Other than that we're touring
the west coast of the US in July.

What’s next?

Another record and another tour of the dive bars around the world.
Stadium tours and platinum records are for those who compromised.

When will you be here? With who?

We'll be in Arcata on July 15th, I think we'll be playing with another
local band at the Alibi...

Anything else you want to add?

Thanks for the interest and time, if anyone is looking for a fun time
on Sat the 15th then come to the alibi. Check out some of our stuff @

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

9 Questions for Imaad Wasif

From: Imaad Wasif <>
Date: June 12, 2006 7:23:03 PM PDT
Subject: Re: write me if you have any more questions...

> On Jun 12, 2006, at 3:47 PM, Imaad Wasif wrote:
>> Please feel free to write me if you have any more questions.
> I have a standard set. Wanna give it a go? (no hurry)
> Who are you?
> Imaad Wasif
> >
> Where are from? (originally/now)
> Born in Vancouver, B.C., educated in the desert in California, India, Los Angeles, and San
> Francisco, now residing in Echo Park, California. Imaad Wasif has been in
> Lowercase, alaska!, The New Folk Implosion.
> What do you do?
> Sing, Play Guitar, write Songs.
> Also currently Playing guitar, bass and keyboards as a touring member of the Yeah Yeah
> Yeahs.
> Why do you do what you do?
> love, necessity, creation, growth, change, intimacy, to perpetuate and divine chaos,
> maintain semblances of sanity, Exorcise old ghosts and demons
> What are you working on?
> Writing songs for my next record
> Playing with the two part beast
> What’s next?
> my june solo tour
> july solo dates opening for the YYY’s
> playing in the YYY’s through the year
> east coast solo tour in September
> When will you be here? With who?
> June 30th - Eureka, CA @ The Pearl Lounge
> appearing With the two part beast
> Who's that?
> two part beast = my band, one part Adam Garcia and one part Bob Bruno
> Anything else you want to add?

>> Can’t wait to come back to eureka

Monday, June 12, 2006

10 questions for los olvidados

>> Who are you?

> my name is Alex Jones and i play guitar and sing for los olvidados.
>> I assume it's los olvidados, as in the Luis Bunuel film about
>> what sociologists like to call "youth at risk." Why that name?

> Rey (our drummer) and I are film students and really liked the idea
> of taking the name from Bunuel's film, maybe in small part because
> we knew it was a challenge for most people we know. I really love
> that film; the character relationships and reality of it are unlike
> almost any other film. It just moved me I guess. The film doesn't
> translate to the literal "the forgotten," but "the young and the
> damned," and that seemed just as a good a starting point as any for
> this band.
>> Where are from? (originally/now)

> We are from Moorpark, CA a small town in Ventura County.
>> What do you do?

> I write songs and play guitar and sing.
>> Why do you do what you do?

> I think part of is instinct, part of it is the need to express
> certain ideas or feelings or reactions that I wouldn't be able to
> do without music. I think I am probably a bad communicator and
> music allows me to communicate in alternative ways.
>> What are you working on?

>> Going on our west coast tour, getting ready to record our full
>> length record in July/August.
>> What’s next?

>> The full length being recorded and released, hopefully followed by
>> more touring all over the U.S.
>> When will you be here? With who?

> June 18 at the Alibi with our friends and two of our member's other
> band, Polar State.
>> Who's that?

> they are an indie/experimental pop band along the lines of minus
> the bear, explosions in the sky, nada surf.
>> Anything else you want to add?
> We are very excited to do our first west coast tour and to see
> Arcata. I just watched The Corporation and the scene in Arcata got
> me even more excited.