Archives 2003

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December 24, 2003

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everybody!

We are quite grateful for everyone who continues to stop by our website. The last year was fairly productive, but we're looking forward to upping the ante a bit in 2004. Mainly in that we hope to finally bring our notion of touring the US once again to it's fruition. We're still working on a tour for Australia as well. In and around that we have several recording projects in the works.

We were delighted to be joined onstage by our very own Brad Becker last Saturday at Arnie's here in Tulsa. We performed off-the-cuff renditions of "Down", "A Box Under His Bed" and the Pixies' classic "Where Is My Mind?" Brad is in town with his family for the holidays.

On our way back from a show we did in Kansas, we shot a video for "We Three Kings." It is track 2 off the new Christmas 2003 EP. Most of the footage was shot in the panhandle of Oklahoma. You can view a very Lo-Fi version of the video by clicking on the banner below. It may take a while to load, but you can just sit back and drink some eggnog while you're waiting. Unless you have a high-speed connection, in which case we are quite jealous. Cheers!

November 15, 2003

"..he come grooving up slowly."

Yeah, that's John on vacation in England last week. Yeah, that's "the" crosswalk at Abbey Road in London. Yeah, he was mesmerized and had to walk back and forth across it for an entire morning. Yeah, he was grateful that his girlfriend took pictures. Yeah, it was splendid.

   
                                                                              Photo by Hanna Ferguson

And in other news, as a result of some very enthusiastic reviews, "Better Than Nothing at All" will be the Pop/Rock Track of the Week for 7 days starting on Monday, the 17th of November, 2003 on GarageBand.com. The song will be featured on the home page, charts page, and elsewhere.

Oktober 24, 2003

Somehow, someway we managed to snag yet another Tulsa World Spot Music Award. This time it was for Best Local Album. Needless to say, we were very thrilled, and we would like to extend many thanks to anyone and everyone who cast their vote our way. The appreciation of fans and colleagues is something that you never get used to. We are always grateful that somebody listens to our music and cares.


                                             Photo by Zuri Louis

And now without further ado, our Best Local Album goes beyond national to international...

If you live in Australia, you can now contact the following radio stations and request any of the first three tracks off of Creatures of Bread & Wine, "That's All Right", "Dreamer", or "I'm Talking 'Bout Me."

Triple J, National
Nova, Sydney
Triple M, Sydney
2DAY FM, Sydney
FBi, Sydney
FM 104.7, Canberra
Triple M, Brisbane
B105, Brisbane
Triple M, Adelaide
SA FM, Adelaide
Triple M, Melbourne
Nova, Melbourne
3RRR, Melbourne
PBS FM, Melbourne

The new CD, Creatures of Bread & Wine is available in Australia in stores everywhere on October 27.

Distributed exclusively by Didgeridoo Records.
 

October 2, 2003

In the interest of fulfilling our plans for world domination that we've been bandying about for the last year or so, we are pleased to announce that Creatures of Bread & Wine is slated for release in Australia on October 27 by New Pop Revival Records in conjunction with Didgeridoo/Hot Records. That's right folks, AT is going global! The land down under will have our latest CD in record stores this very month.

Creatures of Bread & Wine

 But wait, that's not all. Soon to follow will be the release of our first single to radio stations in Australia as well. We will post details about that when they are finalized. And yes, there are more territories in the works, including a national release to record stores in the United States. But first we need to make our Australian campaign a success.
 


On another upbeat note, as of today the song "Better Than Nothing at All" (from our 2000 CD Mock Heroic) is sitting at #1 (out of 2,756 contenders) on the pop/rock charts at GarageBand.com. Be sure and and scroll down to the Pop/Rock chart.


September 3,
2003

Argh! We suppose you realize that there was no August update. It's the first time in a while that we've missed a month on the updates. We have personally reprimanded ourselves for this unfortunate occurrence and shall strive to avoid any such occurrence in the future. Now that being said. We are pleased to announce that we have fielded two nominations for the Tulsa World Spot Music Awards. This is our fifth nomination for Best Pop Artist and we believe it's our first nomination for Best Local Album. No matter, we'll also be performing at the Spotnix V award ceremony on October 11, 2003 at the Brady Theater here in Tulsa. You can find more information and cast your vote at the official Spotnix website.

It has been through the diligence of all our fans that we took home the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Best Pop Artist awards. We'd like to thank you all again for your continued support of our music.

Currently we are working with many folks in the industry to find new ways to promote Creatures of Bread & Wine. To everyone who has been writing from around the US about whether or not we'll be touring, the answer is yes, we're working on it. This business operates at the most violent, break-neck snail's pace you can imagine. However, without going into details, suffice it to say that we're doing everything we can. That's it for today's news. Y'all come back now. Ya hear?!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2003


                                                                   Photos by Zuri Louis

 

"IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY!"

Or rather it was a beautiful night. No, you're eyes do not deceive you. Those are indeed two very special guests in the photographs. We were joined onstage on Saturday, June 21 at Arnie's in Tulsa for a few wonderful songs including With Or Without You, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In The Name Of Love), and Gloria, among others. We had a fantastic time with our guest vocalist Daniel "Danno" Burrow (Bono) and drummer Dave Ambrose (Larry Mullen Jr.). Danno even played drums on a song by Electric Light Orchestra. Both of them are from the greatest U2 tribute band in existence, who just happened to be in Tulsa that weekend to play a show. We attended their performance, and they were kind enough to join ours. As die-hard U2 fans, it is with all confidence that we urge you to check them out if they come to your town. They're called Elevation, and they're from St. Louis, Missouri.
 

On June 23 we celebrated Mark's birthday at Bell's Amusement Park. Mark and our dear friend Michael Soucek got a little rambunctious so they had to take a "time out." Shame, shame, shame!

 
                                              
Photo by April B. Russell                                                                    Photo by Zuri Louis

So you're wondering whatever happened to the "big news" we started gossiping about almost a year ago? Well, the music biz is a kind of anomaly whereby it's both fast-paced and snail-paced all at the same time. Be that as it may, things are still progressing. Among these things is still the potential for something happening more global for us. It's still just to early to divulge too much. But suffice it to say, we're working very hard on it. Other than that, it's the business of playing concerts and club dates as usual. That and researching more ways to market our new CD. Until next time... chow!

 

June 21, 2003

Last Monday night we did an interview and previewed our new CD on Rogers State University radio 91.3 in Claremore, Oklahoma. Many thanks to the wonderful DJ, Mr. Charlie Seven. He entertained us with his great humor, great questions, and a couple of Elvis Presley impersonations. We all goofed off and had a really good time. Thanks also to Anita Faragher and Zuri Louis for helping to chronicle the moment. And thanks to everyone who called in.

     
                                                                            Photo by Zuri Louis

 

June 1, 2003

     
                                                                                                                           Photos by Zuri Louis

Mayfest was a lot of fun. We actually didn't know what to expect. We arrived prepared to play about 40 minutes and then were told that we had about an hour and half to fill up. So we played many songs off the new CD (Mayfest was our debut for the new CD), and we played many songs off of our previous CD's. And, we played a few fun cover songs. We have a lot of irons in the fire at the moment, as soon as some things pan out we'll be making an update on the news page. Hopefully soon. We have developed a new e-card to promote the new CD. You can download it here. Please be sure to share it with anyone and everyone you can possibly think of. And thanks to everyone who as purchased a copy of our new CD and to everyone who has sent us positive feedback. Until next time... cheers!

 

May 1, 2003

There is a brand new t-shirt available for pre-order on the merchandise page. It features one of the new images from the Creatures of Bread & Wine CD artwork. These shirts will be shipped on or after May 15.

 

April 20, 2003


  
    TRACK LIST:
    1.That's All Right
    2.Dreamer
    3.I'm Talking 'bout Me
    4.You Get What You Pay For
    5.Misunderstood
    6.On & On
    7.The Fools' Brigade
    8.Wait For The Bang
    9.Stay The Course
    10.High Away
    11.Already Gone
    12.How Long?

CREATURES OF BREAD & WINE
The brand new 12-track collection, produced by Admiral Twin and mastered by Joe Gastwirt (who also mastered Mock Heroic) is set for release on or after May 13, 2003.


Pre-orders are now being accepted on the MERCHANDISE page.
 

In case you haven't noticed, things look different. The MAIN, NEWS, CONCERTS, & MERCHANDISE pages have all been overhauled. The new maintenance on the website will be a lengthy process. So in the interim, some pages will still have the old look, some will have a similar look with new colors, and some will look quite different. Think of it like when you drive down the highway and construction is going on everywhere, except hopefully our construction won't take as long as most city construction. So keep checking back as various pages will be updated frequently for a while.

 

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)March 22, 2003

We hate to begin this post with some bad news, but such is life. Due to circumstances beyond our control, our appearance at the Chicago International Pop Overthrow on April 22 has been canceled. Many apologies to anyone who as already made arrangements to see us there. We do hope to schedule an appearance in that part of the country again sometime in the future. In other news all principal recording for our new CD is finished. We have but a few small parts to record and then to finish the task of mixing. Things are going well, just a bit sluggish. We never fully recovered from the downtime we endured to work on our EPK, and every week someone in the band has either been sick or had a sore throat. We don't like winter particularly. Enough complaining though. We're glad to be getting on with things. The songs have reached that point where you can start really seeing what the album is going to be like. And early reports from our friends and colleagues that have heard the album have been great. Of course we're really looking forward to getting this thing out and working on the next one. New songs are already piling up! Check back soon. Same Bat-time! Same Bat-channel!
 

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)February 24, 2003

Countdown...

...the new record is coming soon. Final touches are being made. It rocks. It rolls. It's coming to you. Meanwhile, take note if you live in the midwest. We will be playing in Chicago, Illinois for the International Pop Overthrow on April 22 at the Abbey Pub. If you haven't travelled out for an Admiral Twin show in a while, this will be one not to miss! In answer to some of your e-mails, yes we will be making the new Admiral Twin EPK as well as our previous EPK available for purchase sometime in the future. And, the previously announced 1998 Tour video and other projects are still in the works as well. We just have too many irons in the fire at the moment. But they will be happening. New Admiral Twin logo merchandise is in the works as well. As always, thank you for returning to the official Admiral Twin website for updates on what we're up to. Check back soon!

 

smplstar.gif (1092 bytes)January 27, 2003

        
                                             
From the "I'm Talking 'bout Me" video       
Greetings from our world to yours. Once again we had something soak up some of the time that we should be utilizing to finish our new record. However, some good things came of it. In the last few weeks we produced three promotional music videos for songs off the new record and a new EPK (electronic press kit). Then we produced a new CD-ROM of all the aforementioned material. This was a much needed device in our current plans for world domination, or at least promoting ourselves to some degree around the industry. Our faithful friend Ashley Greyson shot all the performance footage and the ever so patient April B. Russell shot all the interview footage. Although we pulled it all together at break-neck speed, a splendid time was had by all. By the way, we would like to direct your attention to the Vince Gibbs website. Vince is the Prince impersonator and fellow Tulsa musician who recently jumped up onstage with us and belted out several Prince songs and a song by Wild Cherry. We all had a great time playing together and hope to jam again sometime. The new album is looking like a Spring release at this point, but it will be well worth the wait. And yes, there is still potentially big news churning...

 

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