Tuesday, July 27, 2010

God made a man...






I've been into the Nigerian folk and funk lately. This may or may not have any bearing on how I play. I think it means I'm going to be using the wah wah more.

Back at the official Oh No! compound in Greenpoint, we're working on simple songs. Back to basics. Our glorious bass player is back from the High Holy Land and yes, I just called a man with the last name of a type of salty cheese glorious.

Shows? yeah, maybe.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

they call me the wanderer

yeah, i'm the wanderer, I go around and round and round.





Monday, July 19, 2010

Live at the Apollo

Things i like:
James Brown Live at the Apollo

Things I don't like:
James Brown Live at the Apollo on vinyl (shocker!)

Let me explain this to you baby. James Brown made a top 5 live album of all time. And yes, on vinyl, it sounds amazing. Until you get to the end of side 1. They put the break between sides at the worst possible place, right in the middle of a medley, and it robs the album of its power.

In other news, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 for $2 in great condition! Reason #3421 why I like NYC. Deals abound!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

more of the same

things i like:
Hot fun in the Summertime
This American Life

things i don't like:
heat
hot garbage smell


Summertime and the living is just fucking hot. That's all. Not easy, not hard, just hot. People, do you realize we have two new songs maybe? Eric has been exploring the birthplace of our lordandsaviorjesushchristbygawd. And meanwhile, Ben has given us two new songs on stone tablets. One is done-ish and the other, not so much. I'm starting to get that playing itch. There's no fun in not playing shows, heh heh. that's only funny to me and not even so much. ok, you go out and play now. it's summer and that's no time for the internet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

summertime blues

Things I Like:
Sioux City Sarsaparilla
Sixpoints Sweet Action
Sweet Tea

Things I don't like:
consistency

Well, we're in the middle of this hot, humid and sticky season people in New York like to call hell. You may also know it as summer. Yes, summer, that wonderful time of year that we pretend to want in winter, but actually hate when we're in it. And summer brings summer vacation, which is rather unfortunate for a band because that means less shows. Also, less blog updates.

So to recap: Jason went to South Africa for two weeks, met Dikembe Mutombo, drank bonafide Cuban beer and learned to play the vuvuzuela. Also, futbol (yanks call it soccer) is the tops.
Eric Gorgonzola found his way out the high holy land of Israel, where he's in the middle of a three week pilgrimage to see where Jesus lived. Also to visit our friend Funky Punky. From what I've heard from Gordo, Nazareth, of Jesus of Nazareth fame, is a shit hole, so huzzah.
Evan is on his way to Seattle, birthplace of Hendrix and grunge and logging and lumberjacks and Brawny papertowels too, I think.
And Ben, well poor guy is stuck doing grand jury duty, protecting the integrity of this here judicial system, ya hear? so no trips for that one.

July looks lost, but hey, there's August on the way, and there we will be, a full lineup once more. Jerome Scott Umanos has filled in quite ably on our practice sessions.

I'm looking at one day in particular in August, the 21st. Wonder why? Feels like I may have to wrangle an old, once-dead act for that date, though I wonder if the drummer would be up for it.

Anywho, enough riddles and what not. This is for you, Jesse Bryan, since you're our numero uno fano.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sweet Moses Malone! New Songs

Hi people,

If you haven't already, go to this place: www.myspace.com/ohnoandthetigerpit

Ok, now that you're there, listen to the new songs on there. There's a few.

Then there's the part where you wait anxiously while we finally finish things up and then go to a show sometime in the next few months and buy the album.

And also, if you are really, really lucky and you live in the great city of New York...City, then start listening to FM radio again and turn that dial to 87.7 WNYZ to listen to Oh No! and The Tiger Pit and all of your other favorites from the city ALL DAY LONG! That station is playing the Indie Darkroom program and that show has all of the favorites you never knew were your favorites, including new stuff from the new album.

And while you're at it, become a fan of the Indie Darkroom on the Facebook.

Happy listening!