Jeff's online journal, ramblings, whatever.

Background and another RR pic

Just a quick note about the background: it was one of the logos for the band SaXon Geat, here’s some background info, taken directly from the now-defunct site:

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SaXon Geat had humble beginnings. It wasn’t until January of 1998, six months after the band formed, that they had their first hit, “The Pez Anthem.” For the next two years the band enjoyed moderate success both in and out of Hunter High School in West Valley City, Utah. Although they never released an official album, SaXon Geat was regarded as one of the most original bands to come out of the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The band played its own original music, most of which was written by Ben, Jeff, and Dave O. Songs such as “Samba Dee’s Cryin’,” “Mysterious Evil Chick,” and the infamous “Love at the Regional Dance” were some of the tunes the band was most well-known for. They placed third place at Hunter High School’s 1998 Battle of the Bands, and first place at Hunter High School’s 1998-1999 Open Mic night. Live recordings of their performances are incredibly rare. So rare, in fact, that the webmaster of this page only has a copy of their very first performance. If you happen to have in your posession a recording of the band, consider yourself extremely lucky!

Sadly, after the school year of 1999 ended, the band members started to go their seperate ways. Most of the band members went to college, and some served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While the band may be gone, the memory and songs will always live on.

The members of the band were:
Ben Parkes – Vocals
Chris Warren – Trombone
Dave Omer – Tenor Saxophone
Dave Virgin – Trumpet
Jeff Parkes – Keyboard
Randy Gunn – Bass
Rob Slater – Drums
Travis Cooper – Alto Saxophone
Dave Allgrunn – Guitar
Brett Bawden – Drums
Casey Wayman – Triangle(?)

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Mistress GadgetAlso, just for fun, here’s another one of my favorite Gadget pictures (click for larger version). Actually, the picture itself only bears a passing resemblance to the Disney mouse, but it’s still one of my favorites. The artist is “Herwig Bartalszky,” who could very possibly be Russian or at least Eastern European, but I don’t know for sure.

I don’t know whether it’s the hair, the eyes, or the really cool outfit, but it’s one of those evocative pics like I talked about earlier.


2 responses

  1. Pingback: 52 Weeks – Week 8 – Dun dun dun! « Music with an "E": Jeff Parkes's Music Site

  2. Marc

    The artist of the Gadget picture is from Germany (I used to hang out a lot with him in the 80s and 90s). Although he doesn’t play any instrument we tried to make music together and had lots of fun. I don’t know what he’s doing nowadays… but I’ll always love his artwork and drawings. He’s really gifted.

    June 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

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