John Paul Jones Knows Who Featuring Richard Koozie Is

Well, maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. Maybe he forgot in a matter of moments after hearing the name. But regardless, for a moment in time, the mind of one of rock n' rolls most influential and awesome bass players shared time with 3 simple and somewhat sarcastic words:

Featuring Richard Koozie.

And his mind urged him to laugh.

Which is exactly what one should do when hearing the name of our band. Why? Well, we would like to leave that up to you. But we want you to chuckle, we want you to have a good time. And we are very humbled by the fact that a kind gentleman in a coffee shop took the time to chat with a curious barista and ask her about her band.

Also, she is sorry for calling you a cunt. In America, when someone shouts "C U N T", they are shouting "See You Next Time".  Hopefully, you can forgive us for our accidental potty mouths.

After all, our band IS called…

Well, you know :)


Making it Through

This past year has been a tough one. I'm not one to drudge the public through my endoument of troubles, but I do like to share the happy thoughts from time to time.

A few years ago I discovery Fritz and Paul Kalkbrenner (no, not me Fritz!!!!) and fell in love with this song. I thought, at the time, that the song was about myself and a loved one, but my connection was deeper than that, and I am glad to have found it again.

So thank you Fritz and Paul, and may this world have no end.

-Fritz Gillis



So I take it you are NOT interested in buying the cymbal?: A lesson in the failures of internet Sarcasm

I recently realized that I have a ton of gear I am not using, and with money being tight as it always is with budding, or not-so-budding, musicians--I listed my unused swag on CraigsList.

Now, this is quite a usual routine for musicians. Nothing new here. However, the ensuing conversation, is rather unusual for a guy like me, as I am probably the least confrontational person on the planet.

True story: in eight grade a girl ran up from behind me, tripped me, and took my soccer ball.


So yeah... there is that.

Anyway, I don't know if it was the fact that I just finished watching True Romance--perhaps the King had transpired within my spirit. I don't know if its the heat outside, spring fever...

I just don't know.

But what I do know is that this conversation got out of hand rather quickly...I'm not even really sure what this conversation is about. I'd probably be friends with this guy if I met him on the street as I am pretty sure he took this convo about as seriously as I did.

Sarcasm, definitely, does not transale over the internet.

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM, SomeGuy wrote:
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

Call 555-555-5555


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On Apr 1, 2012, at 8:10 PM, Fritz Gillis wrote:

Thanks for the interest...but the whole leaving your phone number thing is creepy.

If there is a particular cymbal you are interested in, let me know.


On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM, SomeGuy wrote:
Well Fritz it was the A Custom but if Me leaving My Number is Creepy when You posted something for Sale on a Public Sales Board where about 70% Ads have there Number Posted I think that's a little Creepy and the Reason for the Generic Email is because it was Copied and I sent that to a Few different ads Because I was in a Writing Appointment and was in a hurry so for the Sake of not Creeping You out No Thank.

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On Apr 1, 2012, at 9:59 PM, Fritz Gillis wrote:

I'm not a fucking hooker Shane.

If you want the cymbal we can meet @ 5:00 PM at the Jack N' the Box, corner of McGavock Pike & Elm Hill Pike.

If that works, great. if not, best wishes.

On Apr 2, 2012 8:49 AM, "SomeGuy" wrote:
Not Sure what the Hooker Comment Means. I sent 10 emails same as Yours and You was the only Negative Reply back so I'm Guessing Your new here most likely from up North I'm From Muscle Shoals Alabama where the Music Community is close and I have been here Years And have had Success as both a Studio and Road Drummer when I have chose to do that I'm siting here teading Your Email as I have Breakfast with My Publisher and another Prodrummer hear in Town and We agree if Your from Up North go back there its enough of You Ass Holes here already

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On Apr 2, 2012, at 12:04 PM, Fritz Gillis wrote:

I don't know who shoved so much coke up your ass but regardless of who you are and are not, the cymbol is and was the only object of concern in this discussion.

Its good to hear you got outta Muscle Shoals.

Roll Tide!
On Apr 2, 2012 7:10 PM, "SomeGuy" wrote:
Dude who the Fuck are You I'm asking around and Nobody knows but looking and as far as Coke goes never done it that's for assholes and as far as Muscle Shoals goes that place has forgot more about Music then you'll ever know that Comment alone let's Me know that dumb ass and Im almost positive that you play drums about as good as your personality Blind,In the Dark,Out of Time and not worth a Shit Your a Fucking asshole I bet 1000 bucks you are ready know it and once I find out who you are I assure you My Muscle Shoals word of Mouth in this town Carries alot of wait and Remember My # 555-555-5555.

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On Apr 2, 2012, at 8:41 PM, Fritz Gillis wrote:

Spread it like herpies, buddy.


Life Lessons Learned on Highway 24

I was 5 minutes late to work today due to a dump trunk dumping its payload all over interstate 40 rather than its intended destination less that destination be interstate 40. We could go further back in time and point out several key decisions influencing my morning routine which may have made my involvement in this situation better or, perhaps, even worse. However, since we are unable to determine what weight my morning routine may have played in this affair we shall frame this as a fecal matter.

I imagine something of the black plastic variety.

Anyway, there are no life lessons to be had here.

BTW. Go watch Screech turn an okay song into an okay alright rock on a thong i mean thon



A Night of Driving

So this evening got off to an interesting start. I had all sorts of big plans which were derailed by a rather serious event.

Anyway, things got back on track, but oh has time slipped away. I started my morning by dreaming up all the songs I would want to hear from the last decade and was planning on writing a post worthy of the almighty time master himself...But the list grew to an infuriating size and I need more time to justify why Mambo No. 5 should be included on this list...


Anyone know what the hell happened to the MetroOpensDoors website? I have like $30.40 in old metro tickets and I'm ready to $$$ in. From the looks of it, the metro authority got all fancy and stuff since you've been gone...I mean I've been gone...yeah...

Ummm...you wanna know the funniest thing to say in an adult film (you know, cause we're fancy around these parts)?

Oh fuck this is gonna change MY LIFE

(I would send a link...but yeah... how crass? really...who's into that stuff anyhow O.o )

Instead, I will leave you with this...


-Richard Koozie


Things that Inspire Fritz: Mary Elizabeth Winstead

First off, I wanna thank you all for gettin' Koozified this past Sunday. We love the Bluesboro and GD that was the best free pizza and keystone light I've ever consumed in my life.


Anyway, Screech is all about this inspiration stuff, so why the hell not?

Scott Pilgrim forever changed me and am now stuck with a crush on Ramona Flowers...

For ever...THANK YOU M.E.W... Like I needed another crush after Scarlo


First House Show of 2012...CHECK

Hell, that was the first house show of fRk's career and it felt pretty darn good. Thanks to all of you who came out, hung out and maybe even bought a koozie. Especially the one duder who forked over 5 for an EP. It was a blast performing in front of you all and we're pretty stoked to do it again.



PS Gd that was a good pinata. Big shout out to Jared of Couched for crankin' the bass and not blowin' the speaks...I gotta sell those fool!

Sol Cat https://www.facebook.com/solcatband
Couched https://www.facebook.com/Couched
Blackfoot Gypsies https://www.facebook.com/blackfootgypsies
and Beef Oven...who is way too cool to have music on the interwebs :)