October 17, 2006

Chuck Norris

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.


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October 10, 2006

Loss Rayne To Release Debut with Week Long Party


AUSTIN, TX - Austin-based rock-infused blues band Loss Rayne and Austin’s A-Valve Studios are gearing up for a big week to release the band’s debut album Fragile Mind on Enemy House Records.

The band will bring their music to KLBJ on Tuesday (10/10), Fox 7 News in the Morning on Friday (10/13), and Alligator Grill on Saturday (10/14).

Loss Rayne features the twin powers of Kasi Painter on the sultry powerful vocals and the humble yet brilliant Keenan LeVick on guitar. Patrick Durrett and John LeBas keep the rhythm down playing bass and drums, respectively.

First, the Loss Rayne foursome will be a featured guest on Loris Lowe’s Local Licks Live on KLBJ (93.7FM). Previous to this, they were featured on October 2, 2006 on KVRX (91.7FM).

For those who like breakfast rock, Loss Rayne will be playing the Fox 7 News morning show on October 13. Virtual coffee and donuts are on us.

Finally, the band will be having their Fragile Mind CD release party at The Alligator Grill (3003 South Lamar, Austin, TX) with support of Brandon McHose (8:00p.m.) and Ryan Davis (9:00p.m.). Loss Rayne will hit the stage at 10:00p.m.

As an added bonus, the legendary Malford Milligan and his band will close out the night, playing at 11:45p.m. until evening’s end.

A-Valve Studios, the studio where the band recorded Fragile Mind with Paul Zanetti, will co-host of the CD release show. The album was produced by Rob Hinton of 2222 Productions.

Details at a Glance:
October 10: 10:00p.m. KLBJ (93.7FM)Local Licks with Loris Lowe (Radio)
October 13: 7:30a.m. FOX 7 News in the morning (TV)
October 14: 8:00p.m. - ?? CD Release Show at Alligator Grill ($10)

Loss Rayne

http://www.lossrayne.com • http://www.myspace.com/lossrayne

October 9, 2006

KISS Fall Fest review

I was one of the honored guests (photographer) to attend 99.5 KISS FM's Fall Fest in Selma, Texas on Saturday.

10 bands in one day... the photo passes weren't granted until the last five bands... so I wasn't able to shoot HURT which was the band I was really interested in shooting (I interviewed the guitarist for current issue of The Edge Magazine - www.theedgemagazine.com).

My mini-review (My opinion...you may differ..)

12:30 – 1:00 Eighteen Visions - Not bad... but forgetable. i couldn't really tell you anything about them...

1:05 – 1:35 Hurt - opened main-stage... was great hard rock music with that Tool "dude's got issues" feel... lead singer jumped off stage and climbed over the barriers almost to the lawn during "Rapture."

1:35 – 2:05 Black Stone Cherry - The Allman Brothers Band meets Jackyl and they have a musical kid.. not in a great way.

2:10 – 2:50 Earshot - They assumed up until their final moments that everyone knew who they were.... They assumed wrong... but they weren't a bad band. Entertaining..

2:50 – 3:20 Lostprophets - Missed them.. I was getting my photo pass situation set up

3:20 - 4:05 Avenged Sevenfold - Prima Donna bitches (read my MySpace Blog for the whole story - www.myspace.com/seanclaes)

4:35 - 5:25 Breaking Benjamin - If John Mayer had a metal band... I got one of their picks... but it didn't say the band name...

6:00 – 6:55 Stone Sour - Good stuff... entertaining. Lead singer is from Slipknot...drummer from Soulfly...

7:35 – 8:55 Staind - Good band... Did a Pantera cover... I got really thirsty at this point and ended up hanging out with a few folks I know and slamming 5 sodas in an hour... for the record... 2 Sunkists, 1 Root Beer, 1 Big Red and 1 Dr. Pepper will REALLY get your heard going.

9:30 – 10:45 Alice In Chains - Disappointed a little bit. I mean in their corner.. they did wait almost 10 years before performing as Alice In Chains... Comes With The Fall's William DuVall did a good job.. but it really seemed like an Alice In Chains cover band..but with all surviving members.... I only stuck around for the first 5 songs.

October 6, 2006

Five Years of Mr. and Mrs. Claes

Five Years of Mr. and Mrs. Claes • 10/06/06.


On October 6, 2001 my wife and I walked down the aisle.... actually... she walked down the aile.. I just walked back with her. Anyway...Here's a little trip down memory lane...

Five years ago Jodie Lee Boysen and Sean William Claes were joined at the last-name. We'd been joined at the hip ever since we started dating in December of 1998. I've never met another person who can finish my thought, share my dreams, comfort me, and keep me going like Jodie. I've been a blessed man for the last five years and I hope to be blesssed for another 75.

We were married at the First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, Texas

We honeymooned in Gruene, Texas where we danced to The Derailers and left during their song "There Goes The Bride."

We've been through many changes in the last five years, but one thing that has never changed is the love I feel for my wife. I love you darlin'.

Let's do lunch.

p.s.: to anyone who's reading this: I hope you like our custom-made monogram. It really helps to have an amazing and award winning graphic designer as an even more amazing friend. He designed this for our wedding program. Click the monogram to go to Rolando Murillo's Website... he's also the one who designed the seanclaes.com logo (the camera inkwell).

October 3, 2006




Help keep the Live Music Capital of the World healthy! Join Austin businesses as they give back to musicians by supporting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, for the first annual HAAM Benefit Day.

Mayor Will Wynn declared Oct. 3, 2006 "HAAM Day" and asks businesses across the city to donate at least 5% of the day's proceeds to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. "HAAM has proven its success in its first year of services with more than 450 member musicians now receiving medical, dental and mental health care services," says Mayor Wynn. "We applaud our musicians for all they bring to our economy and in return we need to show our support to the Health Alliance so it can continue to keep them healthy and able to do what they love."

Some of the participating businesses:
Time Warner Cable Austin .. Sony Online Entertainment .. Gibson Musical Instruments.. White Lodging .. HEB .. GSD&M .. Lucas Arts .. Charity Partners of Austin .. KGSR .. Austin Chronicle .. Anthony Nak .. Hyatt Lost Pines Resort .. Texas Monthly .. Waterloo Records .. Continental Club .. Antone..s .. El Arroyo .. Güero..s Taco Bar .. ME Television ..Threadgill..s World Headquarters .. Amy..s Ice Cream .. BookPeople .. Ruby..s BBQ .. Waterloo Icehouse .. The Parish .. Jazz Kitchen .. Sweetish Hill Bakery .. The Iguana Grill .. Jo's .. Hotel San José .. Austin American-Statesman .. Thundercloud Subs .. Antone..s Records .. Mariposas Spanish School .. Delaware North Companies .. Beerland .. Music Lab .. Flamingo Cantina .. Shady Grove .. Sweet Charity .. P.S. by Sweet Charity .. Maria's Taco Xpress .. Sparks Gifts and Cards .. 34th Street Cafe .. Blue Star Cafeteria .. Santa Rita Cantina .. Music Produced by High Beam Events

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
P.O. Box 301496
Austin, TX 78703