Monday, November 26, 2007

Rehearsal went very well. If we would have had a gig that night instead of practice it would have been great. After much discussion we decided to take the Saturday December 29th gig at The Baggot Inn (11 PM for now).

Lastly, we began working on two "new" songs; Dead Ringer from the yellow album and Almost In Tears, one I wrote much more recently. The band got them together really quickly and I'm hoping they will be ready in time for the 29th...

And now for something completely different! A song from my punk rock days was "discovered" by the producers of the TV show "House" and worked into an episode revolving around the death of a Punk Rock musician. The episode is scheduled to air November 27th on FOX at 9 PM EST and again on USA on December 7th. This song, frankly speaking, is a piece of crap but who am I to argue with NBC/Universal (the shows producers). All I know is that it represents the biggest payday in my musical career (no Gary, I will not quote the figure). Even more exciting is the fact that the licensing people over at NBC/Universal will be open to more "incidental" music from us, which is way cheaper than using one of the big boy's songs. YAY!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Back to our regularly scheduled program...

Rehearsal this Sunday, with an emphasis on learning more new material. We picked two vintage songs form the catalog; Dead Ringer (from the yellow album) and Something In My Eye (from More) and (hopefully) one of my "new" (meaning less than 20 years old!) songs called Almost in Tears.

Ellen is in the kitchen cooking up her first Thanksgiving with BOTH sides of the family, should be interesting...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Last Night at IPO NY

OK, we were a HIT! The crowd literally roared, more so than I ever can remember for any band/performance I was ever involved in. People were on their feet from the first to the last. Joey was spellbinding with EVERY eye glued to his EVERY move. The band was on Automatic Pilot and we all just had a ball.

After I left the venue Joey met some fans from Japan(!?) who were in the audience for our set. They had two vinyl copies of the yellow Buddy Love album with them, carried from home! They didn't speak much English but they had very explicit instructions as to how they should be autograph and to who. I'm sorry I wasn't there to add my own. From Japan?!?! WOW!

The only sour note of the evening was when the film crew was denied access to the inside of the venue because of some insurance SNAFU but I and the other buddy lovers didn't let it throw us, instead the crew took video THROUGH THE WINDOW! and did their band/audience interviews outside before and after the show. Eric (the producer on site) said he got some good footage to add to Tony's film so it wasn't a bust by any stretch of the imagination, its just too bad they couldn't get the performance from inside, oh well...

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Scottie's Back!

After a weeklong vacation in Aruba, Scott Nevin "Killer" Schiller has returned with many many stories of show tunes sung with a "once on Broadway" child star, a traveling Jewish caravan of eaters, an embarrassed wife and phone messages from one concerned drummer, worried about hurricane conditions in the Caribbean! Needless to say he had a GREAT time while us mere mortals went about our blasé workaday world. And speaking of that world...

It is now less than a week till IPO and counting...