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12 Poppermost News Dec 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - The Gift of Giving
3: Poppertales - Wrapped in Romance
4: Alex Pops Off - He Got It via J.C.
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Ho! Ho! Ho!  Welcome to the M.C. & H.N.Y. edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  Last month was the season to give thanks, but with today being 'twas-the-night-before, 'tis the season to give, period.  This issue is about what we'd like to give to you.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site http://www.poppermost.com/ for some history, pictures, music, and more.

Popperstuff
We're giving away free CDs -- the only way you'll be able to see what that's all about is to come see us perform.  Not so hard, huh?  If you're reading this, then you already know you like our music or you wouldn't have signed up in the first place.  So bring your party and come join us (and dance the night away) this weekend at Club 50 (formerly Legends Lounge) located at the southeast corner of Lamb & Washington, 865 N Lamb, here in Las Vegas NV and we'll be there Friday & Saturday, December 27 & 28 from 8pm to midnight.  21 and over only.  No cover.  702-437-9674.

If you've checked out the web site recently, you'll have noticed a major change in the picture on the front page.  When you come out to see Poppermost at Club 50 this weekend, you'll see the change when we give you our new drummer, Phil Kaz.  Seems like every time we tell you guys about a new addition to the Poppermost family, something happens and we're back to duo.  So we figure somebody out there in Popperfanland is jinxing us.  STOP IT!!  STOP JINXING US RIGHT NOW!!  Whoever you are.  We want to keep this one, please!

Alex will be performing solo at the Iowa Cafe (300 E Charleston #101, 366-1882) on January 3, 2003.  The fun starts about 7:30 pm with lots of other local artists added to the mix throughout the evening.

We missed being able to tell many of you about performing at Acoustic Asylum in the Palapa Lounge at the PALMS last week where they shot a great VH1-style video of the performance (intense lighting, smoke, the works).  The problem with only doing a major mailing once a month is that several of our gigs fall through the "announcement cracks" that way.  In the past when a fan has asked to get our newsletter, part of our agreement to you has always been that we wouldn't bother you but once a month, and we work very hard to honor that agreement.  We know, however that there are some of you who wouldn't mind the occasional extra note, and we even know who some of you are (the ones who did hear about the Palapa Lounge and our first gig at Club 50 last weekend), but we'd like to know who the rest of you are.  So please write and tell us if it's okay to drop you an extra line.  Thanks.

Poppertales
Last month we started a series about ways to add a little spark to a sputtering romance and it's time to give you a couple more tips.  By the way, if anyone tried tip #46 from last month, please write us and tell us which texture, taste, or temperature you chose.  In the spirit of gift giving, try wrapping up the notes in #7 in Christmas paper for a fun touch, and #32 makes a great present to hang on the Christmas tree.

#7 - Leave special little love notes around the house for your mate to find -- next to the toothbrush, in the underwear drawer, in the lunch bag, in the briefcase, with that big presentation they have to give that day, etc.  Whether it's a note of encouragement for a project on which they're working, or simply an unexpected "I love you," the result will be a "warm fuzzy" feeling that will reap nice rewards.  Don't make it just a one-time occurrence though, do it on a semi-regular basis -- sporadically, so that it doesn't lose its surprise value.
#32 - Make a coupon book of special services that you might not normally do, i.e., a massage, cooking a special dinner, washing the dishes, a hug, a movie, mowing the lawn, reading a book out loud, cleaning the bathroom or windows, taking out the garbage, detailing the car, or anything at all.  Use your imagination, then give the coupon book to your mate to be redeemed whenever.

Remember, communication is paramount in any relationship that involves two or more parties, whether it be lovers, spouse, co-workers, family, or even band mates.  Most problems can be resolved if people stay alert for adverse reactions and discuss them before brick walls of misunderstanding get built too high.

And speaking of insights, would you believe that one year ago this month we introduced a new section of our newsletter as follows... "we have a cool new editorial section from Alex.  He insisted on some space and since he's bigger than the rest of us, we weren't going to argue!  Besides, he promised to keep it short and sweet.  If he doesn't appear in next month's edition, you'll know he blew it!"  Well it hasn't always been short, and is rarely sweet, but there have been so many wonderful compliments from our readers that the section is now a permanent fixture where both Alex and Roy can share their stories and insights with you, so without further ado, heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
O.K.  I'll admit it.  I'm a John Cusack nut.  It's widely known that I go to see movies to hear its soundtrack, not to get lost in its plot, subplots, twists, and turns.  Cusack's movies always have great soundtracks, plus his characters are always interesting and eerily, I learn something about myself every time I watch a Cusack movie.  I recently bought a copy of "Grosse Point Blank."  Simple plot: Cusack plays a hit man who goes back to his old hometown to "do his job" as well as attend his high school reunion.  His high school sweetheart, played by Minnie Driver, is a disc jockey who, in honor of the reunion, plays an all vinyl, all 80's weekend show.  I graduated high school in '87, and hated most of the music radio had to offer: warmed over Michael Jackson, sappy ballads by Anita Baker and Whitney Houston, and power ballads that made me ill.

I'm always stating that there were "probably 5 or 6 great bands from the 80's and very few were played on the radio."  The soundtrack to this movie reminded me that there was indeed music that mattered.  The movie soundtrack features the likes of the Clash, the Jam, the English Beat, Pete Townshend, early music by Faith No More, and ska from Toots and the Maytals.  Cool stuff, indeed.  It reminded me that every decade has great music, as well as a bunch of garbage that's best not discussed (i.e. Michael Jackson's "Bad," sorry, but THAT was crap).  Maybe, at the ripe old age of 34, I'm getting a bit sentimental about acne, lack of facial hair, illegal chemical intake, and book reports on Dovstoyevsky novels that meant nothing to me.  But when I think of U2, the Police, the Replacements, R.E.M., Husker Du, Adam and the Ants, and the 80's in general, musically, it was a great time.  Why didn't I get that from L.A. commercial radio?  Why did I have to get it from a Cusack film?  Who knows?  Who cares?  I got it!  Got it?  Good!

Cheerio
Now that Alex got it, it's your turn.  You, too can GET IT -- the music, your life, our CD, whatever -- as long as you get it -- whatever IT happens to be.  We're rooting for good discoveries from each and every one of you guys, especially since the time for New Year's resolutions is right around the corner.  When you do find and get IT, be sure to call or write us and let us know what your IT, your revelation is/was.  Then we'll see you again right here -- same Pop channel -- next month.  We wish for you all a safe and wonderful holiday season and as always, thanks for joining us!

Contact
email: pop@poppermost.com
web: http://www.poppermost.com/, http://www.mp3.com/poppermost, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, http://www.thefaro.com/, 702-340-6748

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Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Alex, Roy, Phil, Debbie, & Farrah

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11 Poppermost News Nov 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex and Roy Pop Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Ah, 'tis the season to get stuffed... with all your holiday favorites (my, oh my! think of all of that pie!).  Just remember to snack carefully and try your best not to eat and drive.  The results could be catastrophic!  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site http://www.poppermost.com/ for some history, pictures, music, and more.

Popperstuff
It would seem that the first order of business (other than to give thanks, that comes later) is to expound a little on the new contact information for Poppermost we mentioned briefly last month.  Our new web site address is http://www.poppermost.com/ and, as you may have already noticed from the return address above, our new (main) email address is pop@poppermost.com.  There is also alex@poppermost.com and roy@poppermost.com, no doubt you can figure out what that's all about!

We would like to announce the birth of a bouncing new baby Poppermost single!  Entitled "Erika," our new song was released November 8th, and takes an aggressive "get back to roots" approach to instrumentation, performance, and recording. The "B-side" consists of 3 songs from our first CD, Poppermost, as well as a great QuickTime video of "Where The Guilty Prayed," which was conceived, filmed, and produced by our own Roy Al Rendahl.  You can order the new CD single through our web site, or win a free copy by answering a trivia question at one of our performances!

On a sad note, we'd like to announce that November 9th marked the end of our run at the Thunderbird Lounge.  We would personally like to thank all of those who were involved in making every Saturday night a magical, danceable, and memorable experience for us.  Very special thanks to Robin Dzvonick, for giving Poppermost the chance to grow and develop in her fine establishment, as well as to barkeeps Terry, Jeff, and Dana.  Thank you for always making us feel at home.  You're in our hearts and not far from our thoughts.

Catch Poppermost in December at:

* The Iowa Cafe,12/6, 6-10p (Several local artists such as Anne Donohue, Dylan Moses, and Roadside Prophets.  Poppermost at 8p) 300 E Charleston, #101 (Charleston and 3rd St), Las Vegas.  702-366-1882.  FREE admission.  All ages.
* Acoustic Asylum A2 in the Palapa Lounge at the PALMS, 12/17, 10:30-11p.  4321 W Flamingo, Las Vegas.  702-942-7777.  FREE admission.  21 and over.

We wanted to share a little about what folks are saying about Poppermost and our CD that we keep touting.  We recognize the necessity of tooting our own horn, and now others are joining in... so hey, "BEEP! BEEP!"

From the press:
"Demands repeated play because of its infectious rhythm and lyrics."  Las Vegas Weekly
"A force to be reckoned with."  Southern Nevada Entertainment Magazine
"Duo having fun on the way up."  The View (Las Vegas Review-Journal insert)
"Damn good CD by the way."  Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby, an online CD distributor)
From the fans:
"...such powerful lyrics.  They really move me."  Steven K.
"The music is addictive and I never get tired of listening to it."  Noble B.
"Excellent guitar work.  Thought I had stepped into a time machine... back to 1968."  Kelly J.
"...uplifting and moving -- I listen to it all the time at work."  Emilse G.
"We cruise Monterey Bay with the windows open and Poppermost cranked up."  Tim B.

Poppertales
And now for something completely different... the first in a series of tips we'll bring you each month to add a little spark to a sputtering romance.  Not all of these tips will be appropriate for everyone, so only use the ones with which you feel comfortable, and always remember to be sensitive to your partner's reactions when trying something new.

#38 - Take out an ad in the paper announcing your love and devotion to your mate.  You don't have to wait for Valentine's Day.
#16 - Take a shower together -- save energy.  (This is ideal after tip #46.)
#46 - Open the jars in your refrigerator and cupboards.  Anything gooey, pourable, or spreadable on any part of your body is fair game -- experiment with textures, tastes, and temperatures.
#1 - Set aside at least 5 minutes every day for yourselves alone -- kiss, hug, be close, look deep into each other's eyes, no words needed.

Before you get too hot and bothered, and go off to play with these ideas, you probably saw the "give thanks" reference earlier in the newsletter, and we do have a lot for which to be thankful, so heeere's...

Alex Pops Off
Normally, I would run off at the fingertips about music, music, or music.  I would tell you about how the soundtrack to "Grosse Pointe Blank" changed my opinions about the dismal state of 80's music, or talk about how I started to feel like an old man after hearing that the Police, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, and the Clash were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Maybe next month, but not this time.  This time, I'd like to give thanks.  Seems to be the perfect time for it.

There are so many people in my life to whom I'm grateful, starting with those of you who continually call, write, and come to see us perform.  Thanks for supporting Poppermost.  Without you, we couldn't make it all happen, so I send out a great big Dating-Game kiss to our fans and friends, the media (radio and print), promoters, and all of you who believe in us enough to keep bringing us back.  Have a great holiday.  Since I'm on the edge of getting "verklempt," I'll just say, "Th-th-th-th-th that's all, folks."

Cheerio
We wish for you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Let us know who popped who during the family football feuds tomorrow.  Then we'll see whoever's left (alive and kicking, that is) right here -- same Pop channel -- same Pop time -- next month.  As always, thanks!

Contact
email: pop@poppermost.com
web: http://www.poppermost.com/, http://www.mp3.com/poppermost, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, http://www.thefaro.com/, 702-340-6748

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If you wish to be removed from the Poppermost email list, please reply to this message and let us know. If you know someone who may be interested in receiving messages about Poppermost, please forward this message to them and tell them to let us know.

Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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10 Poppermost News Sep 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - artist stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex and Roy Pop Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Welcome to the September issue of the Poppermost newsletter.  This month we'll cover a couple of changes, and a whole bunch of good fortune.  So many things happening around here these days.  So go get your coffee and settle in with us for a couple of minutes of relaxation away from all the violence and nastiness you see out there in the world.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our website http://www.poppermost.com/ to get our measure, including ways to hear our music online.

Popperstuff
What an incredible month it has been!  Not only have wonderful things been happening for us -- it seems to be contagious because we're hearing good news about many of our friends and fellow musicians lately.  Record deals, great gigs, new CDs, video jobs, weddings, babies, and so much more -- congratulations to all of you, and, of course, to us, too!

Between all four of us, it seems like we only have three feet on the ground.  Since last month's newsletter, we landed a regular gig, our CD got an excellent review, we had our first official newspaper interview, we're once again seeking the right drummer and vocalist, and more.  So much material, so little space... so for now, believe it or not, here's the short version.

The regular (though still on a trial basis) gig is at the Thunderbird Lounge, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, 702-383-3100, ext 0, on Saturday nights 9pm to 1am.  FREE admission.  21 and over.  Now that we've got our foot in the door, we're trying to keep it there, so please come on down and check out the new lounge.  Alex has a strange, must-see stunt planned for your entertainment this week, but the only way you'll ever know about it is to show up and bring your friends, maybe you better bring your video camera, too.  For those of you who've only heard our "acoustic duo" style, you'll be amazed when you hear our "full-band" sound.  Also, you don't want to miss the lounge's new ultra-chic decor designed for the enjoyment of a relaxing evening or dancing the night away.  PRIZES.

Next we'll be jamming, along with Not Amused, http://www.notamusedmusic.com/ for Vegas Unplugged at the Iowa Cafe on Friday October 4, 2002 at 7:30pm, 300 E Charleston, #101, Las Vegas, 702-366-1882.  FREE admission.  All ages.  Nothing like good food, music, and friends for fun.

At our N. Rainbow Borders gig last week we made many new friends, and got some help from one of them.  See Poppertales below for the story.  We'll be at Borders again, this time for the new Summerlin store's Grand Opening Celebration, 10950 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas (Charleston & I-215), 702-382-6101, Saturday, October 12, 2002, 1pm to 3pm.  FREE admission.  All ages.  Come early and make it a family affair by taking part in the kids events going on all morning long, then enjoy the music of Poppermost.

We're having fun in the media this month.  Everybody has milestones in their career, and we're no different.  It was exciting when our first one came in the form of a fantastic review of our CD, Poppermost.  Along with other wonderful thoughts, Las Vegas Weekly states that the music "demands repeated play because of its infectious rhythm and lyrics."  Read the whole review at http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2002/08_29/music_soundcheck.html or on page 27 of the 8-29-02 issue.  Then please run right out and buy the CD at the two Borders stores mentioned above, the Iowa Cafe, or at http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost.  The next milestone was also exciting -- our first official newspaper interview / story.  According to Ginger Mikkelsen of the View (the neighborhood insert of The Las VegasReview-Journal) Poppermost is a "Duo having fun on the way up."  Read all about it in the 9-25-02 Green Valley/Henderson edition of the View, http://www.viewnews.com/2002/VIEW-Sep-25-Wed-2002/Henderson/19662894.html.  Another article about the band will be in the October edition of Southern Nevada Entertainment Magazine, so be sure to pick it up at your local newsstands.

New Poppermost T-shirts and other neat items are now available at http://www.cafepress.com/poppermost.  More new designs and merchandise will be available later, so be sure and bookmark the page to check out the changes.

Poppertales
This section is to share music tips and experiences that will entertain, enlighten, and encourage musicians and non-musicians alike.

This month we'd like to direct your attention to Christopher Knab, a music business consultant.  While anyone can call himself a consultant, this guy has the credentials and expertise to back up the title.  His well-written insights are published consistently in the major music e-zines.  One of his articles, "The Need For Approval," appears at http://www.galaris.com/articles?id=167.  Do yourself a favor -- read it, then access some of his other columns at http://www.knab.com/indie_column.cfm.  More free info can be found on his website, http://www.4frontmusic.com/ where he addresses the four fronts of the music business.  1. Artist and Product Development Front - from songwriting and recording, to distribution and selling, prepare your music for the marketplace; 2. Promotion Front - get airplay for your music on the radio, TV, and the Internet; 3. Publicity Front - prepare and publicize your music through print and broadcast media; 4. Performance Front - use live performances effectively to build your career.

Now for the fun story you guys like so much.  This one actually comes from a recent Poppermost performance and is truly a "Tal-tale."  What is it with 3-year-olds?  Why is it that children go to such extremes?  Either they're timid and shy, peeking from behind mama's skirts, or they want to be Frank or Barbra, belting out ditties on how the "wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round."  At our first Borders show, we had the privilege of meeting one of those non-timid toddlers, a 3-year-old by the name of Tal.  He was the perfect singer.  He knew what he was going to sing, grabbed the microphone, and started wailing a tune, nothing could deter him.  He was totally unaware, and didn't care about the fact that EVERYONE in the store could hear him.  He was having fun on HIS terms.  Thank goodness he's still at that age where he is totally unaware of the pitfalls of the music industry.

Maybe Tal will grow up to be the next generation's answer to the American Idol, but while we wait, let's get into some heady, heartfelt reflections with our own personal American idol as he shares a touching memory of one of his idols, so heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
It hurt to listen to "Imagine."  It tore my heart to pieces whenever I heard the opening piano line to one of John Lennon's most beautiful musical statements.  I bought the single as a 12-year-old kid, just days before Lennon was murdered back in December 1980.  After the news came that he was gone, the song was everywhere.  It was on every radio station in Los Angeles.  "Imagine" was on every televised tribute I saw that month.  I heard the song, my mouth went dry, my heart began to pound, and tears would fill my eyes halfway before staining my "chubby little boy" cheeks.  As a teen, I bought a copy of the "Imagine" album (remember vinyl?) and played every song, except the title track.  I was not going show emotion!  That was not cool!  15-year-old kids don't cry.  They hide.

Fast forward 21 years later, and "Imagine" is played on the radio as a tribute to those who lost their lives in New York City's Twin Towers.  Someone suggests that we learn the song.  We learn how to play it, and I am deathly afraid to sing it.  I don't want to cry in public.  I don't want to lose control while performing in front of a live audience.  My fear of the unknown forced me to learn the song, and perform it in public.  I learned that our audience members had not forgotten the man, the song, or the message.  They share with me their memories of Lennon and that song.  The hurt is still there, but I learned that the message in that song transcends pain and hurt.  It continues to force people to "Imagine."  And I realize that I am not the only person with one less hero in the world.

Cheerio
A few months ago we adopted the cheery-sounding English form of "saying bye," partly because of our Beatle-influenced name, but never before has it seemed so appropriate as it does now.  Finding and keeping a positive, cheery attitude, even when overwhelmed by sadness and pain, is what helps us through the day in this often nasty and negative world around us.  We'll see you again right here -- same Pop channel -- next month when we'll tell you all about the "sprinkled bride."  As always, thanks!

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: http://www.poppermost.com/, http://www.mp3.com/poppermost, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, http://www.thefaro.com/, 702-340-6748

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Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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9 Poppermost News Aug 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - artist stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex and Roy Pop Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Oh, come all ye faithful... and no, it's not Christmas in July!  For starters, it's August, silly.  But mainly, it's just a herald, a welcome to the hold-your-nose-and-take-a-drink-of-love-potion-number-9th edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  It's for all our wonderful, faithful fans who keep popping up and in for us, and for all our new addicts, too.  Yes, our music has now earned the label of being "addictive" and "fun."  Cool, huh?  That "love potion" really works!  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site http://www.poppermost.com/ to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

Popperstuff
If you missed the news about our CD Release Party last month, then you missed a great party.  Thank you to everyone: fans, friends, co-workers, cafe staff, helpers, etc. that joined us and helped to make it a great time for all.  We also want to say thanks to Steven Kalas http://www.cdbaby.com/kalas2 and Anne Donohue http://www.annedonohue.net/ who lent their outstanding musical talents to make the night a complete success.  Steven was also our man of the hour when he provided an overhead projector so we could display our logo.  There were some folks in the crowd that we didn't recognize, so we would be forever grateful if you could take a look at some pictures of the Party at http://www.poppermost.com/popperparty1.html and help us identify you.  You can also get a glimpse of us in the KOMP 92.3 FM studio with Laurie Steele at http://www.poppermost.com/popperkomp.html.

As we promised last month, for all you big spenders that lost the budget opportunity of buying the Poppermost CD before the official release, here is a description of the nearly 45 minutes of brilliantly refreshing music you'll hear when you buy it now.
1. "Bang Bang" - A quirky up-tempo song about longing for something different and special.
2. "Cinnamon Sunshine" - An up-beat world beat piece about finding "perfect love."
3. "Farrah" - Mid-tempo piano-driven pop ode to the hard working modern woman.
4. "Lady-In-Waiting" - A mid-tempo rock ballad written about a young woman's lost battle with cancer.
5. "Rose-Coloured" - Love strikes again in this mid tempo song about the many moods of a young girl.
6. "Sialia" - A moody acoustic instrumental piece that soars like a high-flying bird.
7. "Stickfigure Girlfriend" - An up-tempo pop/rock song about a man who creates the "ultimate" girl using pencil and crayons.
8. "This Time Tomorrow" - A tribal-drum based rocker condemning the lies and secrets of a past lover.
9. "Where the Guilty Prayed" - A commentary on religion, guilt, and redemption, with orchestra and choir.
10. "Wishing Well" - Up-tempo flamenco-styled "call-to-love."
To hear three of the songs in their entirety, our Poppermusic page http://www.poppermost.com/poppermusic.html will direct you to the different sites where you can listen, and then you can buy the CD online from CD Baby.  Locally our CDs are available from Borders Books on N Rainbow at Lake Mead, or the Iowa Cafe on Charleston at 3rd St, or directly from us.

Our CD, Bare(the uplugged version of Poppermost), is also available to those of you (like agents, venues, fans, etc.) who are in a position to help us get paying gigs and need or want to know how we sound live!  Hint!  Hint!

We'll be whipping up the crowd at Borders Books, 2190 N Rainbow (N Rainbow & Lake Mead), Las Vegas, 702-638-7866 on Thursday, September 12, 2002, 7-9 p.m.  FREE admission.  What does it take to get YOU whipped up?  We love a challenge, so come join us -- put a glide in your stride, a dip in your hip, and connect to the Poppership.  Let's see what you're made of!  Considering that most everyone we know, including ourselves, has to get up and go to work the next morning, the early show will make it easy for you and your whole family to stop by and enjoy some free music and fun.

If you've already got plans for that day, try this new one on for size, and remember to mark it on your calendars.  Borders Books is opening a new store in Summerlin (Charleston & I-215) and as a part of their Grand Opening celebration we'll be performing on Saturday, October 12, 2002 from 1-3 p.m.  In addition to kids events in the morning, and a lot of great music in the afternoon and evening, there will be bargains "bustin' out all over" as only a Grand Opening event can allow.  Now who can afford to miss all that?

There is a big event called AcousticPalooza on August 31, 2002 from 12 noon till about 10 p.m. at Sunset Amphitheater in Henderson. To get more info on location, tickets, and all the great local, regional, and national talent that will be performing, check out http://www.AcousticPalooza.com/.

Poppertales
This section is to share music tips and experiences that will entertain, enlighten, and encourage musicians and non-musicians alike.

One of the points we've continually tried to make to our fellow artists (fledgling or otherwise) is to be true to your music and the rest will follow -- with hard work, of course.  Blu Realm, a Las Vegas-based groove duo, bears out this point beautifully with their attitude towards music -- they perform for themselves FIRST and foremost.  Like any other artist, the two have experienced audience indifference, but because they let the music rule, the audience tends to come around.

"I ADORE music, man.  There's nothing I can say about it, other than I am totally in love with music," says Jay Taylor, the lyricist / vocalist."  Lonnie James, the composer / bassist, is quick to point out that he searches for the perfect beat and the perfect "tone" in his bass, which compliments Jay's four-octave vocal range.  "If that tone is not there, it's just not happening.  We go up there, and try our best to communicate musically with each other, period.  If people care to listen, that's fine.  We're just up there perfecting our craft.  That's what we do, man.  Music is like a canvas.  You can make it anything you want it to be."

And now, for something a little different... Radio 101.  Like any regular job when you're just starting out in that field, it only makes sense that you start at the bottom and work your way up.  That's the basic philosophy behind an ongoing series of articles by Bryan Farrish on MusicDish about how radio works and what to do once you get on it.  Learn about working hard and smart to get on the radio, doing your research and aiming for the right market.  This series along with other "career tips" from other music experts can be found at http://musicdish.com/mag/archive.php3?cat_nb=5.  Also check out our Popperlinks page at http://www.poppermost.com/popperlinks.html for links to more musicians' resources and other interesting sites.

Speaking of getting your music played, Alex originally felt the need to vent a little, but then decided to tone it down a bit, so fortunately or unfortunately, you get the PG-13 version, so heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
Recently the members of Poppermost took a road trip to the city of Fresno, California.  It was a "double mission" of sorts.  We went to pay our respects to Roy's family (his mother Merle celebrated another year on Mother Earth), as well as scout venues in which to perform.  I must admit that I didn't expect to find too many opportunities in Fresno.  As an "Angeleno," I came to think that the prize music markets would be located about 400 miles south of central California.  Guess what!  Contrary to my own beliefs, I DON'T know everything.  (This bit of information now scares me.)  I say all of this in order to tell you, fellow musicians, the following:

Get out of Vegas for a few days!  Take a road trip, and see where it takes you.  Look for the regions that respect local artists and their music.  Go to other cities and perform.  Take the lead from our local music leaders (I won't name names, but you know who you are, guys and gals) and use Las Vegas for your springboard, not your platform.  Don't wait for someone in the press to tell you how good or bad you are.  Take it outside the city and see if you can fly.  Take a road trip to Los Angeles, or San Francisco, or Fresno, and get people to listen.  Pay attention to the details in the running of your organization.  Continue to find new ways of creating exciting, refreshing music.  Become your dreams.  Above all, take your time to craft and hone your art. Do your thing, and let opportunity open a door for you!

Cheerio
If you decide you want to hear the undiluted version, just let us know.  We'll consider sharing it with you on an individual basis -- IF you think you can handle it.  Be sure to come see us at Borders Books on Sept. 12.  When we see you again right here -- same Pop channel -- next month, we'll let you know who won the car.  As always, thanks!

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: http://www.poppermost.com/, http://www.mp3.com/poppermost, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, http://www.thefaro.com/, 702-340-6748

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Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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8 Poppermost News Jul 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - artist stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex and Roy Pop Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
All right guys -- we're going to make Poppermost history here -- a short newsletter!  Imagine that!  Whether grief or glee is your reaction -- don't worry -- you'll get over it next month when we go back to whatever passes for normal.  So without further adieu, welcome to the eighth edition of the Popperlist.  There are only two items here: the P.C.D.R.P. and J. E.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

Popperstuff
Naturally, our BIG news is the momentous occasion of our Poppermost CD Release Party coming up this Friday, July 12 at 6:30 pm at the Iowa Cafe on the SE corner of Charleston and 3rd (300 E Charleston, #101).  If you haven't already RSVP'd, please do so now using the contact info below.  Come have a fantastic time with us at the party where everybody will be a winner when they partake of the great music, prizes, and free food.  Our friends Anne Donohue and Steven Kalas will also be performing that night at 8 & 9 pm respectively.

Also pertaining to the party is the thrill we had last Sunday night when Laurie Steele invited us to come on The Homegrown Show on KOMP 92.3 FM to promote the CD Release by doing an interview and an in-studio performance.  She is one of those great folks out there doing so much to support the local Las Vegas music scene.  Thanks Laurie for allowing us to be a part of your show.  We had lots of fun!

We're delighted that we got our first official "press quote" from none other than Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, who says, "Damn good CD."  Yes, this means that you can now buy it online from CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost.  Remember, though, getting your copy though us right now is your last chance to take advantage of the special pre-release price of $10.  For all you rich holdouts that just love paying full price for stuff, we'll give you a brief description of each song that's on the CD next month to further entice your purchase.

Poppertales
This section is to share music tips and experiences that will entertain, enlighten, and encourage musicians and non-musicians alike. Since we promised a short issue, we'll skip this section for now, but never fear -- it will return next month with a great story for your pleasure.  If you want to see your story here, just e-mail us and we'll fix you right up.  In the meantime, both Alex and Roy had a couple of thoughts they wanted to share about The Who's late John Entwistle, so heeere's.

Alex and Roy Pop Off
Alex: It is with sadness that this month I write about the tragic loss of WHO bassist John Entwistle, also known as "the Ox" to his many fans.  My memories are flooded with WHO incidents.  I first learned to play bass 20 or so years ago to The Who's recordings.  I took a lot of flack back in junior high school for being a black kid who LOVED the music of The Who.  I even got suspended for breaking a kid's nose because he dared to insult a picture I had pinned in my locker of Entwistle and Pete Townshend.  I could go on; I wish I had more space to tell you about my love of this musician.  I will miss him.

Roy: I forgot what an influence The Who and John Entwistle was to me until I recently heard part of an old live Who concert on the Lyon's Den show on KUNV 90.1 FM here in Las Vegas.  Song after song was important to me because of the connection to the time when I was learning to play bass in some of my first bands during high school.

Little known facts: Entwistle played a beautiful French horn (listen to "Pictures of Lily" and "Overture from 'Tommy'").  He was the writer for The Who's most requested live song, "Boris the Spider," as well as "Cousin Kevin," the hilarious "My Wife," "Whiskey Man," and "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde."  He was the band's humor.

Cheerio
...Says it all.  We'll see you at the Party, and again right here -- same Pop channel -- same Pop time next month when we let you know how to see the radio and party pictures.  As always, thanks!

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, http://www.thefaro.com/, 702-340-6748
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Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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7 Poppermost News Jun 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - artist stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex and Roy Pop Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
They say seven is a lucky number and so we welcome you to the lucky seventh edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  Lucky?  How?  It's easy -- in this edition you'll find out how to get a great deal, listen to great music, and have a great time laughing your butt off during an "interview" with the boys.  Keep reading and if you didn't smile at least twice by the time you're done, we'll gladly refund the exorbitant fee you paid for this bulletin.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

Popperstuff
There's a party goin' on... and you're invited.  Come help us celebrate the release of our first full-length CD, Poppermost.  "What's in it for me?" you ask.  There is free food, great entertainment, prizes, and lots of fun.  "This is Vegas, big deal; I can get that anywhere," you say.  "Why should I come to your party?"  Simple, it IS a big deal.  If you miss this fantastic party, you'll scold yourself later, saying, "Why didn't I accept that invitation?  Why didn't I take just a few minutes on my way to that other appointment that sucked anyway?  Why didn't I stop in for a few minutes for some fun after work instead of getting stuck on I-15 with all the traffic bums?"  It will be a night to remember with dynamic performances, and in addition to free food and some surprises, you'll even get to see Alex doing stupid human tricks from high above the crowd, and see Roy playing mad-scientist in his mobile Lab.

ANNOUNCING!!
A party for the first Poppermost full-length CD!!
* When: Friday, July 12, 2001 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
* Where: Iowa Cafe, 300 E Charleston, #101, Las Vegas NV 89104 USA (SE corner of Charleston and 3rd St, easily accessible from I-15)
* Venue contact: Renee - 702-366-1882 or <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iowacafe>

RSVP requested so just call 702-384-0306, 702-340-6748, or email poppermost@thefaro.com and we'll arrange your invitation.

We're offering a special pre-release price of $10 for the CD with free S&H to all you early birds.  After the official release, the cost will be $15 plus S&H.  Someone had to be the first buyer, and our friend Noble procured that honor -- thanks Noble for your continued and unfailing support.  You too can be the proud owner of this brilliant collection of music so act now and take advantage of the low pre-release price of $10.  To order, email us at poppermost@thefaro.com and we'll give you the details.

Performing at the House of Blues again was great -- for those of you who missed it, you cheated yourself out of a fantastic time.  There is a lot of outstanding music out there, and much of it is free.  Don't believe everything you hear about "you get what you pay for," because sometimes it just doesn't get any better than FREE, so get out there and support the local music scene.

To continue on that note, last month we told you about Worldfolk Foundation's Battle of the Bands (B.O.B.) happening now through July 6, 2002 in Las Vegas.  They've got bands lined up, although it isn't too late for last minute registrations to compete, but now they need fans and spectators and judges and just bodies in general.  Get on down to <http://www.realbiglife.com/bob> to find out who is playing where and when, and check out the current scores.  Other contacts are bob2002wf@aol.com or 702-227-5017.  At the risk of making Roy blush, he's doing a great job running sound when a sound man is needed at some of the venues, so be sure to say hi when you see him there.

Poppertales
This section is to share music tips and experiences that will entertain, enlighten, and encourage musicians and non-musicians alike.

Lets talk about SongRamp.  Want a chance to have a say in the music you hear?  A chance to tell an artist their music is fabulous or mediocre or just plain-out sucks?  Then check out <http://www.songramp.com/>.  For the musician and the aficionado, it's a great way to listen to music and have the opportunity to review a CD before you buy it.  There is an Open Mic section where the listener can vote for the music they like -- it's a great way to get your music reviewed.  You can find all kinds of indie music in any genre.  To participate, you have to be a member, but it's free.

In fact you can help us out by accessing SongRamp from the link at the bottom of the <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> page and going to the Open Mic link.  Then look in the Pop/Rock section for "Lady-In-Waiting" and "Wishing Well," and in the Americana section for "Bang Bang," and vote for them (if you like them, of course) and add your comments.  We appreciate all opinions.

On the entertainment side of the music, we all have been embarrassed by problems that are often the natural pitfalls of performing live.  This month we share a story from our friend and faithful fan, Terri, who had one of those mortifying moments during her debut as "director-for-the-day" for her church choir (her normal duty was guitar player).  The choir was doing a call-and-response type song and being nervous about leading, Terri got started on the wrong note of the "call" and the whole key was off.  Unfortunately, she froze in that off-key groove and even more unfortunately, the choir followed along and did the "response" EXACTLY the same way -- for the entire song.  One could look at the experience a number of ways.  Professionalism comes in many different forms -- the choir followed their leader -- this is good, albeit sometimes embarrassing.  The upside of this story is that Terri learned from the experience that even the worst mistakes are not so bad -- she survived to tell the story and was able to laugh at the whole thing eventually.  As a result, she doesn't get nervous performing in front of people any more.

We decided to have some fun and play the "Wow, We Just Made It Big And Now We're In Our First BIGTIME Interview" game.  Soon, we'll follow the advice of one of those articles we keep telling you about and send the whole interview to an e-zine somewhere, but in the meantime we thought you might enjoy a couple of the cooler results, so heeere's...

Alex and Roy Pop Off
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Brenda Putznaure with the Daily Tablaturian bringing you those sensational boys of that hot band, Poppermost, Alex Oliver and Roy Al Rendahl.  The meeting took place in Roy's recording studio, affectionately nicknamed "The Lab," where Poppermost works their magic.  After an extensive interview, it is this reporter's opinion that there is not one single solitary serious bone in their bodies with the exception of one thing -- their total love of quality music.  See for yourself in a few of the questions I have picked for your review.

BP: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
AO: Paying my Girl-Friday to spank me with a gold flyswatter and light my cigarettes with a hundred dollar bill.
RAR: Me personally? Hopefully not in a rest home or jail, but spending my millions on a Caribbean beach.  With Poppermost? Hopefully not in a rest home or jail, but on a jet to the Caribbean to do the last concert of our world tour, then celebrate our 10th #1 at the beach.
BP: Do you ever disagree on how your music goes together and if so, how do you resolve the conflict?
AO: We have this rule that we try ANYTHING while recording a song, and then weigh any differences of opinion side by side and whoever has the best idea, we go with that one, but I usually win -- psychology major you know.
RAR: Naturally we have a few minor disagreements, but for the most part we agree.  If something seems to be more important to one of us than the other, we go that direction.  We do what makes the most sense, but I usually win because I make the most sense. Besides, I'm the one working the controls.
BP: How do you guys respond to the recurring rumors that Alex is gay?
AO: The third of every single month at 10:04 am I announce to everyone around me, 'I am not gay.'  Not that there's anything wrong with being gay.  Of course, that doesn't explain the dream I had about Rufus Wainwright the other night, but I didn't kiss him or anything.
RAR: By laughing.  And by retelling any old rumors I might have heard.
BP: What's the silliest or strangest thing you've done in the name of music?
AO: Went on stage dressed as a blonde bombshell.  I looked like a photo negative.
RAR: I've never done anything strange or foolish with music -- I'm the model of decorum.  [BP's note: a sheepish grin from Roy and a rude snort from Alex accompanied this statement, so I must conclude that Roy is fibbing.]
BP: How far would you go to get your music heard?
AO: To the moon and back again.  Around the sun and back again.
RAR: Up to, but NOT including, running down the Strip [the Las Vegas Strip] nude.
BP: What difficulties have you experienced in trying to get a foot in the music door?
AO: Getting the music heard when commercial radio wants to force Brittany Spears and *NSYNC down your throat.  Nobody cares about music -- they care about faces; it sucks!
RAR: Can't find the door.
BP: How would you describe your success as a musician in relation to your mating habits?
AO and RAR: We're successful at not being murdered in our sleep... our mating habits involve letting our eyes roam (with permission), but keeping our hands to ourselves because we love our mates just as much as we love our music!

Cheerio
Once again our time with you comes to a close, but we'll be back again next month on the same Pop-channel with more adventures and events.  We still want your personal stories, anecdotes, experiences, and tales related to music performances, so give your fingers some exercise and send us your thoughts.  Remember to call or email us about coming to our party and getting your copy of the CD while the price is right.  Thanks again for all your support.

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html>, <http://www.mp3.com/poppermost>
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, <http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html>, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, <http://www.thefaro.com/>, 702-340-6748

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Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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6 Poppermost News May 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - news, events, and stuff
3: Poppertales - artist stories, anecdotes, and help
4: Alex Pops Off - column/editorial
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Don't touch that dial -- prepare yourself for the sixth edition of the Poppermost newsletter where you'll find the answers to your burning questions: Who broke Alex's heart?  What happened to that cute little singer they had?  When are they ever going to show their faces again?  Where do indie musicians go to battle the evil corporate robber barons?  Why do they call Roy a little mad scientist -- is it his hair?  Stay tuned for all this and more as you proceed into the Popperzone.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

Popperstuff
We're playing the House of Blues Acoustic Asylum again, and we're pleased to have been invited back.  At the risk of tooting our own horn, we're proud to say we "rocked the House" last time we were there and many folks felt we set the tone for a really rockin' evening.  Point is, we want a chance to wow you again, so "popperdown" and join us

The event: A2 Acoustic Asylum
The venue: House of Blues Crossroads Stage, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas NV
The date and time: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 starting at 9 PM

Our other major news involves Kathy Miller.  She has decided to explore a new path, taking her away from Poppermost, possibly all the way to Japan.  Please join us in offering congratulations and well wishes in her new endeavors.  To those of you who wish to send a personal note to Kathy, simply reply to this e-mail and we'll pass along your messages.

We also wish to express our many thanks to all the fans that came out and showed their support for us at Patio Nites last month.  It was a great success and even the wind couldn't compete with all us blowhards up there.  We had a blast and we hope you enjoyed it, too.

And finally, as we mentioned in a previous issue, we've been busy working on our first full-length album (okay, CD if ya'gotta be so technical about it!) and we can finally see the light at the end of the release-date-tunnel.  We're taking pre-orders now and with any luck, copies will be available for your buying pleasure when we perform at the House of Blues on the 29th.  The show info is above if you were rude enough to skip over it.

Poppertales
This section is to share music tips and experiences that will entertain, enlighten and encourage musicians and non-musicians alike.

In the last issue we mentioned Bob Baker's The Buzz Factor <http://www.thebuzzfactor.com/> for help on the business side of your music.  Here are some similar sites to check out.  <http://www.musicdish.com/>, <http://www.indiebiz.com/>, <http://www.mi2n.com/>, <http://www.indie-music.com/>.  We've found all kinds of wonderful free information in the lessons, quotes of the day, news, and more.  If your computer is slow, be patient, they are worth the wait.  There are tons of web sites dedicated to helping indie musicians -- don't miss out on any resources -- get online and learn.  Check out our Popperlinks page at <http://www.thefaro.com/popperlinks.html>.

A cool example of an IndieBiz Music Industry Quote of the Day comes from Andy Martin, President, Deep South Records.  "I'm always looking for the best of the best, no matter what genre it is.  Sales is always a sure way to get an A&R reps attention, but not the only way.  The last band we signed was off a two song demo cassette and their record is about to go gold -- so there is no formula.  Play music because you really enjoy it, if not you're wasting your time."

May 31 - July 6, 2002 is WorldFolk Foundation's 4th annual Battle of the Bands (B.O.B.) in Las Vegas.  It's open to all styles and genres from solo artists to duos and bands.  Your band can gain valuable experience and see how it compares to other bands, meet industry reps, promote yourselves, and get new fans by participating.  There will be 27 nights of competition at Brickhouse, Cooler Lounge, Boston, Crown & Anchor, Hooters, GameWorks, and Planet Hollywood.  Last year over 100 bands / artists from Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona dueled for cash and prizes.  To get registration forms and FAQs, visit <http://www.realbiglife.com/bob>. Other contacts are bob2002wf@aol.com or 702-227-5017.  Roy will be running sound again this year, so out of fairness to everyone else we won't be competing, but we hope to see you there.

On the entertainment side of the music we decided to go with an offering from Alex that also serves to bring home a valuable point of performing, so heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
My first band, Junetown, and I were set to play our very first gig.  I was scared.  I thought that, despite all of our intense garage band practice, I would be the one who would make us fail.  I didn't think that much of my singing voice, or my guitar playing, or the songs I wrote.  I felt that I would be exposed as a wanna-be, and fail miserably.  Then, something wonderful happened.  I was dumped by my girlfriend for a handsome lifeguard on the day of our performance.  I went to my best friend, who said, "Whatever!  You got a show to do.  Use your anger.  Use your frustration."

I went onstage and gave it all the energy I had, and we were good.  It came time for us to perform the love song I had written for the girl who broke my heart.  I used the stage to tell my family and friends that she had jilted me for someone else.  The audience was quiet.  As I played the guitar intro I started to cry.  I couldn't wipe away the tears, so I continued and ended up singing through a very pained voice.  The audience sat silently and let me get it all out of my system.

The song ended, and I felt like a failure, both on stage and in my personal life.  There was a prolonged silence... and suddenly, I noticed people in the audience standing up.  Our band got a standing ovation, a lot of compliments on how "real" we were, and an invitation from the owners of the venue to come back and play.  I also got a lot of phone numbers from women in the audience who liked the fact that I "shared my feelings, and didn't try to be some tough guy with a fake macho stance."

If you want to connect to your audience, be yourself, be honest, and be real.

Cheerio
Time to say bye for now, but be sure to tune in again next month to the same Pop-channel when we'll discuss the mating habits of successful musicians, along with other interesting stories and events.  We still want your personal stories, anecdotes, experiences, and tales related to music performances, so give your fingers some exercise and send us your thoughts.  We'll see you at House of Blues Crossroads and bring your dancin' shoes.  Thanks for sharing this time with us.

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html>, <http://www.mp3.com/poppermost>
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, <http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html>, 702-384-0306
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, <http://www.thefaro.com/>, 702-340-6748

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Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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5 Poppermost News Mar 2002
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff
3: Poppertales
4: Roy Pops Off
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Welcome, welcome, lads and lassies, to the fifth (of Irish whiskey) edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  Since you survived all the green beer and little green leprechauns of St. Patrick's Day, come in and claim your pot of Poppergold at the end of the Popperlist rainbow.  You might even find your lucky charm in Poppertales, the new stories and pointers section.  Also, in the Popperstuff section, find out how to make a little visit to Paddy O'Furniture at Patio Nites on April 27th.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our recently remodeled web site <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

Popperstuff
We've been busy writing new material and recording up a storm and are looking forward to having a full album one of these days.  To whet your appetite during the interlude, a couple more songs, "Rose-Coloured" written by Alex and "If I Could" written by Kathy, have been put up on the Internet, so be sure to look for them.  Find the links to some of our music at <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermusic.html>.

In addition to recording, we are playing out whenever feasible, and in the last issue we promised you some more information on Patio Nites.  It's a courtyard party with good friends and great music where you can bring a picnic dinner or snacks and your favorite soft drinks, wine, or beer to enjoy, so come have a good time with us.  Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted.  Also featured along with Poppermost will be Steven Kalas and Kirsten Keilty.

The date: Saturday, April 27, 2002
The time: Doors open at 6 PM, music starts at 6:30 PM
The place: Christ Church Episcopal Courtyard, 2000 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas (SW corner of Maryland Pkwy & St Louis)
Contact: 735-7655, ext. 204

Don't let the church part throw you.  It is a non-religious event and takes place outside the church in a beautiful courtyard with the most terrific ambiance and acoustics in town.

Poppertales (Stories and pointers for and about artists)
Previously, we put out a request for stories and advice about stage presence.  We're still in the process of taking more stories about that same subject, so keep your ideas coming in, please.  To those of you who decided to get off their duffs and respond, we thank you.  Next month we'll share.  In honor, however, of a fellow musician's comment of "Long...;)" try clicking here for the XXX version to get the real scoop on long!  LOL

In the meantime, we'll share something else of benefit to all, a great way to look at life and success.  "Our lives are simply a reflection of our thoughts.  There's a great quote that goes something like: 'We become what we think about most of the time.'  The problem with people living dead-end lives is that they think dead-end thoughts.  People who enjoy creative and successful lives, think creative and successful thoughts -- and then follow those thoughts up with positive action.  True progress won't occur in your life until you apply new ideas on a consistent basis.  You know you have the talent.  You know you have the drive.  The only question that remains is: What will you do with them?" (Bob Baker)

The preceding thoughts were condensed from an article about turning your creativity into cash.  We've found several cool web sites that provide excellent free information and newsletters designed to help artists with resources and ideas.  Bob Baker's The Buzz Factor is one of those sites and features free marketing and self-promotion ideas for songwriters, musicians, and bands on a budget.  Visit <http://www.TheBuzzFactor.com/> for free details.

Okay, now that you have a head start on where to get some help for improving band business or just life in general, we've finally reached a long awaited moment.  You've had a chance to get to know a little about Alex these past couple of months, so now it's Roy's turn.  For all you "Roy fans" out there, there's more to the man than spouting off about monopoly Micro$oft.  Now, now -- don't be getting any ideas -- only Farrah can attest to just HOW much more, so heeere's.

Roy Pops Off
The Name Game
Picking a band name (or any business name) is difficult.  You want something different, but usually something pronounceable, too.  Just like web site addresses, all the "good" names are taken.  In fact, some companies end up combining or creating new words to form "made-up" names in order to have a unique name.  If you have a name that another person or group is using in a different region or area, it could lead to problems down the line if either one gets big enough to reach into the other's local territory.

When Alex first brought up our name, "Poppermost," I thought, "OK, that's not too bad, it could be worse."  Now after researching the name on the Internet for months, I really like it!  So far, I have not found anyone on the web using that name for a band.  This does not prove that no one else is using our name, but if there is, they are not using one of the best ways today to get a name out there.  I have been registering "Poppermost" on every music and band name web site I can find because the first group using a name somewhere usually has the right to keep using that name in that area.  And with the Internet, that area is now the world.

A good way to check your prospective name is to do web searches on the major Internet search engines, like Google <http://www.google.com/>, Lycos <http://www.lycos.com/>, and others.  For "Poppermost," the search returns are usually our band and Beatles' fan pages.  If another company is already using your name or the name you want, you should be concerned about future problems when you get famous, even if the company is not related to your line of business.  It could be expensive to keep a contested name, and you could even lose the right to use it!

Cheerio
Undoubtedly, you want to keep on reading all this great wisdom, but alas, 'tis time to say cheerio until the next issue at the same Pop-time, same Pop-channel.  Remember to mark your calendars for Patio Nites on April 27th at 6:00 PM and if you're a musician, we're still taking submissions about stage presence for Poppertales.  Thanks for joining us.

Contact
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html>, <http://www.mp3.com/poppermost>
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, 702-384-0306
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, <http://www.thefaro.com/>, 702-340-6748

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Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Kathy, Debbie, & Farrah

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4 Poppermost News Feb 2002

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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: They're Playing Our Song
3: Testing 1...2...3...
4: Alex Pops Off
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Come hither, oh ye fans of good music (also known as Poppermusic), and make yourself at home with the fourth edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  Removal instructions, if you want them, are at the end, but before you automatically jump there, please note, this isn't your typical newsletter.  You won't be bothered all the time as it only appears once a month and the style is always new and different, so give it a try, especially if you're in need of a smile.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

They're Playing Our Song
WOW -- we've been played on the radio for the first time!  While the feeling is not entirely indescribable, we're trying to keep this issue a little shorter than the last one, so suffice it to say, "WOW, oh WOW, oh WOW!!"  Do you know how hard it is to get to sleep with a big grin on your face?  We'd like to thank Laurie Steele for playing our song, "Farrah," on her Homegrown Show on Las Vegas' KOMP 92.3 FM last Sunday night, Feb 17, 2002.  Be sure and tune in Sundays from 10 pm to midnight to hear music from local artists, and get the skinny on where and when you can see them perform.  To hear us on the radio again, please call Laurie on the request line at 702-876-FM92 (3692) or visit her online at <http://www.komp.com/>

In addition to being on the radio, looks like we might be on TV, too.  We recently had a lot of fun doing a pilot for a cable access TV show spotlighting local artists.  Currently it's being marketed to Boulder City Cable, with the goal of being a regular weekly show designed to help local artists get exposure.  Any proceeds that might come of it go to help "Angels At Work," a non-profit organization "empowering youth in a positive direction."  If you'd like to learn more about this program, contact Bob Harris at wervideo@vegasnet.net or 702-558-6714.

Our other important news is the newest member of Poppermost who, as we mentioned last month, sings like a wicked angel.  It would appear that she still likes us, so as promised we're going to share a little more about her with you.

As a maybe-not-so-typical-ball-of-energy Air Force brat, pleasing her parents was Kathleen Miller's original motivation to start singing.  At four, a fledgling artist was born when Kathy started mimicking her mother, the leader of their church choir, because she saw that singing made her mom feel good.  Later, a comment from her dad steered her in the direction of imitating his favorite artists like Sinatra and Dean Martin, then she fell so in love with "The Sound of Music" that he bought her a toy piano and songbooks so she could learn the music.  Additional exposure to a variety of musical influences while growing up in multiple US and UK locales resulted in a wickedly angelic sound all her own, with the ability to utilize many styles of music when she sang in choruses and shows all through school.  When Kathy needed an outlet for dealing with a rough time in her life, she started writing music and learning how to play the guitar.  During that time, she moved to Las Vegas and became a part of two bands, The Monsters and Scenic Route.  Eventually wanting to move in a new direction, Kathy put out feelers for starting a new band and hooked up with us last month, adding her vocal, guitar, and songwriting talents to the mix.  Welcome Kathy!

Testing 1... 2... 3...
Okay guys... this is a test to see who is actually reading this material.  Yeah, you just thought you left behind those pesky tests when you got out of school.  HA!  Doesn't work that way!  Seriously though, we're adding a new section to our newsletter devoted to an artists-help series.  The idea is to share useful and interesting music-related information with our fellow songbirds so that everyone can benefit from each other's experiences and knowledge, with topics ranging from funny fiascoes to business backing.  Whether or not you're a musician, you'll be able to enjoy and appreciate the many amusing anecdotes that will pop up in the new section.  Some of the articles will be generated from our own adventures, but others will be the result of your great stories and advice.

To kick off the series next month, the first topic for discussion will be about stage presence.  It's all very simple -- just respond to this e-mail.  Please tell us about any interesting or humorous moments you've had on stage.  How did you overcome your fears about performing?  Did you always have "presence," and if not, how did you get it?  Anything you can think of that relates to this subject will be welcomed.  We'll include the best stories or ideas in the next issue, giving credit where credit is due, of course.  Thanks in advance for your submissions; we look forward to hearing from you.  This is your big chance!  What a way to get yourself "out there!"

Time to let Alex continue telling you about different musicians who have influenced his life.  This month it's about the first time he heard Steve Miller.  So heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
I probably sound like a broken record, talking about my life at age seven all the time, but there was something magical about the summer of 1976 for me and it all started with a small experiment.  One day, as usual, I was told to come inside of our house because I was outside "being a bad boy."  Meaning?  According to my grandmother, I was probably outside in the backyard getting a little too "out-of-control" for a seven-year-old.  But that was okay.  Inside was good.  Inside, I had television, and I had the stereo.

Not just any stereo, but my mom's brand new, state-of-the-art quadraphonic stereo system.  It had 4 speakers, and was the best type of system for its time.  I had always listened to AM radio where I heard the songs that were on the pop charts: "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate; "Oh, What a Night" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; "Love Will Keep Us Together" by the Captain and Tenille.

While experimenting with the buttons, trying to figure out how to work this cool new stereo, I hit a switch and my AM stations vanished.  All I heard was static.  I turned another knob, and suddenly I heard the most incredible voice telling me to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of a brand new recording from some guy by the name of Steve Miller.  "This is Jim Ladd," he said, "and here is a cut from the new 'Fly Like An Eagle' album.  This is 'Rock N' Me' on 94.7, KMET."  Then I heard that beautiful sputtering drum and guitar intro.

It was like in "The Wizard of Oz," when Dorothy and Toto's house landed, and everything went from black-and-white to glorious color.  I was glued to the radio and powerless.  "I went from Phoenix Arizona, all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A."  The feeling was powerful.  It was like one of those times in your life when everything in your limited vision comes into focus, and you could see beyond what you knew.  I felt connected to something more powerful than the ugly, anti-climactic strains of "Disco Duck."  I had heard the beat of the mighty tribal drum that is ROCK!

Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Aerosmith... this wasn't AM, and I wasn't "in Kansas anymore, Toto."  From then on, I made it my main piece of business to get next to that stereo and listen closely to the music that would, for me, mark the beginning of my life.

Cheerio
Last, but certainly not least, here's something to mark on your calendars.  This is just a quick super-advance notice that on the evening of April 27th, 2002, we'll be playing with several other local artists for Patio Nites here in Las Vegas.  Patio Nites is a courtyard party with good friends and great music where you can bring a picnic dinner or snacks and your favorite soft drinks, wine, or beer to enjoy.  Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted.  We'll provide more details when you tune in next month at the same Pop-time, same Pop-channel.

On that note, it's time to say cheerio.  If you're a musician, don't forget to write us with your experiences and/or advice on stage presence / fright as soon as possible.  Thanks for joining us.

Contact
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, 702-384-0306
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, <http://www.thefaro.com/>
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html>, <http://www.mp3.com/poppermost>

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Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Kathy, Debbie, & Farrah

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3 Poppermost News Jan 2002

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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: The Year in Rewind
3: Happenings and Acknowledgments
4: Alex Pops Off
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe

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Welcome to the Popperlist
Hi music lovers, welcome to the third edition of the Poppermost newsletter.  Removal instructions, if you want them, are at the bottom of this email.  Oh jaded ones, before you automatically jump to the bottom, please note, this isn't your typical newsletter.  For starters, it only pops up once a month so you won't be bothered all the time.  It also follows a slightly different and oftentimes warped, humorous style, so give it a try.  This one is a little longer than usual, but it reads fast, so enjoy.

Wow, it's a brand new year, the holiday hecticiousness is finally over, and everyone, naturally, is inclined to look back and see what the past year meant to them.  In this issue we, too, will jump on the reflective bandwagon for a short trip as well as clue you in on our newest happenings and do a little sucking up.  And last but not least, we heard your enthusiastic responses to the last newsletter (thanks, BTW), so we're going to let Alex have his spot again this month.  As soon as Roy has something he wants to share, we'll give him a shot.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html> to get a little bit of history on the band and to find out ways to hear our music.

The Year in Rewind
What a great year we've had.  Don't get us wrong, we've had our share of troubles just like everyone else, but when you sit down and think about it, there have been many wonderful times for all of us.  First of all, we formed a fantastic band.  Okay, granted, so far we only have two members (maybe three -- keep reading to find out about her) that fit like the glove we envision, but trial and error is a wonderful thing.  We learn!

Recently, seeing a documentary about Fleetwood Mac served to remind us that the formation of a great group takes time and lots of people to try on for the right fit.  Over the course of the last few months, we've had an assortment of wonderfully talented artists audition for us.  To all the musicians we've encountered during the band's progressive growth period, we wish to say thank you for the experiences you gave us.  Talent comes in many different styles; just because your vision doesn't blend with ours, don't let that discourage you from pursuing your dreams, you're all great.  Whether you gave us pleasure or even the knowledge of what we didn't desire or require -- you've helped us grow.  Thanks.

With the help of an interim drummer and our new female vocalist / guitarist (Alex wants some help -- of all the nerve!), we're gearing up to get out there and get a paying gig in the lounges, bars, and/or casinos.  Last month we invited everyone to the party / shooting of our to-get-a-job video.  Everything went off well with only a couple of hitches, we all had a lot of fun, and Roy produced two beautiful videos out of the footage.  One is for use as an audition tape, and the other one is a concept tape that was used to enter a video contest.  Wish us luck and thanks again to those who showed up to support us.  If anyone out there has any suggestions or knows any good contacts that you're willing to share, please, please let us know.  On another note, if anyone needs to shoot a video or pictures for your band or whatever, you can't get a better artiste than Roy -- at reasonable prices, too.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, so we stuck some shameless advertising in here; you'll get over it!

2001 also found Roy and Alex joining up with the women they love.  Extra bodies come in handy when a support team is needed.  Sometimes we women are considered pains in the butt, but since a good man is only as good as the woman behind him, that means that these men are fantastic.  Heh, heh, heh, can you guess who writes the newsletter?  Other high spots include Roy going to the Stevie Nicks concert (significance explained later in the newsletter), and Alex spending his birthday in a studio, recording with friend, Seven Kalas.  To him, there was no better way to celebrate his birthday.

Naturally, the whole life-balance thing means that gains include loss, and loss brings on gain eventually, in the process of finding one, we learn how to deal with the other. The musical union of Alex and Roy has brought us the gains of recording, performing at prestigious venues like the House of Blues, a growing friendship between our families, and so much more.  Before we received that gain, though, we endured the loss of what we originally thought was going to be the perfect band.  Turns out that the phoenix currently rising from the ashes is far more beautiful than the original ever could have been.  That just brings us back to what we are learning from the history of other great bands about taking it one step at a time to the top the toppermost of the Poppermost!

Happenings and Acknowledgments
In addition to being an interesting past year for us, it has also been a fantastic year for the Las Vegas local music scene with lots of help coming from several areas of the music industry.  Our thanks go out to the people like Michael Soli <http://www.michaelsoli.com/>, Rick Duarte <http://www.newfieldmusic.com/>, Mike Fouts, Shawn Eiferman <http://www.shawneiferman.com/>, and Doc Dockery who are hosting acoustic open mikes and invitational jams that allow singer / songwriters to get their music out there.  Of course, that couldn't happen without the support of the venues like Money Plays, House of Blues, the late Tropics, The Fiesta Henderson (formerly The Reserve), Island Grill, Cheyenne Saloon, Brendan's Irish Pub at The Orleans, and Honest John's.  There are, of course, many more folks and venues involved in the support of local acoustic music, but these are just a few of the ones with which we are personally familiar.  Others we haven't visited yet, but will as soon as we can fit everything into our schedules, are Ed Jeffers at Mt Charleston Lodge, Eric Velayo at Spirits, and Lenn Marella at Moose McGillycuddy's.  They are all wonderful musicians and we wish them well in their endeavors.

Other forms of support come as a result of radio stations like 96.3 KKLZ and KOMP 92.3.  Until a couple of weeks ago, Smilin' Ted and Dan Lea from KKLZ <http://www.963kklz.com/> were at The Fiesta Henderson on Thursday nights in support of the acoustic scene where, in conjunction with Mars Music, they provided CDs of each performer.  One lucky artist each week would also win a $200 Mars merchandise certificate.  Unfortunately, these outside associations are being restructured, but the artists are still getting those recordings and we are grateful for them because they give us the chance to hear and improve our live performances.  Laurie Steele's Homegrown Show every Sunday night on KOMP <http://www.komp.com/> literally puts local bands on the radio map where we might not get a chance to be heard otherwise.  Lordy mercy, this is sounding an awful lot like an acceptance speech at the Grammys.  We apologize to anyone we ended up forgetting; these are just the ones with which we're most familiar at this time.  To learn more about the whos, wheres, whens, and hows of hearing and supporting local music here in Las Vegas, visit <http://www.lvlocalmusicscene.com/>.

Okay, now that we're done sucking up for the moment (just kidding -- they all deserve every bit of acknowledgment we can give them for the wonderful job they do), we'll let Alex have a quick word.  Last month he talked about George Harrison, this month is Fleetwood Mac and next month, if he doesn't get preempted by Roy, the subject will be Steve Miller.  In case you haven't guessed, these musicians influenced Alex's life and he likes to share.  So heeere's.

Alex Pops Off
"The Big Mac Attack! (Fleetwood, that is!)"
Friday Night / Saturday morning, 12:30 am ~~ I was on my way to the bathroom when it happened, I swear!  I once again managed to get past my sleeping aunts and in front of the television.  It's sometime in 1976, on a Friday night, and I have to keep the volume down so that my aunts won't go off on me for being up late again.  Tonight's the night, baby, because Fleetwood Mac is on "The Midnight Special."  Yes, even at the age of 7, I would sit through Wolfman Jack's entire schtick to get to see Christine McVie.  What a dreamboat!  She reminds me of Ms. Cosgrove, my first grade teacher.
Saturday morning, 1:16 am ~~ Commercial break -- it's time to raid the fridge.  Bologna and ketchup sandwich, and a bowl of Cap'n Crunch.  Life is good at this point -- somebody else is paying for the food.
Saturday morning, 2:00 am ~~ Well, the show is over, and I am now a devoted Fleetwood Mac fan.  It was all about Lindsey Buckingham, man!  That guy is the greatest!  Cool, now I can go the bathroom and flush without worry!  I no longer care if I wake the grown-ups; I was, if you remember, on my way to the bathroom.

I don't know just how many young black kids wanted to grow up to be Lindsay Buckingham.  I was one.  I had never heard a more earth-shattering sound than the tone of his guitar.  I had never seen anyone play with that kind of intensity before, and it made me want to play a guitar like a god.  Christine McVie always had a great song that related to "everyone."  Remember, she's the one who wrote, "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun."  Because of her and Stevie Nicks, I learned that I love women who carry songs in their heart.  Mick Fleetwood and John McVie are the epitome of the term "rhythm section."  This dynamic duo carried Fleetwood Mac through 33 years, and 13 different versions of the mighty Mac.

In short, that early period of my life saw the development of my love for Fleetwood Mac, the inability to eat bologna after learning its "true" ingredients, and getting busted by my mom who heard me making "kissy sounds" sounds at Christine McVie's image on the screen.  The only difference between then and now is that I don't get busted anymore.

Cheerio
Earlier you probably figured out how well Alex and Roy work together, part of that is because they think the same way musically, but they have a few differences, too.  One of them came to light when Roy saw Alex's column for the first time; he realized that they liked the same band, but for totally different reasons.  You read how Alex feels about Christine McVie -- turns out that Roy feels exactly the same way about Stevie Nicks.  The first time he saw Fleetwood Mac on "Don Kirschner's Rock concert" in the 70's, he saw Stevie on the screen, and for him, she WAS Fleetwood Mac.  It's been a love affair ever since.  Now you understand the significance mentioned earlier.  Good thing we girls aren't the jealous types.

One last thing before we sign off.  An incident at Alex's job recently brought the subject of racial prejudice and intolerance to the foreground in our lives.  We'd like to invite everyone to make a resolution that involves learning to live with each other's differences and accept people of all cultures and beliefs for who they are.  Without a doubt we're all human, and sometimes it's not easy to deal with people's differences and deficiencies, but variety is what make us interesting.  We at Poppermost believe in acceptance and tolerance of our fellow beings and do not wish to bring harm or injustice to any living thing.  One day, hopefully, the rest of the world will catch up.

On that note, we'll say cheerio for now. Be sure and tune in next month, same Pop-time, same Pop-channel to hear more about Kathleen Miller, our newest member who sings like a wicked angel (we sure hope she still likes us by then) and to see what other surprises we have up our sleeves.  Thanks for listening.

Contact
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, 702-384-0306
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, <http://www.thefaro.com/>
email: poppermost@thefaro.com
web: <http://www.thefaro.com/poppermost.html>, <http://www.mp3.com/poppermost>

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Thank you!
Alex, Roy, Debbie, & Farrah

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