Monday, May 7, 2012
(For those of you who've entered my life in the last 10 years, "Standing Room Only" was the name of the acoustic duo I shared with brother Jarod. We played relentlessly to coffee-swillers in Michigan, Chicago and Cincinnati for 2 years).
Hey there, all you nostalgia junkies!
You know who you are... Weaselberries, Amy Wilson, Brandi Dicks, Jarod's Oakland University friends, Brian Harvey, Ken Van Wagoner, that Diane girl that made me a comp disc, Suzanne, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey and if I forgot you, enter your name here... "__________"...
You used to attend "Standing Room Only" shows. You used to scream. You used to listen. You used to undress us with your eyes, and don't think we didn't notice. We were all firmer, younger and full of hope. Now we're old, have children and nearly all of our dreams have died! So we all look back with fondness to days of old... when internet wasn't everywhere. When we cared about whether or not Rachel and Ross would ever be together. And when, to a tiny number of beautiful, supportive people in southeastern Michigan, our music and our effort meant something; to you and to us.
My brother and I have recently stumbled upon some really, really good live recordings of our shows from the height of our tightness (and, somewhat sadly, popularity), the spring and summer of 2003. We're releasing a 10th anniversary LIVE CD to the public, which will consist of tracks from some of our shows at the Lunch Studio in Flint, MI, All That Java in Fenton, MI, The Sunflower Cafe in Cincinnati, and others.
But we're not just going to mix and master some old tapes, release it online and make 10's and 15's of dollars off it... no, no.
We're gonna PLAY.
For the first time in 9 years Jarod Facknitz and I will perform as "Standing Room Only". The show will take place at Good Beans Cafe this fall or winter. There will be at least a 3 month notice, and it will be one night and one night only. We hope you can make it, as, like us, most of you no longer live in Michigan. We understand if you can't make it, but know that we will hate you forever if you don't come, and Jarod will hunt your first born. Haha! J/K! That mean's "just kidding"! (or does it mean, "Jarod kills"?)
No release date is set as of yet, as we are still mixing and mastering and trying to figure out song order as well as which songs we're going to omit (there's a cover of "Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams that's less than stellar, to say the least).
Stay tuned to the blog for updates, and thanks for caring.