Ladies and gentlemen, Obolers, children of all ages, There is a cover song contest! It’s like American Idol, sort of. The guys thought it would be a good idea to play a song that people might recognize but never expect, and since then we’ve been having fun trying to determine […]
Once upon a time, in a far off distant realm called Texas, there lived a boy. He had a vibrant imagination. So you can imagine how unpleasant his life was until he went to college. Needless to say, this young man became addicted to a series of distractions and supplements, […]
We named it Revoluçión because we don’t realize how American marketing works. 🙂 Head on over to the albums section for more factoids and info.
At last, the mastering is complete for album 1. This means we’ll soon have songs that sound finished… and an album to sell. If all goes according to plan, we’ll get the master disc in the mail this weekend, and hope to have digital downloads ready by Christmas time.
When we play Fiasco live, I usually announce “this is a song about America.” Info: Song name: Fiasco (formerly entitled El Dorado) Written by: Barry Craig, 2008 Performances on this recording: Barry, Josh, Joey & Talljoe Last updated: August 2012 added Talljoe’s keys, new vocals and mix July 2012. Recorded […]
After careful consideration, drummer Josh Zampino has decided to step out of Obol. Josh has been my lieutenant and advisor on the Obol songs since he joined the project, and to say he will be missed is a gross understatement. The timing for these things is never good, and this […]
This month we recorded the last of the drums for Album #1, and I just uploaded the new mixes for both Revoluçión and Wasted. Definitely check them out. When we get the last of the drums worked into the songs, the next step will be mastering, and then, we should […]
The Obol song that almost wasn’t, Lover has undergone more re-writes, shelvings and unshelvings than any other Obol track. Built around an old song we played in The Exterior, Lover was originally called “Waiting”, and early MySpace listeners ate up the White Rabbit-esque 60’s swank of the verse, but the […]
Obol’s original keyboardist brought so much to the table. Unfortunately, our friend and musical colleague, Ryan Dirks, is moving back to Iowa to pursue his Architecture career. Ryan leaves huge shoes to fill, and it will be tricky to find a good replacement for him on the keys/strings/piano. Good luck, […]
We all loved Silverspun as a name. I mean, we really loved it. It was perfect. But as we got ready to make our big push into the world with a new album, etc. It was important to make sure the name was set. The Silversun Pickups became very popular […]