Band Element of Surprise, Ventura County CA

Do you <3 classic rock? Strange pairings of music, such as Richie Valens & the Ramones meet Deep Purple? You may appreciate us. We're the band Element of Surprise! We may get thru the song-or it may go horribly AWRY. You pays yer money & you takes yer chance! We play a very eclectic mix of classic & alt rock...if you live in the SoCal area & listen to either KLOS or KRTH-101, you've heard most of our songs. We're a 6-piece consisting of Pat on vocals & percussion, James on lead guitar, Hector on bass, Rob on drums, newest member Danny on acoustic and electric guitars, and your humble scribe Rita on rhythm guitar/keyboard/harmonica and vocals. We've been together for 5 years (longer than some marriages!) and have had some memorable gigs. I started this blog to keep a list of them--and to chronicle our RISE-TO POWER! Well, not really--all of us have a day job, and we're all over 45 (except for Danny, who is young and impressionable!) so this is more of a hobby. But we all have an abiding love for music, and we have healthy self-images, and some of us are major hams, so here we are. Walking down the street. We get the funniest looks. From everyone we meet. Hey hey--no, stop, that's plagiarism. Anyways, I don't expect anyone (other than MY FRIENDS & FAMILY) to ever read this, but if you do and you have an interest in an elderly garage band on the first level of getting started gigging, welcome and well-met. If YOU have an interest in starting a band and are curious about equipment, etc-let us know. Maybe we can help you avoid a TON of trouble.
Well, cheers, and see you "on the cover of the 'Rolling Stone,'"
Rita aka MrsMMars :-)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Normally, I don't do this kind of post, but... needs to be said. If you are over the age of 18, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR @$$ DOWN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE ON 11/2 AND VOTE, 4@<%ERS. If you don't vote you can't bitch! I don't care if you vote Conservative or Liberal (well, yah I do but that's another blog) but if you don't vote for anything else, vote YES on Prop 19. There are lots of reasons for voting Yes, but the most important is that you will help change History and send a message to the State that marijuana needs to be legalized to get the DEA personnel off the minor stuff and on to the serious, hard-core drug pushers. ALSO-the Mexican government is AGAINST Prop 19. What does that tell you?! What more do you need to know?! PLEASE JOIN ME IN VOTING YES ON 19. I'm a jerk and I approve this message. ;-)

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