Today we wish our own little Jenny Lute a most wonderful Birthday!
We torment her, but love her so very much.
Hey, What's the Big Idea?!?!
Also, we should give a tremendous thanks to everyone for making her entire birthday month amazing for all of us. Through requests, you guys have placed our single “Big Ups” in the top five most requested songs on CD101 FM (102.5 FM) for nearly three weeks straight, and keeping it #1 more times than we can recall. We’re stunned, and absolutely grateful for all of the support. If we could, we would make Bligee pics of all of you to show our appreciation. We’re now in regular rotation on the premiere alternative format station in the midwest. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
When we last left off, our heroes The Wet Darlings had let The Town Monster know that they weren’t going to get away with their attention-grabbing antics, in a ploy to gain votes for this year’s CD101 Day.
They said something along the lines of “whinewhinewhineblahblah..somethingsomething, don’t step to The Town Monster.” I told them they were bluffing.
But…I guess they weren’t.
Having dealt us quite a blow, receiving numerous facebook accolades and praise for seemingly putting a lid on possible retaliation…we regrouped, and fought back the only way any battle should be fought.
With a slow jam.
If you’ve picked up a newspaper in Columbus in recent months, chances are you’ve either read or skimmed over an article about by our good and talented friend, Mike Olenick’s shortfilm, “Spaceboy”. Mike describes the film as “a sci-fi opera set in outer space” and we think it’s definitely a gem worth seeing…. not to mention, the soundtrack happens to be me singing through a 20-foot long PVC pipe throughout the film’s entirety. I must admit, I’m quite fond of the memory of said experience. 🙂
“Olenick – a local filmmaker, festival circuit favorite and editor in the Wex’s art and tech department – delivers a faithful and cheeky remake of Renate Druks’ 1973 original. His six-minute short makes great use of local talent and does excellent justice to the tale of a space traveler’s rendezvous with an intergalactic seductress.
Spaceboy premiered at the PDX Film Festival in Portland, OR. It has screened at the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, IL, The Boston Underground Film Festival in Boston, MA, The Wexner Center for the Arts here in Columbus, OH, and Experimenta in Bangalore, India. It is also screening at the Athens International Film + Video Festival in Athens Ohio in a few weeks. http://www.athensfest.org/
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve had to cancel some upcoming shows due to me having a crazy polyp on my left vocal cord. I get it removed April 9th. The recovery is expected to be around 6 weeks or so. My vocal pathologist states that my head voice is gone completely… aaand he’s right. I’ve been hoarse for 6 weeks now and it blows, folks. BLOWS. Once I have the surgery, I can’t make a single sound (which means no talking or even coughing) for two whole days, and then very minimal talking for the remainder of the week. Oh man. No talking? Borrrriiiing. But gosh, I can’t wait to sing again. Eeeek. So excited for this to be over.
I’m super excited about the new songs that are being born from this hiatus and even more excited to get back on the stage with these boys. Choo choo!
I’ve included a couple of photos of my super hawt vocal cords for your viewing pleasure. Careful, boys. ~XO, Jenny