Crash Test Dummies Blog

Written by Brad Roberts

21 May


hey folks – long time no blog. this is the first time since our tour started that i have had the chance to sit down and look at my email. the road has been tough, physically, but the shows make it all worth while. we’ve had excellent crowds, and the trio sounds spectacular. nothing but glowing reviews from the audience at least.

this is the end of the first leg of the tour. we resume in june on the west coast of the USA. looking forward to all that greenery :)

ellen has taken her cd on the road with us and is doing very well. and she looks better than she ever has. she does 3 songs in the set, one, her own.

playing ‘two knights and maidens’ is something i haven’t done for a long time. fans seem to enjoy it. it’s a blast for me. one my favorites to play.

we’ll be doing a canadian tour in october. when the dates are firm, i’ll let you know.

i’ve heard some very touching stories from people about our records. i tend to forget that music is a trigger for memories, much like one’s sense of smell.

a gentleman who served in the gulf war told me that he and his shipmates “lived” off of our record during the tedium at sea. and while i don’t like war (who does?)
it meant a lot to know that my songs and our records have helped people through tough times. i need to remind myself of this every time i’m feeling “washed up”.

the t-shirts (and panties!) that my wife designed are now available through the store on this site. they are very beautiful, and they also make it possible to pay for touring. so if you want to keep me on the road…you know what to do.

thanks everyone for reading.

all the best

brad roberts


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  1. By kios on May 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Brad, as a long term Crash Test Dummies fan–down since 1993–i must say that i’m really impressed with the new record, and i’m glad that you decided to release it on cd. Was kind of surprised by that actually! ‘Ooh La La’ was going to be my first digital album purchase actually, so thanks for delaying the inevitable ;-)

    ‘Songs Of The Unforgiven’ is your best work though IMO, and i mean that with all due respect. Just a fantastic record.

  2. By brad on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    thanks my man. that means a lot. “songs of the unforgiven” was written during a hard time in my life, so it isn’t an album i’m fond of – even though i of course think it’s genius! i’m much happier now, and the record shows that, i think. thanks for thinkin’ about me at all.

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