Raymond Jacobs and ACIDIC Band on Swoop’s World Late Night
On Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 8pm/PST (11pm/EST) we welcome two great guests. At 8pm/PST we welcome author Raymond Jacobs. Join us as we get to know Raymond and learn about his recently released book Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us. After our interview with Raymond, we welcome the return of ACIDIC Band. We had a blast the last time they were in the studio and we are sure with all of the tour dates they’ve had recently, they’ll have many more amazing stories. We will, of course, have our Brewskis beer tasting segment, and TBones Timeout, followed by our take on all topics, as well as any interesting news of the day. Swoop’s World Late Night is on from 8pm/PST – 11pm/PST tune in at Swoopsworld.com.
R. Douglas Jacobs, the person, still remains an enigma, whereas, R. Douglas Jacobs, the poet, has developed a clear and distinctive voice as a storyteller four years after he first entered the literary forum as an author with the debut of his sonnet anthology, The Rhymes of Love and Reason. That book was met with little publicity and less fanfare due to the fact that he was virtually anonymous and had no reputation to uphold among critics and consumers, alike. This initial endeavor of his, however, would turn out to serve as a primer for his new, ambitious book, Gethsemane, a sweeping epic poem that transcends the boundaries of literature through its rare prowess and ingenuity. This undertaking presented major challenges over a two and a half year span that often consumed his psyche and pushed him to the brink of reasoning. On one occasion, the anxiety of confronting the climatic nuance of the second act caused him to frantically ride his road bike into the cold darkness of a coastal boardwalk on a late, Thanksgiving Eve in 2010. His relationships became impaired by neglect and he experienced considerable weight loss. Yet, he persevered and entrusted his faith to lead his imagination in ways it had never been led before. Gethsemane was not only a metaphorical escape, but was an asylum for him to exercise his demons, and the end result is as poignant as it is profound. If R. Douglas Jacobs, the poet, were to speak on behalf of R. Douglas Jacobs, the person, he would argue that the person in him will always be misunderstood for the simple, yet sincere, fact that his heart has never known how to discriminate.
Last fall, ACIDIC unleashed their highly-anticipated new album,“Chronic Satisfaction,” to wild and enthusiastic response! The CD is produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, etc) of Chicago Kid Productions. The first single off the new album, “Uninspired,” is now getting airplay on FM and internet rock stations across the U.S. and Canada. The strength of “Chronic Satisfaction” inspired Music Reviews to name ACIDIC one of its “12 Bands To Watch in 2012.”
ACIDIC first burst onto the scene with the release of their 2010 epic, “Getting Lucky” – a CD that was produced by the award-winning Australian Wizardz Of Oz team of Andrew Bojanic & Liz Hooper (Jason Mraz, Liz Phair, Avril Lavigne). “Getting Lucky” helped land the boys on the Hot AC radio charts with their ballad “Maybe.” It was off the steam of “Maybe” that the boys scored opening slots on tours with heavy hitters such as Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, The Higher. ACIDIC just completed a fabulously-successful Midwest tour with Fuel last month, and is presently touring the West Coast and Midwest with Warner Drive. They’ve also toured Kosovo and Germany to play for the troops with Armed Forces Entertainment.
In addition to the tours, ACIDIC has also played such prestigious gigs as the 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest in 2011 for their power rocker “Strata Red” (also from “Getting Lucky”). One of their proudest early accolades was being named the Whisky a Go Go’s LA WEEKLY Band of the Month in March 2010.
ACIDIC, which Alternative Press said “Rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant,” consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski, guitarist/backup vocalist Michael Thompson, and drummer Matt Whitaker.
After our interviews with Raymond Jacobs and ACIDIC, we’ll be up to all of our usual fun including “Brewskis” Beer Tasting sponsored by DrinksWinesSpirits.com, sports talk, rants and more.
This week we’ll be tasting Summer Ale by D.L. Geary Brewing Company Located in Portland, Maine.
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