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									Psycho Depot Issue 328 Sept 12, 2002 Current # of subscribers: 195 (daily and digest) Subjects in this issue: Bluebirds CD review Dinosaur Love Rock the way it used to be 2002 Fall Arts Preview: Bears! JAN 1984 gravebearsflammables Bucket psychodots Turkey day gig Bears Dayton show ++ psychodots ++ Date: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:15 PM From: Artichoke6@aol.com Subject: Bluebirds CD review Cincinnati Enquirer Friday, September 6, 2002 Weekend Magazine disc 'n' dat Review by Larry Nager Bluebirds 'Laughing' New album soars and swoops, but sound jumps around The Bluebirds Laughing boy No label; rated 3 stars (Good) $15.98 CD Remember the Bluebirds, the funky, soulful blues band led by singer/guitarist Marcos Sastre? That's one of the incarnations of the group you'll hear on the band's new album, its first studio disc since 1995's Argentina. But there are several other 'birds of a different feather on the 12 songs here, on what is one of the most schizoid discs from the local scene in a long time. Laughing Boy often sounds like a compilation. The set opens on familiar ground with the brooding, bluesy swagger of the apocalyptic "Tear It All Down." But Mr. Sastre's husky vocals and the band's James Brown-inflected

horn section has its way, the song's co-writer, Chris Arduser, takes it a whole other place, with an acoustic bridge filled with high, pop harmonies. The topical theme continues in keyboardist Charlie Fletcher's "The World Must Change," with its images of killings in school and environmental destruction. Musically it has a pop-Americana feel, all twangy guitars and sweet harmonies. Then back to Mr. Sastre's bluesy funk on "Land of the Free." Substitute Mr. Arduser's voice for Mr. Sastre's and "I'm Learning," with its folky, driving beat, could be a song by the Graveblankets. Mr. Fletcher's "My Heart, My Soul" takes things even further out. It's an '80s power ballad a la Journey, complete with strings by Paul Patterson and Mr. Fletcher's high, clear voice. And so it goes, as the two lead singers volley back and forth - Mr. Sastre with his bluesy songs (albeit with Mr. Arduser's folk-pop flavorings), Mr. Fletcher (who is reportedly leaving the band) with his pop sensibility. The latter's "Bump and Grind" finds common ground, a perfect blend of pop and R&B that sounds like a down-home Steely Dan, but with more soulful vocals and some great slide guitar. Mr. Fletcher's "Tool Man" adds yet another style, with its playfully risque bluegrass/country rock. "Love Me Like Before" swings the disc back to the Bluebirds' funk/blues and gospel vocal backup. Mr. Fletcher has the last word with "Lalanya" his Stones-styled strut (with a pop bridge). The coda adds yet another sound to the CD, as bassist Don Aren's instrumental, "Rasta Cheviot," springs dreamy jazz from the rhythm guitar riff of Ry Cooder's "I Think It's Going to Work Out Fine." Everything on Laughing Boy is done well, but the sum of all those parts lacks focus. The CD sounds like several good bands instead of one great one. ++ psychodots ++ Date: Friday, September 06, 2002 7:27 PM From: Kope@worlddominationom Subject: Dinosaur Love I picked Dinosaur Love up at Everybody's Records. I really enjoy it, especially when a little Fetters riff sneaks in. It's a fun ep, worth buying.

Kope ++ psychodots ++ Date: Friday, September 06, 2002 8:15 PM From: Artichoke6@aol.com Subject: Rock the way it used to be Cincinnati Enquirer Friday, September 6, 2002 Weekend Magazine (below is an excerpt, to read the entire column titled "Cavern opens on Main" go to: http://cincinnati.com/freetime/090602_nightbeat.html) Rock the way it used to be by Larry Nager Sunday, it.s an all-star, old-school rock show at Top Cat.s (2820 Vine St., Corryville; 281-2005). The music starts at 7 p.m. with a solo set by Ricky Nye. At 7:40, it.s an acoustic psychodots show featuring three of the Tristate.s most prolific pop-rockers . Rob Fetters, Bob Nyswonger and Chris Arduser. At 8:30, Goshorn Brothers Band featuring Bam Powell and Rick Marksberry. At 9:35, it.s Tickled Pink, formerly Curley, another all-star ensemble, this one featuring Mr. Powell, Mr. Nyswonger and guitar ace Scott Covrett. At 10:45, David Rhodes Brown leads his Hollowbodies to close the show. All the guys have known one another forever, so the night should be a real party (and hopefully, include some jamming). It.s all for a good cause, a benefit for longtime Tristate bartender Kevin Walker, recently injured in an apartment fire. The show was organized by veteran live-sound engineer Shawn Marsh, who will make sure it sounds good. Admission by donation ($10 suggested). ++ psychodots ++ Date: Sunday, September 08, 2002 8:34 AM From: Artichoke6@aol.com

Subject: 2002 Fall Arts Preview: Bears! Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday, September 8, 2002 Tempo Section 2002 Fall Arts Preview (categories ranged from Television and Theater to Pop Music) #6 Pop Music Biggest and best acts stop here this fall, by Larry Nager For the entire column go to: http://cincinnati.com/freetime/fallarts02/090802_fallarts_popmusic.html 17. The Bears featuring Adrian Belew, 9 p.m., Nov. 5, Southgate House. (859) 431-2201. State of the art pop-rock that goes beyond the usual threechord cliches, played with heart and soul by four longtime friends who just happen to be brilliant songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. (the paper also included a Bears photo from the 80s) Mary ++ psychodots ++ Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:38 PM From: whostheguyinthehat@hotmail.com Subject: JAN 1984 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was Jan. 1984. I finally updated the Blue Monday page. See a bunch of pictures from Blue Monday#2, and hear an audio clip from that show at: http://whostheguyinthehat.tripod.com/blue.htm This show was made shortly after the Raisins did their Fear video. Hope you enjoy them. -George++ psychodots ++ Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 1:57 PM From: lastbiscuit@hotmail.com Subject: gravebearsflammables

Howdy to All; Here's your ninety-second update on Graveblankets-related activity: In conjunction with a new live album, a series of Bears dates will get underway in the Eastern US in just over a week or so; find out more about the album and tour at www.thebearsmusic.com. Bob Nyswonger's new trio, Tickled Pink, features ex-Raisins pal Rick Powell on drums and Scott Covrett on scary guitar. And George and Tom Huesman continue to rock all but the most feeble in Pike 27. And, on the George (that's me) front, two exciting developments: The formation of an as-yet-unnamed quartet in the tradition of the Hot Club of Paris, featuring Blankets' violinist Karen Addie, the ever-present George on guitar, the excruciatingly multi-talented Brian Lovley on guitar, and bassist extrordinaire Don Aren. Look for our debut at Tinks, just off Ludlow in Clifton, on September 30. A courageous Flammables Friday the 13th Show, York Street Cafe in Newport, 9pm-ish. You probably know that the Flammables are George C on guitars, John Schmidt on bass, and Brian lovley (there's that name again!) on percussion. We're opening for the always-thrilling Chris Collier and her Band, and yes, that's This Friday. Thanks for your continued interest and support, and look for new Blanket product in the not-too-distant future. For Bob, Chris, and Blankettsia, Stumblingham ++ psychodots ++ Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 9:01 PM From: <Ohmybucket@aol.com> Subject: Bucket > Bucket > Sat., Sept. 14th > @ Shady O' Grady's

> (Loveland, Oh.) ++ psychodots ++ Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 7:25 PM From: burroway@graveblankets.com Subject: psychodots Turkey day gig I noticed a psychodots gig listed for Friday November 29, 2002 on the Southgate House website: http://www.southgatehouse.com/static/home.html Is it too early to start lining up?? --jeff! ++ psychodots ++ Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 7:53 PM From: burroway@graveblankets.com Subject: Bears Dayton show ..on Thursday 9/19 is a smoke free event... ++ psychodots ++ End of Psycho Depot 328 Sep 12, 2002

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