Hello fellows and ladypeople! It is I! Mike.
In our general exultation about the Sluggo! special edition, and our fascination with all microcosmic aspects of music, we’ve come up with a means of celebrating some of the tiny but juicy fragments to be found on the album. We have our own favorite small moments on the album, and we’d love to see and hear yours.
Using the free Vine app, we invite you to shoot a video using your favorite six seconds of Sluggo! as your background music (singing or playing along is great also).
Upload the video to Vine and share it to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #sixsecondsofsluggo.
I’ll be keeping an eye on all posts with this hashtag, and I’ll be retweeting or reposting the ones I really get a kick out of. The ones I super-dig will be “favorited” on Twitter.
A few “rules”:
1. I don’t need to say this, but please no appalling, threatening, racist, sexist, hateful or otherwise offputting-to-the-majority-of-humans entries. Thank you.
2. If you don’t use the hashtag #sixsecondsofsluggo, we have no way of finding your video, so please use the hashtag!
3. Please submit as many videos as you like.
4. I may retweet/repost as many videos as I like.
5. No one, human or animal, shall be harmed in the making of your films. Use of magic or science to turn living dogs into cardboard dogs or vice versa is strictly prohibited.
We’ve taken the liberty of shooting a few examples…head over to Twitter now, search for the hashtag #sixsecondsofsluggo and have a look! This will be fun, right?
UPCOMING GIGS BY KENEALLY/BENDIAN/LUNN:
This month I’ll be doing a couple of trio shows in Southern California with my old pal, the brilliant Doug Lunn, on bass, and my newer pal, and also brilliant, drummer/percussionist Gregg Bendian. We’ll do a selection of material from my career, some not heard in quite a while or barely at all, plus some new music of mine, some tunes by Doug and Gregg and a few covers as well. We did a gig in NYC a couple of years ago which tantalized me with the possibilities of this lineup, and I’m excited to explore it further. We are in the “feasibility studies” phase of putting together more dates for this band, in other parts of the US, a bit later in the year – updates when they are timely! In the meantime, those of you who can make it to these two California gigs are in for something unique – hope you can make it out:
Friday, March 14, 2014
(located inside San Diego Jet Ski Rentals)
4275 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego (Pacific Beach), CA 92109
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show: 8:00 p.m.
All ages welcome!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City, CA 91604
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Shows: 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
21 and over only
SCAMBOT 2 IN THE WORKS:
My main thing at the moment is working on Scambot 2. Our good pal Blair, who’s been hanging out here at Chatfield Manor over the past several weeks while I’ve been working on all kinds of different stuff for the album, and hearing the songs as they gradually develop from nothingness to somethingness. He was inspired to interview me about the music in progress, and Scott shot this video whilst we spoke and listened, so take a look…we’ll be doing more of these “album-in-progress” videos as Scambot 2 continues lurching to life.
BRIEFLY, IN CLOSING
You might want to check out the March 2014 edition of Guitar Player magazine, which features a six-page article/interview with me, written by the always intelligent, incisive and thoughtful Anil Prasad. I’m very happy about it, it’s a great piece.
And do you know about The G4 Experience yet?
Listen to “Sluggomatic,” A Brief Tour of Mike Keneally’s Sluggo!
Order Sluggo! today at The Mike Keneally Store.
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