And now for something completely different... Bas-Mati proudly presents...Radiopaint! This mix of pop and rock smacks of the likes of U2, Bare Naked Ladies, and REM, and is sure to entertain even the most jaded of folks. The recording is more than just a CD -- it's a world where Supermodels drive around in sports cars searching endlessly for Free and Easy, all the while listening to whispers from the car radio. And while they're driving down the road, they just might pass some lost soul who is leaning out on a ledge, readying himself to jump -- if he can just remember why exactly he's jumping. Or maybe it's the sleepless insomniac (we're not above being redundant, and we'll repeat that if needed) who stares out the window at the passing car, wishing and dreaming for, er, well, wishes and dreams (see, repetition is fast becoming an art). Or maybe you'd like to visit the girl who just never really did fit in -- the 'anti-supermodel' who carries on a love affair with a velvet Elvis painting? All of these characters slip into the songs featured on Radiopaint and are set in a soundtrack of eternally layered pop -- strong hooks, great guitar, and lots of vocals to spin the tale. That, friends, is the tonic that is Radiopaint -- a little splattering of sound for your everyday -- a respite for your soul, and, if nothing else, a cool coaster for your favorite beverage. Some songs may remind you of yourself, and some may remind you of somebody else. And some make no sense at all -- which is as it should be. Now, what about the band, you ask? Bas-Mati is a little known group of players who relatively few people have seen. In fact, they pride themselves on being an 'elusive/exclusive' group. They will occasionally do what is lovingly referred to as a 'guerilla tour.' That is, they'll go out, play a gig, tell no one, and be back safe in bed before the sun comes up. Did you see them at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame? Case in point. The names are familiar to you -- George, Paul, John, Mick, and Ringo -- which really are their true names, and it was fate that brought these guys together in such a manner that they were destined to be a band (except that Ringo plays guitar, George drums, Paul sings and plays acoustic, Mick plays, well, Mick, and John plays bass) -- honest to God, it's the truth...John plays bass. Ok, so not so honest to God is that their real names are Walt, Todd, Bob, Mark and Even -- but everything else is true. That's our story and we're stickin' to it. So, where were we? Oh yes...the band. An elusive troupe, they are -- see how easily they got us off track? Anyhow, Walt sings, Even plays guitar/keys, Bob plays guitar, Todd drums, Mark bass, and they all do other stuff at any given time that may involve other instruments, voices, and other various and assundry household items. They're based out of Wyoming, which if you've ever seen the movie 'Dog Day Afternoon' you'll know is a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico. Bottom line -- great songs, good music, slightly altered perspective. Welcome to the world of the Supermodel, trains in reverse, and never ending Free and Easy. Welcome to the world of Bas-Mati. Buy the CD -- not just for the music, but because we'll also include the answer for everything you've ever wanted -- and that's got to be worth at least 12 bucks. What?? You don't believe that's possible? Oh -- ye of little faith. Take a chance, why don't you? Buy the CD, listen to the songs, and unlock the secrets to the universe. Or at least own a CD that has the catchy mantra 'Never says much but it's always said best/ coming from a skinny girl in a short dress.' Could it be the key the whole karmic shebang, or just a cool little album? You decide. For other interesting facts about the band -- try the website -- which features pics, DVD offers, and stories that may or may not have a direct bearing on Bas-Mati. Oh, and if you do get the CD, here's some important info to help enhance your listening pleasure: Quote for the CD: 'Ships are safest in the harbor, but that's not what ships are for.' Suggested Listening Time: 8:30 pm, MST Suggested Listening Wine: Bogle Merlot - cheaper than the CD at the time of printing, and worth every penny. Suggested Listening Dress: Causal - we're not fussy folks xxxooo, Bas-Mati.
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