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november 2011

press clippings!

october 2010

autumn marches on.

october contained two interesting events for my own worst enemy. first, at the cantab, we returned for a one night only show as the 'classic lineup' with john cahill on drums. we featured mostly the songs off no guarantees and it rocked!

second, we headed back to the beloved verdant studio in athens, vermont for first of many sessions, again with pete weiss at the helm. it's as good a time as any to start working on a new record, ain't it?

here's a nice pic of verdant, where the magic happens...

january 2010

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 posted a great pic from the show on their website...thank you lizard, mars, michelle & the folks at bgn for all the support!

november 2009

very nice to find some kind words in this month's NOISE magazine from one of the legends of the boston music scene, the one and only liz borden...

september 2009

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...

january 2009

can you believe we have been playing music together for 11 years?

2008 was capped off with an invitation to perform at the weisstronaut's 10th annual holiday bash at church, and it's fair to say that a very good time was had by all. mowe contributed one holiday original, "all i want for christmas (is a shot and a beer)" and took a stab at several rockin' holiday classics: john lennon's 'happy chrsitmas (war is over)', the pretenders '2000 miles', joni mitchell's 'river', the dogmatics 'christmastime' and last but not least, 'do they know it's christmas' by band-aid! extra-special thank yous go out to our guest vocalists (you know who you are...)

and in case you're wondering, my own worst enemy's christmas wish CAME TRUE: nbc network has officially cancelled that awful tv show that stole our band name.

august 2008

well it's never a right time for some shameless self-promotion, so here we action has garnered a couple great reviews in recent local and national press. on our press page, check out what north carolina's and somerville's northeast performer has to say.

for those not so much into reading, you can hear it for yourself on itunes or at any newbury comics, where total action is only 10 bucks. or cut out the middleman and get a copy at one of our upcominig shows: friday sept. 19th at the castle bar (with the prime movers and the in out), or saturday oct. 11th at the cantab (with red invasion, mars and the lyres). details are on our shows page.

june 2008

after a brief absence, total action has returned THE NOISE radio chart, #7...

the noise top 30 radio chart is based on the amount of radio airplay given to local releases. it is compiled by radiotony using playlists from WAAF, WBCN, WFNX, WMBR, WMFO, WTCC, and WZBC.

march 10, 2008

total action has cracked THE NOISE radio chart, entering at #6...

the noise top 30 radio chart is based on the amount of radio airplay given to local releases. it is compiled by radiotony using playlists from WAAF, WBCN, WFNX, WMBR, WMFO, WTCC, and WZBC.

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)


february 2008

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.

also kick-starting the new year...three upcoming shows for you to chose from. hope to see you there!.

november 2007

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 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 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.

to hold you over, please come see and hear us at the cantab lounge, saturday august 11th and saturday september 15th. more details can be found on our shows page. enjoy the summer sun.

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.

my own worst enemy has also been in the studio. in april we recorded a bunch of new songs. one more session up in vermont and we will be very close to having our new record completed. can't wait for y'all to hear it and stuff.

last but not least, we just added the details about two upcoming shows to our shows page. take your pick or pick 'em both!

march 28th, 2007

we know photos aren't news, but it's all we sue's new blue guitar! thanks goes out to roy for snapping these at our recent show.


january, 2007

our show at the abbey made the sidekick edition of the boston globe.

december, 2006

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.

also, we have added exclusive new bob colby photos to our pics gallery page. in case you are wondering, bob is responsible for applying all the special visual effects on the shots, and we really appreciate all the extra time and effort he puts into his work. he's got quite a keen artistic eye and they came out great. thank you bob!

september, 2006

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.

august, 2006

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.

may, 2006

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.

march, 2006:

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 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...

november, 2005

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.

last, steve's top secret alter-ego, wet paint forever, will be featured in episode seven of the lumberyard, a really cool bi-monthly radio program on whus, 91.7 fm, broadcasting from the university of connecticut. the show will use four wpf compositions, two instrumental tracks and two vocals tracks. tune in on tuesday november 29th at 5pm for the live broadcast, or check the lumberyard archives (click "podcast") if can't catch it.

august, 2005

mowe joins myspace and announces "be our friend! visit our myspace page and we will love you forever!"

june, 2005

more gig announcements and yet another review of no guarantees has surfaced...this time from pop culture press. check it out.

april, 2005

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.

secondly, we've got more good news for fans of the mowe song, mia. a recent email from the gits movie producer jessy reports that not only has the song made the final cut, but the film's worldwide premiere is set for may at the seattle international film festival. we can only hope that the film makes it's way to the east coast soon, and we wish jessy and her crew much success! you can view a trailer for the movie here.

october, 2004

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!!!"

no, thank you jessy! we've said all along that just being considered for the movie was an honor in itself. if you're still not familar with the story behind the song mia and how my own worst enemy hooked up with west coast filmmakers, read about it here.

also announced in october: mowe hits the road for new york city to play with elis eil labelmates world war ix at a punk-rock tiki lounge in the east village called otto's shrunken head and returns to play the kirkland with butterknife and din. this is johnny's last gig.

september, 2004

my own worst enemy plays the new england pop music festival.

july, 2004

the big news this month came by way of 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.

also in june, sue had the great honor of meeting and hanging out with the legendary patti smith, after her recent show in boston at the paradise. it was an amazing experience for sue, to say the least. patti's show was fantastic, as always, and so is her latest record, trampin'. highly recommended.

read sue's encounter with patti smith.

speaking of new cds, one of steve's personal songwriting heroes is tommy keene, a maryland-based singer who steve has been a fan of ever since places that are gone was played by oedipus on wbcn's nocturnal emmissions sometime in 1984 when steve was just fourteen. steve tracked down the cassette ep via dolphin records- this turned out to be his first ever indie purchase and is still a favorite today. tommy's sound is pure power-pop, and his latest cd drowning (not lame records) credits steve with a photograph taken of tommy's guitar at tt the bear's place back in 2002. steve is also credited with album artwork concept for senor happy's new cd, i'm sorry, out this week on q division records.

april, 2004

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.

january, 2004

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...

  1. who knew
  2. hey hey sunshine
  3. green apple
  4. throw it all away
  5. why not beautiful
  6. late show
  7. poison
  8. yearbook
  9. not the one
  10. cry for frances (chill version)
  11. mia

december, 2003

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.

also from this month: no guarantees has broken the whrb 95.3 fm (harvard university) top 30. it charted at #30 for the week ending 11/24/03 and jumped to #12 this past week. hopefully, it will continue to rise. so keep tuning in to the record hospital sun-fri, 10pm - 5am, and keep requesting your fav mowe tunes. joe s. harrington, special guest on the 12-05-03 edition of the show, hailed mowe "the rightful heirs to the indie rock throne." special thanks to allison (aka deejay squishy) for her support of the new record!

september, 2003

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.

august, 2003

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.

june, 2003

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.

april, 2003 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!!

february, 1998

live debut at o'brien's in allston, ma. opening song is a cover of nick drake's "know."

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