Well hey there. Just your favorite Amish Meth Lab musician here with a breaking news update!
A band of bluegrass gnomes is playing in Boulder, Colorado tomorrow. They’re great friends of ours and call themselves The Gnome Addicts. It’s a wonder how more of you out there reading there aren’t gnome addicts yourselves.
Or maybe you are. Are you addicted to us?
Anyhoo, if you’re in the Boulder area or if you are really into bluegrass and don’t mind a long commute, go check ’em out tomorrow! By buying a ticket, you’re helping restore the Nomad Theater because all ticket proceeds go towards the restoration. Pretty rad, eh?
Show starts at 6:30….see ya there!
Banjos 4 life,
McCartney The Gnome and Amish Meth Lab founder
“Protesting against potential expansion of State Route 202, a benefit concert for the No South Mountain Freeway group was held Saturday night at Lawn Gnome Publishing on Roosevelt Row.
The group opposes a proposed eight-lane extension of Loop 202 that would run through Ahwatukee. The responsibility for such an extension would fall under the purview of the Arizona Department of Transportation, or ADOT, which has supported the expansion since 1983 through multiple delays caused by shortage of funds and political controversy. The extension could cut into territory of the Gila River Indian Community reservation and the public lands of South Mountain Park.
Folk singers Exploding Oranges, James Keenan of synth-rockers A Life of Science and hardcore punk band Lo Cash Ninjas took to the stage as activists distributed fliers to attendees and spoke about the issue. The concert followed a previous fundraiser at Lawn Gnome in December.
Justine Hecht, a justice studies graduate student at ASU and a member of No South Mountain Freeway, explained that the benefit was more about raising awareness of the issue than raising money.
“When you have a bunch of people, that’s actually a lot more powerful than a bunch of money,” Hecht said.
Aaron Johnson said he allowed No South Mountain Freeway to host their show at his bookstore because he sympathizes with the cause as a focal point of Native American rights and sustainable development.
“It’s become a political issue when it shouldn’t be,” Johnson said. “Build more in already developed areas, and leave the areas outside of our already conquered spectrum.”
But Johnson also said that, beyond his personal views, he felt the show was in line with his vision of his store as a forum for free expression and constructive communication.
“It’s incredible how much people don’t think about freedom of speech,” Johnson said. “That’s really what this place is, a sanctuary of all beliefs, all political ideas, all science, all religion. It’s a way to add to the bigger picture, which is more discourse.”
Okay, what’s playing here next! We have gotta see an upcoming show here!
McCartney the Gnome and Amish Meth Lab Member
Balloons aren’t just for birthdays or hot air rides anymore! We have discovered that GNOME BALLOONS exist and we have since adopted dozens of them here at The Gnome Abode.
Gnome balloons make great therapists. Just lie down on the couch and tell him your problems. He’s not going anywhere. Unless he’s filled with helium. And in that case, you’d better make sure he’s tied down so you get your money’s worth. Therapy ain’t cheap, people.
Gnome balloons make great secretaries! Hate answering the phone and dealing with people? Awful at organizing your own schedule? Gnome balloons will get all your ducks in a row and all you i’s dotted. And if you ask really nicely, your gnome may be willing to dot your i’s with hearts or smiley faces.
Gnome balloons are always full of surprises! Whether it’s a nicely wrapped gift or a roll of toilet paper, you can be sure that each day with your gnome balloon will be different than the last.
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McCartney The Gnome
(and Amish Meth Lab band member. Tour dates are slow this time of year so I picked up a sales job, okay? Don’t judge me)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [December 11, 2012]
Gnome Band, Amish Meth Lab, Opens for The Smashing Pumpkins!
The All State Arena is proud to present nationally known gnome band, Amish Meth Lab, in concert TODAY at 11:39pm. Tickets are $984.01 and available by sending a wire transfer to a nameless Swiss Bank, who will upload payment to us via blog post.
Oh yeah, and some band called The Smashing Pumpkins is supposed to show up too.
There’s all kinds of hype about this last minute show. Rumors are flying that there will even be hippos in attendance. So what’s the buzz all about?
“Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.” – Diablo de Mantequilla, The duck-riding gnome
”It’s hard to imagine another artist on the heavy rock/reggae/folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess.” – Isabelle, The Cabbage Patch
”It’s not just a wealth of musical styles or their smooth and expressive sounds that have made them such fine artists. Their songs, which range from thoughtful to silly to poetic, show that they knows their way around the gnomish language and gnomish culture just as well as they know they way around a bottle of gin.” – Not Timmy, The Monkey
See ya at the show!
McCartney of AML
Well, do you?
Then ask a gnome expert! We have a few hanging around The Gnome Abode. They’ve got business cards now too!
No question is too dumb. We’re used to dumb questions!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our gnomes on making 200 blog posts on www.thedrunkgnome.com. This is our 200th post!!!
Happy Gnomers’ Day to Everyone!
McCartney The Gnome