Dandy Warhols News and Rumors Archive - October 2003

October 18, 2003 - Slabtown Computer Problems
Just a note to say that I'm not sure when another update is coming. Two days ago, my computer died, and I am not sure exactly what the final damage is going to be. If my hard drives failed, I will have lost all the stuff about the band that I had, including over 400 songs, 1000+ photos and backups of everything on this site. Hopefully this isn't the case, but until I can get a chance to see what hapened to my system, no telling what is up with it.

This also means I can't check my mail, so if I haven't responded to you, that is why.

Hopefully I will have good news soon, but regardless, it won't be for a few days. And if I do need a new computer, I might not be back up to full speed for a few weeks, since I don't have the money for a new computer. Currently I'm updating from work and it is not a good long-term solution.

I blame Saddam. Or is it Syria this week? No, sorry. This week we're mad at Yemin.

October 14, 2003 - Plan A Single Report
A press release about the upcoming Plan A single was sent out:

The new single released November 24th 2003

Featuring a beautiful falsetto performance by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon on backing vocals), and typically hypnotic guitar line, 'Plan A' is simply spellbinding. 'Plan A' is the third single to be taken from The Dandy Warhols Top 20 album, 'Welcome To The Monkey House', and follows the hits 'We Used To Be Friends' and 'You Were The Last High'.

The press release was longer of course, but it wasn't anything significant.

October 13, 2003 - Show Report
Got a report either yesterday or the day before about the October 10th show in Finland. Just didn't get around to writing about it, since I hurt my foot and didn't spend much time on the computer.

First off, and most importantly, Brent played and seemed OK, so he only missed 1 or 2 shows (Not sure if he missed the second show, in Sweden). As mentioned by others before, but which I apparently forgot to mention, the band is only playing about a 30-35 minute opening set, which is kinda to be expected, really, considering Bowie is playing 3+ hours. The set list from the Oct 10th show (not expected to vary much from show to show through the tour):

1.not if you were last junkie on earth
4.plan A
5.the last high
6.bohemian like you
8.country leaver

Pretty standard fare, with the only notable missing song being We Used To Be Friends. But, as I said before, if I never hear that song again in any form by acoustic, I will be happy.

If anyone out there sees any of the other shows, whether with Bowie or not, let me know.

October 10, 2003 - No new news
Well, it's been quiet lately, with no real reports coming out from the Bowie shows except that they are playing 30-35 minutes. Still looking for more info.

And more importantly (though I am putting it second), no word on Brent or his condition that I've seen. I briefly scanned the official sites message board last night a bit, but saw nothing. Might be something there.

So, with the lack of news or important info, I'll add some useless stuff. I've been asked before about the name of the site and the sign it is named after... the answer to it is in the FAQ, so you can look there, but here is a quick answer:

The name comes from a sign outside a bar in Portland by where some of the band live (and probably like 6 or so blocks from the Odditorium). The actual reason for my using the name in relations to the Dandy Warhols though is because the band released 2 promos called "Tales From Slabtown" and Tales From Slabtown: Vol. 2". The cover of these two promos, along with the covers of the Get Off singles, contains a picture that contains the sign... it also contains Brents car, but I won't mention what one it is. The promos and singles all have a brown tint, which is also why the site has this butt-ugly color scheme going. Anyway though, here is another pic of the sign for you to enjoy...

History 101 is over. And no, these aren't all the details. Just a quick capsule.

October 7, 2003 -Brent Hospitalized
As I mentioned earlier today here, October 7th was the first show with the Warhols opening for Bowie, and it didn't start out good.

Brent DeBoer got sick and was hospitalized, which made him not be able to perform. The band apparently just played a set with no drummer at all. Pretty damn ballsy (and ovaryish) of them.

I've sent out some emails, hoping to get more info on his condition, and to see how this sickness/hospitalization will affect the rest of the bands tour.

October 7, 2003 - Oops
In the pictures from the Atlanta show this past tour, I credited them to "Melinda"... well today I got a horribly mean email that basically tore me a new asshole and declared me the anti-christ (or a member of a boy band... but is there a difference, really?). So, the actual credit goes to Malinda McCall. Screw Melinda, she hasn't done anything for me.

Good luck to the Warhols, as tonight is the first show opening for Bowie.

October 5, 2003 - Another Europe Show Added
I was going through the official sites concert listings, and at sometime, they slipped in another Warhols Non-Bowie show. This one is on October 30 in Vienna, Austria. Info on the Upcoming Concerts page.

October 3, 2003 - Download Warhols On Sirius Asked About Miami Vice
I had to put one part of the Sirius interview up for download, since it was just so damn funny. The host asks Courtney and Brent who they would be if they had been on Miami Vice - good guys or bad guys. It really gets funny when the band talks about Peter being on the set.

October 2, 2003 - Sirius Appearance Comments
The Sirius Satellite appearance just ended and if you didn't hear it yet, there is no need to go out of your way. In the hour-long interview/performance, nothing groundbreaking was mentioned (well, one small thing, but it was buried deep in the conversation and basically glossed over fast... and it is something I am not supposed to talk about right now.) and the Slimmer Twins played We used To Be Friends (great version of it), The Last Time, The Last High (not as good as the KCRW one) and Country Leaver. SO, good stuff, but nothing to go too far out of your way to listen to.

Due to space reasons on the site, I won't be uploading copies of the songs played. Sorry.

And, I don't think the show was actually "live," based on a couple references made during the broadcast by the announcer (he said The Reality Tour starts "next month," when it starts this month/this week, and he mentioned how the band would be in Texas later "this week" when it was last week they were there.).

October 2, 2003 - Next "Single"; Yellow Monkey House Vinyl; Satellite Radio appearance; Live Download
Since I've been busy with work, I haven't had time to talk to my "sources" lately to get anything special, so here are some things from the Official Site:

The next single in the U.K. is Plan A. The video for it was filmed this past week and is set to debut in Europe "within the next few weeks."... no other words about it at this time.

Something I apparently forgot to mention LONG ago was that there is going to be a special yellow edition of the Welcome To The Monkey House vinyl alubm. It will be distributed by Gammon Records. It looks to be released on November 4th (Gammons website used to say October 11th, but it has been changed in the past 2 or so days, apparently). The cost is $16 + shipping. If you buy from them, tell them that Slabtown sent you and... well, you will probably just confuse them. I've never heard of them before and never talked to 'em.

Courtney and Brent (god someone needs to separate those two) will be on Sirius satelilte radio tonight (October 2nd) at 5pm east coast time (2pm in Portland, 10pm London (I think) for those lazy folks)... If you don't have Sirius radio, not only are you smart, but you can still hear the interview on the official website. Go to http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Page&cid=1019257316800&si=5_1_1&p1=100. If you miss it, it will be broadcast 5 more times in the next day (8pm on Oct 2, 12am, 3am, 7am, 10am tomorrow/Friday/October 3rd, all times east coast). The problem with this is that from looking at the site, you can only listen to 20 minutes for free... unless I am reading the homepage wrong. Anyway, I'll try later to see if I can get it.

On the official site, there is a 16+ minute MP3 from the recent concert in Boulder. It includes a long version of Genius (12+ minutes) and fades awesomely into Solid. It is pretty good. Go to the official site and go into the sounds section.

I feel like I am forgetting one thing, but not sure what.