Crash Test Dummies Blog

Written by Brad Roberts


16 Jun

JOHN DONNE


i’ve been reading the recently (2006) published biography of the great english poet johne donne. it is called ‘the reformed soul’, and it is written by john stubbs. donne, for those who don’t know him, lived in the late 1500’s and early 1600’s. he wrote the words “do not ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee”. (the writer hemingway later quoted him, famously, in his own work.) this amazing man, both widely read at home and an experienced man of the world – he fought in two campaigns at sea – is as anguished about, as he is lustful for, life. he notes in a verse letter about his time in the military, that during a great and terrifying storm, the unprepared men were “equally/ grieved that they are not yet dead and yet must die” (lines 45-46 in “the storm”.) this is juicy stuff, no? check out his bio, and his poetry comes to life. i warmly recommend him.


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15 Jun

Home Sweet Home


first i want to thank you guys for all of your comments. jerry brace, our webmaster, managed to get rid of the spam, so it is easier for me to look at your entries.

we had a great time doing shows on the west coast of USA. i never get tired of california. indeed, i wrote a song about california on the new record. of course it went over very well in that beautiful state.

there are a lot of questions about our touring. so far, we’ve done a pass through the northeastern seaboard, and the west coast, both in USA. we start our canadian tour near the beginning of october. see “tour dates” on the home page to find these.

it is strange to be home. i’m not sure what i’m supposed to be doing! hope this finds you all well.


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08 Jun

pacific highway


just drove all day on the pacific highway in california. it was just spectacular. we took our time, checking out local fruit stands, watching seals, and, in santa cruz, we tried chocolate covered fried bacon – yum! are in LA now. show tomorrow. best, bard


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07 Jun

west coast sojourn


we’ve now played in portland and reno. tonight is san francisco. small place, but it’ll be packed. took a drive around the city – beautiful architecture, more so than i remember. we’ll see how the gig goes. b


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04 Jun

HOTEL ROOM REHEARSAL


doing a rehearsal at our hotel in portland. murray pulver has joined us for this tour. we’re playing the songs with him for the first time, and he is smokin’! this is gonna be a great show tonight!


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04 Jun

HOTEL ROOM REHEARSAL


doing a rehearsal at our hotel in portland. murray pulver has joined us for this tour. we’re playing the songs with him for the first time, and he is smokin’! this is gonna be a great show tonight!


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04 Jun

HOTEL ROOM REHEARSAL


doing a rehearsal at our hotel in portland. murray pulver has joined us for this tour. we’re playing the songs with him for the first time, and he is smokin’! this is gonna be a great show tonight!


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02 Jun

Truck Stop Yoga



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01 Jun

social networking


well folks, i gotta tell you, this whole social networking thing is getting a little onerous.

i like to blog but i’m on twitter and facebook as well as this website crashtestdummies.com.

for those who care, i’m twittering as CTDbrad. of my two facebook pages – one is for brad roberts and one is for crash test dummies, i’m going to just start posting on the dummies facebook and hope to get “refreinded.” you can go to the ctd facebook site any time at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2736315572&ref=ts.

this is a rather dry entry. in other news, webmaster jerry brace has eliminated my spam problem, so it will be much easier for me to read your comments, which i appreciate enormously.

all for now

b


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01 Jun

Web-suck


if you love “south park as much as I do, you may have seen a recent episode in which stan gets “sucked” into facebook when he tries to shut down his account.  it’s a great episode on many levels, and I’m facing it right now. I now twitter both as lordpigface1 (brad Roberts) and CTDbrad (crash test dummies). I also just learned I have not one but two facebook pages set up by the indefatigable

Jerry Brace, may pal and webmaster. I had been participating every now and then. now that I’ve bothered to find out about the crash test dummies facebook page, I’ll visit that one two. that’s right, two twitter names and two facebooks. I’ll bet jerry will come up with a way to streamline them all into crashtestdummies.com. I really don’t know about that stuff. he makes it all possible.

the touring has been enormously pleasurable, with tons of die-hard fans showing up and buying the record. we have t-shirts AND – panties! if I flog the panties onstage, people buy ‘em, but if not, they seem not to consider it. I’m proud the name of my song is on the asses of all the women who so kindly bought them!

I get SO MUCH spam – 100’s of posts every day that it’s hard to keep up with your comments. I’ve approved and replied to some of the more recent ones.

thanks to everyone who has come to our shows. it means more to us than to you!

later folks

bard


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