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Message from Motor and Nascar [22 Sep 2006|04:44pm]

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4:30 PM

regarding the new songs

songs from the dead. songs from the ashes. ghosts doth whisper the rock. these were the tunes we were working on at the turn of 2006. we have decided to finish them up w/producing duo, messiaz. don't know what we're gonna do w/ 'em. for now, they're here for you. let them sing songs of life and death and los angeles to you...let them free you to dance in the streets.

go! go! go!
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[22 Sep 2006|11:06am]

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Two new MySpace bulletins from Motor:

Sep 21, 2006 10:24 PM
Subject: NEW, YES!!! New ZE AUTO PARTS songs on myspace
Body: (I never post bulletins but...)

If you are or were a ZE AUTO PARTS fan, friend, lover, groupie, muse, mother, or if you've never heard us but want to be, we have just finished recording our 3rd EP (still untitled) and you can hear the NEW songs on myspace.com/zeautoparts.

THEY're UP!

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Sep 22, 2006 10:00 AM
Subject: NEW, YES!!! New ZE AUTO PARTS songs on myspace
Body: That's right ZE AUTO PARTS have just finished recording our 3rd EP (still untitled) and you can hear NEW songs on myspace.com/zeautoparts.

get it now!!

motor wilson
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letting ZE...be [28 Jun 2006|01:30pm]

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Dear Friends, foes, ex lovers, lovers-to-be, neighbours and strangers, muse and critic

The ride has been fun...and it's run it's course...we are now on infinite hiatus. Thanks for stickin' around and enjoying the trainwreck of sonics and visuals, social commentary, rock and humor that was Ze Auto Parts. Separately, we will continue to create art and music...

Most Sincerely,
The Zeitgeist Auto Parts

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welcome ze dallas texas! [07 Mar 2006|07:22pm]

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[from ZAP:]

bummer ze news: lala damage has left to pursue her own solo career.

not-so-bummer ze news: we welcome wailing dallas texas on guitar and vocals.

more news/pics AND ROCK! to come...

stay tuned..

ps we are still looking for THE ZE DRUMMER....know someone? pass 'em on!

rocknorll,
Ze Auto Parts

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11/29/05 at Reef Recording, Part Three [08 Dec 2005|07:34pm]

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Motor Wilson.

Posted previously, but now in context.


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11/29 at Reef Recording, Part Two [05 Dec 2005|07:41pm]

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Let the recording begin!



LaLa Damage, Motor Wilson, Black Market, and Nascar Madagascar.


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11/29 at Reef Recording, Part One [05 Dec 2005|06:26am]

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These shots were all taken before recording began.





"Mo, Interrupted." Sorry, Mo.


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reef, nude groupie & the new EP! [01 Dec 2005|12:18am]

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[This just in from the Parts--and yes, it is true--I saw the nude man with my own eyes!]

the tension was high at REEF RECORDING in TORRANCE, CA as we, ze auto parts, burned through our queue of songs for that night. the first night of recording our new EP...

it was midnight. a water/booze/caffeine/andotherjunk break was needed after 3 songs. nerves were still on high. we were relieved we got a break. we began to gather our cash... then motor runs in, "there's a NUDE guy outside!"

oh yes. a nude ze auto parts groupie found us. he was smitten. and it was cold. he was covering his privates and the cops were after him. before we could give him autographs, the fuzz pulled up and howled him away.

we felt bad. he didn't get to hear any of the new songs or share his drugs w/ us. (i mean he was running around nude, he must've been ON drugs...right?!). not that we'd want them..we just thought...if he was gonna share, we would't be rude.

after nudie was ushered away (could this be him?) and we filled our bodies w/ the necessities of rock. we finished the night. bongos and all!

we recorded:

-mexico city (including the killer bongos on that one!)
-white boots
-parking enforcement
-my best friend louie
-he's so pretty

we were very pleased w/ the outcome. we go back in tonight to overdub add'tl guitars. then we've gotta wait until january to record vocals. (motor and lala are going to india for the month of december! guess what you're all gettin for xmas...that's right sari's!).

well then.
more stuff to come...

love and gullet rock,
ze auto parts

ps if you don't have NEW YEAR'S EVE plans...book a room and c'mon down to VEGAS where we'll be headlining a night of DIRTY ROCK at our favorite dive bar THE DOUBLE DOWN SALOON! oh yes!!!! do it!

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First Few from Last Night [30 Nov 2005|07:55am]

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Here are just the first few that I have edited--literally the only three so far:



Motor Wilson.

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Tonight's Session [30 Nov 2005|01:35am]

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The basic tracks recorded tonight were:

1. Mexico City
2. White Boots (in one and a half takes!)
3. Parking Enforcement
4. My Best Friend Louie
5. He's So Pretty (and I'm So Mean)

Then Black laid down an awesome bongo track on "Mexico City"!

The session was a blast, and a highlight had to be the naked man in the alley, who it turned out was being chased by the police.

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Tonight [29 Nov 2005|01:16pm]

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Tonight I will be photographing Zeitgeist Auto Parts’ glorious return to the studio! I will keep you posted.

I am humbled by the honor of being allowed into the studio with these geniuses. It is a rare treat to be a fly on the wall (with a camera!) during the musical creative process in the studio, and a responsiblity I do not take lightly.

Last year film, this year digital. I am excited!

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Tuesday Night at the Echo in Echo Park, Part III [17 Nov 2005|07:08pm]

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The last of three posts in a series.





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I feel bad because I got only couple of LaLa (Fluffy), and I got none of Black. Next time, I swear!


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The set list from the night's show, compiled by Steve whose last name I do not know:

Gay Lover
Frankenstein
Parking Enforcement
My Best Friend Louie (DEBUT PERFORMANCE)
He's So Pretty (And I'm So Mean)
Runaway Romance
Drinkin' Whiskey and Makin' Out
Mexico City
White Boots (DEBUT PERFORMANCE)


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Last Night at the Echo in Echo Park, Part II [16 Nov 2005|08:37pm]

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"Performing is godlike, dreamlike, surreal."

--Nascar Madagascar


Where's the fun? Right here!Collapse )
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Last Night at the Echo in Echo Park, Part I [16 Nov 2005|07:29pm]

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LaLa Damage.


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ZAP Latest [14 Nov 2005|06:23pm]

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I was just treated to a sneak preview of the two new songs to be unveiled at tomorrow night's gig at the Echo in Echo Park (9:30 p.m. sharp--they will be performing on time), "My Best Friend Louie" and "White Boots". Suffice it to say: fucking awesome. If you are in town and can make it, you must go!

"My Best Friend Louie" has a killer stop-start progression, classic ZAP vocal interplay, and a--dare I say it?--lovely bridge.

"White Boots", Nascar's tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead (with whom she just spent the bulk of this year touring as a member of Slunt), has the heaviest groove since the Stooges, and a chilling guitar hook courtesy of LaLa Damage. It will be in my head for the rest of the night.

They're going to unveil new costumes tomorrow night also. They're going Vegas in sequins!

On November 28 the Parts will be back in the studio recording new tracks! Yours truly will be there to document the proceedings for your exclusive pleasure.

Rock on!

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ZAP on the BBC! [19 Oct 2005|05:55am]

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/bruce_dickinson/tracklisting_20051015.shtml

Also:

Nascar will soon be returning from her final stint with Slunt, and ZAP will be back in full force, full time!

And November promises more studio recording time!

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ZAP ROCKS THE HOUSE [02 Oct 2005|12:29pm]

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Last night's party was excellent! Several bands performed at a private home in Echo Park to celebrate the birthday of Mike L., a friend of the band who actually lived with two different members at different times.

ZAP went on after dark, playing a very short but well-received set of:

Parking Enforcement
Drinkin' Whiskey & Makin' Out
Mexico City

They were awesome, as always.

I got my first copy of Never Mind the Gullets, which is AMAZING. If you have not heard this work, you must!

Next gig: October 9 at the Cat Club. See you there!

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[01 Oct 2005|11:33am]

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I've just learned that ZAP will be playing this afternoon at a birthday party open to the public. Several bands will be playing a few songs each, and they are one of them.

1118 1/2 Marion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Entire event from four to eight
ZAP on around six(?)

Black Market's other band Merle Jagger will be on around 5:30 p.m.
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ZAP Bulletins! [14 Aug 2005|03:16pm]

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ZAP shot a video for "Buddha" in January. It is nearing readiness!

ZAP are writing new songs!

ZAP are thinking and talking about GOING ON THE ROAD!

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ZAP live at Kiss or Kill at the Echo, 8/10/05, Roll 3 [13 Aug 2005|04:28pm]

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Roll three sort of turned into the Mo Show, when revelers jumped onstage to join the band during "Fight for Your Right (to Party)".
This was because the most revelers surrounded her, and my zoom lens could not encompass the whole stage unless I went so far back as to make everyone too small in the frame. So, Mo it is (mostly)!

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ZAP live at Kiss or Kill at the Echo, 8/10/05, Roll 2 [13 Aug 2005|07:43am]

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In this series my goal was to capture the feiry spontaneous interplay between Nascar and Motor.


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ZAP live at Kiss or Kill at the Echo, 8/10/05, Roll 1 [12 Aug 2005|07:23pm]

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I got back my Echo film this evening, and I could not be more pleased. These are my best shots of them live yet. I am excited!

(Yes, the Kiss or Kill show started August 9, but by the time Ze Auto Parts took the stage, it was after midnight, therefore August 10.)

Remember, this is just roll one. More to come soon!




This was before they played. Warming up.

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This Morning's Show [10 Aug 2005|02:15pm]

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This morning's ZAP show at the Echo was amazing.

Set list:

PARKING ENFORCEMENT
FRANKENSTEIN
BUDDHA
HE'S SO PRETTY (AND I'M SO MEAN)
RUNAWAY ROMANCE
DRINKIN' WHISKEY & MAKIN' OUT
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY) (BEASTIE BOYS COVER)
MEXICO CITY

Everyone looked, sounded, and performed amazingly well. Ilse pointed out to the crowd that they hadn't performed in three months and asked how they sounded. Someone in the audience said she'd never heard them sound better. I had to agree they were great. They were a little more loose and raw than in previous shows, but it worked. The chemistry between all the band members was a joy to see; they were obviously all having a blast just to play with each other again, and this joy was infectious.

Nascar Madagascar, Motor, LaLa Damage, and Black Market performed their killer set with fire and brimstone, passion and verve, musical smarts and lyrical humor. The timing, the energy, the spirit were awesome. By the end of the show, numerous excited concertgoers were spinning about in an impromptu pit, running around in circles and bouncing off each other. Two or three spontaneously enthusiastic audience-members jumped onstage to kiss a musician or to sing along. When the band played the Beastie Boys' anthem for the first time live, the audience went even more alive, seven or eight attendees jumping onstage to shout the chorus and douse the rest of the audience with beer. ZAP could barely play, they were so crowded onstage! There was also danger to the instruments with all those rowdy revelers in the mix. But no harm was done, and after the song was over, everyone climbed back down so ZAP could do one more song. It was a Dionysian explosion of spontaneous unrestrained, uninhibited emotion, which is why we love Zeitgeist Auto Parts, and a moment that will be long remembered. It was unbridled party passion!

The set went from circa 12:45 a.m. to 1:15 a.m., short but very, very sweet. What a show.

[Also, please see the community's user-info page for the new NMtG banner!]

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Never Mind the Gullets [21 Jul 2005|05:45pm]

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I am excited to post the cover of the forthcoming EP, Never Mind the Gullets, which, according to Nascar, will feature the tracks recorded at Ton Recording Facility in September 2004 and "Hanoi Rocks" live from KXLU! I don't know about you, but I love this cover! The red words have a retro-cool feeling to them that really works, and the doll image is cool and sassy at the same time--like the band itself.

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"I'm gonna write to Iggy Pop . . . " [06 Jul 2005|07:08am]

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Last night I wrote a letter to Iggy Pop, because on his CD American Caesar, he invites one to do so.

Hey, Iggy,

I'm taking you up on your offer to write back, made on the American Caesar disc. I know I'm a little late, but I hope I'm not too late to take advantage of it.

I'm a thirty-five-year-old administrative assistant and photographer. I only just discovered your music last year, but suffice it to say that I love it. I think you and all the musicians you've worked with are great. Thanks for sharing your music, your honesty, and your insights with the World.

Well, that's all I wanted to say, really. My wife's an elementary-school teacher for LAUSD, and she's learning the guitar.

I wish you and yours many more years of creativity and happiness.

Robert Peate
Los Angeles, California
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[12 May 2005|09:03pm]

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Tonight is the first ZAP gig since February. Have a great show, Nascar, Motor, LaLa, and Black! We missed you!
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[02 Apr 2005|04:08am]

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i just wanted to note that nascar's other band, SLUNT, was in town last week, and she didn't get my message until the next day. so i missed her.


*sigh*
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ZAP at the Knitting Factory's Alterknit Lounge, 1/31/05 [15 Feb 2005|06:51pm]

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[01 Feb 2005|06:41am]

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Last night's show at the Knitting Factory's Alterknit Lounge was great! It was my first time seeing new drummer Black Market, who has a deeper, heavier sound than the Flesh-n-Chrome Metronome. He makes an excellent addition to the group.

The set list:

Mona Lisa Botox
S&N
Mullets
Groupie
Iggy
Mexico
He's So Pretty, and I'm So Mean
Hanoi Rocks
Gay Lover
Runaway Romance
Drinkin' Whiskey 'n Makin' Out
Frankenstein
Parking Enforcement
Buddha

If you haven't seen the band lately, you owe it to yourself to hear it again! ZAP is better than ever!
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Today [16 Jan 2005|02:52pm]

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Well, due to circumstances beyond everyone's control, the rehearsal did not happen today. However, I did see the rehearsal space, and it is dark, so photography would not work in it without a flash. I have a flash, but I do not like flash. If they had rehearsed, I would have taken a few flash shots, but that question was moot.
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[12 Jan 2005|03:16pm]

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On Sunday I will be in ZAP's rehearsal space to photograph a rehearsal session. As before, you will see my exclusive photographs here first.

As always, I feel very fortunate to be documenting the greatness that is Zeitgeist Auto Parts.

The Black Market interview will be posted soon.

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ZAP in the Press! [20 Dec 2004|06:22am]

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For the past two months, I have been laboring over an article on ZAP for the webzine sonicslang (the interviews I've been posting were for the article). Yesterday I submitted it, and it was approved to be the lead article for a week!

You must go and read it now!! :) (Well, if you feel like it. :)

http://www.sonicslang.com

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Exclusive Interview with La La! [19 Dec 2004|03:03pm]

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This interview was conducted on December 9 by me, Robert Peate, with La La, a.k.a "Fluffy". Enjoy!

Robert Peate: What's it like being a member of ZAP?

La La Damage: When the three of us are together we channel something.Collapse )

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Zeitgeist Auto Parts in the Studio, Part III. [20 Nov 2004|06:11pm]

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Best of film roll 2. All pictures taken Saturday, September 18, 2004.


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Exclusive Interview with Motor! [19 Nov 2004|06:02am]

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This interview was conducted last weekend by me, Robert Peate, with Motor, the "nicest" Auto Part. Enjoy!

Robert Peate: What type of guitar do you play?

Motor: Currently I play a 1995 Mexican Strat on stage.Collapse )

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Exclusive Interview with Nascar Madagascar! [05 Nov 2004|01:50pm]

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This interview was conducted last week by me, Robert Peate, with Nascar Madagascar, "slavedriver" of Zeitgeist Auto Parts. Enjoy!

Robert Peate: What led you to music, or, what are your thoughts on music in general?

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New Tracks Posted! [30 Sep 2004|05:32pm]

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Two of the four new tracks are posted on http://www.myspace.com/zeautoparts! "Drinkin' Whiskey and Makin' Out" and the new version of "Runaway Romance"! Both are really hot!

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Zeitgeist Auto Parts in the Studio, Part II. [24 Sep 2004|08:02am]

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Best of film roll 1. All pictures taken Saturday, September 18, 2004.



Nascar Madagascar.

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ZAP in the Studio, Part I. [20 Sep 2004|11:49pm]

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Nascar and the Flesh-n-Chrome Metronome warming up before recording the basic tracks.


The FnCM testing sound levels before recording the basic tracks.

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ZAP Session 9/18/04 [19 Sep 2004|02:22pm]

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Yesterday the band recorded the basic tracks of "Runaway Romance", new song "Drinkin' Whiskey and Makin' Out", "Frankenstein", and "Buddha". I took many photographs. The digital shots came out well; I'll have to wait to see how the film comes out. It was a very fun experience!

Those girls and guy are very talented musicians. I came away even more impressed by them.

Afterward, I saw Franz Ferdinand, Billy Idol, and Siouxsie at the KROQ Inland Invasion. For me Siouxsie was the highlight of the Invasion--I love her. Nascar's voice reminds me of hers sometimes, while remaining unique.

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ZAP Exclusive [17 Sep 2004|03:37pm]

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I will be photographing the band's recording session tomorrow, at a secure, undisclosed location. Then, in the evening, I will be seeing Tears for Fears, Devo, Franz Ferdinand, Billy Idol, Siouxsie, and Morrissey, at the KROQ Inland Invasion. The best of the old and the new.

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News from the Divine Nascar [16 Sep 2004|10:41am]

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"we are recording this weekend. 4 songs. separate track kinda thing. not just 'plug in and go'."

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AWESOME [16 Sep 2004|10:25am]
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Lets get some layout goin on this bad boy.

Awesome, awesome, awesome community. I'll promote the fuck out of it.

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