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AWKWARD SILENCE scranton, pa

A Blog for Awkward Silence
Jan 2 '10
Awkward Silence - Clap for Alaskaa (Timber)

This was on our myspace for about a year, before we started professionally recording. We recorded this in our original practice space at Whitetail Run. This has the original keyboard parts (OG Dan Risse), that sounded like a tiny children’s piano (OG childhood) when we recorded it for Break. It sounds much fuller here, enjoy it as a throwback before our show. Email Awkwardsilence@ymail.com if you want a copy for your iPod or Zune. Remember:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2

Awkward SILENCE

Alibi ELSEWHERE

Captain John and the EXPLORERS

Adams FAMILY

Dec 21 '09

We’re Going to Start This Up Again

Tesh, Trebor, Tam, Teve, Tew

Aug 16 '09

awkward silence versus the rain

Since our show at The Woodlands was 21+(sorry), I figure I tell you all about it. Once we arrived at the resort, we discovered the fresh t-shirts in honor of the benefit concert made with our name at the bottom. We were slated to play on the havana cigar bar on the outside deck. Behind our set up was a hand painted mural of what it must look like to really be in havana! There was a cuban smoking a cigar behind the drum kit and a chesire cat behind the bass cab!  James was about to start off the first one hour set with solo demos of some new songs like “Owl Eyes” and “Jetpack.” All was well and good… until the rain came. Drizzle turned to shower and shower turned to downpour. Woodlands provided tarps for our stuff, and we ordered some delicious food while we waited. Unfortunately, the rain never let up and we had to cancel our show. That was our first show at The Woodlands. 

Aug 10 '09
Aug 9 '09
click on the photo for more photos. 

click on the photo for more photos. 

Aug 4 '09
Jul 18 '09
James Sanderson can grow all of these styles. 

James Sanderson can grow all of these styles. 

Jul 16 '09

What I Learned backstage at Warped Tour

1.) The catering served a mostly vegetarian meal. I was offered a choice of a turkey cuban sandwich, but since it had pickles, and since I’ve never eaten one on purpose, I turned it down. After going through the entire line, standing behind Dave from Big D, my plate consisted of bowtie pasta, a vegetarian wimpie, fried plantanes, two cookies(which became more delicious as they melted under the sun when we ate outside), and a strawberry banana smoothie. D-licious! 

2.) Dragonfruit flavor tastes terrible, as Steve and I discovered. The worst part is the aftertaste. 

3.) On everyones ID, Scranton was referred to as SCROTUM, PA. We didn’t ask anyone why. 

4.) Sabian cymbal stands are nearly impossible to maneuver. 

5.) Of all the persons who painted “free hugs” on their chest, maybe about two of them looked like they were willing to be hugged by a complete stranger. I didn’t take a single person up on their offer.

6.) There was a Michael Jackson themed party after the doors closed, that we’re pretty sad we missed, because Millionaires would’ve done something hilarious. 

7.) I had a pretty half-brained idea to start a feud with The Scenic, based on no reason at all. I know I would not have done it, but I was cut short when James and I ran into the lead singer who told us that we “fuckin rock.” With that newfound sincere compliment, I could never curse such a nice guy. Additionally, I gave Anarbor free sunglasses because they were so nice, and because their set blew me away.

That was my first Warped Tour, and I had tons of fun playing. Thanks for coming by if you knew us! 

-Robert

Jun 21 '09
2006! The first time that we ever played with Chet! Robert played the drums for DC (Donnie Kirschner and Chester Williams) and the Broken Strings. 
Our set list was probably: 
shimmy shimmay
pick me up
things to do
clap for alaska
the upside
continental drift

2006! The first time that we ever played with Chet! Robert played the drums for DC (Donnie Kirschner and Chester Williams) and the Broken Strings. 

Our set list was probably: 

shimmy shimmay

pick me up

things to do

clap for alaska

the upside

continental drift