autumn marches on.
two great ways to start off the new year...first, we sold out the lizard lounge on saturday night (opening for mars' cd release) and second, michelle from www.bostongroupienews.com posted a great pic from the show on their website...thank you lizard, mars, michelle & the folks at bgn for all the support!
kind of a cool very thing here, sue was selected as "miss september" for the club bohemia calendar; all the credit goes to mickey bliss for the photo, calendar design, and for having impeccable taste in subject matter. check it out...
can you believe we have been playing music together for 11 years?
well it's never a right time for some shameless self-promotion, so here we go....total action has garnered a couple great reviews in recent local and national press. on our press page, check out what north carolina's indie-music.com and somerville's northeast performer has to say.
after a brief absence, total action has returned THE NOISE radio chart, #7...
march 10, 2008
total action has cracked THE NOISE radio chart, entering at #6...
march 1, 2008
my own worst enemy made three 'best of 2007' lists from NOISE writers. thank you francis (#8), Nancy (#7 & #10) and Rita (#4)
with the record release show and holiday festivities in the rear-view mirror, we supppose it's time to look ahead to the new year. and speaking of new, total action was recently picked up by newbury comics as a new release, and is available in all locations for the wicked-cheap sale price of $7.99. of course you can also buy it digitally or in person at a show. the choice is yours. check out the records page for all the details.
we're the cover story on this month's noise magazine, and we couldn't be happier. thank you ever so much to t. max for this honor, as well as the crazy/cool photo-job; and also big thanks to nancy neon for her time and effort in writing it! read the full noise cover interview here.
october 31, 2007
happy halloween kiddies!!! did you hear the interview on WAAF on sunday night or were you pre-occupied with the red sox? we were! but hanging out with liz and carm at the station was a blast and they gave 'turn it on' a spin! your chance is fast approaching to pick up your own copy this friday at the abbey lounge...at long last, it's the total action record release party, baby! to entice you to come early...the rumor of generous amounts of free beer is true...we've harpooned a keg....at least that's the story on the street. also...rosie's bakery is donating some baked goods, and there will be a couple platters of wraps from souper roll-up cafe. plus some snacks and munchies! so...PLEASE COME EARLY (7pm) FOR FOOD AND FREE BEER and stay for the music!
september 24, 2007
check this out...nancy neon's friend robert barry francos (ffanzeen) from nyc was in town and snapped a ton of pics of our recent cantab show with the lyres and even blogged about it. we're very grateful for all his efforts...thank you robert!
september 1, 2007
welcome to the updated website design. hope you enjoy it...look around!
august 28, 2007
the new my own worst enemy cd, total action will be out soon. we are also working on a new website design. please come see us 9/15 at the cantab and/or friday nov 2nd for our record release party at the abbey. details can be found on our shows page...busy busy...
july 9th, 2007
the rumors are all true...your nearest and dearest indie rock power trio is putting out it's third full length record. we've completed the recording and mixing in may, and it was mastered in june. we are in the final stretch of completing all the fine details in preparation for manufacturing, all to get this baby to you as soon as humanly possible. current live favorites such as 'turn it on', 'snowflake', and 'green apple' are featured, alongside a whole bunch of new-ish songs. some extra treats that you will find when you unwrap it are interesting instrumentation (like syth and organ and...can't say any more but we can tell you there is still no bass guitar!), guest musicians and even some cover songs. but trust us when we say this is a pop record that will rock your world, with sonic twists thrown in to make you warm and fuzzy all over. we are self-releasing this one on our own pristine indigo imprint. listen for it on the radio and lookout for a record release party to knock your socks off this fall.
may 18th, 2007
sue recently visited hi-n-dry studio in cambridge to contribute vocal tracks for t max's "end war now" song. more details on that can be found at here.
march 28th, 2007
we know photos aren't news, but it's all we got...meet sue's new blue guitar! thanks goes out to roy for snapping these at our recent show.
our show at the abbey made the sidekick edition of the boston globe.
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.
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.
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."
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