The Official Blog Of The Glam Slam Big Haired Bad Boys Out Of Omaha, NE, 3D In Your Face

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Resolute This. "Forbidden City" Video Stills Leaked

Hello everybody.  I feel as if we haven't spoke in a few weeks.  Oh right that was my fault.  Welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Things have been quite wild around here and I didn't get a chance to write last week due in part to Christmas and our schedule.  As many of you know we have finished work on our new video for "Forbidden City".  Rumor has it that Partridge Pictures will be sending over the final edit anyday now.  You are in for a treat and I hope these still pictures from the video shoot wet your appetite, courtesy of Jason Husak.  The video itself was an absolute blast to create and shoot.  It still amazes me how fast our visions come to life.  We worked on this thing for a few months, writing and drawing ideas, then in a few hours time the thing is in the can.  The release of the video will mark the release of our third and final single from the "Midnight Devils" album.  We have officially begun work on next album, still untiled but we are making progress.  The show must go on and go it will.  We are back in action this Friday, Jan 2nd with our first show of 2015 at our Friday night residency, The 21st Saloon.  Things are starting to heat up for the spring and summer tour and I really can't wait to see what craziness 2015 throws our way.  Weather all them storms.

For this weeks blog I wanted to write about New Year's Resolutions.  If you tuned into my radio show of the same name last week we celebrate the ending of 2014 and the beginning of a new year.  The possibilites are endless.  First and most importantly of all we are starting the year with a new single and video.  BAM.  That is getting the ball rolling.  But my resolution this year is pure and simple.  I want to create.  I want to write.  I want to experience.  I want to play really hard and real loud.  I want to be inspired.  I want to be emotional.  2014 was a great year but I have learned so much and I want to put all these skills into action.  I want put out another album.  I want to film another video.  I want to play as many shows as humanly possible.  I want to have a voice.  Plain and simple, I want more of that magic that keeps you and I coming back for more.  That Rock N Roll magic that makes all those miles and early mornings completely worth it.  I want to get wild and crazy.  I want to dance and sing and rejoice in life with all of you wonderful people around me.

Great. Now we have a plan and that is all well and good but how do we make these things happen?  This is the part that isn't so easy.  For starters we need to let go of our preconcieved notions of comfortabilty.  To let go and forget that other people are watching.  To do something that is out of the ordinary even for Rock N Roll's standards. To reach and fail is human, to reach and succeed is the path to greatness.  Dream big my friends.  It's the beginning of the New Year and a world of possibilities lie infront of us.  It's pure and simple, for the most part the answer to the question is almost always going to be "YES".  My New Years Resolution this year is very simple but very powerful.  I resolve to spend more of my time living.  That's it.  Let the ball drop, let the celebration begin, because tonight we are going to be the ones with the biggest smiles on our faces no matter what happens.


Sam Spade

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"We've Had Our Share Of Close Calls" Happy Birthday Hot Rod.

Hello my Heavy Metal Maniacs and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Another week in and so much to do.  This is a very exciting time of year and we are going to try and squeeze in one more big bang before 2015.  The biggest news in our world is that we have officially set the date, Saturday, Dec. 20th for our music video shoot.  We have brought in the same producer from the "In Your Face" video, Jeremy Partridge of Partridge Pictures to shoot the "Forbidden City" video.  We are very excited to be also bringing in actress/model Megan Monster to perform in the video.  Intrigued yet?  This might be the most adventurous endevour we have ever taken on.  As far as the upcoming winter tour we will be announcing a few shows coming up in 2015 including Norfolk, Sioux City, and Wayne.  This week we are will be performing a very special one night only all out birthday bonza.  This Friday, Dec. 12th at The 21st Saloon we will be celebrating the birthday of our lead singer and founding member, Alan "Hot Rod" King.  This show will be sponsored by Shannon Jones and her new Nail Studio.  Also on hand will be Atomic Garage Flea Market and Gifts.  You know them you love them.  The only place to party this Friday will be at The 21st Saloon.  Bring your appetite, there is sure to be a mess of birthday cake.  You know how these things go.

Don't forget to vote for 3D In Your Face in the "Best of 2014" poll.  We have been nominated by Jim Santora's Rockcast Radio Show.  It only takes a second.

This week I was racking my brain on how to do a cool birthday blog for Hot Rod that I haven't done before.  After careful deliberation I have settled on a topic that paints the man himself as a true bad ass.  Many of you don't realize this but Alan not only is the lead singer and manager of 3D In Your Face but he also is man's the wheel whenever we leave town.  He has been the bus driver ever since I  joined the band and I have, for the most part, been his co-pilot.  For this birthday blog I want to take you on some of the crazier situations we have found ourselves in on the road that Alan has somehow driven us out of.  The last trip I remember on the bus was in Rockport, MO.  We drove all night from Iowa to Missouri and as we entered the venue around 5 AM we got stuck.  The stage was at the top of a hill on a golf course and the bus and trailer couldn't make the climb.  I thought we were fucked but Alan slowly backed the bus down the hill and with a running start crested the top with ease.  On the way home, due to poorly marked street signs we accidentally took a dead end.  Thanks to the kindness of a little old lady we made a 30 point turn in her front lawn and after a few sweaty minutes we  180'ed the bus and where cruising down the highway laughing about the whole experience.

Flat tires, leaking oil, head lights that dont work, windshield wipers, and malfuctioning defrost.  Rain storms, tornadoes, blizzards, no AC, clear skys, cross winds, early mornings, late nights, and even later days.  From the good to the bad Alan was there slamming down the gas pedal to get us to the next show all the while with a bus full of precious cargo.  On this birthday blog I want to thank Alan, my friend and bandmate for nearly 9 years, for always pushing us forward.  Thank you for always being there for me and the rest of the boys.  You will never realize how much it has meant to me that you have lead us into battle all these years.  Thtought the good times and the bad times we keep moving forward.  Happy Birthday and thank you for all the life leasons.  I have learned so much from you about being the best musician I possibly can.  After all those long nights driving around the midwest we have had our far share of close calls.  I wouldn't change any of it for the world.

Once again Happy Birthday my friend.  I hope we can make this the best birthday you've ever had.  If not we are going to try damn hard.


Sam Spade

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"The City Never Sleeps. The City Never Rests".

Hey everybody.  Welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Right now I am coming to you a little later than I usually do.  Sorry I wasn't sure if I was even going to write the blog this week or not.  Nothing tragic just a lot on my plate, much like everybody else.  In just a few short hours I will be heading to Omaha to begin the work week.  Radio, rehearsals, shows, and much much more.  I know this happens every week but I am excited to get back with my bandmates.  My brothers in arms.  The most disfunctional family you could ever know, but someone I look forward to getting together with those guys.  This week we are only playing one show.  Friday, Dec. 5th at The 21st Saloon.  An all out bash.  Last week we were honored by the presence of some royal dignitaries from up North.  I wonder who is going to show up this week.  Friday's show is sure to be a blast and a half.  We have been diligintely adding new songs to our setlist.  Last week we debuted "Sweet Child O Mine" and "Love In An Elevator" to the Omaha crowd.  This week with the return of our beloved stage crew we will be playing a very special Joan Jett song.  Sung by our very own merchandise manager, Sweet D.  I just can't wait for that current to drop on Friday night.  The party really gets rolling when the wild ones are out.

3D In Your Face has been nominated by Jim Santora for The Rockcast Top 40 Poll for 2014.  If you remember back to January and February, we were in a heated race and actually took home the Triple Threat Championship.  An honor that I will never forget.  Go HERE and vote for 3D In Your Face.

This week marked the end of our "Forbidden City" crrowdfunding campaign.  My goal here is to shed a little light and answer any questions you may have about what we are trying to accomplish.  When we first set out to shoot our next music video we came across the perfect location.  The creative juices and ideas were really flowing.  I had happened upon this website that let you creat custom shirts to help fund whatever you wanted.  I thought that this would be the perfect way for you, our fans to be apart of this next music video.  The idea was to create a very one of a kind t-shirt that express the theme of the music video.  A time capsule of sorts only emblazened on the front of a t-shirt.  You will always remember where you were when you see that t-shirt hanging in the closet.  On the other hand I wanted to get this out quickly.  I didn't want this to take another 6 months of deliberation and arguing to make happen.  With the help of Corey, Lisa, and Scott Phillips, and many late nights we came up with the "Forbidden City" t-shirt which is now being printed as we speak.    Now the tough part began.  The scirpt for the music video was a whole other animal.  I believe we have crafted a very powerful script that will exactly capture the meaning of this song on film.  This video will not be anything like the "In Your Face" video.  A little darker, a little edgier, but still the same big haired bad boys you have come to love.

Stream "Forbidden City"

Right now we are coordinating with our amazing direct Jeremy Partridge, who filmed the last video, about the shoot date.  We have settled upon two days and we are just awaiting the go ahead to begin full fledged freak out.  I am coordinating with our amazing actress Megan, who some of you may remember from The Glam Gore Girls.  She will be the girl from the front of the t-shirt.   We are putting all of the pieces together for what is sure to be one of the hardest nights of our lives.  Honestly I can't wait.  It's a pleasure to stand up with my brothers and stare into the unknown and in this case it's a dark crypt inside an old monestary.  The song "Forbidden City" itself was our opening song throughout most of 2014.  I think it's only fitting that this next chapter in our career come from the begining of our last chapter.  Very very poetic.  By the way a little dirt on the new album.  Shhhhhh.  Just because you are HAIR IN THE AIR faithful you are privey to this knowledge.  As it sets we have demoed out three new songs.  One you have heard but two you haven't.  For now that is all the information I can give you.  A taste.  Just enough to wet your lips.


Sam Spade