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Holy moses!

Our gig last night was amazing! Thank you SO MUCH to *Sadisco for having us on, and eternal thanks to the fans for your heart-felt support. You guys/gals are the freak’n best. It was PACKED! I know there are many photos to come.

I would like to let everyone know that our friends Vertigo Venus are coming thru town and many of The Strand members will be hanging out this Thursday to see them and Human Experimentation play. (October 1st) It’s at Chasers again, just to clarify The Strand is only hangin out, not playing. So come and have a beer with us, I won’t be running around like a maniac, and should have more time to kick it.

And yes, our next gig is October 24th at the VENUE of SCOTTSDALE. Ooooh, Ahhhh! Big stage, big venue. We’re playin there with Access Zero and a bundle of other varied acts for a Halloween festival by K&Z Productions. Actually I have presale tickets for that, it’s just 10 bucks if you buy them presale and there’s like ten billion bands, so it’s worth it. Email me at The Strand’s myspace and I can get you the tickets.

2 Songs, Saturday Early, DJs free stuff,

Hi your time is valuable so let’s get down to business.

We uploaded two new songs to our www.myspace.com/thestrand page. Listen to em, if you like em, for a limited time they’re a free download at our band’s online store… www.strandland.com/digitalstore

If you’re an active industrial DJ, email me who you are and what you do, and I’ll see about getting you a high quality promo to spin at your club.

This weekend The Strand is rockin at Sadisco with Psyclon Nine, Imperative Reaction and Mono No Aware. The Strand is the first band, so get there early.

K thanks, hope you enjoy the new songs… here are some lyrics…

-Dave
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No Thanks by The Strand
Vocals and Lyrics by Laura McQuaig, Dave Strand, and Elias Lewter
Copyright 2009 – The Strand -136bpm

Thought I saw the other night you were fired up.
Soakin’ up all the light, forget about it.
This was mine that you had to have. Wanna stab?
Step back and see, you will never be me.
I know you wish you could be.
Better thank your stars that I’m letting you leave.
Better get gone, never look back.
Not gun ruin my night,
Get you out of my life.
Getting back to what’s right.
You don’t want this fight.
Just listen to me.
Forget about it.
Forget about it.
Why, why, why, why, why’s this always happen to me?
I’m a magnet for the broken-to-be.
Excuse me… Well I guess I should go.
Oh why’s this always happen to me, to me? No No!
Yeah! C’mon! Alright
Saw you again last night. Are you kiddin’ me?
Thought I got you out the way. Forget about it!
Stop embarrassing your poor friends.
Get your own life.
Better step back and see, you will never be me.
I know you wish you could be.
Better thank your stars that I’m letting you leave.
Better get gone, never look back.
Not gun ruin my night,
Get you out of my life.
Getting back to what’s right.
You don’t want this fight.
Just listen to me.
Forget about it.
Forget about it.
Why, why, why, why, why’s this always happen to me?
I’m a magnet for the broken-to-be.
Excuse me… Well I guess I should go.
Oh why’s this always happen to me, to me? No No!
Yeah! C’mon!
I am asking in this quiet way if you would just please up and kindly
Get the fuck out of here! Get the fuck out of here!
I’m so glad you’re here I’ve got this new song that I’d like you to hear.
I’m so glad you’re here. You’re my best friend let me buy you a beer.
No thanks, no thanks, no please, no please.
No thanks, no thanks, no please, no please.
No thanks, no thanks, no please, no please.
No thanks! No thanks! No please! no please!
One last time!
Not gun ruin my night,
Get you out of my life.
Getting back to what’s right.
You don’t want this fight.
Just listen to me.
Forget about it.
Forget about it.
Not gun ruin my night,
Get you out of my life.
Getting back to what’s right.
You don’t want this fight.
Just listen to me.
Forget about it.
Forget about it.

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STAY AT HOME by The Strand

I WORK. I SLEEP.
MY LIFE BETWEEN LEAVES NOTHING MUCH.
FOR ME
I’M STILL
SPENT ON NEEDS

I’D KILL TO PLEASE YA
MY HEAD DISEASED
AND NOTHINGS WRONG
WITH ME
MY SOULMATE’S BECKONING,

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT YOU LIKE, I CAN GIVE YOU THAT
I WANT TO STAY AT HOME, I WANT TO BE ALONE. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT.
TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT YOU LIKE, I CAN GIVE YOU THAT
I WANT TO STAY AT HOME, I WANT TO BE ALONE. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT.

OH GOD, Q.T.
A MANS LIFE
IS COMPLETE WITH NOTHING MUCH,
BEER, BROADS, BEEF!
AND SOME GAMES IN BETWEEN.

PULLED IN FIVE DIRECTIONS
I CAN’T LIVE MY LIFE IN PEACE
JUMP FROM THE SAFEST WALL
WITH NOTHING TO BREAK MY FALL
DON’T TOUCH ME!

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT YOU LIKE, I CAN GIVE YOU THAT
I WANT TO STAY AT HOME, I WANT TO BE ALONE. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT.
TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT YOU LIKE, I CAN GIVE YOU THAT
I WANT TO STAY AT HOME, I WANT TO BE ALONE. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah aWwwWwWggh!

Mister on a mission!
Play or walk the plank.
They colorized your vision.
Yeah, sorry to blow this, please don’t bug me in my cave.

Good times!

It was great to return to the stage last night with the band and play a great set. I’m really glad people like our new song, sorry we don’t have a title for it yet. Heh. Anyhow, many thanks to our fans for rockin out on a Wednesday night. Also major props to Hardwire who tore it up, and it was a great honor to share the stage with SMP and Stiff Valentine who kicked some major ass up there, and were a pleasure to work with. Photos and vids on the way.

For those who’ve been asking, here’s a flyer for the next Strand-related gig.

Additionally, I am hooking up Vertigo Venus with a gig on October 1st which features Human Experimentation, Vertigo Venus, and Mute City Radio. (The Strand isn’t performing that one, but will be there to make sure it goes well, and have a beer or two.)

And finally we’re also playing with Access Zero and Laconic at the Venue of Scottsdale on October 24th. I have limited presale tickets for that one for just 10 bucks! email me if you need some. www.myspace.com/davestrand