Aftermath. The "Brick and Mortar" / "Hitless Wonder" Tour Has Ended.

At some point I will knock out a full blown tour blog to give everybody the inside scoop on the exciting happenings both in and out of the spiderhole. In the meantime, put on some goggles as we kicked up a holy sh*t storm of dust to promote the new CD/Book. A sampling of the results are below.

Watershed Is Bad And Nationwide! (Thanks to NPR)

In case you missed it, the good folks at NPR came out to the Watershed show in DC and whipped up a nice little piece on the band, book and new CD which originally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday July 1st. Give it a listen here     Shortly after the story aired, "Hitless Wonder" became the #1 best selling music book in the WORLD according to Amazon. The Beatles may be bigger than Jesus, but for 48 hours anyway, Watershed was bigger than the Beatles.

Bad and Inter-nationwide: The "Hitless Wonder" buzz is creeping across the pond. Check out Joe O's interview in what is surely the first national Irish radio broadcast to name check The Clarks, Joe Peppercorn, Cheap Trick, The Undertones and Jim Steinman all within 10 minutes of each other. Click here and click on 37 minute mark to check it out. Really great interview!

Video Trailer thanks to Vital Film Works: Watch it here

CD102.5 has added our latest single "Little Mistakes" to rotation and it has been appearing regularly in the daily Top Five most requested.The Other Paper review says "In a just world this nugget would be blowing up on every rock station in America" read Joel Oliphint's review of Brick and Mortar here   or watch this live version by Ian Powell from the big hometown show at the Bluestone here  

More Press:

The Other Paper      read here                           Columbus Dispatch     read here

Columbus Alive        read here                          Myrtle Beach Digital     read here

614 Magazine          read here                          Youngstown Tribune    read here

Columbus Monthly   read here                          Toledo Blade                read here

The Hot 17              read here                          Raleigh News               read here

Dig Me Out Podcast  listen  here                        Detroit                        read here

Cleveland Scene       read here                          Cleveland Plain Dealer  read here

New York City          read here                          Washington Post (Sunday)  here 

Large Hearted Boy   read here                          Peter King Monday Morning QB  read here 

No Depression         read here                          Biographile                       read here 

Dig Me out Pod Cast   listen here

The Tour has ended to see where you missed us click here   

Tired of reading? Video for "Manifesto" watch this

Unlike past tours, we stayed fairly true to a regular set. If you download these songs in this order and drink 10 beers, it will just like you went to the concert. enjoy!

Obvious/Suckerpunch/StickyBomb/Small Doses/Mercurochrome/Little Mistakes/ How Do You Feel/ Broken/ Set The World on Fire/ Over Too Soon/The Habit/reading-dave sucks/Manifesto/Anniversary/Can't Be Myself/5th of July/Don't Be Honest/Best is Yet to Come/Black Concert T Shirt  (Ricki C asks for encore) Sad Drive/American Muscle/Broken Radio     end

we did vary night to night and mixed in ---Lucky Day/I've Been Looking Everywhere/Nightshade/Romantic Noise/ Elo Kiddies (Cheap Trick)

 We REALLY need your help to spread the word about all the things happening. The tour, the CD, the book, the radio. Please tell a friend. Preferably one who works in radio.  thanks- Colin

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If this is your first visit to " Colin Gawel.com, the archives have it all, but here is a taste..

Music/Video:  "Superior" - watch it here,  "Chemotherapy" - watch it here,  "Superior" live at The LC with The Lonely Bones watch it here ,"Still Love Christmas" watch it here, Colin solo in NYC - "Sad Drive" watch it here

Essays:

 Rock n Roll: "The Complete Cheap Trick Song Rankings" (warning, this takes 4 hours) read it here,  "My Chance Meeting With Bruce Springsteen" read it here , "In His Passing, Clarence Has Given Bruce the Gift of Everlasting Life"( A Wrecking Ball Review) read it here

more music reads by Colin?   Wilco     Billy Squier     Elvis Costello

Parenting Essays:   "Old School vs Future School" read it here  "Kindergarten Karma"  here

Beer Essay:  "The Real Story Behind Four String Brew"  here

Sports: "Why I Still Really like Jim Tressel ( A True Story) here , "Ok, I'll Admit It, I Cried When Le Bron James Left Cleveland and What's Worse...." here

Colin's Coffee Shop;   "Yes, We Do Have Sizes" here  "Pay The Rent Saturday" (How YOU can help local business) here

ok- that should get you started. Now turn off the computer and go get a life. Don't you have a job or a girlfriend or something?