Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It's All About Me™ Week continues. I'm an old punk!
So yesterday, I was looking at the Sitemeter page for this blog, minding my own bidness, when I see that someone got here from a link I didn't know about at Old Punks Web Zine, a website devoted to the music of the late 70's and early 80's. At the very bottom of the front page right now, though that could easily change, there's an MP3 of Let's Start a Rumour, a song Padre Mickey and I recorded together about 26 years ago. I got in contact with the guy who runs the blog, and he was very happy I had no intention of suing him, which I don't, of course. If more people hear and like The Wonders of Science, this is perfectly jake with me, and I think I can speak for the Padre as well, because this week, of course, It's All About Me™.
The song on the website is from the first EP we recorded before we added more band members to make it possible to go on stage. A lot of people can say accurately that they were in The Wonders of Science, but for any Wonders of Science reunion, it has to include Padre Mickey and me or it doesn't count. The most famous ex-Wonder, who is not pictured here, is our drummer after Nathan Lindsay. Lex van den Berghe, who we called Lexi back in the day, got famous not through music, but because he finished third on Survivor in one of the early seasons. I'd gladly tell you more Lexi stories, but this week, It's All About Me™.
So, just to be clear, The Wonders of Science was a collaborative effort. On Let's Start a Rumour, I wrote the song, I sang lead vocals and I paid for the recording session because I was the bachelor with disposable income and the Padre was a father of two living on a budget. Why do I bring this up? Because this week... oh, I think you get the point.
WARNING: There may be spyware called Zinaps attached to the mp3 file. Use your anti-spyware protection software after downloading the tune.