our show at the abbey made the sidekick edition of the boston globe.
click here to read the globe's recent article on grey does matter.
my own worst enemy is hard at work writing and arranging new material that will hopefully be road-tested at some upcoming shows...january 11th at the abbey lounge with the in out and the brett rosenberg problem, and in march at the kirkland cafe with the lyres.
my own worst enemy is once again invited to play the new england pop music festival. sue and popfest is featured in the weekend edition of metro.
click here to read the full article
my own worst enemy spent three glorious days at verdant studios in athens, vermont, working on recording some new material for an upcoming release. naturally, pete weiss was at the helm. alot of tracking was done, but the songs have not been mixed yet. the session was followed by a well-attended saturday night show at the kirkland cafe, which featured special guest star and good friend lindz on percussion and backup vocals. we think the t rex cover was a hit! thanks to everyone for coming out...we really, really appreciate all your support over the years. mowe is also looking forward to playing the new england popfest in september.
our new best friend and fans, liz borden and carmelita of 107.3 fm waaf featured mowe and played the track poison on their local music segment the girl's room.
two video clips from a recent kirkland gig taken by roy are posted but have since been taken down due to poor sound quality. also annonced this month: do you know about pandora.com? a very groovy website which allows you to program/format your own streaming music, and no guarantees has just been added to their playlist. from what we can tell, mowe (and the track 'poison') is heard the most during sleater-kinney stations, pretty cool! so tune in and turn it on...
a brief update on our song mia and it's inclusion in the gits movie...producer jessy bender reports that the closing credit/gag reel has been re-cut to the band's liking, where our song is once again slotted to appear. best of all, the movie has been selected for the 2006 boston independent film festival! this is happening in april and we'll have updates as the event gets closer.
mowe joins myspace and announces "be our friend! visit our myspace page and we will love you forever!"
more gig announcements and yet another review of no guarantees has surfaced...this time from pop culture press. check it out.
the winter-long search for a new drummer has finally ended: a.j. will be joining my own worst enemy behind the kit, and we couldn't be happier. thank you to everyone who found out about us and tried out...everyone was good, it was a really tough decision. sue, steve and a.j. will be back at work in the rehersal space to emerge in the coming months on the live stage. what elese can we say? it just feels good to be playing the rock and roll again. for those wondering what former drummer johnny is up to, look for him dashing down beacon street in april as he'll be participating in yet another boston marathon.
jessy, producer of the gits movie writes: "hey ya'll, your song mia is in the cut we are sending to the sundance film festival. it's very fun, our gag reel plays during it, quite hilarious. it's looking quite good that it will stay. it really helps to lift your spirits after such an intense ride. thank you!!!"
my own worst enemy plays the new england pop music festival.
the big news this month came by way of indie-music.com and their glowing review of no guarantees. they went the extra mile to make us a featured artist on their website for the month of june. you can read the kind words on our press page.
jessy bender, producer of the gits movie, contacted us to make sure we knew that on march 25th, 2004 a jury convicted a 49-year-old florida man for the murder of the gits singer mia zapata. it's a bittersweet victory. while nothing can bring mia back, at least someone is finally going to pay for her death.
sue and steve performed "ballad of big nothing" at the elliott smith tribute show at tt's last month. you can see more pics (taken by candy and brad) at sweet adeline.
also, people have been asking to see the songlist from our jan 7th radio set on wmfo. here it is...
tt the bear's place in cambridge will be hosting an elliott smith tribute show on sunday, december 21st, to honor elliott's memory and raise funds for his foundation for abused children. this will be a wonderful opportunity to come together both in mourning and in celebration of a beautiful man who gave us so much through his music. mary lou lord, local music queen and longtime friend of elliott, is organizing the event and performing along with numerous other local musicians and elliott fans. sue & steve will be contributing a tune, too. the afternoon will include music, as well as a screening of strange parallel and video footage from elliott's first tour.
the 23rd marks the offical release date of no guarantees, thirteen songs of sonic glory that walk the line of pop, rock, punk and the blues. we have partnered with the folks at cd baby to handle online sales.
did you know we run with the hip in-crowd? neither did we, but don't tell stuff at night, who recently featured many great pictures from last month's sonic cool reading/art opening/gig the paradise lounge, including one of yours truly. thanks to everyone who came out for the event, hope you had as much fun as we did!
details of the up-coming record and avalon hotel photoshoot (the pics we used forthe cd artwork) are disclosed. we also talk about one of our songs, mia, being considered for a film about mia zapata.
myownworstenemy.net version 1.0 is launched and pete weiss provides our first decent copy from his production newsletter. says pete, "(zippah) recently wrapped up work on the second cd by this powerful, bass-less trio. the band and i recorded a handful of tunes in my vermont barn studio on the radar system (in fact, the band was brave enough to play the role of 'rock and roll guinea pigs' in the barn studio - they were the first band to record there; it sounded great and went to 'tape' without a hitch) and brought them back to zippah for overdubs and mixing. these were combined with songs we had previously recorded on 2" 24 track at zippah last summer to make the full length cd. huge drums by john, passionate vocals by sue and steve, & guitars ranging from buzzsaw to beautiful." thanks pete!!
live debut at o'brien's in allston, ma. opening song is a cover of nick drake's "know."