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Demos

Edith Frost DemosEdith Frost: DEMOS
2004 Comfort Stand # csr027 lp
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Demo versions of previously released material plus a few surprises.
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Schuba’s Tavern (Chicago, IL)

Played at Schuba’s with Central Falls

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Sokol Underground (Omaha, NE)

With: Central Falls, Mayday

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

(Mayday’s singer is Ted Stevens, formerly of Lullaby for the Working Class)

Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA)

photo by Debra A ZellerPlayed at the Bottom of the Hill with The Court and Spark and Central Falls opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)


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Meanings of W.E.I.R.D.

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


You know my Incredibly Strange Music group on Audiogalaxy?  I had to remove (expel) a member just now for the first time.  And it’s a shame because he was one of the original members when I first started the group in December.  Well, he was a pain in the ass then and he’s been a pain in the ass all along, despite repeated warnings and threats to eject him.  His infractions were almost too numerous to mention: he would flood the message board with egocentric posts.  He would insult me on the message board and insult anyone who also felt he was being a pain.  Worst of all he kept sending crappy commercial music.  Not 100% bad shit, maybe 66% was questionable and 33% was good.  That’s why it sucks that it had to come to this, because I will miss the 33% good shit he posted.  What an idiot.

Ryan Hembrey’s back from his month-long European tour with Manishevitz.  Him and Adam Vida are coming over on Monday for a band meeting, to discuss how we’re going to work out the money arrangements and everything for the tour.  Come to think of it I guess I should ask Jim if he wants to come too!  Don’t want to exclude the only other Chicago bandmember.

The Hideout (Chicago, IL)

Played at the Hideout with Central Falls and Perio opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Detroit Contemporary (Detroit, MI)

Played at Detroit Contemporary with The Americans opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)

Played at the Ottobar with the Anomoanon and the Translucents

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)

photo by Jodi ShapiroPlayed at the Mercury Lounge with Patricia Vonne and The Moonlighters opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Photo by my pal Jodi Shapiro, who would never get mad at me for stealing this picture! ;-)


Wrightsville Beach, NC

click for larger imageL-R: Jim Becker; me; Ryan Hembrey; Amy Domingues. Photo by Adam Vida.

Rudyard’s (Houston, TX)

Played at Rudyard’s opening for the White Stripes and the Greenhornes

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

(Video by chasspeed. The songs are “Further” and “True”, both from my third album Wonder Wonder.)

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