With the upcoming Pixies tour in mind I was reminiscing of those middle and high school days when I first discovered “alternative” (as it was referred to then) music. My first introduction into this vein of music was through skateboarding. In 1986 my mom bought me a video called the Vision Pro Skate Escape.
Last winter I got a backstage pass to an Oatmeal Conspiracy practice session. Once I got past the swarm of raging women who were trying to beat the doors down I was able to get my camera out and shoot a little. It’s pretty cool to hear the song writing process and pieces of what could be a real song one day. Maybe one of the jingles in the video will be their next hit.
January 30, 2009, The Oatmeal Conspiracy packs up the band trailer and leaves Garner, North Carolina on a frosty morning. Three brave musicians vow to visit every rest stop between Raleigh and Harrisonburg, Virgina. As a side project they will perform at Clementine Cafe when they arrive in Harrisonburg. Then and only then will they lash out songs from their newly released EP, “Part of the Package,” available on iTunes. Enjoy the saga that is… REST STOP TOUR 2009. Video produced by Effort Inc, Effort.tv