The Last Hurrah Of The Undead Monkey

The Monkey has been comatose and appears to have quietly died in its sleep over the past several months. So, we’re pulling the plug—it would be better to DNR (do not resuscitate) rather than try to shock the Monkey back to life at this point. The Undead Monkey is Dead.

We are, however, all still out there making music in an assortment of ways with an assortment of other musicians.:-D This is part of the reason for the death of the Monkey: band members who had no time for the Monkey last year will again have no time this year and band members with little time for the Monkey last year will have less time this year.

Posthumous Music: Although the Undead Monkey is now Dead, there is the possibility that new music could still be released from Undead Monkey at some point in the future because some unfinished songs need so little to be completed. If that happens you’ll read about it here because this blog will remain for the foreseeable future.:-) All music will continue to be available from archive.org.

Resurrection and Reincarnation: Hockinfinger allows as how the Monkey might possibly be resurrected in the future and Gymshoes thinks that it could be reincarnated with a new name. The Monkey was, after all, Undead to begin with so anything is possible.;-) This blog will keep a finger on the Undead pulse and any sign of resurrection or reincarnation (or posthumous music) will be posted here.:-)

Gymshoes and Hockinfinger

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22 January

Chat room goes private

Since in the 6-7 months we’ve had a dedicated chatroom the only people who have used it have been bandmembers for band meetings, the chatroom has been changed to a private room. As there has been no interest from fans, changing it to a private room means we won’t have to constantly monitor it for spam and other irrelevant chatter. It’s maintenance-free, which is good for us and doesn’t hurt fans since you weren’t using it anyway. We can always change it back to public if we need to. 🙂

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7 January

The Undead Days of Summer

A couple of people have asked me about new music and how/what the Undead are doing. It’s been a busy summer. I apologize for not updating this blog more often. We had our second online band meeting in our chatroom last week. The Undead have had their hands full lately. In the spring two of us physically moved their home studios. Then this summer I’ve had computer problems…and I’ve moved my Gymshoes site from .us to http://gymshoesmusic.com. Meanwhile Hockinfinger and his computer are in another part of the country quietly melting. 😯 Almost literally, as the air conditioner in the new studio space has proven not up to the task. Well, you say, fall should see cooler temps and the Undead in better shape. Unfortunately, Geisler’s going on hiatus from the Undead this fall. 🙁 We’ve got six unfinished songs…one so close to being finished it’s insane. Song development sometimes moves amazingly fast, sometimes turtle-slow—often both with a single song. There are some songs that if the planets align and we sacrifice a banana to the full moon could be finished within days—but probably won’t because we’ve eaten all the bananas. 😉 New songs are coming, I just can’t say when. The Undead move (and melt) in mysterious ways. 😉

Gymshoes

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27 August

The New Look of the Undead—for Us and You!

Yes, we’ve had a website redesign—which incorporates our new logo. Not only is there a new look here, but the new look is everywhere! You can now grab the new Undead artwork on the Wallpaper page. We’ve got a whole bunch of new tees with the new “moonlight banana” logo on our Undead Monkey Cafepress shop. As always, we add no mark-up to the CafePress base price and make no profit on the merch. Check it out! 😎

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17 August

Chat with the Undead

I’ve been meaning to post something here for a while, but things have been busy for me—and the other Monkeys, too. Since the beginning of the year three of us have physically moved our studios—and I’ve been having an adventure with my computer. 🙄 This has all slowed the Monkey down, but we are Undead, afterall, so we’re still going, albeit it quietly and out-of-sight since we moved to the forum. 😉

We now have a chatroom on meebo which can be accessed here: http://www.meebo.com/room/undeadmonkey/ I’ve already run into a couple of my bandmates there since I created the room, so drop by and say “Hi”. You can also listen to Undead music on the audio player in the room. 🙂 At present wordpress.com doesn’t support the meebo chatrooms, but I’m hoping that I’ll eventually be able to embed the Undead chatroom in the sidebar or on a page. WordPress supports meebo IM widgets, but we’re not using it the IM widget here because it just allows one band member to chat with visitors to the site, not the whole band, not everyone in the band. Which is why we’re happy to have this new chatroom, even if it isn’t (yet) accessible on this blog. It is embedded on the hidden site where we have our forum, so you may catch us “in the room” when we pop into our forum. This increases the likelihood of you “seeing” us online occasionally. 🙂

I hope everyone is having a good summer. 😎

Gymshoes

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22 June

Listen to the Undead right here!

We now have a nifty little widget in the sidebar which allows you to stream Undead Music right here on this site. Listen to the music while you’re reading the liner notes for the projects. Top and bottom arrows allow you to scroll through the list. While you’re streaming, you can use previous and next buttons to navigate. 😎

Gym

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25 April

The nomadic Undead Monkey

To our fans: This past week I fixed up a forum for the band in the password-protected directory where our in-progress music resides. We all met collab’in’ on a discussion board and in many ways a forum is better suited for discussion than a blog. The Undead are slowly migrating over to it and we’ll see how that works. We’re not abandoning the Undead blog, but post content may gradually move away from nuts-n-bolts discussions of tracks in which no one but us knows what we’re talking about. 😆 If/when song development moves to the forum, the blog posts here may become more accessible to the general public. 😀 There’s plenty of things we can blog about, besides whether a track you’ve never heard should be changed to another key. 😉

It’s my hope that the forum will improve the flow of communication for the band as we develop songs together, and also free up the Undead blog portion of this site for a broader range of posts that Friends of the Undead will enjoy. 🙂 (And if the forum idea fizzles, we can always come back to babbling bafflingly in this blog.) 😆

Gymshoes

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18 April

"College Street" released today!

The first song of our new project, titled Undead And Kicking, has been released today. You can download “College Street” from our Download page and read the liner notes here.

I added a clip to the Undead myspace profile this afternoon, as well as a myspace blog entry and bulletin. 🙂

Gym

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5 April

Undead Monkey Wallpaper

You, too, can have Undead Monkey screaming out of your computer monitor with our new Undead Monkey wallpaper.  😀

Gymshoes

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6 February

One More Monkey

We’re got one more new Monkey to welcome. Pete, aka “Neticous”, has joined the Undead! 😀

Gym

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5 February