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18 January, 2010 (12:20) | Uncategorized | No comments

Our second appearance on YouTube – now without that unintentional strobe effect… Watch it – you’ll like it!

Captain’s Stimulus Package

18 January, 2010 (12:19) | Uncategorized | No comments

Contains: new original tunes, new song parodies, new cover tunes, more recordings, more gigs, no cod pieces (by Mitchell’s request), bacon Trans-fat free, but not Fat free. Not tested on animals, unless nerds count, and they can, don’t get them started. Some settling may occur. Your results may vary.

End of year reminder

10 December, 2009 (09:24) | Uncategorized | No comments

I just cleaned out a load of spam subscriber entries from the database – if I deleted you, be sure to let me know. (All those not here, raise your hand). AAAAnnnnddd…. if you are going to buy gifts for your geeky friends this Christmas, consider perusing the Captains of the Chess Team merchandise store [...]

The Words we Use are Strong

20 August, 2008 (14:43) | Uncategorized | No comments

Randy Buck, the Captains of the Chess Team’s godlike soundman, got laid off recently. Worst thing ever? Maybe, maybe not. Looks like he spent the afternoon making amazing sound. I got this mix today from him, with a note that seemed kind of exuberant to me: “Here’s what I did with my afternoon:Wang Chung.mp3 There’s [...]

Pix of the gig, and a word to Josh

13 July, 2008 (12:13) | Uncategorized | One comment

Here are some pix of the gig by Amanda …and I just want to say that I really like playing with Josh. I’m going to miss you, Captain. You come out to the jams now, y’hear, or I’ll kill you again. Love, FAT

IGDA Picnic

2 July, 2008 (11:21) | News, Uncategorized | No comments

Austin Chapter: Chapter Events Archives Once again your mighty Captains will headline the entertainment portion of this year’s IGDA Picnic event at Richard Garriott’s estate. If you’re in the Austin Area – come on out! Last years event was a lot of fun – and now we’ve had a WHOLE YEAR to practice! We’ll just [...]

Ode To A Monster

6 March, 2008 (11:32) | Uncategorized | No comments

The most excellent song written by our friend Thom Robertson, and performed by the illustrious Captains has now been posted in the Pieces section for your listening pleasure. Next up – more YouTubieness…

Burning Man – Fish in the Desert

11 September, 2007 (17:49) | Uncategorized | One comment

I went to Burning Man this year for the first time. My friend Mike Steele went for the first time last year and he wanted me and his wife Patricia Pizer to go with him this year. I told him I would go only if we did an art project. So we did. We created [...]

Upcoming Shows

19 August, 2007 (16:28) | Uncategorized | No comments

Tuesday, September 4, UT Videogames Archive fund raiser. Info here: The Captains hit the stage around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, September 6, Austin Game Developers Conference party at Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street. We don’t know our start time yet but the stated party time is 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. “Properly warned ye be, says [...]

The Three-Cable Variax Demystified

18 August, 2007 (11:21) | Uncategorized | No comments

At 10:52 AM 8/18/2007, Ed wrote: Why does your Variax use 3 cables? I’m up to 4 now!!! But let’s start with the first three: 1. The Variax(R) power/signal cable goes from Variax out to Variax power supply. From there, one would normally just patch from the power supply to the amp and be done [...]