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Recording Update

Holy smokes.

Where to begin? We are in Austin recording our full-length album with Dave Percefull and oh the stories to tell. Dave fucking rules; the sessions are going incredibly smooth and we are ahead of schedule. The songs are sounding amazing. This is going to be a helluva record! Dave can take a band of drunk chimps and make a killer record . . . oh wait . . .

Yellow DOG Studios is located in the West Hills of Austin. Lots of trees and wild life surround us. I feel like I'm in rehab. I'll wake up and shuffle around a bit. Do some recording, then shuffle around some more until King of the Hill comes on. I guess Mike Judge lives around here somewhere. The weather has been beautiful and we've had some time outdoors.

Dave Percefull has also done lots of work with David Cook. It was a little bizarre being out here in yellow DOG Studios recording our sessions and then taking a break to watch David Cook win American Idol. David Cook rules and he's gonna do huge things.

We've been taking some video and pics of the entire experience and will be posting them here on the ol' myspachay page very soon. I've been eating nothing but veggie corndogs and room temp water. Don't get me wrong . . . the veggie corn dogs F N rules, but they get old after about the 4th box. They also have some nice carrots and beer down here. The local grocery store is called H.E.B., but the best place to get a breakfast taco is at Grandpa's down here on the corner of 71W and Bee Creek Road. Grandpa rocks asses with his tacos. He does things with the breakfast taco that modern taco-makers only theorize about in text books.

We partied on Saturday and I was scared to death. Lots of the dudes down in the party scene are 9ft tall and can outdrink me 10:1. The girls were checking us out, but our rock-aura was too intense to handle so they didn't speak to us much. Our rock-aura . . . I'm sure that was it.

I about died too. In the shower. No, I didn't trip over myself. I was attacked by a scorpion. I have a theory that scorpions are alien visitors from the moons of Jupiter. Little tiny robots sent to spy on our civilization and beam back messages to their home moon. They have claws and stingers to protect their data. If you could crack their quantum computing code, you'd find eons of video and stats on the human race. Well this week they captured a grown man screaming like a baby that just spilled scalding coffee in its diaper. It wasn't pretty. I had body parts flailing everywhere and it just sat there . . . and stared at me . . . collecting data and beaming it up to space. I bet those fuckers are still laughing. Laugh it up. Laugh it up moon men.

Watch the stinger, Hugs and kisses, Calvin

Recording Update

Holy smokes.

Where to begin? We are in Austin recording our full-length album with Dave Percefull and oh the stories to tell. Dave fucking rules; the sessions are going incredibly smooth and we are ahead of schedule. The songs are sounding amazing. This is going to be a helluva record! Dave can take a band of drunk chimps and make a killer record . . . oh wait . . .

Yellow DOG Studios is located in the West Hills of Austin. Lots of trees and wild life surround us. I feel like I'm in rehab. I'll wake up and shuffle around a bit. Do some recording, then shuffle around some more until King of the Hill comes on. I guess Mike Judge lives around here somewhere. The weather has been beautiful and we've had some time outdoors.

Dave Percefull has also done lots of work with David Cook. It was a little bizarre being out here in yellow DOG Studios recording our sessions and then taking a break to watch David Cook win American Idol. David Cook rules and he's gonna do huge things.

We've been taking some video and pics of the entire experience and will be posting them here on the ol' myspachay page very soon. I've been eating nothing but veggie corndogs and room temp water. Don't get me wrong . . . the veggie corn dogs F N rules, but they get old after about the 4th box. They also have some nice carrots and beer down here. The local grocery store is called H.E.B., but the best place to get a breakfast taco is at Grandpa's down here on the corner of 71W and Bee Creek Road. Grandpa rocks asses with his tacos. He does things with the breakfast taco that modern taco-makers only theorize about in text books.

We partied on Saturday and I was scared to death. Lots of the dudes down in the party scene are 9ft tall and can outdrink me 10:1. The girls were checking us out, but our rock-aura was too intense to handle so they didn't speak to us much. Our rock-aura . . . I'm sure that was it.

I about died too. In the shower. No, I didn't trip over myself. I was attacked by a scorpion. I have a theory that scorpions are alien visitors from the moons of Jupiter. Little tiny robots sent to spy on our civilization and beam back messages to their home moon. They have claws and stingers to protect their data. If you could crack their quantum computing code, you'd find eons of video and stats on the human race. Well this week they captured a grown man screaming like a baby that just spilled scalding coffee in its diaper. It wasn't pretty. I had body parts flailing everywhere and it just sat there . . . and stared at me . . . collecting data and beaming it up to space. I bet those fuckers are still laughing. Laugh it up. Laugh it up moon men.

Watch the stinger, Hugs and kisses, Calvin

Recording Update

Holy smokes.

Where to begin? We are in Austin recording our full-length album with Dave Percefull and oh the stories to tell. Dave fucking rules; the sessions are going incredibly smooth and we are ahead of schedule. The songs are sounding amazing. This is going to be a helluva record! Dave can take a band of drunk chimps and make a killer record . . . oh wait . . .

Yellow DOG Studios is located in the West Hills of Austin. Lots of trees and wild life surround us. I feel like I'm in rehab. I'll wake up and shuffle around a bit. Do some recording, then shuffle around some more until King of the Hill comes on. I guess Mike Judge lives around here somewhere. The weather has been beautiful and we've had some time outdoors.

Dave Percefull has also done lots of work with David Cook. It was a little bizarre being out here in yellow DOG Studios recording our sessions and then taking a break to watch David Cook win American Idol. David Cook rules and he's gonna do huge things.

We've been taking some video and pics of the entire experience and will be posting them here on the ol' myspachay page very soon. I've been eating nothing but veggie corndogs and room temp water. Don't get me wrong . . . the veggie corn dogs F N rules, but they get old after about the 4th box. They also have some nice carrots and beer down here. The local grocery store is called H.E.B., but the best place to get a breakfast taco is at Grandpa's down here on the corner of 71W and Bee Creek Road. Grandpa rocks asses with his tacos. He does things with the breakfast taco that modern taco-makers only theorize about in text books.

We partied on Saturday and I was scared to death. Lots of the dudes down in the party scene are 9ft tall and can outdrink me 10:1. The girls were checking us out, but our rock-aura was too intense to handle so they didn't speak to us much. Our rock-aura . . . I'm sure that was it.

I about died too. In the shower. No, I didn't trip over myself. I was attacked by a scorpion. I have a theory that scorpions are alien visitors from the moons of Jupiter. Little tiny robots sent to spy on our civilization and beam back messages to their home moon. They have claws and stingers to protect their data. If you could crack their quantum computing code, you'd find eons of video and stats on the human race. Well this week they captured a grown man screaming like a baby that just spilled scalding coffee in its diaper. It wasn't pretty. I had body parts flailing everywhere and it just sat there . . . and stared at me . . . collecting data and beaming it up to space. I bet those fuckers are still laughing. Laugh it up. Laugh it up moon men.

Watch the stinger, Hugs and kisses, Calvin

Halloween Giveaway Promotion - Win Prizes

Howdy ghosts and goblins,

When you sign up for Calvin Yordy's e-mail list during the promotion period, you will automatically be entered in our Halloween Giveaway Promotion!

PRIZES: There will be one (1) Calvin Yordy Grand Prize Box consisting of one (1) signed copy of Calvin Yordy's new EP LOST IN THE DIRAC SEA (PART 1), one (1) t-shirt, one (1) signed poster, one (1) guitar pick and one (1) sticker.

There will be five (5) first prizes consisting of one (1) signed copy of Calvin Yordy's new EP LOST IN THE DIRAC SEA (PART 1), one (1) guitar pick and one (1) sticker.

There will be ten (10) second prizes consisting of one (1) guitar pick and one (1) sticker.

The promotion begins Monday, September 17th at 12:00AM CST and ends Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:59PM CST.

SIGN UP AT WWW.CALVINYORDY.COM

Rules: - Gotta be a U.S. resident, 13+ - Drawing will be random on or about November 1st, 2007. - Odds of winning depend on number of entries. - Winners will be notified by e-mail (if you don't respond in 30 days, you forfeit the prize). - You will not be notified if you are not a winner. - By entering, you agree that Calvin Yordy will be able to send you e-mails once in a while. - Winners are liable for any and all taxes. - You warrant that Calvin Yordy shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from participation - we're just trying to give away some cool stuff.

Sign up at WWW.CALVINYORDY.COM

Lost in the Dirac Sea - almost finished

Hi weirdos,

We just finished up the main tracking for Lost in the Dirac Sea (PART 1). Recording was a hoot. Everyone worked really hard to make the EP the best it can be. A big hand to all. We also went on a few ghost hunting missions and watched lots of hilarious crotch-kicking videos on the youtube. If you get a chance, go to youtube and type in 'maze scare' . . . lots of great stuff there too. Or anything 'gone wrong' is also a safe bet.

The EP was recorded and mixed by Nick Day at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora, KS. We just sent the final mix to Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering in Omaha, NE. We're going to have the master in our sweet, sweet, little hands in a few weeks.

Sequence: 1. Fossil Jaw 2. Boojum 3. Gravity of You 4. Out of the Fields 5. Blood and Roses

Can't wait to share it. CDs will be available at our live shows and also on our merch store at www.downtownrivals.com/store/calvinyordy. On iTunes/Rhapsody/Napster in a couple of months . . .

Hugs, Calvin Yordy

Calvin Yordy - studio AUG/SEP

Yo rock slobs,

Calvin Yordy will be recording some tunage for you very soon. There will be music posted by the middle of September.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS suckabustas.

In the meantime, you should buy some merch at our new merch store: www.downtownrivals.com/store/calvinyordy

Thank you. That is all.

Yours truly, Calvin Yordy.

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