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Travelers of Tyme present “Music for Lovers!”

February 14, 2011

FREE STREAM OR $2 DOWNLOAD – http://tyme.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-lovers

Travelers of Tyme engineer music precisely for holidays such as St. Valentine’s Day, a complex and contradictory day. For some, it is a day of romance, of flowers, sweet kisses, and nostalgic, warm conversation. For others, it is a day of heartache, of loneliness, and perhaps dark fantasies involving the Hallmark company and the calling of robotic minions to do biddings against the makers of cards. Regardless of where you find yourself this February 14th, we encourage you to lower the lights, pour a snifter of wine or whiskey for yourself and your special friend, if you have one, and switch on “Music for Lovers.” The Travelers cannot guarantee you will enjoy all of your experiences on this planet — but we CAN guarantee that we will make them sound better!

So go ahead, talk softly over “Music for Lovers.” Clink your glasses, kiss your kisses, whisper your sweet nothings into real or imagined ears. “Music for Lovers” is music meant to sway softly in the background, like a silhouetted palm tree in a warm, sea breeze. It is music to live to and, of course, music to love by!

(Note: listen at work and watch your productivity increase by 40%!)

Thank you, as always, for choosing Travelers of Tyme for all of your musical wallpaper needs. And Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your beloved, whether in flesh or fantasy.

Professor Yaya & Doctor Klem
The Travelers of Tyme

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Travelers of Tyme present: “DC Metro” a new single for $1

January 25, 2011
  • This single that is a tribute to the Washington D.C. metro supports the efforts of the Travelers to create a full-length and go boldly where no band has gone before. Available in most elite formats from $1→WhatYouChooseToGive! 

    Originally entered into the Washington Post Metro-Music contest. The B-side got 2nd place and attributed oddly to John Yaya! (fr0d.net/dcwin) Keeping the mystery alive in 2011!

    DOWNLOAD CONTAINS: Desktop backgrounds of cover art to adorn your computational device!

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Picture it: a lonesome subterranean train platform. A balding man in a rumpled black suit stands, waiting, anxiously checking his watch, too often. He rocks on his heels. His train is late, so very late. And what is his final destination? Not one of us can answer that with any certainty, can we? So we might as well be patient. (Just don’t tell that to the Waiting Man. Our secret…) 

An empty train arrives – but it’s not the Waiting Man’s train. As the doors open, they unfold in slow motion as a beautiful brunette in a crisp pant suit emerges like a swan from a swirling gray mist. She seems not to walk but to hover, gliding across the platform, a gorgeous spectre existing beyond Tyme and space. With a wink and a slight smile to the Waiting Man, she mounts the escalator and is carried into an unknown fog above. What is her final destination? Who can say? Perhaps she has already arrived!

As for the Waiting Man, his train is still running late. And it always will be.

ALWAYS.

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The Travelers of Tyme present “Misty Businesswoman” b/w “Last Train to Limbo,” 2 songs constructed using sound samples of the Washington DC Metrorail. Whether you are waiting, in transit, or have already arrived at your destination, this music is specially designed to enhance your travel experience.

Thank you for spending six minutes and fifty-five seconds with us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your Tyme in this Universe. It is a pleasant one.

Cordially,

Professor John Yaya and Doctor Klem
The Travelers of Tyme

TYME TRAVEL AGENCY ANNOUNCES VACATIONS THROUGH TIME!

November 4, 2010

Coming soon…

TIME VACATIONS finally made possible through the POWER OF TYME!

SIGN UP now for a space on the HOMN, the mysterious craft of the TRAVELERS OF TYME, and experience the Universe through the LENS OF HISTORY!

WITNESS the great events of your planet from the comfort of our Observation Lounge, replete with a DAY SPA and fully stocked WET BAR! Don’t wait – there is no TYME to waste!

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JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD “FAME” PODCAST – Episode V : This is It

October 29, 2009

My head is pounding as I write this… I’m not sure what’s happening to me. I have a new aversion to sunlight and have a desperate need for air.

I sleep inside of an oxygen tank now. Little children are afraid of me.

It’s almost getting to that… point. Where I feel like… I feel like this is… this is really it…

EPISODE 1 – NEVERLAND
EPISODE 2 – HERE’S JOHNNY!
EPISODE 3 – THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
EPISODE 4 – THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION
EPISODE 5 – THIS IS IT (new this week)

See you on Saturday. I hope.

Pray for me.

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If you missed it the first time, catch Steve Damien’s expansive Retrospective on the 13-year history of Detholz! which answers burning questions like, “what is the VORTECS Corporation?” And, “what the heck is ‘Behold the Man’ about?” If you find yourself nagged by questions like this, then this is the show for you :

Click here to download Steve Damien’s 2009 Retrospective on Detholz!

And remember to tune into http://www.wluw.org every Tuesday at 10 AM for the Retrospective! Or download episodes any time at
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Retrospective

Also:

Beware – take care! Beware… It’s TAPEBOX OF THE DEAD – the definitive Detholz! Halloween collection on two cassettes, featuring an array of unreleased material – is now available for online order from our pals at Plustapes! Visit http://www.plustapes.com to order!

And now, for a word from our sponsor:

Detholz! are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Halloween Jukebox of the Dead cover show has been confirmed. Buy tickets early and often as this show usually sells out. And, for all of you younger, sprightlier Detholz! fans, the show is 18 and up!

DETHOLZ! present:
JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X
“FAME”
w/special guests BOBBY CONN & THE LOTO BALL SHOW with DJ sets by ONLY CHILDREN!
October 31, 2009
Lincoln Hall
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com !

JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X PODCAST: “FAME” – Episode IV: The Choice of a New Generation

October 19, 2009

I think I’m addicted to Pepsi.

Plus, my hair hurts today.

Here’s the next thing I remember from my trip to Neverland:

EPISODE 1 – NEVERLAND
EPISODE 2 – HERE’S JOHNNY!
EPISODE 3 – THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
EPISODE 4 – THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION (new this week)

Also, I forgot to mention: at Jukebox of the Dead X, the excellent Plustapes label is releasing our entire Halloween catalog on a limited edition two-cassette box set. From the proprietor:

“To help celebrate 10 years of Jukebox of the Dead, the all cassette label Plustapes will be releasing a limited edition (100) double cassette version of Detholz! covers including previously unreleased tracks. You can get them directly from the band, at Reckless records, Permanent records or via mailorder at http://www.plustapes.com. For more info email plustapes at gmail dot com.”

Glug.

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Detholz! are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Halloween Jukebox of the Dead cover show has been confirmed. Buy tickets early and often as this show usually sells out. And, for all of you younger, sprightlier Detholz! fans, the show is 18 and up!

DETHOLZ! present:
JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X
“FAME”
w/special guests BOBBY CONN & THE LOTO BALL SHOW with DJ sets by ONLY CHILDREN!
October 31, 2009
Lincoln Hall
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
TICKETS ON SALE AS OF NOON TODAY @ http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com !

JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X “FAME” podcast – EPISODE III: The Man in the Mirror

October 9, 2009

So tired.

Not sleeping.

I hired some part-time help to clean around the house.

Listless.

Weak.

Here’s the latest from what I remember… from Neverland…

EPISODE 1 – NEVERLAND
EPISODE 2 – HERE’S JOHNNY!
EPISODE 3 – THE MAN IN THE MIRROR (new this week)

More next week as I recall what happened. Things start to get a little fuzzy after this…

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Detholz! are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Halloween Jukebox of the Dead cover show has been confirmed. Buy tickets early and often as this show usually sells out. And, for all of you younger, sprightlier Detholz! fans, the show is 18 and up!

DETHOLZ! present:
JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X
“FAME”
w/special guests BOBBY CONN & THE LOTO BALL SHOW with DJ sets by OF THE CHILDREN!
October 31, 2009
Lincoln Hall
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
TICKETS ON SALE AS OF NOON TODAY @ http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com !

JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X “FAME” Podcast – Episode II : “Here’s Johnny!”

October 2, 2009

Hello.

I have undergone the second stage of my transformation.

I’m not sure how I feel. A little green around the gills, I guess.

If you’re just tuning in, check last week’s post. I went out to L.A. and had a little… accident.

It had to do with a brush with FAME.

Literally.

I’ll be posting the story as I remember it…

EPISODE 1 – NEVERLAND
EPISODE 2 – HERE’S JOHNNY! (new this week)

See below for the adverts. I don’t really have the energy to write any more…

Detholz! are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Halloween Jukebox of the Dead cover show has been confirmed. Buy tickets early and often as this show usually sells out. And, for all of you younger, sprightlier Detholz! fans, the show is 18 and up!

DETHOLZ! present:
JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X
“FAME”
October 31, 2009
Lincoln Hall
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
Tickets available soon at http://www.schubas.com

A note from Andrew Sole, Detholz! drummer

July 8, 2009

To my friends and fans,

Not sure where to begin. My back is over all feeling much better at this point. I’m starting to get back into my normal activities gradually. I’m playing drums each day which is really good for me psychologically. Certain movements that caused pain or irritation 1 or 2 months ago no longer do at this point. If things continue to go well in the next month or so I’m hoping to be back in the saddle again at our next show in August. I spent 9 full weeks on a VAX-D table which is a spinal decompression device that helps to heal the injured discs. You can read more about it and the clinic where I am being treated at http://www.americanbackcenter.org. Right now I am doing mostly Physical therapy which includes stretching and core strength exercises.

Although I am feeling better I still don’t know what the long term future holds for me and my drumming career. Some information says that VAX-D, the treatment that I chose, is not a permanent solution to injured and degenerative discs. So I am going to try to get some second opinions from some surgeons to see what other minimally evasive treatments there are available. Although I am going to avoid surgery at all costs if I can, especially spinal fusion which is the most extreme kind.

I am also looking in to stem cell treatment at some point in the hopefully near future. There is a place in Colorado that is already treating degenerative discs with stem cells which help the injured discs to regenerate. But that is in the very early stages and insurance does not cover it.

Anyway, my main purpose of this post is not to go on railing against med. Insurance. It is to say that I feel like one of the luckiest people in Chicago because of all the love, support and donations I have received from people I know and that I may not know. I don’t really have any words to express my gratitude for this. If I knew everyone who donated and they were all in the same room I would at least bear hug and thank each of you personally. I can’t express how humbled I am by this whole thing. I am hoping that I can pass it on to others some day.

All the donations that I have received so far are going towards monthly payments for the medical bill which I was able to spread out over 4 years. The donations will give me a year or two of payments without dipping into my regular income. This will allow me some time to get myself back together physically and financially, and also try to fight Blue Cross to get them to cover at least some of the expenses. BTW if anyone knows of a good social worker in Chicago that can help me sort through the complex bureaucracy of the med. Insurance appeals process and knows how to deal with denied medical claims please let me know. I can be reached at lanndru at gmail dot com

It’s extremely unfortunate that this whole thing happened because of our completely failed health care system in this country, and that you all used your hard earned money in place of it, for which I am forever indebted and grateful to every one of you. However, on the flipside I am extremely Fortunate to have all of you in my life, not just for the donations alone but also for the prayers, moral support, love and encouragement. These past three months have been the darkest, loneliest period ever in the 36 years that I’ve been alive. If you thought Black Pagan Metal from Europe was dark, try climbing inside my brain for the past few months. I have been playing drums now for 21 years and I’m not about to give it up easily. The thought of not playing music completely destroys my soul.

All of you through this dark period have given me strength to do my best to get through this and not give up. It’s extremely important to support each other in these ways whether you are an artist, musician or shoe salesman.

As Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro), the heating and cooling engineer said in the movie Brazil:

“Remember, we’re all in this together “

Andrew Sole update + Detholz!/Bird Names @ Hideout June 7th!

May 28, 2009

DETHOLZ! come out of retirement w/BIRD NAMES
HIDEOUT
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Buy tix @ http://www.hideoutchicago.com

Greetings, aficionados! It’s been a long time. Many worlds are colliding, many dimensions are being bent, folded and unfolded. Forgive my protracted absence!

I. ANDREW SOLE UPDATE

First and foremost, thanks to all of you who have donated to Andrew Sole, our ailing drummer, whose condition shows a little improvement. He not out of the woods yet – not by a long shot – but he asked me to tell all of you how much he appreciates the support of his friends and fans.

He is currently weighing a number of treatment options. Your donations have allowed him to cover his many of his medical expenses thus far. Thank you!

If you haven’t already, please visit our SAVE ANDREW SOLE PAGE and give back to a great drummer and good friend. Like most of us music folk, he pays for his own benefits and is not paid very much to ply his trade. He really needs his fans’ and his friends’ help right now. Thanks to all of you who have donated and thanks in advance to those of you who will!

II. DETHOLZ! SUB DRUMMER RECRUITED

Colby Starck, of Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies, Head of Femur and many others, will be taking the reins as the Detholz! drummer in Andrew’s absence. If rehearsals are any indication, Detholz! will be able to pick up where we left off.

III. DETHOLZ! TRIUMPHANT RETURN – JUNE 7th

We will be playing through the new record, “Death to the Traitor,”  in its entirety, including a number of songs that have never been performed live.  It’s a bill we’re extremely excited about – BIRD NAMES is an eclectic collective making unique and strangely beautiful music – the aural equivalent of an exotic parakeet landing on your head!

After this week, I am planning on reigniting the Detholz! Mp3 Blog.  Again, forgive the long absence.  Between finishing the record, various scoring projects, two bands and two jobs, I have been teleporting in and out of this plane for the past month or so.

Hope to see you at the Hideout, June 7!

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?

March 25, 2009

Welcome back to the Detholz! Mp3 Blog!

I. ANDREW SOLE UPDATE

First of all, our deepest and heartfelt thanks to all of you who stepped forward to contribute to our ailing drummer, Andrew Sole (see last post). This has been a dark time for him as he wrestles with a severe back condition that’s flared up & is preventing him from playing music & making his living. You can’t know how much it meant to him that so many fans and friends came forward. He’s been feeling very isolated and alone since his back went out & when I was able to tell him how many of you had come donated, he was deeply moved.

Secondly, he’s not out of the woods yet. Here’s an update on his condition from 4 days ago, from the man himself:

“As of today I have gone through 2 weeks and 2 days of VAX – D and Chiropractic treatments. Unfortunately there has been little improvement even after 2 weeks of treatment. I got another MRI this morning. In comparing the old MRI ( 6 years ago ) with the new one today. It is the same 2 disks that are injured as before, the 4th and 5th Lumbar. The bad news is they are worse this time than before. Which I expected due to the fact I haven’t improved much at all after 2 weeks of treatment. The good news is that they said it is still treatable with VAX- D. I don’t need surgery yet. It will just be a lot more time, money and treatment than we thought.

I can’t say enough how much I am grateful for everyone’s prayers and (lower back) support. I can feel everyone with me (fans and friends) even though I haven’t seen anyone for a while. These are tough times. I’ve kind of set all my anger, frustration, and fear about all this on the shelf for now so I can think clearly and focus on doing what needs to be done to heal for now one day at a time.”

If you haven’t already, please visit our SAVE ANDREW SOLE PAGE and give back to a great drummer and good friend. Like most of us music folk, he pays for his own benefits and is not paid very much to ply his trade. He really needs his fans’ and his friends’ help right now. Thanks to all of you who have donated and thanks in advance to those of you who will!

II. SUB DRUMMER

Since Andrew is out of commission for awhile, we are looking at a few sub drummers to fill in while he recovers. Detholz! may be down but we’re not out. Soon we shall return, oh yes. I’m afraid the Detholz! are quite operational…

III. KEY CLUB PICTURES

Since a picture is worth exactly one thousand words, you can consider this an unusually lengthy blog.

I’ve posted a gallery of photos & captions from our “Death to the Traitor” recording session at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI here:

DEATH TO THE TRAITOR SESSION I

See you next time, friends!