WANTED- LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS:
Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
A recording from Philadelphia April 9, 1992 has surfaced:
Sadly, it's incomplete, but download it and enjoy!
There's now an official Soundcloud page: this will be updated occasionally with out-takes, live tracks, rarities etc:
An update on Daniels progress from his sister:
I know you all have been awaiting new's on how "Daniel" is progressing. Up until today I have respected his wishes not to
print anything any where. Well today "Daniel" has said to tell you all he is getting better be it slowly . We are 12 months
in and all thing's considered they are pleased with "Daniel"s progress . I will post again soon, I am sure "Daniel" will come
up with one of his humorous one liner's on a good day he still makes us laugh. Love to all xXXX
Very sad news to report. The NME has to report "Television Personalities' Dan Treacy 'critically ill' and in hospital"
Read the full article here:
New 7" single; "Wonder What It Was?" with the flipside of "Radiohead Song" is available for preorder and should be released
in limited quality the beginning of October. Reserve you copy now!
Some news on a new 7" single and a free download.
New 7" single: 'Wonder What It Was?' b/w 'Radiohead Song'
A wholly independant release currenty being pressed in a very limited quantity. For more details and to reserve a copy, please
email us here at email@example.com .
In the spring of 2009, Television Personalities convened at XL Studios in London to record a cover version of the Titus Andronicus
song 'Arms Against Atrophy' for possible release on a split single with the band. The single never materialised, but you can
now download the track by following this link:
In TVP news.. well, there are lots of shows and touring. It's hard to keep up, so be sure to check out the myspace page and
the A Day In Heaven website besides right here for all the news!
We all hope that everone has a copy of "A Memory Is Better Than Nothing" by now!
NEWSFLASH The Beautuful
Music folks out of Canada have just finished up with Voume # 3 of their Tribute to the TVPs. Great bands. This edition
is called All Those Times We Spent Together. 23 killer tracks order yours now and they will include a bonus disc that
contains more wonderful cover's and tributes to the TVPs.!!!
Go here for more info: The Beautiful Music
New TVPs album "A Memory Is Better Than Nothing"
is now out on ROCKET GIRL RECORDS
good! The best! You NEED this album. Dan Treacy and friends attaining new heights of genius. 13 tracks!
But it here now:
Diabolical Liberties by Jowe Head and the Demi Monde
DIABOLICAL LIBERTIES is the new album by Jowe Head and his current band 'The Demi-Monde'. It has 13 tracks of typically twisted
Jowe Head pop and comes in a colourful digipack sleeve with fantastic artwork by Jowe himself. The sound is psychedelic, using
electronic and acoustic instruments, with a European folk influence plus Indian and Moorish elements.
It will be available from May 13th at the bands gig at Cross Kings, Kings Cross, London. It willthen be available at the Topplers
website from Friday 14th May at a cost of £9.99 [including UK postage]. Jowe's MySpace page has a few tracks available to
Full tack details and info here - http://www.topplers .net/diabolical
The first 50 copies (BTW this is a limited edition of 100!) will have a piece of original signed artwork from Jowe. If you
are at the London gig on Thursday May 13th Jowe will be selling the first 30 copies with the artwork - if you are buying them
from the Topplers online shop then the first 20 will have the artwork! The online cost is £9.99 which includes UK postage.
more info at http://www.topplers .net
Allan @ Topplers.net
in May - 7" single - She's My Yoko b/w Girl From Nowhere
in June - CD Album - A Memory Is Better Than Nothing
On Rocket Girl!!!!
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
18th March 2010 - supporting MGMT at Heaven in London WC2
20th March 2010 - Penny Black Music night at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London SE24. Full details and advance tickets available
25th March 2010 - At the Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London EC1
3rd April 2010 - At The Cluny, Newcastle
+ some possible dates in France during May.
Word of a gig in Paris, and also word from Daniel of a new tvps album out in new year called "A MEMORY IS BETTER THAN NOTHING"
new single She's My Yoko/Girl From Nowhere out in about 3 or 4 weeks on Rocket Girl
Also a new song on their myspace page called "Girl From Nowhere".
Has Daniel had enough of the music business? Is it the end for the TVPs? Say it ain't so!
These are likely to be the band's last shows in London for the forseeable future, so do come along and support Dan & co. if
19th November 2009 at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London SE24
Full band featuring a new addition to the TVP's line up, drummer Arnau Obiols. 'Arny' also plays with a band called San Leon
who hail from Barcelona. Additional support from San Leon, MJ Hibbett (solo set), and a band from Norwich whose name escapes
me (apologies! Check the wegottickets link for further updates... http://www.wegottickets.com/event/63484 )
20th November 2009 at The Stag's Head, Orsman Road, London N1
Launch of the latest issue of The Eel fanzine, this one dedicated to diy pioneers The Desperate Bicycles. Viv Albertine formerly
of The Slits will also be playing on the night. Check the flier for full details...
Details of upcoming shows in Europe can be found at the TVP's Myspace page www.myspace.com/tvpersonalities
Going to Germany!
Check the TVPs Myspace page or Daniel's blog for up to date news flashes!
Gigs in London.
Check Daniel's blog for up to date news flashes!
Dockville hamburg.august 14-16
TVPs will be playing Satuday August 15th
TVPs live at the Rhythm Factory London Thursday 16th July
TVP's play Club AC30 @ The Queen Of Hoxton, June 30th 2009
CLUB AC30 ft. Television Personalities live, The Sleeping Years, Sam Kills Two + Djs CLUB AC30 is a London based record label
holding regular live showcases of hotly tipped up and coming live talent across the city at various venues.
8.30pm - 2am / free before 10pm, £5 after / £4 nus
NEW 7" SINGLE RELEASES
The U.S. single (My New Tattoo) is now available. If you would like to purchase a copy of both this and the recently released
Elefant single (People Think That We're Strange), please send £10 incl P&P if you are in the UK or £11 if you are outside
the UK, to paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org Let me know if you would like to settle by any other payment method. If
you only wish to purchase one or other of the records, please send £6 or £7 according to your location.
CREATION RECORDS / ALAN McGEE
Dan was recently interviewed by old friend and Creation Records supremo Alan McGee for an upcoming documentry being made about
the label. I understand Ed Ball was also interviewed for the film. Here's what Alan had to say in his online blog for the
TVP's recently spent a day in the studio at XL Recordings as part of a collaboration with New Jersey band Titus Andronicus
who are signed to the label. The result will be a split 45 with Titus Andronicus covering a TVP's song and vice versa. XL's
in-house recording engineer Rodadih McDonald wrote a nice summary of the day's events...
July 18th - Benicassim Festival, nr Valencia, Spain
Just a heads up that the new 7" is out!
"People Think That We Are Strange" B/W "A Glimpse Of My Genius" on Elefant Records.
I ordered mine through Darla Records out of California and it arrived today, 3 days later.
TVPs back from Paris! Now on to Spain!
Greetings!...And apologies also, for the long gap since the last update.
First of all, Dan and the band would like to extend belated thanks to all who organised and attended the recent show at La
Fleche D'or in Paris. The warmth and support from (and banter with!) the audience was overwhelming...Nous ne regrettons rien!
TVP's next live date will be at The Half Moon in Herne Hill, south London, on February 20th, in the company of up and coming
Swedish band Sad Day For Puppets, who shared a stage or three with TVP's in their home country last year and recently supported
the mighty MGMT in Stockholm.
Sad Day For Puppets will then go on to play two nights for Sonic Cathedral. Check the bands' Myspace page for further details..
www.myspace.com/saddayforpuppets ..And buy the album!..it's fab!!
2 new TVP's 7" singles...
'People Think That We're Strange' b/w 'A Glimpse Of My Genius'
- Due to be released on Elefant Records very soon.. Check the Elefant Records website to purchase, or send an email to this
address if you would like us to reserve a copy of the 7" (white?) vinyl for you. This single should be released in time to
coincide with upcoming live dates in Spain. Check www.myspace.com/tvpersonalities for further details.
'My New Tattoo' b/w 'Funny He Never Married'
- This very limited 7" vinyl, courtesy of our good friend Josh in California, should also see the light of day within the
next month or so (no pressure Josh! ;-)). The A side will have the mods jumping on their vespas and heading for the coast..Until
Texas Bob's psychedelic e-bow kicks in and causes a tailspin.. Meanwhile, Dan reckons the b-side sounds "a bit Galaxie 500"..Which
isn't a bad thing..is it?
Both these singles are being pressed in very limited quantities, so if you really want to be sure of getting your hands on
a copy, pre-order by sending an email to this address. Purchase price and details of how to pay will be advised by return.
Live CD's are still in the process of being compiled..a further update will be sent soon.
Thanks for the eartime!
Peace and Love,
Dan & the TVP's
Wow, it's been awhile since this was updated huh??@!
Well, Daniel and the TVPs continue to gig and all is well in TVP-land. They are off to France soon. Check the myspace page
for last munite details and changing.
And for the New Year we will have a new TVPs single. Limited edition (500 copies) from a US fan who will remain nameless (for
now..or until they ask for their name posted)! Detail are:
new Television Personalities material in mid-Feb. (hopefully!)
It will feature "My New Tattoo (edit)" b/w "Funny He Never Married"
Right now its being mastered
TVPS Cologne August 15, 2008 is available for download on DimeaDozen
Sad to report the demise of 2 fellow TVP websites: The Strangely Beautiful Website and the TVPersonalities.de sites are now
down. Hope to see them both back up and running again some day
Touring now. Check the myspace page for up to date gig info. Germany - Norway - England!!
Lots of new gigs. Truck fest..and lots more. Check the Myspace page and as always, please send pics, live recordings, etc.
You will be rewarded greatly!
JOWE HEAD IS IN THE HOUSE~!
Alright - Mr. Jowe Head is in NY (upstate and down) for a whirlwind tour of art and music
Please show your support!!:
Thursday April 10th: recording of radio session at WFMU in New Jersey . Transmission expected on Saturday April 12th.
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April: concerts at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St , New York City . Doors open at 8pm
Sunday 13th April: Performance at Eat Records, Mesrole Street , Brooklyn NY (time tbc)
Friday April 18th: Concert at Claude's Bar, Phoenicia NY starting at 8pm. Also playing JRBW.
An exhibition, showing different pictures, is in the solo room at the Arts Upstairs Gallery in Phoenicia NY, and it opens
Saturday April 19th at 6pm for 4 weeks..
1980 John PEEL session available for download:
NEW Television Personalities 7" single!
The Good Anarchist ER-256 Single 7"
Tracklist: The Good Anarchist/She's Always Been There For Me
available at http://www.elefant.com/new-releases
TWO new gigs announced. Please see Gig page for details!
Television Personalities supporting Pete Doherty acoustic set at the Rhythm Factory in London at 16-18 Whitechapel Rd. on
Sunday 16th December.
Two new TVP's singles are due to be released on the Spanish label Elefant Records sometime near the start of 2008.
Single #1: 'The Good Anarchist' b/w 'She's Always Been There For Me'
Single #2: '...And People Think That We're Strange?' b/w 'A Glimpse Of My Genius'
TVPs live in Sweden at the
Rip It Up Festival, in Saffle, Sweden 7/07/2007
Here are a couple of vids from the performance:
TVPs are due to appear as the last band on Saturday MAY 19th at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London. They are slated to
be on at around midnight.
Television Personalities Tribute Volume 2: I Would Write A Thousand Words is now available for ordering through The Beautiful Music
The second volume in this series contains more wonderful cover's and tributes to the TVPs. 20 songs and first 200 copies
ordered will include a bonus disc!!
'My Dark Places' remix EP out now
Released yesterday by Domino Records USA is a 12" EP of remixes of tracks from 'My Dark Places'
Kept Me Waiting Too Long (E*Vax [Ratatat] Remix)/ My Dark Places (I Will [Battles] Remix)/
All The Young Children (Rainbows In Tunnels Mix By Lingling)/ She Can Stop Traffic (Black Dice Remix)
New album "Are We Nearly There Yet?" is now released.
Overground Records of the UK has released a new 13 track CD on 19th February 2007.
Are We Nearly There Yet?/ The Peter Gabriel Song/ The Eminem Song/ I Get Scared When I Don't Know Where You Are/ I See Dead
People/ If I Could Write Poetry/ If I Should Fall Behind/ Coltrane's Ghost/ Mr Brightside/ All The Midnight Cowboys/ All The
King's Horses/ You Are Loved/ It's All About The Girl
TVPs have 2 gigs scheduled this month:
Rex Club, Soho, London W1V 20/01/2007
96 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 30/01/2007
Daniel Treacy announced that there will be 2 new TVP releases in the coming future.
A new CD due Feb. 20, 2007 on Overground
Records. It is a collection of 15 recordings made in the sessions prior to the recording of My Dark Places.
Also due out is a 4 track CD of remixes of 4 songs from My Dark Places. It is due out on Domino in Feb. 2007
TVPs will be playing a gig at The Windmill, Brixton, London on December 4th 2006. See http://www.windmillbrixton.co.uk/ for
TVPs will be playing at 96 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 Jan. 30, 2007
Dan Treacy is featured on the new Dustin's Bar Mitzvah album. He "raps" over the track entitled "Artrocker".
Jowe Head - now has a MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/jowehead/
TVPs live at "Bar Form", Enfield, North London 12/10/2006 Website: http://www.myspace.com/redgriffinrecords Recording
Dan Treacy and co. playing the Syd Barrett Tribute Night, "Union Chapel" London N1 18/9/2006 Website: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk Recording wanted
Jowe Head has a new CD out available September 1st from Topplers Records http://www.topplers.net.
It is called "From A Parallel Universe". Buy it!
Not too much new to report on way of TVPs; Promo CD copies of "She Can Stop Traffic" are making the rounds courtesy of Domino
Yesboyicecream (www.yesboyicecream.com)has released a tribute to the June Brides called "Still Unravished" The TVPs play
the June Brides "I Fall".
Domino Records has released a compilation called "They'll Have To Catch Us First".
TV Personalities is represented with the title track of their latest album "My Dark Places" (and also album title).
WANTED- recordings of Feb 27 Bush Hall, and March 22 Camden gigs. Please email!
TVPs will be playing at the "Love Music Hate Racism" show Sunday, February 26th, 2006 at Bush Hall, Shepards Bush, London
We are shocked and saddened to report the death of Nikki Sudden, who died last Friday (3/24/06) following his show at the
Knitting Factory in Manhattan. No cause of death is reported
The video for the new single "All The Young Children On Crack" is available for download at:
The TVPs new single now available for ordering! Check out:
Date change for gig at Camden Barfly- Television Personalities will be playing at the Camden Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm
Road, on Wednesday 22nd March.
The February issue of 'Dazed & Confused' magazine includes a feature on Dan Treacy for their Cult VIP series.
New issue of Uncut Magazine had interview with Daniel Treacy and also includes new TVP song on the CD
The Times (with Edward Ball) are playing live in London on March 3rd at the Dirty Water Club
new TVP gig announced
More of a "solo Dan gig" according to Mr. Treacy.
Camden Barfly (49 Chalk Farm Road) on Monday December 26th with Dustins Bar Mitzvah and Jamie T.
Domino Records announces the release of a new album and single by the TVPs. "My Dark Places" will be released on the 27th
February and the single "All The Young Children On Smack, All The Young Children On Crack" released on the 6th February
Watch the new TVPs Documentary online:
TVPs doc on Swedish TV - SVT.SE
Recordings of the TVPs live in London at The Luminaire Oct. 11, 2005 and Camden Barfly (49 Chalk Farm Road) fromMonday December
sunday nov 20th Daniel and Edward are guest djs at kilburn luminaire..tsunami bebenfit featuring dustins bar mitzvah
TVPs documentary to air on Swedish TV, Monday Nov. 14
News on the new album - from Dan's blog:
ah! here is some breaking news.. finally,
the new tvps single will be released on feb 6th of next year..
the new album/cd will be released on feb 27th
the single is ALL THE YOUNG CHILDREN ON SMACK ALL THE YOUNG CHILDREN ON CRACK...
THE 7inch WILL HAVE ANY LOVE IS GOOD LOVE
ON THE B-SIDE.
.BELIEVE THE CD WILL HAVE SAME TWO TRACKS
PLUS..I CAN NEVER GO HOME ANYMORE(OLD SHANG GRI LAS SONG),,
THE ALBUM/cd IS CALLED MY DARK PLACES AND HAS 17 TRACKS..
THE VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE(WHICH DOES NOT FEATURE ANY TVPS..
STARS DUSTINS BAR MITZVAH PLAYING OUR CHARACHTERS IS CURRENTLY BEING EDITED ...
MORE NEWS AS IT COMES IN.......
OH NEARLY FORGOT..TVPS WILL BE DOING DATES FRON FEB 6 ONWARDS..
TVPS play "The Luminaire", 311 Kilburn High Road,in London, Tuesday October 11th. Doors open at 8
Tuesday 11 October - The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR Doors 8pm. Supports - The Pipettes & The Red Kites.
Tickets £6 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/6868 or £8 at the door
And They All Lived Happily Ever After CD is released
On the Damaged Goods Label. Dan Treacy says: "rare and live material dating from 1981 right through to some of their latest
recordings from 2005. Dan Treacy says about this album: "I like to think of this as our odds and sods album � Sods
and Mods more like. It's literally been chosen by the 'fans'. People have their favourite memories � I'm pleased too
that we tracked down some oddities like the Abba cover 'The Visitors' and the Arthur Lee tribute 'You Are Something'".
Damaged Goods is set to release new TVPs "And They All Lived Happily Ever After". Due out last week in August.
Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols played Part Time Punks on his radio show based in southern California - http://indie1031.fm/stevejones.html
2 August TVP gigs are now wonderful memories for the lucky fans who were at the happenings, with Jowe Head making a well receieved
appearance on bass for the 100 Club gig
Dan Treacy has announced 2 upcoming gigs for London and Brighton in August
On August 2nd the TVPs will be playing at the 100 Club with Sportique and Mathew Sawyer and The Ghosts. Mathew Sawyer is,
of course, the current TVP drummer, and Sportique features ex TVP Mark Flunder. Rumour is that a very special guest will make
a guest apppearance with the TVPs for a song or two
TVPs will also be in Brighton on August 6th at the Hanbury Ballroom with Shrag
TVPs DVD is released!
Each disc includes an insert that features original hand-drawn artwork by Daniel Treacy.
6 videos: The Painted Word, Strangely Beautiful, Salvador Dali's Garden Party, How I Learned To Love The Bomb, Privilege and
All My Dreams Are Dead
Cost is 10 pounds (20US should cover it), payable through Paypal to: vaa at maths.qmul.ac.uk (put together to form email address).
It is currently only in PAL format, so be sure your dvd player is compatable. A NTSC edition is in the works.
Ex and current TVP member Edward Ball played a solo gig on June 22nd. As our correspondent writes "Dan Treacy was there and
was invited on stage at the end to play a song. The track he played could be described as an experimental noise instrumental..."
Dan Treacy made an impromptu live appearance at the Subway Sect gig at the Polar Bear club in London's Soho on Friday 10th
June He joined the Sect on stage and attempted a few Television Personalities numbers
TVPs Tribute CD is released
Yes, the Beautiful Music label (www.thebeautifulmusic.com) out of Canada has released If I COuld Write Poetry: A Tribute
To Television Personalities
Lovejoy - Someone To Share My Life With
Nikki Sudden - If I Could Write Poetry
The Higher Elevations - Engine Driver
The Baskervilles - La Grande Illusion
The Thanes - World Of Pauline Lewis
Bartlebees - And Then Suddenly
Mandervilles - Where's Bill Grundy Now (Middle Mix)
Armitage Shanks - 14th Floor (Slight Return)
Sixtynine & The Continuous People - The Girl Who Had Everything
Miniskirt - A Good & Faithful Servant
The Paisley Shirts - Sad Mona Lisa
Spiggott v Zane - Salvadore Dali's Garden Party
The Container Drivers - A Picture Of Dorian Gray
Woog Riots - Television Personalities
No Men - Part Time Punks
Darrell Whitbeck - Stop & Smell The Roses
Nick Danger & the DCR - Diary Of A Young Man
The Happy Couple - The Dream Inspires
Biff Bang Pow - Someone To Share My Life With
Due to illness the shows in Germany and Spain have been canceled. Recording for the new album is going well.
Scottish gigs well attended. Mixed reviews.
Sweden Cancelled on the 5th of May, A message from Dan on www.popaganda.se
reads: "i am really really sorry but for personal reasons we cant do the show. i am very upset about this but we just cant
make it... these things happen... we will come to stockholm [sometime]......with all respect danielx"
TVPs may be back
in Sweden soon though, playing in Malmoe June 25 th at a party called “Perfect from now on”. More info here: http://www.inkonst.com/
rumours of USA shows.
Gigs for end of April and on through May posted in the "2005 Shows" page. Germany, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden scheduled.
Damaged Goods to release new TVPs album is being called "but did they all live happily ever after...". and it
will be out in June or July, it's a mix of old and new stuff. See WWW.DAMAGEDGOODS.CO.UK for more info
"I Was A Mod Before You Was A Mod" is re-released on Overground Records with new liner notes by Ed Ball and artwork by Alison
See www.overgroundrecords.co.uk for more details
TVPs tribute CD "If I Could Write Poetry" due for release in April.
Please see www.thebeautifulmusic.com for more details.
This will be cool!
German gigs announced for May. Please see the "2005 shows" page for more details. (see tour poster to
New TVPS gigs confirmed- Scotland 29 and 30 of April The Tryptch Festival.
MP3 of brand new TVPs song added to news page (above).
The January 2005 issue of 'Mojo' magazine in the UK includes an interview with Dan Treacy.
TVPs live at Bush Hall!
Dan Treacy and his newly reformed TVPs played to a starry eyed crowd at London's Bush
Hall on the 10th.
Daniel was backed by Edward Ball on bass, Mathew Sawyer on drums, Victoria Teulet
on vocals and as a special surprise Dave Musker lent a hand on the piano.
The show lasted close to an hour and
a half with 6 new songs being played.
Here is the setlist:
Rock and Roll
My Dark Places
All My Dreams Are Dead
Hope Your Happy Now?
My Very First Nervous
King and Country
Salvador Dali's Garden Party
And Then A Big Boy Came And Knocked It
Long Time Gone
The Smack (Get it Back)
No More I Hate You's
A Picture of Dorian
I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives/Bike/My Generation/See Me Feel Me
Photos from TVPs Bush Hall Gig
A big thanks
to Unpop for the photos of the gig:
and even more photos of the gig can be found here
courtesy of Bob at Under Exposed:
And a very special thanks goes out to our friend Filippo for Dan's setlist (image to the right).
Please thank them for the lovely photos, because we can't enough!
Dan Treacy and his newly formed TVPs in studio to record.
16 new songs recorded and mixed. See Dan's journal for titles
Dan Treacy is the celebrity DJ at the 'How Does It Feel?', on Friday 1st of October at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton. For
more info see: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Falling Uphill V/A CD Released with Unreleased TVPS song!
The finest indie rock from around the world. Lovingly produced and exhaustively compiled in a limited edition CD, FALLING
UPHILL features previously unreleased songs by indie pioneers the Television Personalities, Jowe Head of the Swell Maps, Barbara
Manning & The Go-Luckys!, Woog Riots, Katze, The Long Decline, Angel Racing Food, Sixtynine And The Continuous People, Aunt
Wayne, Milton Fisher, Olive's Hairy Custard, and The Container Drivers, along with super indie/rock/pop/punk songs from the
Baskervilles, The Big Empty, Swedish Whistler, Amanda By Night, The Bartlebees, Rockformation Diskokugel, Summer Factory and
more! NOW AVAILABLE!"
Please see http://www.windlessairmusic.com/ for more on how to get it!.
New York benefit for Dan Treacy goes well
from Rob Baskerville:The Television Personalities Benefit:
Total Online Donations: $514.45
(thank you Kathy, Filippo, Keg, Antoine, Jacques, Andreas, Joly, Steven, Mitchell, Darrell, Pascal, Andrew and the Scissor
Total Earnings From The Benefit Show: $620.00
Grand Total = $1134.45 for the benefit
I think that this is a marvelous achievement. Thank you everyone for being so generous. Dan requested that this money be
used for studio time. We will send it to the studio of his choice once it is booked. This is an unprecedented show of support
by the fans. You should all be very proud of what we accomplished.
"Danaid" - New York benefit show
Excellant New York City based group and huge TVP fans, The Baskervilles are busy organising a benefit show, with all
proceeds to be used to fund new recording sessions for Dan Treacy. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 30th at "Sin-e"
in New York. As of this posting, the lineup consists of My Favorite, Ira Robbins, The Mad Scene, The Baskervilles, The Insomniacs,
Burnside Project, Not The TV Personalities (covers band) - with more bands to be added
Spanish TVPs Tribute released
A 7" on the Spanish label Discos Harte label has been recently released. The single features four Spanish bands covering
TVP songs: Thy Surfin' Eyes play a fine version of "Diary of a Young Man", while on the flip side TCR play am
amazing version of "I Remember Bridgette Riley". Other songs on this record is "Favourite Films" covered by Los Part-Time
Pops and Alpino take on "Smashing Time". The sleeve is a fabulous tribute to the Mummy Your Not Watching Me album.
Please go to:
http://www.discosharte.tk for more information!
Dan Treacy's web journal has been updated
June 12 - Jowe Head has a new single
New Jowe Head 7" single entitled "Merman Blues" now available on Toppler Records - http://www.topplers.net/
on the single, MERMAN BLUES & BABY BOUNCE were originally to be released on the legendary "Bobit Juice" LP.
on Topplers records comes in a lavish fold-out sleeve! The cover is a tribute to Jowe's first solo LP, "Pincer Movement",
The rear contains the illustration Jowe had planned to use for "Bobit Juice"
News from Dan Treacy - May 2004
Here's a letter he sent to Xfm DJ Iain Baker. Mr Baker duly passed the message onto Andy from Little Teddy Recordings, and
dutifully posted the letter on the TVP Email List
"It's a long story, not a long sentence, i'm out of here on the 23rd or 30th of June. I'm on a prison boat, it's like a
cruise that goes nowhere!...Sitting here recently..like i've sat many a time over the past few years, i've realised how much
I miss the music, not the business- I don't even own a guitar or amp (haven't for years!) But i've written my best and most
meaningful music in the last couple of years. I want to do a new TVP's LP, thing is: i've had no contact with anyone from
the past. I'd love to get Jowe back on board (whoops, no pun intended!) I feel like i'm 17 again and not having a clue how
the music biz works except i'm not, i'm 44 on the 19th of June and i'm spending it in here of all places! I am completely
skint at the moment, but for the last 6 months i've been free of health/drug problems...could any publicist invent a story
like mine? you couldn't make it up. Tell Andy he can put every thing i've told you on his website and if he wants he can set
up AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TVP'S with the truth coming from me. I'll even list the songs i've got waiting to record, and if
he wants to put my current address on the site, he can- some birthday cards might be nice!
However I do this, I want it done BIGGER this time: Christ, Pete Doherty does 3 weeks in wandsworth and he's the the new Johnny
Cash! Guess I must be the new James Brown/Albert Lee/Brian Wilson put together!
Love, Jailbird Dan"
Television Personalities Tribute CD
"If I Could Write Poetry" planned for release in early
2004 by The Beautiful Music label out of Canada.
Please see http://www.thebeautifulmusic.com/ for more info. It will be amazing! Participating bands featured Sixtynine And The Continuous People, The Paisley Shirts,
The Thanes, Summer Factory, The Bartlebees, The Woog Riots, The Container Drivers, The Baskervilles, The Loch Ness Mouse,
Lovejoy, Pub Fiction, Nick Danger, yours truely from Windless Air Music and other surprise guests!