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Tomorrow night I'll be LIVE on Ambush Radio

Posted by Soda on January 22, 2020 at 8:05 PM

 

THIS Thursday night at 8PM! I will be performing NEW songs coupled with a deep interview on Ambush Radio - I'm also curating their playlist! Please tune in. I haven't given you new music or played for you in far too long.

WWW.GUERRILLARADIO.COM


Merch updates

Posted by Soda on January 9, 2020 at 7:20 PM

So, continuing the whole 2020 makeover...I have updated the merch section. You will find there some items that have been around for a while, some items that no longer exist, a few new/updated bundles and some really cool "new" old stock on sale for the first time ever on my website. Thanks for checking stuff out if you do and of course mega thanks if you spend any of your hard earned money on anything while you are here.

Happy New Year...2020

Posted by Soda on January 6, 2020 at 11:50 PM

Greetings Earthlings. I am currently working on giving my site a bit of a makeover for 2020. Initially I used to redo it EVERY year on New Years Day, but over the last few years I sort of let it stay the way it was. For me it was neat and concise and looked good, so...I just let it be. BUT now with it being 2020, a new look is a must. So, I'm hours into going crazy in revamping and hoping for the light at the end of the tunnel, cause honestly...it's a pain in the ass. Most everything I do is DIY...So, HAPPY NEW YEAR, let's rock!

The JEBB AND GREEN Podcast

Posted by Soda on December 17, 2019 at 9:05 PM

Check out this great Podcast I did tonight with Dave Fox and Arthur Roberts (both former Posies members) We had a quick chat with Hosts Jebb and Tyler for their "Jebb and Green Cast" - We discussed music, future collaborations and shared a few quick stories. This one won't take you more than 15 minutes. So lend an ear and share. There are also a bunch of other great episodes these guys have done. So please hit up YouTube and get into the JEBB AND GREEN CAST. The episode from tonight is called, "Your Friend Jebb Special Episode". Was a pleasure. Thanks to all the guys. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_2bTK9Kior8

WWW.OFFICIALSODA.COM


My Mother and my Monkey

Posted by Soda on October 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Saturday, October 26th was the 9 year anniversary of my mighty Mother's passing. As if the day wasn't already historical enough for me I awoke to the shocking news that my friend, former Nox Cult bandmate and often Music-Survival-Guide co-host Ronnie "Monkey"...had left us. This news being even more earth-shaking as just Thursday night we went to his home with our Daughter and celebrated Halloween with his wife and kids, ate junkfood and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was one of those perfect and simple moments we all take for granted. It is a moment I will now thank God for the rest of my life I was given as less than 40 hours later, he was gone. As a bandmate and professional partner he was not an easy man to work with, but, what I can tell you is that he could play everything effortlessly and was the best drummer I ever had. He knew his way around every piece of gear he touched and truly was masterful. When not doing music he worked for his Dad's company and maintained a ferocious work ethic we would all envy while providing for his wife and two children. Now, my heart aches for them. This is the fourth band member I have lost in my time making music, and I hate it. I lit a candle for them and my Mother. People...please understand that this life is a gift and nothing with it is certain. Make amends, make peace and try for happiness. I will do the same.


GRATITUDE

Posted by Soda on July 30, 2019 at 12:40 AM

This past weekend was a whirlwind of fun and privilege. It was such an honor to be a part of the end of Spookey Ruben's rare East Coast tour (NYC, NJ, & LI) first performing as O.T. Biggs in his experimental VHS show to playing and singing side by side with him at the amazing private house show we hosted, (which was also Piper's first show!) All this was also surrounded by the amazing art of Yori Hatakeyama and our friends/extended family. Special thanks to John for being a good sport and to Lemons and Gem for traveling with me and feeding me! And of course, endless thanks and gratitude to SPOOKEY for letting me be a part of all this greatness.




VIOLET DAYDREAM - MEOW turns 20!

Posted by Soda on May 31, 2019 at 8:05 PM

Crazy to even say...this album is now celebrating it's 20 year anniversary. I always talk about other people's records that changed my life...but this one certainly has and I MADE THIS ONE. I'm so happy to have been a very young kid making music on as serious a level that I possibly could have. I was the only teenager in my town saying I was making records. People didn't get it. I'm going to celebrate this album as much as I can for the next few weeks and breathe some new/more life into it. This record did a lot for us...some really awesome experiences. I can go on and on...I'll do a big post for this over at MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE soon. I wanted to do much more for this album 20 years later but my budget is really not much of a "budget" these days. But how cool is it that I can tell you that today, 20 years later, "MEOW" is getting bit of a re-release digitally! It'll now be further and finally available on services like iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and well beyond that as it continues to get distributed. You'll be able to STREAM this record now well outside of the Soda world. Music never dies, it continues to live and sometimes grow. So, go discover and never stop digging and maybe sometime this weekend find a new spot to listen to "MEOW" and let me know what you find! Special thanks to Mike for years of camaraderie.


Radio play, Podcasts, and other shit...OH MY!

Posted by Soda on May 14, 2019 at 11:05 PM

Only one rehearsal remains before the NOX CULT reunion show THIS SUNDAY. The support and excitement this week has been really rad. I'd like to thank Wadio and Ambush Radio for spinning the band this week:

http://www.wadio.rocks/?fbclid=IwAR0wDHgO1pHYstDuvskyaWX4fQ8cKU6UZFNHDZoMmqH8fiN6xYvvJ2AYRqY

http://guerrillaradio.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Ab9WMxd7mq3-jlhcqEG82W7ZbZhi7qDCiHDTPmTpzyaw3yka_jaSFTGU

*ALSO want to thank the Alternative Dudes Podcast for having me on their show. Super fun, super geeky. Give it a listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK6q8Nl5Qgs" target="_blank">http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK6q8Nl5Qgs



MASSIVE merch sale

Posted by Soda on April 24, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Hey out there...wherever you are. I have almost everything ON SALE in my shop, whatever is not can't be made any cheaper than it already is. So, if you would like to grab something, now is a good time. I will keep this stuff on sale for the forseeable future. Thanks. 

NOX CULT returns!!!

Posted by Soda on April 1, 2019 at 10:05 PM

***ATTENCION***

Happy April Fools Day! The below transmission is no joke.

Brothers and Sisters of the NOX, the CULT has been resurrected! Yes, NOX CULT is back together. One more time. We have been brought back for a benefit show to honor and empower our Cult Member, Friend, Brother and Father, Gio "Silver Fox" as he fights for his health. This is an official announcement about the engagement which will take place on May 19th. The line-up is absolutely incredible. This is our first time performing together in over 3 years and my return to the stage in 2 and a half! This will be a night to remember. Ink the date and get to this. Let's shake the world. Wherever you are make your plans now and get there early. We want to see ALL. OF. YOU.


Happy New Year! 10 years OfficialSoda.com!

Posted by Soda on January 1, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Well...Happy New Year. It's 2019...hard to imagine. Also amazing that my website has now been up for 10 years. Thats' when I really started the "Official" Soda thing...I figured I needed a way to seperate myself from any soft drinks, haha.

I was thinking, what can I do this year for my little anniversary? I have a bunch of stuff in mind from Crafty Chaos events, MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE Podcasts, possible shows(!), sales on merch, giveaways...a bunch of stuff. I've got a whole year to do whatever I like :) And, I will. SO, thanks for stopping by and being around.  For the first day of 2019 I will release a new Episode of the Podcast tomorrow, BUT, below is an advance link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAvgavdHkZA


Last SODA'S CRAFTY CHAOS event for 2018!

Posted by Soda on December 3, 2018 at 7:55 PM

EXCITED to be a part of this. Run up!


WELCOME TO THE WORLD!

Posted by Soda on November 13, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Just a quick post, VERY newsworthy in the Soda world. I just wanted to take a moment to welcome my Daughter to the world! PIPER was born on 11.06.18 in Oswego NY. Our adoption journey has come to an end. Mission accomplished! What an experience. We are all home and doing awesome, learning and loving more and more everyday. Thanks for welcoming her in with us everybody!


NEW Soda's Crafty Chaos enamel pins just in!

Posted by Soda on October 22, 2018 at 8:55 PM

BRAND SPANKING NEW ENAMEL PINS JUST IN!

They are going up in the store momentarily. 

LiVE WEiRD DiE WEiRD

24 on Pink and 31 on Black! - Size 2 x 2 1/2

Head over to the BUY STUFF section and ROCK IT!


Soda & MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE in the new issue of Vellum!

Posted by Soda on October 20, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Guys! I'm so psyched to be in the new issue of Vellum Mag that just came out! "Vellum 21", just released, and I was kindly sent a digital copy to drool over. It looks amazing. This shot of me is from ArtNY some months back AND they even dropped a full page MUSIC-SURVIVAL-GUIDE ad. Geez, what a surprise! Please check out Vellum Mag over at: www.VellumArtzine.com

What an honor, Vellum Mag has been an advocate for me for so long and I'm just so grateful for these beautiful things. 



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