news and stuff from Waking Giants
This is our LAST show for the summer. But we’re certain it will leave such an impression, it will carry you til August when we make our return after Katherine’s knee surgery.
Shake your ass down memory lane and reminisce with us as we celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the release of the LIVE at the Five O concertCD.
ESD is revisiting their soulful catalog of tunes that will stir your soul, ignite your heart and quite possibly make you wanna take your clothes off! …and we won’t stop you!
The band is bringing back your favorite “standards” such as Morning on 4th, Jack’n the Box, When Love Comes and soooo many more!!! Plan to STAY LATE!!!!
We’ll also have retro ESD t-shirts and music available at the show. WOOT!!!!
AND, if you WEAR an ESD shirt, you get special treats. 
Waking Giants 9:00- 10:00Elysian Sex Drive 10:30-12:15 ishHail Dale 12:30 to 2:00
The Five O’clock Club1930 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34239(941) 366-5555

This is our LAST show for the summer. But we’re certain it will leave such an impression, it will carry you til August when we make our return after Katherine’s knee surgery.

Shake your ass down memory lane and reminisce with us as we celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the release of the LIVE at the Five O concertCD.

ESD is revisiting their soulful catalog of tunes that will stir your soul, ignite your heart and quite possibly make you wanna take your clothes off! …and we won’t stop you!

The band is bringing back your favorite “standards” such as Morning on 4th, Jack’n the Box, When Love Comes and soooo many more!!! Plan to STAY LATE!!!!

We’ll also have retro ESD t-shirts and music available at the show. WOOT!!!!

AND, if you WEAR an ESD shirt, you get special treats. :)

Waking Giants 9:00- 10:00
Elysian Sex Drive 10:30-12:15 ish
Hail Dale 12:30 to 2:00

The Five O’clock Club
1930 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 366-5555

Here’s our next hot appearance!
ARTpool is celebrating their 5 year birthday/anniversary on Saturday April 13th. This ART pARTy will host a night of the best of the best and a brilliant blend of art/music/fashion/body art/video art/burlesque/fire eating/the works! All ages are welcome to the show. 
8 pm- Midnight2030 Central Avenue Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
http://www.artpoolrules.com/

Here’s our next hot appearance!

ARTpool is celebrating their 5 year birthday/anniversary on Saturday April 13th. This ART pARTy will host a night of the best of the best and a brilliant blend of art/music/fashion/body art/video art/burlesque/fire eating/the works! All ages are welcome to the show. 

8 pm- Midnight
2030 Central Avenue 
Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

http://www.artpoolrules.com/

On February 27th, Amanda Palmer took the TED stage in Long Beach, California.
Today, we are proud the present Amanda’s inspirational “TED Talk” in its entirety! In the words of TED curator Chris Anderson, it’s “absolutely awesome”. Click on the link above to see her open a beautiful dialog on art, the state of the music industry, connection, and trust.

Kat and Claire and Eddie meet Amanda Palmer. We love you Giiirrlllllll!!!!
What an inspiring day!!!!

Kat and Claire and Eddie meet Amanda Palmer. We love you Giiirrlllllll!!!!

What an inspiring day!!!!

Waking Giants meet Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman in Sarasota today! 

Waking Giants meet Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman in Sarasota today! 

amandapalmer:

TAMPA/SARASOTA, FLORIDA !!!!

NINJA ACTION, SUNDAY MARCH 17th! 

2 pm, ringling college

FREE and ALL AGES!!!!!!

ANYTHING GOES YO!

….random whatever in effect motherfuckers.

backstory: neil and i flew down here from #SXSW madness to visit his cousins, helen and sidney, who are both 95 and live in sarasota.

we decided to ninja and invite them…though they may leave early. we’ll play a little, neil will read a little, we’ll all hang a little (and so’s you knows: neil wants to make it clear that he won’t actually be signing things…but he’ll be back and signing in miami in June for OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, which is an amazing book if i do say so myself).

bring pillows and chairs and milkcrates if you want - it’ll be anarchy!!! bring a uke! bring questions! bring a food and a drink and a sad, naked stuffed animal! bring a glitter sandwich! bring your knitting! bring a baby! bring a an battered copy of the babysitters club series!

actually: if you WANT TO BOOK SWAP, bring a BOOK and we’ll set up a little post-ninja bookswap area. i love doing that. just leave one, take one. or leave several, take several. make sure to write your twitter name (or email if you are open) written in the book.

more backstory:

i put the call out through twitter today and some folks/students at ringling college waved their hands, including the assistant to the president  (whoooo) and a great girl named grace (@graceahlizabeth) who sent me the above picture of john, who says HI. HI JOHN.

someone on twitter offered to bring a violin. jamming may happen…

grace says there’s a nice little courtyard we can take over, pictured above. if you can’t find us: follow the twitter and the noise, we’ll probably be lost too.

the main entrance is right off of US 41/Tamiami Trl and Martin Luther King Blvd. (MLK runs right through the center of campus)

(the schools physical address is 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. So it’s two blocks south of the Ringling Museum/New College Campus.)

a word from grace @ ringling college, who texted me and helped me with the location:

“christine (the presidents assistant) is very vocal in bringing in inspiration people for the students.

i’m a senior illustrator that’s an advocate of the local community / music scene. we’re just a melting pot of creatives that seek inspiration in all forms.”

well, YES OBVIOUSLY.

you guys rock. i like florida.

see you all tomorrow.

and FLORIDA: SPREAD THE WORD. very excited to see you.

the whole thing probably won’t go past 4 pm or so, get there on time!

Waking Giants is sooo excited!

wearewakinggiants.com

Claire recording drums for Walk on Water.

umm, yeah. Let’s try that again. LOL

#wakinggiants #music #blooper #drums

Beautiful Blueberries and strawberries for Waking Giants rehearsal today! Power food for writing new songs… Love to all!

Beautiful Blueberries and strawberries for Waking Giants rehearsal today! Power food for writing new songs… Love to all!

Hi beautiful people! Here is a snippet of Sara Stovall Moon blowing us away while recording some violin on “Walk on Water”. OMG… It is going to be amazing!! Love you all!
#music #violin #beautiful

Waking Giants watching Super Bowl! Yes, we actually hang out when we are not playing music… And love it!
#super bowl #beyonce #music #friends

Waking Giants watching Super Bowl! Yes, we actually hang out when we are not playing music… And love it!
#super bowl #beyonce #music #friends

Pam laying down percussion for Walk On Water #congas #music

Pam laying down percussion for Walk On Water #congas #music

nonstahpfun:

Makes Perfect Sense!http://nonstahpfun.tumblr.com/
#miron #tumblrartists #wakinggiants #illustration

#miron #tumblrartists #wakinggiants #illustration

nonstahpfun:

HE’S BACKhttp://nonstahpfun.tumblr.com/

The latest in GiantWorld:

After a long string of AWESOME gigs with fabulous artists like: Villanova Junction, Pedro Jarquin (Pedro Poeta),  Justin Layman, The Sexual Side Effects, Shut Up Lita and more-we’ve holed up  in the studio. Taking a brief hiatus from live shows to get some tracks down for the upcoming release!!! Currently working on a song called Walk on Water—or WOW as we call it. YAHOO!!!! (not to worry—we’ll be back on the live circuit in March)

It has been REALLY wonderful spending Saturday afternoons and evenings together—creating, laughing, enjoying each others’ company, producing, sharing meals and in the case of New Year’s eve, some dog poo. What?!?!?!

Delilah (pictured above) scares easily. REALLY easily. She’s a rescue dog and gets a “little” nervous around unfamiliars, sudden noises, sudden movements, looking at her (if you don’t live with her), falling napkins…you get the idea. Well, we were gathering on the couch for a quick photo before I (DeLaran) left for Fort Myers. Lilah wanted to be in my lap. In order to do that, she needed to be picked up and passed over to me. So, Kat picks her up gently—seemingly no harm done—until SUDDENLY, Lilah freaks out, turns, snaps at Kat and shits all in the same instant. She had the @%#$ scared out of her—LITERALLY!!!! We proceed with the photo (above)—Lilah and her poo in my lap and Kat’s. BUt hey, what’s a little poo among friends??? I hope you’re laughing as hard at this as I am typing it!!! You can’t make this @%#$ up!!! 

But, I digress…THE RECORDING is what I intended to discuss. The Saturday before last was dedicated to getting the guitar tracks in—mine and Lova’s. We thought easy peasy!!! BUt alas!!! Not so much!! What we typically do is initial tracking at our warehouse to get the drums—then overdub everything else to get clean, stereo tracks. We thought, oh overdubbing the guitar will be super easy, as musically, it is not at all complicated. Yeah, no.  Because this song is so organic and dynamic, it was very difficult to play along with previously recorded track and not have it sound jerky and mechanical. The solution…rerecord it altogether with NOTHING, no vocals, no nothing. THAT was really challenging because the vocals are what determine the “feel” and flow of the song. I had to sing it in my head, which is TOTALLY NOT the same as really singing it. BUT… we did it…we got it…and….

This past Saturday we laid in ALL the vocals, save for Evan’s. Kat and I recorded out vocal parts simultaneously to capture the ENERGY of the song. And, that’s EXACTLY what we did!!! The second time we sang it all the way through—the energy was soooo electric, palpable—I felt as though I was coming out  of my skin. Felt as though the house was going to lift of its foundations and shoot off into space, 0 to Mars in 60 seconds. It was AMAZING. We’re SOOOOO excited to share it with you—with the hope that you will hear it and feel it as we did!!!

More later…

Thanks for tuning in!!

Peace and blessings,

Waking Giants

#chihuahuas #music #walkingdead #wakinggiants #wearewakinggiants #audiorecording   #goodtimes #friends #lovelife