Wicked '06

Situation Tranquil has announced that they are working on a new multimedia project entitled "Wicked". A February 2006 release date has been set. Very little is known at this point. Groovy dude and ST co-founder KF Nibla had this to say to the press via a two way video phone from his summer home in the artic:

"The project is deliberately and distinctively inter- and multi-disciplinary in nature; the hope is that this will help generate provocative insights into evil from across the spectrum of academic fields, professions, vocations, religious traditions and other relevant sources. By bringing together perspectives and views from the various disciplines, professions, and vocations the emphasis is on creativity and innovation in wrestling with the problems raised by evil and human wickedness."

His creative linemate Dr. Gregory Trash remarked via teleography in a dot dash sequence..."It is different. STOP. We are working many hours on this project. STOP. Look for new and exciting things from this band in '06. STOP. 'Wicked' will rock. STOP."



While this is technically not an article about supergroup Situation Tranquil, the band felt its social importance deemed it worthwhile of a mention on this site.

Canadiens getting Youppi! as mascot

Canadian Press
9/16/2005 1:09:43 PM

MONTREAL (CP) - The storied Montreal Canadiens are getting a mascot - and not just any old one.

Youppi!, who was the Montreal Expos' mascot for years before the team moved south, is coming out of retirement to join the National Hockey League team.
The super furry animal is still orange but is expected to wear the Canadiens' white or red jersey when he entertains fans at the Bell Centre.
There was no immediate comment from Canadiens management whether they believe the new signing can help the team win its first Stanley Cup since 1993.
Youppi! was once ejected from a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Canadiens will be hoping the lumbering giant can keep his temper in check.

Contract details have not been released.

Gotham Glitch!

Following last night's unannounced ST New York City gig, the legendary Dr. Alex Z. Trash was arrested and later released for 'loitering'. The Doctor says he will fight all charges in a court of law.

Through his attorney Kevin Archer, Trash has made his first public statement, "I was waiting for someone. Someone in a leopard hat. Ya gotta believe me."



XM Satellite Radio and supergroup Situation Tranquil have inked a ten-year, $100M agreement making XM the exclusive satellite radio network of the 'most awesome band' beginning with the ’07-08 tour. XM will begin broadcasting concerts, interviews and exclusive sessions on a dedicated ST channel this year and will gain exclusivity once Sirius Satellite Radio’s partnership with the band expires at the end of the ’06-07 tour. (THE DAILY).

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’s Leonard Horton notes the deal comes as XM and Sirius both have gained “final approval from Canada’s Federal Cabinet for bringing their services” to the country. XM said that Canadian Satellite Radio (CSR), its partner in Canada, “will fund an undisclosed portion of the ST deal.” XM CEO David Benevidez: “Our next goal is to be No. 1 in Canada, and we can’t think of a better content provider to join us than the jolly good rocking all-stars” (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/13).

In Toronto, Nancy Baily reports CSR “is expected to be up and running by Christmas.” ST keyboardist extrodinaire Dr. Zach A. Trash said that XM “promised to launch the groove fest no later than January 1." The good Doctor also said that the channel “will probably be based in Esslingen or maybe Zell, somewhere close to a cool brewhaus” (GLOBE & MAIL, 9/13).

Also in Toronto, Gary Mueller reports production costs “will be minimal as XM will simply feed the band cold cuts and finger food." (GLOBE & MAIL, 9/13).


Iggy Hangs it Up

NEW YORK (CP) - Iggy Burnett is calling it quits.

The 44-year-old guitarist announced his retirement Monday, ending a career that stretched 25 rocking seasons and produced a wicked good time for himself and fans of the band Situation Tranquil.

He called it a tough decision, because he was still healthy. But he said the fact he could leave the band in good condition also influenced his decision.

The two-time Melody Maker MVP (1990 and '92) made the announcement on a conference call Monday, the start of rehearsals.

"For me it's been a long career, I achieved a lot," he said. "There was really nothing left for me to achieve, it was just time for me to move aside and go on to something else. Plus this will give me more time to hang out with my good pal Mark Messier."

Band frontmen KF Nibla and Dr. Richard R. Trash were unavailable for comment.