Monday, January 26, 2009

Sleeping in Space, on 90.3FM KWUR.COM Mondays from 2pm-3pm

Greetings Hibernauters!

Newest addition Chad Rogers here, tumbling through the blogosphere. So far the experience playing with the band has been really warm and fun. Jack, Tom, Brett, and Bill all give excellent hand massages, and the fans at the shows have been really fun to jam with.

So before I go ending any more sentences with prepositions, I wanted to let you know about a new project the Hibes are involved in. We are launching a radio show on KWUR 90.3FM, which is Washington University's college radio station. We are very excited to be breaking the ranks of the college charts, not by CMJ or any of that tom-foolery, but by actually hooliganizing the process by creating our own radio show!

The show runs from 2pm-3pm on Mondays on 90.3FM in Clayton. If you don't live/work/exist in the area around Forest Park Parkway from 2-3 on Mondays, I recommend you tune in by downloading the stream at

The show, entitled "Sleeping in Space," is a chronicling of the writing and recording process we're are currently undertaking. Tentatively, the title of the record is "The effects of priming and training on illusory audition in the elderly," which is striking because the PhD dissertation I'm working on has the same title. There will be jokes, new tunes, interviews with the band, general mischief, tales of Dr. Robotnix's Mean Bean machine, nerf guns, and ham sandwich Sunday. There will also be a podcast available for download, but I'll leave Mr. Brett Ramsey to divulge the details on that one.

So tune in, Mondays from 2-3pm on, today we'll be spinning some old Periodic Fable classics, and some of the rough cuts we've been working on for "The effects of priming..."

Signing off,

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Friday, January 23, 2009

4050 Studios

Hello again, true believers. I hope this finds everyone enjoying their 2009 and new president.

Just wanted to give everyone an update on what kind of trouble we're getting into these days as a fivesome.  With our new talent Chad Rogers and a bag of new songs, we decided some time ago to record our next album.  In order to have full control over how the final product turns out, we've decided to take advantage of our collective skills and do the recording ourselves (which conveniently fits into our limited budget).  After the jump take a look at some of the construction of the studio that is being erected just for this recording project...   

Let's call this set of Pictures "Phase 1."  Some of you may have been to the basement of 4050 Taft before (this Hibernaut actually lived there for about a year), so you may recognize the layout/paint job.

You can see here that the first thing we did was clean the basement studio.  We had to move all of our gear to the side in order to scrub the floor with acid and other industrial chemicals.  Please notice the painted walls, which was our last band project.

Stay tuned for "Phase 2." In the meantime, if you have extra money and would like to donate to this record, email me.  We're currently waiting in an ever-lengthening line for Obama Bailout Cash.

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