FROM THE BAND: Sent: Wednesday, April 16.
"We actually played a live show after a miserably long hiatus. We played the
entire CD in its running order with very few pauses and then finished off with
“Strange Day”. Sorry y’all couldn’t be there. Brian Mendes performed
con gusto on the drums. We recorded the show and might have it for sale
before too long, but only AFTER the official release of “Coma” which
should be going off for manufacture THIS week.
In the meantime, please tell everyone we now sell our CDs through Cdbaby.com
Be sure to check out the new “Promography” which combines
“Promo” and “Promo
Here are the links:
Check out lowlightsound.com
Spencer, Stewart, Glenn
- FROM THE BAND: Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003
- "Sorry it’s been a while, but now we’re back. Our new CD is finally finished, we’re chatting with some enthusiastic ‘suits’ and damn it, we’re ready to start playing again.
This Sunday, April 13th, we’ll be debuting songs from the new CD, titled
“Coma” at the Mercury on Sixth St. We’ll start at 9:00 and then stick around for one of our favorite bands, The
Trio, who are playing right afterwards.
While the CD itself won’t be ready for sale by the show, we will be GIVING AWAY copies of the promotional disk at the door to the FIRST 25 (paying) fans. Please come to the show and hear what we’ve been up to. We think you’ll like it!
We’ve missed you. 54 Seconds
- Spencer, Stewart, Glenn".
There are several photos of Spencer on Heather's Todd Wolfson
tribute in the digidiary
check the other digidiary No 1 for a couple of other older shots.
Check out this site. Seems Spencer & Stewart are starring in this
film, and they wrote the score for it. It looks ... err... interesting. [Thanks to Carolin
for spotting this].
SITES: Heather has updated her Wanted
site. Check it out!!
- PRESS: "I just got a subscription to
Texas Music magazine, and it mentions a Bob Dylan tribute night at the Frank
Erwin Centre, with Spencer as being among those on hand." [Thanks to Pat
THE BAND: Hi, Yes, it's been a long wait, but it's so close to being released, we can almost
smell the ink. Please take a moment to preview some of the changes we'll
be making to the site and as always, we welcome your suggestions! See you soon!
- 54 Seconds - Stewart, Glenn, Spencer.
SITE: Things are really starting to hot up!!! 54seconds.com
has been updated with news and brand new MP3 samples from the forthcoming Coma
CD. Other juicy updates include a new journal, updated links, and ..... who
knows, so stay tuned!
GUESTBOOK: "Hey, check out the cool new background on the 00:54
bravenet guestbook. :o)" - Chris
~ The Jez Spencer album has
~ Trish talked to the band about the CD
release party, and they said they will give a months notice when they set the
~ The new
album is called Coma, and features guest artists, including the amazing Patty
Griffin, and the awesome Ephraim Owens to name only two. I am one of the lucky few to be blessed with an advanced copy, and I can tell
you all it is freakin' amazing!! Tell
Also, there is the possibility of a bonus 5 song EP release. It is called
of the Superficially Happy. Tell me more...
SHOUT OUT: I have to say that I am LOVING the new
album and the bonus EP SO MUCH! I am
dying to discuss it in depth. I have written out most of the lyrics. I just
have to fine tune them, and then work myself up for public humiliation when I
post them, only to be corrected with obvious mistakes.... nahhh, that won't
happen this time, because I think I have Spencer's accent down pat. Finger's
Glenn recently toured with Abra Moore!!
(no relation to Ian
Moore). [Thanks to
Caroilin for this info]
- SIGHTING: Caroilin and Trish caught Stewart playing
for Jimmy LaFave at this years Serrano's American Music Festival. For photos, and more news, check out the newly
- OTHER ALBUMS:
NEXT UP IS BRANNEN:
"Next up will be Brannen playing on a new Bob
Schneider CD. I'm not playing the keys, but my Wurlitzer was rented
(hired) for the session.
Seriously, it's really, really close to being finished. Thanks again for
your patience. I told Spennie the next CD will be cut live, with no
second takes or overdubs and recorded directly to the master disc, all in one
afternoon and released the next day.
St" [Thanks to Heather
for passing this on]
- "In fact,
from what I hear, Spencer Gibb's rendition of the rather obscure Eric Clapton/Dylan
gem "Sign Language" at Jupiter Records' raucous Dylan wingding on
Friday may have been better than the whole of Sunday's show." - Ken
Lieck for the Austin
- JOURNAL: In the most recent entry (01.21.03), Spencer said some
lovely words about the passing of his uncle, the great Maurice
Gibb, and the short album delay due to this. Click
here to read more (note* the main entry is misdated).
JEZ SPENCER ALBUM: Due to a recently discovered manufacturing overrun, we've got 12 extra copies
of the pre-54 Seconds disc "Jez Spencer- Four
Track Mind" for sale. As with the first 50, these are
limited edition, autographed and numbered and come with an signed 8x10 black
and white photo.
After these 12 are sold, there will be NO others, EVER! Scout's honour! Please visit the web site www.54seconds.com
for ordering. -- 54 Seconds.
LIVE SHOW RECORDINGS:
"When the new CD comes out, we'll probably stop selling those shows or
maybe compile a single "Best of the Speakeasy" disk." - Stewart
[Thanks to Caroilin]
ORDINARY PEOPLE: Chad Duerksen, has an
upcoming feature film project about Ian
Moore. The film will include the
"new, not-yet-recorded "Ordinary People", which was co-written
with Spencer. [Thanks to Trish for this information]
Check out this online
resume of our 6' 2" hunk! ;o)
- AMN TV:
The taping of the Red Eyed Fly Show on June
30th, by the Austin
Music Network, has not yet been scheduled for broadcasting, but a spokesman for the
network said, they "hope to run it
about the time the new CD arrives in stores."
- Album News:
May 20: MUSIC TO
MY EARS/EYES!!! Chris Taylor spoke to Spencer last Thursday and they had
finished the mastering that morning!!!
April 23: "We're taking them
in for final mastering on Monday. This will be well worth the wait and we
appreciate everyone's patience. Thank you all so much for your continued
support. 54 Seconds - Stewart, Glenn, Spencer, Brannen" [Posted to: 54
Seconds Message Board]
April 7: "One more song to mix and we're done."
[Thanks to Chris]
Feb 22: "We're
starting a new mix tonight, past the halfway mark now."
[Thanks to Caroilin]
Jan 20: "The mixing of the new CD is proceeding apace. The new studio has
been quite an evolution but the results will be amazing." - 54
- August 21: Albums: Connie
spoke to Stewart today, who said hopefully the studio album
will be finished around October.
Speaking of which, we know of another new song which will be included. It is
called Better, and it will floor you! It's simply hypnotizing!!!
Other recent CD releases are Promo 2, and Jez
Spencer: 4-Track Mind (limited quantities left).
- Stewart Update: "Wanna hear my organ?
This is a thing I did with my friend, Troy, from Deldragons. St"
- Fox 7 TV & The Metro:
54 Seconds appeared on TV on the Fox7
morning show. The same night they headlined a showcase
at The Metro. To read the email from the band, stroll
over to Heather's Wanted
website or Blown
Away (news page).
54 Seconds new studio:
<====== Click here for a photo of the new studio, complete
with a SoundCraft 400 series 26 track mixing board, which used to belong to Christopher
Cross. For more information, please visit Heather's lowLIGHT
Sound @ Wanted :::::::::::>
- December 2000 @ The
Speakeasy. Guest artists for the Monday show included: Ephraim
Owens on trumpet for "Sell it To a Girl", "Early
Warning" and "Blown Away". Laura
Scarborough sat in on "Early Warning" and Chrysta Bell (ex 8 1/2
Souvenirs vocalist) sang "Wanted". Tuesday was a stripped down "acoustic" show.
Both shows will be recorded (((LIVE))) -- Stewart
wrote: "Spencer played more acoustic guitar and we all experimented
with new arrangements. Brian Standefer sat in on cello for Blown Away,
Plastic Love, Skin, Nothing But A Child, Early Warning and Strange Day. We
recorded both shows to 8-track. Once the new studio is up and running, we'll
know more how they came out and if we can include them on the much awaited
- Best of Citysearch 2000: 54 Seconds have WON the category for Best Punk/Alternative
band for the Best of Austin 2000 Citysearch Awards. They were chosen as the
Winner and the Audience Winner.
(See also the "Timeline")