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[13 Nov 2008|12:09pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I know, really late notice, but Unity Reggae Band is playing for the first time (and maybe the last for a long time) in DC since I've been in the band. We're playing TOMORROW at the Red and Black on H St. NE. I think we play at 10 and it's 21+.

You can check out website http://www.unityreggaeband.com for more info. Just go to "shows" and click on "the red and the black" to go to their website.

See you there!

--Andrew

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[25 Oct 2008|10:59pm]
[ mood | moody ]

What's up? It's a Saturday night, I'm pretty bored, and it's gotten to the point where I would like to go out every night but I have to think about gas. I have about three weeks with no gigs but I really don't expect money from any gigs in the past couple months any time soon anyway. I'm teaching two lessons this week but that's definitely not enough. Just so you know, I accept food as payment as well!  I got a call for a gig at the National Museum of the American Indian but I haven't gotten a call back yet, maybe Monday. I guess I'll use the time I have to practice, and hope that someday it will pay off. I just need to make sure I have some money in my back account until then...

Oh yeah, Hometown Throwdown Dec. 29th! I can't wait until then, and part of it is getting away from here.

--Andrew

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[28 May 2008|12:00pm]
[ mood | excited ]

So before I list all the upcoming shows, I should let everyone know that apparently there is a "KYY reunion" on June 14th. However, from what I have been told, it is more FPB (Flying Puppy Brigade) playing a crack rock steady set, with the KYY reuniting to play one song. I'll keep you updated. ALSO, this Friday, Beltway Alarms is playing two shows with new horn players! One is at a party in Olney, and the other is at the Sidebar in Baltimore. So I hope to see everyone at some point!

Here's my latest list of shows, not including the ones I'm playing:


--Andrew
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[14 Mar 2008|08:59pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Alright. My show schedule as of the night of 3/14/08:

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[10 Mar 2008|01:05pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Good afternoon, everyone. I'm at work again, about to start working on my leftover chinese food from Seven Seas I believe. You motha fuckas need to come out to shit! I mean come on, you missed Chick Corea and Gary Burton last night! You can come on Tuesday to the Reggae Sweatshop, or the jam sessions Wednesday and Thursday at HR-57, or Pat Methany on Friday (too expensive...), or URB at Seacrets in Ocean City on Saturday (can't fuckin' wait)!

Well anyway, if you want drum lessons, let me know. I think I'm going to quit this job soon and start giving lessons pretty regularly. That's about it in my life. How about yours? I'll read about it while I finish my orange chicken.

--Andrew

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[20 Jan 2008|04:03pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Hello. I'm at work, working hard. I've been practicing and playing music a lot, and will continue to do so. School starts on Tuesday but it won't slow me down. There's a Beltway Alarms show on the 31st in Annandale, and we should hopefully have our DEMO (it's in caps because we've never had a decent demo before)! Also, Unity Reggae Band is having a lot of shows coming up during the summer, including one in Ocean City this upcoming Saturday! Check http://www.unityreggaeband.com and http://www.myspace.com/beltwayalarms for all the information! Alright... back to work.

Oh yeah and check out my podcast at http://www.thewalrus.podomatic.com.

Oh yeah, and hopefully there will be a Beltway Alarms/Reese Witherspoon Disaster split sometime in the near future. Sheeeet.

--Andrew

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[07 Jan 2008|09:25pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Alright here go. Recently acquired albums (recently meaning starting from maybe mid December... more likely November):

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[16 Dec 2007|05:47pm]
[ mood | rushed ]

DC Ska Holiday Show @ Blondeshells tomorrow!

W/ Green Room Rockers (Indiana), Beltway Alarms, The Chariots

And Wednesday is The Skanarchists, 50:50 Shot, The Part-Time All Stars @ Charm City Art Space

Rest assured, Matthew Lyon will be there.

Alright, time to write an essay.

--Andrew

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[11 Dec 2007|01:58am]
[ mood | tired ]

I'm updating this shit.

-Reggae tonight (Tuesday)
-Big D tomorrow night
-Beltway Alarms @ Blondeshells 12/17 (Monday)
-Bomb the Music Industry! @ Recher 12/18
-Beltway Alarms @ Charm City Art Space 12/19

That's all I really have to update anymore.

Yesh.

--Andrew

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[20 Nov 2007|08:25pm]
Oh yeah, we were in the Washington Post yesterday, Business D7. Also, we have videos up, go search Beltway Alarms on Youtube and you will (not) be disappointed.

Pie, Slack, Train tomorrow and I'm sick. Whatever, never stopped me before!

--Andrew
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[19 Nov 2007|05:18pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Stuff has been going on. Like this: http://www.thewalrus.podomatic.com

EPISODE 2! SHIT!

--Andrew

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[08 Nov 2007|06:40pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

Beltway Alarms show at Blondeshells Saturday night with the Reese Witherspoon Disaster, the Rockvilles, Jimes, maybe the Stabones. Oh yeah.

I got an Ipod. It's cool.

--Andrew

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[04 Nov 2007|11:39pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Ras Michael was awesome.
Williamsburg was awesome.
The first episode in my new podcast is up: http://thewalrus.podomatic.com/
Sleep will be awesome.
Other stuff is awesome too, I guess.

--Andrew

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[25 Oct 2007|02:42am]


Be there. Email us at beltwayalarms@yahoo.com or beltwayalarms@gmail.com for directions or any questions! See you there!

--Andrew
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[10 Oct 2007|11:29pm]
[ mood | tired ]

October 12th: Street Dogs, Tiger Army @ Black Cat
October 14th: Bad Religion, The Briggs & Gallows @ 930 Club
-October 20th: Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls @ Ottobar
-October 22nd: Toots & the Maytals @ 930 Club
October 24th: One Night Band, The Ambitions, The Traumas @ Sidebar
October 25th: Agent Orange, Glenmont Popes, The Reticents, The Cult Classics @ Ottobar
October 26th: Agnostic Front @ Ottobar
-October 27th: SKALLOWEEN: Beltway Alarms, Siafu, The Skanarchists, Bobby Babylon @ Nerve Center
October 29th: One Night Band, The Chariots @ Solly's U Street Tavern
-November 2nd: Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus @ National Museum of Natural History
-November 7th: RX Bandits, Men Women & Children, Nurses @ Ottobar
November 11th: Peelander-Z, more TBA @ Ottobar
November 13th: Against Me!, Sage Francis, World Inferno Friendship Society, Cobra Skulls @ 930 Club
November 15th: Stiff Little Fingers, The New Rivals @ Black Cat
OR
November 15th: The Reverand Horton Heat, Hank III & Assjack, Nashville Pussy @ 930 Club
-November 16th: Streetlight Manifesto, The Suburban Legends (god damnit), The Stitch Up @ Recher
November 17th: All Mighty Senators, Kelly Bell Band, Jah Works, more TBA @ Recher
November 20th: Citizen Fish, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) @ Ottobar
-November 21st: The Pietasters @ 930 Club
November 30th: The Misfits @ Sonar
-December 12th: Big D & the Kids Table, Brain Failure, Whole Wheat Bread @ 930 Club
-December 18th: Anti-Flag, Bomb the Music Industry!, The Code @ Recher

PLEASE let me know if you're in for any of these. The dash means I'll definitely be there (except for Streetlight, that's a maybe).

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[04 Oct 2007|10:34pm]
New albums:

Yellowman - Reggae Anthology
Tower of Power - The Very Best of...
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (got back)
War - The Very Best of...
Charlie Parker - Early "Bird"
The Heptones - Sweet Talking
V/A - Blow Mr. Hornsman Instrumental Reggae 1968-1975
The Crystal Method - Community Service II
Fugazi - The Argument
John Frusciante - Inside of Emptiness
Buju Banton - Friends For Life (got back)
Burning Spear - Our Music (got back)

Just ordered:

Bob Andy - Fire Burning
Harry J Allstars - Liquidator: The Best of the Harry J Allstars
Sugar Minott - ...At Studio 1
The Congos - Heart of the Congos

Expect a podcast soon! :)

Give Beltway Alarms your shows. All of them.

--Andrew
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[28 Sep 2007|08:01pm]
[ mood | tired ]

September 29th (Oh shit that's tomorrow): Siafu, 20g, Crime Brigade, D-Mitch @ Blast House
September 30th: The Rootworkers (LAST SHOW EVER) @ Belvadere Hotel
October 1st: College Night @ Twins
October 5th: Corner Store Heroes, Show No Mercy, Filth Hound @ VFW Hall Post 2562
October 12th: Street Dogs, Tiger Army @ Black Cat
October 14th: Bad Religion, The Briggs & Gallows @ 930 Club
October 20th: Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls @ Ottobar
October 22nd: Toots & the Maytals @ 930 Club
October 24th: Dillenger Escape Plan, A Life Once Lost, Genghis Tron @ Ottobar
October 25th: Agent Orange, Glenmont Popes, The Reticents, The Cult Classics @ Ottobar
October 26th: Agnostic Front @ Ottobar
October 27th: SKALLOWEEN: Beltway Alarms, Siafu, The Skanarchists, Bobby Babylon @ Nerve Center
November 11th: Peelander-Z, more TBA @ Ottobar
November 15th: Stiff Little Fingers, The New Rivals @ Black Cat
November 16th: Streetlight Manifesto, The Suburban Legends (god damnit), The Stitch Up @ Recher
November 20th: Citizen Fish, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) @ Ottobar
November 30th: The Misfits @ Sonar
December 18th: Anti-Flag, Bomb the Music Industry!, The Code @ Recher

Once again, if anyone wants to go to any of these, let me know. I already have tickets to Mustard Plug and Toots.

Albums recently acquired:

Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis - Great Guitars
Damien Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
Jimes - Better Than Karaoke
Pietasters - All Day
Flatliners - Destroy To Create, The Great Awake
Public Access - Fleeced
James Brown - Star Time (4 discs)
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs of Freedom (4 discs)
Diana King - Respect, Tougher Than Love

And a lot of other stuff that I lost before because of my MP3 player. Thank you to Matt Lyon for a lot of those albums. Oh and I'm getting Gorilla Biscuits s/t album from this kid in my math class who was singing "Pressure Drop" today, but was saying "praise jah" instead. It was great.

I guess I don't have anything else to update. Danny Hoover. Hardcore band. East Coast Ska Banana Riot.

--Andrew

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[24 Sep 2007|07:43pm]
[ mood | blah ]

To do list:

-Study
-Homework
-Send in that piece of shit external hardrive that wouldn't fucking turn on after two days.
-Cash checks
-Put music from MP3 player onto computer
-Rip stack of CDs
-Order a fucking ipod already
-Get more hardcore
-Order ticket for Mustard Plug/VGS
-Order ticket for Toots & the Maytals
-Order ticket for whatever I'm forgetting
-Make room on bookcase to put DVDs
-Start a ska band that actually does shit, name it East Coast Ska Banana Riot, and get Andrew Masters to do something
-Practice
-Convert WAV files to WMA

I could do most of these things pretty quickly, but I'd rather watch Reno 911.

--Andrew

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[20 Sep 2007|10:23pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Birthday tomorrow. I think last year I told everyone not to post happy birthday. This year I'm telling you to post nothing BUT happy birthday, just to see the effects of reverse psychology, times 2. Thanks.

--Andrew

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[15 Sep 2007|09:28pm]
[ mood | indifferent ]

If you have a ticket to DKM on Monday, please let me know. It's sold out and I don't know of anyone else going, which means I might be going by myself, which isn't cool. I'll drive and I don't expect gas money. That's right.

--Andrew

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