Mary Schmary News
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dear schmary frens:
first of all, the Schmaries would like to thank all
our wonderful frens who came to our final concert and
made the evening so special. thank you thank you!
what a terrific evening.
we also have some nifty Schmary-news: a few weeks
ago our good friend David Gans, who is producing the
new Persuasions album, a collection of Grateful Dead
songs arranged in the unique Persuasions style, invited us
to come to the studio and sing back up for the guys!
we had a glorious time and contributed to 5 tracks
on the new album; it was just an incredible experience
and for which it was well worth coming out of our
semi-permanent hiatus. the Persuasions are incredible
musicians and great fun to sing with. it was a full
day of delightful music.
the new Persuasions album, _Might As Well_, will be
coming out later this year. listen for Alyn's trumpet
solo on the title track!
for all of you who haven't yet purchased our own new
album, _Hidden Agenda Items_, but who would like to do
so, the best method is to send a check for $17 (includes
tax and shipping) to Mary Schmary, P.O. Box 170207,
San Francisco, CA 94117-0207. that's the method by which
we earn the most cash. However, if you want to do
an on-line credit card transaction, you will find
the new album at Amazon.com. just do a search on
"Schmary" and you will find us. to hear a sound clip
off the new album, visit http://www.maryschmary.com/hai.html
for a final spot of news, we'd like to direct your attention
(those of you who are interested) to the various other musical
projects in which some of the Schmaries are engaged.
. Alyn is continuing with her band Keeping Our Day Jobs (KODJ)
a full-on rock and blues band that does many danceable
covers and performs quite a bit in SF, Burlingame and the occasional
wedding. check 'em out at http://www.keepingourdayjobs.com/
. Alyn is also singing with the band the Scattering Blue,
a project of Drew Pearce's. Drew is a terrific singer-songwriter.
You can often catch the Scattering Blue performing at
Bazaar Cafe and Simple Pleasures in San Francisco. Cynsa
also sings back up with the band.
. Desiree is deep in the throes of dissertation writing and will
be emerging into new musical projects once her education
ph.d. is officially done.
. Finally, Cynsa has an eclectic ukulele band that Alyn also
sings/plays uke in, called Joe Schmoe. Joe Schmoe, as some
of you might recall, was a spin-off band of the Schmaries.
and, indeed, Myriam came and made a guest appearance at Joe
Schmoe's last performance; if I can manage it, I'll soon have all
the Schmaries playing in the Schmoes. it's just a matter of
time and patience, I'll wear 'em down. :>
to sign up for Joe Schmoe's mailing list, email annette@...
That's all the Schmews that's fit to print. If you don't mind,
we'll keep you on our list in case we come out of our hiatus
again. Until then, this is cynsa and the Schmaries signing
off. thank you for so many faboo years.
and remember, take care of yourself, you're the only "you" you've got.
ps: to be removed from this list, just email cynsa@... with your