* * * * NOVEMBER 18, 2003 * * * *

To the Mighty Swarm,

Please sit down for the following announcement...

Grasshopper Takeover has finished its full-length CD!!!

Our CD Release Party is on Wednesday, November 26th (the evening before Thanksgiving Day) at Sokol Auditorium (upstairs).

Support acts include Pomeroy, Anchondo and 8th Wave.

Tickets: $10 entry or $12 entry and a CD. Doors are at 7pm, Show at 8pm. ALL AGES.

For those of you living too far out of town and who are unable to be at the CD release party we are happy to announce that GTO will be doing a LIVE AUDIO STREAM straight from Sokol Hall that evening. There are a couple simple steps you need to do:

  1. To hear the show effectively you must have a DSL or Cable Modem or faster.
  2. Download the latest version of Quicktime 6.4. It's free and can be downloaded at Apple.com.
  3. Go to the Grasshopper Takeover Home Page and look for the Live Audio Stream link. We'll be posting info there on the day of the show.
  4. That's it!! You're in, baby. Now, sit back, rock out and enjoy the show!

If you'd like a copy of "Elephant Dreams" for yourself (and your friends... what a great Christmas gift it would make!), you can order CDs through us by sending $10 in any form to:

GTO Elephant Dreams
843 So. 60th St.
Omaha, NE 68106

Make sure to include your return mailing address and we'll take care of the rest!

Outside of ordering the disc directly through GTO, it will be available at most retail outlets throughout the region shortly after the CD release party date.

The CD is titled, "Elephant Dreams", and contains 19 new tunes. It's a crazy some 72+ minutes long and has a diversity of sound and song unlike any other GTO record before.

We've struggled for 2 years putting this project together and are very pleased with the end result and cannot wait for you all to hear it.

"Elephant Dreams" has become a full-on 'album' in which our emphasis in creating the project was more on the totality of the listening experience. We did not consciously set out to create the project as it is has come to be, but instead let it create itself by giving up control to the creative process and letting it be our guide. Our only rule was that there be no rules, no boundaries, no heeding preconceived notions of what a standard rock album should be, and the end result is an album that spans song and sound from rock to punk to country to folk to singer/songwriter to classical to instrumental and more.

We're happy to have it done, proud of the outcome (especially considering we recorded it entirely by ourselves in our home studio), and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Hope to see you all at the CD Release Party!

Listen to GTO being interviewed on the radio and hear new songs off of "Elephant Dreams" on these dates, times and stations:

  Friday, 11/21 on 89.7 The River with Spicoli at 5pm
  Sunday, 11/23 on 93.3 the Dam with Sterling at 6pm
  Tuesday, 11/25 on Z-92 with Todd & Tyler at 9am
  Tuesday, 11/25 on KRNU (UNL college station) at 2pm

Also, listen to 89.7 The River or log on to www.slamomaha.com for your chance to win tickets to the CD release party and advance copies of "Elephant Dreams".

Special Thanks to 89.7 The River, SlamOmaha.com and The Reader for their support!

Have a great day and spread your wings and fly!




Layout for "Elephant Dreams":

Prelude: The Heist

 a. Kangaroo Song pt. 1: The Birth of Joey
 b. Charge Of The White Elephant
 c. The Swarm

 In A Box
 Make Love, Not War
 Love In Between
 Save Yourself

Interlude 1: Messages From Heaven And Hell

 Money Back
 No Pressure
 The Queen Is Coming
 Best For You

Interlude 2: The Fire

 a. Kangaroo Song pt. 2: Escape From The Pouch

 Up And On My Way
 Long Live Rock & Roll
 Doin' Time

Interlude 3: The Recovery

 a. Kangaroo Song pt. 3: The Greatest Leap

 Esta Vida
 Emily Rose
 Owe It To You
 Slow Killer
 Gavotte en Rondeau from Suite, BWV 1006a,
 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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