Monday, December 03, 2007

All kinds of cool stuff...

I love those photos of Adrian, Eric, and Julie. They were taken at the Quebec Summer Music Festival, July 11, 2007 by Yves Gagnon.

So a bunch of cool stuff happened recently as concerns the release of Side Four Live.

My absolute favorite, of course, would be a comment posted on my last blog entry as follows:

"festinagreg has left a new comment on your post "Art Appreciation Day on the Slick Blog...:

Side Four arrived today! I wasn't sure they could capture the power and intensity of the live show but it is so amazing. Your kids have taken Adrian to a new level."

Tell me that didn't make my day. I got the chills.

There's Adrian, autographing several CDs at Casa Belew, which, as you can see if you click on the photo and make it grow before your eyes, already contain Julie and Eric's signatures and which a bunch of lucky fans should be receiving as early Christmas presents this week. And hey, please also notice the amazing photo of the trio taken by Mark Colman which appears on the inner flap.

I don't remember if I posted this or not, but this month Julie will be interviewed by bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller for Bass Player Magazine.

Friday, we had a photo shoot at our house for a feature which will appear in the March/April issue of Philadelphia Style Magazine. Julie and Eric are being interviewed as "Vanguards" - Philadelphia celebrities - in connection with the release of their new CD and show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on March 12, 2008.

On Thursday, Gary was listening to WXPN and they were having their pledge drive. One of the premiums being offered for a large pledge was a scholarship at Rock School. Jim McGuinn, the program director for YRock at XPN mentioned that two of the rock school graduates had gone on to play with Adrian Belew and how excellent was that.

Gary works five minutes away from XPN's studios and decided to swing by with a copy of Side Four Live. Jim McGuinn freaked out and got on the radio and said "The coolest thing just happened. Gary Slick stopped by with the new Belew CD, and yeah, his daughter, Julie Slick is Adrian's bassist and son, Eric Slick, is his drummer, and they are the first two graduates of the Paul Green School of Rock Music to officially "make it"." Anyway, off the air, Jim and Gary had a chat and Jim was really psyched about the CD and said he would be in touch so fingers crossed you'll be hearing cuts from the CD on YRock on XPN sometime soon as well as some other possible cool stuff in connection with XPN...

Eric is doing a couple of shows this week with Crescent Moon - he'll be in Vermont on Thursday and New York on Friday - never a dull moment in that man's life...and Julie and I are busy planning our annual Christmas trip to New York...that always yields a hell of a good story. The best might have been last year when we stayed the Bates Motel and saw 10,000 Santas and a dildo menorah but then again, it is hard to beat Christmas, 2005 when I had a panic attack in Chinatown...check out the archives here for December 2005 and 2006 if you want a good laugh.

And hey ho, I see that mysterious, infamous author has posted the blurb I wrote for his/her new collection of short stories, which, by the way, I strongly urge you to order right here. Trust me on this. You will thank me later. Big time.

Finally, don't forget to check out the always changing eric slick dot com for Eric's most recent news, tour dates, and updated blog posts.



Kimberly M. said...

I hope one of the cool things on your NYC agenda is a stop for tea with "KDub" (that's my new gangsta name...) I found the coolest little tea spot down in the E. Vill that I know you'll dig mightily!

Aimeepalooza said...

Congrats to your awesome children. Hopefully the station plays the shit out of the CD!

Tickledrop said...

Sweet! Those pictures are amazing! Eric's is really awesome and the twinkle of light in Julie's eye shines right through!

Your NY trip sounds like a good idea. I should do another road trip with my kid somewhere, but in the meantime, I'll go check the mailbox for the incredible Side 4!

peanut and planet said...

I accidentally walked through Times Square on Sunday.

Remember to bring your magic Midwestern tourist zapping wand.

Tickledrop said...

Guess what I'm listening to?!!! I love everything about it. The note, the pics, the music - I love it all! And I couldn't help but notice that your name is listed inside too! What a thrill! Congratulations on the kids first, with many to come I'm sure. It's only just begun...

RobinSlick said...

Kim, more on the events of this coming Monday in a future blogpost and I cannot wait to see you again, KDub (ha!).

Aimee, alas radio is 90% owned by the vicious Nazi clear channel who prefer American Idol bullshit (do you believe they won't play Bruce's new CD because it's too political?) but I've been courting indie stations and NPR stations in a big way so yes, fingers crossed.

Rena, I love you.

Ha ha, Jess - I know what you mean. But truth to tell, those Christmas decorations everywhere take the sting off the tourists so I just concentrate on them instead, and do not walk anywhere near 7th Avenue as I value the few remaining good bones left in my body.

Tickledrop said...

I love you too Robin. <3