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Mar. 18th, 2002 | 04:35 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Hello!

I'm sitting here at my computer to send you another update on Bucket Truck a
little shaken' from a weekend of hard partying in PEI. We played an all ages
show followed by a killer bar gig in Charlottetown at Melons - another one of
our "homes away from home". I'd like to thank all you punk-freaks in PEI for
making our third show at Melons just as crazy as the others, complete with a
little frontal nudity, a whole lot of spilt beer, and an after-hours party that
went until well into Sunday morning (I hate trying to sleep after the sun is up
:^).

While in PEI we found out that the bar, Melons, had been shut down for a week by
the liquor commission due to our last show there back in December - it appears
as though there is a higher code of ethics in PEI and bucket truck's usual rude
and crude live show too much for them. Melons was given seven violations after a
video tape of our performance was reviewed in court, ending in the bar being
forced to close it's doors for over a week. Wow. Needless to say, we didn't tone
our show down one bit last Saturday night - see you again soon Charlottetown!
:^)

In other show news:

March 30th (Saturday), we'll be back in Halifax at The Marquee with our good
friends King Benny. I encourage everyone who is a fan of extreme energy infused
heavy tones to come out early to see the KB in action. Halifax has a late crowd,
but you're only cheating yourself by missing these guys. In the words of Tony
the Tiger, They're Grrrrreat!

We're back in Newfoundland for JUNO weekend. Check out Bucket Truck opening for
SUM41 at the Delta in St. John's on Friday, April 12th. Then April 13th we have
an amazing all ages event set up called RED LIQUORICE which will feature Bucket
Truck with turn-table phenomenon Buck65 and Halifax punk-rockers Shyne Factory.
That show starts at 4PM and will be followed later that evening by a bar show at
10:30PM. Both shows are at Calio's on Water Street in St. John's. Visit Buck65
and Shyne Factory's websites(www.buck65.com and www.shynefactory.com) to check
out their MP3s and videos - this is going to be one all star cast. Calio's only
holds about 200 people so show up early to ensure we get to see you there.

NO OTHER WAY

You're all doing a great job helping us get our video played, it has popped up
on EdgeTV, YTV's ChartAttack, MuchMusic and MuchLoud so far and we heard
rumblings this week that it will probably surface on MTV very soon. However,
with all this play, we're still hearing that a lot of you haven't seen it yet...
jump on over to www.muchmusic.com and go right to the bottom of their mainpage.
See the VIDEO VAULT link with our name next to it? Just click on that and you
will be whisped away to a magical place where you can see NO OTHER WAY in your
RealPlayer. Tell your friends - and please don't stop requesting NO OTHER WAY on
radio and TV, if you stop requesting it, they'll stop playing it, and no one
wants that. :^)

And finally, I've got some kind of bad news.

I have decided to leave Bucket Truck. As one of the founding members and the
bass player for six years, this was not an easy decision to say the least. Great
things are happening with Bucket Truck every day, I'm very excited by the band's
new successes and proud of everything we've accomplished to date. These guys are
my best friends, and this band has been my life, and in many ways, will continue
to be.

Just to squash any rumours before they start - Bucket Truck is NOT breaking up.
I can't be more clear about that. The guys have been auditioning new bass
players (if you're interested, and a kick ass bass player, send Mike Rizkalla an
email - mike.rizkalla@collideascope.com), news on who to be announced at a later
date. In the meantime, I'm going to continue playing with them until the time
when I pass the baton to the new guy/gal.

"The road" - that is the reason I'm leaving the band (I know that was going to
be your next question). We're all still great friends, so don't think we had a
big fight or anything stupid like that. I'm just not cut out for the touring
lifestyle - spending three or four weeks a year in the van has been great. But
Bucket Truck's new successes are going to require the band to get out to see you
all much more frequently, they're going to start touring a lot more - which is
great, no longer will you have to wait months and months between shows. I like
seeing everybody, I like playing for you all, but it's everything in between,
that 'the road' entails, that I'm no good at.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a line
(judhaynes@hotmail.com). I hope I'll see all you Halifax folks at the Marquee on
the 30th and I'll be in Newfoundland April 12th and 13th for those concerts -
they will, more than likely, be my last Bucket Truck shows in Newfoundland, so
please come out.

Talk to you soon,

Jud - bucket truck
www.buckettruck.nfld.net

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from: sweetvein
date: Mar. 18th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)
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you beat me to it!
I was gonna post that!

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from: sweetvein
date: Mar. 18th, 2002 02:12 pm (UTC)
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*pinches your bum*
Thats what you get for posting first!

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from: sweetvein
date: Mar. 18th, 2002 02:29 pm (UTC)
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thats right!

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