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The resurrection of "Necrovision", albeit under a new pseudonymn.

Our current show, dubiously titled "Debaucherous" didn't always have that name, contrary to all outward appearance.  We used to operate under the name of "Necrovision" as early on as winter 2003.  But three years later, a Turkish gaming software developing franchise stole the name for a 1st person shooter & flooded MySpace & YouTube with game-play videos.  Further burying our presence on both forums in search query results.  At that time, we hadn't trademarked the name or copywritten any content to thwart our would be name thieves.  But we've learned our lesson this time & are doing the paperwork right.  Not all of what we did in "Necrovision" will be brought over to the new show.  To be honest, some of the content is just "too controversial", probably illegal & was even so repulsive that it was distasteful to us.  It was a bad time for me & a good deal of behavioral therapy was in order to curb the dysfunctional thinking.  But you know how it is in show-biz...  "Some fucked-up" is always a good thing.  Anyway, in honor of our previous show, I'm going to posthumously release Necrovision's "Effigy" CD while we're moving forward with this show.  It's a respectful homage to where we came from & a closing of the book so to speak.  "Debaucherous" will still have all the mischief, comedy, and "thats just wrong" moments, but without all the darkness.

 

Off to a slow start, but we've thrown off the bow lines & set sail.  Summer 2018.

 

Damn, do I ever loath procrastination.  But I'd be lying if I said I didn't drag my feet this year.  My brother Josh has ran his own cover band since the early 90's & has been fighting hard to stay active in the business.  So I've been filling in as bass guitarist ever since Oct 2016.  But even his itenerary can run lean on dates now and again.  I challenge any band to stay busy in the shitty music market we have today, let alone get paid what you're worth.  But it does pose a good opportunity for me.  A chance to get back to story-boarding the next chapter of our show at "Debaucherous".  I made mention back in 2013 that some of the content in Necrovision's show was downright wrong, explosively controvercial, and most likely illegal.  But lets face it, much of daily life "is".  Its the world we live in.  You enjoy the good moments as they come, and you fight with cutlass & pistol to overcome the bad.  You can't ignore it, and we won't either.   Are we going to obsess about throwing virgins into volcanoes or 3rd world, under-developed country cannibalism?...  No, we'll leave that to bands like Gorgoroth & Cradle of Filth.  But for the vast majority, I'm not ruling any topics out without due consideration.  Suffice as to say, it's time for me to get back to work.  To chart a new course over unfamiliar waters & maybe even raise some hell along the way.  Rest assured, the Pearl Necklace has loosed it's mooring lines & is headed for any ramshackle speak-easy within Rum-tankard toss of the docks to pick up new crew members.  It's time to get back to work.

 

Costuming up for live show performances.  Sept 2nd, 2018.ept 2nd, 2018.

I must admit, I have been spending a lot of time in my Brother Josh's band, doing gigs at pretty much every poe-dunk bar & venue south of Martinsville, IN.  So not a lot has happened since I last checked in.  But that is going to change.  After awhile you get sick & tired of people telling you how well you covered such & such an artist's music and have no opportunity to get recognition for your own.  Covers will still get you a regular paycheck & keep you on stage.  But at some point you have to grow beyond being a copy-cat & start putting yourself out there.  So suffice as to say, I'm about over the weekend warrior, cover band experience & did this before over three decades ago.

 

So here's what's going to start happening at "Debaucherous".  To start with, my humble little lighting rig I have below is going to get some Pirate Ship embellishments in the way of "mini-booms" attached just above the tripod legs.  And then they'll be fit with triangle (sloop rigger) sails so they look like the fore & aft mass of a ship.  Then I'm going to make some heavy duty cardboard cut-outs (they'll actually be made of plywood) of various characters from the book "Debaucherous" & place them about the stage.  And then the last order of business is making some significant updates to the "Marquis de Ceas'd" wardrobe.  What I wore in the early days of "Necrovision" was great for the time & are still very much period pieces, but I want a new look.  New, yet antique & period correct that is.  There's really not much else I can do until I get more crew on board & get a feel for what roles they want to fill.  But the thoughts, ideas & brainstorming are already in full swing.  I promise you this show will be as entertaining visually as it is musically.

 

Lighting Truss

His majesty's humble & rather nondescript lighting rig.  For now.  I'll have after pictures soon!