At long last, Episode 66 is here! Thank you so much for downloading the show, thank you for your patience!
On tonight's show we have a very special guest, solo artist and member of Emerald Rose, Arthur Hinds is here! Thank you for coming on the show Arthur, it was an honour to have you on The Wigglian Way!
No feature album tonight as we play a bunch of tunes from Emerald Rose and a couple of tracks from Poetry of Wonder, Arthurs solo album.
Songs on the show:
Fire in the Head from Bending Tradition.
Take Me Down from Archives of Ages to Come.
Four Jacks from That Night in the Garden.
Pantheon and Sing from Poetry of Wonder.
Here is an email the we recieved from Sooj and K:
Greetings from K Wiley, partner and assistant to SJ Tucker. We are now pleased to announce several very big projects in the works for 2010. These include releasing her next album, finding our next touring vehicle, transcribing and printing sheet music for her songs, and manifesting the next SoojKon-style events, in answer to repeated demands for another rendition of the "Trains of Heaven" adventure. First, you must know that SJ and I have recently discovered a wonderful old word for an amazing concept: Strowlers. The original definition is from 18th century thieves cant: "n. Vagabonds, Itinerants, Men of no settled Abode, of a precarious Life, Wanderers of Fortune, such as Gypsies, Beggars, Pedlars, Hawkers, Mountebanks, Fidlers, Country-Players, Rope-dancers, Jugglers, Tumblers, Shewers of Tricks, and Raree-show-men." (From the Dictionary of Thieving Slang, 1737) I saw this definition and immediately realized: this is us. This is what we are and what we do. It means even more in the modern sense. To us, it is a word for people who make their own way because the status quo is insufficient. In this vein, we are manifesting three really ambitious events this fall - one in Seattle, one in St. Louis, and we're now setting one up in the Boston area. The core idea is to pull together our fans as a community and to showcase the best musicians, performers, and bands that SJ has had the privilege of befriending in her travels; all of them Strowlers in their own way. Right now, we need your help to determine how many people we can expect at each of these events. We are also seeking vendors, volunteers, investors, and sponsors for each event.
Please fill out the online poll for the events you are interested in attending, so that we can adjust to better suit your needs. Please tell your friends about these events, too. We know that there are a lot of Sooj fans out there that might not see this e-mail.
Seattle Strowler event (September 24-25)
St Louis Strowler event (October 8-10)
Boston-area Strowler event (either September 10-12 or October 1-3)
In other news, we are getting closer to the next SJ Tucker studio album: Mischief. We are very excited. While we're not yet ready to offer album presales, we are now offering album sponsorship packages. You can be a part of the album that includes Salad of Doom, Cheshire Kitten, Ravens in the Library, The Truth about Ninjas, and more of SJ's best new songs. All album sponsors will receive a special Mischief gift pack, plus high level sponsors can get their names in the liner notes and even advance pre-release downloads (Album sponsorship details are here: http://sjtucker.com/sponsor_mischief).
On logistical matters, we are now officially in the market for our next touring vehicle. Specifically, we are looking for a 2005 or 2006 Dodge Sprinter passenger van. Help us find the perfect van by keeping your eyes and ears perked for something that meets our specs, detailed here: http://sjtucker.com/tour_van -- We are also offering van sponsorship packages. Last but not least, we are continuing work on the transcription of SJ's songs into sheet music. We are working with several very talented professionals, going song by song, and making sure each one is right. The process is proving more complicated and expensive than we originally expected, and we want to see what you think about how the project should proceed. To that end, we have set up an online poll to get your opinion on several key aspects, and we have set up a page detailing several donation/sponsorship options, in case you're particularly interested in getting some or all of this process completed faster.
We hope that this last year has been at least as wonderful and positive for you as it has been for us. SJ and I are grateful to you for listening and for being a part of our ever-growing success story. Thank you, very much.
Sincerely, K Wiley SJ Tucker's assistant
Please let your voice be heard and help out Sooj and K! Thank you for supporting our friends, YOU ROCK!
Again, thank you so much for downloading and listening to our show!
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