Friday, April 23, 2010

COMING UP: Stone Soup

Marc in his Spring duds

Stone Soup is celebrated each year at Britannia Community Centre.


Marc again

This year Stone Soup will take place on May 8 at 12:00 p.m.


The high kicking Carnival Band Dancers

Band members can check 'wurst' for call times and costume call

Pictures from last year's festival can be viewed in our flickr pool
or by viewing the slide show below.





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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Slash and Burn

According to the Liberal government, after spending billions on convention centres, 10 lane bridges, Olympic Security, the Canada Line, etc., etc. there isn't any money left for frivolities such as school music programmes and libraries.

The Carnival Band joined the Drive Street Band to play some tunes and march in a protest against school budget cuts.

There is no question we were heard, the question is, 'will we be ignored?'

The rest of the images from todays rally can be seen in our flickr pool

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Different Perspective

We've discovered some great Carnival Band images from HONK! Fest West by a number of talented photographers. Below are five images selected from scores of great shots.

There are links to each photographer's gallery of HONK! images.


A great wide shot of the band from Espressobuzz


James and Eddie looking dapper from Earball


'Golden' Brian, Shannon and Stas from Joe Mabel


Eddie at Seattle Centre from Mike Antares


Tara and Roisin from Nic Launceford

A vast pool of HONK! Fest West photos can be seen here

Saturday, April 17, 2010

CFRO 35th Anniversary Audio Files

CFRO creates audio files of all their shows.

The Carnival Band segments are available to listen online or download.

This is a dynamic site and the page location will change daily. Look for:
a) The Lesbian Show from April 15 (7:00 p.m)
b) the Art Relations (8:00 p.m.)

On Thursday regular time slots were replaced by the 35th Anniversary Extravaganza.

The band is featured as follows

The Lesbian Show slot at 0:00 mins. and about 26:00 mins.

Art Relations slot at 0:00 and about 29:00 mins.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chuck Pefley's Carnival Band Gallery


Luke LaRue

What a treat to see photos of the band taken by other photographers

My friend Chuck has been a professional photographer in Seattle for over 30 years

Take a look at the Carnival Band gallery he's put together




If you see any images you just have to have they can be ordered from Chuck's website

Happy Browsing

Street Soccer Fundraiser and A Radio Gig

Alexis and Cory

On Thursday evening the band played for the Homeless Soccer fundraising event held at the Rickshaw.
The PFC (Portland Football Club) Homeless Soccer Team hopes to raise enough money to take the team to South America for the Homeless Soccer World Championships.

Roisin and John Cl.

The evening wasn't without surprises. On a whim Marc invited the band to come down the street to CFRO, 102.7, Co-op Radio to play a couple of tunes on air.

Fred, Eddie, Roisin and Fearless Leader (Tim)

When the dust settled the band had played four tunes on Marc's show, and Fred, Eddie, Marc, Roisin, Wayne, Tim and Ross squeezed into the studio to jaw with Marc for 10 minutes or so.

'the Man' his self

Thanks Marc

Monday, April 12, 2010

devo, Roisin and Eddie, ….

… playing with Minor Mishap Marching Band from Austin,TX, make the
KOMO News



Double click and view on YouTube for a larger screen

HONK! Fest West Video


West Seattle Blog is very quick on the draw.

Here is a vid of the band at the Crosswalk Stage yesterday




Wasn't that a party!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

HONK! Fest West III

Harmonic Dissidents is covering HONK! Seattle, naturally.


More HONK! fun can be found at the band's flickr pool

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Big Nazo

Here is another fun video from Rusty Dawgg and the rest of our friends at Big Nazo



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Winterruption 2010 and the Mimes

Here's a clip of the band and those mimes back in Feb.