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Our heroes are taking their loss on Star Search in stride. Here we find them relaxing in the lobby of the Orlando Airport Hotel. Doing what they do best and what they will always do: play music. Njoy!

P.S. Fear not. This may be the official end of the Star Search Revisited Series, but it’s not the end totally. There will be more fun behind-the-scenes video and antics to come in the not-so-distant-future. We won’t leave you hanging too long!

peace&love~Skeleton Crew®

From the pen of Bogdon Vasquaf:

This is our finale after appearing on Star Search for 7 weeks, enjoying 3 weeks all expenses paid in Disney World Florida. We played our music by the pool, in bars and restaurants, on the streets in and out of Disney World, on the main stage in Pleasure Island, we played our music while standing in lines, in the rain, for strangers, in the green room with a little boy named Justin Timberlake, on stage against a little girl named Beyonce, taught our songs to a singer named Beth Hart, and had more fun than i ever had with music and friends… This is the moment after everything was done, we earned the title as “non winners” and relaxed as we waited for our flight home… (our conga drums were actually seat-belted in first class seats!!!!!!!!)

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John Lennon

Happy Birthday John and Sean!

For three years the Palace of Auburn Hills conducted a “Summerfest” in the facility’s parking lot. “We had a carnival type food court area, local restaurants, carnival rides, games, go cart races,” said Connie Marshall, former Events Coordinator for The Palace of Auburn Hills and DTE Music Energy Theatre. “One year we had the circus in the parking lot outside as well – a little mini Michigan State Fair!”

This is the only know video footage of Skeleton Crew® performing their song, Don’t Look Back, that we’ve uncovered to date. We’ll keep digging!

Thursday Sept 10 because i get to speak to the Inventors Council of Michigan http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.inventorscouncil.org/
this is gonna be COOL… i’ll bring my first prototype to compare how different it is since i’ve been selling it. The bass is very different today due to customer demand, retailer demand, and the industry suggestions.
I’ve gone thru 5 major design changes/improvements AFTER my product was on the retail shelves! I’m really going to press the fact that these inventors MUST get their product ideas into the market so that the market can make practical improvements that the inventors simply dont see.
anyway, i’m very excited. Rob Rosinski will accompany me on guitar.

Skeleton Crew® bassist and inventor of the Bogdon Box Basss, Chris Badynee, will speak Thursday Sept 10, 2009 to the Inventors Council of Michigan http://www.inventorscouncil.org/.

“This is gonna be COOL…”  said bassist and inventor, Chris Badynee.  “I’ll bring my first prototype to compare how different it is since I’ve been selling it. The bass is very different today due to customer demand, retailer demand, and the industry suggestions. I’ve gone through five major design changes/improvements after my product was on the retail shelves! I’m really going to press the fact that these inventors MUST get their product ideas into the market so that the market can make practical improvements that the inventors simply dont see. Anyway, I’m very excited. Rob Rosinski will accompany me on guitar.”

The Bogdon Box Bass is The World’s First Mass Produced Cardboard Bass Guitar. More information o teh Bogdon Box Bass is avaiable at: http://www.edencompanies.com/bogdon/


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BogdonChadParade2The Bogdon Box Bass and “Bogdon’s Worlds First Marching Folk Band” performed in the Plymouth Michigan 4th of July Parade.
Starring Chad Badynee as “Mr. 4th of July” (dressed in the red white and blue)BogdonChad_is_Mr_4th_of_July

My next Bogdon prototype… its called Bogdon’s Top Hat and its a harmonica microphone that fits in the palm of your hand to capture ALL of the warmth and nuances that harmonica players do. There’s nothing else like it anywhere. No other mic manufacturer has designed a mic to capture the warmth of the harmonica from INSIDE your hands… it blows away a Shure Bullet Mic. Elderly Instruments will sell it. ~Bogdon Vasquaf

Les Paul

Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock ‘n’ roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94. Thanks for everything, Les! And we do mean everything! RIP!

Skeleton Crew® Live Gem Theatre | record Release Party

Prior to the band’s national record label debut on Intersound Records in 1996, pre-historic…dig! was released on our producer’s (Gary Spaniola) independent label, Baltic Records. Susan Murphy, who’s company Lip Service Communications handled public relations for the band and coordinated the album cover design, graciously paid for and hosted the record release party at the gloriously restored Gem Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

Two hundred invited guests, celebrities and media were treated to two hours of an open bar and an extended performance by the band in celebration of their debut recording. A splendid time was had by all and nobody wanted to go home! The band forever extends its gratitude to Susan Murphy and Lip Service Communications for their support and generosity.

We’ve upload a splendid batch of photos from that eventful night on our Facebook Fan Page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skeleton-CrewR/105081395867?ref=ts

Njoy!

Pre-Historic..Dig! Album Cover by Julio Pallone

Pre-Historic..Dig! Album Cover Image by Julio Pallone

Artist: Julio Pallone | self darkroom

Artist | Julio Pallone

In 1994, William Pilipchuk invited me to create an image for the cover of his latest musical project. I had seen Skeleton Crew perform the year before at a small club in downtown Pontiac.

Without prior knowledge of their music, I wasn’t expecting much. But the performance I witnessed that night made a deep and lasting impression on me. By the end of the show, I was a fan.

William already had the concept of “unearthing the buried remains of the band.” The problem was that I’m a photographer and not an illustrator. An idea of this sort would require more than a simple snapshot. This was, after all, the pre-digital era. Fortunately, I had been experimenting for years with compositing photos using a masking technique I devised.

The main obstacle was in getting the required images onto film. Clothing wouldn’t work with the concept so each band member would have to be photographed naked. This was outside of my prior experience and comfort zone and most likely theirs as well. But to my surprise, our common goal of creating a masterpiece album overcame any inhibitions.

That done, I then chose a background onto which the figures would be superimposed. A landscape shot taken in Arizona worked well. But the results looked too clean and fresh to be “prehistoric.” The solution was to overlay the image with a spray painted texture. The photograph was then turned over to Claire Edwards for the graphic design.

Pre-Historic..Dig! Album Inner Sleeve & CD Image by Julio Pallone

Pre-Historic..Dig! Album Inner Sleeve & CD Image by Julio Pallone

Bogdon and DaveChris is featured in a great article on Michigan inventors in The Detroit News. Check it out at the link provided!

Inventive solutions soar | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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