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August 28, 2011 emblemOne month!

Only a month left before a new SS album is upon us!

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August 27, 2011 emblemBy Some Great Storm tracklisting

Here’s the tracklisting for the upcoming album:

  1.   Put It To Truth
  2.   Construct A Delicate Plot
  3.   Oh Memory
  4.   Century March
  5.   Reflections Of A Gallery Janitor
  6.   Wind The Bell
  7.   Lifted
  8.   Drawn-Out Goodbye
  9.   More Satellites Than Stars
  10.  The Curious Weights
  11.  Arielle The Ghost
  12.  Dreams Of Increase

You may recognize a few songs, such as “Dreams of Increase” which has been played in past tours.

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August 21, 2011 emblemAn attempt to determine why the world can’t pronounce my name

Meeting people is not easy. At least, not when you have a ‘weird’ name. I’m not talking about personal anxieties or a lack of social cues here, but simply in terms of phonics. When people cannot seem to read or pronounce your name, introductions can be tedious- if not tiring- and sometimes very amusing.

Not that I’m trying to play the victim here- it’s more a source of entertainment to me at this point- but Jesus, people really seem to have a hard time with my incredibly simple, monosyllabic, rhyme-friendly name.

Dup. D-U-P. Yes, it rhymes with cup. No, it does not have an ‘e’ at the end- so why did you just say Dupe? What is wrong with your mouth? Sigh. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it. I just don’t understand.

I’ve tried many strategies of making these moments easier for me and my new acquaintances. “It rhymes with…” “It’s spelled…” etc- but to no avail; they continue to butcher it! With sometimes hilarious results.

Even the ones who immediately get it (this is rare, and I generally communicate to them my appreciation) love to play with my name- repeating it to emphasize its rhythmic and onomatopoeic qualities, stretching it over titles of grandeur (Dupstin von Crossonstein), or even making it sound international (Di-upi).

Below is a short list of some the many variations my name has been honored to be a part of over the years. Feel free to add your contribution- I literally get a few new ones every week.

Duppy Conqueror
D-up (“dee-up”)

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August 14, 2011 emblemBy Some Great Storm album art

The new record is going to look like this:

By Some Great Storm

The art was done by Susanne Watson, who does some amazing paintings and digital multi-media pieces.

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August 13, 2011 emblemBSGS

A matter of weeks til this thing’s out and about in the world….

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August 2, 2011 emblemAnticipatory

8 weeks to the day til By Some Great Storm is released! The artwork is almost done and the tour is being booked. I smell CMJ….

It feels like it has been a lifetime since we played a show.

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