Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More Shameless Promotion of Old Friends

I got an email yesterday from one of my oldest friends and earliest college roommate, James Combs, with fun news about his music career.

I met him back when he was just Jim at Carroll High School in Ft. Wayne, and also when he was one-quarter to one-fifth of The Goats (depending on the band's configuration at any given time). As it happens, Brownie and Fingtree (frequent commenters on this blog ) also made up one-quarter to one-fifth of The Goats, and I sure wish they were playing in the attic of the house next to me right now, instead of my neighbor's kid's band.

For the record, I was the unmusical fan/roadie/interloper/mascot of The Goats, and I do believe I was 100% of whatever that was.

Anyway, James is currently living the life of an independent music artist in LA. He is also featured on Yahoo's User's Choice this week. If he wins, he gets to reach potentially millions of listeners by performing live on Yahoo's "Who's Next" session.

So go vote for James, early and often. The URL is

While I'm at it, I've also been meaning to plug FingTree, aka Kent Fingerle and the Oral Minority Band, who musically spoof Dubya and others. His myspace page of music is here. Brownie, you need to get your music online so I can plug it too.

Update: Andy Burnett from my old Spyglass days requested a plug for his band, Rubber Universe. I always thought Andy should be in a band based on his name alone, which sounds exactly like he should be the bass player in a Pink Floydish, Alan Parsony band. See his band's myspace page here.


Andy said...

If you're plugging friends' musical ventures:

Dan S said...

Hey Andy! I had no idea you were even in a band, but then again, I haven't seen you in a few years.

Is Rubber Universe part of the local music scene?

Andy said...

no - we are a 'geographically challenged' group. People are in St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; Bonnots Mill, MO and Champaign. So getting us all together is quite a challenge.

Fingtree said...

Thanks for the plug Dan! I need to update our my space with the final mix of that political material, I will be doing that soon.
It was good to see our good goat friend Jim/James on video :)
I voted for him of course, would that be April singing with him in the background on the video?