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JUST PLAYED THE BEST SHOW EVER AT CROPPED OUT. VIDS OF THAT SOON. LEAVING FOR TOUR TODAY. HERE'S THE DATES. WEIRD.

wed SEPT 28 - LEXINGTON KY - THE BURL (375 Thompson Rd) with beat awfuls, cereal glyphs, bone heaver ($8)

thur SEPT 29 - MEMPHIS TN - THE LAMPLIGHTER (1702 Madison Ave)

fri SEPT 30 - NASHVILLE TN - EAST ROOM (2412 Gallatin Ave) w/ MIDNIGHT SNAXXX, TENNESSEE SCUM, SPODEE BOY

sat OCT 1 - MURRAY KY - TERRAPIN STATION (920 S 12th St ) w/ FOUND DROWNED, DAVE DICK

SUN OCT 2 - NEW ORLEANS LA - WE JUST HANGIN w/ BERT + DOORMAN, DOG

MON OCT 3 - VALDOSTA GA - RED DOOR RECORDS (133 N PATTERSON (maybe?)) w/ prison daddy, fixed gaze, gov club

tues OCT 4 - MIAMI FL - @ KILL YOUR IDOL (222 Espanola Way Miami Beach) w/ gov club

wed OCT 5 - ST AUGUSTINE FL - PLANET SARBEZ (115 Anastasia Blvd) hurricaned!

thrs OCT 6 - JACKSONVILLE FL - SHANTY TOWN PUB (22 W 6th St) - w/ FEVER HANDShurricaned!

thrs OCT 6 - ATLANTA GA - CASA NOVA (garage address) w/ COOFEE JR, HOLDERS + JACKET.

fri OCT 7 - SAVANNAH GA - GRAVE FACE RECORDS BLOCK PARTY (5 w 40th St) w/ The Marshmallow Ghosts, COEDS, + morehurricaned!

fri OCT 7 - ATLANTA GA - WONDER ROOT w/ PEACH STATE, TAYLOR ALXNDR, MICHAEL CERA PALIN + NEWMONEY

sat OCT 8 - ATHENS GA - LITTLE KINGS (223 W Hancock Ave) w/ HALF ACID, BLUNT BANGS + MARATHON STATES

sun OCT 9 - CHAPEL HILL NC - THE CAVE w/ MILE ME DEAF, SEX JAMS + LORD BENDTNER

mon OCT 10 - HARRISONBURG VA - GOLDEN PONY (181 NORTH MAIN STREET) - w/ YOUR EX'S PETS

tues OCT 11 - RICHMOND VA - SLICE OF HEAVEN () w/ BIG BABY, PETE CURRY, WE NEVER, LANCE BANGS

wed OCT 12 - CHARLESTON WV - KINSHIP GOODS (613 tennessee ave)

thurs OCT 13 - CHICAGO IL - SFR w/ DAKOTA LOESCH, LIFE PARTNER

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COME SEE US AT CROPPED OUT!!!!!

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JULY TOUR is all wrapped up. we will try to throw some photos up here soon. Miss the band mates and the road sooo much already it's crazy. HUGE THANKS to everyone who came to a show/ set up a show/ bought us an hundred tequillas/ put us up for a place to sleep/ took us swimming/ offered to help fix our van/ invited us out karaeokeing/ blew up an air mattress for us/ took us out dancing to goth night/ showed us their favorite burrito spot/ traded us some merch/ caught up after years apart/ said nice things to us/ bought weird stuff from us/ cooked breakfast for us/ late-night couch hung with us/ came to the skate park with us/ made us a smoothie/ helped carry our gear out/ introduced us to your dog/ put together something super last minute for us/ let us hang out just all day while we sorted ourselves out/ borrowed us a shower towel/ played us rap videos til the sun came up/ made us spaghetti at one thousand o clock in the morning/ trusted us in locking up the place/ and was nice to us.

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cool little interview via the boston hassel HERE or archive


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TOUR!! TOUR!! TOUR!! JULY 2016 TOUR!! TOUR!! TOUR!!

JULY 13 > MINNEAPOLIS - @ EAGLES CLUB 34 (2507 E 25th st)
w/ LARRY WISH, THE CLASSICAL, BE QUIET, MATERIAL
(facebook event)

JULY 14 > DES MOINES - @ VAUDVILLE MEWS (212 4th st)
w/ NOWNS, ODD PETS, EITHER/ORACLE
(facebook event)

JULY 15 > ST. LOUIS, MO @ IN THE NEST ("call me")
w/ FRAGILE FARM, PERSH, CEREAL GLYPHS, JOHN BEABOUT
(facebook event)

JULY 16 > LOUISVILLE KY - @ ZANZABAR (2100 s preston st)
w/ TROPICAL TRASH, SPACIN
(facebook event)

JULY 17 > CHARLESTON WV - @ KINSHIP GOODS (613 tennessee ave)
w/ J MARINELLI, CHLORINE, SPACIN
(facebook event)

JULY 18 > WHITESBURG KY - @ SUMMIT CITY (214 main ave)
w/ DABS, TENURE, SWIFT GANJA
(facebook event)

JULY 19 > BALTIMORE MD - @ THE CROWN (1910 N Charles St)
w/ BABY WHY, SLURRED WORDS
(facebook event)

JULY 20 > PHILLY PA - @ BEAUTIFUL WORLD SYNDICATE (1619 E Passyunk Ave)
w/ LOUIE LOUIE (early in-store show)

JULY 21> NEW YORK - @ THE MANSION (contact for location)
w/ IAN (solo set), MORUS ALBA // $7 8pm
(facebook event)

JULY 22 > PROVIDENCE RI - @ TOMMY'S PLACE (144 Westminster)
w/ DIVIDED SELF, DIEGO, DESERT SHARKS
(facebook event)

JULY 23 > BOSTON - @ LILYPAD (1353 Cambridge St)
w/ SARALEE, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, BIRTHING HIPS
(facebook event)

JULY 24 > DOVER NH - @ WRONG BRAIN HQ (1 Washington St)
w/ HEAVY POCKETS, PLEASURE GAP, OMOO OMOO
(facebook event)

JULY 25 > PETERBOROUGH NH - @ THE PUBLIC LIBRARY (2 Concord St)
w/ FOOTINGS
(facebook event)

JULY 26 > BUFFALO NY - @ HOSPITALITY INN MOTEL w/ COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, FREE WIFI, CABLE TV

JULY 27 > YPSILANTI MI @ DREAMLAND THEATRE (26 N Washington St)
w/ TANGER, MODERN LADY FITNESS
(facebook event)

JULY 28 > CHICAGO - @ BURLINGTON (3425 W Fullerton) w/ HEAVY DREAMS, LOOMS

NEED AN ADDRESS TO AN UNLISTED SHOW?
GOT AN IDEA WHERE WE SHOULD GO ON OUR OFF DAYS?
WANNA TALK OC FAN FICTION?
EMAIL iamasnake (AT) hotmail . com
or call me. see if i care. 630 212 62 20

lets call it the "RUMOURS '77 TOUR"


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"BIG GULP" SECOND SIP TOUR 2015


FRI FEB 13 - CHICAGO, IL
SITUATIONS / **address
with TINA (cassette release)
and EGO

SAT FEB 14 - MADISON, IN
WEST STREET ART CENTER / 301 West St
with WHEEL OF THE YEAR, FINGERPAINT,
SWIM, + CREEDENCE COOPER

SUN FEB 15 - LEXINGTON, KY
GREEN LANTERN / 497 W 3rd st
with SHAWNTHONY CALYPSO

MON FEB 16 - LOUISVILLE, KY
NEW VINTAGE / 2126 S Preston St
with NEIGHBOR

TUE FEB 17 - WHITESBURG, KY
CUDDLE HOUSE / **address
with GLOBSTERS, NO WITNESS,
+ GOOGLE BOYS
SNOW STORM CANCELLATION :(

WED FEB 18 - ASHEVILLE, NC
THE MOTHLIGHT / 701 Haywood Rd
with AUNT SIS (9pm / $5)

THURS FEB 19 - ATHENS, GA
FLICKER / 263 W Washington St
with DEEP STATE + CRUNCHY

SAT FEB 21 - MONTEVALLO, AL
ECLIPSE / 1032 Main St /

SUN FEB 22 - NEW ORLEANS, LA
CIRCLE BAR / 1032 Saint Charles Ave
with THE MELTERS

MON FEB 23 - PENSACOLA, FL
SLUGGOS / 101 S Jefferson St
with KID ETERNITY + AL MIRABELLA

TUES FEB 24 - VALDOSTA, GA
RED DOOR RECORDS / 1805 1/2 Jerry Jones Dr.
with MEMPHIBIANS

WED FEB 25 - JACKSONVILLE, FL
BURRO BAR / 100 E Adams St
with MEMPHIBIANS

THURS FEB 26 - SAVANNAH, GA
HANGFIRE / 37 Whitaker St
with WET SOCKS

FRI FEB 27 - CHAPEL HILL, NC
THE CAVE / 452 W Franklin St
with NATURAL CAUSES
+ MUST BE THE HOLY GHOST

SAT FEB 28 - CHARLESTON, WV
KINSHIP PRESS / 818 Lee St E
with GANGLY YOUTH

SUN MARCH 1 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
DEBBIE'S PALACE OF NOISE + LAUNDRY
with DIGITAL DOGS + PETER and the KING

MON MARCH 2 - CHICAGO, IL
WALLY'S WORLD
with ANIMAL CITY + FAMOUS LAUGHS

**email iamasnake (at) hotmail (dot) com for address

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CHECK OUT THIS NEW VIDEO!!



video for "pile of bones" from saralee split tape. ANIMAL CITY and MORGAN JENSEN made us this nice little surprise while out on the road filming "animal city: this is a happy life" thanks boys!!

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Saralee split tape make's impose magazines BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!! THANKS! also BEST OF NOVEMBER 2013 specifically

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/the-best-albums-of-2013#
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/the-best-music-of-november-2013

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VIDEO FOR "OVERDRESSED IN UNDERWEAR" from SARALEE SPLIT


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here's some sweet press about the new tape!
imposemagazine.com
dingusonmusic.com
thisisfakediy.co.uk
adhoc.fm
tinymixtapes.com
secretdecoder.net
chartattack.com
agsliver.com

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BUY THE SPLIT HERE!!


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GOT THE TAPES!!



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TOUR WITH SARALEE!!

9 louisville, KY @ le commune w/ gangly youth + white reaper
10 whitesburg, KY @ summit city w/ globsters + oh, june
11 whitesburg, KY hanging out
12 athens, GA @ crab shaq w/ parrothead + deep state
13 friday the 13th show at crystal lake w/ mrs. voorhes
14 valdosta, GA @ red door record shop
15 atlanta, GA @ the 529
16 savannah, GA @ the hang fire
17 greensboro, NC @ new york city pizza
18 chapel hill, NC @ the cave
19 richmond, VA @ storage section B w/ cale + heavy midgets
20 richmond, VA @ pep boys with a broken ass van
21 philly, PA @ kung fu necktie
22 new york, NY @ the hose
23 hadley, MA @ a cool barn full of dogs
24 burlington, VT @ billings hall w/ big ups + assbees
25 portland, me @ greg's garage
26 boston @ the spot jp w/ guerilla toss + bad history month
27 rochester NY @ phunk house
28 cincinatti, OH @ weird place w/ animal city
29 louisville, KY @ nachbar w/ john wesley coleman III + animal city

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COMING SOON!!!!!


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one dillion inserts!


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we made this video on tour. our friend aidan of friday night somewhere helped us edit it. hope you like it.

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OUR NEW RECORD IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT SOPHOMORE LOUNGE RECORDS DOT COM. if you haven't had a chance to check it out, please do. here are some real good reviews...

GIVING UP'S NEW "PEACE SIGN/FROWN FACE" FULL-LENGTH 12" reviewed by Jeff Ogiba of I Must Find Atlantis (and VICE/Noisey/Black Gold Brooklyn, etc).

Seriously, what is there to do in Iowa besides dodge tornadoes and till the field before sundown? Giving Up sound like they figured out the very answer to that question and musically scrap-booked it within the nine tracks found on their second LP, Peace Sign/Frown Face. Giving Up could've been a K Records band twenty years ago, or if someone told me that these guys ate poorly, smoked massive amounts of marijuana and lived in a snowcap community up in Vermont... I might be swayed to believe that as well. "I found this Built to Spill demo tape baking under the sun in the desert, do you think it still works?" or "Shit, the Modest Mouse dudes are really hitting the bottle hard these days" or even "Damn, I don't own this rare, brief Lou Barlow side project?" are just a few believable pitches; Giving Up knows their roots and doesn't care if you've ever heard any of the bands they dig or might sound influenced by. They also have a logo to accompany their second LP and it's hippy-meets-proto-grunge; think logo Kurt Cobain and Greg Sage would've, could've used for their fantasy epic supergroup existing only in aggressively thirsty musical minds. The songs on PS/FF come off as honest and modest and real. The album is relaxingly slow to mid-tempo, perfectly sloppy, whiny without being pitchy, and although I can't remember a single lyric after hearing the album two times through before writing this review, I'm admittedly hooked. The quality, creativity and originality of the actual songwriting kicks the asses of all the bands who think their sound comes after the effect pedals and in the studio. Giving Up built their house properly and have every freedom available to decorate it as they please.

-http://imustfindatlantis.blogspot.com/2012/07/giving-up-peace-sign-frown-face.html


GIVING UP "(PEACE SIGN/FROWN FACE)" (5 out of 5 stars)

This is the second new one from Sophomore Lounge I've reviewed today, this time from a band called Giving Up, who I know nothing about. This is a pretty sweet package - massive and very cute screenprinted poster, little hand-stitched riso-printed photo booklet, download card, lyric sheet...the press release is pretty surreal and doesn't explain a lot either, but what's on the record is some kind of wonky, bright, sentimental post-punk. Phil says it sounds a bit like Three Mile Pilot and I think he's got a point, but it's much messier and has more of a jubilant lo-fi DIY feel.

There's boy-girl vocals and the guy's got quite a yelpy voice and then the girl's voice is all pretty and earnest like Jenny Lewis back when she was in Rilo Kiley. It's reminding me of so much indie rock stuff I like, from Meneguar to the Moldy Peaches to 12 Rods to Tar Feathers to the Mae Shi to Urusei Yatsura to Atlanta's Carnivores. It's reminding me of Tar Feathers and Meneguar the most, with less the former's queasy stumbling grooves and the latter's yelpy grungey accessibility.

It's earnest and ramshackle and a little bit twee but the tunes are consistently catchy and affecting and there's enough garagey rough edges to keep it from being too cloying. Absolutely one of the most charming and enjoyable things I've heard all month. All the things I love about slacker indie updated through rose-tinted glasses. As a child of the '90s I'm a little bit in love with this band already. Can't wait to get this home and listen to it until I know all the songs inside out. Can we have more please?

-http://www.normanrecords.com/records/135312-giving-up-peace-sign

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NEW PHOTOS UP FROM OUR TOUR WITH LIFE PARTNER!! HERE

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BIG NEWS!! NEW RECORD!!

new record will be released JULY 17, 2012 on SOPHOMORE LOUNGE RECORDS it sounds reeeeeal reeeeaaal good. check out some of the songs in our MP3 section. i bet you like them.



ALSO!!!!! WE GOT A TOUR COMING UP WITH OUR BEST BUDDIES LIFE PARTNER. if you don't know life partner, give them a jam at http://lifepartner.bandcamp.com



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we got a new split tape out NOW. with our good friends PUTTING OUT. 3 songs from us. 4 songs from them. cassette with download and 4ft x 6ft poster for your angry teenage bedroom. go buy it here!! sophomoreloungerecords.com
check all this sweet stuff out!!






busy busy busy


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we got a handfull of new songs for a split release that will be out shortly. they sound great. we are super excited. recorded with our good friend dusty v at his house in iowa. a few pictures here.

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new full length is in the works. in the hard at works.






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we just got back from a nice little weekend of shows with animal city. boy was it fun. we took hot tubs in bath tubs. made some demos. skateboarded. puked. shot fire works. ate pizzas. got awkward. went swimming. had girl talk. lurked around. and played to one bartender at a sports bar in wisconsin that sal has been going to since he was a baby. they ran the vocals through every tv in the place. then we got attacked by bees. check it all out in the pictures.

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VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO
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merry x-men everybody. giving up x-mas songs HEEEEEUUURRR

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hey dudeys.
we are on tour with our (G)(B)(B)FF's STATE CHAMPION.

givingup.castlemorbius.com/christmas.html

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We are currently holed up in iowa. it just snowed. we just beat Mario 3. we turned the house into a tetris recovery clinic. have you ever heard music type 3 on tetris 1. it's so chill.

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There's a pretty rad review of Gthrowing Up over here. maybe go take a peek.

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well, giving up is now more than just skin deep. a band to the blood!

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THE RECORD IS FOR SALE

it's been a long time coming. GIVING UP's debut full length release "Gthrowing Up" is officially out on sophomore lounge records. and it is available for purchase HERE. we are super totally excited about it. there are mp3's from it up in our mp3 section. also check out the goodies that come with it.
we have the 12 inch. a cd with all the tracks on it. a full size insert. and a 32 page hand sewn lyric book full of drawn text and photos.



and not only that but we got variant covers!




so go to sophomore lounge records dot com and pick one up
ppppppllllleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeeee

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hey babes. you should grab a download of the e.p. we got. 6 songs. up for you for free at http://givingup.castlemorbius.com/media/jittersmp3.zip


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so its been a hot sec since we got back from tour. im pretty sure the consensus is that we all wish we were still at it. all and all it went well. cryin, fightin, cussin, getting dumped, and falling in love the whole way. in columbus some guy was like, "look at this band making their girlfriends carry in their equitment." to which jenny responded, "fuck you dude." to which said dude's girlfriend chimed in, "she's probably in the fucking band you pig." we met a ton of solid dudes. a bunch of sweet hearts helping us out, putting us up. Liz's house, Joel's DAD, Steffano + family, Levon, Kent, Debbie and Garry, Chuck and Jannis, Chris and Katy, Rob, Christopher and Robin, Isabelle, Korey and Maggy, Franky and family to name a few. Heavy thanks for sure. what now what now. we got a bunch of left over shirts from tour. we also got a new 6 song ep on CD. if you're interested in nabbing some of that stuff drop us a line at iamasnake (at) hotmail (at) com . we got back and played a home show in chicago. sal cassato played drums for us. sal cassatto played nothing but break downs the entire time. we'll put a video up or something soon i guess. oh and the vinyls almost done. oh yeah theres new tracks up in the mp3 section. two from that 6 songer i was talking about. and check the tour pictures. and.

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so we are a few shows in to the winter 09 STATE CHAMP / GIVING UP TOUR. no catastrophes yet. we've had some people feign enthusiasm. one kid kind of liked us i think at one of the shows.

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alright alright already. so we don't have a release date for the record yet. but that shit is FINISHED. well kind of. i mean. jamie thompson the wiz kid is mastering it right now. like right now. well maybe not right now. i mean i think he might be writing a book report or kissing a girl or trying to fight somebody like RIGHT now. but you know presently. and then after that the tracks are being shipped out to some dudes who know how to make a pancake of vinyl plastic have sounds come out of it and its good to go. the art work is totally done thanks to our friend and cohort MAXFIELD HEGEDUS. all the photos look totally sick. as far as internet stuff we got a myspace now thats not a complete mess myspace.com/givingupmyspace and we got some videos out there in cyberspace. one video of us playing police academy one live, and an ASBD cover we played at the 2008 BEEBSFEST. what a shit show that was. check them out HERE

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kate farstad and jamie thompson are the sickest drummers ever. i mean. you know. like joey jordison is pretty cool but he uses like 2 bass drums or something. thats lame. kate and jamie got our girly folk record sounding like Astro Creep 2000. fucking awsome.





mikie ran off to europe because child support and student loans kicked in. he's sneaking back into the u.s. soon enough hopefully to throw a record release party (tour????) jenny's got stars in her eyes. seans probably running from cops or bill collectors. oh, and the site looks different now. duh.





giving up has been recording this past month with the amazing jamie stepp of all save silence recordings. we have somewhere from 10 to 15 songs that are sounding great and almost at recording completion. we gutted the living room at 202 east sesame street in iowa, borrowed jenny's mom's guitars, bought some frozen pizzas, and bled our fingers/ lost our voices. we are currently outsourcing percussion to our best friends jamie thompson, and kate farstad. the sophomore lounge is drooling all over the place thinking about a release date.

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the sophomore lounge has it's webstore up and running. there's merch/ music from total geniuses all over the place over there. and new stuff coming in all the time. you should visit the store soon if not right now. (http://sophomoreloungerecords.com)

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the last time i heard from jenny she said fuck you i'm going to the beach even if it is raining. the last time i heard from sean he was cussing and gambling.

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giving up came to realization in the summer of 2006. the elements that led to this fruitition were a sweaty non air conditioned house, a brand new, of-age identification card, three boxes of inherited country western tapes/ records, three guitars, a small reed organ, one harmonica, a boombox/ tape recorder, a bad case of the chicken pox, and a pile of lyrics intended for the unrealized thrash-metal band "mischa barton"