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Poppermost Newsletter December 2006

We Need Your Help

Greetings and salutations to all of our Popperfamily out there across the universe.  We're just popping in to wish you Happy Holidays, a.k.a. a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukah, a cool Kwanza, and a Happy New Year.  Our present to you this wonderful season is the "Merry Christmas" song which you can download FREE at http://www.poppermost.com/.  We're also using this particular newsletter as a call to arms among those of you we know and trust.  Please read on.

Calling all Popperfamily, friends, and fans.  Please help our cause.

Do you recall those annual candy drives when you were in elementary school?  You remember; your teacher would give you a glossy 4 page brochure with mouth-watering pictures of all of those delicious chocolate covered candies, a customer sign-up sheet, and a brown envelope for the money collected?  Or as an adult, do you remember one of your favorite kids walking up to you and giving you the "puppy dog eyes" to get you to buy candy to help support a worthy cause?  We have such a cause that we think is worthy enough for you to consider.

We at Poppermost are asking for your help.  We are asking all of our family, friends, and fans to please consider investing in us by placing a pre-paid order for a copy of our new CD, Bitter Suite Swan Songs, to help us raise enough money to have it professionally pressed.  On the previous albums, we did it all ourselves, but it's time to "up the ante" and make this one even better.  We've done it all on a shoestring before, and though we're still working on a shoestring, this new "string" is a little more expensive.  We're determined to stay out of debt, and we need your help to raise enough money for the pressing, so we are asking you to help by investing in us and our best work to date.

"So why should I invest 10 bucks in the new Poppermost CD now?  It won't be ready right away, and I could get that new CD by The Killers in time to go under the tree instead."

The answer is that without your small, yet worthwhile investment, it will take a lot longer to save up enough on our own to get it pressed.  And we really want to release this CD sooner than later; we want to share it with you and other music lovers around the world.

"So, what's so special about the new Poppermost disc?  Did they hire Panic! At The Disco?"

Bitter Suite Swan Songs album cover art

Bitter Suite Swan Songs is the sound of Poppermost growing in confidence as our musical ideas become more potent.  The disc shows a wide and rich musical palate where power pop, orchestral, and choirboy harmonies rub shoulders with rock and biting folk music social commentary.  The eclectic musical diversity of Bitter Suite Swan Songs showcases the best songs Poppermost has to offer to date.  We know you'll find some new favorites, and you'll want to keep it in your CD and MP3 players for a long time.

Okay, maybe we have you thinking about helping our cause. If you'd like to take some of the new music from Bitter Suite Swan Songs for a test drive, please visit our MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/poppermost.  Clear your mind and prepare to "feed your head" with some of the best new indie music you've ever heard.

If there is a matter of trusting us to indeed send you a copy of the new disc when they're ready, let us assure you we have been working under the name Poppermost in conjunction with Alex's Suicide Pop! Records and Roy's Trimordial Studio for 6 years, and we would not do anything to damage the excellent reputation we've established with our family, friends, and fans.  As Alex likes to say, "All you have in this world is your name and your word.  Ruin one and you'll ruin the other."  We whole-heartedly believe in this CD.  We're looking for those of you out there who also believe that this is, indeed something special.

Please share your thoughts.  If you believe in anything at all this holiday season, please believe in Poppermost and please help our dream of sharing music come true.  For more details, respond to this e-mail or click on the graphic below.

Pre-Order Our Latest Album

Happy Holidays,
Alex and Roy Al
Poppermost

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Happy Thanksgiving from Poppermost!

Our wish for you this year is that each of you have many wonderful reasons to be thankful, whether it's for great family and friends, peace, good health, good fortune, lots of love, or all the above.  And for our friends from other countries who don't observe this particular holiday, we still wish you the best of everything at the beginning of this holiday season!

Thanks
Alex, Roy Al, Debbie, and Farrah

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Poppermost Newsletter October 2006
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Sick of Politics? Vote Poppermost!

Hey Poppergang!  We just learned that Poppermost can win up to $100 in a Rock Band contest at RadioIndy.com this month, and we want your votes, please.  It's easy, just go to the vote page at http://www.radioindy.com/current_contest.php and plug "Poppermost" into the search box or scroll down the list to find any one of three Poppermost songs ("She Let Go," "Myself," or "Let It Shine") and vote.  The contest runs until the end of October and only one vote per e-mail address is allowed.  Thanks in advance for helping us win!

Seduction in 2 1/2 Minutes!

We also want to let you know that you can hear a new track (a pre-mastered, pre-album release preview).  It's called "Concentrate On Me," and is pure boy-girl flirtation wrapped in a seductive 2 1/2 minute fun pop song, covered with nuts!  There's even a special salute to our fellow Monty Python fans out there!  Grab that special someone and take a test drive with a little bit of naughty conversation over on our MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/poppermost.

Here's what some of our MySpace friends have had to say about "Concentrate On Me."

"LOVE LOVE LOVE 'Concentrate On Me'!!! Great beat and harmonies. You guys rock!!!!!! I can't wait for this album."
-- Pattie

"Thumbs Up on CONCENTRATE ON ME. I love it... As always, you make me sing and dance! XO"
-- Bonnie

"Hey! Fun new song! I like!"
-- Chris

"I love the new song!!!!"
-- Christina

"FUN new song, you guys!!!! Can't wait for the new cd to be complete! Reserve me one, okay?"
-- Terri

"hey guys! you got nice tracks, i really like the production! cheers from jerusalem"
-- Assa, missFlag

"I heard "Concentrate On Me" and I was blown away! Awesome song! You guys have a really great sound!"
-- Laurie

"The new song is great! Thanks for letting us know about it. You guys rock! Keep the good stuff coming."
-- Gerry & Vicky

Drum Roll, Please. . .

It finally happened!  After months of deliberations, debate, brainstorming sessions, a few knockdowns, and a plethora of truly wonderful ideas from our friends and fans, we've decided on an album title.  And now the winner for the title of the third Poppermost album is... drum roll, please... the winner is... Bitter Suite Swan Songs.  Oooh, such wonderful applause... you're too kind... thank you, thank you!

Free copies of Bitter Suite Swan Songs will be going out, when it's done, to all of you kind folks who took the time and effort to respond to our request for title suggestions.

Download Reminder

And speaking of free, if you missed the opportunity to download "Down," don't worry, the rest of you will be able to hear it when you buy the album, Bitter Suite Swan Songs.  Even if you get the free monthly downloads, you should still buy the album because as we've mentioned with all these new songs, they are the pre-mastered, pre-album release previews. Once the songs are mastered they'll be even better than they are now, plus you can hear CD quality which still beats our MP3 quality.

Our FREE DOWNLOAD for this month is "Catch Me If I Fall" from the Absolutely Sonic album, and you can get it for free only at http://www.poppermost.com/.

Birthday Corner

Our birthday babies for September and October are

Elizabeth S, Lisa B, Karen A, Natalie M, Jason H, Sarah L, Larry E, Helen R, Leslie A, Amanda W, Shauna N, Mary Jane A, Roberta J, Marie O, Cliff R, Steve C, John G, Jon A, Paul Simon, Nico, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Tom Petty, and John Lennon.

We want to wish you all a very big and wonderful Happy Birthday.  Remember that your birthday is your own personal holiday, so you can choose to mellow down easy or take the town, the choice is yours, don't be late.

If anyone else wants to be included in this list when the time comes, be sure to write and let us know your birthdate.  Whether or not you tell us the year is optional, but if you do happen to let it slip we promise not to embarrass you by sending you public "30 is Dirty" or "40 is Sporty" or "50 is Nifty" letters.

Cheers!

In closing, let us leave you with a little food for thought: Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground.  Until next time, we love you and thank you for all your support.

The Staff at Poppermost HQ

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Poppermost Newsletter: Aug 2006

Boy, Howdy!

Greetings and salutations from us here in Popperland.  Just a quick note to say hi, and to let you know that we haven't forgotten you!  Most of you guys are in the songs!  Alex and Roy have been hard at work (out in the "real world" and in Trimordial Studio) on the next CD.  Still untitled, we are currently looking towards October or November for worldwide release on Suicide Pop! Records.  ("Hey! Our label still digs our music, man!  How cool is that?")

New Song!

We also want to let you know that you can hear a new track (a pre-mastered, pre-album release preview) from the upcoming new CD (yes, it really is still untitled).  On our web site only (http://www.poppermost.com/), you can hear "Down," an "open love letter written by a young man to win the heart of his first true girlfriend."  Driven by powerful acoustic guitars, this song has an addictive Latin-flavored rhythm, with lyrics guaranteed to "melt your butter."

When the first fan who heard the song learned there was some question as to whether or not the song would be included on the new CD, she said, "Man, that's an amazing song!!!  You've got to put it on the album!  Gorgeous guitar work and the harmonies are delicious!!  I'll be playing this one a LOT!!"

It's a free download this month, so take advantage of it while you have the opportunity!

Alex in drag!

Did you know Alex was dressed in drag when he wrote "Down?"  Yup, and we have pictures!  We might even post them soon.  (Just don't tell Alex!)

Poppermost on MySpace, girls in glasses, and waterfowl . . .

If you haven't visited our MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/poppermost) yet, you'll find the following songs, which are also in consideration for placement on the next album (also pre-mastered, pre-album release previews):

"Swan" - a song for everyone who ever felt like an "ugly duckling," this song has been described as "haunting" and "beautiful" with shimmering 3-part harmonies.  Special thanks to Rick Wright and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd for vocal ideas. We love you!

"Kristen" - a song written in exchange for a Beatles poster, this song is for a special member of the worldwide Popperfamily.  It has been compared by some of our friends and fans to early R.E.M. and Modern English -- remember their early 80s hit "Melt With You?"

"I Will Begin" - this slow burnin' little rocker has been compared to Queen (?) and Bob Marley (huh??).  Either way, this song will get you thinking, "What in the he**?"

Each song has received great reviews from our friends and fans from all over the world.  If you haven't heard these 3 songs yet, we invite you to stop by our page for a test drive.  Let us know what you think, please.

Birthday Corner

We missed a few birthday wishes since we wrote last.  So part of this is belated wishes for our friends who had birthdays in the months of June and July, and part is for those August birthday babies coming up.  We wish you had or have the best day ever.

Jeff C, Poppermost, Prince, Emile D, Paul M, "Mikey" T, Farrah R, Brian W, Debbie O, Anita D, Ringo S, Merle R, Troy G, Mick J, Renee L, and Curt M.

Happy Birthday all!

Adios Amigos (and Ami-gettes)!

That's it for now.  Thanks for sticking in there with us, and we'll keep you informed of any new developments regarding the new CD.  We're still taking suggestions for the title of our latest disc, so keep sending them our way.  Just remember that we're not a rap group: nothing too suggestive, explicit, and the words of the title MUST be spelled correctly.  Thanx.

The Staff at Poppermost HQ

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Poppernews: May 2006

"In Honor of Deserving Mothers Everywhere"

Hello from Poppermost HQ!  In honor of Mother's Day, "Lady-In-Waiting" (from the first Poppermost CD, oddly enough called Poppermost) will be available on the Poppermost web site, http://www.poppermost.com/, until the end of May for your FREE downloading pleasure.  Originally written about Alex's late mother, the song is a celebration of deserving moms everywhere.  We'd be honored if you would please download the song and share it with your mothers come this special day.  Thanks.

Lady-In-Waiting cover art

This beautiful graphic is one of Roy's brilliant creations.  Talented, isn't he?  Some of you will want to check out the detail of the book, particularly Elizabeth, Annette, Merle, Ann, and Dave.  If you want a larger view, check out the "view more pics" section of our MySpace profile.

New Song on MySpace.com

There is a new Poppermost song on our MySpace page.  Entitled "Kristen," it is a song that celebrates one of those endearing, yet certifiable characters in the Poppermost family.  Originally written by Alex as payment (or payback -- decide for yourself) for a Beatles "Live at the London Palladium" poster that Kristen found for him, this song is a guaranteed "free your mind, ass will follow" three-minute-moment.  Pop on over to http://www.myspace.com/poppermost and check it out.

"Happy Happy Birthday, Baby!"

A while back, we put in a request for you guys to send us your birthdates, because we wanted to be able to give you the recognition you deserve for your day.  So now we continue with the May birthdays of some of our Popperfamily by sending out birthday wishes and butterfly kisses.  Happy Birthday shouts of love go out to:

Annette O, Andy G, Ava L, Erika S, Peter T, Harriet B, Erika W, Terilyn P, and Eric B.

Each of these people have been supportive of Poppermost, and we'd like to show equal support as they get older, losing their hair.  Happy Birthday, guys.  We love you.

And the Battle?

Just a quick note to let you know that because of your love, dedication, and votes, Poppermost won first place in the Battle of the ZBands contest, hosted by http://www.zbands.com/.  Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to vote and help us get the name and the tunes out there.

Goodbye

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programs.  Thanks for your emails and phone calls showin' your love.  Please keep them coming, and let us know what you are up to.  Take care, and love the one you're with!

Alex and Roy Al
Poppermost

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Poppernews: April 2006

"It's been a hard day's night . . ."

Greetings from Poppermost HQ, folks!  We're currently locked away in Trimordial Studio working on album number three.  "With this one, Roy and I are having fun exploring new and different avenues of songwriting, arranging, and production to find a balanced blend of the lighter, acoustic pop in the first album and the harder, mostly electric rock 'n' roll of the second.  The result promises to be powerful, yet seductive and mesmerizing at the same time."

"Swan," one of the songs from our as-of-yet-untitled album will remain on the Poppermost web site (http://www.poppermost.com/) only until the end April for your free downloading pleasure.  Thanks to all of you who have shared such wonderful comments about the song with us.  We really appreciate the input.

"They say it's your birthday . . .  well, it's my birthday too, yeah!"

A while back, we put in a request for you guys to send us your birthdates, because we wanted to be able to give you the recognition you deserve for your day.  So now we start with the April birthdays of some of our Popperfamily by sending out birthday wishes and butterfly kisses.  Happy Birthday shouts of love go out to:

Amy G, Heather W, Gabriella C, Brian H, Fern D, Ryan R, Nan P, and Lanette J.

Each of these people have been supportive of Poppermost, and we'd like to show equal support in their old age.  Happy Birthday, guys.  We love you.

"MySpace, in the middle of the street . . ."

As many of you also know, MySpace is a hotbed of really great bands that you will not find on Top 40 radio... yet.  If you're tired of the same ol' same ol' on commercial radio, head on over to http://www.myspace.com/poppermost and check out some of our favorite bands listed on our profile page.  Our recommendations this month:

Tripsitter - http://www.myspace.com/tripsitter - one of the premiere bands that Las Vegas has to offer.  These guys really deliver the goods when it comes to "music with good taste that tastes good."  Aside from cuts from their California Son CD, take a listen to their stellar versions of U2's "Staring at the Sun" and George Harrison's classic "Wah Wah."  Their harmonies, musicianship, and sound are guaranteed to blow you away!

Brother Luke - http://www.myspace.com/iambrotherluke - one of Las Vegas' favorite musical sons.  This guy does it all -- writes, arranges, performs, and sings his ass off.  Every time I hear him or see him perform, it brings to my mind Stevie Wonder in his 70's heyday.  Check out "You Had Me At Goodbye," "Everything To Me," and other choice cuts.  You won't be sorry.  (And Brother Luke, I owe you a big apology.  I'm always spouting off about how we as musicians need support from our communities, and I totally missed your performance at the Mandalay Bay House of Blues!  This is after emailing you and saying that I would be there for support.  My wife, bless her, has been reaming me ever since.  I promise not to miss the next one, my brother!)

Hungover Stuntmen - http://www.myspace.com/hungoverstuntmen - this band from Newcastle, England is going to be a force to be reckoned with.  They are a molotov cocktail of catchy songs, emotional vocals, and superb rock sound.  With songs like "Move" and "One Reason" in their song lists, don't be surprised when you hear them on the radio.  Just remember: you heard it here first!

Roy Gets Sirius . . .

While we're highlighting special talents, we want to share another one with you -- our own "little mad scientist / technical guru," Roy.  We know how great he is with sound and technical matters, but it's nice to see his talents recognized by others, as well.  That's why Roy was hired to engineer three live Sirius Satellite Radio broadcasts of the "Bower Show" on Maxim Radio Sirius 108 for Maxim's 100th Issue Party at the pool and Tryst nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas Resort this past weekend.  He worked extra hard and did a great job and still had a good time.  Now we just have to figure out how to peel his head out of the clouds because he rubbed elbows with so many celebrities like: Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction), Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns 'n' Roses), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Tori Spelling, Taye Diggs, Anne Heche, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Paris and Nicky Hilton, and many more.  No one was "siriusly" injured!

Goodbye

That's all for now -- just wanted to give a big ol' shout out to everybody, so the only thing left to say is: Adios, Sayonara, Ciao, Auf Wiedersehen, Cheerio, Shalom, Au Revoir, Ya'll come back now, ya hear!

'Till next time, stay happy, healthy, and in as much trouble as you can possibly get away with!
Alex and Roy Al
Poppermost

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Poppernotes: 3/7/2006

New Poppermost Song! Come Listen!

We will return to "Oscar Watch 2006, What The Hell Was That?" after this message from Poppermost... gives you a good night's rest, stays crunchy in milk, kills bugs on contact, and leaves you feeling fresh.  Have you taken Poppermost out for a test drive lately?

~~*^*~~
Have you checked e-mail, honey?
We got an e-mail from Poppermost.
Everything else is spam, hon.

Cool.  What's up with the guys, honey pumpkin?
They're working on the new CD, and have a new song on the
web site called "Swan."  They want us to hear it.  They say it's dedicated to
everyone who's ever felt like an "ugly duckling."

Deep.  When I was a kid, I hated feeling ugly.  I thought
I'd have to wear braces forever.

My ears were too big for my head.  I won't even
get into my teen years -- my acne was so bad, you could play
Connect-the-Dots!  I felt like a freak!

I was the only girl in my 5th grade class to wear a bra.
Boy, did I feel like an alien!

You think that's bad!  I was the only boy in my 5th grade
class who needed a bra.  I felt like I had been put together in a
laboratory from spare parts of lesser nerds!

(She's thinking: My braces may have made me an
"ugly duckling" back then, but my "swan" sure shines
thru with this great smile and killer bod.)

(He's thinking: I sure could go for some nachos and a gallon of milk.)

So, what are we waiting for?  Let's listen to
the new Poppermost song.

(He's clicking on http://www.poppermost.com/)

Oh, wow!  What beautiful harmonies!  What excellent
lyrics!  I think I'm going to cry!  I gotta write the guys!

(He's thinking: What killer drumming!  I think I'm gonna cry!
I gotta write the guys!)

~~*^*~~

Brought to you by Poppermost,
wishing you much peace for your "inner swan."
Music with good taste that tastes good.



Poppernotes: 2/1/2006

Thanks for all your hard work!

Hi again everybody,

We here at Poppermost Central stand before you, awed and humbled by the outpouring of support we've experienced recently.  Those of you who helped us out these past couple of weeks with the RadioINDY January song contest know by now that it's over.  It was a neck and neck race for a little while and it looked like we had a chance, but the other band charged past us at the end to win.

Even though someone else took the prize and stood in the winner's circle for this particular contest, Poppermost is still the biggest winner because we have great winners like you by our side.  Thanks to everyone for their valiant efforts.

Before you completely shut down your weary fingers for some well deserved rest, please allow us to return some of the love you've shown in your voting endeavors and invite you to enjoy a new Poppermost song available exclusively from our web site for a limited time.  Just go to http://www.poppermost.com/ and click on the link for This Month's FREE song, "Forever Valentine."

We'd also like to send special thanks to Alexis Complexus, Angie L, Ava L, Betty G, Betty S, Bri Batya, Calmer, Chris C, Danny H, Danny Mac, Dayzee, Dave R, Diane L, Dylan M, Frances S, Gaby C, Guy G, Jackie C, Janet, Jeremiah W, Marcus O, Michael S, Nini Baseema, Patti, Roberto D, Steve F, Susan G, Terri H, Randy G, and Stereo Bear.

We know loads of votes came from people not mentioned here, but these are the folks who actually let us know that they were voting and/or took great big huge steps to help to pull in extra votes from other people.  Please pass along our thanks to the friends you recruited for our voting project.

That's it for now.  Thanks again.

Alex and Roy
Poppermost

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Poppernotes: 1/26/2006

Poppermost made it to the finals!

Hi again everybody,

Alex and Roy from Poppermost here.  We made it to the finals for the January 2006 RadioINDY.com Most Popular Song Contest.

We want to say thank you for all your help in getting us to this point, and we really need your votes more than ever for this next stage of the contest.  Sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 they will end the contest and the artist with the most votes at that time wins free promotion and cash.

So please go to http://www.radioindy.com/ and vote for "Let It Shine" by Poppermost.  Vote every day, a few times a day if you can, from home and work and anywhere else you can think of.  We truly appreciate every bit of help we can get.  We gotta have a Las Vegas band win this thing, so get your friends in on it, too.

Speaking of needing help, if anyone out there knows of a drummer who is looking for a rock band (and who likes the Beatles, the Stones, R.E.M., Oasis, and U2), please have them contact Alex via the information listed below.

Thanks,
Alex and Roy
Poppermost

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Poppernotes: 1/20/2006

Poppermost wants your vote, please!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to mention that Poppermost has a chance to win cash and free promotion from RadioIndy.com and your votes are what can make it happen.  You helped us win before on a different site, and this contest yields even higher stakes, so we need your help again, please.

One vote per computer, per day is allowed, and there is less than a week to go in this contest, so your votes each day are greatly appreciated.  Just go to http://www.radioindy.com/ and vote for "Let It Shine" by Poppermost.

Thanks,
Alex, Roy, and Phil
Poppermost

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Poppernotes: 1/4/2006

Poppermost at the Icehouse Lounge, First Friday 1/6/06

Happy New Year everybody!

Short notice, we know, but since it's free, there's no reason for you not to get your asses out to show support for the local music scene and see some great bands for the very first "First Friday" celebration of 2006.

Of course, we think the best one to visit is the one where we're performing, along with Skypool and Gone For Good.  So get movin' on down to...

The Icehouse Lounge
650 S Main St (Just south of Bonneville)
Las Vegas NV
702-315-2570 or http://www.icehouselounge.com/
Friday, January 6, 2006
10pm
21+ only
No Cover

We'll see you there!

Thanks,
Alex, Roy, and Phil
Poppermost

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