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.