Looking for a drummer

I (Gymshoes) am forming a new band under the Undead Monkey banner. It will be a live, local band, not an internet band as this originally was. I’m looking for rock drummer, 25-43 yrs old, for band. Eventually 1-2 pub gigs per month. Record and sell songs online. Must be available on weekends for rehearsals & song development. SE Houston, south of beltway 8, Webster, Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Pearland etc. No druggies, tokers, smokers, alcoholics. No drama. No negativity. Must have whatever gear you need to do your thing. Must communicate well with other band members, have enthusiasm, energy, creativity, imagination, a good sense of humor.

Including a handful of Undead Monkey songs that’s already been recorded and released online—as well as solo stuff—I have about two dozen original songs. I’ve got my own label for my solo stuff which could also release band music (if we wanted to go that route). I’m in this for fun but I’m serious about it, too.

Everything Flows From The Drums: I want to build this band by getting a drummer first (well, second counting me, LOL) because I feel like everything flows from the drums. I’m not looking for someone to just keep time, but for a drummer who will contribute something that will (along with contributions of other band members) make the songs realize their full potential. Someone whose drumming contributes substantially to the development of the songs. Creativity as well as time-keeping. I don’t want the band to be dependent on generic drum loops or have an ever-changing drummer sitting in. I think if I can find the right drummer that I’ll be able to pull together a terrific band, write better songs, and we can all have a lot of fun making great music together. 🙂 The vibe of a band, IMHO, is really dependent on what the drummer brings to it. 🙂

Location: SE Houston, Houston addys south of beltway 8, Pasadena, Pearland, Friendswood, Webster, League City, Alvin, Clear lake, Kemah, Seabrook, etc.

Contact me: theundeadmonkey at gmail dot com

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13 June

Resurrection and Reincarnation

Yes, that’s right the Undead have reawakened, sort of. I started this band as an outlet for doing non-Gymshoes music with other musicians. The internet band thing didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped; the ever-changing assortment of musicians kept drifting away due to lack of time, so I decided to pull the plug on the band rather than continue to replace musicians. I’m still writing songs though, and there were quite a few that the Undead never recorded.

Recently I’ve been working on putting together a live local band. As part of this process I’m registering and placing ads with various online resources. Most places the options are to register either as “musician seeking band” or “band seeking musician”. Since I’m forming a band rather than looking to join one—and since I can’t think of any other cool band name, I’m using the Undead Monkey name. Which is appropriate since I started UM as a band for my non-electronica, and since the new band will be doing what is—or would have been—the Undead songbook.

Though the new band will be formed under the Undead name, after we’ve gelled and the lineup is solid I expect we’ll come up with a new name.

Check back here for more on the band formation process. I’ll be posting ads, ideas, and updates periodically. 😀

Gymshoes

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12 June

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

Halloween Soundscape

I (Gymshoes) have released a full album of music for Halloween.  Halloween Soundcape is available through Snocap on my Gymshoes site or my myspace profile.  Normally, I don’t post about solo projects here, but I figure anyone listening to a band called “Undead Monkey” might be interested in spooky music.  😉  Enjoy!

—-Gymshoes

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25 September

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

Moonlight Banana logo

As you may have noticed by the new art in the header, we’re trying out a new logo.  🙂 New tees and new wallpaper will be forthcoming (assuming we like this concept well enough after we’ve lived with it a while). 😉

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9 July

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