What Was New In 2004?
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December 28, 2004
December 16, 2004
- Hey! What'd'ya know ... NEW CONTENT! Derek von Essen sent me some cool new pictures that I've added to the
Derek von Essen Collection Page. There's one of the SMen in a CBC Radio booth doing an interview (last
entry in the 1991 section), and a new 1993 section with some pictures from California. Thanks Derek!
November 16, 2004
- Internal cleanup, part 2. Ran the link checker against the site and found a number of dead links. Some had just moved and some went away.
As before, if my cleanup has screwed something up, let me know!
November 11, 2004
- Got my copy of It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!, so I updated the entry for the
CD with the proper track list, songwriting credits, etc. Oh, and the new Atomic 7 song is a killer. I didn't know you could have
sleigh bells on a song and still have it be menacing. Way cool.
November 4, 2004
- Joel sent me a reminder that It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2! is out now. Atomic 7 has a brand new
song, "Señor Santa Él Es El Monstruo", on the CD. While I was updating things, I also realized that I had this CD listed on the
Shadowy Men Guest Appearances page, and it should have been on a Atomic 7 Compilations Page, which I hadn't built yet.
Oops! Everything's right now, although I may need to update the CD listing once my copy comes.
November 1, 2004
October 27, 2004
- No new content at all, just some internal cleanup. I finally ran an HTML checker against the site, and found a bunch of stuff that wasn't right.
I originally checked stuff by looking at it in Netscape (and it looked fine), but I think Netscape's being a little too "nice". Anyway,
the site should lay out a bit better now. If my cleanup has screwed something up, let me know!
October 11, 2004
- Joel passed on a new review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente. Thanks Joel!
- Tim over at TransformOnline passed on a another review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente. Thanks Tim!
- Got the scoop on Ancient Chinese Secret. See the News page for details.
- Started up an announcement list (see the top of the page). Basically, if you want on the list, I'd be sending you an email anytime I
update the web page, or if I find out something that's not ready for the web yet. Write if you want more details.
September 21, 2004
September 17, 2004
September 8, 2004
- Added a scan of another autographed CD sleeve to the Etc. page. Thanks Jay!
- Joel found a note on The Backstabbers web site. In their Gig list, they list a show
on September 4, 2004, with the following note:
Special guests for the evening will be Ancient Chinese Secret, Atomic 7's head honcho Brian Connelly's new project!
Anyone out there know about this?
August 30, 2004
- News from the Mint Records:
- Atomic 7 will be contributing
a song called "Señor Santa Él Es El Monstruo" (Spanish for "Santa Is A Monster") to Mint's Christmas compilation
It's A Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!, due out November 2, 2004.
- The new Neko Case live album, The Tigers Have Spoken, features Brian Connelly, although I don't know how many songs he's playing on.
That one's due November 9.
August 24, 2004
August 12, 2004
- Joel found a cool review of a Music Machine show. Thanks Joel!
- Cameron Gordon sent on the review he wrote for The Spill
of the July 30th Atomic 7 show at El Mocambo. Thanks Cameron!
- Derek von Essen was kind enough to let me use some more of his pictures, so I revamped the Derek von Essen
Collection Page to better show 'em off (hopefully!). Thanks to Derek for the pictures, and Joel for the heads-up.
July 30, 2004
- Another new article, this one on Vue Weekly's
Music Notes page. It's all run together so it's a little hard to find ... just search for "Atomic 7". Thanks Joel!
July 28, 2004
- A blast of new Atomic 7 article links from Joel. Thanks!!
- Also got a cool action shot of Atomic 7 live at the Fluid Lounge in Nelson, BC. Thanks STAT!
- Updating the Pictures Page, I noticed that the link to Rolling Stone's picture
changed, so I updated that link, and added a link to their little
Shadowy Men page. I think they just converted
over their "surf music" photo gallery to this one, because the "13 photos" in the gallery include two copies
of the same SMen picture, plus photos of Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Bomboras, The Beach Boys, etc., etc.
July 23, 2004
- Potentially confusing shopping update:
- Took The Cocktail Preachers' Spy-Fi off of the Shopping page. I would
have figured it'd be available from The Cocktail Preachers home page, but that page seems to
currently be blank.
- Added Spy-Fi's Music For Spies, Thighs & Private Eyes - Volume One: The Thigh Who Loved Me to the Shopping page.
July 22, 2004
- Found another new concert flyer on eBay for a show with Shadowy Men and a number of other bands. Added it to the
- Jim had a much better picture of the 1993 tour t-shirt he sent.
Updated the Etc. page. Thanks Jim!
July 19, 2004
- More Atomic 7 pictures! Check 'em out!. Thanks Jack!
- Found a new concert flyer on eBay for a show with Shadowy Men and a number of other bands. Added it to the
- Jim Sorenson passed on a 1993 tour t-shirt, which is basically a big green Shadowy Men on a bright orange T-shirt.
Yes, sunglasses would help. Added that to the Etc. page. Thanks Jim!
July 16, 2004
- Another Atomic 7 bonanza. Joel (who's been sending me amazing leads lately), sent on:
- Four more Atomic 7 articles, two concert reviews
(House Of Hot Sauce, from 2002 (cool pictures!) and
Reflections In Words), a review of ... en Hillbilly Caliente
from FFWD, and an interview (Echo Weekly).
- A Peel Sessions web site (which no longer exists) that had details on the S Men's Peel Session back in
1993. I've update the Unreleased Material page with the details.
- A site with a bunch of great pictures of Atomic 7 taken from a show 5 days ago! I contacted the photographer, and he
very kindly let me copy the pictures over to the Shadowy Web. Check 'em out!. Thanks Jeff!
July 13, 2004
- It's finally here! Got my copy of ... en Hillbilly Caliente, so here's a bunch of Atomic 7 stuff. Specifically:
- Updated the Album Page with info on the album.
- Updated the Member Page, 'cause Atomic 7 has a new bass player.
- Updated the Song Index page.
- Updated the Buyer's Guide to put in a placeholder. I'll add a review after I've
had a few more listens.
- Heck, I even updated the background graphic on the Atomic 7 pages 'cause they seemed kind of hard-to-read. I think they look a lot better now. Much easier to read.
- Added a link to a very nice article on Atomic 7 called "Dim The Lights, Cue The Hillbillies".
In an interesting bit of timing, Joel sent me an email about the story, and before I could get the link up, the author of
the article sent me a note as well. Thanks Joel and Cameron!
June 30, 2004
June 8, 2004
May 14, 2004
- Updated the entries for the two CDs by Surf Cinema listed on the Covers page.
May 4, 2004
April 26, 2004
April 20, 2004
April 6, 2004
March 24, 2004
- Big Update! The second Atomic 7 album is on the way - ... en Hillbilly Caliente is due out June 29.
Read a little about it at
Americore Magazine (scroll down a bit to
find it.) Many thanks to Joel to tippin' me off!
March 22, 2004
- Small update to the Covers Page. The Yesterday's Kids song "(Ode To) Shadowy Men On A
Shadowy Planet" appears on their second full-length album, Can't Hear Nothin'. I previously only listed the demo
version of the song, which appeared on a Lookout! Records compilation. Note: The song isn't a Shadowy Men cover,
and it sounds nothing like the S Men.
March 10, 2004
March 3, 2004
- Small update ... added a link to a page on Improbable Music
that gives more details on the various artists album Stuck On A Cold Steel Pole.
For starters, I didn't realize that Don & Reid actually play on the track they helped produce. Thanks Phil!
January 25, 2004
January 12, 2004
Want other "What's New" stuff? Pick a year:
- Added an entry to the Covers Page for the new live album from The Cocktail
Preachers. They cover "Mecca" and "Having An Average Weekend". The CD is available from the band at
their web site. Thanks Steve!
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