It's getting closer. Christmas that is. What better time to share the video for my only holiday tune to date I Can't Believe It's Christmas Eve. This year the song is available for the first time beyond the video. Just click to listen or download.
Yesterday was the anniversary of Frank Zappa's death. He was a huge influence and inspiration. He left behind a ton of music and other things to enjoy and think about. His son Dweezil tours now playing his music and is doing a really wonderful and difficult job. Here's a really nice performance of his song Inca Roads from one of his best incarnations of The Mothers Of Invention. Like Frank Zappa said: "Music is the best."
I posted a picture on Facebook recently that everyone seemed to enjoy so I thought I'd post it here as well. What I didn't do was tell the story as to how this unplanned photo shoot happened. My daughter had a play date at our house with her best friend and they went up to her messy room (they weren't supposed too) to get one toy to play with. One toy became two which rapidly became an assembly line of 100. Stuffed animals were gleefully dropped down the stairs by one to the other waiting below who then meticulously set them up.
When I asked what they were doing they informed me that they needed all of the animals because they were making a zoo. I can't argue with that kind of logic. So what you see is pretty much exactly what they did on their own. I would have had to pay top dollar to a photographer to set up this kind of shoot and they did happily for free. And because they were playing I think I brilliantly avoided any child labor laws and got an awesome photo to boot. Istvan.
The new Pink and Blue Marmo toys have arrived and they're officially in my store! Other than at live shows the Imaginary Store is the only place you can get my t-shirts, toys and buttons. Everything looks great and makes for the coolest holiday gift around if I do say so myself. Imagine a Marmo toy peaking out of a Christmas stocking, it's the perfect amount of cute.
Since it's Cyber Monday you'll get a free glow in the dark Marmo button with any purchase. And after today music will go on sale throughout the remainder of the year. Happy shopping! Istvan.
Today we're taking photos. Mostly of Marmos to put in the Imaginary Store. Our models are very cooperative just a little hard to pose properly. New t-shirts are in the works as well. Wish me luck I'm hoping to have everything good to go by Monday. Back to work.
THE KIDS BAND HAD THEIR FINAL SHOW OF THE YEAR AT THE BEAT KITCHEN ON NOVEMBER 10. HERE ARE SOME SHOTS FROM THE AFTERNOON.