Friends of the Squirrel Nut Zippers
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Last Updated: 7/17/99
Thanks for coming to my site, "Passed Out on the Landing: Friends of
The Squirrel Nut Zippers." So far it's brand new, but I am so excited
to have this on the web, I couldn't wait 'til it was complete to share
it with everyone.
For now, only the links that are underlined are live.
Please bookmark this site and come back again for frequent updates!
SNZ will be a part of a new album called Songs for Summer.
All proceeds will go Free Arts for Abused Children, in the memory of Summer
Brannin. The album won't be out to November (hopefully that early) and the
track list is still hush-hush, but I urge every Zipperhead out there to click the banner below
to visit the website her boyfriend Adam has lovingly made in her memory.
If you have a website, SNZ-related or not, please add a banner link for
her. She would have done it for you!
I'm excited about the new Bowl of Fire Live Archive
which can be found by following that link or going to the Bowl of Fire page.
Well, I have moved! Xoom let me down with their sneaky
ads, so I went over to my school's server. Not only did I move, but
I am getting a working counter, submitting the page to search engines,
and EVERY link here works! Please update your bookmarks.
I decided to get rid of most the graphics for
Wash Jones' General Store. I had
to do that because I added TONS of new albums that you can buy online,
and not just at Amazon. Some are hard to find, so I hope you take a look!
As promised, since some of you bought records from The
Store and the proceeds went to The Shrubbery, I got an interview
with Ken for our June issue!
Check it out!
The Zippers have taken an extended break from touring
and recording. They'll be back sooner or later. In the mean time, check
out the real news on The Official Page
for words from Kenny and Tom, and
Matt's Unofficial SNZ Homepage for dates and whatnot.
More articles and hopefully concert dates!
A "Tom Maxwell Memorial Page." (No, he didn't die. He quit the band. For
news on this, visit The Official Page.
A new counter. This one never works.
A page about some SNZ charitable works.
A page for Katherine Whalen's Jazz Squad!
A Louis Armstrong section is in the works.
Other things I'm working on are video and audio clips of the Zippers as
well as their previous bands, and a special fans-only CD which will feature
some "rare" songs from live shows, as well as live favorites. Look for The Landing
to have its first contest to win this CD!
The idea behind this site is that the Squirrel Nut Zippers are such a talented
band that draws from all sorts of influences, and also have some of the most
spectacular opening bands at their shows. Lots of fans come away from hearing
the Zippers wanting more of what they just heard, but don't know where to look.
I decided to do a lot of web searching for all of these bands. Most of the
pages don't offer up anything more than some good links to other sites
and some pictures, but that's the point: I want you to read for yourself
and explore all of the great music the Zippers are associated with.
You can see that the side menu there is broken up into three categories:
Side Projects, Previous Bands
and Influences. Those
categories are VERY general, as some bands will overlap (ie Andrew Bird's Bowl
of Fire is not only an opening band but also a side project). But you get
the idea. You can also find some info on the Zippers themselves by
clicking on the Zipper link on the menu bar.
This page is in no way sanctioned by the Zippers themselves (not yet anyway). I say that everyone
mentioned on this page and everyone that visits this page is indeed a "friend"
of the band...but that may not be true. The band might hate everyone mentioned
here. But I have met the Zippers on several occasions and I can tell you that
there is hardly a mean bone in any of their bodies.
One more thing...the sales pitch. With any album you buy here through Amazon.com,
15% of the proceeds go to help support my webzine The Shrubbery.
The Shrub has had many SNZ articles in the past, we've even had the
honor of doing a concert pictorial last September at a show. So please,
if you're going to buy any albums at all, visit "Wash Jones' General Store" and get them
from here. If you do, I promise an interview with SNZ in 1999!