Playing Catch-Up

We’ve been home for almost a week, plugged back into our recharging pods, and are refresehed and awaiting our next Coulton deployment (which will be in Boston on Nov. 21). But we have a good bit of website-catching-up to do, not the least of which is to thank our audiences in Nottingham and Birmingham, both of whom were fun and excellent—you can read Jonathan’s summaries here and here, respectively—and we cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed our visit to our former tea-taxing brethren in the UK.

We learned a great many things in the Motherland. Among our discoveries:

  • Saying "cheers" works as an all-purpose greeting, toast, and apology
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham is a real person and is, at present, a very nice chap. Among his official duties: counting zombies
  • Fellow travelers are tolerant, if silently resentful, of large rolling bags in the London Underground
  • Scooby Snacks are, in fact, Jaffa Cakes
  • Even the lowliest banger (sausage) is terrific; bacon is not bacon
  • It seems that nobody is actually "from" Birmingham; it is, in that respect, much like Pontiac, MI 

Now then, on to other business…in no particular order:

Super Dave, online guitar lesson giver extraordinaire, has done a lesson for another one of our songs—this time, it’s "Opening Band". With special, you-could-never-guess-who guests!

Also, Code Monkey Dance YouToobz sensation Emily has posted her own version of a Randy Newman Theme Song, for Election Day 2008. We are proud she is awesome.

And the final note in the "Flattering Derivative Works" Department, fan Ryan has transcribed our song "Live" for piano. If you’d like to download it and become the next Paul and Storm tribute band, you can get the file here.

FINALLY…don’t foget to request us on Eventful (see the widget on the right) to help hasten our return!


  1. Posted November 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I am loathe of rolling bags on the Underground. You’re lucky you didn’t meet me down there, or else there would have been violence!

  2. Matt N
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Hah. Go Paul&Storm Go! You my friend.

  3. Rhett
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Welcome back boys. I, like you, have discovered the “long overdue to be available in the US” Spaced.
    I can’t wait for the 25 Days of Randy Newman. To quote our British cousins, it will be brilliant. My suggestion for one will be “In Brugges”

  4. Posted November 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Welcome back to here. Or wherever you guys are. Awesome with the Dave thing. He never claimed he was super, just suuuuper. Who is holding the camera?

    And when I went to “Demand” you the good folks of the Intertubes told me “You have already demanded Paul and Storm in Cleveland metro area.” And I remembered, I very much already have. And it was a very much rocking show. I wish there were more YouToobz of your set – hilarious.

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