the latest and greatest from bedheadville:
holy shite. so many things have changed.
first off, a moment of silence to mourn the exodus of our beloved
brethren – mr. ed williams and mr. owen willingham. ed had
to move to chicago when his wife was transferred there. his smiley
face and stupid-funky beats will be sorely missed. owen moved back
to his roots to lead a more conventional family life. the departure
of his talents leaves a hole we're not even trying to fill.
that said, we are spankingly happy with what
we've got goin'. after many months of searching, we've discovered
a smashing new drummer, the venerable mr. wes billman. his jazz-ish
yet punk-ish approach contributes to the slight re-shaping of our
new sound – a little more raw, a little more fresh, a little
more bigger, a little more bad-er. we couldn't be more excited.
you'll have to come out to a show to expreience bedhead blonde as
a rippin' four-piece for yourself
greetings friends, enemies and those somewhere in between. as you
may have noticed, our web site is different. yes, it's gotten a
face lift. it was old and saggy before, now, with a couple nips
and tucks, voila! it's beautiful! so young! so vibrant! and we're
not done yet. it'll get a complete makeover in the next couple months.
so that's the obvious news. the not so obvious things include:
new songs. we've gone into the studio and
rocked out some groovin' new tunes. you can download them for free
in music. or come out to a show
and ask for one. we're pretty dang happy with them. but it's only
the beginning. we're fininshing up work on material for our second
album, to begin recording in earnest by july. keep your ears peeled
for that one. of course, i'll be pestering you with emails when
it's finished. if you haven't signed up for our email list, you
can do so by sending me an email
that says "sign me up" in the subject line. c'mon, it's
fun! all the kids are doing it.
they're yours for free! just email your address and i'll drop a
few in the mail for ya. but you have to promise to stick them everywhere
you can find a blank piece of space. [this policy of sending out
free stickers is available only for a limited time, so better take
advantage now!] or you can get some for free at the next show.
speaking of shows.
we just finished the pb block party and it was killer. positively
smashing. there should be some photos
posted in the next week or so, just in case you missed it.
that's all from here. hope your day is going
swimmingly. thanks for joining us, take a spin around the site and
be sure to come back real soon now, ya hear?
yeah. not so much going on. no real new news.
NOT! okay. first things first. on second thought,
let's go with last things first. we've got plenty o' shows coming
up. we're back to blind melons for the first time in over a year.
after playing our first and second shows ever at cannibal bar in
january, we're back at least once in march, maybe twice. and we're
already booked for the surfrider benefit and block party in early
as for new material, well, we've got it coming
out the wazzoo! but it sounds much better than you'd expect for
coming out the wazzoo. we'll be debuting at least one new song at
the blind melons show. maybe two. and we'll be heading into the
studio shortly to begin tracking our next album. after many many
hours of brainstorming, debate, and consumption, we decided on the
tentative title, "2" (catchy, huh? erik came up with it.)
lastly, or is it firstly? did you know that,
other than the word "not" in the subheading above, there
is only one other capital letter in this whole website? do you know
where it is? do you give a rat's ass?
okay. that's all for this time. take care.
and may the parking gods always shine down favorably upon you.
oh so much to share.
first things first, you may have noticed an
smiley new face behind the drums. that's ed. and he is butter, baby,
butter – the smoothest grooves around. if you haven't heard
him yet, get on out and see a show. also on the personnel front,
mr. owen willingham is back full time with bedhead blonde. it's
official. he is the man with the plan for the keys on a stand. with
our line-up set and happy, we're gonna be hittin' as many venues
as we can – assuming they pay us ridiculously well and give
us bottomless mugs of free beer. j/k.seriously though, we just came
off two killer shows at the belly up, one of the finest venues in
so cal. we'll be lighting it up there in early november too. so
keep your eyes and ears peeled for that one.
we're finishing up the preliminary work on
our second album. nearly all the material is written, we should
be heading into the studio soon with a release date probably sometime
early spring. at the risk of sounding something other than humble,
this album is gonna kick some serious assssssss. can't wait to share
it with you.
that's all for now. it won't be so long between
updates from now on. i promise.
bad news bhb fans: the end is near. irreconcilable difference is
leading to the parting of ways for dave and john. which means that
the band bedhead blonde, as the world knows it will cease to exist.
but the bedhead spirit lives on. and all members of the band will
continue to create music, just not together. john's next project
is a psuedo-funk/pop/electroni-rock project called flunkt. dave
has been offered the lead tenor slot in the world-famous torrance
community choir, with whom he will tour the bible belt. erik is
finally starting that bob marley cover band he always wanted to.
doogie is putting music on hold while he focuses all of his energy
on his hair -- he was offered an obscene amount of money to allow
his wooly mane to be cut and made into a wig. he just needs to grow
it out another 2 1/4 inches before they get the chainsaw and hack
it off. the official date of the band's breakup is today, 4.1.2002.
in other words, april first, or april fools day! ha!
in all seriousness, we have had a changing
of personnel. chad brianza is no longer bangin' the skins for bhb
-- we go through more drummers that spinal tap! alas, we've found
a new rhythmic friend, gus thrasher. you'll find him playing bongos
primarily with the acoustic set for now, but who knows where he'll
end up. in the meantime, we've enlisted the help of a familiar,
vertically challenged chilean with mad skills to keep the beat for
us. gino salerno played the winston's show as well as the last blind
melons engagement. look for him tearing it up at the next few shows,
if you can see him over the drums.
that's all for now.
happy new year! we're looking forward to gettin' it on in 2k2. mo
betta shows. mo betta tunes.
mark feb. 13 on your calendar. the bhb tour
bus will be venturing over to ocean beach for a very special st.
valentine's eve show at winstons. it'll be our first show at this
killer venue. don't miss it.
and if you haven't seen bhb stripped down
and acoustic, there's really only one valid excuse: you're a rabid
buffy the vampire slayer fan. if so, set yo vcr and get yo
ass to big bertha's to check it out. dave, john and owen tearin'
it up every tuesday in january and february. yes, owen is still
around and ticklin' the ivories (or plastics) on his keyboard. owen
soured on the idea of rhode island when he discovered it doesn't
really foster the fastlane lifestyle that he's accustomed to.
we'll even be debuting some new songs at bertha's
in the coming weeks. so, c'mon out.
after drawing zero label interest thus far, we looked at the entire
bedhead blonde package and realized our problem: we're not tall
enough. so, we found replacements for both gino and owen simply
because they were bringing us down, literally. in all seriousness,
well, in as much seriousness as allowed here, creative differences
led to a parting of ways with mr. salerno. and owen, aka big o,
is moving his family to the east coast -- rhode island, to be specific.
but you'll still see him popping up at a show or two before he ships
so we decided to bring a little bit of the
east coast to bhb in one of their replacements, mr. chad brianza.
hailing from new york, he brings street savvy along with a thick
accent and some stellar beats, giving the rhythm section a whole
new swagger. you gotta problem wit dat?
and over on keys, we now have mr. dave "doogie"
faulkner. though he didn't add to our average height, he did increase
our average hair length by about a foot.
more details about these two sketchy kids
will be added to the bio section
regarding upcoming shows, keep
checking back. we'll be playing more and more as long as people
while on a debauchery tour down in puerto vallarta, john did a live
phone interview with the star 100.7 jeff & jer showgram. he
discussed one of the many theories behind the origins of the bhb
name with the morning crew and specifically laura cain. <click
to listen to an mp3 of the segment
or read the "official" press