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Josh | FlashMob

Time for New Band Pics

We’re looking into taking some new FM! promo shots. We have a couple of ideas brewing. While pondering ideas, I started thinking about the epic failures of most band pictures. Seriously, guys…  I just can’t believe four adults thought to themselves, “This is going to be wicked awesome!”  I’m guessing the guys with the “side” tattoo birthed this beauty of a plan. Comment below on an idea for a promo shot.  We’ll choose our favorite and make it happen.  We hope to not...

FlashMob! First Year: What I Have Learned

Jeff likes: The Minnesota Lynx Pizza Ranch Snare Heads (LOTS of snare heads) Jeff dislikes: Slippery Roads Spending money on ANYTHING Collin likes: Quips Josh (love) Drugs (the boring kind) Vampires Collin dislikes: Hipsters Comments about his tattoo (seriously, don’t ask) Histamines Pete likes: Pleated Slacks Polos and ATM.  Oh my!!! Pete dislikes: N/A Joe likes: Death Stars bouncebreak.com Packers Responsibility Joe dislikes: Fame Faulty guitar stands Punks MaK* likes: Photography Videography Pornogra…not really, no. MaK* dislikes: Sleeping alone Bigfoot Tenacious D – the new...

A Case Against Coors Light

FlashMob! has a rider* at most of our shows. That rider usually includes a case of bottled water, green M&Ms, and a case of beer. Most of the band doesn’t have much of an opinion about what kind of beer is provided.  One person^ in the band will not drink anything but Coors Light. So … Coors Light it is. The first few shows, I tolerated the swill and appreciated being provided with refreshments at all. After many years in other bands playing bars in the twin cities, we’d be lucky to get one drink ticket covering a 4 ounce Dixie cup of a domestic tap.# However, as I’ve “matured”, I’ve come to admit to myself what Coors Light really is; Metallic Flavored Urine. The “Silver Bullet” smells like the HHH Metrodome Men’s bathroom on Sunday afternoon (troughy). Does it really matter if you can tell if it’s “Cold” or “Super Cold”? “Thank you blue rocky mountain!” So, the next time we’re asked what kind of beer we would like to have, I will raise my head high and say … “Can we get a white wine spritzer instead? Oooo, or Boone’s Farm!  … PEACH, duh!!!” ________ * Definition: Rider refers to the little extras a band receives from the promoter at a gig, usually in their dressing room. Typical riders include things like food and beverages, or a pre-arranged amount of money that the promoter will provide to a band to buy themselves a meal and some drinks. ^ Collin # NEVER includes Summit or Surly. Really? What’s more “domestic” than breweries in St. Paul and Minneapolis? Just be honest and say “Cheap Taps” (i.e. Coors...

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