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Back to Bugville

So. There have been some set backs. Where is the new album? Where are the old albums? What the hell is going on with this band that up until the past couple years had been very VERY active? Well… those are all great questions and eventually they’re gonna be answered. Just rest assured that there IS material there and if I’m lucky it will survive this current ordeal. So aside from the fact that I can’t go into THAT right now…. what I will do is tell you about what is happening NOW… and right now, those are BED BUGS and LANDLORDS.

About four weeks ago I (Chvad SB) took apart the t.o.t.s. studio and packed up all my shit and moved into a new apartment in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY). Happy to have small things like heat, a best air mattress, and a roof that doesn’t leak all seemed well. The End.

Ok… not the end and definitely not the start either. Let’s rewind a bit. Before I visited the reliable local Bedbugs control service to kill the pesky little things, I’m going to start telling this story from the beginning and hope that it becomes a cautionary tale for tenants everywhere… especially those tenants who happen to be musicians. Musicians have gear. Gear has lots of tiny little holes for bugs to crawl into and lay eggs. Welcome to “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN vs. BED BUGS”.


I just wanted to say thanks to all of those who found the time to come out and support the number of shows we’ve played thus far in 2002. Your support is appreciated! t.o.t.s. are packing up at the moment and as of next week will be located, for an undetermined amount of time, in Brooklyn, New York. t.o.t.s. will, as soon as possible, be playing shows in NY and surrounding areas. If anyone in the New York area is interested in playing with t.o.t.s. drop us a line and let us know. We also have plans to make it back to Chicago on a semi-regular basis.

Thanks to sealed in silence, CEOXiME and Scary Lady Sarah for a string of very cool performances in the past 5 months.

There will only be a small breach in online communications with t.o.t.s. so please feel free to commmunicate via email as much as you’d like until I have a new ground address for everyone.

And now to the packing…
Chvad SB
things outside the skin