Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Download the Vending Machine WEVL show

Thanks to Andrew (host of the Memphis Beat), Judy, Brian, and Stephanie at WEVL. We had a great time playing there on Tuesday. Most of the songs we played are from our new CD - King Cobras Do (order now).



Download the mp3s:
Runaway
Desert Sun Played
Tell Me The Truth and I'll Stop Teasing You
Rae

The players:
Quinn Powers - guitar
Grayson Grant - bass
Robert Barnett - drum and cowbell
Robby Grant - guitar, keyboards, and vocals
Five Grant - handclaps and pokemon handbook


Monday, January 29, 2007

Good Ole Upstairs Lyrics

Good Ole Upstairs
Vending Machine
From: King Cobras Do
www.vendingmachineband.com


i hear her call
my upstairs
the first thing when the sun comes up

she won’t judge
my upstairs
if i get tired there’s a bed for rest

any time of day
she’s ready to play
never cries or whines
a giant of all times

and her floor’s
a little warped you have to
sit in just the right place

she’s always there
my upstairs
because she’s got no place to go

any time of day
she’s ready to play
never cries or whines
when she hears all the bad rhymes

My Upstairs is wearing a disguise
My Upstairs won't look me in the eye

i can leave a mess
my upstairs
and she will take care of the rest

in my sleep
she nudges me
to come up and play around some more

Saturday, January 20, 2007

CD Release Show - February 3rd

We are playing February 3rd at the Hi-Tone with Jack O. and the Tennessee Tearjerkers (or could be the Flipside Review).

Vending Machine will consist of:
Grayson Grant: bass
Quinn Powers: guitar
Robert Barnett: drums
John Argroves: drums
Me: guitar and singing

That's right you saw that correct - 2 drummers. Like 38 Special.

Poster by Brian Dixon:

I think we will have some of these for sale at the show.

We are playing on the WEVL

Check out Vending Machine on WEVL's "Memphis Beat" Tuesday, January 30th from 1pm-2pm.

Listen live on January 30th and anytime before or after - www.wevl.org.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

44 Times Lyrics

44 Times
Vending Machine
From: King Cobras Do
www.vendingmachineband.com


born in austrailia
i knew your feet would fail you
you tried to run on here
twisted in the year

but wrestling was something
that made you wanna come humming
and i knew that too
i taught it to you

from the second you said you'd got there
i knew i wasn't gonna be there XXXX
i left long ago
left it in the road

and i got 44 eyes
in a blink of shy
and i told you that you died
and i told you that you died

rareley made fun of
all the things you run from
it was still the same
you made it all real tame

Monday, January 15, 2007

Pulp Faction Review

From Pulp Faction:


I haven't listened to Vending Machine's previous albums in their entirety, but I know that "Chocolate Guitars" sounds like the best of Ween and therefore I am a fan. Plus, they always put on a live show that knocks my socks off. Love these guys, and love the new album King Cobras Do, too. Order it early or go to
a show and buy it like I did.
http://www.pulpfaction.org/2007/01/mixed-bag.html


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tell Me The Truth and I'll Stop Teasing You Lyrics

Tell Me The Truth and I'll Stop Teasing You
Vending MachineFrom: "King Cobras Do"

The animal noises that you can make
Never sound all that fake
It feels like there’s an elephant in the room

Cheeks turn red I walk in the door
You start laughing right before
you turn around and bang on drum

Fortunes come and go
Riding highs and lows
Just tell me the truth

You’ve got your kimono on
I caught a glimpse of your yawn
You never really stay up this late

Maybe since it’s New Years Eve
Or the wind is rattling the tree
That touches the window next to your bed

Fortunes come and go
Riding highs and lows
Just tell me the truth
I’ll stop teasing with you
It’s what you want me to do

A record with a storybook
the pages you tore out and took
And as it plays you’re acting it all out

Fortunes come and go
Riding highs and lows
Just tell me the truth
I’ll stop teasing with you
It’s what you want me to do

Podcast: 10 Degrees of Dungen with Steve Selvidge

Listen to Steve play some Vending Machine in this podcast:
Rachel and the City: Podcast #4: 10 Degrees of Dungen with Steve Selvidge

He talks about how we collaborated on Saturn National Anthem.

Some great song pics. The download is really big and slow but worth it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rae lyrics

Rae
Vending Machine
From: "King Cobras Do"

Rae, I want to be with you night and day
let's take a walk and you could lead the way
we could get lost and that'd be fine

Hey - i've got a question for you here
would you be my eyes and ears?
if i went blind
and couldn't hear the rhymes in this song

Hey - when you developed photos there
and we hung out and i sat in the chair
nervous and scared
around you

***********************************
When we grow young
we will be the sum
of our hearts
***********************************

Rae, if I started to drown
by the drain pulling me down
Would you rescue me
please, please, please

Remember - when our room was just a bed
before time ticked off in my head
not having anywhere to be

***********************************
When we grow young
we will be the sum
of our hearts
***********************************

Rae - i wanna take you out all night
and get in a small fight at 4am
and dance in the den till daylight

Hey - I want to be with you night and day
i want you to say that you'll be here
love me every year
and let things like all hopes and fears
remain crystal clear

***********************************
When we grow young
we will be the sum
of our hearts
***********************************

Desert Sun Played lyics

Desert Sun Played
Vending Machine
From: "King Cobras Do"

told me when you die
to make lights into little eyes
on the dunes

The children
In treetops
Watch as you go past them

Now you’re in
And you’ll never go
pictures on the doorway spelled it out real slow

a small cloud
looks down
mistook you for someone world renown
it was your hair

Elephants
With dresses on
They stomp right on through you lawn
And the prince is riding on top
He waves at the children up in the treetops

Desert sun
Makes you stay
It gets played out all the way

Fabric
Stretched along
Beaches that are filled with song
It goes on all night

The torture
forced you
To come get this thing out of your head

It’s been there way
Too long to explain
Always made excuses for the pain

Desert sun
Makes you stay
It gets played out all the way

Desert sun
Makes you stay
You now get the final say

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Runaway lyrics

Runaway
Vending Machine
From: "King Cobras Do"

I wish I could go back
I wish I could go back
but it's way to late
We had to run away

i'm not sure i heard it
clearly becuase of the rain

you begged to come home
you begged to come home
after a week had passed
we weren't going back

i'm not sure i heard it
clearly becuase of the rain

you carried it so far
your back may break
but here you are
you carried it so far
your back may break
but here you are

the sun still comes up
the sun still comes up
it shines on a different plane
we had to run away

i'm not sure i heard it
clearly becuase of the rain

Lyrics and Chords - Babies from King Cobras Do

Babies
Vending Machine
From: King Cobras Do
www.chocolateguitars.com


Intro:
C#->A->Bflat->B->C->C#->C#->A->Bflat
E|---x---x---x-----
B|---x---x---x-----
G|---x---x---x----
D|---6---6---6----
A|---4---0---x----
E|---x---x---6----


C# A Bflat
the king cobras do
B C C#
and the mouths do to
A Bflat B C C#
watching every move that you are making with their hearing


C# Aflat
when you're inside
B
banging the bars
F# A E Aflat
on the cage it can't be heard unless you're just a few away

C# A Bflat
the king cobras do
B C C#
and the mouths do to
A Bflat B C C#
watching every move that you are making with their hearing


C# Aflat
now your babies
B
getting older
F# A E Aflat
and you let them out the door and they fall right onto their face

Aflat A B F# E G


C# A Bflat
the king cobras do
B C C#
and the mouths do to
A Bflat B C C#
watching every move that you are making with their hearing

Solo
C# B E D C# B C


C# A Bflat
with their guns and knives
B C C#
they will hunt your eyes
A Bflat B C C#
you bleed different colors it collects inside the gutters


C# Aflat
now your babies
B
getting older
F# A E Aflat
and you let them out the door and they fall right to outer space

Aflat A B F# E G

Outro:
C#->A->Bflat->B->C->C# 4X

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Lyrics and Chords - Recording Your Thoughts from King Cobras Do

Recording Your Thoughts
Vending Machine
From: King Cobras Do
www.chocolateguitars.com

Intro: A F#m A F#m A F#m E


A F#m A

i sat behind you

F#m A

in the classroom

F#m E

the light from the sun was shining on your hair

I took a big chance now

During a fire drill

It gave me the chance

To tell you how i really felt


D Bm G F#m

I saw you laughing with your friends

D Bm G F#m

They said to never talk to me again

You tell me one thing

But are thinking another

I just wish you could

Be honest with me

So - I bought a new gadget

It records your thoughts

So I can just listen back

While slowing down when you think my name

I took all the tapes and

Make you say things like

“I really love you” and

“I like that show”

Invited some friends by

To listen when you cry

They really liked it

I felt so wrong

This is so wrong

Can’t stop myself

Now I know

Exactly where you will be

Sometimes you think things

I don’t want to hear

I tune them out

And hum you favorite song

I took all the tapes and

Make you say things like

“I’m really sorry” and

“Will you take me back?”

Invited some friends by

To listen when you cry

They really liked it

I felt so wrong




Friday, January 05, 2007

Web 2.0 Badge Photoshop Tutorial

I am not a great designer by any stretch of the imagination but this tutorial made it easy to create a cool looking badge using Photoshop for my site.

http://www.ajaxlessons.com/2006/02/16/web-20-badge-tutorial/

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Welcome fo the Vending Machine Blog

Hello! I created this blog to make it easier to do some frequent updates. I plan on keeping the current home page (www.chocolateguitars.com) as is for now and using this blog for other stuff. Stuff like - when we're playing, press about the new record, "King Cobras Do", and various other ramblings. Please comment, yell, spew, spit, cough anywhere on this blog.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Vending Machine Digital Downloads

Click on any of the album titles below to open and purchase in iTunes.


Vending Machine



2010



King Cobras Do


kickedandscratched
Kicked and Scratched (iTunes)
2005

Vending Machine 5 Piece Kit
5 Piece Kit (iTunes)
2002

Vending Machine: Chamber From Here to There CD cover
The Chamber From Here to There (iTunes)
2000


Mouserocket

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Get the the new record, "Let the People Sing" from Bandcamp!



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King Cobras Do
King Cobras Do (2007)
PRICE: $10.99 USA /$13.99 for international - prices includes shipping




Vending Machine: Chamber From Here to There CD cover
The Chamber From Here to There (2000)
PRICE: $10.00 USA / $13.00 for international - prices includes shipping





'Vending
Vending Machine / Brad Pounders split 7" (2001)
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kickedandscratched
Kicked and Scratched (2004) (out of stock) available on iTunes


Vending Machine 5 Piece Kit
5 Piece Kit (2002) (out of stock) available on iTunes



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