3/17/04

United By Walter Schreifels

Opening remarks / Mission Statement.

So, I was driving to work this morning, listening to a bootleg of Memory of A Free Festival. As much as I was enjoying the moment, I was working myself into a frenzy, as I thought of the ongoing battle to find information regarding our hero. I guess it all started with the "fade away" of Rival Schools, the slow death of their Island Records website, the constant tease of things such as an updated Some Records site, Moondog re-issues, etc... I don't think I've read an official word about Walter or his related projects in over a year.

So what happened? Where did he go? What's the status now.... Is his new band called "Memory of a Free Festival" or "Walter and the Motorcycles", or perhaps something all together new. Is it a coincidence that the new Limp Biskit song sounds like "Fazer"? Why are there so many "animal" references in his new songs? The list goes on and on and on....

As I passed the Gas & Sip, I wondered why in all the World Wide Web there wasn't a spot to ponder such questions with like minded folk...

It was then my mission became clear... and here it is.

To be honest with you, I haven't put much thought into this "site", all I know is that it would be cool to build it up with the help of all who stumble upon it. I'd like to be able to have a place to share rare recordings of Walter-based bands, recommendations of similar music, and I guess rants and raves from people who "get center" around Walter Schreifels and his former partners in crime (Instruction, etc..).

At inception, I don't feel the need to have pages dedicated to history... As Dave Smalley once said "If you have to ask, you'll never know". However, I could see a cool b-side type area, live photos.. you know the kind of stuff you can't find on typical official sites.

I plan on adding stuff regularly, so please favorite place it and check back..... if you have any ideas or things I can put up... please email me.The focus of this site will be centered around the community forum. I would like this to be a place where Quicksand/Rival Schools fans can get together and share cool things. As Walter says in one of his new songs... "anything is possible".

 

"It's a great adventure... come along"