Friday, December 31, 2004

Shambu News 12.31.04

The Dissertation
the official newsletter of Shambu
http://thedissertation.blogspot.com

Well, it’s been a dandy of a year for the Shambu, featuring college graduation for most members, the band’s first studio recording, the departure of Mikey D, the band’s first television appearance, and coke- mounds of sweet, sweet blow.

This edition of the Dissertation features a recording update, upcoming gigs, and Pete’s “2004: A Year of New & Used Music.”

Thanks, everyone, for a splendid year, and may 2005 bring you health, happiness, and peace.

RECORDING UPDATE:

On December 20 and 21, Pete, Dan, and Mikey D returned to Select Sound Studios to lay down some guitar, piano, keyboard, and horn tracks. All that remains are some vocals and additional horns.

But, where were Brian and Mike M, you ask? Well, after downing a case of warm PBR, Brian said he had seen God, who said, “Screw Shambu. Start an 80’s hair band.” Later he discovered that “God” was his own reflection in the toilet and “God speaking” was Pete saying, “Screw you. Pull your hair back!”

Mike M was gambling his soul away in Vegas. When asked how poorly he did, he replied, “Well, I still have my pants,” at which point it was noted he did not.


UPCOMING GIGS:

PETE BURAKOWSKI (Solo)
Friday, January 7
SPoT Coffee
227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (Downtown, on the corner of Chippewa)
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
All Ages!
Free!

PETE BURAKOWSKI (Solo), with guests Brian Wheat, Tony DeRosa, and Rachel Heckl
Wednesday, January 12
SPoT Coffee
Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (the smaller of the two locations, connected with New World Record)
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
All Ages!
Free!
This is the third in a series of songwriter showcases that Pete is presenting at the Elmwood SPoT on a monthly basis.

SHAMBU
Friday, January 14 (NOTE: This show was initially listed incorrectly as January 15)
Central Park Grille
2519 Main St., Buffalo, NY (between Canisius and UB South Campus)
10:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
21+
$3 at the door

SHAMBU
Friday, January 21
SPoT Coffee
227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (Downtown, on the corner of Chippewa)
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
All Ages!
Free!

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