Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter's End

Saturday we unleashed our cover band side project called Winter's End. yeah i know. but it was really fun. included was a cover of this song by Galaxie 500:

(notice the disdain on his face.)

Also today our UK "Seasons" EP is out on Meal Deal Records. Snag one here:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


HEY!  You can pre order our E.P. on 10 inch Vinyl with digital download from Chimney sweep records. Limited 500

HEY! You can order our 7 inch E.P. on white vinyl from Meal Deal records. Limited 300

My name is Daniel.  I drum for Eternal Summers.  Here's my first blog: 

There is a theme.  


In the Winter of now I find myself contempt to burry my minds eye into the words of a nice book.  I'm reading nothing but books involving music as of now.  Here's  a few books i have read and reread this winter.  

1. "Our Band Could Be Your Life"  by Michael Azerrad


I have read this book more than a few times and consider it one of the most influential books i have ever read.  It includes some of the best "punk" bands as well as some of the best "pop" bands, depending on your definitions.  It's all sounds. Black Flag, Minutemen, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, DInosaur Jr. and a bunch more are included in this book; fun and easy to read.  


2. "PLease Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk". by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. 


I borrowed this from my brother a long time ago lost it, then bought it again for my birthday.  It's a pretty good book consisting of tons of interviews.  It does get a little too gossipy at times but is still a nice and informative view of Punk Rock music.  It's basically a ton of interviews taken from over a long period of time.  It includes interviews from Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Cheetah Chrome, Patti Smith and tons more. 


3. "Come As You Are" by Michael Azerrad.


I am totally in a 90's heavy, noise, punk rock phase.  I grew up with this stuff but am seeing it differently in my upper 20's.  They were a continuation of punk music.  

Michael Azerrad wrote this by interviewing Nirvana over a long period of time.  It was written before Kurt Cobain passed away.  However, the second edition was published with an epilogue. There's not a hyper vibe on Cobain being a legend which is nice.  It's basically a good band biography.  There's lots of pictures too!  

Next on my list of books: 

Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound.

Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance. 

Any suggestions???

Thursday, February 11, 2010

YIKES: a dream.

i had a pretty psychotic dream the other night. in it i was thirteen and at a summer camp near a canyon. 8 or so kids and i stood at the edge of a cliff, picking up small baby lambs by their front two arms. i remember that my lamb was especially chubby and cute. we dropped the lambs into the canyon. all the kids peered over the cliff to see the carnage. i couldn't bring myself to do it and stood far back from the edge.

Monday, February 8, 2010

chilly chili! and FRIENDS!

First of all, this past weekend was SICK! Not only did it snow blankets and blankets, but Rob and Sarah of the illustrious Reading Rainbow came down to our humble Mystic Fortress to record some of the most ridiculous songs EVER. it was epic and beautiful. you will be blown away once these recordings get out- but i will not be the one to ruin the surprise... go to their blog and check out the antics that ensued.

Secondly i made the best chili i have ever made in my life. It goes something like this:

2 lb ground beef
2 sweet red peppers diced
1 1/2 yellow onions diced
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1/2 jar of garlic spaghetti sauce
1 lb great northern beans
1 lb black, pinto, or what have you beans
4 cloves garlic minced

2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp bbq sauce
6 tbsp jiffy corn muffin mix
1 chipotle pepper in adobo pureed
1 tsp of adobo
2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
salt to taste

brown beef in a big pot. add onions and peppers and sautee til soft. spoon of excess fat. add all other ingredients. simmer for 1-2 hours or until you are tired of watching it.


Monday, February 1, 2010

squeeze me.

one of my favorite bands since i was about 9 years old has been Squeeze. three singers! the lead singer sometimes plays drums (see TOTP "Up the Junction") while singing. this is ridiculous!!! anyway i have found myself obsessed with this particular song, "Another Nail for my Heart," which i am POSITIVE is the reason why Elvis Costello wanted to produce their following LP. The corny bar scene and the lady in the tie are of particular note.

PS Eternal Summers EP is FINALLY coming out March 13th on Chimney Sweep Records. Hopefully we will have armfuls to sell on our way to Austin. YES!!!!!