Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Willowz The Grove Anaheim

This was a cool show they treat you really well at this venue. We recommend it to any band. They bend over backwards to make you happy so if you're driving through Anaheim stop and play a show at The Grove of Anaheim.
Love The Willowz

Monday, February 23, 2009

Well the weekend has come and gone. We had our friends Delta Spirit and Dawes in town.
We fought good hard and long over what our album cover will be. We tried to book our hotel rooms for sxsw and we ate beef jerky. We went to Cory Kennedy's party. Some old dudes thought that we looked like Jesus, Peter and Paul. We thought that was pretty funny. After announcing that we looked quite holy they wanted to dress us up in girls clothes. Jessica is starting to hang around with the metal kids in Brooklyn. Kaylie is putting together the making of video. PaPa played last night and we are going to do some shows with them on the East Coast coming up. For any Dios fans out there we are hoping that JP will be joining us on stage for our sxsw shows. It's always a good night when we have a member of Dios on stage with us. We like snow photos.
We love February lighting.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


While we are preparing for our new record to be released this summer we are taking a quick break to play some shows in the best city in the world which you all know is Austin Texas. We will be playing several shows, one being our official showcase at the Parish downstairs on Friday March 20th at midnight. We will also be playing on Thursday the 19th at Trailer Space Records at 6:30 pm, organized by our friends The Strange Boys. Make sure you look for their upcoming release on In The Red Records.
Anyway we will keep you informed of our other shows we may or may not be playing. If you catch one of our shows we will be playing our brand new 10 song album front to back. So if you come to one of our SXSW shows you will be the first and only to hear our new record and let me tell you it is really good.
We love you and you love us! See you in Texas- the home of real rock n roll and dang good bbq!
The Willowz

Friday, February 20, 2009

let the countdown begin

Saturday, February 14, 2009


happy valentines day from your favorite band the WILLOWZ.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

art art art art art

today was "constructive" to say the least. there was some heavy lifting and manual labor going down in the East Village of Manhattan today. we made a hot ass art rack that we are very very proud of but we didn't realize that we completely unorganized all of sweet sweet Heidi's paintings. tell us what you think of it.

Monday, February 09, 2009

I guess we could have worse problems in our band

Chris Brown and Rihanna are sluggin it out with each other, thats normal we all do that. but! mahfukuh got in a 3 hour slow speed car chase in the streets of LA in his Bentley.
sounds familiar

sleep is something we do not know

so.........it turns out that we have been going about this whole sleep thing completely wrong. We have all become full blown insomniacs, I looked up tips for better sleep and they are exactly what I don't do. Here's the problem, I like the way I live my life but it is also impossible to do anything normal during the day when you go to bed at 6:45 every morning and sleep til at least 3pm. Here are 10 easy sleep tips for the normal world that I will be trying starting tomorrow. wish me luck.

i literally don't do any of these things. i got some changes to make

* Go to bed and get up at about the same time every day, even on the weekends. Sticking to a schedule helps reinforce your body's sleep-wake cycle and can help you fall asleep better at night.
* Don't eat or drink large amounts before bedtime. Eat a light dinner about two hours before sleeping. If you're prone to heartburn, avoid spicy or fatty foods, which can make your heartburn flare and prevent a restful sleep. Also, limit how much you drink before bed. Too much liquid can cause you to wake up repeatedly during the night for trips to the bathroom.
* Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol in the evening. These are stimulants that can keep you awake. Smokers often experience withdrawal symptoms at night, and smoking in bed is dangerous. Avoid caffeine for eight hours before your planned bedtime. Your body doesn't store caffeine, but it takes many hours to eliminate the stimulant and its effects. And although often believed to be a sedative, alcohol actually disrupts sleep.
* Exercise regularly. Regular physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, can help you fall asleep faster and make your sleep more restful. Don't exercise within three hours of your bedtime, however. Exercising right before bed may make getting to sleep more difficult.
* Make your bedroom cool, dark, quiet and comfortable. Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Adjust the lighting, temperature, humidity and noise level to your preferences. Use blackout curtains, eye covers, earplugs, extra blankets, a fan, a humidifier or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.
* Sleep primarily at night. Daytime naps may steal hours from nighttime slumber. Limit daytime sleep to about a half-hour and make it during midafternoon. If you work nights, keep your window coverings closed so that sunlight, which adjusts the body's internal clock, doesn't interrupt your sleep. If you have a day job and sleep at night, but still have trouble waking up, leave the window coverings open and let the sunlight help wake you up.
* Choose a comfortable mattress and pillow. Features of a good bed are subjective and differ for each person. But make sure you have a bed that's comfortable. If you share your bed, make sure there's enough room for two. Children and pets are often disruptive, so you may need to set limits on how often they sleep in bed with you.
* Start a relaxing bedtime routine. Do the same things each night to tell your body it's time to wind down. This may include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or listening to soothing music. Relaxing activities done with lowered lights can help ease the transition between wakefulness and sleepiness.
* Go to bed when you're tired and turn out the lights. If you don't fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and do something else. Go back to bed when you're tired. Don't agonize over falling asleep. The stress will only prevent sleep.
* Use sleeping pills only as a last resort. Check with your doctor before taking any sleep medications. He or she can make sure the pills won't interact with your other medications or with an existing medical condition. Your doctor can also help you determine the best dosage. If you do take a sleep medication, reduce the dosage gradually when you want to quit, and never mix alcohol and sleeping pills. If you feel sleepy or dizzy during the day, talk to your doctor about changing the dosage or discontinuing the pills.

does Scientology work?

Heidi got gangrene in her arm, it started falling off 3 days ago but then she found a book about dianetics and focused all her mind power to healing power and now her arm is back. maybe it was the antibiotics, maybe it was luck, maybe it was the ghost of L. Ron Hubbard. But the important thing is that her arm grew back! I think we should look deeper into this Scientology thing and find the truth.

here's a list of famous Scientologists this many famous people can't be wrong.
* L. Ron Hubbard - best-selling science fiction author; founder of Scientology
* John Travolta - actor
* Chick Corea - influential American jazz pianist and composer
* Brandy (Norwood) - R&B singer, actress
* Tom Cruise - actor, movie star
* Nancy Cartwright - voiceover artist best known as voice of "Bart Simpson" on The Simpsons
* Jason Beghe - actor
* Xavier Deluc - actor
* Jason Dohring - actor
* Michael Fairman - actor
* Geoffrey Lewis - actor
* Christopher Masterson - actor
* Danny Masterson - actor
* Haywood Nelson - actor
* Eduardo Palomo - actor
* Jeff Pomerantz - actor
* Patrick Renna - actor
* Giovanni Ribisi - (a.k.a. Vonni Ribisi) actor
* Michael D. Roberts - actor
* Bodhi Elfman - actor
* Jason Lee - actor and professional skateboarder
* Kirstie Alley - actress
* Mimi Rogers - actress (2nd generation)
* Anne Archer - actress
* Jennifer Aspen - actress
* Catherine Bell - actress
* Erika Christensen - actress
* Jenna Elfman - actress
* Katie Holmes - actress
* Kimberley Kates - actress
* Juliette Lewis - actress
* Priscilla Presley - actress
* Leah Remini - actress
* Marissa Ribisi - actress
* Michelle Stafford - actress
* Karen Black - actress
* Kelly Preston - actress
* Kate Ceberano - actress and musician
* Judy Norton-Taylor - actress and musician
* Lisa Marie Presley - singer; daughter of Elvis Presley
* Billy Sheehan - rock and fusion bass player
* David Campbell - musician
* Dave Davies - musician
* Isaac Hayes - musician
* Nicky Hopkins - musician
* Mark Isham - musician
* David Pomeranz - musician
* Rob Thomas - musician
* Patrick Warren - musician
* Edgar Winter - musician
* Beck - singer (a.k.a. Beck Hansen)
* Carina Ricco - singer, actress, composer
* Gloria Rusch-Novello - singer, writer, composer
* Karen Nelson Bell - producer, director and musician
* Robert Zoller - author
* Floyd Mutrux - screenwriter, director, producer
* Terry Jastrow - TV producer and director
* Peter Medak - film director
* Carl W. Rohrig - (a.k.a. Pablo Roehrig) painter
* Franca Cerveni - radio and television announcer
* James T. Sorensen - photographer
* Keith Code - motorcycle racing instructor
* Megan Shields - physician and author of health books, incl. Arthritis: The Doctor's Cure, etc.
* Chaka Khan - singer
* Sonny Bono - singer ("Sonny and Cher"), U.S. Representative
* Mary Bono - widow of Sonny Bono; U.S. Representative
* Heber Jentzsch - President of the Church of Scientology
* Ernest Lehman - screenwriter of The Sound of Music
* Greta Van Susteren - host of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren new show on FOX TV
* Werner Erhard - former Scientologist who founded est
* David Miscavige - important Church of Scientology religious leader; chairman of the board for Religious Technology Center
* Jim Johnson - owner and founder of Mr. Jim's Pizza chain
* Lee Purcell - actress, Big Wednesday, etc.
* Michael Wiserman - Predator 2, etc.
* Gary Imhoff - actor; Thumbelina, etc.
* Manu Tupou - actor and acting teacher; Hawaii
* Dror Soref - director; The Seventh Coin, etc.
* Amanda Ambrose - singer, vocal teacher
* Milton Ketselas - one of Hollywood's most successful acting teachers, who heads the Beverly Hills Playhouse
* Jim Rogers - celebrity producer, manager (ex-husband of Mimi Rogers)
* Linda Blair - actress best known for The Exorcist
* Arnaud Boetsch - tennis player
* Darius Brubeck - musician, member of "Brubeck Band"
* Sharon Case - actress
* Glenn Zottola - trumpeter
* Andrew Loog Oldham - writer
* Dick Zimmerman - celebrity photographer
* Jeffrey Tambor - actor
* Eddie Deezen - actor
* Corin Nemec - actor
* Anita Mally - actress, screenwriter
* Julia Migenes - opera singer
* Lightfield Lewis - actor, director
* Charles Lakes - Olympic gymnast
* Laura Prepon - actress
* Helga Wagner - jewelry designer; dated Prince Charles and Sen. Ted Kennedy
* Deborah Rennard - actress
* Sofia Milos - actress
* Placido Domingo, Jr. - singer
* Robert F. Lyons - actor and drama teacher
* Carolyn Judd - ad writer and producer
* Paul Haggis - screenwriter, story editor, TV producer
* Josele Garza - racing car driver from Mexico
* Lenny Macaluso - musician, songwriter, producer
* Phillipe de Henning - racing driver, fashion designer
* Milton Katselas - acting teacher, director
* Maxine Nightingale - singer
* Mario Feninger - composer and concert pianist
* Jeffrey Scott - script writer, grandson of Moe Howard
* Pamela Roberts - actress, clothes designer
* Elena Roggero - Italian singer, songwriter
* Karen Nelson-Bell - producer
* Lamia Khashoggi - wife of wealthy and famous Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi
* Noelle North - dancer, voice-over actress
* Misha Segal - composer
* Andrik Schapers - singer from Netherlands
* Cass Warner - writer
* Jason Lee - actor ("Chasing Amy")
* Michelle Stafford - actress ("The Young and the Restless")
* Denice Duff - actress ("The Young and the Restless")
* Lynsey Bartilson - actress ("Grounded for Life")
* Tom Fair - (a.k.a. Tom Feher) lyrcist for the 60s rock group the Left Banke
* Moon Martin - rock star; "Bad Case of Lovin' You"
* Clive Clerk - actor, singer
* Jim McMullin - actor
* Michael Wiseman - child actor ("Predator 2")
* Ludwig Fisher - actor and artist
* Ryan Paris - singer, musician
* Michael Schnitzler - violinist
* Peter Winsnes - actor
* Eric Sherman - director
* Peter Schless - composer, synthetisist and producer
* Diana Venegas - beauty queen; Miss Venezuela; lace-gowns boutique in Beverly Hills
* Jackson Sousa - Hollywood celebrity trainer
* Michael Sellers - concert pianist
* Susie Coelho - actress
* Hans Gunter Arenz - race car driver
* Fermin Sanchez - race car driver
* Kit Carson - motorcycle racer
* Al DiMeola - jazz musician
* Janet Greeson - owner of Diet Centers
* Willie B. Wilson - oil billionaire
* Tony Morales - drummer with the Rippingtons
* Hossam Ramzy - North African percussion ensemble leader, played with Peter Gabriel
* Amanda Rice - (formerly "Raven") stripper; previously Kiefer Sutherland's girlfriend

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ted (Loren) Ted cut off all his hair

So........around 6:43am last night i was woken up by someone falling over their bed next to me. it's Ted. but something is different about Ted, what could it be?......he turns the lights on and BAM! his hair is braided. it's still braided and it gave me nightmares. not kidding. I had a dream that I was in a town in Vietnam and there were loads of kids hunting me. i was goin vigilante on their asses though. breakin arms and bustin caps. then I got on a darjeeling limited type train that broke down and all the child murdering fun started again. compound fractures all over the damn place. I'm sorry to anyone who read this hoping it was Willowz related and not just my weird post wake up rambling but I think it's important for anyone to know that if you braid your hair it will give your friends nightmares.
enjoy xoxo

Saturday, February 07, 2009


We just finished recording our 4th studio album with Stuart Sikes. It is in the can now and we are waiting to do what ever it is we are supposed to do while we are waiting for our record to come out.
Richie has recorded a solo album which is coming out April 7th, which he is self-releasing and selling through his website and itunes.
Jessica is trying to finish her album but Richie keeps trying to convince her to add more instruments to her album. Jessica will also be self releasing her record. We don't have a date for Jessica. It will be finished when she says it's finished.
Richie and Loren, (Ted) just finished the Barracks album with their friend Eve.
It is really good. We will give you more info as we are made aware.
Will is busy working on his homework. He is trying to solve the credit crisis in America and in the Willowz.
Anyway our new record is our favorite record to date. We are very happy with it.
We will keep you posted.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

heavy metal rulez

i can't stop listening to MEtal

the roster is almost full

we are trying to get a tour booked for this spring/summer. playing the game and trying to get the album mastered.

this song should help a bit.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Back to Practice

we are back in upstate new york today for our first practice since recording the album in Dallas. we're also gonna take some pictures in the snow it would be cold for most but Ted is cloaked in red velvet so he will be fine. this song is a good one.

Monday, February 02, 2009

back from Dalla$

we are all finally back from Dallas after 2 weeks of blazing hot tracks. everything sounds amazing and we can't thank Stuart Sikes enough. but now we have to start getting ready for SXSW and preparing our body, minds, and souls for the 4 day hell ride that awaits us in Austin.

maybe listening to this will help