♫ ♪ ► Breaking News
3rd CD is finally DONE. It took over
4 years. You can hear some excerpts (and buy one) at
cdbaby. The drama of making
the CD is too painful to describe, but if you buy one, rest assured the pain will subside
somewhat. Besides, it's a GREAT CD. If he were a music critic, Roger Ebert
would need to grow more thumbs to rate it properly.
Here are some more links to our tunes:
Check out our
Myspace page. Information there
is usually current, as it is easier to update than this
And there are more songs here>>Audio Candy
And there are songs here on
Examine our entire discography
about the OSB:
First of all, we are surrounded by overwhelming evidence that suggests most
people do not care about music at all (especially in socially retarded areas
like Spokane). Some people simply find music annoying, unless it is
something they listened to in high school.
If you enjoy these remarks then click
here for more
Meanwhile, undeterred by indifference and the occasional hostility hurled at original
music, we remain delusional enough to think that our music is too good to
give up on. We've been striving impotently for commercial success for over 15 years!
typical musician in Spokane Washington (the city of lukewarm applause except
at sports events)
The Occasional String Band
takes a holistic
approach to music, accounting for the potential for interconnectedness of
all things, real and imagined. Motto: We are damned good, but we don't let
it go to our heads.
Influences include artists we like, styles of music we cannot play, books we
movies we've seen, people we've known, weather, events, physics, politics,
theology, astrological forecasts, and many other subjects on which we are
ignorant yet maintain strong opinions.
Our mission is to
bring happiness to every pair of ears. We even did it with 7 band members for awhile, but the
$100 performance fees were difficult to divide among the members. (The math was too
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF HISTORICAL PHOTOS
OSB circa 2000:
L to R: Steve, Phil, Geoff, Keith
OSB: circa 1995: Top L to R: Steve, Andy, Phil, Bob Bottom
L to R: Geoff, Dennis, Dave
We have performed for
such venues as clubs, coffeehouses, festivals, weddings (including Mormon
weddings), and nudist conventions. Some of the nude photos can be found
These images are guaranteed NOT to cause eternal torment in the hereafter by
a guy with a red suit and a pointy goatee!!!
Here is a picture of Tom's horse.
And here is a photo of one of our dedicated fans who thinks Geoff is really
a stud muffin.
Here are some links
to follow after you have read all of our pages and need something else to
If you have trouble keeping up with the 15,000 new laws congress passes each
year, then click here:
"Producing satire is
kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public." -