Archives 2000

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)November 27th, 2000

Admiral Twin is playing twice this Wednesday: 7pm at Cain's Ballroom and 9pm at Steamroller Blues. The first show is a benefit for Tulsa Repertory Theater. Tickets are $25. The second show is a benefit show related to the Tulsa Christmas CD that we're on. The CD is $10 and gives free admission to that show. This information has changed several times so I recommend checking information with the venues if you wish to attend. I haven't gone canoeing in a long time.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)November 23rd, 2000

All's quiet here for the holidays. We're playing a gig or two this Wednesday here in Tulsa but other than that we're mostly waiting. Waiting to see what happens with radio. Waiting for the compilations to come out that we're on. Waiting... Well, we're not sure what tomorrow will bring for us but we sincerely appreciate all of your support and hope all is well with you. Have a great Thanksgiving. (P.S. - we won a spotnik award here in Tulsa for "Best Pop Performers"!)

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)October 23rd, 2000

"Better Than Nothing At All" debuted at #7 on the Gavin Most Added list! Translation: we're off to a great start thanks to you all. Keep calling your local Top 40 stations and requesting us. It should be available at all Top 40 stations soon if it's not already.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)October 10th, 2000

"Better Than Nothing At All" is released to radio today! Pick up those phones and start requesting it from your local radio stations. Also - "Number One Fan" is going to be on the Blind Date compilation CD and "Better Than Nothing At All" is going to be on a Sony/Best Buy compilation CD. Both are due out this fall.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)September 11th, 2000

Concert this Saturday, 9/16/2000, at the Riverparks Amphitheater with The Nixons and Molly's Yes.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)September 1st, 2000

After much deliberation, the Powers That Be have decided that the next single is "Better Than Nothing At All" and will be unleashed on radio October 10th. Listen for it!

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)August 23rd, 2000

Ouch. Here's the bad news:

1. We're not going on tour with Hanson. For the smart alecks that were giving us a hard time because we didn't have official dates posted here, it was because everything was still in negotiations. Unfortunately, it couldn't be worked out.
2. The benefit show last night was NOT an all ages show and our sincere apologies to all under-21 types who showed up and were turned away. Sorry about that. We were misinformed.
3. We've been overwhelmed with Special Agent applications and since we don't have major tour plans yet, we're going to just hold off on the program for a bit. Keep watch for this to appear again.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)August 14th, 2000

Join the Admiral Twin Intelligence Agency! For details, go to our Special Agent signup page.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)August 13th, 2000

Well, things are still simmering here. We're trying to finish cooking up some tour dates to publish here but we're having a hard time nailing things down. We will be playing at Club ID in Tulsa on August 22nd. It's an All-ages benefit show for the Tulsa Repertory Theater. Tickets are $25 and there'll be food and four bands from 7pm-midnight.

As soon as we get more definite tour dates, we'll let you know. In the mean time, keep calling those radio stations and requesting Admiral Twin.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)July 27th, 2000

Opening night for The In Crowd found us annoyed and confused. We had heard that "Another Day" was only in about 10-20 seconds of the movie so we weren't expecting much. We were quietly suffering through the movie when some sixth sense stiffened the hairs on the back of my neck and I somehow knew that although I couldn't physically hear the song, it had just started playing in the movie nonetheless. The next minute or so of the movie was spent tensely waiting for the song to ascend to an audible level. Guess what? It never did. So much for our first audio appearance in a movie. Our names were in the credits, however. You don't see your name in the credits on the big screen just every day. (Unless your surname is Spielberg or something) The latest dirty rumor is that we're supposed to be on a music compilation CD due out this fall. It's sponsored by Playstation and Best Buy so that could be a Good Thing.

More tour dates!
August 24 - Juanita's in Little Rock
Sept 14 to Oct 21 - on tour with Hanson (DC, PA, NY, MA, MI, IL, OH, IN, KY, TN, MO, and Canada) Details to follow.

P.S. - the weather in Tulsa has been absolutely breathtaking lately: thunderstorms at night, cool, breezy sunshiny days. What's going on? I predict it's a plot to lull us into complacency before we get invaded by body-snatching aliens.
 

 

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)July 17th, 2000

Life accelerates once again:
July 19 - The song "Another Day" is featured in the new Warner Bros./Morgan Creek film: The In Crowd.
July 20 - we'll be in concert with The Nixons at Club Millennium in Tulsa.
August 3 - we're playing at the Riverparks Floating Amphitheater with a couple other acts.

Other tour dates to be announced soon...

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)June 23rd, 2000

The new site is up, the new album is out, we're on the cover of our local newspaper today--things are coming up roses all over. OK, not exactly but things are definitely off and running. Let us know what you think of the album and the new website. And keep calling your local radio stations to request "The Unlucky Ones". And eat your vegetables.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)June 13th, 2000

The new site is almost ready. I could show you a preview, but then I'd have to erase your memory afterwards. You know how these top secret things go. There'll be song clips from the new album and new photos and lots of things new. The whole site will have that new car smell. 

Thanks to everyone who's been calling and emailing their local radio stations requesting "Unlucky Ones". Keep up the good work. If you don't call, they won't play it. 

There's going to be an online chat with us on June 20th at 9pm EST at www.chatroom.org. You can submit questions for the chat at www.chatroom.org/atchat.htm.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)May 18th, 2000

We went out to LA again to play a show at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
We had a great time. First we went to a rehearsal space for two days to prepare for the show. 311 was rehearsing next door and there were many other bands there we couldn't quite recognize. You'd always hear little snatches of familiar music bleeding through some of the other bands soundproof doors as you walked up the corridors. We also did several interviews for radio new services. They'll take short blurbs to use as quotes when introducing our singles. The House of Blues was packed with twentysomethings looking for potential matches because the show was being filmed for a future episode of "Blind Date". It airs in September. 
We're not sure how much (if any) of our portion of the concert will be in the episode but it was great exposure and great fun either way. The show itself went pretty well except for the fact that we couldn't hear the guitars on stage. That's how it goes... We were only able to take one picture before they shut down the photographer. We never saw this little sign above the door.
     

 

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)April 24th, 2000

We're back from L.A. and we've finally finished choosing pictures to use from our photo shoot. We went up into the desert about an hour away from Palm Springs with a photographer and entourage and took pictures all day long. About 40 rolls of film, to give you a general idea of the scope of it. It took us several days just to go through all the pictures and try to agree on which ones to use. So you'll finally be seeing some fresh pictures of us with new looks. Oh boy.
Universal Records and Mojo have joined forces to sponsor an online AdmiralTwin game. Look for it in May. We'll be unveiling our new website by the end of May as well.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)March 6th, 2000

Rumor has it the first single will go to radio in May and the album will be released in June...

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)February 9th, 2000

"The waiting is the hardest part" - Tom Petty

We're still waiting for things to happen. There's not much sweetness and light to report: another song's been dropped from the album and everyone's been suffering from various and assorted personal crises. Wait, there is one pleasant fact to report: the album completed mastering in January. It sounds so good I cry like a little baby whenever I listen to it. The funny thing is that even after spending so long on these tracks I still really enjoy listening to the album. That's a good sign but we're all very cynical of the music industry and the fickleness of the American Public. We're still exploring potential management situations and we've realized that nothing much good is going to happen until we get a management team working for us. Oh, the stories we could tell...

P.S. - We're playing a show at the Expo Center in Tulsa in March. Look for details on our Events page. Camera's will be OK, but no video taping or audio recording at this show, please. If you happen to live in Tulsa, you can check out The Unlucky Ones.

P.P.S. - The website is undergoing a major overhaul. These things take time however. We'll keep you posted on the schedule as it becomes apparent. Expect to see some new articles from us and juicy personal info.

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)January 3rd, 2000

Contrary to paranoid doomsayers, the world did not end at the stroke of midnight the other night and things are just dandy here in Tulsa. (Hopefully everyone will stop saying "Y2K" now.) We completed mixing the album in December. It goes for mastering this week and then it's time for taking care of all the other business that's been neglected while we were writing and recording.

You might be happy to hear that we've started an official club for those who have developed an affinity for our music. We've dubbed it The Admiral Twin Secret Society. Shhh! Don't forget the secret knock. Head over here to get a printable application you can mail to us. Oh, and please don't tell Michael Jackson, he'll start pestering us again.

 

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