All you Lu-fans ought to know that Scott's latest project --
Diminishing West -- has just released their first full-length
track online! The demo song is called 'Nine Years Of Tunneling'
and is currently posted on their
Hope you enjoy it!
So... what were you doing on this day 10-years ago? A decade!?
I'll give you a moment to think about it> Sitting at
home washing your hair? Desperately searching for reruns of Punky
Brewster? How about crying to yourself because your folks wouldn't
let you go to a show in Seattle, WA? The rest of you, perhaps,
were with us --
Old Lincoln High School in Wallingford, USA -- for the original "Final Performance" of Poor Old Lu.
For those of you who have the CD of this show, "In Their Final Performance" -- and no you can't have a refund! -- it doesn't quite recreate the 'magic', if you will, of that evening. Poor
Old Lu played for over 2 hours, 20+ songs, and even included an
"acoustic set" mid-way through. We were also joined by several
"special guests" including
MG the Visionary!, and other
backup musicians. It was a great time with many friends.
us reminisce for a few moments....
"What's going on with the Lu guys now", you ask?
Many of you know,
of course, that
Aaron has been very busy recording and producing many great, great
projects. Personally, I think that Aaron is getting better with
each album that he works on. Good stuff!
Also, you ought to have heard of
Fair by now -
the new band featuring Aaron and Nick. If you haven't heard their
album yet, please stop what you're doing,
go and buy it, listen to it 5 times, and then come back to finish
reading this page. Oh yeah... it's really good!
been busy as well - including
that he plays with. Perhaps you've seen him at a show lately?
He's still living in upstate New York - far, far away from the rest of
us - but we still talk to him on a fairly regular basis. He's no
Lastly (but not leastly), what has Scott been doing? Well, it's
high time that we let you know that he has been working on a
new project. The band is called
Diminishing West and they are working some demo recordings that they
hope to release in December. You can find some updates from Eric,
their bass player,
here on their MySpace page. What does it sound like?
When are they going to play? We're not even going to go there.
In the meantime, here is a
sample clip of one of their songs, "These Emotions Will Move You,
Thanks for reading. We will talk to you soon.
A quick little note-type-thing to let you know that all of the
Poor Old Lu orders have shipped. If you don't receive your items
within a week's time (a bit longer for international orders), please let
us know. Again, our sincerest apologies for taking so long in
getting orders fulfilled. This is one of the reasons that we've
decided to close the Lu Store for now. Sigh...
On a totally different note, you may be interested in knowing what
Jesse has been up to! Is your curiosity piqued? Yes?
No? Either way... move that mouse this direction and click
this link to check out Jesse's new studio, The
Illuminata, located in Dansville, New York. Very cool
building, nice gear, and so on. If you're interested in booking
some time with Jesse and the gang, please email him - email@example.com.
Got it? Good.
Anyhoo, that's all we have for now. Blessings...
Friends and fans.... the store is now closed.
We would like to thank all of you for your orders, emails, notes,
words of thanks, and so on. This inventory blow out (everything
must go!) was most certainly an overwhelming success! In fact, we
are behind on getting orders packed and shipped. Please be patient
with us -- your Lu merchandise is coming! :)
Again, thank you for your orders and for your patience. We don't
have any plans to re-open the Poor Old Store in the future, but you
never know. We shall see...
POOR OLD LU MERCHANDISE SALE STARTING TODAY!
If you've been waiting for the right time to purchase some
uber-groovy Poor Old Lu swag, now is that time! We're looking to
liquidate the remainder of our inventory, including: t-shirts, posters,
glossies, and stickers. Everything is at least 50% off and all
prices now *include* shipping! Get two t-shirts for only $10, six
stickers for only $2, and on and on. Act fast, though, 'cause when
this stuff is gone we're closing down the store!
Click here to visit the Poor Old Store...
And thank you for your support.
A quick (and shameless) plug for Aaron's new CD, Lackluster.
Released on Tooth & Nail Records February 10th, this new CD is
actually a compilation of previously released material from Aaron's
first 3 albums -- with one new song, Pillbox. The rest of
the tracks aren't entirely old either as some have been remixed and a
few parts even re-recorded. Other songs on this album include: Really
Something, Solace, and What Sorry Could Be.
Never heard Aaron's solo stuff? Do it now. You'll dig
it! Been a fan for years? Grab a copy and give it to a
friend. Spread the joy.
Get more info here...
Buy yerself a copy right here...
Visit Aaron's schwanky e-card here...
Well, it has now been over 6-months since our last update. Many
apologies are in order, of course, but if truth be known there has been
little to report. There are no "secret albums" stewing
right now, no elaborate arena tours, nothing much of consequence.
Though that may (or may not) be heartbreaking to some of you, we've all
just been very busy with real life to do much else. What have
we been up to, you ask? Let's go thru each luser one at a
Aaron... has been busy recording, engineering, producing, and so
on. His most recent project have been the sophomore releases of
Kutless (BEC) and Demon Hunter (Solid State). Both albums will be
released in the coming months. Also, it appears that Aaron is
working on some new solo material and will release an album on Tooth
& Nail... when he gets some free time! Aaron and his wife,
Karina, celebrated their 10-year anniversary earlier this year!
Their son, Elliot, is now 9 years old.
Jesse... is now back in New York! He and his family moved
back in November and will pick up where they left off. We're sad
to have them so far away again, but that's how things go. Jesse
has also been drumming quite a bit. Most recently he laid down
drum tracks for the new Demon Hunter album "Summer of
Darkness". He has also been seen drumming for Serene and The
Lashes. You can catch Jesse (and the rest of the Demon Hunter
guys) in their great music video "Infected" via MTV2's website
or on www.demonhunter.net.
A new video is scheduled for early 2004. Jesse is also working on
a new album for The World Inside -- perhaps a mid 2004 release.
Lastly, Jesse is working for a non-profit record label called Six
World Records. Cool stuff. Jesse and his wife,
Amanda, have two daughters -- Mirabelle and Gretta.
Nick... has been busy with his day job in commercial real
estate. He also rocks the flock on bass for the worship
band at our church every Sunday morning! Nick has also been
playing bass in the studio for various projects *and* will likely be on
Aaron's next solo project. Lastly (and in family news), Nick and
his wife, Jen, will be celebrating their 9-year anniversary this coming
May! They have two children, Ethan (4) and Josiah (1 1/2).
Scott... is pretty much doing the same old stuff. During
the day, he works as a network administrator. The other portion of
his "work" is in leading the high school youth ministry
and college groups at his church, City
Calvary Chapel, where Aaron and Nick also attend. He can also
be found leading worship for both groups (and occasionally the Sunday
morning service). The rest of his time is spent at home with his
family and in keeping the house from falling down. Scott and his
wife, Sam, will celebrate their 9 year anniversary in June. They
also have three kids: Sebastian (6), Trinity (3), and Brighton (8 mos).
Now that that is all out of the way, we would like to wish you all a
very happy New Year! Blessings....
Our sincerest thanks for your prayers and thoughts, friends.
Little Brighton is home and doing very well. There are more tests
to be run, but as far as we can tell he is a perfect little boy --
somewhat cranky, but perfect. :) For that reason, and many
others, we praise the Lord our God...
In other (side) news, Aaron & Karina have just celebrated their 10
year anniversary... WOW! Nick and Jen celebrated their 8 year
anniversary in May, and Scott and Sam celebrate their 8 year anniversary
today! Congrats to all...
Thank you, friends, for your prayers and words of encouragement.
Our little boy, Brighton, is doing extremely well. We were able to
hold him for the first time on Friday evening. As of yesterday he
started taking breast milk. He has been active, alert, and
healthy. All we can say is... PRAISE JESUS! There is no
great explanation for all of this with medical science -- it is purely
the hand and grace of God. Brighton is still in the Infant ICU,
but we're hoping that he might be able to come home later this week.
A small picture
of our little miracle baby. Thank you again, friends.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart..."
Please pray for us, friends.
I (Scott) took my wife into the hospital on Sunday afternoon to check on
our soon-to-be-born baby who was significantly less active than he had
been. Although his pulse seemed fine, the doctors felt that he was
in distress and ordered an emergency c-section. A few minutes
later, our baby boy, Brighton Thomas Hunter, was born, though not
breathing. The doctors quickly resuscitated him. It looks as
if he had major blood loss inside the womb, thus lacking much needed
oxygen as well. If we had waited even just 2 or 3 more hours, he
certainly would not have survived.
Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet. He has at the
Children's Hospital Infant Intensive Care Unit (here in Seattle) where
he is in very stable condition, but we are unsure of any damage that may
have occurred. He is moving around, opening his eyes, and is
responding to our voices, but still has a ways to go. Our friends
and family have been very supportive in this extremely difficult time.
Please pray for Brighton's full recovery and for strength for my wife
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
There are a number of reasons, my friends, for this update: 1) We
would all like to thank you for your prayers for little Gretta
Sprinkle. She is back at home, safe and sound with her
parents. She is doing much better. 2) I was thoroughly
chastised via email by one fan for the lack of updates. Alas, my
apologies cannot suffice. 3) We are at war, my friends.
Whether you agree with this action or not, it is at hand. Please
keep this country and our soldiers in your prayers.
There is no major news on the Lu front. We're hoping to get a
couple of shows scheduled. More on that as we know more on that.
Talk to you soon(ish).
Please keep little Gretta Sprinkle, Jesse & Amanda's youngest
daughter, in your prayers as she is in the hospital right now fighting a
respitory infection and may also need heart surgery. Please pray
for her safe recovery and for peace for the rest of the family.
Poor Old Lu would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May
the Lord bless you and keep you as you draw nearer to Him.
Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Thank you to everyone who attended our CD Release Party, and to all of
those who attended in spirit. We had a great time -- truly!
Our set was 17 songs long, including 5 tracks off of the new album, "I
Am No Good" (from 'Sin'), and "A Forest" by the Cure, to name a few.
Josh Tillman opened, followed by Seven Head Division -- and they did a
great job. Hopefully we'll have some sound bites to post in the
near future, if the recording came out well. We'll let everyone
know, of course. We'd also like to thank the Paradox, Tooth &
Nail, and all of our friends for their help!
In site news, we've added the "Poor Old Lu - The Waiting Room" poster to
our online store page. It's very
cool... so grab one while you can! Also, we now have more sizes
available in our t-shirts, so see if we have the right fit for you!
That's it for now. Talk to you soon...
Friends, family and all.... join us this evening for a time of music and
The Poor Old Lu CD Release Party starts at
8PM. We're poised to do our very best... bringing out some of the
old material (songs, that is) as well as the new "Waiting Room" stuff.
This should be a show that any and every Lu fan could enjoy! We're
certainly looking forward to it. Also, joining us will be our good
friends, Seven Head Division. You'll love 'em.
Seattle, WA. 8PM. The Paradox.
One week until the CD Release Party. Be there :)
More info -->
Well, my friends, the day has arrived. September 24th, 2002
(today), is the release of Poor Old Lu's latest album, The Waiting Room.
It has been a long time in coming, but I think you'll find it well worth
the wait. This album was most certainly a labor of love as we
toiled for many months to get it finished -- in the studio, out of the
studio, and back in. The finished product is new, familiar,
strange, and completely Poor Old Lu. Also, the artwork is
beautiful thanks to our friends at Tooth & Nail. We are happy to
finally release "The Waiting Room".
Here are a few links to purchase the CD online.
We hope to eventually have our CDs available from *our* online section,
but it might be a few weeks. In the meantime RUN OUT AND GRAB THE
NEW ALBUM WHEREVER YOU CAN!!!
Finally, we have our CD Release Party
coming up.... Friday, October 4th, @ the Paradox in Seattle.
This show is really going to be a lot of fun, but the tickets sell fast
so go and purchase your ticket now! Our good friends, Seven Head
Division, will be joining us so get ready for a great evening of
This is a big day, so I'll leave you to mull over today's events.
We played Portico
(formerly TomFest) this past weekend and had a great time! There was a
good crowd and a good vibe... and everyone (except for a praying mantis
-- long story) had a great time. Next up on the Poor Old Shows roster,
of course, is our CD
Release Party. We'll be playing on Friday, October 4th, at The
Paradox -- the same location as our March 2001 show! Joining us will be
our friends from Seven Head Division -- a great group from upstate New
York -- and another artist/band to de decided (no solicitations,
please). Please click
here to get more information on the show *and* to purchase tickets
online... 'cause this baby is gonna be packed!
Oh, yeah... we also have an album coming out in less than 3 weeks!
That's right, folks -- less than 3 weeks! Can you believe it? Our
The Waiting Room, will be released (and should be in stores) on
Tuesday, September 24th, put out by Tooth & Nail Records. Those who've
heard it thus far have loved it, so hopefully that is indicative of how
well it will be received. We'll find out soon, I suppose.
Ummm...that's it for now, I guess. Talk to you soon.
O, happy day...
Jesse, his wife Amanda, and their daughters, Mirabelle and Gretta, have
moved back to Seattle! Since their marriage in 1996, they have lived in
upstate New York near Amanda's family. A few months back they made a
difficult (and exciting) decision to return to Jesse's home-of-many-years,
Seattle. We are very, very happy to have them back, and we look forward
to spending much more time with them. This will also make some "Lu"
decisions a bit easier since we'll have Jesse so close again. We'll see
how that affects things in the future...
On site news, we've made a quick update to
The Waiting Room
information page -- we now have the cover artwork posted! I'm sure you'll
want to look it over (though you'll need to see ALL of the cover art to
truly appreciate it :)
Finally, we've got the
Portico (formerly TomFest) show coming up in about two weeks. That
should be a great time. Also, we've tentatively scheduled our CD release
party for Friday, October 4th, at
the Paradox in
Seattle. We'll post more information when we have more information (and
when tickets go on sale). That is going to be a great, great time. Don't
Take care, all...
Long time no talk...
As always, many apologies for the lack o' updates. "What is up in
the Lu world", you might ask? A few things. First of all, we
played a total of (3) sets over the 4th of July week. They were
pretty bad. To top it off, our longest set (on Thursday, July 4th,
@ Cornerstone) was our worst one! I don't remember the last time
we played that poorly! It was embarassing. On a positive
note, it was also a lot of fun *and* a few people thought that it was
one of our best sets! Weird. It was amusing, I suppose.
In any case, for those of you who enjoyed the set... thanks. For
those of you who thought it was truly horrible... we sincerely apologize
(and please see us again, we'll do better). For those of you who
couldn't make it to Cornerstone and did not catch our set.... just move
We have a few changes/additions to the website to announce. First
of all, there is now some information
about our new album, The Waiting Room,
that will be released on September 24th. Check it out!
Second, I've updated the "Store: @shows"
and "Store:online" pages to reflect most
of our new merch. The pages are nearly identical now, but you can
get an idea of what we've got available. We don't have a good
purchasing system in place, but if you can pay via Paypal, then go ahead
and browse the merch, pick out some stuff, add it up (+ shipping), and
send payment to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Contact me if you have further questions. Lastly, I've finally
made *something* out of the "Audio:mp3s"
page! There is basically a sampling from each of our albums (and a
few extra), so please give it a look-see and download to your heart's
As far as upcoming shows are concerned, we will be playing at
Portico (formerly TomFest) next month, so
check it out. We will also post the information for our CD Release
Party when we have it -- sometime in late September.
In the meantime, we wait..... because Jesse is moving back to Seattle
(with family in tow) and our hearts are jumping for joy....... :)
Good stuff coming up...
Many of you are probably wondering what's goin on?! Where is the
new album? Are you playing at Cornerstone? What about the
Poor Old Lu T-Shirt contest? Well, my friends, the answers are
First of all, THANK YOU EVERYONE for all of your great t-shirt entries
for the contest! We were surprised to have received so many
entries... and so many great designs! Alas, we had to choose just
one design. The final winner is.... Trilisa!
Check out her winning design here.
Her design was drawn by hand, scanned in, and emailed to us and we
especially liked it for its simplicity. She will, of course, get
many great prizes from the Lu guys! Also, her t-shirt will join 3
other designs that will be offered at our upcoming shows. Great
job, Trilisa -- thanks!!!
What about the new album? Where is it? When will it be out?
Well... there is good news and bad news about the new album.
First, the bad news: the album is not yet done. The good news: it
will be done by the end of June! Tooth & Nail has been incredibly
(incredibly!) gracious to us as we have taken *way* too long in
finishing this album, but schedules (work and studio both) have made
recording this album extremely tedious. Alas, we are just about
finished. The current release date is September, I believe, and
we'll have a great record release party to go along with it, of course!
Look forward to that...
Finally, we have some upcoming shows -- mainly Cornerstone! We
will be playing two shows at Cornerstone this year (and one the day
check out our shows page to view all the
Speaking of Cornerstone, we will have a promo CD featuring Poor Old Lu &
Serene for sale at our booth! This limited edition 4-song CD
features two songs from the upcoming Poor Old Lu album, "The Waiting
Room", and two great tracks from our friends,
Serene. It will also
feature some really groovy full-color artwork! It'll cost about $5
and might only be available at Cornerstone, so get 'em while you can!
Lastly, it's just about time for another clip from the new album, ain't
it?! Here's a snippet from a new song called "Today".
Prepare yourself... it's mellow and (dare I say) pretty?!?! Enjoy.
Click here to download the "Today (Clip)" mp3 -- 1.20mb
That's all for now..... but we'll be keeping in touch!!!
Back into the studio...
Starting today, we're returning to the studio to finish what we
started.... our latest album, "The Waiting Room". Our deadline is
the end of the month, so we haven't much time to finish all of the work
that needs to be done. If you think about it, please pray for
us.... we have some long hours ahead of us. Hopefully we'll have
another new track posted on the website soon! Also, we're working
on having atleast a 2-song "promo" CD for sale at Cornerstone.
More info to come...
On another note, we're looking for some great designs for some new-Lu
t-shirts! We have several shows coming up this summer that
definitely call for new shirts, stickers, and whatever else. We're
calling on our faithful Lusers to design something great that we'll make
into a t-shirt!
Here's the deal:
- Design a Poor Old Lu t-shirt (digitally, please -- Photoshop,
Freehand, or whatever)
- Submit your design(s) to
- The band will choose our favorite
- That new shirt will be at our upcoming shows!
- The *winner* will receive some great stuff from us Lu guys.... a
signed copy of "The Waiting Room",
t-shirts, and more!
- Contest ends on June 1st.
Well, that's the full scoop on that. The winner will be notified
via email and will need to provide an .EPS file to us so the t-shirt
screens can be made. Any questions/comments should be sent to
This is a great day!!! For starters (and most importantly), this
is Easter Sunday! The day that we set aside to celebrate the risen
Jesus Christ. Hopefully we continue to celebrate this truth every
day of the year. The second reason is because we are ready to
divulge some details about the upcoming Poor Old Lu album. As many
of you know, we have been recording for some time, and things are coming
together quite nicely. We still have a bit of work yet to go, but
the album is sounding great! Now, to answer some questions...
What is the title of the album? We've chosen the name "The
Waiting Room". This could change, I suppose, but that's unlikely.
When will the album be out? We don't have a firm street
date yet, but it should be out by Cornerstone -- so early July at the
latest. How many songs will be on the album? We're
not sure of the exact number, but you should expect 11 or 12 new songs!
What does the new stuff sound like? Hmmm. We're
probably the worst people to ask, since we're so close to the whole
thing, but it probably sounds closest to the sound we had on "8th
Wonder" -- though totally new and totally Lu. Where are you
guys recording at? As we've mentioned in the past, this album
is being recorded and mixed at Compound Recording in Seattle -- the
studio that Aaron manages/engineers/produces at. Can we hear
something off of the new album? I'm glad that you asked!
We have a link to one of the new tracks, "Now". This clip is only
a rough mix, so it will likely change a bit before the album comes out,
but it shows how things are shaping up.
Click here to download the "Now (Rough Mix Clip)" mp3 -- 1.50mb
That's all for now. We've got a lot of work to do over the next
month as we finish things out. We might have another clip to post
during that time. We'll see....
Take care, all -- and God Bless!
Scott (and the Poor Old Lu guys)
Back into the studio...
Just thought I'd mention that we'll be back in the
this month to finish out the album -- or at least come very close.
We have about 13 days scheduled in the studio for overdubs, etc,
starting on March 11th and finishing out on March 30th -- with some days
off in there, of course. I'm hoping to have at least one clip to
post on the website by the end of the month.... if only to prove that a
new album IS coming.... and coming fairly soon! More info will
come as it is available...
A couple of other notes before I go. First, thanks to Alan for the
current front page picture. You can check out more great pictures
of Poor Old Lu (and other bands) at his site:
http://www.turnofftheradio.com -- try it! Also, the ever
Poor Old Lu Message Board has moved to a better and faster location.
Check it out here, log in, and share some great thoughts... or
memories... or ideas... or....
I guess I'm on about a two month cycle with updates these days, eh?
Pitiful. The truth is, there isn't a whole lot to report, but we
finally have the scheduling for the completion of our album. The
plan is to resume recording (overdubs, that is) on March 11th, keep
going 'til the end of March, and mix the album in April. This is
all subject to change, of course, but it looks like it'll actually
happen. I fear that if we take much longer we'll have a revolt...
I'll post some samples as I get 'em.
It has been nearly two months since the last update and, unfortunately,
I don't have much to report! The album is coming along, be it ever
so slowly, but it will get done. When we have the (updated)
release date, I will let everyone know... 'cause I'd like to know
myself! In the meantime, you can pickup a copy of
Tooth & Nail's "Happy Christmas Vol 3" album featuring Poor Old Lu,
Aaron Sprinkle and many others. All in all, a nice compilation.
Besides that there isn't much to say. If you have some free time,
then take a moment to stop by the
Old Lu Message Board (hosted at CCMChat).
While you wait, please enjoy the sappy
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us all.
Greetings, all. I trust that you are doing well. Just a few
quick things to mention today, so on with it...
1) A reminder: ...we have a show coming up this Friday,
October 5th, at the Liquid Lounge (at the EMP) in Seattle. As part of the
Northwest Passage 2001 music event,
Tooth & Nail is the featured
label with a few of their local bands. The lineup is: Coy,
Poor Old Lu and Ambitious Career
Woman. It starts at 9:00PM, it's in the Liquid Lounge and it's
absolutely FREE! Oh, and one other thing... it's 21 and over
*only*. I know, I know... our hordes of underage fans will be very
upset, but we can do nothing about it. For the rest of you, come
hang out with us for an evening!
here for more info (scroll down to the October 5th headline).
2) Some good friends, Debbie and Trilisa, have posted some very
nice pictures of Poor Old Lu from recent shows. Since we're so
incredibly bad at taking/posting pictures, this may be the best way to
get 'em. Visit those sites (and let 'em know you like 'em):
Trilisa's. Thanks to both of you!
3) If you have some free time, stop by the
Old Lu Message Board (hosted at CCMChat). Always interesting.
Always fun.... (and some of us *band members* stop by now and then).
Meet some great fans that need more hobbies! :)
Tooth & Nail is releasing
their newest holiday collection, Happy Christmas Vol. 3, featuring
Poor Old Lu and Aaron Sprinkle (among many others), very
soon. We've posted a short clip of Poor Old Lu's track,
'What Child Is This?'. Download the .mp3
The album is coming along, of course, albeit
slowly. It seems that the release date is being pushed back, which
may *really* upset some of you. Why is that, you ask?
Well... it's for a few reasons. First of all, with Jesse in New
York the writing process is much more difficult. We're hoping to
have the drums laid down for all of the songs this week! After
that, Nick, Aaron and I can work fervently on our parts. Secondly,
we really want to give this album the time that it deserves. The
folks at Tooth & Nail are more interested in a *great* album than just
getting an album out quick. So are we. We believe strongly
that this album will not only be "up to Lu quality", but the best album
we've ever done. To that end, we want to devote more time to the
entire process. As clips become available, we will post them
here... I promise!
Take care, all.
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." -- Philippians
What can be said, my friends.... very little, yet so much. We, of
course, send our deepest prayers to those who have been so tragically
moved by the recent events in our country. We pray that Jesus
Christ would be lifted up and glorified through this all. He is
the Way, the Truth and the Life. Amen.
On a more positive note, we have a show coming up shortly in the Seattle
area. Have you heard of the EMP? Well... that's where we're
going to be playing on Friday, October 5th. As part of the
Northwest Passage 2001 music event,
Tooth & Nail is featured on
that evening with a few of their local bands... we would be included, of
course. The other bands are Coy and Ambitious Career
Woman. It starts at 9:00PM, it's in the Liquid Lounge and it's
absolutely FREE! Be there if you can, ok?
here for more info (scroll down to the October 5th headline).
We'll have more updates on the recording soon...
Take care, all -- and keep in prayer.
Errr............ I've done it again.
Two months since the last update... sorry 'bout that, folks. So,
"what's going on" you ask? A bit, actually. We
just got back from the Purple
Door Fest in Pennsylvania. Very cool. Though I mocked
their "mountain", as they say, it was really a great
time. Cool place. Good weather. Great people.
Fun show. Etc, etc, etc.. I also wanted to thank the staff
at the Purple Door
Fest -- they were some of the most pleasant people we've ever dealt
with at a music festival! Thanks, all. Also, thanks to all
the fans who supported us there (and put up with our lame jokes and
such) -- the show was really great!
What now? Writing and recording. We have begun writing songs
for the new album (due out later this year) and Jesse
is flying into town tomorrow to lay down a few drum tracks and help
complete some songs. It should be great! I think we're all
more and more excited about this new album.... that is, giving it MORE
time, MORE energy, and MORE creativity! We all really want this
album to be the best that we've ever done! As long as we give it
up to the Lord, that is very possible. If you have the chance,
toss us a quick prayer... we can always use it! :)
Other news... Aaron
just finished his latest album. It'll be released on Silent Planet
Records sometime soon... I guess. I've only heard a bit, but it
sounds great. Also, I've received some great pictures from the
Cornerstone shows, but it always takes me a LONG time to get them
posted. I'm working on a "photo album" system (using
Flash) that would *potentially* help me get the pictures posted even
faster! Let's hope....
Lastly, you'll notice that we have NO shows
posted on our website. That's because we have NO shows
scheduled. I realize that everyone would like us to be playing shows
in their living rooms RIGHT NOW, but we just can't do it! :)
Seriously, though, we are using all our spare time to write and
record. After the album is completed we will talk about new shows,
but we cannot schedule any until then!
Well, time to head out. Things to do and so on and so on....
My... it HAS been awhile, hasn't it?!
I would like to apologize as always (I do that a lot, don't I?) for not
updating as regularly as I should. What's my excuse, you
ask? No excuse. Just busy (and lazy). After the shows
we took some time off to just relax and gather ourselves once
again. Lately we've been practicing for the upcoming Cornerstone
shows.... next week! We have (2) sets out there. The
first set is on Tooth&Nail Day (Tuesday, July 3rd @ 9:15PM), and the
second set is during the day at the Indoor Stage (Thursday, July 5th @
2PM). Strangely enough, the second set is the exact place (and
almost exact time) as the very first Cornerstone show that we ever
had... way back in 1994!!! Oh, the memories.
What else are we up to? Well.... Aaron
is finishing up his next album. Jesse
just released a double-disc (kinda... it's The World Inside and
Seven Head Division... two albums on one disc!). Nick has been
playing with Aaron during his live shows, and I've been doing the usual
-- family, youth group and work. Oh, we've been writing songs
too! Yes, yes -- we've been writing songs. It's a strange
thing, actually, because none of us have written songs like this in a
long time. It's going to take some time for us to figure it all
out. To be honest, this album is going to come together much
differently than our previous projects... partially because it has been
so long, but also because we're so far apart. I trust that it will
come out great, just different than before. That's ok.
In the meantime... we're getting ready for Cornerstone,
TomFest and the PurpleDoorFest
(later on in August). See you at the shows!!!
Thank you, all. The shows were great!
Need a recap? Last Saturday, March 31st, PoorOldLu got together
for (2) shows, and again for (1) show down in Olympia on Sunday, April
1st. Saturday's 2PM show was, of course, a bit
nerve-wracking after "4 1/2 Years" (inside joke), but it was
really great fun. It didn't take us long to get the old energy
back. About 350 people crammed in to the
Paradox to hear Yellow
Second open up with a great set, then kindly waded through our own
15-song set, complete with two songs we've never played -- our own
"Weeds That Grow Around My Feet", and Adam Again's "No
Regrets". Good Fun. Saturday's 9PM show was also very
cool. We were, of course, extremely tired, but I think it still
had great energy. A few more than 350 people (again) crammed in to
Dando's set, which was great, and then our own 16-song set (we
played Army Guy!), which was almost exactly the same as the 2PM show....
sorry, we've only rehearsed a limited amount of songs at this
point. :) The last show of the weekend took place in
Olympia, at Calvary Chapel. Less people, but for a Sunday evening
it was very good. We probably played better at that show
(technically), though it didn't have the vibe of the
Paradox shows. That's OK. Probably the best thing about
this weekend was getting to see so many people -- and to hang-out and
talk. We signed some stuff, took pictures, etc.. Really a
great time! Thanks again, everyone, for making this last weekend
So what next? Now we can all focus on writing songs for the
upcoming album. Our focus previously had been on these (3) shows,
but we don't have another show until Cornerstone
in July. We can now turn our attention to the new album that will
be coming out on Tooth&Nail
sometime this Fall. Why so long? 'Cause we want to make it
What else? We have some product left over from the shows, so we
may try to get that stuff on-line. Also, we'll get all of the
information posted for the Cornerstone
the TomFest show,
and the Purple Door
Fest show. We aren't scheduling any other shows at this
point. I'm also trying to get more pictures and such on the site,
but updates are a bit tedious since I've had to move PoorOldLu.com --
See you soon.
The day looms....ever closer....ever nearer..............soon.....
Tomorrow is the day, my friends. After 4
1/2 years, PoorOldLu is doing another show.... or three. We've
spent fairly considerable time planning this show, doing what we can to
make sure that everyone who *really* wants to be there CAN be
there. We think the venue,
though small, will contribute to a great atmosphere for this much
awaited event. We've also put time and energy into making the sure
that the product (shirts, etc.) are up to
Lu quality! Lastly, we've been practicing our tails off to be
prepared to play these shows! Though we certainly haven't
practiced as much as many bands do, for the usual PoorOldLu routine
we've practiced quite a bit! Needless to say, we want to sound
good, have fun, and make these shows memorable......... I think they
will be. Go here for all the show info,
and go here for the info on the product.
We'll see you there!
Some of you may have noticed some downtime for the PoorOldLu site
here. I apologize for that, but there was little that could be
done. The line provider for my DSL service, Northpoint,
filed for bankruptcy, and, of course, my DSL went off-line. I
pushed the pages to another line *pretty* quickly, but there may be some
residue issues. Also, the e-mail has been temperamental, so if you
have troubles e-mailing us temporarily, that's why. I hope to have
all the issues worked out soon..... but my home DSL service is another
issue entirely. Sniff.
Greetings, my friends....
Well... the day looms nearer and nearer. Is the excitement too
much for you? Can you hardly contain yourself? Hopefully no
one is THAT bad off, but it should be a great time.
The 2nd show on March 31st
is also selling very well! Both shows should be very packed and
very crazy, not to mention the Olympia show on April 1st (no, it's not a
joke)! Go here for all the show info!
As always, check out TicketWeb
for online sales for the 2PM Paradox show ( the 9PM show is sold out, of course).
As promised, we have posted pictures and info online for our merchandise
and such, that is, what we'll have at the upcoming shows. Check
out the STORE:@shows page for all that goodness. The pictures
are small and stuff, so go ahead and click 'em for a larger
version! Need a brief run-down? We'll have (3) different
shirts there, (2) of them being limited edition. We'll also have a
limited edition run of the official poster, each hand-signed by the band
and numbered individually! Crazy. Lastly, we'll have some
brand new stickers for your "sticking" enjoyment... errr.....
something like that.
We look forward to seeing you all........... very soon.
Nothing much to say at this point, just keep in mind that we've
added a 2nd show to our March 31st date!
That makes a 2PM 'Matinee' show & a 9PM 'Original' show.
Check out TicketWeb
for online sales for the 2PM (and the 9PM show is sold out, of course).
We've also added the info for (3) other shows: (1) for an April
1st show in Olympia, WA (yes, the day after our March 31st shows), and
(2) dates at this year's Cornerstone festival. We will be playing
during the Tooth&Nail Day *and* on the Indoor Stage. Should be
great! Check out all those dates on the shows
Lastly, we've gotten a lot of people asking about guaranteed tickets to
the March 31st shows. Unfortunately, we cannot help people out
much with this. The 9PM show, as many of you know, has sold very
well online. So much so, in fact, that the online sales had to be
cancelled so that some door sales would be possible. Because of
this we added the 2PM show that same day. The online sales for the
2PM show are still up and online (for now). Door sales will be
possible for that show as well. We, of course, want *everyone* to
get into both shows, but it just won't work. I would personally
like to apologize to all of you who have had a difficult time arranging
tickets, etc.. A bigger venue would've been a wise idea, we
realize, but we didn't expect such an overwhelming turnout!
Thank you, all, for understanding....
There is good news!
"What?" you ask? By popular request, we have added
a 2nd show to our March 31st date! That's right!!! We now
have a 2PM 'Matinee' show & a 9PM 'Original' show. Why is
this? Because the original show sold so fast, so quickly that we
were really leaving a lot of people out in the cold... literally.
With the matinee show, everyone *should* be able to get in
somewhere! As of right now, the 9PM show is no longer being sold
on the web, but some tickets can be purchased at the door! Also,
the 2PM 'matinee' show is available for online ticket sales...
check out TicketWeb
Here's the breakdown:
- Those who purchased tickets online for the 9PM, March 31st show will
get in for sure.
- A number of people who arrive at the door for the 9PM show will be let
in as well, many will not.
- Those who purchase tickets online for the 2PM 'matinee' show will get
in for sure.
- Assuming the 2PM show doesn't sell too quickly online (it may), most
people should be able to get in at the door.
Your best bet? If you don't already have a ticket, buy
online as soon as you can! :)
Lastly, we're trying to post the details on the merchandise that we'll
have available at the show, including prices, pictures, sizes,
etc.. We figured people might like to know what we'll have
If this show addition raises any issues, please let
us know. We are really doing our best to accommodate everyone,
understanding that WE'RE going to take the beating that day.... we
haven't played a show in about 5 years... now we have two shows on one
day! Ouch!!! :)
All you people out there are absolutely horrible! NO ONE bothered
to mention that the PoorOldLu site looks atrocious in Netscape!
YUCK!!! I loaded up Netscape today to test out another side
project, and decided to check out PoorOldLu.com -- and to my
surprise........... OUCH!! In any case, now I know and I'll try to
fix as much as I can. Unfortunately, I'm very happy with the
design and I don't want to mess with it too much.
Here's the basic low-down: use Internet Explorer whenever
possible... it is (in my opinion) a better browser AND this site is
designed for it (as are many). If you use Netscape, try to at
least use version 6.x or higher... it supports more advanced
technologies (and such) and looks mostly normal. If you're using
Netscape 4.x, well... you're on your own.... (it no good!)... and the
PoorOldLu site falls apart a bit. Time to move along...
My $.02. Thanks.
Ok, the *main* issue has been fixed, that is, that the nav bar (flash)
menu was getting cut off.... this is because Netscape doesn't support
the "top margin="0" command. Oh well. At this
point, the nav portion looks almost identical between IE and Netscape,
but if you're using an older version of Netscape (4.x), I implore you...
There is another issue with the nav bar menu: on Macs the top
(flash) nav says "loading..." until you refresh the page once
more. Not sure why this happens, and I've never seen it on any PC
running Internet Explorer, but nonetheless it exists. I'll do what
I can.... any ideas would be helpful!
For those of you who don't know yet, we had a fairly major earthquake in
the Northwest today... centered just about 40 - 50 miles south of
Seattle (or so)... and it registered around 6.8! The question on everyone's'
minds, of course... is Poor Old Lu ok?! (just kidding) But
we are fine. I (Scott) was with my family at the time, in the
Seattle Aquarium essentially underwater with just concrete, pilings and
lots of water and fish above us. A horrible place to be.
Jesse was recording a guitar track for his upcoming album over at
Aaron's house when it happened, so it was all captured on audio! Check
out that wacky earthquake madness (on MP3) right here!
(hint: turn it up loud!) Nick, I guess, was at work, but I
imagine he's just fine. Meanwhile, California has the rain and
Seattle has the sun and earthquakes. Crazy, man, crazy.
In other news, we've officially signed the contract with Tooth&Nail!
Yes, folks, it's officially official (officially). Though we
haven't been formally working on new stuff (we're preparing for upcoming
shows), a new album WILL BE RELEASED later this year. Not sure
when. Sorry. We can say, though, that it will be new
material played by all original members of Poor Old Lu. Yeah...
Also, we have some upcoming shows planned (aside from TheParadox,
which is no longer selling online tickets, as I understand, only walk-up
tickets for the night of the show) including two shows at Cornerstone
(Tooth & Nail Day + a normal C-stone show) and the TomFest (somewhat
pending). We will be supporting the new album with some shows
around the U.S., but ARE NOT SCHEDULING NEW SHOWS at this time. I
know that a lot of people would like us to play in their area, but we're
just not ready to schedule any shows or dates. When we are ready,
however, we will post it right here on the site!
Lastly, please continue to check out the PoorOldRadio
- it's always a fun thing. Liner notes are coming... slowly.
In the meantime, check out the cool notes we have for Mindsize and Eighth
Just a quick update...
We're just doing our thing... trying to get ready for the March 31st
show at TheParadox.
Be there. Also, I've been making some updates to our website here,
so dig it! First of all, you'll notice that there are now some
pictures on the images:band page -- kinda
cool. I'm working on getting more... it just takes time.
Speaking of... please send those pictures in if you have 'em (read
below)! Also, I've started adding liner notes to the lyrics...
slowly. Mindsize and Eighth
Wonder should have 'em all. Fun reading and such.
Lastly, PoorOldRadio is online and pushin'
out the wacky beats! Go check it out,
By the way... if you have any "technical" issues with
PoorOldLu.com, please e-mail me at email@example.com
and let me know -- I'll try to fix it (if I can).
That is all.
Happy Valentine's Day! Hope this "lovey-dovey" type day
is finding you all well...
So... "what's going on with Lu?" ... that seems to be the
great question these days. Well, it's basically as we wrote
earlier -- we're doing a new album, we'll be playing some shows, and the
site has been redesigned for your viewing pleasure! The plans for
the show at TheParadox
coming along well (note: ticket sales have been *extremely* good,
so keep that in mind), and we're still trying to schedule everything
else. We'll have the shows page
updated as soon as we have more info. Also, I've (Scott) been
writing liner notes for all of our albums
*and* all of our songs. They're not posted just yet, but I hope to
have at least some of them up there soon. What are they for?
Just notes on the backgrounds to the songs, recording details, stories,
whatever *and* insights into the lyrics! Cool reading type
Also, the images pages have been taking awhile... scanning is a
laborious thing. I *KNOW* that many of you have pictures out there
of the Lu guys (alone OR the entire band), so maybe you could send 'em
in!?! Here's what we'd like:
- .jpg (jpeg) files only, please.
- less than 75k per image for large, less than 10k per image for
- if possible, one larger version (640w x 480h pixels) and one
smaller version (80w x 60h pixels)
- please, no more than (5) pictures per e-mail... 'cause
things get crazy!
- mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm going to try to post every picture I get, but that's not
reasonable. Also, I'll do my best to give everyone credit
(somewhere) for their picture(s), so please make sure to let me know who
you are. This'll be a nice way to get cool pictures up on the site
for EVERYONE to see!
Thanks, all, we love you!
Well, folks, here's where it starts... the beginning of a new look and
feel for the PoorOldLu website! Crazy, eh?! The *original*
Lu website came online in 1997, about 7months after the Final
Performance show (go figure). There hasn't been a whole lotta need
to redesign the site until now, I suppose. For starters, the site
is in need of a serious makeover. Secondly, were looking at a new
album sometime this year! Yep, that's right... a NEW album.
What's that mean? New songs? Yep. Some
Yep. Does this mean that PoorOldLu is back together? Not
really. It's not our intention to keep things going
necessarily. We feel strongly about putting out a new album *and*
we know that it's only sensible to play some shows in support of the new
album. When? Where? We can't really say right
now. It looks like Cornerstone
is a for sure thing this summer, so you can almost bank on that.
We plan on having other shows afterward around the country, but we don't
know where, and we don't know when. As of this time, we have a
show booked at TheParadox in
Seattle for Saturday, March 31st. Go here
for more show info. E-mailing us to figure out further show info is pretty fruitless at this point... 'cause we just don't
know. Sorry. What about this new album? Well... we
*have* started practicing/writing, if that means anything to you.
We are just about to sign a contract with Tooth&Nail
records for one album (and potentially more, who knows). They
have been very supportive of what we'd like to do. They've given
us time to write, which is very nice. All in all, they've been
good to work with!
So what's next, right? It's hard to say. We're going to
continue writing new songs... but more slowly than usual.
Why? 'Cause we want this album to be good. Also, with Jesse
(and family) in New York still, it can be difficult. As far as new
shows go, just keep your eyes peeled. Also, keep checking the
shows page... we'll have updates there (as we figure it all out)!
Thanks for your patience, everyone. It seems that the Lord has
something going on with us (again)... and we're just trying to take
things in His time! In the meantime, put on 8th Wonder for another
spin... in anticipation.....