December 29th, 2010
Howie is doing the AotM for January, featuring 100% Jerden Records recordings sent to us by Bob Wikstrom – thanks Bob!. They mostly come off the series of History of NW Rock albums curated by Peter Blecha. Great stuff.
I am taking the month off from the AotM and hopefully finishing mixing The Icons‘ Appointment with Destiny! this week. Whew.
December 28th, 2010
I am seen the future of rock and roll – PIGBAND!! They are yesterday new. They have three songs. 1. Pig All Day 2. Song For Pig 3. Little Bother. They have MONOTRON.
December 25th, 2010
Merry Christmas one and all! We hope you and yours have a fabulous holiday today!
December 18th, 2010
Today Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart spent his last day with us. I salute him.
December 12th, 2010
Okay – wuts new?
Howie and Keith L. have been getting some GMR stuff loaded into our new Bandcamp page where you can download high quality files of our albums at a darn fine price. So far we have the Xmas download, The Icons. The Hitmen and Tom Dyer Vol.2 (a somewhat random selection), but we are working on getting the pile up there for YOU!
December 6th, 2010
So, somebody asked me, “Dude, I want to hear those jolly songs from last year. Can’t you just stream them too.”
Well, you are in luck. Many of those songs are available for download on our new download site and you can stream them all the download tunes from there if that is your desire. Better yet, you can buy them and help the Millionair Club continue their good work!
Thanks to Howie and Keith for helping me get these pulled together this weekend.
December 5th, 2010
Yes, the Christmas album is up and streaming and yes, the Christmas album is now available for download and no, they are not the same thing.
Just to attempt to make this download thing clear to ye, what you can download is selected numbers from last year and this year’s Christmas album. You won’t find any of the Etiquette tracks from this year or Poplamma tracks from last year as my deal with them was just to stream their tunes. So enjoy The Sonics and The Wailers right here and download a bunch more for a whole lot of Christmas fun!
In case yer not familiar with Seattle’s Millionair Club, they are a long running charity focused on helping Seattle’s homeless and near-homeless who want to work toward self-reliance, whose programs offer them an honest day’s work. I have had the privilege of serving breakfast there and it was a good start to the day.
The Millionair Club is independent (just like GMR!) – they take no government or United Way funding and are supported by community-minded people that come from varied backgrounds – no one religious, political, or social group, just ordinary people.
So there you go – download early, download often, you can pay 10 bucks or 100 if you like. Tell your mom, tell you friends, tell everybody!
December 1st, 2010
In case you did not notice, the December Album of the Month is live – enjoy!
December 1st, 2010
Another day done. Post thanksgiving I have been working hard to get the Xmas AotM rolling for you. We will post tonight/tomorrow with 13 tunes – should have 3 more when the week is done.
I don’t own lots of the tunes, so I did not make it downloadable last year. Might make some of it available for download, perhaps with a charity donation. Any suggestions out their for local charities?
In the process of doing new songs for this year I did two with my young adult kiddos. I very much enjoyed doing it and hope you will enjoy the results as much as I do.