Saturday, December 26, 2009
We, the people of Still Time, are planning a FULL national tour from March through June. I think we will be hitting around 40 states so we have a LOT of planning to do. If anybody has a specific venue we should play at, band we should play with, or place we can crash, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully we'll be out your way in a couple months. Thanks!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You may think you are a better drummer, but I know somsing you don' know. I'm not left handed."
Monday, September 28, 2009
The widest shot I could find of the stage. Still missing about half of it, but it also shows everyone that helped us get ready before our set.
Rocking out during The Fortune. Look how happy Paul is
Ben Harper and Relentless 7 rocking to close out the night.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
- Get a Haircut from Chris "Haircut" Arntzen: $25. He is not a trained barber, so we are not responsible for how it looks, but he can do some amazing things. Check out his work below and the amazing response it is getting from the ladies.
- Date with Nick Bilich: $50. Voted #1 most sought-after Croatian/Italian-American in Baltic Biweekly, this connoisseur of the coffee been, this handsome heartthrob and gigantically generous gentleman will take you out for a personal caffinated escapade anywhere in San Luis Obispo or elsewhere if it is on our tour schedule.
- Personalized John and Paul Jam: $100. Are you planning a special evening with someone, but don't just want to play the same old Marvin Gaye song everyone else already has. John and Paul will set up and play for your special evening. From romantic jazz for your dinner to some funky tunes for dancing to whatever your heart desires, your actions will be the third performer and our music will match the mood. Are you going to break up? We'll match the mood with an ominous chord and a drum roll. Professing your love? Paul's bow on his strings will match every nuance of your longing.
- Personal Theme Music: $150. Two or more band members will follow you around for an hour with guitars and cowbells and sing/play about your life. Whatever you are doing (teethbrushing, working, etc) we will commit it to song while you're doing it and then send the best to you afterwards.
- Still Time Party Pack: $1500. 2 Kegs, 1 Bouncehouse rental, Red Cups, 1 Beer-Pong/Flip-Cup Table rental, and Still Time playing. Fines and Travel Expenses not included.
Not sure if we're serious? We probably are. Email John@stilltimemusic.com for reservations.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Welcome to my Mother's Day Blog.
Here is a list of five awesome things about my mom. It is not a top 5 list, because narrowing down the five would be like deciding between slurpees, slow motion, and David Hasselhoff; they're all equally awesome.
- Despite a strict no R movie law at the time, let me watch "My Cousin Vinny" when I was eight simply because it was hilarious
- Current attendance record of 514 soccer games, 47 concerts, and 5 emergency rooms
- Gave me recipes for fried chicken, spare ribs, swedish meatballs, and chocolate cookies that usually require level 7 access
- Bought me a drum set for christmas in seventh grade and let me practice in the house even after hearing me play
- Managed the very difficult trick of helping me with anything I needed growing up while making sure I appreciated what I had.
Thanks for these and the other 5678 reasons. I love you.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Just got word yesterday that our new CD, 'See America,' is in the mail on the way to us. Pretty soon we'll be able to get it to everyone else, so I wanted to show us mixing one of my favorite parts of the album. In the middle of the song 'Rising From The Ashes,' I recorded a percussion solo. We didn't really have a plan for that part, so I just brought in a bag of toys and would go "let's record cowbell. Ok now let's record bongos. Ok, how about me munching on a carrot?" and start to layer it up from there. Check out the video below of mixing the part in Ocean Way Studio:
Some of the toys I got to use were:
2 Shakers, 2 Cowbells, Woodblock, Triangle, Bongos, Rwandan Hand Drum, Guiro, Baby Carrots, Claves, Vibraslap, Suspended Cymbal, and Djembe. We tried using some garbage cans but it turned out to be a different sound than we were looking for. Go figure.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Favorite part of recording so far had to be recording the percussion solo for Rising from the Ashes. A list of instruments played by me during that part: Large cowbell, medium cowbell, woodblock, suspended cymbal, VIBRASLAP, triangle, Rwandan hand drum, bongos, djembe, toy cap gun, carrot (I bit it as loudly as possible), shakers, guiro, and a pot with a chain in it. A close second for favorite recording moment was recording the fifth take of Day Will Come with no pants. Of course it was the one we ended up using.
Lastly, my girlfriend just got me an amazing camera for my birthday so I can now share some pictures:
TBone getting warmed up in San Francisco.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Scalawag: Joseph E. Worcester's 1860 Dictionary of the English Language defined scalawag as "A low worthless fellow; a scapegrace." Scalawag was also a word for low-grade farm animals. In early 1868 a Mississippi editor observed that scalawag "has been used from time immemorial to designate inferior milch cows in the cattle markets of Virginia and Kentucky." (Historian Ted Tunnel via Wikipedia) It was also used to describe white southerners who supported the US government during Reconstruction.
Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I love the live recording style. Even though it is a little frustrating to play a great drum take if someone else messes up, it is massively worth it because I know every fill and flourish and beat I play is in response to something someone else is doing. I can't wait to hear that energy and interplay on the album. Too bad I had to be sick while we recorded what are easily the 4 heaviest songs on the album, but no worries. I just coughed up a lung between each take and drank 10-15 gallons of water.
P.S. Has anyone else noticed that Abbey Road is a good album? Like ridiculously good? Oh, you did? Because I just noticed that pretty recently, around 40 years after the rest of the world.