The Findells

Paul on Hollywood & Vine (note sticker) From the Travellodge- LAX After a night of celebrating elections and hanging in the Bean too long- hugs and beers and shouts- I picked up Paul 20 minutes after I fell asleep and we drifted through a metaphysical night on highway 64 (most of which I will probably never recall although I do remember having to take an immediate exit not far from the Richmond airport to pee in the grass near an inconvenience store), all to make it to a plane by 5 am. Plane travel was good. Couldn't sleep much even though I needed it. Watched a movie. Headphones kept crapping out. Hello to Julianna from Brazil who invited us to play in Rio and swears she will listen to Lost in Paradise and put a Fin sticker on her car. Atlanta was quick and easy. Paul looked through his monocular at the US passing beneath. We could see mostly Red states in mourning. But, it was good to see the landscapes change with no border lines. Hit Santa Monica immediately so Paul could put his feet in the Specific Ocean for the first time. Then went to Hollywood to see the cement. Not too much more yet- but Fin stickers are scattered throughout the west. Now, off to rub shoulders, elbows, crotches, whatever...with the executives. Seems it's taking a long time to upload photos, but I'll do my best. Patience is not my strongest virtue. Still looking for what is. Missing Virginia. Happy birthday to Lauren. Love you babe. Here's a couple of pics... On the Santa Monica pier Paul hits the Pacific
Halloween was a cool. As usual, Sarah Lynch (happy birthday) and the crew at the Bean hosted a grand party. Great costumes, loud music, energetic dancing and electrodes being released all around. I'm a little ashamed, but if anybody got pictures of me send them in- then destroy.
Had a good time last night filling the Bean with noise. Some of the songs were somewhat impromptu- not unusual for Bolt and the crew. Besides our originals, we did a relatively unrehearsed version of AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT's "Sometimes around Midnight." My voice turned to gravel. Good to see some familiar faces and some new as well and a few from past days. And...I had a pretty good view of the World Series from stage. Thanks to those who dug into their pockets and helped us with a buck or two. We're looking forward to being back in the Bean with electric guitars on Halloween this Friday. Electric noise. Paul & I are heading to Los Angeles the day after the elections to turn more people on to the Fins. We have a date with some A&R people. So if you know anybody out there who we can hang out with, let us know. Especially if they have a car. I'll try to keep you posted as to how this goes. Rock 'n Roar.
Okay. Here goes. A journal of sorts. I’ll try to keep up a bit. The Fins have had a busy couple of months- promoting LOST IN PARADISE at public gigs and private parties. All fun and all good. Lately ,we enjoyed being part of the Staunton/Augusta Art Center benefit. Lots of people rocking in a beautiful location. Chili and beer. Sexy dancing beneath a killer moon. Can’t beat that. Bolt’s going to play again this month at the Bar in the Bean. There’s a nice comfy feeling there – clattering bottles, spewing beer taps and a soundtrack of voices around the bar – people sharing their lives. If there’s any spot that characterizes a night in Staunton better than the Bean’s Sunday night shows, I don’t know what it is. Yeah, it’s smoky and it can be crowded, but it’s human. And then comes HALLOWEEN. Just before elections. I hope there are no political costumes. Tired of that. Would rather escape the madness. Someone suggested to me that one network was less biased than another. Yeah, sure. What is it that makes them think we want constant sensory bombardment? How many truths and lies can we absorb before there is no difference? Shut up a little. Let’s get existential. Come as a bug. And…happy birthday Maryanne. It’s hard to get good reviews. We’d love for you to tell us what you think of LOST IN PARADISE or any of our music. Write us at for now. The Findells are trying to send our music to new people in new places. Paul and I are going to Los Angeles in early November in order to expose ourselves. We’re going to talk to A&R people. People who have sticky fingers on the pulse of the popular music world. If you’d like us to tell them anything, let us know. later gators. Allan
Thanks to all who participated in our CD release party. It was great to hear our songs done by the likes of William Lott, Toby Thomas, Lola Mullen, Peter Aaslestad, and Steal This Band. You guys did a great job. And thanks to everyone for hanging in on a late night and dancing in the sultry heat.

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