Friday, July 24, 2009

Blue Race Riot!

So, my friend Thom Gencarelli is quite the musician, that in addition to being a fellow media ecologist, co-founder of the Media Ecology Association and current Vice-President of the organization, member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of General Semantics, and chair and founder of the new Communication Department at Manhattan College (which is in the Bronx, naturally, ha ha).

Anyway, Thom is in a band. called Blue Race, and they recently released their first album. It's called
World is Ready, and is available on Amazon, through iTunes, etc. Here's what they look like:

Thom is the one on the bottom right. And I've listened to the album a number of times now, and I can recommend it to you with enthusiasm. It's good old fashioned, straight forward rock music. Do you remember what that sounded like? If not, this album will help refresh your memory. If you do remember, then you know why you need to buy this album. You need it! And no, I'm not getting any kickbacks on this, I just like my rock and I like these tunes.

But don't take my word for it. You can sample their sound on their MySpace profile page (just click here, you know that!). If you're on MySpace yourself, then send them a friend request (you know you can never have enough bands on your friends list, right?).

Now I know what you're about to say: Lance, what kind of crazy name is Blue Race, anyway? And my answer is, I don't know, but does it really matter? You know how these musicians are, you know what I mean, right? It's that kind of thing.

Well, there is an explanation, if you can call it that, on their MySpace page. Here it is:

What is a bluerace? bluerace, the concept, denotes a future in which all of the human races blend together as one. bluerace, the band, took their name for two reasons. First, the band is a blend of four distinct musical personalities, which, like a true bluerace, somehow come together to create a singular ensemble greater than the sum of its parts. Second...well, the band members all thought the name sounded pretty cool. bluerace, the history, goes something like this: Roger and Thom were introduced at a studio jam session arranged by an old friend of both blueracers. The session evolved into a regularly-scheduled event, then into a band, then into the original five-member bluerace. When Dean singlehandedly replaced two of the original members in the late 90s (O.K....he really plays with two hands, like most bass players), three quarters of the race was complete. Finally, in 2005, Vic, Dean's former bandmate from Dino and the Groovies, became available and bluerace set out from the starting gate once again...this time without stopping or looking back.

So, happy now? Look, pay no attention to that. Just why don't you bluerace right out and buy a copy right now? Oh wait, there are no more record stores anymore. Okay then, why don't you race your browser right over to Amazon or iTunes and order or download it right now. Don't wait for me, I already have a copy, I'll just be waiting here whenever you get back. So, go, go on, what are you waiting for?

1 comment:

Alicia Billings said...

Okay, okay! Haha.

I love music and always looking for good stuff. :)