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7 February 1999

There is nothing new under the sun.


Thanks to all who came out to support us at the Mermaid Inn this past Saturday, February 6th. We hope you had a grand old time. We sure did!

If you missed us, that's OK, because in just one week (Valentine's Day, February 14th) we'll be live in the WXPN studios with Gene Shay. Yow! One week after (February 21st) we return to The Cherry Tree Music Co-Op. Needless to say, we're really looking forward to both engagements. Check our concert calendar for complete details, as always.

Now it's time to get very serious. Read carefully.

We announced this at the Mermaid this past Saturday, and we wanted to run through it once again for the record. Let it be known that Broadside Electric is committed to being a Y2K compliant musical ensemble. Now, we can already hear you exclaiming: "You must be kidding!" Friends, we assure you, we are not kidding. Each and every musical instrument played by the band is 100% certified Y2K compliant ...

... well, OK, except for the crumhorn, that umbrella-shaped thing Jim plays. Some of you have attempted to console Jim by suggesting that the majestic crumhorn "doesn't count as a musical instrument." That's not consolation. Hmph. That's sacrilege! How dare anyone even postulate such nonsense. We won't stand for it. Besides, everyone knows it's the drumkit that doesn't count <snicker>.

In fact, did you know that the crumhorn is actually Y1K compliant?

It's true! We know because we heard it from an audience member. Besides, the Y1K-compliant crumhorn poses no threat to livelihood or personal safety whatsoever.

Come to think of it, neither do any of our instruments ... unless you count violin bows which, we admit, could poke an eye out if we aren't careful (especially Joe, he can be klutzy) ... but THAT'S NOT THE POINT.

What we're trying to say here, if only in a roundabout way, is RELAX. Rest assured, Broadside Electric is hard at work: on Y2K compliance, on the new full-length album, even on overflowing the "More Band News" section of our web site with insane drivel about crumhorns and computer science.

Other than that, there really is nothing new under the sun.

Joe D'Andrea

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