The FuMP Artist Blog - Worm Quartet http://www.thefump.com/blog.php?id=3 Blogs from the artists of The Funny Music Project! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:00:00 -0500 en-us Copyright 2017 FIDIM Interactive, LLC support@fidim.com 60 My bestest PayPal story ever... http://www.thefump.com/blog_entry.php?id=3&blog=2668 A true story from years ago that I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve ever told here:<br /><br />At one point I used to have a side business fixing up old video game systems and selling them on on eBay . But between the day job and the band and the family, I eventually didn&#39;t have much time to devote to this, and started selling stuff only sporadically. &nbsp;At some point during my initial decline in sales, I received the following note <span style="line-height: 1.4;">from PayPal:</span><br /><div><br /><i>&ndash;(snip)&ndash;</i></div><div><br /><i>&gt; Dear (My real name),</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; As a high-volume PayPal member in good standing, you have</i></div><div><i>&gt; been receiving our Merchant Rate of 2.2% + $0.30 on all</i></div><div><i>&gt; incoming payments. Members with Merchant Rate pricing are</i></div><div><i>&gt; asked to keep their payment volume above $1,000 per month.</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; Our records show that your payment volume has dropped below</i></div><div><i>&gt; $1,000 for two consecutive months. As a result, you will</i></div><div><i>&gt; now be charged the Standard Rate of 2.9% + $0.30.</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; Once you have brought your payment volume back over $1,000</i></div><div><i>&gt; per month, please re-apply for Merchant Rate pricing from</i></div><div><i>&gt; the PayPal website.</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; Some ways to increase your payment volume:</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; -Get listed in PayPal Shops</i></div><div><i>&gt; -Place a PayPal Shopping Cart on your website</i></div><div><i>&gt; -Become PayPal Preferred</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; For more information, just login to your PayPal account.</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; Thank you for using PayPal!</i></div><div><i>&gt;</i></div><div><i>&gt; Sincerely,</i></div><div><i>&gt; The PayPal Merchant Account Team</i><br /><i style="line-height: 1.4;">&ndash;(snip)&ndash;</i></div><div><br />I was rather taken aback by this. They&#39;d been a FREE service, they&#39;d only recently become a PAY service, and now they were gonna raise my rate AGAIN? Anyways, I&rsquo;d written to them before about various issues and their responses had always seemed kinda out there&hellip;like they hadn&#39;t even bothered reading my mail. So to test this theory, I sent them the following letter:</div><div><br /><i>&ndash;(snip)&ndash; </i></div><div><i>Dear PayPal,</i></div><br /><div><i>I had a REALLY good grilled chicken sandwich for lunch the other</i></div><div><i>day. It was juicy and tastily-marinated, and it was on a fresh-baked</i></div><div><i>roll, and it came with some seriously fantastic onion rings.</i></div><br /><div><i>I really enjoyed it.</i></div><br /><div><i>Thanks,</i></div><div><i>(My real name)</i></div><br /><div><i>P.S. &ldquo;PayPal&rdquo; backwards is &ldquo;LapYap.&rdquo;</i></div><div><i>&ndash;(snip)&ndash;</i></div><br /><div>A few days later, I got the following response (note that they even included my original e-mail in their response.)</div><br /><div><i>&ndash;(snip)&ndash;</i></div><div><i>Dear Mr. (My real last name)</i></div><br /><div><i>Thank you for contacting PayPal.</i></div><div><i>We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that may have occurred </i></div><div><i>with</i></div><div><i>your account due to the erroneous downgrade to the Standard Rate.</i></div><div><i>Our intent was to advise you of our payment volume requirements for the</i></div><div><i>Merchant Rate. Unfortunately, your account was incorrectly downgraded. </i></div><div><i>Your</i></div><div><i>account has been adjusted back to the Merchant Rate.</i></div><div><i>We value your continued business with PayPal and look forward to </i></div><div><i>servicing</i></div><div><i>all of your online payments!</i></div><div><i>If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us </i></div><div><i>again.</i></div><br /><div><i>Sincerely,</i></div><div><i>Joe</i></div><div><i>PayPal Merchant Account Department</i></div><div><i>Original Message Follows:</i></div><div><i>&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;-</i></div><div><i>Dear PayPal,</i><br /><br /><i style="line-height: 1.4;">I had a REALLY good grilled chicken sandwich for lunch the other</i></div><br /><div><i>day. It was juicy and tastily-marinated, and it was on a fresh-baked</i></div><div><i>roll, and it came with some seriously fantastic onion rings.</i></div><div><br /><i>I really enjoyed it.</i></div><div><br /><i>Thanks,</i></div><div><i>(my real name)</i></div><div><br /><i>P.S. &ldquo;PayPal&rdquo; backwards is &ldquo;LapYap.&rdquo;</i></div><div><i>&ndash;(snip)&ndash;</i></div><div><br />WHY. DID. THIS. WORK?!??!?</div><br /><div>Not sure I have an answer, but this experience gave me a new rule that has vastly improved my life: When you get an aggravating form letter from somebody, <i>DESCRIBE A SANDWICH AT THEM!</i><br /><br /><i>-=ShoEboX=-</i></div> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Fun with e-commerce http://www.thefump.com/blog_entry.php?id=3&blog=2553 <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF SALE!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: Cool! I need this thing and this thing!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE </b>: OKAY! MOST EXPENSIVE THING FULL PRICE, NEXT THING HALF OFF!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: Sounds good! And what the heck, I&#39;ll add this $3 thing because it&#39;s on clearance.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: OKAY! FULL PRICE FOR TWO MOST EXPENSIVE THINGS, $3 THING HALF OFF!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: Uh...okay, what if I add another $3 thing?&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: FULL PRICE ON ALL THINGS EXCEPT THE ONE $3 THING AT HALF-OFF!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: Okay, you just lost yourself the sale of both of those $3 things.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: AW MAN!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: And actually, with shipping, that kinda makes the whole thing not worth it, so I think I&#39;ll look elsewhere.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: WOW, I SURE WAS PROGRAMMED WITH CUSTOMER PSYCHOLOGY IN MIND!&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>ME</b>: I see. And how long have you sure was programmed with customer psychology in mind?</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>WEBSITE</b>: YOU&#39;RE NOT FUNNY.<br /><br /><i>-=ShoEboX=-</i></span> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:00:00 -0500 WORM QUARTET MINI-UPDATE AND BLATANT PLUG – 10/6/2012 http://www.thefump.com/blog_entry.php?id=3&blog=2516 <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline; ">WORM QUARTET MINI-UPDATE AND BLATANT PLUG &ndash; 10/6/2012</span></strong></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Hi, dammit!&nbsp; Been a while since I&#39;ve sent one of these stupid things out!&nbsp; Here, have some information!</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline; ">NEW WORM QUARTET CD &ldquo;SONGS OF THE MANIACS&rdquo; NOW AVAILABLE NEWS</span></strong><br />YAAAAAY!&nbsp; The new CD, featuring such tracks as &ldquo;The Laundromat Of Sin,&rdquo; &ldquo;My Apologies,&rdquo; &ldquo;Less Than Three,&rdquo; my cover of Henry Philips&#39; &ldquo;On The Shoulders Of Freaks,&rdquo; and of course the Logan-award-winning &ldquo;The Ballad Of Doctor Stopp,&rdquo; is now well and truly existent!&nbsp; The Kickstarter rewards are all shipped out, but I&#39;ve still got boxes and boxes of these things in my basement! Mosey forth to&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.wormquartet.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.wormquartet.com</a>&nbsp;and pick you up one, won&#39;t you?</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">It&#39;ll be showing up in iTunes, Amazon, and all those stupid things in the very near future for you cretins who have abandoned physical media.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">And of course that means:</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline; ">WORM QUARTET CD RELEASE SHOW AND NYC SHOW NEWS</span></strong></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong>Wednesday, October 24<sup>th &ndash;&nbsp;</sup>New York, NY</strong></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Devo Spice Live DVD recording!</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">DEVO SPICE<br />w/ WORM QUARTET</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">$12 in advance, $15 at the door</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">2-drink minimum (doesn&#39;t have to be alcoholic)</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Doors at 8:30.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.smarttix.com/Show.aspx?ShowCode=DEV9" rel="nofollow">Click here to buy tickets</a>&nbsp;or call 212-868-4444</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">@<a data-mce-="" href="http://broadwaycomedyclub.com/" rel="nofollow">Broadway Comedy Club</a><br />318 West 53rd Street<br />New York, NY&nbsp; 10010</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">&ndash;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong>Tuesday, October 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;&ndash; Rochester, NY</strong></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Worm Quartet CD release show &ndash; a night of comedy rock at the Bug Jar!</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">WORM QUARTET<br />DEVO SPICE<br />More TBA!</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">$5 over 21 / $7 under</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Doors at 8:30</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">@&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.bugjar.com/" rel="nofollow">The Bug Jar</a><br />219 Monroe Ave<br />Rochester NY, 14607</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><strong><span data-mce-style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline; ">ODOR NEWS</span></strong><br />I smell like a variety of Indian spices, because whenever I go to an Indian buffet, the steam from the food gets trapped in my hair and I find myself desperately wanting to eat my hair for the rest of the day.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Thanks as always for the support!&nbsp; Hope to see some of you at the NYC and Rachacha shows!</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Needlessly scrutinizing the negamuffin,</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><em>-=ShoEboX=-<br /><a href="http://www.wormquartet.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.wormquartet.com</a></em></p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0500 Shoebox's Chicken French Recipe http://www.thefump.com/blog_entry.php?id=3&blog=2508 <div><u><b>Shoebox&#39;s Chicken Motherfucking French</b></u></div><div>(A Shoebox-modified version of an anonymously-posted online recipe)</div><div>Chicken French is a dish that is very common in the Rochester area and its immediate surroundings, and is one of the few perks of living here. &nbsp;Despite the name, it&#39;s not French at all, and can usually be found in Italian restaurants.</div><div>This is not the best Chicken French I&#39;ve ever had, but it&#39;s definitely the best Chicken French I&#39;ve ever made.</div><div>Incredients:</div><div>2 Chicken breasts</div><div>~1/2 cup flour</div><div>2 eggs</div><div>1/2 cup sherry (or white wine)</div><div>~1 tbsp butter</div><div>~1/8 cup lemon juice</div><div>1/2 tsp powdered chicken boullion</div><div>~2 tbsp Olive oil</div><div>Directions:</div><div>- Mix the sherry, lemon juice, and boullion and set aside.</div><div>- Pound out the chicken. &nbsp;This is a fun activity. &nbsp;Involve your 7-year-old if you have one available.</div><div>- Cut the chicken into manageable sizes (I go with a little larger than the size of a deck of cards)</div><div>- Break the two eggs into a bowl and mix them well</div><div>- Put the flour in a bowl or on a plate</div><div>- Dredge the meat through the egg wash, covering both sides, then dip it in the flour, covering both sides. &nbsp;Repeat if desired.</div><div>- Put the oil and butter in a large frying pan and melt together at medium heat.</div><div>- Place the chicken into the fryer and fry until golden brown on one side. &nbsp;Flip the chicken and add additional oil if necessary.</div><div>- About halfway through cooking the second side of the chicken, add the sherry, lemon juice, and boullion mixture (so it has time to thicken a bit.)</div><div>- When chicken is golden brown on both sides, it is done. &nbsp;Pour the sauce from the pan over the chicken and serve.&nbsp;</div><div>If it doesn&#39;t taste awesome, you did something wrong and should be very ashamed of yourself.</div><div>I usually serve this with vegetables and/or rice. &nbsp;It is often served over pasta, but I don&#39;t like pasta, dammit.</div><div><br /><i>-=ShoEboX=-</i></div> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 01:00:00 -0500 WORM QUARTET MINI-UPDATE AND BLATANT PLUG - 06/09/2012 http://www.thefump.com/blog_entry.php?id=3&blog=2466 <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Hi, dammit! Just a quicky to remind you guys about:</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="text-decoration: underline; "><strong>NEW WORM QUARTET ALBUM KICKSTARTER ENDS IN MERE DAYS NEWS!</strong></span><br />For those of you who haven&#39;t been paying attention, the Kickstarter for the new Worm Quartet album &quot;Songs of the Maniacs&quot; is in its final days! I&#39;m doing this in lieu of preorders this time, so if you want to get the new album now (as well as bonus discs, DVDs, handmade keychains, or my entire discography on a bitchin&#39; handmade USB flash drive embedded in an Atari 2600 cartridge casing, among other things,) this is how you get it!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">My initial goal and my first stretch goal have both been reached - I&#39;m blown away by this! Thanks so much for all the support! The new goal is $4400 for a moderately-massive studio upgrade, and we&#39;re still quite a ways shy of it but I&#39;m hoping we&#39;ll get there!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">You can check out my Kickstarter - and the various videos I&#39;ve made to promote it, which people seem to be enjoying the crap out of - at&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://kck.st/L3R" rel="nofollow">http://kck.st/L3R</a></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="text-decoration: underline; "><strong>WORM QUARTET IN ALABAMA, ROCHESTER, AND SYRACUSE NEWS</strong></span><br />Want to watch me make my ridiculous noises in person? &nbsp;Here are your upcoming chances to do so!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">June 15-17th - Huntsville, AL</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.dsc50huntsville.com/" rel="nofollow">DeepSouthCon</a></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Musical guests include:</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Worm Quartet<br />The Great Luke Ski<br />Devo Spice<br />Power Salad<br />Seamonkey<br />Danny Birt<br />Steve Goodie<br />Nuclear Bubble Wrap<br />and Dr. Demento!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">@ Embassy Suites Hotel<br />800 Monroe Street,<br />Huntsville, Alabama,</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">&ndash;</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">June 25, 2012 &ndash; Rochester, NY</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Neothist<br />Eira<br />Worm Quartet</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Doors at 8 / Noise at 9</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">@&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://bugjar.com/" rel="nofollow">the Bug Jar</a><br />219 Monroe Ave,<br />Rochester, NY 14607</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">&ndash;</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Saturday, September 1 &ndash; Syracuse, NY</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">SYRACUSE REUNION SHOW!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Worm Quartet<br />Mysteios<br />Bitter Resolve<br />Vicious Rumors<br />Flashing Astonishers</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Doors at 8</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">@ the Fusion Room<br />3705 Brewerton Rd<br />North Syracuse, NY</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "><span style="text-decoration: underline; "><strong>ODOR NEWS</strong></span><br />I currently smell like balsamic vinaigrette, for reasons that are nowhere near as mundane as you might think.</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Thanks as always for all that existence you guys keep doing, and for caring about mine!</p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; ">Mocking the eggless,<br /><em>-=ShoEboX=-</em></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; "></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, &#39;Times New Roman&#39;, &#39;Bitstream Charter&#39;, Times, serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; "><em>*WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ*</em><br /><em>Check out the offical Worm Quartet page for</em><br /><em>WQ news, history, merchandise, and music!</em><br /><em>http://www.wormquartet.com</em><br /><em>*WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ-WQ*</em></p> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 01:00:00 -0500