Guestbook Archive May 2001

Date: Thu May 31 16:45:15 2001
Name: Esther
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: What about Adam playing in Canada? – mainly Toronto

Date: Thu May 31 15:38:46 2001
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: atari5200@excite.com
Comment: Sorry, email address included above. The Peel Session I’ve got has 4 songs (recorded 1990): Out, Over (an early song not on any album or b-side, never heard anywhere else but here, it ROCKS), Volcano Trash and Zedhead (particularly HEAVY version). High quality recording from the best source. Also have a bunch of live stuff from FM broadcasts. No audience recorded junk. BTW, I will not sell any of this, TRADES only. Doesn’t have to be Swervies, I like other bands as well. Videos would be awesome though, since I’ve never even seen any of them! VHS! …it is great to hear them live …just a taste of what’s to come from Jez soon I hope. Swervedriver still blows away every other band out there after 10 years.

Date: Thu May 31 12:41:28 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: erik, you are right about adam performing “green eyes.” at the spin.com performance (which i have mention on numerous occations) i saw him play it. perhaps he will include it in the upcoming acoustic sets… by the way, i have been really getting on my friend’s case about getting on the ball and getting the performances and interviews up there. perhaps it will work, but the entire spin.com team consists of 3 people, so they are very overworked and things do tend to slip throught the cracks. if not, i might be able to get a cdr copy of it… we’ll see…

Date: Thu May 31 12:16:51 2001
Name: Flizmn
City/State/Country: Cape Whatever
Comment: right on E

Date: Thu May 31 12:02:25 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Grant Hart, formerly of Husker Du, play an acoustic set, right here in Richmond. It was amazing. Grant’s song writing has had an incredible impact on music in the past 20 years. Even Swervedriver has a fair amount of Husker Du in their sound every now and then. Grant played all the classics such as “Pink Turns to Blue”, “Never Talking to You Again”, “Books About UFO’s”, and an absolutely beautiful version of “Green Eyes” (which I hear Adam Franklin has performed before) As starstruck as I was to see him perform, I must say it was a bittersweet evening. A local Richmond emo band called Engine Down was the opener for Grant’s set. For the type of music they play, I think Engine Down is a pretty decent band. They have relatively large fanbase so a lot of people came out to see them. By the time Grant took the stage, there were maybe 10 people left in the club, myself included. Not a single emo kid, nor Engine Down themselves, stuck around for Grant’s set. This infuriated me to no end because, if not for the days Husker Du’s inventive songwriting and constant on the road starvation for the sake of playing the music they loved, and spreading their sound to whoever cared to listen, there would be NO underground music explosion, NO chance for alternative music to break through to the main stream, NO chance for music fans to open up to new ideas, NO Engine Down and NO emo kids. I doubt any of those people at the show even knew who the fuck Grant Hart was. As much as this angered me, I found myself feeling even more respect for Grant than I initially had. He undoubtedly knows that there is little respect for his accomplishments, but he’s on the road regardless, still playing those beautiful songs, speading his sound to whoever cares to listen. He obviously has a drive to push through any of the bullshit. And even though no respect is given to him, he retains his own self respect. I hope he “Keeps Hangin’ On”. I guess I’m writing about this here on the guest book because Swervedriver has had problems very similar to Grant’s. Of course all of us obviously love and respect this band, but it’s an understatement to say that overall, people do not give them what they deserve. But Swervedriver seems to have that same drive that Grant Hart has, and I just want them, and all others like them, to know that there are people out there who cherish and understand what it is you do, and more importantly, always do it for yourselves. The music will always shine through and touch us. Thank you so much for everything you have given. Just “Keep Hangin’ On” and “Never Lose that Feeling”. Take care all… -E

Date: Thu May 31 07:16:31 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country:  
Comment: You really think I pay that much attention…

Date: Wed May 30 21:17:28 2001
Name: sam
City/State/Country:  
Comment: adam, was wondering if you would consider posting or emailing me the tab for the acoustic version of harry & maggie….it is such a wonderful song…thanks, my_zephyr@yahoo.com

Date: Wed May 30 20:42:36 2001
Name: Buck Shonkel
City/State/Country: Iowa City
Comment: Arthur’s email is at the bottom of this page. Cause it’s his site. C’mon Now!

Date: Wed May 30 19:31:17 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Fort Lauderdale
Comment: Art, what’s your e-mail? Jerry, Want to trade CDRs for videos? Trades, trades, trades!!! E-mail me!!!

Date: Wed May 30 12:21:14 2001
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Tabs? mezcal_head@hotmail.com

Date: Wed May 30 08:49:06 2001
Name: Sciflyer
City/State/Country: Perf, Oz
Comment: well im *sure* swd played ‘you find it everywhere’ last time they were in Perf… then again it was a while ago… While im here, i asked this a couple of years ago on the mailing list and never got an answer. Aaaanyway- Who’s the drummer on the ‘never lose…’ video??

Date: Wed May 30 05:13:58 2001
Name: Adam Franklin acoustic shows:
City/State/Country:  
Comment: June 7 Hoboken NJ – Maxwell’s June 12 Washington DC – Metro June 13 Philadelphia – Khyber Pass June 14 New York NY – CB’s Gallery June 25 Boston MA – TT the Bear’s July 2 New York NY – the Fez LA show round about June 21 t.b.c

Date: Wed May 30 02:07:27 2001
Name: Ghizost Shmizost
City/State/Country: Hamp’n Crunch
Comment: Jerry, How many songs are on that peel sessions?

Date: Wed May 30 01:31:53 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Ghost, seems to be working okay now. not sure what was going on. Erik, email me and we’ll talk vid and wig. Andrew, you do the same. Cheers.

Date: Wed May 30 01:30:20 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Testing, testing. Is this thing on?

Date: Tue May 29 23:11:24 2001
Name: Jerry
City/State/Country: OK
Comment: My, my… Marc Bolan is T Rex for the uninitiated… just landed two live Swervie shows plus the whole Peel Session on CDr, which I would love to trade with someone for your cool stuff. Videos would be nice.

Date: Tue May 29 22:33:35 2001
Name: Per Ardua Ad Astra
City/State/Country: p
Comment: p

Date: Tue May 29 22:32:00 2001
Name: Ghost E. Onassis
City/State/Country: Hampton, Va USA
Comment: Uh-Oh I looked at pollstar.com and Adam isn’t listed for June 12 at The Metro in DC but 3 other bands are. ANyone know whats the dealy-o? Adam…?

Date: Tue May 29 20:08:01 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Bootleg State of Mind
Comment: Art, I’d like that Verve video. I think their best stuff is “A Storm In Heaven”. Real spacey. I have their later release of them on tour…still good, but the Drugs Don’t Work, if you know what I mean. Anyone interested in trades, I have Swervedriver, The Verve, My Bloody Valentine, U2 (all eras), more. U2…”This desperation…disslocation, seperation, condemnation, revelation, in temptation, isolation, desolation… Let it go…Fade Away…I’m Wide Awake… E-mail: AndrewSimmons@netzero.net

Date: Tue May 29 18:25:40 2001
Name: Dave
City/State/Country: mezcal_head@hotmail.com
Comment: Hello, Jez, Adam, anyone! Please help me on my 2 year search for swervedriver guitar tabs. I only have son of a mustang ford, and i would really love the tabs for Duel, Rave Down, Deap Seat or Anything else!! (Would love Duel). PLEASE HELP! PLEASE….ANYONE WHO CAN HELP MAIL ME. Hairy Haw ive been waiting months and still, no tabs. -Dave

Date: Tue May 29 17:20:16 2001
Name: veedub
City/State/Country: kc
Comment: esr is on my top 5 fave swerve songs. i always loved that kurdt sample. mogwai is playin here in a cpl days…i’ll give a report…adam & jez – its time to hole yerselves up in a studio for a cpl weeks mates…

Date: Tue May 29 13:14:06 2001
Name: An Old Nostalgic
City/State/Country: From Up There
Comment: Grunge’s Not Dead

Date: Tue May 29 12:24:19 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: An homage to Kurt Cobain and the Shangri-La’s within the same lyric? Everyday there’s new reason that Swervedriver is the coolest band in existence. Art, I may be interested in that Verve video. Should I email you directly? Also, I’ve been having trouble finding that version of the Afghan Wigs doing “When Doves Cry”. Did you get that off Napster or some other site? Let me know when you get a chance. Kik!! Have fun destroyin’ the noggin’ in Syd. Don’t forget to include a Swerve soundtrack. Their music always lends itself wonderfully to debauchery. It’s good to see the admittance of the Lemonhead’s fans out there. I saw them twice back in the day and thought they were great. Take care all, -E

Date: Tue May 29 09:03:01 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: hey art. i think i am going to mogwai on the 24th. if not, then on the 23rd. my cousin is getting the tickets, and i told him either one was fine with me. i don’t know which one he will be getting. PAOLO: i don’t know what’s going on with the spin.com interview and performance by adam. i can attest to its happening because i was there. i will continue to hound my friend who works there to get on the fucking ball with that. but you should check out the MOJAVE 3 performances o the site. they are beautiful… finally: i have always thought that the “GO AWAY” on ejector seat was a direct sample from kurt. it is in a different key, but that is easily changed with a sampler and i had never know adam to scream like thaat… it’s just too close. plus, wasn’t ejector seat originally meant to be released on GEFFEN? that would make getting the rights to the sample very easy…

Date: Tue May 29 08:10:16 2001
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: yup fek work with a big finger coz i’m on hols for the next 7 days straight … gonna hit sydsters running and do the old brain some damage, oh yeah baby !!!

Date: Tue May 29 04:52:02 2001
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: Mus Hill London
Comment: Mallo cup! top tune. reckon rudderless and buddy are as good too. saw evan do an acoustic session in camden a few months back and it was fuckin excellent. if any of you can get to some of his shows over the summer it would be well worth it. lets hope he holds it together ……. on a different note try and get hold of an album by a band called the junket … lux safari. v good stuff – they’re all swervie fans. laters guy

Date: Tue May 29 01:01:26 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: last one
Comment: Anyone going to see Mogwai June 24th @ Irving Plaza? Let’s meet up for a pint before hand.

Date: Tue May 29 01:00:10 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Adam, looking forward to seeing the acoustic set. Will you give us a hint at some of the songs we’re going to hear?

Date: Tue May 29 00:58:29 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Andrew, I’ll take a copy of that video. I think I remember you mentioning that you were looking for some live Verve stuff? I do have an old Verve concert, but you may already have it. It was included as filler on RudAwkning’s SWD video comp of a while back. Anyhow, let me know if you;re interested. I also have lots of other weird stuff. Email me.

Date: Tue May 29 00:38:27 2001
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Calgary Canada
Comment: Hey swervedriver I lov ya guys.

Date: Mon May 28 18:44:49 2001
Name: Ghhhhooost
City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA
Comment: FUCK WORK! GODAMMIT!

Date: Mon May 28 14:11:48 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Nice one Adam!! Looking forward to it. Andrew! Mallo Cup’s a great tune. Gets the ol pinky finger working. Best song off that album for me was Circle of One. Lovely tune. I was never quite sure if I worked the chords out right though. Close enough i suppose. If any Swervies are in London on the 13th of June I think we’re going to be playing The Monarch in Camden again. It’d be great to see you there. We’re also playing the Venue of Life bar in Manchester on the 21st of June if anyone fancies it. The name is Terra Diablo so look out for it. Also, while Im here if anyone wants a preview of or EP contact terradiablo@woodstock.com. Cheers and sorry for the shameless plug.

Date: Mon May 28 11:22:21 2001
Name: adam
City/State/Country: kinksland
Comment: that was definitely a tribute to mr cobain on ejector seat. bit of a tribute to the shangri-la’s also.. in utero is up there as one of the best albums of all time for me…. punk rock lemonheads was good for a while too. i’m playing these acoustic shows soon, i’ll make sure to post them here

Date: Mon May 28 05:54:51 2001
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun May 27 22:40:43 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Whatever
Comment: Ok,Ok…Swervies no playing en el Brazil…No hablo Engles, so English y Espanol…how you say…SUBTITLES! Anyway it would be cool if they played in brazil…I’d go. Yes, Un Lemonheads “Creator” and “Lovey” are good records. Punk Rock.”Hate Your Friends”. I do. Mallo Cup…”Here I am outside of your house at 3AM…Trying to think you out of bed…I whistle at your sill…Echoes across the street instead. I FORGET TO FORGET… Andrew

Date: Sun May 27 21:26:25 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Paulo. You ever heard Creator by the Lemonheads? Thats a great album. Realy punky but with much more jangally chords if you catch my drift. As for Alan McGee. He seems like a bit of a tosser to me.

Date: Sun May 27 21:21:22 2001
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun May 27 18:32:12 2001
Name: Paulo
City/State/Country: Real, Federative Republic of Brazil
Comment: Swervies in Brazil ’94?! Definitely false, not on this side of the hemisphere… Been visiting spin.com lately (trying to find that interview with Mr. Franklin, Im’afraid it’s not out yet), there’s a nice piece on Alan McGee’s new project, “POPTONES”. Mr. McGee must be very smart (after all,he signed Swervedriver…). He seems to be producing a documentary on (late 80’s)Boston’s indie scene, featuring Evan Dando and J. Mascis. These are good news indeed. I used to listen to Lemonheads everyday before I got my first copy of “Raise”. I still dig it tho not as before. “Lovey” is still a VERY good album. Anyway, it’s nice to know that Mr. McGee’s back in action, this may be the chance for may good bands out there waiting for a proper label to bring them together, like Creation did last decade.

Date: Sun May 27 12:14:31 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Here’s a bit for all the guitarists out there: http://www.guitarplayer.com/archive/lessons/chaos.shtml

Date: Sun May 27 10:38:57 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Las Glasgos
Comment: Puts hairs on yer chest mate. Instant Glasgow stereotype in a bottle.

Date: Sun May 27 10:37:01 2001
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sun May 27 07:23:45 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: What is it with Glasgow and Buckfast anyway?

Date: Sun May 27 00:09:53 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Land of weeg
Comment: What would be your befinition of braw? Mine would be drinking half a bottle of vodie and a liter bottle of kronenberg as is such tonight…. My eyes hurt again….Byeee.

Date: Sat May 26 19:28:31 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: nola usa
Comment: Thanks, Ian, for the slang lesson. That was mighty braw o’ ya. I wonder if y’all could understand some of the incomprehensible mutations of the English language found in New Orleans…

Date: Sat May 26 17:41:32 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Buckydom
Comment: ‘Braw’ – something that is good. A rather fine thing. Scots slang meaning fucking magic. See also Barry, Gallus, the dugs bawz, good on, ya dancer, sexalent and fannytastic.

Date: Sat May 26 16:33:22 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I thought that was a sample when i first heard it…. keep in mind it’s followed by the lyric “fly me to nirvana or shangrila…..” so i would say that the similarites are intentional.

Date: Sat May 26 11:31:23 2001
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston,ma.
Comment: bertrand-i made the cobain connection too with esr, hmmm-i guess im not the only one. anyways went to mogwai last nite at the middle east, it was great! just finally now starting to hear again-cheers!

Date: Sat May 26 10:26:33 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: I just listened one more time to Ejector Seat Reservation(the song) and there is this moment where Adam says Go Away Go Away and then take me to Nirvana. But I think he sings it (Go Away) as Kurt Cobain did in Scentless Apprentice on In Utero And Kurt died at the same moment Adam probably wrote his songs for the album. So, I wonder if it’s a tribute to him or something? Or maybe there is just no link!?

Date: Fri May 25 18:47:45 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Fort LauderHELL!!!
Comment: Re:Guy H, thanks for the info pertaining to the famed “Brazil bootleg” if you are correct. Jez enjoyed the mistake, it made him laugh, anyway. Even still, like I said, it must have been rebroadcast in a Spanish-speaking country (or hell, South Florida!)It has English subtitles for song names. My tape has a whole show…Harry & Maggie, Blowin’ Cool, Last Train to Satansville (even though Adam announces the song as such, but the English subtitle says: “Last Train to Save Us” … How funny is that!!!???), Dual, MM Abduction, Sandblasted. I don’t remember if there is more…but it’s pretty friggin’ cool! Still, no takers on trades…is anyone out there!!!??? Later, Andrew

Date: Fri May 25 14:12:52 2001
Name: peDANtic
City/State/Country: bradford
Comment: also on that beat program was sandblasted…just for the the sake of completeness

Date: Fri May 25 08:38:34 2001
Name: Guy H
City/State/Country: Mus Hill London
Comment: Re : earlier posting from Andrew Ft Ld (Brazil bootleg?): the beat was a late nite UK music program presented by gary crowley. swervies played a gig set up and filmed by them around the time mezcal was released. i managed to lose the video i made of it, but the songs shown in the uk were dual, mm and blowin cool.

Date: Thu May 24 15:31:54 2001
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Thu May 24 13:51:42 2001
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Bradford
Comment: yeah..and if you are gonna play London,you might as well come to my birthday party in July

Date: Thu May 24 13:50:19 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: new orleans
Comment: Can one of you Scots translate: “it’d be awfy braw t’ be back there”? What is braw? Adam, why don’t you play those specific songs live? cheers, Zach

Date: Thu May 24 13:14:49 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: I’d go to Glasgow to watch you Adam -for sure. But if you’re gonna play Glasgow you might as well play London as well.

Date: Thu May 24 10:57:38 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Too right! Theres definatly a hardcore group of Swervonions here!. Do you know Richy fron Desalvo Hairy haw? Him and all his mates are about as fanatical as we are. He’s also got everything they ever recorded including Surf Twang, My Zephyr (which is my fave B-side thingy) etc. You should get in touch with him. When he’s not Desalvoing he works as the Janny down the 13th Note Cafe.

Date: Thu May 24 10:51:33 2001
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: The city where, on a hot day in the west end, all you can smell is the Tennents brewery on Duke st.
Comment: I dunno Adam, I reckon more peeps would turn up than you think. Personally, I’d be up for getting the collective asses of swerve up here while it’s still sunny, but I SUPPOSE I can hang on for a bit longer. I think.

Date: Thu May 24 10:02:23 2001
Name: Ghizost Shmizost
City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA
Comment: Hey I live on dem Virginny Waters. I had a dream this morning and I was asking a whole train of Northeners about my country accent.

Date: Thu May 24 04:22:54 2001
Name: roland bolan
City/State/Country:  
Comment: t-rex, mr fester…

Date: Thu May 24 04:18:33 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgee
Comment: Aureet Adam. If ye ever get it intae yer napper te come up then let us know. Th’rrs aloat ae wee celts up here that reacon yer braw. King Tuts whid be gid. I ken them weel if ye want te arrange somit. Best of luck on the tour!

Date: Thu May 24 01:32:38 2001
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Toronto
Comment: My fav swervie tune of late has been Chateau In Viginia Waters. Its written by Marc Bolan, but for the life of me I have no idea who he is. Should I? Sounds familiar, but, I’m at a loss…Good to know that a new Swervie alblum is still a possibility. Whew! When this happens what are the chances of Alan Moulder producing? What’s he been up to anyway? Cheers!

Date: Wed May 23 23:00:12 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: ah yes adam, but you did play the hitcher acousticly at least once (last fall at spin.com.) rather a beautiful rendition of it i might add…

Date: Wed May 23 20:56:53 2001
Name: n30J3di
City/State/Country: syd oz
Comment: well i weren’t expectin it from tha source, but w00t! tnx m8 :^)

Date: Wed May 23 20:56:07 2001
Name: Basil Brush
City/State/Country: Boom Boom
Comment: Up the reds! Wrap up your quadruples in yer old kit bag etc etc

Date: Wed May 23 17:25:25 2001
Name: Anita FIx
City/State/Country: here, there, everywhere
Comment: Ghostie-O, Goddamit I miss you. E-mail me or die. Lot’s-o-love Anita

Date: Wed May 23 16:43:07 2001
Name: Ghost
City/State/Country: Hampton, Virginia, USA
Comment: http://www.toshackhighway.com Adam posted some US dates here. I tried to copy and paste but that shits all Flash. Adam we will see you in DC on June 12 for sure! You should go out to eat with us after or something.

Date: Wed May 23 15:50:24 2001
Name: adam agin
City/State/Country:  
Comment: ba’ the wae, dave ‘n’ ian, get mae tae glasgee…it’s no ma fault that no-one ay’ll pay….it’s nae guid that we’re all aff tae america….it’d be awfy braw t’ be back there…i cannae deny….umm, sorry i was just reading some Oor Wullie…..honest

Date: Wed May 23 15:39:26 2001
Name: Adam Franklin
City/State/Country: London
Comment: Swervedriver songs never played live: Lead Me Where You Dare, Year Of The Girl, Land Of The Lost, You Find It Everywhere, My Zephyr, Single Finger Salute, Bubbling Up, Plan 7 Star Satellite 10, Flaming Heart (although i played this at the luna lounge last year), Expressway, Good Ships, Stimulini, ……and The Hitcher

Date: Wed May 23 13:16:01 2001
Name: Eric
City/State/Country: New York
Comment: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1433231104&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=991240629&indexURL=0&rd=1

Date: Wed May 23 13:11:02 2001
Name: Eric
City/State/Country: New York
Comment: Ejector Seat Reservation vinyl LP up for bid on Ebay. Starts Wed. May 23, ends on May 30th.

Date: Wed May 23 12:10:54 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: nola via san diego
Comment: That’s a shame, Erik, cause I love that song.

Date: Wed May 23 12:08:09 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: NeoJedi, Jez once told me that Swervedriver never played “Bubbling Up” since the day they recorded it. He also said it was his favorite song the band ever wrote. Good news about Mr. Franklin playing at Maxwell’s. I guess I’m going to have to make the trip up to yankee land to see him… Take Care all… -E

Date: Wed May 23 09:40:28 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Land of Adult Education
Comment: Sorry! Jez’ll fix it for yooouu, and you and,you and you. People from the UK’ll know what Im on about.

Date: Wed May 23 09:35:28 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Land of Weeg
Comment: Hey lil brother. Its the big yin here. If your going to put a message up gonee no shout. Anyway, welcome to the Swervedriver guest book bro where you are sure to meet alot of good, like minded people. A world tour of Glasgow is a top idea (Jex’ll fix it for yooouu, and you and you and you)See you in Tuts fur a pint!

Date: Wed May 23 06:00:24 2001
Name: DAVE
City/State/Country: GLASGA
Comment: ONCE MORE I CAN SLEEP SOUNDLY IN MY BED AT NIGHT, SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ONE DAY (PERHAPS LATER RATHER THAN SOONER) THE SWERVIES SHALL RETURN WITH ANOTHER MASTERPIECE. I KNOW YOU’LL HAVE YOUR WORK CUT OUT WHAT WITH BANDS LIKE TRAVIS ABOUT (EH JEZ) HA,HA,HA. “WHY DOES IT ALWAYS BLAH, BLAH,BLAH” ON A RATHER LESS EUPHORIC NOTE, WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT ADAM PLAYING IN AMERICA. I APPRECIATE THAT HE MUST BRING CLASS TUNES TO THE GOOD CITIZENS OF AMERICA BEFORE GEORGE “SATAN” BUSH NUKES, POLLUTES AND SHOOTS THEM ALL, BUT WHAT ABOUT US UP HERE IN SCOTLAND. I THINK YOU SHOULD ALL GET TOGETHER FOR A ONE OFF WORLD TOUR OF GLASGOW. I’M BEGGIN YA MAN, I HAVE FAITH THAT “JEZ’LL FIX IT FOR ME” (RATTLE, RATTLE, JEWELRY, JEWELRY) DAVE

Date: Wed May 23 04:20:36 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Glasgow
Comment: Bloody Americans get all the good stuff!! (only kidding). If Adam is thinking about doing the same thing in Britain I can guarentee a warm welcome up here in sunny ol’ Glasgow. (its worth a shot). Cheers for the reply Jez!! I dont envy you mate.

Date: Wed May 23 02:52:02 2001
Name: mike
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i need another swervedriver album like a crackhead needs a hit.

Date: Wed May 23 00:06:29 2001
Name: n30J3di
City/State/Country: syd oz
Comment: w00t! live SWD stuff :^) I’d really love to see some bside stuff mixed in there Jez. Cars Converge on Paris, She’s Beside Herself, Kill the Superheroes, Hitcher (didya ever play it live?), Scrawl & Scream (the g/f’s fave) ahhh don’t get me started! w00t w00t! Does anyone out there know what songs SWD never played live???

Date: Tue May 22 21:00:57 2001
Name: andrew
City/State/Country: nowhere
Comment: I wanna hitch a ride away from here…

Date: Tue May 22 19:17:11 2001
Name: Sponge’s brother
City/State/Country: oxford
Comment: £800 after all we did was talk about it (vaguely) ? !!! i can’t believe that, jez surely some mistake

Date: Tue May 22 16:44:40 2001
Name: at maxwells
City/State/Country: Hoboken
Comment: Adam Franklin is playing at Maxwells (Hoboken, NJ) on June 7th, and will be joined by + Last Chance to Fly + to open the show. (LCtF consists of Craig of elemae and Justin of the Judas Factor along withhis bother, Jordan Fullam) Both acts will be intimately showcasing material on acoustic guitars, with lots of guts. It’ll be quite interesting to see Adam showcasing plenty of new material, (toshack highway) as well as some noted ol’ faves. (hopefully) stage time is 9pm sharp. https://www.swervedriver.com/ http://www.elemae.com/Page_12x.html http://www.nj.com/maxwells

Date: Tue May 22 01:38:21 2001
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Date: Mon May 21 12:24:33 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: hello everyone! it is good to know that those of us in the new york/new jersey area are not going to be the only ones lucky enough to see Mr. Franklin perform. i saw adam play a short acoustic set in the Spin.com office an it was great. i can’t wait to see a full set!!! on a shameless promotion note, my band, ZELDA PINWHEEL, is about to release our debut CD. if anyone would like to hear us, go to www.ZeldaPinwheel.com for our new MP3. for more info, email info@ZeldaPinwheel.com … hope you like it. peace..

Date: Sun May 20 12:51:19 2001
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Date: Sun May 20 11:47:42 2001
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston,ma.
Comment: adam franklin is doing an acoustic solo set at tt the bears place cambridge ma. on monday june 25, 2001. 🙂

Date: Sun May 20 01:32:58 2001
Name: ricky
City/State/Country: Canada
Comment: i would give my left nut for another swervedriver album…..right about now….

Date: Fri May 18 18:33:58 2001
Name: jez
City/State/Country: here
Comment: Bl**dy h**l!Someone get me out from under all this email!No,really,thanks everyone.It’s been great to get all your messages.I’ve now got to trawl through about 600 hours of bootlegs to work out the ones that are ‘quality’ items.Remember,this is Swervedriver,so no compromise on output.Sorry!I’ll be answering you all personally in the next few days and we’ll try and get things available as soon as possible.You lot have some twisted minds – which is great!!!Sponge’s brother – fear not!Credit me with a little more taste.It’s just a shame you didn’t follow up on the last time you phoned me.I spent £800 in a studio preparing for what we talked about,so cheers for that…Still,congrats on the three – BRING ON THE WEEKEND!!!Dan McD – got yer questions – will be in touch – just as soon as I can offload the list from the truck!!!Later y’all,jez….xxx

Date: Fri May 18 13:15:43 2001
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: Got on the list this morning. So far as I know, my buddy gets mail off it. There’s far more communication on the Web about the Swervies than I expected. My browse time is limited, but I answer all my mail. Gotta go, time for fast luncheon. drmcd

Date: Fri May 18 00:22:31 2001
Name: n30J3di
City/State/Country: syd oz
Comment: Dan: not 100% sure, but i dont think that mail list operates anymore

Date: Thu May 17 18:26:15 2001
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: Uh, guess it’s time to fess up to being a newbie to the Web. I tried to subscribe to the (swerve) mailing list twice today; both attempts failed. It wouldn’t be the computer I use at the faceless conglomerate I work for, would it? Any suggestions? Also emailed the swerve-owner. And Jez, where’d ya go? drmcd

Date: Thu May 17 04:29:16 2001
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Date: Wed May 16 20:35:03 2001
Name: JJ
City/State/Country:  
Comment: I swear to god, “Too Real” from that BRMC album sounds it belongs on Ejector Seat… It’s fantastic.

Date: Wed May 16 19:07:48 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Ft.LauderHELL
Comment: SO! No takers on trades for Swervediver, The Verve, or My Bloody Valentine? I’m still looking for good video of the Swervies, even though I probably I have most of the good stuff. Who knows? Maybe someone is holding out! Hell, I think there sould be a collectors web-ring set up on this site for trades! There already is one for U2 (Even Better Than the Real Thing.com), if anyone likes U2 on this board. You have got to at least respect albums Boy-Unforgettable Fire. Anyone listening? Guess not, Andrew.

Date: Wed May 16 18:19:47 2001
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chic-a-go-go
Comment: ‘Sup Sundog, everybody… tried to put myself on the swerve email list; don’t know if I did it right. I’ll wait overnite to see. Jez, I was surprised to hear back from you so quick the first time out – did you get my questions? Later days, drmcd (daniel_mcdermott@yahoo.com)

Date: Wed May 16 14:20:10 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: NOLA
Comment: Sorry for my last message…I posted before reading Jez’s latest info. Cheers, Z

Date: Wed May 16 14:13:22 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country: New Orleans
Comment: Hi Jez, Do you remember the Atlanta show with the Pumpkins? It was at the Variety Playhouse, I think. Great show! Are y’all going to tour in the states any time soon? Do y’all ever discuss producing another album? Just curious. Thanks for the info, Zach

Date: Wed May 16 12:42:55 2001
Name: Scott
City/State/Country: Portland, Maine, U$A
Comment: Hello all. Great website. I loved Jez’s book passages. Hopefully that book will be out soon. Anyway, thought you’d all like to know I have a band called Neon From Candlelight (yes, the band name is taken from THAT song) that has played out a few shows here in the Portland area. We’re an ambient guitar-drone band in the style of Stars of the Lid, Windy & Carl, most of the stuff on the Kranky label. If anyone wants any more info, they can e-mail me (“NfC” in the subject line, if you could) at neonfromcandlelight@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Date: Wed May 16 10:57:36 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: ahemmm… ADAM FRANKLIN is playing on june 7th at maxwell’s in hoboken!!! i knew being from jersey would come in handy one of these days…

Date: Wed May 16 07:29:54 2001
Name: Snail
City/State/Country: Stockton, AUSTRALIA
Comment: yeah DAVE (SCOTLAND), never fear…If freakin’ Primal Scream can come out with a new album then i wouldn’t worry about swervedriver. Jez, checked e-mail…ta

Date: Tue May 15 23:34:10 2001
Name: Sundog
City/State/Country: Chi-Town
Comment: Hey Dan! Welcome to the Swervie board! Nice to know someone else here in N.W. Indiana (Griffith here) Who is a Swervie Fanatic! SD

Date: Tue May 15 09:59:38 2001
Name: Hairy haw
City/State/Country: twenty club an’ a hawf bottle ‘o Buckie
Comment: Ian, many aplogies chieftain, circumstances(too much Chong, exams and our bassist who’s gone AWOL)have meant that it’s been a while since i sat down in front of one of these things. Sorry I missed you at sleazy’s. hope it was a good one though, I is off to see Terris doon at Tut’s next week. Me mate says they’re the dog’s ‘nads but I’ve not really heard any of their stuff. Are they any good anybody? Shocker about Adi-I thought he was still in Skyskraper!

Date: Tue May 15 04:47:55 2001
Name: guy
City/State/Country: muswell hill london
Comment: hi all jez luv the book – when is it out and how do we get it??? guy

Date: Tue May 15 01:54:13 2001
Name: Gigi
City/State/Country: NYC
Comment: I heard a murmuring that Adam Franklin may be playing some solo dates in the New York area- June or possibly July…not totally sure, but thought I’d give ya’ll a head’s up. And here’s to Joey Ramone- I met her at the Burger King, fell in love by the soda machiii-i-i-ine.

Date: Mon May 14 20:19:14 2001
Name: neoJedi
City/State/Country: syd, oz
Comment: anyone learning swd music need only use the force 😉 h3y art, howz about hosting some of Jez’ live stuff on here? got the space? w3rd!

Date: Mon May 14 19:29:43 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: new york
Comment: Jez, thanks for the update on the live stuff. Has your mailbox exploded yet? 😉 Also, anyone who has taken a crack at SWD guitar tabs, how about sharing? There’s a great site dedicated to tabs and they currently have NO SWERVEDRIVER SONGS LISTED. Please help them see the light: http://www.olga.net/

Date: Mon May 14 07:13:45 2001
Name: lord ibanez of derby
City/State/Country: The Midlands
Comment: Curve were good( first 2 Ep’s)the best though.If you want this live out of Boston stuff will it be an MP3 or a CD.My computers stuffed and it will be a while b4 I have the money for a new one.

Date: Sun May 13 18:48:18 2001
Name: jez
City/State/Country: yeah
Comment: OK – y’all need 2 know that the next SWD album is a way away (but gonna happen) – in the mean time,that ‘live out of Boston’ thing I was talking about will be ready for your consumption in two or three weeks.Want a copy?No record companies – can’t be arsed!Gimme a call – badearth@dialstart.net I’m not putting it out there,cos it’s for ME and my mate Ste’ (the best bass player I ever knew),but if you want a copy,it’s yours.Jus’ lemme know…I also have nearly every gig we ever did on DAT off the desk.If there’s a particular show you want,let me know.It may not be the greatest recording of all time,but I reckon if you’re dedicated enough to be visiting this place,you should get whatever the f**k you want,right!!! Sorry we’re so untogether. Dave – Scotland:Thanks pal – we appreciate it.You mean we’re better than Travis?No Way!!!OK – maybe..! Snail – check your email,OK?!

Date: Sun May 13 12:34:55 2001
Name: Tuomas
City/State/Country: Helsinki
Comment: You’ll never walk alone….Thank god for Owen!!!!

Date: Sun May 13 11:21:49 2001
Name: DAVE
City/State/Country: SCOTLAND
Comment: COME BACK SWERVEDRIVER…..WE MISS YOU. WHEN’S THE NEXT ALBUM OUT? I’M FED UP WITH THE MINDLESS PISH THAT POLLUTES MY EAR DRUMS ON A DAILY BASIS. I CANT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME A RELEASED A STORMER OF AN ALBUM. I THOUGHT 99TH DREAM WAS FUCKIN GREAT, BUT IT WASN’T QUITE UP TO THE GROUND BREAKING, OUTSTANDING, ONE OF THE THREE ALBUMS YOU WOULD TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND IF YOU HAD TO STAY THERE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH ONLY THREE ALBUMS, STANDARD OF RAISE AND MEZCAL HEAD. COME ON LADS, LETS HAVE ANOTHER ONE. DAVE

Date: Sun May 13 02:59:46 2001
Name: Dan
City/State/Country: Chicago
Comment: I never thought I’d see a day where I would be able to name a favorite band, or send fan mail (“fan” being short for fanatic, which has that obsessive stigma), but after eleven years I have to make accolades known for all that is Swervedriver. I’ve found myself blasting their craft in various situations – four-wheelin’ in a 3/4-ton pickup through the steel mills of Indiana, making deliveries to the 1000-foot ore carriers (good ships!), headphones-only stress management sessions (the 12-minute live “Duress” from The Passenger is Wired CD is a M*F*er), in my cube at my current gig… jeez, I could go on all night. Suffice to say, I love the Swervies, too. This is part of my initial search to get in contact with any band members, and Jez in particular. I’d like it if I could talk shop with ya about drums. If you’re out there guys, I’m at daniel_mcdermott@yahoo.com. Anyone else interested in rock or rockin’ out hit it up. All the best, drmcd

Date: Sat May 12 23:24:27 2001
Name: Fester
City/State/Country: Heartbroken Toronto
Comment: Cover songs? “Getting Better”, by the Beatles all the way. The Police’s “The Bed’s Too Big without You”, and U2’s “In God’s Country” would be fun for me too. Remember Siouxsie’s “Through the Looking Glass”, or Laibach’s “Let It Be”? I love those kinds of ideas. More of them please.

Date: Sat May 12 08:14:12 2001
Name: snail
City/State/Country: Stockton, AUSTRALIA
Comment: ’bout to tune into FA CUP!!! cant stay long,… what cover ov a song would swervedriver best do? I reckon “TURNING JAPANESE” by THE VAPOURS. (no connection to Toshack Highway) more an anthem for the world cup. wots that lazy bastard ADi doing tuning guitars jez, surely he’s gotta be one of the most solid players around. (based on his raise contribution). jEZ, LIKED your werk with Powderfinger jamming in their set at the Newcastle Workers Club 99th dream tour. Anyway.. GUNNERs… GO!!!!!!!

Date: Fri May 11 23:15:48 2001
Name: kikster
City/State/Country:  
Comment: don’t think any less of me but i’m really starting to enjoy st etienne …. & i blame swervedriver for this because they’ve strung me along for so long on a promise of more music and now its like MAY and i’m still waiting…. there’s only so much a girl can take before she starts humming along to, oh, I don’t know, CURVE, for fucks sake! anyways. i’m looking forward to amnesiac & for once in my life, i’m gonna actually WAIT until the big public release from radiohead. i’m refusing to read, pre-listen etc etc & try to enjoy the hype. on that same sort “waiting thing” i remember MBV wehn they toured in OZ (& far out was it really 1990???) i waited for months & months, hot little ticket in hand adn it absolutely blew my mind (or was it the T?. anyway, they were so good I bought a ticket for the next night as well and had a wait time fo like 30 minutes – and guess what? they were still great but that sorta sad ennui feeling just wasn’t there. btw my only vinyl mbv is Glider. anyways again. Erik all the best with the exams i know they suck. i’m now on holidays for 2 weeks after a semester from hell – i had the most dysfunctional workgroup ever (they force us to work in fekking teams). it was so bad i thought i’d need therapy. every day in everyway i’m getting better and better. what are you studying??? i’m off to do the usual. drunk & disorderly on a saturday nite. have a good weekend all. ! tricycle !!!!!

Date: Fri May 11 00:24:30 2001
Name: Ghostie O
City/State/Country: Hellhole, VA
Comment: Erik, send me your mail (if you want). I want to tell you the story of the breadsticks and salads provided by you. It’d be funny if you remember me. thelovebutcher@msn.com

Date: Thu May 10 23:09:54 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: A good Jez memory for me was this time in Philadelphia in early ’98, the 99th dream tour. Adam was switching guitars and grabbed one from the tech (some long-haired guy). He then stepped up to the mic, closed his eyes, started picking the guitar, and sang the first line to “She Weaves a Tender Trap” over the most god-awful dissonant shit you could possibly imagine. He got the first sentence out when he apparently realized the tech had brought out the wrongly-tuned guitar. The tech rushed onto stage to give Adam the right guitar, and Jez stood on his drum stool and beamed his drumstick at the guitar tech, nailing him pretty hard. My friends and I laughed so hard I thought we’d die. Afterwards, the band played a beautiful version of “She Weaves a Tender Trap.” -E

Date: Thu May 10 19:46:34 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: FTL. HELL
Comment: Yes, it is hot down here. But I don’t know why they call it “The Sunshine State”. It’s always raining, like some friggin’ tropical rainforest. Anyway, the show I saw you guys open for the Pumpkins was really interesting. When you guys started playing, Adam’s mic wasn’t working and he had to yell over all those noisey guitars. By the end of the show, I don’t know if your bass player’s rig blew up or what, but he and Jimmy just walked off stage. Jez didn’t give up yet. But then it was just Adam out there feedbacking his guitar and looking like he didn’t take his lithium that morning. Pretty Cool! The Pumpkins were kind of annoying, so the skinheads in the pit started throwing shoes at the band. D’arcy got all pissy and said “We already have your money and we can just walk off stage. Stop throwing shoes, or we are going to stop playing.” They didn’t stop throwing shoes. Those crazy kids! SEE YA! Andrew

Date: Thu May 10 16:05:24 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Just saw a name on that album : ‘Jez’ Houghton doing french horn. Is there any link?

Date: Thu May 10 16:02:03 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Yep, Steve, I have that ‘the infinite circle’ opus and it’s a good one. Maybe a little quiet for me though it’s compensate(d?) by the overdevelopped emotionnal side.

Date: Thu May 10 15:39:54 2001
Name: jez
City/State/Country: Da Smoke
Comment: Andrew Ft Lauderdale – glad you enjoyed the gig there w/Smashing Pumpkins – I lost 6 lbs in weight in 40 mins doing that show.Hot?There?NAAHHH!!!Later,jez….xxx

Date: Thu May 10 13:58:29 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: Bertrand: don’t get me wrong, i’m not complaining. i am overjoyed to be able to get the CD at all. the flower shop (robin’s label) doesn’t distrubute to the US so it is quite difficult for an american sophia fan to find anything. i bought the first 2 SOPHIA albums on seperate trips to europe and you are quite right.. i paid the equivilent of about $25 each time. but it was totally worth it. they are absolute treasures!

Date: Thu May 10 10:41:13 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: And if I am in Belgium? What do I have to do? When I will have time out of ******* exams I will search for it in music stores. Hey man you’re lucky to buy it only 15$. So I should reckon you not to complain. You would probably buy it 20$ – like any other albums in fact – in a music store. Expensive life. Even more, when I ordered ‘Mezcal Head’ from USA I had to pay about 25$. So I really think 15$ is a cheap price.

Date: Thu May 10 08:55:09 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: i finally received my copy of the new SOPHIA live cd in the mail yesterday. it is absolutley beautiful. all of the songs are performed with a string quartet. most of the songs are new (and somehow even darker then the old stuff) but they do this wonderfully slowed down version of ‘SO SLOW” that brings tears to my eyes. ADAM plays guitar on one song. all included in the lineup are JEFF TOWNSIN on drums (also from TOSHACK HIGHWAY)and WILL FOSTER on piano (he also played keys on the TOSHACK HIGHWAY tour but not the CD.) if your in the states, you’ll hae to send $15 cash to belguim, but it is sooooooo worth it!!!

Date: Thu May 10 01:37:42 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Kikster!!! Are you drowning in exams like me?

Date: Wed May 9 22:50:38 2001
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Dear Dr Swervedriver: what is happening to me ??? I am listening to leftfield and not feeling at all ashamed or embarassed. in fact i am even “coming around to digging it” !! pls help me over this difficult time in my life …

Date: Wed May 9 21:35:51 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: The not-so-rich Richmond, Virginia
Comment: OK Paul, this is really spooky. Yes I did work in that god awful place for quite sometime. Who was your ex? If you don’t want to mention her name I understand, but maybe you could give me a hint of who she was. Thanks so much for ordering our CD. We defintely appreciate you support. I hope you dig it. I do have a copy of Ecstasy and Wine, but it’s on vinyl (probably the Mona Lisa of my record collection) I could send you a copy of it if you want. Unfortunately, my stereo doesn’t record records very well, but if you want, I’ll attempt to make the best quality copy that I can. I busted out my Rave Down single earlier today. “She’s Beside Herself” is an amazing song. I especially love the vocals, “She’s besi-i-i-i-i-i-ide…” Nobody can stretch out vowels like Mr. Franklin. Take care all, -E

Date: Wed May 9 18:54:50 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Ft. Lauderdale
Comment: Alright!Jez!So maybe the bootleg ISN’T IN Brazil, but I think it was broadcast there, at least that is what the station says on the tape. I just reviewed it and the credits say “The Beat In Concert” w/ Pop Will Eat Itself. Does that ring any bells? At least I got your attention! By the way I’m sick of playing my songs w/ a drum machine (I was thinking of calling my demo “Me, Myself, and I” because I have to play all the instruments (or “The Id, Ego, and Superego” for all those pretentious Freudian/Sarte muscians.) Anyhow, the tape is for real and it’s got some good s**t on there. I saw you guys open for the Smashing Pumpkins down here in “the Sunshine State” on the Mezcal Head tour. GREAT SHOW! SEE YA! Andrew

Date: Wed May 9 07:21:48 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Las Galsgos
Comment: Never heard of them mate. Must be getting old but I fancy checking some of them out. Any web sites? Comizerations to Jez on the Leeds result. The boys done good.

Date: Tue May 8 23:52:47 2001
Name: ghost
City/State/Country: HVA
Comment: Oh I just ordered a Dragstrip Volume Cd Looking forward to it. Yous guys still never answered me on the EMO question. MOck Orange, Jejune, ATDI, Braid, CUrsive, Sleater-Kinney, Glora Record, etc. Do any Swervies like these bands? Alright talk atcha later.

Date: Tue May 8 23:38:19 2001
Name: Ghost
City/State/Country: correction
Comment: I noticed I made a mistake on that MBV title below, it’s Ectasy & Wine if anyone has a copy theyu can burn for me I can trade some ssshiznit. Bicycle!

Date: Tue May 8 23:36:07 2001
Name: ghost
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Erik, did you used to work in a Little Ceasar’s in Williamsburg? I think you were friends with my EX and one day you hooked us up with some free munchies. Spooky. I do not wish to mention her name here because she did Fuck me over in unbeliveable ways, but something tells me that was you. I went to NYC last week for the 1st time and it blew me away. I think it will be my future home. Anyone who wants to go with me start saving your money.

Date: Tue May 8 17:48:06 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Well, nice to see you jez. Keep us posted. Kik, I assure you I know nothing of your involvment with Codeine, but do tell!! Fun band they are. Especially live, when everything is slowed down even more. I could have sworn a few unsuspecting CBGB go-ers fell asleep standing up that night! Zach, NOLA ruled even if for just 4 days. My eyes are still bleeding. Going to see John Cleary at Village Underground next Sat. Should be a mostly N.O. crowd, too. Steve, love Amnesiac. Not as much as I love Kid A, but it’s growing. These guys are definitely in their White Album stage of development. later.

Date: Tue May 8 14:36:20 2001
Name: jez
City/State/Country: Norf Lahndahn
Comment: No Swerve action 2 report – ‘cept I’ve booked a studio to mix a mini live record of us lot at the Middle East in Boston,Mass. 1998. Just 2 see how it sounds given the full Jez-mix treatment.It’s on 16-track ADAT and we only got about 40 mins,but we did “Paris” that night,which we pretty much NEVER did.I’ll let y’all know when I’m done (couple of weeks?).Andrew (Ft.Lauderdale) – Swervies live in Brazil ’94,eh?Those bas****s.They told me we were having a break!The rest of them must have taken a drum machine and gone on their own.S’pose the machine had a considerably lower alcohol and charlie intake…Fair enuff I guess.Then again,maybe your b/leg is from somewhere else…!Ian – Las Glascos – Leeds?A “fisty lot”?Is there something I don’t know ’bout the glory boys?Hope they take their wristwatches off at least… Whatever,kick-off’s in 15 mins.TO THE PUB!!!!Oh,and congrats to the Ash mob (band,crew and all – got to say that,our long-serving tech.Gaz works for them these days,as does Laughty (swd original live sound man) and,on occasion (when he’s not tuning guitars for Bush and Catatonia) Adi – original “Raise” bass player).#1 in the UK album charts – NICE ONE.Also,to Brazil for being number 1 on the Peoplesound.com main chart.Good chewn that. Peace,love and COME ON YOU LEEDS.Right – PUB! lATER,JEZ….XXX

Date: Tue May 8 10:24:18 2001
Name: the informant
City/State/Country:  
Comment: i have it on good authority that jez has been partying on down with ash celebrating their uk number 1. i can say no more…

Date: Tue May 8 08:35:26 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: All seems a bit quiet on the swervedriver front at the mo doesn’t it. We could do with an update as to what’s going on……Jez? Adam?…..anybody!?!?!?!?

Date: Tue May 8 00:58:13 2001
Name: Erik
City/State/Country: RVA
Comment: Codine is good. So is Cerberus Shoals. I fucking hate exams. Love, Erik

Date: Sun May 6 16:51:13 2001
Name: mike
City/State/Country: boston,ma.
Comment: hey folks just downloaded “son of a mustang ford” from a band called “cocobat” from “i versus i” single-anyone ever heard it or heard of them? its not bad, a little faster than the original version from swervedriver. peace :))

Date: Sun May 6 12:34:35 2001
Name: Andrew
City/State/Country: Ft. Lauderdale
Comment: I left a message on Toshack website, but I’ll leave a message here, too. I have a Swervedriver bootleg compilation w/ live gigs ’92(Raise tour after drummer split), ’94(Mezcal tour in Brazil), MTV 120 Minutes live, and various music videos. I’m interested in trades for other Swervie, early The Verve, and My Bloody Valentine bootleg video. If Interested, E-mail me at: AndrewSimmons@netzero.net

Date: Sat May 5 19:17:45 2001
Name: Zach
City/State/Country:  
Comment: Hi Art, I’m glad you had a nice time down here in the swamp. Can make you sick to leave, huh? Just kidding… Steve, Amnesiac is awesome. I really like Knives Out. The next big release for me is Tool’s Lateralus, which is coming out on May 15th. I have heard one song, Schism, which is phenomenal. This is going to be a great album, no doubt. Ricky, I miss ’em too. What are the odds we will ever see another album? As Jesse Jackson would say, “Keep hope alive.” Later all, Z

Date: Sat May 5 19:04:39 2001
Name:  
City/State/Country:  
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Date: Sat May 5 13:03:39 2001
Name: Ricky
City/State/Country: Calgary Canada
Comment: Gabba Gabba hey…. miss swervedriver.

Date: Sat May 5 06:34:07 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: I just had to sign a paper and that makes me think of my signature and how you can be mad for a bunch of rockers. One year ago I just modified my signature just to have 3 letters in the graph around the name: S, W, D. That took me two hours. You really have to search for them but they are and it will be all along my life. Am I crazy?

Date: Fri May 4 14:54:50 2001
Name: veedub
City/State/Country: kc
Comment: hey brandon, kansas city swervies are a rare breed. we need some1 to join our band but are having problems finding any1 with similar(good) musical influences. shoot me an email at veedub@usa.com

Date: Fri May 4 13:16:05 2001
Name: brandon
City/State/Country: KC, MO
Comment: mezcal head has moved into my top 10 most creative and original albums ever recorded. what an album. i wish the band good luck in all they do. thanks for the influence guys.

Date: Fri May 4 05:38:48 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Las Glasgos
Comment: No, sorry but I’ll keep my eye out. And Bertrand, I’ll bet you a monkey they dont!! (Robbie Fouler, goal machine etc)

Date: Fri May 4 01:40:37 2001
Name: kik
City/State/Country:  
Comment: art, D is for Dishes. how’d you know about me & Codeine ? (which leads me onto another fascinating T shirt story. but i digress). gotta love the Codiene-sters esp when on codeine !! (btw has anyone seen my superchunk t shirt wandering around Scotland??????) anyways. hope all is well with the swervie people

Date: Thu May 3 15:04:51 2001
Name: JJ
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Comment: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are great. Their debut album is definitely worth picking up… more spiritualized than swervedriver though. Also, has anyone on here heard of the strokes? They’re fantastic. Can’t say i think much of the new Radiohead album. It sounds like B-sides to Kid A. But maybe it will grow on me.

Date: Thu May 3 09:01:27 2001
Name: steve.
City/State/Country: jersey…
Comment: yeah art, radiohead on SNL was pretty incredicble! not only National Anthem, but Idioteque too! how in Amnesiac? I haven’t heard it except for live versions of o few of the songs on there. i think i’d like to wait until it’s acctually released to hear it this time (build the suspense.) has anyone heard of a band from portland, Maine called CERBERUS SHOAL? they are very, very cool. they have kind of a mogwai meets tortoise meets neil young thing going, but that doesn’t really do it justice. it’s some of the most inovative music i’ve heard in a long time…

Date: Thu May 3 07:43:19 2001
Name: Bertrand
City/State/Country: Liège\Belgium
Comment: Hope we’ll see a remake of last year final… Real Madrid(though it will be difficult)- Valencia. Sorry for Jez and all english fans. And I dig Alavés out of my magic cristal ball for the UEFA cup, hehehe. Viva españa!

Date: Thu May 3 06:42:43 2001
Name: Ian
City/State/Country: Las Glasgos
Comment: ‘Ear Jez. ‘Mon the Leeds!! Saw the game last night. Your lads are a fisty lot. Hope they kick Valencia’s asses in the next round. Liverpool fur the cup!!!

Date: Thu May 3 03:55:07 2001
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Date: Thu May 3 01:11:04 2001
Name: art
City/State/Country: nyc
Comment: Sick as a dog. Been away for a while. Just got back from Jazz Fest in New Orleans. If you’ve never been, don’t let the name fool you. John Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen laid down the super-nasty funky stuff. Zach were you in town? Yeah, been listening to lots of Labradford. Love it. Had no idea they were domestic. You guys are psychic, you know? Next you’ll tell me you’ve been listening to old Codeine and Magnog records.. I’ve also been listening to Mogwai:Rock Action and Radiohead:Amnesiac a lot. Those are some swell music makers, yes-sir-ree-bob. Anyone catch Radiohead doing National Anthem on Saturday night Live last year? It was amazing. I downloaded the clip off gnutella. Amazing. Good to be back. Any Jez sightings to report?

Date: Wed May 2 16:53:51 2001
Name: todd cronin
City/State/Country: nowheresville, usa
Comment: ex label whore lookin’ to re-establish contact with any of the fab 4. email: toddcronin@earthlink.net right on.

Date: Tue May 1 08:34:23 2001
Name: Chris
City/State/Country: England
Comment: Have to agree there Ricky

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