ROCK OF ASIAN: The Morning Benders

February 24th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

Kids. Ever wonder why you take music lessons? Piano, violin, or something infinitely more embarrassing like the oboe (which maybe I played for 7 years…um, shut up)? Is it to please your parents? Or to give recitals in a scratchy lace dress or a suit too big in the shoulders that you’re supposed to “grow into” to, again, please your parents? Or is it to mold yourself into a quote-unquote well-rounded individual so that one day you can get into your first choice college instead of some safety school so that, ultimately, and sadly, you please your motherfuckin’ parents?

Nay.

It’s because, one day, instead of going to a crappy 9 to 5, you’ll be rolling out of bed at noon to jam with your friends. Your friends who have cool haircuts and beards as long as they want, who are skinny and weirdly hot because they magically and mysteriously don’t need to eat like the rest of us (and maybe, too, because of the cigarettes and drugs).

Shoot, it’s because of the cigarettes and drugs.

And it’s because you’ll soon discover that making music, a fact that once made you a social pariah and a nerd, actually gets you laid in the real world. Like, a lot. And that getting laid will give you more material with which to make music. And that will, in turn, get you laid some more, and so on and so forth, even though you’re still kind of a nerd, but in the best possible way.

Watch this video of the making of the Roy Orbison-y single, “Excuses,” from the Berkeley, CA outfit The Morning Benders to see what I mean, and keep practicing, ‘kay?

Yours Truly Presents: The Morning Benders “Excuses” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

“Excuses” is the first single off of Big Echo, due out March 9th. Pre-order the album here. For tour dates, click here.

[The Morning Benders official website]

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Thanks, Henri and Linda!

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5 Responses to “ROCK OF ASIAN: The Morning Benders”

  1. jasmine says:

    Seven years? Of oboe? Wait, isn’t that what Kenny G plays?

  2. Jen says:

    He actually plays a tiny sax. Like, teeny tiny.

  3. 502Blues says:

    Kenny Gorelick plays a soprano saxophone. There’s one even smaller called a sopranino. An oboe is a slightly different instrument. This is what happens when you take music out of the schools!

  4. Jen says:

    So wait. When you take music out of schools, there’s no more smooth jazz? That’s not such a terrible proposition.

  5. rockmanj says:

    Ugh…smooth Jazz and “adult contemporary by association) is one of the worst things ever created by man. But did you now that Kenny G is also partially responsible for Starbucks being everywhere? It’s true (According to wikipedia and google, which never lie. Plus my friend Phuc Tang claims “Songbird” is the ultimate aphrodisiac (I’m not so sure this is true).

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