From THE FACK
Well, I survived the FIF/Squad Five-O show (barely) and Im
feeling good. Reese bit the head off a stuffed squirrel, and
belly flopped the stage, and Squad Five-0s Singer was
doing flips into the crowd
yeah it was rowdy, but anywho
Finals are this week, and I get to come home to Indy on FRIDAY
(yeah!). So heres a summary of stuff with the forthcoming
CD from Optional Necessity:
If you want to download the MP3 of start over, click
If you cant understand what Im saying-- get the
lyrics, click here.
If you want an optional necessity or smell no evil records
buddy icon, click here.
To e-mail me and tell me that you want a CD when they are
available, click here email@example.com.
Go see Crimson
Fallout on Dec. 14th if you go, you can tell me there
that you are in for buying the CD (Im the tall guy with
We arent fully sure when the CD will finally be available.
Post production takes time, and if we screw it up, the CD
will be bad, and we dont like bad here do we? Well
have a better idea by the 20th so we can let you know then,
eh? Well be sure and put something up immediately when
the CD is done, so keep checking back, aight?
Lastly, two things, 1) a shout to my friend who has no appendix
(you know who you are), and 2) go see LORD OF THE RINGS: THE
From The Fack
For those of you who like to know words, weve finally
added lyrics for start over to the lyrics page. HAHA suckers,
Im going to see Five Iron Frenzy and squad five-O on
Saturday. Man, Im stoked. But Ill hopefully see
a bunch of you at the Crimson
Fallout show on the 14th. Ill be there, and if you
want to be told immediately when we finish the CD so you can
buy one, Ill be taking names and e-mail addresses. Or
you can e-mail me
right now and tell me that you will want one.
More to come, but until then, Peace, love and TATERS!!!
From the Fack
Happy turkey day to all. Hope you had fun, I know I did.
And you are probably wondering what went on in post production
this weekend. Well, Ill tell you:
Stephen Berry (optional necessity charter member, and my
best friend on the planet), my dad and I went in and worked
on mixing the CD with pro-tools digi-001, and as usual, there
is good and bad news.
The bad news is that we wont have it done in time for
the Covert Ops: Crimson Fallout show on the dec 14, <sigh>.
You all need to come, though, so you can reserve your copy
of the O.N. EP.
But on to the good news: weve got an MP3 of our song
start over up as a preview of the album. So
This is going to be cool, and by cool I mean totally sweet
because this CD will be chalk full of suprises
hee. But seriously, folks, this CD will be an excellent way
to remember all the fun youve had at our shows. Its
a shame we had to stop playing, but such is life sometimes
From The Fack
Greetings from Purdue, this is my first time posting news,
so sorry if its stupid, but theres some cool stuff
coming up. We went into the studio at the end of the summer
to record an EP on Smell No Evil records, and recorded 5 songs
plus a no horns/ no vocals version of Hardcore Nursery Rhymes.
With everyone spread out, though, we havent been able
to get the thing mixed and mastered. I have a rough mix that
Ive been playing for people up here, and it has been
a unanimous this stuff is great!! so you guys
are in for a treat. Hopefully, well finish post production
over thanksgiving, and the CD will be ready for release at
the Covert Ops:
Crimson Fallout show on December 14.
The songs will be (in no particular order)
(Talking to a) Brick Wall
Ode to Snacks
Skin of My Teeth
We will also be getting some new pictures up from our shows
this summer, and you can click here to see NEW
STUFF--Optional Necessity and SNE records buddy icons
for AIM. Well be posting an mp3 of one of the songs
as well sometime next week, so keep checking in here, for
all your fun times
The lord bless you and keep you, the lord lift up his countenance
upon you and give you peace.
Rory the Roadie, 7.26.2002
Well, this is it, eh? our last show. It is going to be at
Lord of Life Christian Church in Westfield. It is the church
that is next to the NAPA auto parts store. We have a map.
We are going into the studio at Keynote Communications (the
music ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ) to record our
songs, hopefully for a short CD of our original songs that
we can distribute to those of you who are interested in keeping
a little piece of the experience.
I couldn't let you go without teling you how grateful we are
to you, our fans, for supporting us as we became something
of a local phenomenon and how grateful we are to God for giving
us this opportunity to share our music with all of you and
set good examples and give you something worthwhile and fun
to do on Saturdays. We are thankful for each and every one
of you, our fans.
Until we meet again,
Keep it real,
~Rory the Roadie.
Well our farewell show is coming up this weekend. The date
for the show is Sunday, July 28 at 8p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran
Church. Hopefully we will have a map up soon.
In other news we will be recording tracks for a CD on the
Rory the Roadie, 7.8.2002
How many people out there like to have fun? How does an Optional
Necessity show sound to you? I'm not just talking fun, i'm
talking FREE FUN! That's right, this show is for free. We're
going to be at the Fitzgerald Estate in Carmel at 5:30 or
6 (music will start later than 6) for a River Oaks youth outreach
event featuring 2 bands: Optional Necessity (That's us) and
Blue-Eyed Radio, a Keynote Communications summer project band.
This show will be lots of fun, and it's set in the lush forests
and wide greenspace of the Fitzgerald Family Estate in Carmel.
We have a map to the
Fitzgerald's for you if you do not know where this is. We
hope to see you all there because this is a free show so you
can't complain about the price.
Keep it real,
I thought i would give everyone the complete details about
our next show. It
is this Sunday. This is a free show. So everyone should come.
It starts at
6 and will end at roughly 9. We will have a map on our site
Also this is a really short notice i know. So please foward
this to everyone. I know the other band will not be anything
like us. They are called Blue Eyed Radio. From what i heard
they are a light rock/ pop kind of band. But this will provide
something for eveyone. It will be a good time so come if you
oh and we are looking for a show on the 28th on july. If
anyone has a place
or house or something that would work contact us. Thanks
Hey there everyone. I just wanted to tell you all about our
next show. It
on July 14th. I don't know alot of info yet but here is what
i know. It
will be Sun. July 14th, sometime in the evening. It will be
some type of
youth event with a keynote summer project band. I am not sure
what else to
day other than its free. We will have a map on our site soon.
Please foward this to everyone on your e-mail list to help
promote us. Later
Hello. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that came
out to the show on
Friday. I was told by everyone that went it was good. If you
didn't go then
you missed out on the Dew song......We gave out a insane amount
of free dew
that night. Hope everyone enjoyed it. I will have pictures
up soon. Also we
are playing on the 28th in Elkart. If ya want to go i will
have info soon.
Keep it real.