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[16 May 2008|03:47pm]
Overheard at work, my boss on the phone with a viewer:

"Yes sir, we run commercials.....You keeping asking me if we run commercials, absolutely we do..."
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tour recap [30 May 2007|03:14pm]
Food
1) Sonic
2) Waffle House
3) Cracker Barrel
4) Chic-fil-a
5) Bojangles (chicken, biscuits, and sweat tea)

Places
1) King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA
2) Chapel Hill, NC
3) Philadelphia, PA
4) Adam's Morgan, Washington, DC
5) Soho, NYC

Purchases
1) Pair of Vans from the Vans store in King of Prussia Mall
2) Hold Steady "Chips Ahoy" seven inch
3) Bad Plus: Prog
4) Non Phixon: Black Hellicopters 12 inch
5) Two JeJune seven inches

All in all a decent tour. We sure didn't play to a whole lot of people but people were really nice and we had a great time.
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[20 Aug 2006|03:30pm]
because i'm a lame ass motherfucker. the rapscallion records message board is dead, so anyone who particularly feels like it you can now post on the STEINBECK message board

http://steinbeckrock.com/phpBB/index.php

actually, i beg you to post there. please. pretty please!
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[06 Jan 2006|12:49pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

stolen from brocade_city:

Four jobs you’ve had in your life: I was a cashier/stock boy at Arrow Drugs. That turned out with me having a nervous breakdown. I was a stepsaver delievery boy. That ended with me being fired but not for not doing my job (which i didn't) but for something I did. I was a Blockbuster employee. That ended with me being forced to quit because I wouldn't put Blockbuster over school. and finally, I am the General Manager of a wonderful radio station. I do not get paid for this job and I'm holding it longer than any other job. sad sad sad.
Four movies you could watch over and over: Zoolander, Pulp Fiction, The Royal Tenenbaums, and I *heart* Huckabees
Four places you’ve lived: a house in New Britain. an apt in New Britain. a house in Santa Monica, CA. a house in Waterville Maine
Four TV shows you love to watch: Around the Horn. Pardon the Interuption. The Daily Show. The Colbert Report.
Four places you’ve been on vacation: Waterville, Maine. Dallas, TX. New York, New York. Washington, DC.
Four websites you visit daily: rapscallion records message board, livejournal, yahoo news, then i do the daily crossword on Yahoo everyday.
Four of your favorite foods: Filet Mignon preferable with gorgonzola on top. peperoni and pineapple pizza (most likely from Harry's in West Hartford), A Stoopish from the Underground Deli (breaded chicken, hot sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomato, on a portuguese roll), Cinemon Buns (seriously, so good)
Four places you’d rather be: the midwest (probably milwaukee, chicago, or Crown Point, IN), Paris (I have no idea why I have so much want to just be in paris), New York City (I hate the city, but I love the city too), the deep south (there is something about the south. i want to go, i want to feel the south. that's the best i can explain it)
Four albums you can’t live without: Piebald: If It Weren't For Venetian Blinds, It'd Be Curtains for All of Us, REM: Murmur, Beulah: The Coast is Never Clear, Kanye West: College Dropout

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[28 Dec 2005|03:57pm]
do not read, i'm only posting this cause cassey needs something to cheer her upCollapse )
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[08 Dec 2005|10:08pm]
i've started writing a music blog. You can read it here
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[05 Apr 2005|04:49pm]
i'm feeling self involved today, so don't read behind the cut unless you ever wanted to see a behind the music on me.

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[31 Dec 2004|02:30am]
just to let anyone know who cares, i've been updating but it's all specialized grouped and stuff, so if you want on my l33t group you can comment here and i'll add you.

ps. if you already read my newer entries you don't need to reply, i'm just doing this so my journal doesn't look desserted after the summer.
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TOUR PT. 1 [25 Jul 2004|05:00am]
this is run down of the tour so far:
day 1: 8 hour drive from CT to Akron, OH to play the Lime Spider. Akron scared the crap out of me. It was like a ghost town. There were two people in the bar when we got there. No one on any of the streets. The show did fill in but no one really seemed to "feel" my music. We did however meet an amazing band called The Rosebuds. They're on the Merge Records (a fucking awesome record label). They gave us the most valuable gift of all...a coupon book for hotels. (one of which i'm typing from right now)

day 2: We went to cleveland to the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. It was quite awesome. We spent about 4 hours there and then it closed. We were a little pissed cause we weren't quite done. but it was still awesome.

day 3: backyard show at michelle's house outside of chicago. We called up this girl the day of her show and she told us to come and play. We did. It was awesome. She deserves major props for letting it happen. Also, deserving major props is Jimmy Bobbins who let us stay at his abode for the night and his mom for buying us pizza.

day 4: pt. 1. We went to warped tour chicago. Sold samplers. gave away propaganda. and most importantly saw My Chemical Romance and the Bouncing Souls. Also, it was good to see familiar faces like Dave from Big D, dudes from the Skeptics, and Astronautilis. Unfortunately, I missed Immortal Technique and Non Phixon for which I can never forgive myself.

pt2 Milwaukee, WI. what a chill place? It was the basement of this place. It was falling apart. Upstairs was a fridge filled with booze. Everyone was drinking (except kev and me). The bands were all pretty great. The people were all pretty great. and kevin and i agreed i played the best set of my life. I fucking rocked out standing up. I moved around. it was like a revolution.

next: have a gig in Indiana tomorrow. then we're going to an Indians game the day after. and then rochester NY. and then the baseball hall of fame. and then home.

now: sleep.

good night all and stay tuned.

adam!
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[03 May 2004|01:12pm]
Hey guys,
My name is Adam Morgan. I'm from new britain, CT and I'm a solo acoustic musician somewhere in between Piebald, Dinosaur Jr., and Aloha. I'm going on tour this summer and I'm in desperate need for a gig in the Cleveland/northern OH area on July 27th. If anyone here books shows or knows someone who does. Please reply to this with some contacts because i'm having a pretty hard time with this date.

if you want to hear some of my music it is www.purevolume.com/adammorgan

thank you,
adam!

sorry for cross posting
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December 27th [02 Jan 2004|03:41am]
This was a fun show. I got to play with some of my favorite bands like The Teles and Malachi Constant. I went on second and besides a small group of girls, not too many people paid attention. My set list was:
I Hate Being Hopeful in December
Road Rage
The New Sleeping Arrangement
Must See TV
1960's Winter in Paris
Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault (Jawbreaker Cover)
Reflections of My Former Life as a Cheesehead
the New Sleeping Arrangement is a brand new song. It's really good and really poppy. I thought it turned out particularly well. 1960's Winter in Paris is also a brand new song but I didn't like how it turned out too much, I still have some tweeking to do on it. It should be all ready for my coffee shop appearence next week though.
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October 18th, 2003 [19 Oct 2003|02:22pm]
So i had a gig last night. i didn't list it. it was at a birthday party for a state rep from CT. Cool guy, my uncle asked me if i wanted to play, i said sure. it was actually a really fun time. I whipped out some new songs along with the traditionals. even though it was an older crowd than i was used to people enjoyed it. my set was:
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Parcipitate
Road Rage
For Me, The Sun Rises in the East and Sets in the East
This Ain't the Age of Aquarius and I'm not Growing Waterwings
X-Marks the Spot
Writer's Block Pt. 1
Must See TV
Burned Out
Reflections of my Former Life as a Cheesehead

Road Rage is a brand new song. I thought it turned out really well, as did the people that were watching so good times. Also, I thought Writer's Block sounded better than usual. Good times, good times.
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Oct. 4th [05 Oct 2003|12:34am]
So the show today was really fun to play. There were not a lot of people there. My schedualed set time was 11:30 am...but i didn't get there until noon, so i played around 1 pm. It wasn't crowded cause it was early so it gave me the opertunity to whip out some new stuff. my set was:
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Parcipitate
This Ain't the Age of Aquarius and I'm Not Growning Waterwings
For Me, the Sun Rises in the East and Sets in the East
Reflections of my Former Life as a Cheesehead
(my first encore ever at the request of the crowd)
Writer's Block Pt. 1
Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault (Jawbreaker Cover)
I Hate Being Hopeful In December

I thought the Jawbreaker cover went very very well. The crowd was a bit heckly requesting Reflection (and calling it Milwaukee), but I suppose it can be expected. This show also premired "For Me..." and I thought that went really well as well as "If You're Not..."
all in all a good productive show. I got another show this Thursday, everyone come and check it out. check the website for details. www.adam-morgan.com.
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Sept 20th [21 Sep 2003|12:40am]
This show was a backyard show. The kid running it was uber nice, i think his name was Matt. Anyways, i had horrendous luck with the show. One of my guitar strings broke (even though they were brand new strings). then I used Matt's guitar and broke one of his strings. It was quite the perdictament. well, alas there were a couple of up sides to the show. I few songs i felt went very well.
my set was:
If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Parcipitate
This Ain't The Age of Aquarius and I'm Not Growing Waterwings
The Moral and Ethical Issues of Thumb Wrestling
The Ill Effects of Your Narcolepsy (my first string broke just before the bridge of this one)
California Connection
Hermaphrodite in a Sequenced Dress
X Marks the Spot
Reflections of my Former Life as a Cheesehead (my string broke sometime during this, it fucked it up, so i kinda had to break it off and start from the first "I hated Milwaukee." it sucked)
I thought particularly "The Moral and Ethical Issues of Thumb Wrestling", "Hermaphrodite in a Sequenced Dress", and "X Marks the Spot". It was nice to debut "If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Parcipitate", but due to a shit load of feedback and an overly loud guitar i fucked up the third verse a little. I'll be playing it first at my next show hopefully too. so check my website. the next show is Do Not Cross Fest II. Looks like a hot show, but i'm opening it at like 11:30, so get there early!
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august 15th [16 Aug 2003|05:13pm]
all right, as i live like a rock star and have two gigs in one day lemme tell about them.
the first was in chris from missing cary's back yard. i got there 15 minutes into my set and had 15 minutes to play. so i whipped out a fast set with little to no talking in between songs. which is a good thing. the set was:
Must See TV
writer's block
moral and ethical issues of thumbwrestling
new day rising
Reflections

I was a little bit throaty i think but it wasn't too bad. there was a small child during my set running around screaming "free soda". he was cute so i didn't mind.

second gig of the night. at the madison arts barn at their acoustic night. when i played between 1 and 4 people had paid to get in. so i was playing to next to no one. it was ok, the people that were there were nice. my set was:
X-marks the Spot (my pick broke so i didn't play the break down)
My Escape and Eventual Return to the Infirmary
This Ain't The Age of Aquarius and I'm not Growing Waterwings
The Ill Effects of Your Narcolepsy
Donna Lee Bakery Massacre
Writer's Block
California Connection
Reflections

I thought this set i sounded a lot better and once again i did little talking mainly because everyone there was older than me so i was apprehansive to do my traditional banter. but the set was really good, i got to whip out the little heard song "Donna Lee Bakery Massacre" so i was happy.
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August 1st [04 Aug 2003|09:14am]
all right, so i was supposed to play this show. Then i decided i wasn't going to play this show, then people started to show up but not enough people for the first band to want to go on so i came to the rescue and played a little set. It was in this barn in enfield, ct. It was a pretty cool place, at the beginning of my set only 4 people had paid to get in. I think by the end the same amount had paid but more bands showed up and stuff. my set went as so:
Hermaphrodite in Sequence Dress
Writer's Block Pt. 1
The Moral And Ethical Issues of Thumbwrestling
the Ill Effects of Your Narcolepsy
(then the guy who owned the club came over and made me let him play my guitar so he could sing Sublime and some other sucky song. I was wicked pissed at him for disturbing my set.)
Reflections of my Former Life as a Cheesehead

All in all, besides being disturbed I thought my set went very well. I've been enjoying playing Ill Effects lately, which is a switch from like a month ago when i was ready to say the song wasn't ready and i wasn't going to put it on my album. que sera sera.
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july 11th [12 Jul 2003|11:53am]
I had a show last night. i didn't really get booked on it until 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. it was at JC music in meriden, CT. It was a really fun show. the guy didn't promote it at all so there were like 15 people there and the sat on chairs fairly close to me. I got to play an hour and 15 minute set. It was really groovy. my voice started to go a little at the end, i'm not completely over being sick. it still sounded decent and the crowd seemed to enjoy me and applauded for such minor accomplishments as Drop D tuning and saying that i'm crazy. good times. i don't remember my exact set list but i definitely played:
I hate being hopeful in december (soundcheck)
X-marks the spot
the moral and ethical issues of thumbwrestling
the goodbye factor
burned out
streetlight serenade
my escape and eventual return to the infirmary
new day rising
i hate x-mas
irrepressible me
must see TV
writer's block pt. 1
california connection
reflections of my former life as a cheesehead

it was really fun. my in-between song banter was a bit odd, but at least some members of the crowd found it interesting or at least mildly amusing. all in all good show.
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July 6th [06 Jul 2003|11:31pm]
This was kind of an unannounced gig. Mainly because i learn of it last night. I played at the Flywheel in Easthampton Mass. The night before I went to the Flaming Tsunamis secret show. I sang along with one song and apparently i messed up my voice cause this morning i woke up without the ability to hit most notes. so i played the best set i could at the Flywheel. I had to cut some songs so it was awful odd. But my set went as so:
The Ill Effects of Your Narcolepsy
New Day Rising
I Hate Being Hopeful in December
Must See TV
(i told an amusing story about my 4th of july while playing some basic chords. the crowd seemed to enjoy it and a lot of people came inside in the middle of it.)
California Connection
Reflections (i wasn't planning on playing this, then sixfinger kept yelling for it. so i taught the crowd the chorus and we all sang it. it was fun.)
I honestly think this show was the most people that ever watched me and seemed to enjoy which kind of sucks because i wasn't top notch because of this damn sickness. but i don't have a gig for a while so i have time to recoup.
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july 4th [06 Jul 2003|11:31pm]
I played Amherst fireworks display. It was my first out of state gig. so I was kind of excited. It was odd, because it was at this huge open field so not many people payed attention and not many people we're close to me except for my good friends in sixfinger and kevin and becky. it went pretty well though. my amp is in the shop so i played with this awesome magnatone my friend let me borrow. it's such a kick ass amp. it has a really nice sound. anyway, my set list went:
writer's block pt. 1
Irrepressible Me
Must See TV
From Your Mouth
New Day Rising
Reflections of my Former Life As a Cheesehead
It all went fairly well. Sixfinger sang along with Reflections, so that was pretty cool. And those people that i could see didn't seem to hate it.
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july 27 [  |:]
all right, let me review this show i played. it was kind of fun except for my mucho grande amp trouble. I had to play my last song with no amp or mic so i just ushered people to come close and listen to me. about 5 people actually did. whatever, i was first so i was just happy that some people were there. my set went as follow:
This ain't the age of aquarius and i'm not growing waterwings
Writer's Block, pt. 1
California Connection
From Your Mouth (My god lives underwater cover. It went quite well, besides the great amount of amp trouble that started right in the middle of the song. but it really turned out damn well)
Reflections of my life as a cheesehead
Some of the people from the prizefight said they really liked my stuff. i also heard some good stuff from the crowd too. It was a good show. hopefully i can get my amp trouble worked out for the july 4th show.
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