Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Chrome Crown of Thorns

For the swollen sum of $600 and 2 potential-plump, work-free days, we bowed down to the demon witchking of the MVA and became official Marylanders again.
We coasted for 9 months with our sunshine yellow New Mexico tags, but after two pull-overs we finally caved.
Now the band van (dubbed The Dirty Yetti after how well the beige boat glided through all that snow) is ready to roll, so stay tuned for our tour w/ the dread Captain Ronzo coming up this May!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stranded with Purpose

Today I:
1. Learned the Greek modes (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian- all from memory, beetches!)
2. Learned about different types of minors
3. Charted the uke fretboard in different scale patterns, color-coded to match the letter/color association I have in my head- does anyone else but Claire N and I do this?

4. Booked a return to NYC show
5. Booked a show in a 4 car garage near Annapolis, date tbd
6. Emailed a 1,194,983 places in Virginia
7. Kicked some butt in Mario Kart
8. (Re)learned the following songs:  Boris the Spider, Psycho Killer, River Blues, Cannonball Blues, Rocky Road to Dublin, How High the Moon, Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
9. Watched Blown Away with Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones
10. Did not go upstairs or take a shower

And that's how we afford our Rock and Roll lifestyle- (Cake reference, anyone?)

Now we're back to emailing for the night- drop us a line :)

Mr. Orange

I would like to announce the newest member of The Galt Line, Mr. Orange, the hottest little amp on the planet. He's round, rough and juicy like a sandpaper peach. Catch him at all of our electric shows.

If you care to nerd all over the floor like I did, here's his page:

Orange Crush 35w

I first heard this amp over the summer. We were in Duet with Music in Frederick when I heard a warm, gritty melody floating through the air- Willie had plugged into this guy. I rushed over to see him sneering down at this misleadingly petite, badass orange cube (Willie's always looking for something sharp and twangy).
Not in the market for an amp, we left, but I was seeing orange for months. Then we played a show at Miller's Tavern a few weeks ago and my uke was spitting out little chord-coughs through Willie's baby, 15w Marshall practice amp- it was hiked to 11 and wouldn't have made a preacher blush.
Time for a new amp. We went from store to store, hooking me into Fender, Vox, Marshall, and many more. We even asked a salesperson, telling her I was looking for something to knock down the twang of my uke and add some rich distortion... "You'll definitely want an acoustic amp for that..." she drawls with an eyebrow, failing to notice my horror. But what the hell, we give it a shot, and everything she shows me is exactly the opposite of what I want.

We finally find a place with any orange amps at all- I plug into their smallest option, a 50w monster I would be lucky to knock over, much less lift. It had a lovely roar but a terrifying price tag so we returned to Duet with fingers crossed.
And there, glowing like the holy grail, was the very same amp I heard over the summer. I plugged in, refell head over heels, and took it home.
And we lived happily ever after.

To Website, with Woe

So I spent the better part of the day trying and for the most part failing to make us an official website so our real live domain name (, beetches!) can stop leading to our myspace page.  I fall on my knees and scream to the skies for a web designer to drop through the roof.  Any volunteers?  We'll give you a T shirt and smother you in kisses!
But on the bright side, I did get us a blog going :)
And shovelled the whole driveway by myself like a badass Amazonian Xena!  Yeah!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Official Galt Line Website!

Alright, folks. This is a sample post so I can get our website's news widget up and running. This is what I'm doing instead of playing in the snow.