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November 22, 2002
"Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin', you gotta have somethin', if you wanna be with me!" --Billy Preston
Well guess what? We got somethin'. We can't share the details just yet. But it does involve broadening the scope of our reach on a national and potentially global level. However, we are sorry to say that the aforementioned Christmas EP has been dropped. We will however put a Christmas EP on the recording schedule for next year. Current events and opportunities have prohibited the extra time we needed to do that project. So in it's stead we're moving headlong into the latter half of production on our new album. This is good because it means that we might actually get it out on time. The projected release date is sometime in February 2003. We would like to extend a special thanks to Santa Clause for sending us early Christmas cheer in the form of a care package filled with candies, candles, and other accoutrements. It helped spruce up the studio and it helped make us feel guilty for dropping the Christmas EP this year. But at least we're working. Please return to the official Admiral Twin headquarters frequently. All may seem quiet on the AT front, but just you wait...
October 16, 2002
Hello folks! Last Wednesday at Barkley's Uptown Dive we got together with some friends of ours and recorded backing vocals for a song that will be on our new album. It's a melancholy, circus-like song called The Fool's Brigade. The recording went off pretty much without a hitch. In fact, it was fantastic. Although we did have to borrow a couple of items at the last minute from our good friend Dave Lon, who happened to be on hand singing with us. The experience was great and a fun time was had by all. Many thanks go out to everyone who sang along: Nathan Brant, Jennifer Chancellor, Thomas Conner, Michelle Davis, Mark Furnas, Ashley & Mindy Greyson, Danielle Gueck, Isaac, Taylor, & Zac Hanson, Rachel Kemp, Dave Lon, Brian Parton, Elvis & Angelene Ripley, Michael Soucek, Steven, Esther, & Maayan Stafford, Jeff “Swany” Swanson, Wanda Watson, & Jonny Wright. Thanks also to Zuri Louis & Michael Wyke for taking photos of the event.
August 8, 2002
We're back from Los Angeles where
we played a wonderful show for the
IPO at The
Joint. Among the many smiling faces in the crowd was none other
than super singer/songwriter
There are some photos from Los Angeles and more on our newly revised Images page!
While these are not official items, and are not available from us, you should check out the groovy Admiral Twin buttons available from HTP magazine.
The new album is coming along nicely. Guitar recording was finished
before we went to Los Angeles. Vocal recording will begin soon. As well
as percussion bits and any other "noises" we may find inspiration for.
August 1, 2002
All things must pass
Here is a transcript from the press release going out to media:
And so it goes. Rumors have been around for quite some time. However, for a considerable amount of time the four of us were not sure about the state of things. Brad has a wonderful wife and daughter and recently he received a great job offer in San Francisco. This opportunity could considerably enrich the lives of him and his family. As such, the rest of us give him all of our blessings and deepest prayers. Brad has been an integral part of our music since its inception. So this does not come easy for us. But seasons change and life goes on. Good luck Brad, Kristina, & Tuesday. We love you dearly. Of course there's always the possibility for the obligatory reunion tour in our future! Send Brad your best wishes here.
July 22, 2002
July 2, 2002
Well, we just returned from a whirlwind trip to Muskegon, MI where we played two concerts for the Summer Celebration. Thanks to Mel Boughton & the committee for Summer Celebration for making the shows happen. This trip was the maiden voyage of our new "band" van. It's a green, Ford Club Wagon. Many thanks go out to our assorted friends from the newsgroup alt.fan.admiral-twin for lending their support, and their gift basket laced with a stunning variety of meats and cheeses, wine, CD's, toys and other interesting items.
Very special thanks to Sara & Amy Splitgerber who put us up in Sara's home for the weekend. It's not everyday that you get to meet Miss Michigan 2002, so we were delighted when she personally autographed a picture to the band. Of course we provided her with one of our CD's. And, thank you Lauren Utter for these great photos from the performances.
June 1, 2002
The new record is underway. Of the 15 songs in production, drums have been recorded for 11 of them in the last two weeks. We are hoping to finish drum recording on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The number of songs in production was whittled down from a list of about 40 new songs or sketches for songs. The process of recording the drums involves the band being set up and playing live together. However, the drums are isolated in a separate room, and are the only thing that has to be captured really well. After that, the next step in the process will be re-recording the bass and guitars for better refinement of the parts and sounds. While we've decided to make a pact of non-disclosure as to the content and sound of the new album (until it's completion), we will simply say that it is unlike anything we've ever done before. Although, it is still very much us. And... we're very excited about it!
May 14, 2002
So last night we were having dinner at the Osaka Fantasy Steakhouse of Japan, and a couple of tables over were none other than Country-music superstars, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Well, of course we took the opportunity to put one of our CD's in Garth's hands, and talk to him about ourselves a little bit. They're both super-nice people. After Garth & Trisha left, we finished our dinner and then spent the rest of the evening over at our old stomping ground, The Church Studio, chatting with Steve Ripley of the Tractors. Currently Steve is working on a new solo project, which is still untitled. Steve was gracious enough to play us a few tracks of his new music. All we can say is that we are anxiously awaiting the completion of this new disc. The tunes we heard were very pop influenced and were quite catchy. A couple of days ago we set up the drums in our new recording environment and did some mic-testing. The room we're recording in has a very unique and different sound than what we've had before, which is very inspiring. We hope to be hitting the record button in the next day or two. Listening to Ripley's recordings has helped stir up the excitement even more on our new record. A few weeks ago we went into Dave Lon's studio and put down some backing vocals for a song on his new record which will hopefully be out soon. It's an acoustic album titled Woodsongs. As always, thanks for checking out our website.
May 3, 2002
Greetings from AT World Headquarters! We're still playing numerous shows around our part of the country. In addition to that, our Odds & Ends CD's should be getting back to us soon. The release date is May 14. Then we'll be able to forward them on to those of you who have already ordered a copy. The new album is practically underway now. We know, we keep saying this. Well, buying the equipment that is needed has not been cheap. And, our company vehicle (the old van) was put in the shop this week for new brakes and rotors. And that won't be cheap either. This is why working musicians are always broke. Maintenance and job-related expenses eat our lunch. Which is often why musicians look as though they haven't eaten any lunch. Anyhow, thanks for stopping back by here now and again. We're trying to keep our updates timely for everyone interested. And yes we're excited that Spider-man (directed by Sam Raimi) is out in theaters today! We'd like to thank Michael Wyke for some wonderful photos that he took of our performance at the Majestic on April 6, 2002. These photos and the new photo on the Main page were all taken at that concert.
April 11th, 2002
Alright already, sadly we've had several e-mails wanting to know if the News post from April 1 was an April fool's joke or not. Well of course it was an April fool's joke. My, my, these kids today. Anyhow things are shaping up at the Admiral Twin recording studio. We've been fine-tuning our new songs a bit more. Truthfully, we have not sparked the ignition on the old tape recorder just yet. But whilst polishing up the arrangements for our new material we have been amassing more equipment from various parts of the galaxy to utilize on our new aural excursion. New mics, stands, cables, speakers, guitars and guitar toys, and a flux-capacitor. We're looking for a Westinghouse blender to add to the array of new gear as well. It's kind of a sophisticated device and is good for making banana daiquiris. We've also been rehearsing a few new cover songs for our club gigs. Oh yeah, Odds & Ends is being pressed as of this writing. So, just a few more weeks and copies should be shipping out to those who have ordered it. A Tulsa World photographer just shot a ton of photos at one of our recent shows, so it is possible that some new pictures will be coming to the website very soon. In the meantime...
April 1st, 2002
Well, recording began on our new CD last week. And what a week it was. What are the odds that in one week we would chance upon a few guest performances on our new CD by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson? Stop, we know what you're thinking, there's no chance of that. Well, as it happens we were invited to a big soiree at the home of some friends of ours (you know, the blonde ones that are known around the world) Anyhow, Paul and Jacko happened to be there trying out a new salsa recipe that one of the boys was working on. We talked a bit of shop whilst chomping down chips and dips and then one thing led to another and then suddenly everyone was gathered together with instruments and having a good time. Well, we caught the whole thing on tape. But, you'll just have to wait until the album comes out to hear the track, part of the agreement we made with our big name guest artists, was to not share anything on the Internet or otherwise until the release date, which has not been set yet. We think it might be exactly a year from today's date though. Oh, and will someone please stop the rumors that one of us is seeing Jennifer Aniston behind Brad Pitt's back. It simply is not true. He knows all about it. We told him at the party last week.
March 7th, 2002
"Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends..."*Many apologies for the dormancy of our website over the last few months. Life has an interesting way of keeping you busy even when it seems like you're not. During November and December (between playing concerts, and playing Empire Earth) we played a few instruments and recorded a Christmas EP that we sent out to our fan club (it's now available along with some other new stuff on our Merchandise page). The entire month of January was spent writing songs for our next album, which we are currently in pre-production for. The actual recording process will break ground sometime this month. Imminent is the release of Odds & Ends, a CD compilation of various demos, unreleased music and rarities from the AT vault, spanning the period from 1996-2000. Among all the concerts that we'll be playing in Tulsa and the region, we have sincere hopes of getting around the country a bit more after our new album is completed. In July, we'll be returning to the International Pop Overthrow in Los Angeles. In the meantime, please keep checking back for updates. For starters check out the pages that have been updated today! Main, News, Merchandise, & Concerts.
*excerpt from lyrics by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.
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