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More Video on Rush Hour Soul TV & "Modern Times" Reviewed

Hey Soul Mates, we've pushed back the date for our premiere of A Talent For Loving . We hope you'll understand. In the meantime, we have added a new live clip from the Cavern Club appearance to YouTube! Now you can groove to our slamming hit U Had The $ (aka You Had The Money ). This number became a favorite of our our new British fans during the "From L.A. With Love Tour." And! There's a "Bootlegged" fancam clip of the debut performance of our latest I Can't Cry For You . This comes from our International Pop Overthrow Festival slot at Safari Sam's, Los Angeles. Special thanks to Rosanna for capturing the video. It's slightly out of sync, but you'll get the gist of it. We have a lot of fun playing this one. Bryan and I have duelling riffs and Doug's got some fun, thunderous beats going. Be sure to leave comments, grab videos for your myspace page or blog. Have fun with them. Enjoy them. Rock the hizzy. Whatevah! Shazam!! RUSH HOU

Rush Hour Soul TV debuts on YouTube

Hey Soul Mates, yes, it's been two months, but now: Proof! We were in Liverpool! Tonight we uploaded our first live performance to You Tube. It's our blazing set opener Fall Out . The Cavern Club was such a tremendous venue: great sound, great vibe. There is more live video to come. And of course, later this week, we'll be posting our music video for A Talent For Loving . Nice thing about YouTube is that you can leave comments for the rest of the world to see. You can even add the clip to your own blog or myspace page, etc. So show your love for Rush Hour Soul. There are obvious visual limitations in the format, but the audio quality is outstanding considering. We have lots of live footage that we want to share with you, so stay tuned. It's must see tv: Rush Hour Soul TV ! The new Fall lineup starts now. Fall Out , that is. Love, Power, Peace

Happy Birthday, Elvis (Costello)!

Hey Soul Mates, today is Elvis Costello's birthday. As a kid, I was always mystified as to why anyone else would be called "Elvis?" There was only one real Elvis, the king. But here was Declan MacManus from Liverpool calling himself "Elvis." Now, I didn't know today was his birthday, but for some reason Costello was on my mind. He was all I listened to on my iPod this afternoon. I went through his Greatest Hits and the first few tracks from his collaboration with Burt Bacharach. While I was jamming (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea and walking around North Hollywood, I was thinking, I should write a blog about the nicest people I've met in the music industry and I'll start with Elvis Costello. But wait, was Blondie Chaplin nicer or was Prince? Well, Blondie probably gets most attentive; Prince most patient. Not to name drop, the purpose was to let you know who I thought was brilliant in person. If it wasn't Elvis, he's up there. I actua

Rush Hour Soul Wraps Up North American Dates [Show Recap]

Hey Soul Mates, we had a fun weekend up North. Rush Hour Soul played its third International Pop Overthrow Festival of 2006 (5th show in the series this year) in San Francisco. The venue on Friday was Thee Parkside. That second "e" is silent. The turnout for the local bay area bands was good. There was a rockabilly/new wave group, the Craze, from Palmdale that brought out some fans. Of course, we have to give mad props to the Soul Mates who made the trek from LA to see their Rush Hour Soul. It was truly cool to play to you all. Literally. On the drive into San Fran, we watched the car's thermometer drop from 88 to 56 by the time we parked the car on 17th Street. It was a short set (festival setting, after all), but it was sweet. We always take a new audience as a challenge to see if our music and performance can hold their attention. After another nice introduction by MC David Bash, we started the night with Everyone's Ingenue . Bryan set the tone from the get-go a

The Big 300

Hey Soul Mates, here it is. Blog #300 . I've been absent from the blog for awhile. I don't want what I write here to be too "Everyday." So I let the blog breathe for a while. I like to keep it interesting, after all. There's been lots going on and I've been thinking about a lot of things. Maybe I should do a "Larry King" and just rattle off non-sequiters: "If you see one movie about a dysfunctional American family obsessed with their child's participation in a warped beauty pageant, see Little Miss Sunshine ... I think Bob Dylan's new LP Modern Times will compete with Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds for album of the year... A great place to unwind: The Huntington...If you have to name a tall President, pick Lincoln... The Dodgers will not fade in September... Gorgonzola makes a delicious addition to scrambled eggs... If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to see Rush Hour Soul on Friday August 18...Flavor Flav will

Welcome To The Jungle [Show Recap]

Hey Soul Mates, well, here we are. Blog entry #299. I feel like I'm assured of my spot in Cooperstown, now. More than Fergie Jenkins, but fewer than Gaylord Perry. Tonight's show at Safari Sam's was hot. Literally. The lighting on the stage was so bright we were drenched halfway through the first song. But the energy was excellent and so was the monitor mix. It was our first time playing the venue. It's got a lot going for it. It's all ages, has free parking and good sound. A trifecta that most Hollywood venues sorely lack. Our performance was part of IPO Los Angeles . David Bash is earning his place in Rush Hour Soul lore. Thanks to him, we've gotten some great opportunities lately and we'll be playing IPO San Fran in two weeks. Watch out, City by the Bay. It was a great night for us. Even with the shorter festival set. We came out of the gates with A Talent For Loving , something we haven't done in almost a year. After Ingenue , we debuted our new s