Welcome to the web site for Silkworm (1987-2005).
R. I. P.
MICHAEL JERMAN DAHLQUIST
22 DEC 1965 - 14 JULY 2005
Our new record, Lifestyle, is out today. I'm celebrating by taking the day off work, cleaning house, listening to rock music, rearranging my furniture. I think I'm going to see "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie" later, though I'm not sure - I may end up drinking in some "hip" bar, the kind of bar where the "rockers" hang out. It's too early to tell. For now, dig it! The new record's out! Go git it! People say it's the best yet. They always say that, I know, but people do seem to like it. I can only trust the purity of their intentions, and feel that you should do the same.
Do you know we're gonna be on tour soon? I'll let you know where everything's happening in the next week or two. We're starting in Minneapolis on the 7th or 8th or so of September, making our way to NYC on the 15th. Then I'm flying home for an important meeting or something. Then in October we're playing in Italy (!) for six nights or so, running from the 8th to the 15th, until yet another crucial meeting forces me to race home on the lone remaining Concorde. Finally, in December, we'll play some West coast shows - four of them, something like that. There will be plenty of notice, I assure you. Part-time rock is the best kinda rock!
Okay, I got to move furniture.
I wanna be the next L'il Kim. Do I have a chance? Do I swear enough? Do I look like her when I go to the mall? Did you know we have an album coming out on August 8th? It's called Lifestyle. Did you know that already? Some people know that. I hadn't mentioned it, I thought I'd bring it up.
Through the miracle of digital technology, you can buy the bastard now. I don't think you'll get it until after the eighth, but shit man! You can buy it now! Don't buy it on ebay from the bastards on ebay, though. They are bad. They are worse than Metallica and Napster combined. Andy's gonna sue ebay for his senior class project, he's gonna sue 'em and he's gonna win.
What else? It's a sunny day, the airplanes are putting across the sky, we're touring in September (midwest & east coast) and in October (Italy!) and in December (west coast), the record will be out soon and everyone's gonna love it. Andy's in London feeling homesick, Tim's breaking rocks for the summer, I'm the same as ever.
More in a few weeks, when the checks start pouring in.
Okay, we played our show in Chicago. It was all drunks & date rapes & rock music, a wierd club but a pretty good show. You can read about it in the tour journal section, as soon as I'm done with it. Dig it!
Tim and Joel played at the Breakroom last night, opening up for Dianogah, playing after another band, young Dianogah fans wearing those industrial ear-protectors. It was a good show, not many people came but it was good. Joel played an acoustic guitar, Tim played an electric guitar, they traded songs and told stories, they sat down with folks & answered their questions, they took a few of the younger folks under their wing & helped them through the tough times in life.
The music was good and it reminded me of how fun it is to rock out. I mean, they weren't rocking out - they were playing it cool - but it got me excited for this weekend's show in Chicago. Do you hear me? I'm excited! That counts for something, I just know it does. So again, we're playing on Saturday at the Double Door with .22, Ye Shinie Ghosties, and, I'm sorry to say, someone else, some music-playing person who's sponsored by some big record label is now on the bill. Four fucking bands! Shit! That's all I can say! Anyway, if you're in a band and you wanna be on Columbia, you should go to the show & try to get a record deal. Even if you're not in a band you should try to get a record deal. I will give a $5 bill - that's right, $5 - to the first person to score a major-label record deal at the Double Door on Saturday.
There is some pre-Chicago excitement, some last-minute excitement, something actually happening in Seattle (and we're not doing anything in Seattle, other than our usual ball-busting superman tricks, until December or so) - and it's a wierd thing at that: Dianogah is playing a show at the Breakroom on Wednesday night, July 5th, and they've invited us to do something. So to make things exciting, Tim Midgett and Joel Phelps are going to open the damned show! How's that? They still don't know what they hell they're going to do, but whatever it is I'm sure it'll be a hoot.
Do you hear me?
Tim M. & Joel R.L.
"Special Guests", which I know to be a bunch of little kids who'll bring in the younger crowd
A fine Wedensday night. Dig it!
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