it is with sweaty palms and strange heart palpitations we can finally release the eagerly-anticipated debut from FALLSTON SLIM.
FALLSTON SLIM: GOOD ENOUGH is the newest release on the Smilin' Asterisk Records Cassette Label, SALECa. Limited to only 10 cassette tapes, or a free download please feel free to enjoy the dulcet tones of FALLSTON SLIM as he sings both original and vintage country songs.
FALLSTON SLIM hails from Maryland, USA and has had "critical acclaim", he says.
finally, after months of hype and excitement the beyond legendary, and already sold-out first album from Mr. O is now available for download.
Mr. O, a staple of the Almelo blues scene teamed up with producer Ohmtron Seedling and the able talents of house band Danny and the Silencers What Mr. O Thinks Of The Blues is a mandatory addition to any blues collection. Available now only as a download, click above on the Smilin' Asterisk link and move your cursor to Mr. O to listen and download today.
lots of changes and updates to the website have been made. a new music review section has been added, an exciting new layout, and more, more, more! have a look around.
Zoetermeer, De Boerderij. Netherlands, 20 December, 2013.
a good time!
the thing that's cool about this band is the songs are so memorable. i haven't listened to much IQ in a few years but their songs are so memorable that everything came right back. it was a good, loose, and not overly rehearsed set with plenty of technical problems from Mike Holmes' side which were handled with excellent humor.
as a gift the band gave us two new songs. you won't hear them here because they requested they not be recorded. ironically i had my video camera in my bag for another reason so was a little nervous going into the club but since it was there i decided that it would be OK to make a little video of the end of the show.
opening band, Synaesthesia were actually pretty good! it was also their first performance so they may be worth checking into as well.
here's the set list:
No Love Lost
Without Walls (unfinished new number)
It All Stops Here
El Bastardo (unfinished new number)
Leap of Faith
The Seventh House
For Christ's Sake / Cum On Feel the Noize (Slade Cover) / Human Nature
are you familiar with TONTO? pretty amazing piece of work.
Finally, Thanksgiving is over and it's officially Christmas Season!!!! To celebrate this joyous occasion Ohmtron Seedling created an Ohmtron Seedling Christmas.
This family heirloom keepsake treasury of Christmas music is will be cherished for generations to come and is yours free for download! Perfect for that special Christmas mix.
you can buy it on cassette!
For only three euros you can own an original, hand made, 20 of-a-kind cassette tape!
This shameless gimmick is also designed to launch the new Smilin' Asterisk Limited Edition Cassettes (SALECa) label. SALECa will be promoting independent artists with limited edition cassettes and free downloads from the Ohmtron Seedling site.
Why cassettes? They are simply cooler than CD-R's. There's plenty of machines out there. Go get one.
In the meantime, scroll your mouse over to the button that says SALECa Home Page. There you can read more about SALECa, future releases, and download your free copy of an Ohmtron Seedling Christmas.
as of right now, i think the new CD is finished. i think... i've made a CD with a sequence of 7 songs that should be the album. there are small edits that need to be done, and i'd like to get a copy off to the gentleman that can master this to CD for me to make sure the mix is adequate, and then we'll work from there.
the album will likely be called "the positive side effects of ADHD" and the artwork will be appearing shortly. that's still a mystery to me as well.
there are six new numbers here on the site!
these numbers are not for the new album but extra numbers that have been lying around.
hope you like them. go to "listen", open in new browser and enjoy. "she was a friend of Judy's", "the escalator that spins horizontally", fraternizing with sharks", "disco nights", "the squares didn't see it coming" and "groovin' and spacin' to the thing".
although i'm certain i've created a bit of trouble for myself in the mixing i've also been able to organize a large amount of music files. the good thing is, in the next few days i will be releasing some of these files for your enjoyment.
a while back i decided to clean up the ol' computer. you know, get all organized for the big mixdown frenzy which, generally untill now was going very well.
it seems as though when i started moving files around some disappeared, some seem to now be out of synch. this is not a terrible problem with a song with only four tracks. but with 14 i fear the worst.
this is what happens when you try to organize.
look at this photo above. it's a dismal mess, right? this is a portion of the basement of Ted's Music in Baltimore. my keen eye tells me that there are a whole bunch of middle pieces to cymbal stands, a few bases, and if you dig around probably a few tops that will fit something. all of the pieces are there. to the right of this pile is probably a stack of old, broken cymbals, a stack of 1000 used or broken drum heads. in the hall leading towards the back is a stack of 300 violin bodies. on the right a pile of vintage electric guitar cases, all too small for any modern electric guitar. upstairs, above the store is an enormous collection of drums. all sizes and colors. high quality vintage, super low quality junkers. piled in no particular order, just piled.
but really, the people at Ted's know where everything is. it's perfectly laid out. a pile here, a pile there. but all together, somehow. you know where everything is.
then, you hire Gilligan to come in and tidy up the shop. get rid of some of the "junk" and take what's there and make it usable. make it user-friendly and accessable. make it so it can be presentable for the big sale..
then some 13 year old kid comes into the shop with a 1963 Tesico Del Ray guitar and needs a case for it. oops! Gilligan just threw those out last week...
it seemed like a good idea at the time to take all of these folders that were all over my computer and try and organize them in a way where things weren't all spread out, but in one place, removing the guesswork. right?
maybe it's best to wait until after the big sale. when you are sure that 90% of what is left over is indeed junk before moving it, or worse- throwing it away.
i got a blog. might as well use it!