Turn It Up Tuesday!

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May 15, 2012 by esarsea

This week’s “Turn It Up Tuesday” revisits a band I featured back on April 12th, ZED. A few things have happened since that post.

I’ve exchanged several emails with the guys in the band, and we discussed the idea of starting a street team. This eventually led to a conference call where we discussed the idea further. I’m pleased to report that we’ve got the framework in place and launched ZEDHEADS.org, home of the ZED Street Team. 

If the verbage (and promotional ideas) look familiar to some of you, it should. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’ve recycled many of the things I used for the Joe Bonamassa Street Team back in the day. Thanks to “The Internet Archive Wayback Machine” (and some help from Jane Hall) I’ve been able to retrieve much of the material from the old JB Fan Website that’s been offline for years. I was kind of fun to go back and review that old website.

But anyway, back on topic. I’m really looking forward to giving the guys in ZED a hand. I absolutely love their music. It’s a brand of rock that truly bridges the gap between the classic rock of my era and today’s metal bands. Ever since I heard them on Youtube and bought their CD I’ve been hooked.

I was fortunate enough to preview the songs the guys have planned for their sophmore release, and they’re outstanding! ZED is heading back to the studio in about a month to start laying down tracks for their next album.

I also love these guy’s sense of humor. Check out this page on ZEDHEADS.org which features Youtube videos for each song on their debut album, “The Invitation.” The comments contained in the “Star Wars” scrolling text at the start of each song will give you an idea about just how much fun these guys are.

So yes, I’ve put my street team hat back on again – and it still fits! Let the fun begin.

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6 thoughts on “Turn It Up Tuesday!

  1. Bill says:

    Sounds like a fun project, Stu.

  2. esarsea says:

    It has been fun getting back in that mindset. Hey, want to write a letter to RS? LOL just kidding.

  3. Bill says:

    (Street Team-proofed version)

    Hahahaha! “Never before in the annals of rock music has such a powerful, nay…mystical force, been seen or heard and it will be eons of time before this kind of amazing talent is apparent again! Please give Zed Head a listen and a chance!”

    There, can I have my cheap-shit student’s guitar now?

    Later, at home, just before bedtime:

    “R-r-r-r-r-r-r–i-n-g!

    Me: Hello?”

    Caller: ‘Hey, is this Bill? Bill in Wonderland? Bet you’ll never guess who this is! Yeah, that’s right! It’s me, Zed Head!’

    Me: “Hey, Zed, how are—….”

    Caller: “You know why I’m calling you? I’m sittin’ here in the bus hangin’ out.”

    Me: “Uh, gosh, no, Zed, but…..”

    Caller: “Oh. man, you gotta lighten up on me! My Dad’s involved now and he’s P-I-S-S-E-D! And these mouthbreathing cowboy clowns from the dustbowl have been filling him full of shit about you and that blog.”

    Me: “Oh, geez, sorry about that, Zed, if you want, l’ll………………”

    Caller: “So, you can either lighten up on me, man, or we’re gonna shut ‘er down. Gonna shut ‘er down! Hey! That’s great blues lyric! “Hey, hey, we’re gonna shutter down…oh, yeah, we’re gonna shut ‘er on down.”

    Me: “Well, I’m sorry if the blog has caus–……….hello?……..hello?……..hmmmm, he hung up on me…I wonder who gave him my private home phone number?

  4. esarsea says:

    I should add for those new to THE BS BLOG and/or ZED, my friend Bill’s response to my comment about writing a letter was satirical and unrelated to ZED (although based on actual events). It’s an semi-inside joke, based on a series of unpleasant events from several years ago.

  5. bill says:

    Total joke, of course, and Stu would never cry in a casino. I’ve seen him in action; what he did to that 1-cent slot machine in Reno that night, years ago, is still being whispered about in quickened, low tones from filthy street urchin-to-urchin in the dark back-alley’s of the viciously-mean streets of Northeastern Reno…or was it over near Harrah’s…I can’t remember now…I had some major dental bad juju done today and I’m a little punchy…maybe it was the dumpster area behind the Holiday Inn near the airport, I dunno… open the pod bay door, HAL.

  6. torqdog says:

    You’re in rarer form than usual tonight Mr. Lines. lol

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