If you're not on "Dear Morris - The Mailing List", then you should be. No Even Net-denizen can afford to leave themselves out of the great discussion that is Dear Morris. Do yourself a favour and get your page over to Scott's mailing list, at http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~remah1/even/list.html and sign up, pronto. Meanwhile, here's some of the more notable things that have been said in the few years that the list has been running...




...i went and saw them in grevel records and took some photos to put up with the article and i forgot to take the lens cap off...
-Madds


...One David S. did not like one crowd member's shout of "Bring back Ash" during Fridays show...
-Scott


...now it is my duty and obligation to throw something in about EVEN.. umm.... ummmmm.... fuck i can't think of anything... fuck.. ummmmm... i..umm... i...um..fuck.. i...like..even... uh, yeah...that's all i have to say...
-Madds


...you will have to excuse Maddi......she is one serious tripper...
-Kate


...I have to say that Dylan [Lewis] is a complete cock toss and is totally up himself...
-Kate


...well i know what i'm going to spend the money i won at the 'races' on! VINYL RULES...
-Alice


..."they were the worst band ever!"...
-Bronwyn


...I had to get so drunk to put up with Pollyanna that I don't really remember the Lemonheads...
-Bronwyn


...we timed the arrival masterfully which was a suprise seeing as some dickhead thought it would be nice to re-surface the Arterial and not tell anyone about it...
-Scott


...Mae doesn't work here any more. Could you please take her off the list?...
-Melbourne University


...Tuesday 28th - The Palace, St Kilda w. S*chair (nasty word censored)...
-Scott


...For the first time Ash spent less time setting up than Mr Roadie...
-Scott


...No Even, No go to BDO - Nick... Well more like no photo pass, 36C and 35k people - no go Nick...
-Nick


...it has been a while since I've seen Ash go absolutely spastic...
-Scott


...I would get out my old beats/inpresses but im afraid there are spiders in there...
-Louisa


...I wont be much use as an interviewee when they write "The Story of Even" bio will I?...
-Nadine


...If we resolve this date and venue issue soon, (ie before everyone else on the e-mail group gets bored shiteless of this drivel)...
-Justin


...the only girl I heard scream a request was for "Whole Wide World" by Carton - or Wreckless Eric - which ever way you look at it... to which Ashley giggled and replied "We don't Know that one Louisa"...
-Louisa


...if everyone checks their Beat and In*press carefully, for Saturday night, the penny should drop...... hopefully the night won' t be a *Flop*...
-Nadine [on advertised band 'Karmic Flop']


...I've never heard of the other band on the bill, are they some sort of ridiculous tribute band?...
-Justin [on advertised band 'Karmic Flop']


...And as for that headlining band...what were they called? ..Was it Karmic Flop??....god knows what the hell they will be like...a bit of an unknown quantity.........still gotta give the young up and comers a chance...
-Nadine [on advertised band 'Karmic Flop']


...my friend Trent who was in the front row with me leaned forward and convinced him to play Stupid Dream which included a story about bands pretending to forget early songs and having to buy the music on tour to remember...
-Stewart


...When Ash announced 4:18 he said with a coy smile '....this might as well be the Adelaide theme song...' I'm just wondering if anyone knows what he meant? My guess it may have something to do with the copious amounts of drugs we smoke here... Anyone?...
-Tori


...tim [Rogers] is definitely a ray afficionado...when he met ray davies, ray said to him "you're trying to look like me!" and tim had no answer- what the hell would you say to that?...
-Secret Squirrel


...I know i'm lost. Hotmail hates me. I'm losing this account in a week. On the upside, i just cashed in $220 worth of JB-Hifi vouchers today. Gotta love 21st birthdays...
-Ash B.


...'Thanks everyone for coming to see us even though all your friends wanted to go and see Even'...
-Ross McLennan (Snout) at the Melbourne BDO


> Great value at only 12.5 cents per song, wouldn't you say.

geez, anyone would think you were an accountant or something justin...
-Mae


...matt tow from drop city is now hooked up with tim rogers ex. No accounting for taste really...
-Mari


...Drop City and Sidewinder are playing the Globe on the 19th - but then there's Custard at the Metro. Or I could see Custard with SFA tomorrow night, but then there's Big Heavy Stuff at the 'dale. Ok, this is all too much. What was that again about there not being enough gigs in Sydney?!!...
-Aisling


...Even / Garageland as a double act, now thats another Gilette Moment...
-Anthony


...two people from this list both asking who Scott was, only to find out he runs the damn thing...someone needs to lift his profile...
-Ash B.


...I have a profile?...
-Scott


...One other update ...watch upcoming editions of t & a magazine um, er ahhem - RALPH. (!) I believe a piece on Even is to be included...
-Nadine


...Hands up everyone who thought that the lighting on Sat. night in the Gershwin room was really really good..... yeah, i thought so...
-Ash B. [temporary lighting guy]


...[lighting is] kind of like... make-up, no? In that, it's at its best when you don't notice that someone is wearing it. qv. Marilyn Manson, et al. Joke. Justin, don't you think that Rubber should invest in a huge, flashing 'Drugs' sign for the backdrop of all future Even shows...?
-Ash B.


...Im afraid my down loads of the Come Again wall paper are also skewed. Ive down loaded the 1024even and 800even with the same results. I will try them on my other computer, but that means i have to get rid of David Boon wallpaper...
-Anthony


...what a time for Aussie music. The week before last there was a guy on Rikki lake wearing.... a YOU AM I shirt. I fell outa my seat when someone told me...
-Greedo


...I am having no problem in getting my Geelong born ass up to Melbourne for that one...
-Tank


...i don't for a second endorse underage gig-going. I merely applaud those who succeed...
-Ash B.


...A little dodgy? Are you kidding? This is the most insulting thing I've heard in a long time. Aint it good to hear that us chicks have come so far that guys are still giving us this kinda advice!
-Isabelle


...I was doing nothing more than having a go at the wonderful race of human beings known as door bouncers. Love their work.
-Ash B.


...In the dark ages of my underage drinking a fake birth certificate was all that was required. It was kinda embarrassing having my Mum pick me up from the gig in her pyjamas though...
-Nadine


...It appears that there is a considerable scum presence at the Monash Uni Clayton campus. No, I'm not refering to Melbourne Uni students that come here for our free beer but rather, the complete and utter FUCKWIT that is going around systematically peeling off the even black umbrella stickers that I've been sticking around...
-Greedo


...J is for Jerk of a record store clerk who tried to tell me even weren't that good live...
-Scott


...L is for The La's, "There She Goes". If you know the song, nothing else need be said. If you don't, trade in your pop sensibility for one that does...
-Scott


...Ash has been definitely been practicing those rock-jumps...
-Scott


...Is that Ash wearing a F@#$ing maggies jumper?. I think i've lost all respect for him. If he wears it this week at the ZOO in brisneyland i will have to have a big talk to him...
-Anthony


>3 cheers for the punter with the funky Afro, who stood near Wally!

Oh man, that hair was insane! Tim Buckley would have been put to shame. It really did beg the simple but profound question "Why?"...
-Nadine


...Now the trainspotters can tell me what really happened. I was too busy pressing buttons...
-Justin


...One of my friends said that if you play the chords to 'there she goes' backwards you get the chords for sidewinder's 'here she comes again'...
-Mari


...Subject: They EVEN help your sex life.
...on a good note, i took a girl ive been just starting to see. After the gig we were is such a good mood that we were able to rendezvous in my bed and keep each other from getting cold for the rest of the night. So as far as im concerned the gig was a success...
-Anthony


...incidently, Glide lost out in the 'Exams vs. Glide' bout...
-Greedo


...Paul Dempsey should start taking his head out of his arse, because Something For Kate are not yet like Big Star...
-Kevin


> Hang on, i thought Ben Lee was australia's best song writer...

...Oh really, I actually thought BL was a precocious twit...
-Nadine


...i guess its just a question of substance over style. Ben Harper is more charismatic and all i saw was 2 inches of afro...
-Anthony


...speaking of marketing and triple JJJ, they [Jebediah] just reek of it as far as I can tell. Dumb songs for little kids to go off to...
-Nadine


...While in the "not into it" mode - I might as well slag Tim Friedman who I think is the biggest load of overrated old bullocks...
-Nadine


...geeze for someone who does not post much I am really "chatty". Sorry I just rarely have anything to say about even, I just like listening. I really will shut up for a while...
- (the unusually chatty) Nadine


...I werk in a small reckerd shop in a little N.S.W. country Town called Bathurst. Since the realease of "Come Again" we have sold 9 copies(5 of those I purchased for me and My friends)...
-Jason


...It was interesting to read in last weeks football recored that Carlton footballer Simon Beaumont listed Even as his favourite band. Its great to read that a lot of people that you wouldn't have suspected, do infact like Even. Upon reading this, I proclaimed his briliance and what a legend he is for liking Even and then in the first half, the usual struggling footballer starred kicking 8 first half goals...
-Michael


...*great*! Even's brilliance caused the downfall of my boys Collingwood. I now have the all time greatest excuse!! - "but mate... Carlton's mob listen to Even. It's no wonder they won!"...
-Greedo


...If we are on the subject of places to play along the lines of "in your lounge room", Justin, could the boys play at my wedding reception next year? It would solve all our music problems in one go!!!!...
-David


...i dont think 9:41 is as catchy as 4:18...
-Anthony


...Though I think that "9:41 and my minds gone numb" is pretty catchy. Whaddya want Tolstoy or something?...
-Nadine


...oh i dunno... "it's 9:41 and my mind's gone numb"?????...
-Mae [thinking alike, as great minds do]


...I came across a yellow Toyota Camry with an Even bumper sticker. I know it's a long stretch, but was it anyone on the list that I let in to the left hand lane on Alexandra Pde, off the Hoddle St-to-Alexandra Pde-on-ramp??...
-Cherie


>Just wonderin' which Beatles song you guy's would most like to see The Boys cover?

...Personally I think he should have a go at the beatles classic 'Funky Cold Medina', more popularly covered by Tone Loc in the late 80's...
-Ash B.


...As of course you all know, Funky Cold Medina was never actually recorded by the Beatles, although I'm sure George Harrison gets that 'gee I wish i'd written that song' feeling every time he hears Tone Loc strut his stuff...
-Ash B.


...I seem to recall through the Merlot fog that inexplicably descends upon me whenever I set foot in the Standard...
-Nadine


>If he is not careful Ash will be known as the the Molly Meldrum of the melbourne scene. You know anywhere any time.

...Well, that would have to better than being known as the Michael Hutchence of the Melbourne scene at the moment!...
-Nadine





HIGHLIGHTS from Even's Web Chat experience (thanks to Scott):

...Next Even album should be early Y2K. Did you like that wanky terminology?...
-Ash N.


-Kelly- Channel V said that Even are HUGE in France
-EVEN2- Wally's huge in France. He's huge wherever he goes. Can't help it.


-Pinball- Wally - can we expect u to sing on a track or too on the next album?
-EVEN2- I sing on a track or two all the time


-Pinball- Wally, washing your hair is not very rock
-EVEN2- Pinball it's the rest of the music world that's not very rock. I wrote the book, baby


-EVEN2- The bus has it's own on board dealer who'll sort you all for e's and wizz


-JJJ- bye!
-EVEN2- See ya JJJ thanks for the memories. Cheers for adding Watching My Door to high rotation. We can now pay the rent upon our return to our beloved Oz