ST's New Multimedia Project

"Window to the Soul"...available in stores 12-22-05


Dr T speaks

A glimpse inside the legend

"I grew up in Chicago and left when I was 21 for Los Angeles. My parents gave me piano lessons when I was around nine or ten. I hated it for the first four years—until I learned how to do it—then it became fun, which is about the same time I first heard Negro music. I was about 12 or 13, playing baseball in a playground; someone had a radio tuned into a Negro station. From then on I was hooked.

I used to listen to Al Benson and Big Bill Hill—they were disk jockeys in Chicago. From then on all the music I listened to was on the radio. My piano playing changed; I became influenced by jazz. I learned how to play that stride piano with my left hand, and knew that was it: stuff with a beat—jazz, blues, rock. "At school I was primarily interested in film. It seemed to combine my interests in drama, visual art, music, and the profit motive. Before I left Chicago I was in theater.

These days, I think we want our theater, our entertainment to be larger than life. I think the total environmental thing will come in. Probably Cinerama will develop further. "I think ST is a representative American group. America is a melting pot and so are we. Our influences spring from a myriad of sources which we have amalgamated, blending divergent styles into our own thing. We're like the country itself. America must seem to be a ridiculous hodgepodge to an outsider.

It's like Situation Tranquil. We come from different areas, different musical areas. We're put together with a lot of sweat, a lot of fighting. All of the things people say about America can be said about ST. "All of us have the freedom to explore and improvise within a framework. KF is an improviser with words. Hold it a second...sorry...that's not me....that's Ray Manzarek...my bad"


ST: 'Nyet' to Net

Tranquils Make a Stand

Mega Supergroupers Situation Tranquil are fed up. Fed up with having their music available to the world free of charge.

"We have hired council and are in the process of sueing everyone with internet access." said keyboardist extrodinaire Dr. Ivan K. Trash. "I've discovered that this whole 'downloading' thing is out of hand. And it must stop right f-ing now! Understood?"

An informal web search found over 17,000 sites which offer free ST music.

"At first I really didn't mind." offered ST founder KF Nibla. "We saw it as a good thing at the time. You know promotionally sound. You get a taste of the musical sounds we so lovingly compose and then BANG! we gotcha. Hooked like a crack addict at sundown." But times have changed. "Now it's hitting the old pocketbook if you know what I mean and I think you do."

ST has hired L.A. attorney Michael Whitehurst to file lawsuits in over 230 countries involving over 600 million individuals and businesses. "Serious? We are dead serious. Serious as a massive coranary heart attack while stuffing a Patty Melt down the old pie hole serious." said Whitehurst during his late night press conference. "Sure we've got a lot of work ahead of us. But we are dedicated to eraticate the web of ST music right GD now. Dig? I will not rest until people stop taking hard earned dough from the pockets of my good pals Sitaution Tranquil." Asked what his compensation package from the band included, Whitehurst refused to answer.

"I've got a lot of paperwork right now." stated Whitehurst.

the Internet is a world wide network of computers both public and private which share mass amounts of information and until recently free groovy music