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She’s With the Band


Kelly Johnson is bartender and band liaison for 14/48 this weekend, so she’s got 2/3 of sex, drugs and rock and roll down. As band liaison, it’s her job to get anything the musicians need. Most of the time, that means finding music, but it might mean finding sound effects, or even turning videos of “delightful water sounds to fall asleep to” into a sound file.

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Fake fur, a dagger, and the most profane t-shirt we can find.


Mid-morning has turned into afternoon and everyone’s prepping for Tech to start at 3:25.

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The Band Organizes


At some point midmorning, the band split to meet with directors and reconvened. The first order of business is to run through the opening song. Like every 14/48, the band will be opening with an original song, written last night on the night’s theme (Fake it Til Ya Make It). They play together, figuring out new riffs, tweaking notes and playing with different options. It goes between sounding like a promising work-in-progress (slightly muted voices, tentative tries and tweaks on […]

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More photos from the afternoon!


Photos by Joe Iano

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What’s the band even up to lately?


  I can feel myself. – Guitar player giving cues Of course the band,┬áDARTH PUSSY, will be playing the classic R.E.M. song in honor of the theme NO REGRETS. They’re currently practicing their closing number, “The End of the Show as We Know It.” Let’s see what that sounds like. Let’s do meows. – On the band doing Scotland, the Brave

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Band Check-In: Early Byrd Gets the Worm


Checking in with Band Liaison (Nicole Stellner) to get the updates. The band is busy learning lots of songs today, including “The Bells of Rhymney” by The Byrds (a song I fell in love with this summer). “None of these lyrics make any sense!” “Drugs. It’s poetry man, come on!” They’ve also written an original song, which was the first thing they learned and practiced after gathering for their breakfast meeting at 9 am. Such go-getters! Unsure of what their […]

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