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Limbo - June 7, 2010

So Spring has sprung and Summer is here…

We enjoyed the private shows – including a first for us, a wedding… Though the last gig we played - at the Olde Blind Dog - proved to be a bit of a challenge due to the heavens opening over us on the patio about 25 minutes into the set, which rather put a damper on things – thanks to all who helped rush to get all of our gear undercover. We did revive enough of ourselves & our gear to finish virtually unplugged...

…Which was a shame as this might be our last show for a little while. The observant out there may have noticed that our Calendar page is looking rather threadbare, this being due to us being unable to commit to any future dates for the time being whilst the one indispensable & honeycombed chink in the Fisheye chain faces the possibility of having to relocate from the ATL. Fingers crossed.

But that’s not to say we’ve been totally idle – work continues (although at a subdued pace) on the next album, now being at the stage of kicking a few more newbies into shape before driving Andy nuts with getting them ground through the ol’ apparatus.

S’all y’all for now


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A Totally Averted Disaster - April 7, 2010

Which is not the title of the album-in-progress, though that subject is being tossed lightly about between the collective Fisheye hand-wringing mullahs that we are…

We had a blast playing at the Olde Blind Dog on St. Patrick’s Day, despite being unwittingly monitorless, though it only went ahead with a huge debt of thanks to “Bullet” Eric. It turned out that Jason’s electronic crutch - can you imagine us live without wah-wah mandolin on stereo delay? Yep, that scary – was playing pool back in Midtown, but our stout hero retrieved the miscreant in double-quick time and didn’t get a ticket in the process. We even enjoyed the karaoke…

Work still progresses on the next CD. To date there are half a dozen tracks taking shape, with plenty more to toss into the smelting pot. It’s gonna be a good ‘un…

Next up: we’re playing a couple of private parties before returning to the ‘Dog on May 14th – as ever, check out the Calendar page for details.

S’all y’all for now,


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Sisyphus, Stacked - February 21, 2010

By Fisheye standards it’s been pretty low-key for the past few weeks.

Though saying that, we’ve started the ball rolling on the next album, which in the past has been six months or so of pushing uphill with the wind against us… The new material is starting to gel & new stuff keeps coming along all the time – this next one will be stacked with goodies by the sound of it, tackling everything from the cradle to the grave with a few detours along the way.

We’ve a couple of private parties lined up through Spring, though it’s looking likely that we’ll have another public show to announce fairly soon to add to closing out St. Patrick’s Day at the Olde Blind Dog on March 17th. As ever, check out the Calendar page or sign up for email updates.

Oh – and Andy just got a new baby – lovely portrait to be added to the Menagerie page on the Links section very soon, no doubt.

S’all y’all for now…


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Lourdes of Fisheye - January 24, 2010

Happy New Year to y'all - and we hope you liked our little seasonal offering.

2010 is already off to a busy start in Fisheye-land. We saw in the New Year with a cracking show at the Olde Blind Dog, and just over a week later braved the arctic weather with a very intimate gathering at JavaMonkey - thanks to all who came & trust that you enjoyed 'em as much as we did. Incidentally, a few of the tracks from the JavaMonkey gig are now available in the music section, including a golden oldie from Brian & a brand new one from Jason - now that's a twist on how it usually goes...

We've got several shows lined up, including a return to the Olde Blind Dog as we close their St Patrick's Day celebrations - come on down & wear your green! - check out the Calendar page as always for details.

There are a few more reviews of "A Totally Different Disaster" on display at the Press page - including a piece from the Netherlands, thanks to Stefan for the translation. We initially ran it through a few on-line programs, but figured something was getting lost in translation as we were described as "the Lords of Fisheye"... Lordy!

We've also been busy putting new material together, and have the solid core to start the next album with already - a few of which have been showcased live recently. It seems that the muses have been busy...

Lastly, there's a new picture in the menagerie page to pretty much complete the family album - until the ante in the Fisheye gear acquisition poker game gets raised...

S'all y'all for now - see you soon.


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Yule Tied - December 17, 2009

Now that 'A Totally Different Disaster' has been officially unleashed - and thanks to all who braved the freezing temperatures to come help us celebrate at the Steamhouse Lounge - it's now also available locally at Wuxtrey Records and Decatur CD, as well as online at iTunes. See their respective details in the ‘Links’ page if you can’t wait to grab a copy from us at an upcoming live show.

Incidentally, the new album has had it’s first review (check out the ‘Press’ page on the site), thankfully positive with mentions in dispatches (as they say in military circles) for Brian’s dulcet tonage. He’s going to have to invest a complete new wardrobe of hats at this rate.

This week also saw the recording of this year’s Fisheye Christmas spectacularama, which involved buckets of mega-hot wings, beer and wine. It was a long night, but we got through it like the troopers we are. Santa’s mixing elves are now busy beating the beast into some kind of digestible format to be ready before the big guy in the red suit cracks the whip over Rudolf & the rest of the crew.

That about wraps it up for now. Hope to see y’all at our New Year’s bash at the Olde Blind Dog in Alpharetta & keep an eye out on the ‘Music’ page for the fruits of our seasonal labours.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all!


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A Totally Different Release Party & Gnu Ear Sieve - November 22, 2009

We’ve finally set a date for the ‘A Totally Different Disaster’ official release party – Thursday, December 10th, 8 PM at the Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown (see ‘Calendar’ page on the website for more details). As well as a free copy of the CD to all comers, this will be the first & possibly only time when we’ll be incorporating keyboards into our live set up. There’ll also be debuts for some hot off the press new original songs, as well as some brand spanky new covers.

For those that just can’t wait until then, the new CD is now finally actually available on-line from CDBaby – check out the ‘Buy CDs’ link from the website.

Our last show this year is at the Olde Blind Dog in Milton, as we play there New Year’s Eve starting at 9 PM through and well into 2010. We’ll be playing just about everything we know, and possibly some we don’t! Again, check out the ‘Calendar’ page for more info on how to spend a rockin’ Fisheye Hogmanay…

There are some new pictures in the Menagerie page from the ‘Links’ section, vacation shots from the lovely ladies’ recent weekend retreat in the north Georgia mountains – thankfully they weren’t tempted by the hot hub.

Well, that about wraps it up… hope to see y’all before the end of the year!


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The Shark has Landed - October 25, 2009

The big news this blog is that our new CD, ‘A Totally Different Disaster’ is back from mastering, fairy dust sprinkling and duplication and is now available on CD Baby, and shortly through all of our other distribution channels (see the ‘Buy CDs’ link from the website, where you’ll also find the digital booklet with lyrics & all that good stuff). Samples are available on our ‘Music’ page on the website. We’re pretty pleased with it and hope y’all like it, too.

Plans are afoot to have a CD release party early in December, and we’ll certainly let you know when all’s been firmed up – with a free copy of the CD to be available to all on the night .

Having said all that, we’ve already almost got enough of a backlog of original material for the next album…

This year’s Christmas spectacularama is currently going through the usual Fisheye hand-wringing selection process. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to drop us a line at fisheye@fisheyeatlanta.com or leave us a note in the website guestbook – likewise for any other tune you’d like to see us cover.

We’ve also just firmed up our first date of the New Year when we pay another visit to Javamonkey in downtown Decatur, one of our favourite venues & which we haven’t played in a while. See the ‘Calendar’ Page on the website for details on that & any other upcoming shows.

Lastly, there’s a new page on the website ‘Links’ page for all the gear heads – we’re gradually putting together an instrument menagerie page (I kinda liked ‘Axes of Evil’, but that’s just me) of all the various beauties that gently forgive Fisheye their trespasses…

See you soon & enjoy the CD!


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Blog, Interrupted - September 7, 2009

Wow, that was some hiatus - we didn't make it to six months, but pretty darn close...

...And that far from means that things have been standing still in the wonderful, wacky world of Fisheye. Spring and Summer this year have seen a busy gigging schedule, including our first shows outside of the "Protective Ring" at the Olde Blind Dog in Old Milton and a sprinkling of various festival shows. As usual, thanks to all who came along - your support is greatly appreciated & we hope you had fun. We've several more shows lined up through the Fall - including another Friday night at the Olde Blind Dog next Friday, September 11th, which should be another lovely night outside on the patio.

Work also continues to progress on our sophomore CD (still tentatively entitled "A Totally Different Disaster") - pretty much all the actual recording has been completed for twelve tracks, now Andy's busy putting the final tweaks to the mixes before all gets sent off for mastering and duplication. Brian's initial draft of the artwork looks rather groovy. All things being well, the album should be ready sometime late October or early November.

Other news is that Jason has acquired a couple of new toys for his effects board - in fact, this necessitated getting a whole new (& bigger) board - one of which is a wah-wah pedal to get the band's collective groove on with - if you've never heard wah-wah mandolin before - and who has, eh? - then you're in for a treat the next time you catch us live.

Well, that about wraps things up for now... back again soon.


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A Totally Different Demo - April 29, 2009

Mmm these blogging fibre supplements are tough going down…

Things have been very busy in Fisheye-land lately, as we’ve been progressing full speed ahead with the material for our second full-length album in between gigs. A taste of things to come will be available to all at the RedLight Café this coming Friday (see calendar for details), as a six song sampler CD will be free to all at the show. The full length CD should be ready sometime over the Summer.

The day after the RedLight we’ll be playing a benefit for the new Springdale Elementary School at the Hearth Community Center, along with the excellent The Stems and The Licemen, who folks that were at the Smiths Olde Bar gig should recall. Again, check out the calendar page for details.

See y’all soon,


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Back Blog - April 9, 2009

Ah the best laid plans of mice & men... after stating to be determined to write more regularly in the last post, it seems that your old pal 'F' forgot to take his blogging fibre supplement...

That said, there's plenty of news to share since the last missive: we had a fab time at the LAS Ball back in February, Fisheye's first 'green room' experience; we returned to Kavarna a few weeks back where Doug debuted his new skins, which few could fail to notice; and we had a rather jolly night at Smiths Olde Bar the other weekend, playing sets on both stages in support of Brian's kids' school.

We've also got several shows lined up & are working on plenty more - including another Fisheye first with a potential out of town gig - keep a close eye on the Calendar, which gets updated far more often than blogs get posted, that's for sure. Of course the best way to keep up with all things Fisheye is to sign up for the mailing list from our website home page.

Lastly, we've been progressing with our sophomore CD, provisionally titled "A Totally Different Disaster" - though if I say so myself it's shaping up to nicely fail to live up to it's name - and the aim is to have a demo preview CD to give away at our upcoming show at the Redlight Café on May 1st.

S'all y'all for now - now let's make sure that I stash these blogging fibre pills someplace I won't forget...



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LAS Bravos / Read All About It… - January 30, 2009

Goodness me it’s been a while again, hasn’t it? Those who’ve been keeping an eye on the website will have noticed that we have a couple more shows lined up – the LAS (Laotian American Society) 5th Annual Charity Ball, on Saturday February 7th (see http://www.lasga.org/ for details), and we’ll also be making an appearance (or maybe two) at Smith’s Olde Bar on Friday, March 27th at the annual social mixer/fundraiser for the parents of kids at Morningside Elementary School.

Bigger Than Your Head (which, incidentally, is now also in stock at Wuxtrey Records at North Decatur & Clairmont here in Decatur) has been causing ripples in the music press – see the “Press” section of the website for more…

There’s a new picture up from our last show a few weeks ago at JavaMonkey (thanks, Clay!) – and thanks again to all who braved the torrential rain to come to the gig.

Doug has been attempting his own economic stimulus package by splurging on a new set of skins to beat, which has upped the ante again within the band gear-acquisition poker game.

That’s pretty much all for now… See y’all soon…


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Early Apes & New Shapes - January 8, 2009

We're all set for this Saturday's upcoming show at JavaMonkey - we'll be playing all of your favourites from Bigger Than Your Head, and also some new original material that's not been paraded in public before - so come on down if you want to get a preview of what the second album is shaping up to be... Also note that we'll be kicking off at 8:30 PM, which is a little earlier than our previous shows there.

(Rock'n') Roll on Saturday!


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Get Yourself Have Yourself… - December 16, 2008

It’s that time of year again and now the wrapping can be whisked away from Fisheye’s festive offering. This year’s seasonal spectacularama is a Fisheye’d “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and is now available at our Myspace page and also here:

http://share.ovi.com/channel/fisheyeatlanta.xmas
The above link also features pictures of the recording process (wow!) and a kinda Christmas card (gasp!)… we know, we know, we spoil ya.

So, have yourselves a merry little Christmas & see y’all in the New Year!


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Oh, Nine Monkeys With Faux Toes - December 6, 2008

Just a quickie: we've another show to added to our New Year schedule as we return to JavaMonkey in downtown Decatur on Saturday, January 10th. This is one of our favourite places to play, not least because we get the whole night to ourselves for two full one hour sets.

We've also recently had our first official band photo shoot, with the wonderful Pam and Joshua at Hobgood Robertson. They're so talented they've actually managed to make us look good! The results of the session should soon be available on our website - and check out the link to Hobgood Robertson photography from our links page for more info on those lovely folks.

Santa's recording elves have been stocking up on stimulants pending crafting another Christmas Spectacularama. Watch this space!

Oh, and one last thing - Bigger Than Your Head is now in stock at Decatur CD, for those that prefer a look & feel before committing their hard earned readies - again, check out our Links page for more info on those guys.

Hmmm maybe not such a quickie after all...


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Ring Ma Bell / Jolly Good Fallows - November 23, 2008

My goodness has it really been over a month since the last update? Things have certainly not been standing still in the eye of the musical hurricane known as Fisheye...

First up - check out the "Products" page on the website, as we actually have stuff there now: links to purchase our "Bigger Than Your Head" debut album, and also free downloadable ring tones to ensure that you know its your cell phone that's ringing when you're lost in a crowd.

Second up - we return to Kavarna on Saturday, February 28th - a really cool venue in the Oakhurst area of Decatur. We should also have news on other shows early in the New Year very soon.

Thirdly, we've already broken ground so to speak on what is traditionally referred to in the crazy world of rock'n'roll as the "tricky" second album. Judging by the track record (pun intended) for Bigger, this will probably be ready for release around Summer next year.

Lastly, we're planning another Fisheye Christmas Specatularama release before Santa cracks the reins over Rudolf & the crew - stay tuned for details...



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Mo' Bigger Than Your Head - October 21, 2008

Only a few days to go until Bigger Than Your Head is unchained from its holding cell and unleashed upon the world. Which begs the obvious question - what does the 'Net have to say about our first born:


Bigger Than Your Head - the wine review site (hmmm I think I now know where Andy got his original inspiration from):

http://www.biggerthanyourhead.net/
Bigger Than Your Head - beer drinking:

http://umamimart.blogspot.com/2008/02/can-of-beer-bigger-than-your-head.html
Sound advice: Never eat anything Bigger Than Your Head (let's face it, the album may be many things, but nutritional probably isn't one of 'em):

http://www.pbase.com/csw62/image/47513555
Sound advice part two: Never automate anything Bigger Than Your Head (set cabin doors to manual at all times):

http://blogs.msdn.com/dustin_andrews/archive/2008/02/09/never-automate-anything-bigger-than-your-head-the-cheaters-way-to-get-to-100-code-coverage.aspx
Sound advice part three: Never invoke anything Bigger Than Your Head (it doesn't like having its name taken in vain and could possibly smite those who do):

http://www.scarletwoman.org/scarletletter/v3n4/v3n4_neverinvoke.html
How to swallow Bigger Than Your Head (addendum to sound advice #1: the CD is also a potential choking hazard):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/saamiam/2337951963/
Crikey!

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Turtle's Head Soup - October 10, 2008

The big news this week is that our "Bigger Than Your Head" debut album is back from the CD crafting Elves... and it looks rather handsome even if I do say so myself. In fact it's so darn handsome I'm not too sure we can restrain it from making a bid for freedom before it's official release (free copy on the door at the upcoming Redlight Show Friday, October 24th, 8:30 PM), but we'll try our best.

We've also been tickling lots of new stuff into shape lately, a couple of which may be paraded in public soon... Pappy's been busy! By the way we do also consider suggestions for potential Fisheye cover toons - email us or leave an entry in the guestbook...

"Freebird, Man!"


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In With The Gnu - September 24, 2008

So, the flurry of Summer gigs is behind us, our debut CD Bigger Than Your Head is in the bag and set for release at our upcoming Redlight Café gig on October 24th... what's new with Fisheye? We've not been idle - there's a backlog of enough new original material for another album to beat into shape, as well as several choice cover tunes to tie down to the operating table, experiment on and surprise folks with.

Whilst on the subject of "new", folks who came to the last JavaMonkey gig also saw (and hopefully heard) the latest addition to Jason's instrument hoard - a Tacoma Papoose 12 string, which should add a little extra jingle to our jangle. They're cute wee beasties: http://www.onlinestagegear.com/brand/tacoma/wing_series/P112-LARGE.jpg
More gnus soon!

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Mo' Monkey Biz - September 7, 2008

Next Saturday, 9/13, sees us return to JavaMonkey, which is an even groovier venue this time of year thanks to the patio. Free copies of our Sampler CD EP will be available, too - together with no cover charge, how much more free stuff could we possibly pack into one evening?!

Hope to see y'all there!

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Summer Shade - August 26, 2008

Fisheye's active August continues this coming weekend when we open up Stage 125 at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival:
Summer Shade
Also remember that we'll be giving away copies of our Sampler EP that previews six of the tracks on our upcoming debut CD slated for release in October - speaking of which, the artwork is coming together nicely & looks rather spiffy.

Hope to see y'all there!

PS: Thanks to everyone who saw us at Vickery's - despite the slight chaos and rain we had a blast...

EP / LP Yourself - August 19, 2008

The apparatus sessions have reached their natural conclusion - or at least to the point where we're too nervous about asking Andy to tweak anything more without being loudly barked at and possibly bitten. The net result is that our debut LP - as they used to call them back in the vinyl age (that's the epoch that came just after the Stone Age for all you young 'uns) - is on the verge of being sent out for mastering and duplication.

The more observant in Fisheye-land may have noticed that we've a new show listed, as we return to the Redlight Café on October 24th for what we plan to be our official CD release party. In the meantime, a sampler EP will be available as a giveaway at our upcoming appearances at the Vickery's 25th anniversary show and the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival.

Get 'em while you can!

PS: Thanks to all who came to Kavarna last Saturday - hope y'all had as much fun as we did!

Crawl Daddies - August 13, 2008

Stop Press: Your favourite dad band will be playing at Vickery's Bar & Grill in Midtown on Saturday, August 23rd starting at 9:30 PM. This is the final stop on the "Crescent Crawl" event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vickery's.

Click here for more info: Crescent Crawl Press Release
Click here to buy a ticket ($5 each in advance, $10 on the door): Buy a ticket
Vickery's general info: Vickery's Bar and Grill
Be great to see y'all there!

Nothing (Else) You'd Kavarna Do - August 12, 2008

We're gearing up for the Kavarna show this coming Saturday in the Oakhurst area of Decatur. For those unfamiliar with Oakhurst, it's a rather cool & funky location with several non-chain restaurants and bars. Check it out: Kavarna Oakhurst, GA
On the bill with us will be:

8:00 Marcellus
9:00 Fisheye
10:00 Nanyana
11:00 Jarrod Brogdon

Hope to see y'all there!
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