A journey through local music scenes in the American heartland as heard from a bicycle.

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Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Energetic songs from The Hollywood Ten can be heard in the Week 3 and Week 5 webisodes. It's hard for us to imagine the "party sequence" in Week 5 with any other song than Three Licks. You can buy their music here.

 

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Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Used throughout Bandcycle (extensively in weeks 1 and 2) Gabrahm Vitek lent an upbeat, jazz/pop sound to several of our biking sequences. You can buy their latest album on the band's website.


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Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Bandcycle director Dry Bones has been a fan of King Tut for several years. Their rowdy, rhythmic music has been a perfect fit for the series' soundtrack. Check out our favorite songs "Here It Is And There It Goes" and "Luke's Hymn" on their myspace page

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Mon, Nov 15, 2010
San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego,

Hey guys.  We thought we'd all share our thoughts from the trip, so below you will find the final blog posts from myself (Dan), Maj, Alex, and Dry Bones.  Please enjoy.  And thanks for all your support and motivation.  We love you all.

MAJ:

For a while when I looked back on the last stretch of the Bandcycle ride I felt unsatisfied. I felt like I had come so close to completing the almost impossible goal of riding a bicycle farther...

Tue, Nov 9, 2010
Dulzura, CaliforniaDulzura,

It's the second to last day. Not a ton to report from the road, as we're all just geared toward finishing. It's freezing cold at night, and borderline hot during the day.

We rode through a big section of sand dunes early, which was was quite unpleasant as the wind whipped grit up into our faces for fifteen miles. At this point though, I don't think anybody cares. For the past two or three days we've been riding along the southernmost road in this part of the country, desert-lined...

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Mon, Nov 8, 2010
Calexico, CaliforniaCalexico,

Bandcycle kicks ass. Let's just get that out of the way so I don't have to bring it up again. This trip has been everything I wanted it to be. I've stayed on an Indian reservation, seen a rattlesnake, and now the reason for this post, BEEN TO MEXICO!

The ride into Calexico, California was nothing to write homea bout. Lots of border patrol guys in eerie green and white trucks, some sand, and a bunch of straight long roads. Oh, and it was pretty windy. We parked it at the Don Juan Motel...

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Mon, Nov 8, 2010
Yuma, ArizonaYuma,

It's Dry Bones. My only image of Yuma came from the remake of 3:10 to Yuma, so needless to say I wasn't quite up to date on what was going on there.

Luckily, we saw a train station in town, so in my mind, our visit was a success.

You know how people tell you that everywhere in the Midwest is the same? Well I think that also applies to the Southwest. Sure, there are differences, but I couldn't tell you what they are. There's a desolated, obsolete feeling I got from...

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
Gila Bend, ArizonaGila Bend,

They have an annual shrimp festival here, and not much more can be said. 

- The Crew

Pop Culture Reference for Google: Wikileaks

Distance Biked: 82 miles

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Thu, Nov 4, 2010
Mesa, ArizonaMesa,

Phoenix, Arizona. It never rains, yet somehow they have a million golf courses and everyone has grass.

As soon as we dropped down into the desert on the eastern side of Phoenix, the temperature jumped from 50 to 90 degrees. We'd woken up in a frozen tent that morning in the Tonto National Forest, which may or may not have been closed for the season. The whole day was pretty much spent downhill.

The most exciting moment of the trip for me occurred while filming this shot:

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Tue, Nov 2, 2010

Beautiful AZ Canyon

Pardon our lacking blog updates. We're in the middle of a stretch between Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ. The distance between these two cities is about four hundred miles. We decided that instead of doing six days of...

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