Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Still Time Party Pack

So we have been joking for a long time about offering a party-pack: pretty much everything you need for a sweet party + Still Time playing. Then Josh Freese went and one upped us with all the deals you get with his new CD. Check it out. Some of them are hilarious.
Since we guarantee that no one oversells us on random and ridiculous things, I offer you the Still Time Sweet Deals:
  • 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

Happy Mother's Day

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

Fun with Toys and Baby Carrots

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.