Wednesday, September 24, 2008

we're in the reader!

not sure what page of the print version its on, but the article is online here. i don't remember offering to trade cans of PBR in exchange for people carrying our equipment, but then that doesn't sound much like something i wouldn't say, either, so it probably happened.

and just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood modlins : we are playing at the Adams Ave Street Fair, appearing on sunday at 1:15pm at the "Rock Stage" on adams & 33rd. see you there?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best Pop Album!

It's official! As of about 8:05pm last night, With Friends Like These is officially the Best Pop Album in San Diego. Or, at least, at that time, we won the San Diego Music Award for Best Pop Album released between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008. Woohoo!

Just to reiterate some thanks, now that I am more or less finished with my state of shock (there was some stiff competition): we'd like to thank Deborah Reeves for recording the album, Kyle Thompson for mixing and mastering, Patrick Hruby for the most excellent artwork, Renny Rhanor for the always wonderful photography, and all the bands we have become great friends with (see our myspace top friends). All of this was only possible... with friends like these?

If you have yet to pick up your own copy of With Friends Like These, never fear! The album is still available through iTunes and PayPal, and at local San Diego Music Trader, mTheory, and Lou's Records (I think)


To think that, earlier yesterday afternoon, Stoph was like "should we even wear the suits if its just the two of us?" to which I replied "if we weren't wearing suits, they might not believe that we are The Modlins." good call on my part? and matt and eric, you picked a heck of a two weeks to vacation.

and as a footnote, watch out for the yet-to-be-titled Modlin Album #3, tentatively due in early '09!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

beta lion makes me feel lazy, and then

all we've ever done to promote shows is make posters, and tell people about it, and hold hostage the things they love so they are forced to come to shows. but never have we made a promo video youtube awesome power rangers white ranger spectacular spectacular. you win this round, beta lion. Back II Cool, 4th & B (San Diego), Sept. 20th, 2008, $10 or free if you donate a backpack.

and on a completely unrelated note, i was listening to music at and stumbled upon this Shine album by Estelle, and just wanted to point out that its funny that she decided through in a few lines covering The Exfriends' "Hey Maria". or something.

if only i had an exfriends Hey Maria video to put up here as well... oh well... see you tonight at the Belly Up?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

a picture with 36 words

while updating my 30boxes calendar with as many new upcoming shows and events and goodness that i could find, i stumbled across this picture on The Vision...'s 'space page:

explaining the relationships and interminglings of the Vision / Paddle Boat / Scarlet Symphony / Charles Musket / Black Mamba / Jamuel Saxon / Red Feathers collective, known as Zombies and Pirates.

now if i could get one of those for the Squiddo / Wild Weekend / Like A Bird / Baja Bugs group...

if we were to make a diagram for the Modlins and sideprojects, it might look something like this:

or not. but that picture was taken at the San Diego Sports Club, which is conviently where we'll be playing on thursday night. so it all ties together, right?