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I don't do a lot of public posts because most of what I write here is either private or for a very limited audience. At some point in time it became very unwise to be an open book online, and I retreated accordingly. You can still find me if you want, because I'm okay with being found, but I keep my public and personal thoughts separate on the internet.

My band released its third studio album this month. We're pretty psyched about this, because if you listen to this and then listen to the first album it's like night and day. We've learned so much as musicians, artists, and producers since 2009, and it shows. I'll admit that I wasn't as excited about this project at first because I'm so used to writing about things that boil deep under the surface and it had to grow on me a bit. I know now that I was just being a diva, and this is probably the album that gets us some well-deserved positive attention. We'll see.

If you still check back here from time to time I encourage you to click on over to the CD Baby website and listen to some sample tracks. Heck, maybe you'll even buy yourself a CD or two. We just submitted our digital distribution info and should see this album on iTunes in time for Christmas! Yay!

So... there it is. And here's a link.

Wynne C Blue and Her Troublefakers: I Know
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Okay, so it's not ready to buy -- YET. We're still putting the finishing touches on our 10-track album, due out sometime next month. But you can hear Woman Wonder over at SoundCloud.com, and if you want to help me out you can share the link/widget with your friends and spread the word. I personally think this song will edit into a great TV theme song (hint hint David E Kelley).

For comic book purists, I know my favorite heroine's origins have been rewritten a number of times. This song was inspired by WW's most common origins -- the ones I grew up with. Enjoy!

Woman Wonder by TroublefakersHQ
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I'm sure most of you have heard by now that Wonder Woman is returning to the small screen. All the writers in the world could not come up with a decent enough script that gave her a story worth of the silver screen, and that sucks. The only good side of that sad truth is now we don't have to worry about a shitload of drooling basement-dwellers harping about Megan Fox playing the lead. You wanna see Megan Fox do something brilliant? Jennifer's Body. That's pretty much it. She's young, she'll grow as an actor. She is NOT Wonder Woman, though.

All right, enough of that. The point of this post is Wonder Woman on television.

So far the entire thing seems like a joke. David E Kelley, the mind behind Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, is penning the new show with a comedic bend I'm not that thrilled to read about. Full Disclosure: I couldn't get excited about Ally McBeal, mainly because I hated the main character and couldn't identify with her. What if he makes my favorite heroine into someone I hate? My childhood memories would become an embarrassment and I would be devastated. Overboard? Probably. I love WW that much.

Still, it's David E Kelley. He did L.A. Law. He created Doogie Howser, M.D.. I really want it to be likable, and I really want to like it. This brings me to what is really on my mind: The theme song. I want to be a part of this so bad I don't know what to do with myself.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/02/will-katy-perry-write-a-new-song-for-wonder-woman-tv-show

Katy Perry?! Noooooooooo! I already have a perfectly good Wonder Woman theme song, and it's in production RIGHT NOW! I don't have to perform this song if there's a bigger name available to do it -- Katy herself can step right up, and so can P!nk, or even Lady Gaga (who would probably write a cool one herself, who knows) -- but I want MY song to be what people have in their heads after they watch the show. I want MY song to have parodies and YouTube videos with nerds in cosplay and fake blood. Me me me!

Thing is, I have no idea where I can post this song online so the song can get out there. If nobody ever sees me, my candy-red hair, or my fat ass, I'm totally fine. But the song is mine, I wrote and arranged it, and I want it to be considered no matter who ends up singing the final track. I also want to get paid for it. Where do I put it? I'm scrambling here and too worked up to give it decent thought.

If you came to our December 21 show with Blackheart Honeymoon and Pocket Panda you heard "Woman Wonder." If you came to Oddfellows Grill last month you heard an acoustic version of it. I have been harping on recording this song for weeks and we're finally in the studio cleaning up tracks.

I need to get the track and the word out, NOW. Help is appreciated, because I'm too excited to be decently productive about it.
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I love Hilda. She's my new favorite pinup girl!

Oh yeah, and we're having a show on the 21st. Please bring friends with you, or at least send them in our direction. No cover, good food, we go on first -- AND Donnie will be playing with us this time, so you know it will be awesome. This is our last confirmed show this year, so come on out.

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The good: Great bands to play with (if I do say so myself, since I brought them in on this bill), great location, smack dab in the middle of the Pride Weekend block party where passersby could stop and watch us through the windows, I sold some CDs and magnets, signed some autographs (!!!), AWESOME sets from everyone, and an easy-to-work-with sound guy who knew his stuff. People I didn't know took pictures of us with their cameras and cel phones -- if they post them online, I only hope I don't look bovine like I usually do.

The bad: With a 3:30 load time, we were told when we booked the show that music was to start at 4:30. Music ended up starting at 4 and we were each given 30 minutes to play. If anyone planning to attend the show was running late or aiming to arrive at the advertised time they ended up missing the first band entirely. We ended up finishing all three sets and completely tearing down by 6:15.

When your appeal to a venue is all about draw things like this don't help. They happen all the time, though. Booking reps don't book a new band with the intention of making them fail, but they do give them time slots that are difficult to draw an audience. If your band sucks that's one thing, but if you have no friends... that's a big problem. The music scene thrives on friends.

I absolutely LOVED playing The Comet. Yeah, the surprise schedule change was disappointing, but we all made the most of it and got the attention of people on the street as well as those who paid their cover to get inside. The sound guy wasn't a dick (he was very cool), and it was a FUN experience. I would love to play there again, and wrote a day-after email to Mamma Casserole saying so.

Don't miss out on our next show! The people that come to our shows regularly (these are not our families or friends, but people who are actually FANS) say that every time they see us our show gets better, and that's why they keep coming to see us. We have a reputation of being a big katamari of awesome that won't stop!

Things I know

Sunday, 28 June 2009 23:22
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I know who I am and what I am.

I can't save anyone from themselves.

I am human, and therefore flawed. I'm totally okay with this. My flaws are a big chunk of who I am.

It's not drama, it's raging insecurity that I can do absolutely nothing about beyond what I already have.

If you push hard enough, ANY garbage disposal will fall through its brackets and onto the floor of the cabinet below. Mine did. Luckily, I now know how to fix it.

Grady is a sucker for ponytail holders of any size.

Tomorrow is another day.
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However, at one time I did aspire to be one. All my eBay and CraigsList images were taken by me using tools a pro shooter would use.

Ethan is trying to move his drumkit, so I offered to photograph it for him. Thing is, the lighting in the room where it's set up is kinda crappy. I built a light box for my smaller items, so I figured I could convert an old umbrella into a light diffuser of sorts. This is easier said than done. I really need to remove some tines on the framework without putting my eye out.

I wish I had something more interesting to write, but I don't.

Now I will go get milk.

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