Sept. 16, 2022: We just finished another song "It's Time To Split". We also finished its video, which is at https://youtu.be/TfrWJsXj6Zs. The video was created using all public domain software (OpenToonz, Inkscape, GIMP, projectM, RecordMyDesktop, Kdenlive) on a computer with a Linux operating system (Lubuntu). Much of this same software was also used for most of our previous videos, though some Windows software, such of ToonBoom and Adobe Illustrator, were used for our earliest videos.
Jan. 24, 2022: Check out the music video for our most recent song "The Klutz" at https://youtu.be/nwxx2VVEhcs. The robots in this video are built around salvaged Arduino-compatible STEM educational robot kits.
Oct. 13, 2021: Check out our most recent song "The Klutz". It suggests a new type of dance.
Nov. 4, 2020: We uploaded a video, "Computer Generated Female Lead Vocals", of how we did the computer generated lead vocals for our song "Let Me In". These details, including some screenshots and samples of the process, may also be found in the Rants and Raves section of this site, How We Did The "Let Me In" Computer Generated Vocals, which was also updated.
October 20, 2020: We posted a new article in Rants and Raves section of this site, Gotek Floppy Drive Emulator In HP Logic Analyzer. This article discusses replacing the failing floppy drive in an HP logic analyzer with a USB floppy drive emulator.
August 18, 2020: What ever happened to the Golden Rule, where you treat all people as you would want to be treated? This is the subject of our most recent song "The Golden Rule", which has a different feel to it than most of our stuff. An associated YouTube video with its lyrics may be found at "https://youtu.be/0FKlwhjdENc"
July 8, 2020: Check out our most recent song "Minefield". It discusses the hazards of male-female relationships.
August 1, 2019: Imagine Siri or Alexa singing to you. Our new song "Let Me In" is being sung by a computer. The details for how we did this, as well as some screenshots and samples of the process, may be found in the Rants and Raves section of this site, How We Did The "Let Me In" Computer Generated Vocals.
July 12, 2019: We posted two new videos, "Loading Onto The Amtrak Auto Train In Lorton VA" and "Unloading From The Amtrak Auto Train In Sanford FL". Both were taken with the front and rear view dashcam in our vehicle on a recent Auto Train trip. Our songs "Na Na Baby Goodbye" and "I Can't Undo Loving You," respectively, provide the background music for these videos.
May 17, 2019: Stone Marmot does the blues?!? Check out our most recent song "Low". Another take on the "I love her, she doesn't notice me" theme. It has a kind of bluesy feel and attitude but doesn't really follow any standard blues template that we're familiar with. What do you think?
We forgot to mention that another new article was published in January in Rants and Raves section of this site, Replace 2kx8 RAMs With 8kx8 Nonvolatile FRAMs. This article discusses replacing battery backed 2kx8 memories with newer nonvolatile 8Kx8 RAMs.
January 26, 2019: A new article has been published in Rants and Raves section of this site, Eliminate Batteries In Old Synths And Effects. This article discusses replacing battery backed memories with newer nonvolatile RAMs.
October 8, 2018: We finally released our third CD, "Rhinos Don't Have Sweat Glands." So far, it is only a digital release available for download either as a whole CD or the individual songs you like best. We are still debating whether to release it as a physical CD as that costs the band a lot more and is much more effort, especially considering that very few people these days buy physical CDs. It is presently available through CD Baby and will soon be available through other vendors, such as iTunes and Spotify.
July 24, 2018: Check out our most recent song "Black Hole Jezebel" and its music video. Who says you can't write a song about black holes? Many of the clips used in the video are from public domain releases by NASA and the US Department of Defense.
Sept. 2, 2017: Check out our most recent song "Sweet Little Starlet". Though it is a bit of a negative song which we wrote nine years ago, its message seems very descriptive of the attitudes and behavior of many people, male and female, these days, so we decided to record and release it.
August 9, 2016: Though we haven't updated this page since Feb. 16, 2013, it doesn't mean we haven't been doing anything. Since then, we recorded two new songs, released three new videos, and added at least 20 articles to the Rants and Raves section of this website. We just forgot to update this News page. We will try to remember to update this in the future.
Our most recent song is "Miss Chameleon". Our most recent Rant is Dean Markley BC215D = Sunn 200S?. A recent video is "My Girlfriend Is A Zombie", based around the song "My Girlfriend Is A Zombie". Most of the other recent rants have been related to solar power or permaculture, though we published an update to the Bellplank. Check them out!
Febuary 16, 2013: We've given up on trying to use Wordpress for our blog. The administrator's interface is terrible. They also keep updating the software and updating it is a nightmare. So we are going back to our original "Rants And Raves" page. We will also go back to updating this page in the future for any band news.
June 9, 2008: We've been busy! We spent about 8 months updated our studio, mostly for better acoustics. We just started recording again about two months ago. These four new songs added to website: "I Can't Undo Loving You," "Trampoline Hearts," "Trapped In Y2K," and "Nikki In Her Mickey Negligee." are our initial output from the studio. We have a backlog of other songs to record, so expect to hear more new songs over the next couple months.
Also, we are adding a blog to the website. It will eventually replace this news page as well as our Rant and Raves. Since it is much easier to update, we should be updating it much more frequently. Plus, as with most blogs, you can add your comments to our news and rants. It should be appearing sometime in the next week.
Nov. 19, 2007: Uploaded a remix of "Amazed What A Smile Can Do" to our website.
June 15, 2007: Our song "River," of our Babes Of An Alien Persuasion CD, is featured in this video on YouTube. The video shows highlights of a kayaking trip where many manatees were seen. Check it out and tell your friends!
May 12, 2007: Our first animated music video may now be seen at MySpace at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVwdvV1-JXo. It is based around the song "You're Not Good Enough" off our latest CD "Rock - For People Who Don't Dig Rock." Check it out and tell your friends!
April 27, 2007: Watch for our first animated video. It should be released in two to three weeks on YouTube and MySpace, with links to and from this website.
April 25, 2007: Songs from our new CD "Rock - For People Who Don't Dig Rock" are now available for download from Apple iTunes, as well as many other vendors.
Dec. 22, 2006: Our new CD "Rock - For People Who Don't Dig Rock" is now available for purchase from CD Baby.
Dec. 6, 2006: Donated 1000 CDs to Operation Gratitude. This organization sends packages of comfort items, such as toiletries, CDs, videos, books, cookies, etc., to U. S. troops stationed overseas. To find out more about this organization and how you can help, visit www.opgratitude.com.
Dec. 1, 2006: Our new CD "Rock - For People Who Don't Dig Rock" is now available for download (either whole CD or individual songs) from http://www.digstation.com/StoneMarmot. Update! Digstation no longer exists, though this link will still get you to a site where you can get either a physical CD or a download.
Nov. 4, 2006: We finished recording, mixing, and mastering our new CD, which will be called "Rock - For People Who Don't Dig Rock." We are finishing up the CD cover artwork. We expect to order the new CDs next week. They should be released in early December. Also updated all the mp3s for all these songs to the latest post-mastering versions. The mastering was performed by Grammy award winning engineer Bob Katz.
Sept. 1, 2006: Added two new songs to website: "I Must Be The Change," which is a rock song about changing the world, and "Misery In This World," which is what results when you take one rock band and add some gospel singers, sitar, a didjeridoo, and a Buddhist prayer rattle.
Aug. 18, 2006: Added two new songs to website: "Dreaming," which is a power ballad about trying to forget someone who doesn't love you, and "Building Me Down," which is a song about ignoring those who hold you back from your goals.
July 31, 2006: Updated "Creep Repellent" again, as well as "For People Who Don't Dig Rock" and "Toby the Wonder Cat." Preparing to release a new CD, probably entitled "For People Who Don't Dig Rock," with the goal to release the CD in November of this year.
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