They're Biting!!

It's no secret that supergroup Situation Tranquil love nothing more than jamming for their fans, but a close second is getting rod and reel and enjoying a little 'kick back time' with powerful world leaders. And that's just what happened last weekend when the entire band was invited to put bait to water with the Bush boys in New Orleans.

"It's just pure relaxation basically." said ST keyboartist and amatuer angler Dr. Maurice R. Trash. "I feel close to nature when I'm able to get out there with good friends."

"I was a little surprised when I got the invite from George. But he is on vacation." said longtime band boss KF Nibla. "Frankly I think Laura is starting to drive him up the wall."

ST Kinder Gooves Reviewed

"Happy Music for Immature People"

Here is a fabulous collection of 77 eclectic and diverse songs brought to you by longtime nilist rockers, KF, Trash and the boys (and friends!). This 6-hour long romp includes traditional American folk songs, a Japanese tune, classics from Australia and West India, Belarus, Marrocco, Pago Pago, Ireland, Niger, Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, England and Iowa along with outstanding original pieces by the decadent rockers from Stuttgart. And again the brilliantly talented KF Nibla is joined by a cast of solid well-groomed musicians including Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), composer Philip Glass, Deborah Harry, Rob Zombie, and Ozzy Osbourne. KF and his trusty partner in crime, Dr. Mark Samuel Trash, are quickly singing their way into the hearts of children and adults alike because they undestand that music making is good family fun and can create a cash flow like no other. Age focus 5-9.


Happy and Kind Pandas Are Politely Cleaning My Mirrors

Chock-Full of Bouncy Fun!

Always looking to explore new ground and take on the critics, legendary supergroup Situation Tranquil is set to release an album of children's music.

"Making children's music albums for the preschool to 6th grade set is easy as ABC. The challenge comes in coming up with stuff to please children, young-at-heart grownups, and everyone else, including other people," said Dr. Yancey B. Trash, band co-founder, keyboardist, and resident Don Quixote.

The album, tentatively titled "Herpetology Is Not What It Sounds Like It Is" by Situation Tranquil & Friends, is filled with feel-good songs with quality storytelling and a tight sound. The tunes are clever and appealing, making the most of kids' imaginations; the words catchy and irrepressible just begin to describe the majestic string-band music uncorked by this veteran quintet of gifted vocalinstrumentalists and songsmiths whose idea of a rollicking good time runs from "German Ho'down (House of One-Two-Threes)" through "Juicy Black Lady" to "Deadbeat Dads Can't Dance." ST's active musical imagination is central to their charm, their music boasting a heavy rock base with bluegrass, polka, Tex-Mex, jazz, blues and goth colorants.

"We want to entertain children, but also teach them fundamentals and enlighten them in a broader sense," says Trash, sweeping his long blonde hair out of his eyes. "Plus kids should not be denied their God-given need to rock!"

Longtime bassist and ice-lover KF Nibla is philosophical about the band's new musical venture. "Creating zappy new kids' music is risky business. It's like trying to predict the weather: No matter how many Doppler radars, dew-point ratings or Ouija boards you have in your arsenal, your Category 5 hurricane can just as easily fizzle out into a plain, old rainstorm. But we're up for the challenge. It's no secret we're genius."

The album's musical guests will include Trent Reznor, New Order's Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Ringo Starr and Gang of Four, who ironically appear on the upbeat "That Group of Communist Party Leaders in the People's Republic of China -- Mao's Widow Jiang Qing and Three of Her Close Associates, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen -- Who Were Arrested and Removed From their Positions in 1976, Following the Death of Mao Zedong, and Were Blamed for the Events of the Cultural Revolution!"

Drummer Markus K. Elman sums it up. "Our fans - many of them hipster parents - know that if we can produce such epicly cool music for adults, we can also produce epicly cool music for kids. Is it 'epicly or 'epically'? Is that even a word?"

This December, hipster parents - or friends of hipster parents - unhitch the iPods to scour CD racks for these zany, inspiring, clever, smart tunes for the smallest ears in the family.

Good luck.

ST Seeks to Purchase Ice Sharks

NHL to review Band's Bid.

Canadian sports television outlet TSN today reported that Rock Group Situation Tranquil is looking to buy the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks.

According to TSN, S.T. "Very much digs hockey and would rather own the team than buy lots of tickets, pretzels and foam hands with #1 fingers."

Insiders say S.T. is ready to offer $127M cash plus a box of posters from the band's 1988 "Eating St. Louis" tour.

Band management has failed to either confirm or deny the news.

Band visionary KF Nibla was reached via a 2-way short-wave radio late last night, "It is what it is. I like hockey. I like ice. I like it all."

Longtime ST keyboardist Dr. Ralph T. Trash summed up his perspective. "I'm so glad to see the Irbe-led sharks beat buffalo at the cow palace in 1993's 2nd preseason game."


A Good Friend -- RIP

Situation Tranquil is sad to inform rockers everywhere that — Bob Denver -- whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960's television show "Gilligan's Island'' -- has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. Denver was 70.

Denver died Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina of complications from treatment he was receiving for cancer, his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, told the Associated Press. Denver reportedly passed quietly during the night while listening to out-takes from an aborted 1987 Situation Tranquil project "Manifesto of Mayhem". He had recently purchased the rare bootleg on EBay.

Denver had also undergone quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, which is never very pleasant.
Denver's wife, Dreama, and his children Ennis, Elmo, Iggy and Sader were with him when he journyed to the other side.

"He was my everything and I will love him forever,'' Dreama Denver said in a statement.
Denver's signature role was Gilligan. But he was already known to TV audiences for another iconic character, that of Maynard G. Krebs, the bearded beatnik friend of Dwayne Hickman's Dobie in the "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,'' which aired from 1959 to 1963. Denver also was known for his love of the enimigmatic rock band ST. Unknown to even his own family Denver would travel the world to catch ST in concert.

ST's 1984 single "Little Buddy" was a quiet tribute to the longtime actor.

"Gilligan's Island'' lasted on CBS from 1964 to 1967, and it was revived in later seasons with three high-rated TV movies. It was a Robinson Crusoe story about seven disparate travelers who were marooned on a deserted Pacific Island after their small boat was wrecked in a storm.

The cast: Alan Hale Jr., as Skipper Jonas Grumby; Bob Denver, as his klutzy assistant Gilligan; Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer, as rich snobs Thurston and Lovey Howell; Tina Louise, as voluptuous movie star Ginger Grant; Russell Johnson, as egghead science professor Roy Hinkley Jr.; and Dawn Wells, as sweet-natured farm girl Mary Ann Summers all dug ST very severely.

Much like Situation Tranquil, critics hooted at "Gilligan's Island'' as gag-ridden corn. Audiences adored its far-out comedy. Writer-creator Sherwood Schwartz insisted that the show had social meaning along with the laughs. "I knew that by assembling seven different people and forcing them to live together, the show would have great philosophical implications,'' he said.

ST Keyboardist Dr. Maynard G Trash released this statement: "Now sit right back and you'll hear a tale...just kidding. He was one groovy dude. I speak for all of the ST family when I say ...t his is a tough break for us all. Rest well Gilligan...rest well."


16th DPU

ST to honor Stuttgart's infamous 'Hofbrau of Lunch Bunch".

"They were great men. They had a job to do. They did it well, very well."
KF Nibla said via a vintage 1980 shortwave radio to a pup tent filled with rock journalists. It was then that Nibla announced Situation Tranquil's newest multi-media project. "16th - Ein tag in der leben".

"This is something we've meant to do for a long time now. Finally it's coming to fruition much like a baby who finally is exiting the womb only to come to terms with the horror that is modern life."

Yes ST has set out upon another ambitious episode which follows dramatic day to day challenges of a pack of olive drab clad misfits.

"We will simultaniously release a 3-CD box set, DVD, magazine, interactive web site, feature length film, coffee table book, Podcast, video game, themed lunch box, satellite radio station, chain of apparel stores, restaurant, airline, stage play, concert tour and a high quailty coloring book. I think our fans will enjoy it."

Situation Tranquil mainstay Dr. Theodore H. Trash was also enthusiatic about the September releases. "Basically this is a message of hope in a troubling social climate. It faces the bigger questions in life...like rent, lease or buy."

"It's a labor of love." said KF.

All proceeds will go directly to the bank accounts of members of Situation Tranquil and their dependents.


Fun Packet Flashback

First in a Series

DRT --> KF

Call Reagan. His ties are ready.

Remember - there's no single cheese like Velveeta.

A new technological advancement in death.

Splitting atoms for sexual fulfilment.

Cheese curious cheese.

Jim Beach: Attractor or Lord of the flies?

She had long, sexy legs and beautiful flowing plaid hair.

Mona unbuttoned her blouse and let her fullness fall into Bart's pudding.

Pizza...sehr schon.

High level knitting.

Why does no one speak of Mike Cicero?

ST 1986 "Lack of Jello" tour.