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15 November 2000


Broadside Invades The Folk Show with Gene Shay

On Sunday, 19 November, the whole five-fifths <!> of Broadside Electric will perform live in the XPN studios and be interviewed by Gene Shay. "If memory serves me correctly," this is, hey, checkitout, this is the first time all of the current lineup has performed at XPN. <!!>

At press time, we're not 100% sure what time this will be, so you know the drill. Tune in to 88.5 FM or listen online from 4-8pm.

"And, but also" - please don't hesitate to call in and request songs from "With Teeth" during the broadcast. It's a fact: we support any and all grass-roots initiatives in the "radio request department." Call any radio station. Call any vegetable if you want, but do call the radio station first. WXPN's request line is +1 (215) 573-9976. (Kids, get your parents permission before you dial.)


UPDATE - 10th Anniversary Concert

Hear ye, hear ye: Our 10th Anniversary Concert is still official! If there was ever an event not to be missed, THIS IS THE ONE NOT TO MISS.

Here's a recap of the vital stats:

Date: Saturday, 2 December 2000
Time: 7pm sharp and winds up "at the midnight hour"
Place: Sedgwick Cultural Center
7137 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
+1 (215) 248-9229

Also scheduled to perform:

What you'll see/hear:

  • Solo sets by our wonderful guests performing as "our wonderful guests"
  • Nostalgia sets presented by former B.E. line-ups
  • The highly anticipated debut of brandy-new seven-piece band material!
  • Unveiling and ensuing sale of the requisite 10th Anniversary t-shirt
  • Lots of warm fuzzy good feelings, freely shared with all who attend
  • "... and more!"

The program (B.E. sets are 30 minutes; guest sets are 20 minutes):

  • Akire Bubar
  • Broadside Electric Mark I (Rachel Hall, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook)
  • Urban Celtic
  • Broadside Electric Mark II (Melissa Demian, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook)
  • [Intermission]
  • Paul Mimlitsch
  • Mike Agranoff
  • Broadside Electric Mark III (Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook)
  • Ray & Joe (Ray Ashley, Joe D'Andrea)
  • Broadside Electric Mark IV (Joe D'Andrea, Amy Ksir, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook)
  • The Broadside Electric Family Reunion (Joe D'Andrea, Melissa Demian, Rachel Hall, Amy Ksir, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook)

T-Shirt Design Contest Winnahs

Hey, thanks so much to everyone who participated in our super-big-deal T-Shirt contest. So many entries, so little time, and such variety. We appreciate your efforts, gosh do we ever.

In response to some recent e-mail concerns over the vote, though it's never any small task to choose a favorite, we at Broadside Electric want to let you know that at no time did we even consider using those doomed-from-the-start holepunch butterfly ballot thingies. That's right, no manual recounts in this election, no way no how.

(You see, friends, we're all about "no muss, no fuss" around here.)

'kay ... the winners:

  • First Place: Paul Butler
  • Second Place: Nick Cassway
  • Third Place: ... Nick Cassway!

We have ordered shirts incorporating Paul's design. As promised, they'll be unveiled at the 10th anniversary concert for your purchasing and wearing pleasure. As for Nick, well, we plan to use his most excellent designs for other nefarious purposes. Bwa-haa indeed. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Paul has chosen that Broadside perform a song of his choosing at the anniversary show. Though we can't tell you what song he chose, rest assured it is shaping up to be ... well ... it's very different. (Is there ever any other way to be?)


Say, here's something different for the next election ... let's issue all registered voters Scratch-n-Win Election Ballots!

"Lessee, <scratch> Gore <scrrratch> A Large Diet Soda <scratchity-scratch> Bush <scritch-scratch> Nader <scrrrrratch, pause> aww, no, Large Diet Soda won again. <whines> I don't wanna carbonated beverage for president!"

It could work. Right?


Movie Movie

Recently, when no-one was looking, Broadside contributed music for a new documentary about British Major General Edward Braddock and his failed attempt at seizing Fort Duquesne. Hmm, mortal combat and a body count. Oh yeah, just the sort of thing we're up for! :-D

Read more about the film, "When the Forest Ran Red," courtesy of the Post Gazette.


More Band News

Let's go straight to the collaborations:

Joe D'Andrea

 
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