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The 2011 Hidden Number Human_Error Tour of 2011

In Events, Hidden Number, Philosophy, Science on August 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Dearest friends, it is the year 2011.

We have flying cars.

We have slave robots.

Yet, we do not have personalized human cloning that would enable Hidden Number clones to live in your attic and come down to perform the songs from our hit record, Human_Error, for you at your every whim. This is why we have organized for the original, non-cloned band members to leave the Magnet Large & Small dungeon and recording studio–to make a sojourn southward from Seattle, down through the open expanses of Oregon valleys and passes, and then back again. The band must gain these experiences so that we can properly train our future clones.

We were pretty surprised and excited about the turnout at the record release back in May. After 4 long and hard years, it was the culmination of a new state of mind for us. We spent that time getting our new band member Josh up to speed and focusing on new material that brought out the strengths of the new lineup. Josh contributed a bunch of melodic guitar parts, while Dean spent time on expressing with his voice exactly what the new paradigm of lyrics demanded. Joe and Kai worked out some super tight rhythm parts to lay a foundation. Then we iterated over all the songs again and again. Honing, building, distilling. I think we were aiming to inject more expression into the music. We didn’t use any sequencing on the parts, and kept it all live. Together, our souls are very turbulent, and over those 4 years we had a lot of ups and downs in our personal lives and with each other while locked in the same room for hours. And that’s what went into the music. So, at the record release, it was pretty rewarding to look out at a packed Comet and realize that this was the moment it was all leading to. We had to inspire. And we heard from folks that it might have been our best performance to date. I felt like we were all in the band together that night, everyone in the room. Yet it was only for those few in Seattle who could make it, and the moment was fleeting.

The Tour

Hidden Number 2011 Human_Error Tour Dates of 2011

PORTLAND, OR – Thursday, August 4, 2011 – @ Slabtown

EUGENE, OR – Friday, August 5, 2011 – @ The Black Forest

MEDFORD, OR – Saturday, August 6, 2011 – @ Johnny B’s

SEATTLE – Friday, August 12, 2011 – @ The Blue Moon Tavern

In today’s democratized music business, the only rare thing is performance. All the recordings are free. We can consult the oracle whenever we please. Yet, we still cannot be together. So, we want to come and meet you and play some music and hang out. That is the 2011 Hidden Number Human_Error Tour of 2011. Head over to our music site to hear all the songs for free in advance, get a free download, and read some of Dean’s inspiring lyrics.

You can also find out about all the bands we’ll be playing with. First, and foremost Warning: Danger! With these guys rocking, we can all sleep soundly at night. Other bands: Dartgun and the Vignettes, John Wesley Coleman III, Rayon Beach, Los Other Phux, and BioLuminescent Sea Witches. Head over to ReverbNation to listen to most of these bands.

QR Code for Hidden Number Mobile Site

QR Code for Hidden Number Mobile Site

Hidden Number Mobile

We are trying to keep our mobile site up to date so that you can have some useful information on the day of the show, on your mobile device. One easy way to visit the site from your phone, is to scan the code that will take you there.

Keep in Touch

We’ll try to update everyone on the progress. You can keep in touch on our facebook page, or through Twitter. Follow @DeanAlanSwanson or @kaiweb.

What’s New

We just created a YouTube channel, and have been posting some videos that feature exerpts from the Human_Error record release performance. We’re going to try to repeat this performance at every stop on the tour, so now you know what to expect!

I should also note that we have a bass player filling in for us while on tour–Justin. He’s rad. More on him later. Meanwhile, Joe is moving to a new home with his family and is a top contender for the #1 Dad award on so many levels. It’s a shame we cannot clone him for the tour. And yet, Justin has somehow managed to learn all the songs in record time with a smile on his face–despite at least 4 different emergencies (at least). This guy is a hard worker, and it’s hard to keep up with his creativity. It’s important that you meet him to know what I mean.

What’s your favorite invention of the current future of today? What do you want to know about Justin? What info should we post while on the road? Anything we left out? Let us know…

-=HN=-

[Kai]

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Super Hidden Number Puzzle Quiz Question Number Three

In Puzzle Quiz on February 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm
Abstruse Art

Abstruse Art

It’s a little known fact that just prior to deciding upon our band name, we almost went with “Abstruse Art”.  Lucky for you, we came to our senses.

But I digress.  It is time for us once again to have a little fun with another installment of Super Hidden Number Puzzle Quiz Question, Number Three!  And why is this one super?  It is because you, our fans, are super.  And we want to reward you with an actual physical reward from the vaults of Dean’s basement dwelling.  That’s right, the first person to get the question right, gets a free t-shirt!  You will get to choose from whatever stock we happen to have on hand, so that means that you’re not stuck with two of the same shirts if you have already pre-ordered our upcoming brand new record, Human_Error.

Question:  What location does this symbol represent?

First person to guess correctly will get that t-shirt, as well as a solid hand shake (in private).  Try crossing your eyes and/or tilting your head. You may not participate if you’re in the band, Joe.

We’re having a lot of fun with this!  We hope you are, too!

UPDATE:  Tim figured it out on our fb page.  It’s called a QR code, and it points to our website http://hiddennumberportal.com.  Tim gets a t-shirt, with our esteemed compliments and back rubs.

-=HN=-

[Kai]

Hidden Number live at Seattle Founders Day Festival, Rendezvous, Sunday August 15th, 2010, 6pm

In Events, Hidden Number on August 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm
Hidden Number live, at Founders Day Festival, Rendezvous, 6pm, Sunday, August 15th, 2010, free

Hidden Number live, at Founders Day Festival, Rendezvous, 6pm, Sunday, August 15th, 2010, free

Well, the boys at Hidden Number are at it again. This time, we find them gearing up for the Seattle Founders Day Festival, in Seattle’s boisterous Belltown neighborhood. So grab your preferred companion, and come on out to Rendezvous for a packed night of performers, music and, of course, libations.  We’re planning on providing a very special visual presentation throughout the show, that should provide some well deserved respite from the shackles of the day’s tedium. Please enjoy with our compliments.

There is a lot going on in the neighborhood, but you can find us at Rendezvous. The whole evening starts at 6pm. We’ll be joined by

More general info on the whole festival.

-=HN=-

[Kai]