Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
It's a sunny day in Chicago, Illinois. I just finished talking to a fellow in Columbus, Ohio, about the history of our rock band, about our love for Columbus, about other bullshit. I wanted to be funny, but it didn't work out - I may have said three funny things. That's not good enough.
This is just a simple way of saying that we're playing two shows in Ohio this coming weekend (Bowling Green and Columbus), and that we're playing four shows in Japan in July (two shows in Tokyo, one in Osaka and one in Kobe). You can read about any of these events by clicking on the eyeball.
That's all for now. We will see you soon.
And not only that - I just realized that the blather on this web page goes back... let's see how long... over seven years. First blather is from Missoula, Montana on April 30th, 1997. That was actually before this site existed, but still.
Alright - new news. Uh... we went to Austin, Texas, that was fun. You can read about it in the tour journal if you like.
We may have finished recording this strange record, a record (or CD some might call it) that will be coming out, I believe, sometime this Fall.
We appear to be heading to Japan sometime in July, right around the 13th through the 20th, playing shows around Kobe and around Tokyo and maybe Osaka. Something like that. I don't know! I've never been to Japan! And neither have you, so you should come on over. We'll be like babes in the wood - but together, in a herd. Actually, maybe some of you are in Japan. In that case, you should just come on over to the rock shows. We'll be fightin' mad. We'll be spittin' fire.
I'll post actual dates when I know them for certain.
Is there anything else? Anything? Nothing much. I think I might do a minor overhaul of this site soon, just for kicks. We'll see. I'll do it, though, and it'll look just the same as before. All that hard work for nothing. Life is never fair.
Look what I found! An interview with Andy's mama.
Other than that? Not much. Playing South by Southwest soon enough - not sure exactly where yet, you'll know as soon as I do. Finishing a record sometime, & dreaming up all sorts of fantastic ways to spend our vacation time this year. I'm sure you're all doing the same, yes? Oh, yes, Michael. Yes, that's all we ever do around here.
Call me crazy, but I changed the damned font. And not only that, we're playing at South by Southwest in March. We're playing twice. It's fucking bullshit man! See the upcoming shows page for the disgusting details.
If nothing is written there, please check back soon.
We've honed our sound to such precision that our new record, when it comes out in 2017, is going to be about twelve minutes long, and you will orgasm when you hear it. It may actually come out before then, we'll see. We keep working on it, it's got to come out sometime.
That's about it: Boogerville in March, and a new record, sometime. How about you? How were the holidays?
Oh, that's great, that's really great.
P.S. My cynical attidude regarding SXSW is in jest. We're playing Friday and Saturday night, the New Year will be there, and Consonant, and Mission of Burma, and even Joel Phelps fer chrissake! We're doing the 12XU showcase, which means Silkworm and jrlp on the same bill! Balls! You know what happened last time, don't you? We fought like wild fucking pigs, and swore it would never happen again! But it's just like the Eagles, man: Hell froze over. It's time to rock Boogerville!
Remember that benefit show we played at the Abbey Pub a little while back, the benefit for Mike Betts? He had cancer. The news is, I've heard that he does not have cancer any longer. Isn't that something?
That's the news. The weather in Chicago has turned dismally cold but this morning the sun is shining like a bright bright sun, so I am going to the beach. We're still working on new stuff, we'll be going back into the studio soon to fuck around with the new stuff... and of course we'll playing in Boston, Brooklyn, and Alfred. I hope to see you all there.
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