Monday, February 20, 2006
FBO: 'Stairway al Top'
The FBO is proud to surmise its accomplishments of its first six weeks:
--> 1) signed on failed bands Tall Tales and The Cant/Cinder Biscuits
--> 2) nearly had actual contact with Oklahoma Gazette
--> 3) adopted the Oklahoma Panhandle as its symbol
--> 4) signed on potential Bulgarian illustrator to create first ever failed-band comic
In the upcoming weeks, the FBO will accomplish the following:
--> 1) sign on at least one more failed band
--> 2) draft its first cartoon, via Bulgarian artist
--> 3) contact the Oklahoma Tourist Board about declaring the first week of October as 'Reach the Panhandle' week -- 'mainland' Oklahoma's overdue thanks to the panhandle, to coincide with the multi-date FBO tour
--> 4) contact the author of the upcoming Oklahoma panhandle book for an interview
In the mobile HQ, FBO Admin met Khristofo, the grinning lead singer of a failed punk rock band from Tryavna, Bulgaria. 'We played two shows in one year,' Khristofo said, hitching a ride with the Mobile HQ's van, en route (he was) to a 'death metal' show in Varna that night. 'We were the only band in Tryavna, so we didn't have the need for a name... but we had many ideas.' His? 'Civil Defence.' Khristofo denied that his songs were about flowers or butterfly collection. 'Mostly the songs were about friends. Also, one song was about if you want to do something, don't sit around and wait for it to happen. Nothing will get done.' Positive punk, then? 'Yes, positive punk.' Khristofo was hitchhiking a bit drunk.
Honorary FBO Membership: Civil Defence, of Tryavna, Bulgaria!
If you are a failed band and haven't yet contacted the FBO about potential membership, it's not too late to join!
Mobile HQ: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Posted by Robert Reid at 11:53 AM