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February 04, 2005

Oh, Just... Stufff

Crw_2900Last night we did what is called a showcase. Basically, it's a glorified rehearsal with lots of potential business and industry associates in attendance. Pretty uncomfortable if you ask me, but necessary. In order to make it less uncomfortable, we invited a few friends and family, our friend Tom Morello, and a couple of people to film... Marc Racco and his crew. (The guy who made the Bloody Mary video.) I gotta say, we had a really great time. We unleashed two new songs, "Said You'd Be" and "Left To Lose"... my two favorites. We also played six others, Loophole, Go On, Outsider, Ashes, Half Hearted and Bloody Mary. Hopefully we will have some video in a week or so on the TPC site. In all my years, I have never done a "showcase". I chose to replace those feelings of discomfort (I mean, it's a room with like 20 industry types, it's not like a show.) with excitement over the fact that we are brand new, like a baby band. It was kind of rad. Monday we go in to the studio to finish the recordings for the new album. We have done 7 songs and plan to do 4 or 5 more. We are currently trying to be out by June, but my experience in this business tells me to prepare for the fall. Either way it'll be fine. We will still hit the country this summer on a number of shows if we have to wait. After the show we did the band dinner thing with Riss, Brian Virtue, our producer, and our friend Steve Perry. (Yes, I did hit him up for a Camp Freddy gig and he is way into it.) Today is a long one. I have to go do a voice-over thing for an MTV pilot I shot with my family and then tape another thing which I still can't believe is real so I will hold off on what it is. If it IS a reality, I will check in tonight with that update. Avery on CFR tomorrow!

See Ya,


(P.S. Trying to get a web cam in the studio next week. We'll see...)

1. Dave can you tell us what's on your pedal board besides your crybaby?

Hendrix Cry Baby, Boss Digital Delay - Long Delay, Boss Digital Delay - Short Delay, Boss Chorus, Boss Octaver, Tuner. That's it!

2. I am a long time Jane's and Howard Stern fan. Is it true that Howard Stern is responsible for getting Jane's back together?

In a way, we initially reunited for the Stern Soundtrack as Porno doing Hard Charger.

3. Dave, in all honesty, if all the fame and adulation left you, yet you were still making a living and able to play locally, how would you feel?

Less famous! Ha ha ha...

4. DAVE!!!! What was it like working with Ian Astbury? Ummmm, did you see E.R. tonight? Was that Madchen Amick...

Well, I have only played with him once back in the late 80's. We did Zepp's Rock'n'Roll. I think it was killer! I was a drunk kid back then. As for E.R. with Madchen all I can say is... "Damn! I missed that shit?"

5. What kind of cigarettes do you (prefer to) smoke?

"Still Life with Woodpecker", baby!


February 4, 2005 10:22 AM


Excellent. So happy to see progress being made. I love the sense of the build up toward album release and touring. Fun to be along for the ride -- a first for me.

Thanks, Dave!

Posted by: Mike at February 4, 2005 10:27 AM

Fun stuff!!!


Posted by: melissa at February 4, 2005 10:33 AM

Dave-has nobody signed you guys up yet?if so i'm amazed,i wish i owned a label,i'd sign you guys up in the blink of an eye,without even hearing anything.

I'm off to Spain on sunday,will be taking my Panic Channel t-shirt with me and i'll be wearing it,if any spanish folk ask me "who are the Panic Channel"i won't be able to understand them,but i will do Air Guitar and Moshing actions in the hope they'll get the picture.lol

Steve L

Posted by: MOOYYAA at February 4, 2005 10:37 AM

Oooh, you tease, sounds like you have another trick up your sleeve!

All sounds well though, hope the indusrty types were as impressed as us mere mortals.


Posted by: RecklessPrincess at February 4, 2005 10:48 AM

Wow, Dave this is by far my favorite post in a while not that the other ones aren’t great but this one I can feel all the excitement and anticipation.

Just wanted to mention that.

Posted by: Wendybird at February 4, 2005 10:48 AM


I know that the "Till death do us part" dvd has been put on hold because stores are not crazy about the title but have ya heard any thing new about it.


Posted by: Giovanni at February 4, 2005 10:52 AM

Damn...your post raised a ton of questions...

Steve Perry....from Journey???

You did an MTV Pilot...will we ever see it? I would imagine if you're doing voice-over it's an active project...??? (Question 2 part B...while you're at it, any word on when TDDUP will be finally released?)

Do you have any idea when dates/cities will be set for the summer...time flies, travel arrangements must be made!!!

OK...I'll stop there...have a great day!

Posted by: Cori at February 4, 2005 10:54 AM

Well, Dave, that really surprised me to hear that you have so few effects on your pedal board. I mean, it always sounds like you'd have more but then again I guess that's just talent, baby! With all the pedals in the world, I couldn't make a single note sound as good as you do!

Cool to hear Tom Morello was there too. Has he heard you guys before and what did he think of it?

Posted by: Pekka at February 4, 2005 10:54 AM

Hey Dave, I saw a picture of you and Perk with Nick Hexum of 311. Have you guys ever done any work together? It would be pretty sick to see him show up at a CF show!

Posted by: Chris at February 4, 2005 11:05 AM

Hey dave! Sounds like you're keeping yourself busy, dont work too hard now. Hmm, a voice-over whattt? I have no idea. anywayss I'll go see whats going on in the lovely community of panic. Have a nice dayy!

Posted by: ..::Jess::.. at February 4, 2005 11:57 AM

>>>>and then tape another thing which I still can't believe is real so I will hold off on what it is. If it IS a reality, I will check in tonight with that update.<<<<

Hee! Looks like BillyM. gave it away over on his blog today. And all I can say is WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Posted by: Holly at February 4, 2005 12:03 PM

There's definitely something up Dave's sleeve. I have my theories, so it will be interesting to see what the "reality" is.

Take care,

Posted by: Denise at February 4, 2005 12:07 PM

Does Marc Racco have a website or did he just do that on the side? I'd love to work with him when we come to LA.


Posted by: BRANDON at February 4, 2005 12:21 PM

Glad progress is being made with the record. Since it looks like you are going to tour the USA in the summer do you think you will come over to the UK later in the year?
What is the secret,wonderful project ,suspense is killing me!

Its my 17th Birthday tomorrow could you wish me happy birthay please ? :)

Much love,

aka redhotchilifoo in Panic Community

Posted by: Georgina at February 4, 2005 12:23 PM

wow! a new mtv project!! aka, more chances to see dave on tv...sooo freakin' excited...i love seeing dave on tv. this was a great post...the excitement and sense of newness is great here and it makes me just as excited.

i can't wait for TPC record...i need new music in my collection...i've only added one or two new bands this year...i need more! lol...can't wait to see what tricks are up your sleeve dave! much love to all and a great weekend!!

-love, emily

Posted by: blondimofo at February 4, 2005 12:23 PM

hey all

dave - do u and billy ever take the mick out/imitate each other's accents.
at work to keep ourselves amused we each "adopt" an accent for an hour - the queens english gets funny looks off customers!

Sandy B

Posted by: Sandy B at February 4, 2005 01:01 PM

Wow, what a coincidence, my friends 17th birthday is tomorrow also. I'm not sure I'll be around tomorrow, I have to go to my friend's party and then going into work for a friend... gee how much sweeter could I get to this girl? ( there's a story but we'll not go there ) Happy Early Birthday Georgina!! Have a wonderful birthday and I hope you get all that you wish for and more!

Posted by: ..::Jess::.. at February 4, 2005 01:25 PM

Yes that is Maadchen Amik in ER now. She is Carters new fling. And she is as hot as ever! It's great to see her on tv again.

Dave, you gotta help us out. We never got much Janes concert footage (the three days DVD was close but not quite). Let's see TPC be on top of that game ;)

Posted by: drumwhore at February 4, 2005 01:37 PM

just wanted to say

love the fact you blog

very cool

and thoroughly enjoy reading to discover what's going on in your musical world

thank you for sharing

Posted by: Sylkk at February 4, 2005 01:59 PM

"then tape another thing which I still can't believe is real so I will hold off on what it is"
Porn? HAHA J/K Can't wait to hear what it is!

Posted by: Rain at February 4, 2005 02:23 PM

Has history been re-written? Can't wait to hear more news tonight.

Posted by: Wendybird at February 4, 2005 02:31 PM

Dave I can't believe you still have to tryout for the "Suits."

I can see how that interview went..."Let's see, it says here you sold a gazillion albums, played 10,000 concerts, have tv shows, a radio show, your own guitar line, you wrote movie themes, oh, and changed modern rock, blah blah..." Puleeeeease.

Put your record deal up for grabs on ebay and let them fight it out! ;-)

Posted by: Schwing at February 4, 2005 02:50 PM

DAVE!!! You silly rabbit! I asked that question about Ian because of CFR a few weeks ago, where you said the next caller won a free dinner with Billy M. but they had to ask what it was like working with Ian Astbury...so I called, and Billy answered, and I asked, and he said, wait a minute, let Billy Duffy answer it for you.....GAWSH!!!

so, I got to talk with Billy Duffy, which was wicked cool, but, still no dinner....

and what about Madchen on the Gilmore Girls?
e.r. was a little sappy

DAVE!!! Voice over...Pilot....FAMILY....what? is it Gabe and Henry? Do tell!!!

jezebel(growing up navarro)

Posted by: jezebel at February 4, 2005 03:07 PM

it's a quarter past midnight here...so, happy birthday Georgina!!

Posted by: Emma at February 4, 2005 03:17 PM

Hey Dave when was the last time you played a gig in manchester england ? hint hint

Posted by: Ric at February 4, 2005 03:26 PM


will you be putting tomarrow's CFR on the panic radio eventually? i wanna hear from eric, i saw a pic of him now and he looks totally different.

Posted by: trip away at February 4, 2005 03:28 PM

hey dave, what do you have to say about john frusciante ? have you heard any of his solo albums? have you ever met him ? r u pals ?

Posted by: jc at February 4, 2005 03:29 PM

Yikes! I love Steve Perry (If we're talking about Journey) Talk about a sexy voice!

Posted by: ***Cyn*** at February 4, 2005 04:19 PM

Hey Dave...In the Extras section of the Three Days dvd the acoustic version of "I Would For You" sounds incredible! If you have it, do you think you could put it up in the download section?

really looking forward to the new stuff,

Posted by: Aron (aka "bone" sometimes) at February 4, 2005 05:05 PM

Does Camp Freddy play any Social Distortion?

Posted by: bernie at February 4, 2005 06:12 PM

The Showcase sounds great! Hope we don't have to wait until fall for the CD!

Thanks again for everything, Dave!


Posted by: Angel at February 4, 2005 07:26 PM

How come Camp Freedy hasnt had Sherry Curie as a guest to cover Cherry Bomb....that would be..ah..the bomb!

Posted by: japa at February 4, 2005 07:56 PM


Please help, I was watching my new dvd copy of Breakdancin' 2: Electric Bugaloo and I started looking for recent pics of the cast and it lead me to imdb and Donovan Leitch is credited as "dancer" PLEASE!!! Which dancer? What part does he come out on???


Posted by: Special K of TKO at February 4, 2005 09:27 PM

Hi Dave I was telling one of my friends about CF… and they said that they used to see your ads in the LA weekly which immediately sprung your song in my mind. Calling all the…

I almost snorted while he was talking.

Why I needed to share that I don’t know, technology.

Posted by: wendybird at February 4, 2005 11:39 PM

can't wait to listen to AVERY!!!!!!!

i'm already tired of isaacs let's replace him with this one right on time


Posted by: dozzo at February 4, 2005 11:46 PM


Is there anything new going on with Janes Addiction or are you guys on a break?

Posted by: Dave T at February 5, 2005 12:47 AM

hey family!!

its me, the 1 legged, 1 armed, 1 eyed man, otherwise known as Kyle, lol.

im at an internet cafe now while on holiday with my girlfriend, i just cant stay away from you guys. hope you are all well!!!

sorry im gonna miss CFR 2nite, i really wanna listen but cant.

i will be back and seeing you all on tuesday though, i cant wait!!!

much love
Dont do anything i wouldnt do, and if you do then name it after me!

Posted by: Kyle at February 5, 2005 02:20 AM

I'm dying to hear how it went yesterday. You've certainly got us on our toes! :)

CFR tonight is going to be insane. I'm going to have an extra cup of coffee before this one!

Spreading the thrill,

Posted by: Deena13 at February 5, 2005 03:25 AM

Happy Birthday Georgina...have a great day!

Posted by: Cori at February 5, 2005 06:01 AM

Sup Dave,

The "Showcase", yes I am familiar with these ridiculous things. I too have to get through these suits. Anyway- I saw Carmen on The Tony Danza Show yesterday and she looked incredibly georgous (as always). I am actually going to purchase the striptease DVD too!!!
We are finally seeing the sun over here on the East Coast and today I will be celebrating my best friends 30th Surprise birthday party!
Hope to have some of my bands MP3's posted on thei site soon!
caio bello
TL from NY

Posted by: TL at February 5, 2005 06:03 AM

Dave, I was just standing in the shower and I thought to myself, what are you guys going to call this CF album? Any names kicking about?
Can't wait!!!
PS I was NOT pissing on myself!

Posted by: Tara at February 5, 2005 06:41 AM

Good day everyone!

CT legislation proposal for medical marajuana! Check out NORML....Im in recovery from drugs and even though my life was in shambles I feel this flower was no way responsible. Just want the same opportunitys here in CT that Cali is offering. I used to have quite a green thumb! Anyone ever meet Jack Herer out there in CA? If you can wait 70 days, thats the flower for ya!

Im leaving in an hour to mail the Epics Poor Portion cd's. Ones burnin right now!
So those who havent received, I know I said by Friday, but hey, Saturdays pretty close to the target for the B man.

Cd just finished, gotta get out the marker!


Posted by: boots at February 5, 2005 09:23 AM


please tell me that you are going to post tonight's "CFR ~Eric Avery episode"..sometime soon on yer 'panic channel radio'.......for all of us who are goin to miss this wonderous event?

Eric, you are awesome man!

Posted by: skot at February 5, 2005 09:40 AM

Hey Dave... thanks for sharing all the news with us. It's very exciting, the thought of us hearing your new album soon. It's a very positive energy running through this place!! Have a good weekend.

Posted by: reezie at February 5, 2005 09:44 AM

I really want the new TPC album....
I'm having a real needy moment for it.

Posted by: Nik at February 5, 2005 09:46 AM

Hey y'all

Happy Saturday. Dave? 6767're? has anyone seen Some Kind of Monster, the Metallica documentary? If so...what did ya think?

Posted by: natalie at February 5, 2005 10:15 AM