Hey, this weekend marks the official worldwide release of The Thing That Knowledge Can’t Eat! Happy TTTKCE Weekend!
Obviously a good bunch of you have already ordered it directly from store.keneally.com, which is brilliant and we are immensely grateful.
Now it’s going to be making appearances a bit more out in the wild, for the convenience of online shoppers and listeners who perhaps aren’t on this mailing list and/or are in the habit of visiting The Keneally Store directly. Astonishing to think that such people exist, I know, but modern life is full of surprise. In any case, the little album that could will be more widely available moving forward.
Also, know now that TTTKCE has hit those big time streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music, and Sneedfisher (okay I made that last one up).
And for everyone in Europe who’s been holding off purchasing the CD ‘cause of those ridiculously high postage costs from the U.S., the album will soon be available at Burning Shed in the U.K., where several of my titles already reside!
Unrelated Sound Guy premieres with TTTKCE music!
In the meantime, the entire short film depicting five of the new songs visually, The Complete Adventures of the Unrelated Sound Guy, has now premiered in full at unrelatedsoundguy.com. If you’ve seen Mikko Keinonen’s separate videos for “Big Hit Song,” “Celery” and “Spigot,” this film pulls them all together along with additional videos for “Lana” and “The Carousel of Progress.” It all makes for fascinating viewing, I think – I sure do like it a lot and am very grateful to Mikko for his wonderful creativity and generosity.
I was just in Tampere, Finland, at the wonderfully-named venue Tampereen Tullikamari, where we played the third show on the current Devin Townsend European Tour. The first two shows, in Oslo and Helsinki, went incredibly well – if things are going this well this early in the tour, it should be getting utterly astonishing as things progress. I love this little band (Devin, Darby Todd, James Leach and myself) and feel very grateful to be out here doing these shows.
Between soundcheck and show, I wandered over to a little bar nearby called Telakka, across the street from the venue, where Mikko Keinonen arranged an intimate premiere party for the Unrelated Sound Guy film.
My dear friend Jaan Wessman (bassist in The Mike Keneally Report) was also in attendance at the premiere party, as were James and Darby from Devin’s band, and many of the actors who appear in the film (whom I’d never met before, since my appearances in the film were done remotely at home).
So it’s already happened by the time you read this, but I still wanted to capture for posterity the fact that it happened!
More things to read, watch, and listen to
Here, have a bunch of recent reviews and interviews:
- Why, there’s one on Page 20 of the North Coast Voice.
- Here’s another from S.Victor Aaron at Something Else!, a really nice site who’s been there for us multiple times in the past and I’m really grateful for that.
- And how about this happy exchange with Groovy Moody Music TV, a new YouTube channel created by my dear friends Rick Musallam (of Beer for Dolphins fame) and Stan Ausmus?
- Not to forget Cedric Hendrix’s CirdecSongs Interview from a couple of months ago – a very engaging session that unfortunately loses my Zoom feed at 57:00. But it was fun while it lasted!
- Pete Pardo has been a longtime booster of my music on his Sea of Tranquility website, and he shares his thoughts on TTTKCE in this YouTube review. I appreciate your insight, Pete!
I am most thankful for all attention being shown to this album! Damn!
Yipe, soundcheck is about to begin, I have to transition to band-guy mode. I’ll be back soon enough I’m sure! Thank you, as always, for being attentive and supportive and great.
Oh I want to mention my Patreon page again because at the beginning of this month I posted a bunch of unreleased audio and I’m going to be posting more soon, and you might want to check it out – patreon.com/MikeKeneally.
All right thank you I love you bye!