CELEBRATES ONE YEAR IN CYBERSPACE!
Well, we've made it to one year ... June
20 marks the launch of World's Away into Taxiride cyberspace,
and to celebrate, I'm hoping you can join me in the MSN
Community/Support Group Chatroom to have an 'online party'... how
do we do that? Make sure you grab some party food, put on your dicky party
hat (a bit like those fools below ;-)) and crank up the Taxiride tunes
before you hop into the Chatroom so you're in the mood for some birthday
silliness! If you can't make it on Monday or Friday night, I will probably
be online most nights from about 8.30 - 9pm onwards till fairly late (some
of you know my stamina!) throughout the week (except Thursday), so come
along and have some fun!
There may be some different celebratory
things popping up throughout the week so keep an eye on the updates
section on the main home page to see what's in store for the WA Bday Bash!
everyone, including Taxiride, for their (positive) support during the
past year - there have been more than enough sh**ty situations which have
arisen because of this site, so to the ppl and band members who gave me
a boost when I didn't want to deal with it anymore...well, WA wouldn't
be here if you weren't for you. You're all very special, kind, thoughtful
and considerate ppl...thank you :-)
who's in the party spirit already :-)
a nomination in this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association)
Awards for Most Performed Work - Creepin' Up Slowly.
Fellow contenders for the coveted award were Disco Montego (Beautiful),
Silverchair (The Greatest View), Darren Hayes (Insatiable)
and Kasey Chambers (Not Pretty Enough), who managed to win the
award during the ceremony held at the Four Season Hotel (Sydney) on May
19. Nominations for this award were based on statistical performance.
on Sydney's The Footy Show (Channel 9) on Thursday 17.04.03.
Here's a little bit of streaming Get
Set and Afterglow
(requires Windows Media Player)!
FROM EUROPE 16.04.03
Taxiride return to
Australia from Europe last month after a few days of R & R at various
locations around the globe. The band performed shows in England, Germany,
Italy, France and Holland. Here's
some pix from Amsterdam, thanks to Suzette.
YOU'RE PART OF THE A-TEAM! 09.05.03
This is a call out
to all Taxiride fans!!! We're looking for people who are interested in
joining a new Street Team to help promote Taxiride. What you'll need to
do is visit our Street Team site --- http://taxirideateam.tripod.com
and leave us your email address so we can contact you with an email containing
some questions regarding your location and availability.
At this point we're only accepting a limited number of Street Teamers,
so don't feel too disappointed if you're left out, it just may mean that
we've got too many people in your area who've already joined up. We do
eventually want to increase street team membership, but during this trial
period we want to keep the numbers down. This also means that we are only
accepting Australian participants, but again we hope to widen street team
efforts to include international fans in the future.
May 23 is the closing date to let us know if you're interested,
so get in early.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
NEW EMAIL FROM WARNER
Warner have sent
out a new email. If you haven't subscribed to their mailing list yet,
you can do that by popping the Garage Mahal CD into your 'puter while
you're connected to the net and send in your email addy. If you really
couldn't be stuffed doing that, here's what it said and what it looked
Taxiride are currently on tour in Europe and are playing to sell-out crowds.
The band has performed in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, & France with
their last show in London on April 11th at the famous Borderline Club.
The band's new album
'Garage Mahal' is out now. Perhaps you have seen the TV commercial, the
one that says "3 Big Hits - 'Creepin' Up Slowly', 'How I Got This
Way', and 'Afterglow'". If you haven't already got a copy of the
album, "Do your self a favour" (as one famous TV music icon
always said), go and get a copy and see what the rest of the world are
is in stores now. Stay tuned for the latest Taxiride news, updates and
Taxiride will be
performing at the Doomben Raceday event on Saturday May 17. Tickets are
on sale April 9 and available from Ticketmaster.
Call 07 3268 6800 for more details. UPDATE
- Another date has been announced - Parkwood Tavern on the Gold Coast,
There's a 5-page
spread on the lighting/production side of Taxiride shows in CX Magazine.
It's an industry mag so I'm not sure where you'd buy it, but here's the
if you'd like to try and get your hands on a copy.
ON CHANNEL [V]'S MUSICBUS 21.03.03
on the South Australian leg of Channel [v]'s Free Ride Billabong Musicbus,
performing in Port Pirie on Wed Mar 19 and Adelaide's Rundle Street Mall
on Thur Mar 20. They only had time to perform Get Set and Creepin'
Up Slowly for the Port Pirie audience, while the Adelaidians had
the better deal with Get Set, Afterglow, Saffron,
How I Got This Way and Creepin'. One lucky little lady
got a kiss from Jase, although she had to eat a rather nasty looking boiled
egg which he'd handled... You're one gutsy lass! ;-\
Here are a couple
of pix which were taken on the day, obtained from the Channel
IN SYDNEY 16.04.03
Ex-Taxiride guy Dan
Hall will be performing three gigs in Sydney over the next couple of weeks.
He'll be performing at the following venues (7.30/8pm):
Thu 24.04.03 -
Commercial Hotel, Balmain
Thu 01.05.03 - Hotel Hollywood, Surry Hills
Sun 04.05.03 - Sandringham Hotel, Newtown
Look out for samples
of his new music coming soon, courtesy of Dan and Caz, and exclusive to
FOR EUROPE 21.03.03
Taxiride leaves for a short tour of Europe
this week. The band will perform shows in England, Germany, Italy, France
and The Netherlands. See the Tour Dates box at left for more details.
Here's a little message from Shel, who'd love for
everyone to help out Afterglow - let's get it back in the ARIA
just wanted to take a bit of time to ask a big favour. afterglow
hasn't been doing as well as it perhaps should be, so i think it's time
we gave it a bit of a push. for one week, starting next monday (the
beginning of the aria week, 24.03.03)
i would like everybody here to go out and purchase a copy (or 2) of
afterglow from an aria chart store. There's a full listing at the below
i think it's only $4.95 at
HMV, so its not gonna break the bank! but the other thing i'd like to
ask, is that you get everybody you know in on the act as well! i have
already hit up heaps of friends and family, and they are gonna help
out too. between us all we must know hundreds of people around the country.
if we all pitch in, i really think we could make a difference to afterglow's
chart position, and help the boys out at the same time. and if you'd
like to request afterglow on tv or radio, k8 has a listing on the news
section of her site. www.taxirideworldsaway.com thanx everyone!!
Taxiride are appearing on Channel
7's radio/TV crossover show, The Chat Room, which starts at 9.30pm on
Mon Mar 24.
ALL AGES SHOW
FOR MELBOURNE FANS
Taxiride will be performing at La
Trobe University on Wed Mar 26 in the Union Hall. It's an all ages event,
and tickets are $20 ($15 for uni students). Phone this number if you have
any queries: 03 9479 2314.
The official Taxiride
site has finally opened their own long-awaited merchandise store. You
can buy Taxiride's albums and current singles plus clothing normally available
at shows (shirts, cap, sweat band - minus the sweat).
BUS IS BACK!
Taxiride will be joining Channel
[v]'s Free Ride Musicbus Tour in South Australia - Port Pirie (Mar 19
@ Memorial Drive with Killing Heidi & David Franj, 5pm) and Adelaide
(Mar 20 @ Rundle Mall with David Franj, 5pm). Repeats on [v] are Thu
1am and 12pm for Wednesday's performance and Fri 1pm for Thursday's
PRESS RELEASE: Taxiride Get Set To Glow (found here)
Afterglow', the third single from Taxiride's platinum selling second
album, 'Garage Mahal', is - in the words of singer/guitarist Jason Singh
- "our proudest moment".
A rock song of grandeur
and gristle, 'Afterglow' is the confident sound of a band extending its
musical boundaries. Written by Tim Wild, Tim Watson and Jason Singh, it
is a subtle but adventurous departure from the frisky pop-rock of earlier
hits like 'Get Set', 'Everywhere You Go', and 'Creepin' Up Slowly'. It
is as hook heavy and melodically rich as the Taxiride you have come to
love, but the addition of a multi-tracked violin and cello string section
lends 'Afterglow' an epic, emotive feel which accentuates its bittersweet
tale of love on the rocks.
a relationship that's forced apart by circumstance, not a lack of feeling",
says Jason. "But its also about someone leaving and then trying to
force their way back into that life".
As befits a band
who derives its current album title from rock and roll's sacred site,
the suburban garage, Afterglow was forged in the fires of an extended
jam session. "We wrote the song when we went up to Mt Macedon do
some songwriting", says Jason. "It was this old heritage protected
house with a million dollar tulip garden that just happened to be owned
by the parents of one of Tim's (Wild) old friends from school. They had
a couple of pianos in there, so it was one of the first and only songs
on the album that was written with a piano instead of an acoustic guitar".
A rough demo complete, the band hit the studio to realise their vision.
"We wrote all the string parts and got this string quartet to come
into the studio, recorded it there and just doubled it and tripled it
and made it sound like a huge section. But there were only three people
on there", laughs Jason.
Anchored by a drunken
bass line, propelled by surging guitars, lifted by swirling strings and
earthed by authentically heartfelt vocals, Afterglow is the kind of song
any band would be proud to write. "Hopefully it says that we felt
musically rich at the time", says Jason. "It was just something
that came out perfectly for us, and it is our proudest moment".
AFTERGLOW is released
on February 10, 2003. The CD single features the non-album
track NEVERMIND, GET SET (2002 MIX), FOREST FOR THE TREES & ENEMY
(Recorded live in Japan 2002) & HOW I GOT THIS WAY video. The sensational
AFTERGLOW video (filmed in Sydney) was directed by US director Sam Erickson
who also directed the HOW I GOT THIS WAY video.
THE NEW VIDEO...
The video for Afterglow
can be seen on ninemsn's
music site. The same director who shot How I Got This Way
came out from America, so it's kind of similar. Check it out
(thanks to Tash for the info).
Just thought I'd let you know that
recently emailed out an Afterglow announcement, so make sure
you're subscribed to their Taxiride mailing list - you can do that through
the Garage Mahal CD-ROM.
The guys recorded another Triple
M Musical Challenge in Sydney yesterday (Jan 29) - this time System of
A Down's Chop Suey gets the Taxiride acoustic treatment! A copy
of the performance is available on the Multimedia
STAMPEDE TOUR 2003
Taxiride have officially released a stack of tour
dates for the upcoming Summer Stampede Tour which kicks
off in Albury on Jan 22. Check out the Tour Dates over on the left for
dates and locations. There are quite a few all-ages and under-18-only
shows in the mix, so make sure you check with the venues for all the details.
There will be an instore appearance
at a shopping centre (I can't remember where...I think it might have 'Sugar'
in the name - QLDers help me out!) on Feb 8.
Update Feb 2
- Okay scrap that for the moment. The wonderful Fran from QLD has done
some investigigatory work for me, and found out that there's an instore
appearance at Sanity, Queen St Mall on Sun Feb 9 from
Update Feb 4
- The shopping centre in question is Sugarlands Shopping Centre
in Bundaberg. I'm sure there's something there on Feb 8 from 12pm, so
check with the centre for more details.
Open Performance (found
"On Sunday, January
26, about an hour after the end of the men's final, a huge concert will
be held at Garden Square. The event is open to all ticketed patrons and
will feature the internationally acclaimed Australian band Taxiride."
Tickets are $115
for adults and $109 concession for the tennis bit, or $15 for a ground
pass (I know what I'd be paying ;-)). I doubt it will be televised
as Channel 7's broadcast ends at 6pm...I could be wrong though...Please
note that I try my best to find out about TV performances to let you know
as soon as I possibly can, but sometimes things work against me and I
don't find out till it's too late.... I try!
& V Hitlist
Afterglow will be
shown on Rage this Saturday morning (25/01) just before 5am (thanks
for the info Phillipa) and on Channel [v]'s Hitlist, which
is shown on Monday @ 10am, Wednesday - 9am, Thursday - 7pm and Saturday
@ 7am (thanks to Karen).
[v]'s Top 200 of 2002
If you've only just joined
the Taxiride bandwagon recently and you need the Creepin' Up Slowly
and How I Got This Way videos, AND you have access to [v], then
you can see them just one more time! CUS is at 90, and HIGTW is 187. They'll
be shown on Australia Day (26 Jan) from 7am till 9pm, so I'd say HIGTW
would be on around 8 - 8.30am, and CUS between 1 and 2pm.
to download Channel [v]'s Rumba Wallpaper, which looks a little like that
spunky picture on the left there! If you like the other Rumba! artists,
such as Pink, Natalie Imbruglia, Bon Jovi, Shaggy or good ol' Sophie Monk
more than Taxiride, then click here
for those wallpapers instead.
of the Minds
My partner in crime, Ed, has started a new forum called Taxiride - The
A-Team. Please take
a look and join in on the meaty discussions ;-)! Meanwhile, her site
Garage Mahal has miraculously resurrected and can be found at the spunky
new addy, www.thinkaboutooh.com.
The 'ride have been featured in the Sydney media recently in the wake
of last week's Rumba festival:
There's a photo of Jase with a Kelly
Osbourne cut-out in NW magazine (Dec 23 issue) (right);
A report written by a journo who
went undercover as a Rumba paparazza featured her best photographic attempt
in the Sun Herald (Dec 22) - it just happened to be a shot of Jase;
The little picture that was in the
Confidential section of Sydney's Daily Telegraph (Dec 16) (left);
Finally, respected music reporter
Kathy McCabe stated in Dec 22's Sunday Telegraph that Taxiride were the
leading 'contenders' for the Nicest Stars of the Rumba tour award (not
that it exists)!
Another member of my network of Taxiride spies has found an ad for 'Vater
Drumsticks' in the latest edition of Drum Scene magazine. Why is this
so special? It features our favourite tub-basher Sean McLeod! My mole
also tells me that the mag has a smashing review of Garage Mahal - great
There's an interview with Taxiride on Channel [V]'s What U Want Rumba!
Special on Dec 19 from 4pm. There's some photos of the interview/performance
Announcement for Jason Singh!
While you're looking very trim, taught and terrific, Jase, Edwina and
I think you need a little more meat on your bones....(go
...That Jason wanted to be an Astronomer? Read this
NZ article to find out more. I've also added the Rolling Stone article
- find it under the Print section of the Multimedia
Oh yeah, I totally agree with Andy - NZ has fantastic countryside!
More 'Special' Photos :)
A great big THANK U to Andy for sending along 3 more exclusive Rumba
photos from Adelaide. You can check them out here,
and look for your mug in the crowd if you were there!
with Bon Jovi
Taxiride went cruising with Bon Jovi around Sydney Harbour on Dec 13.
Check out the pics here.
to check out a ton of photos from the Adelaide Rumba; Auckland Rumba photos
Melbourne Rumba photos are here
and there are three crappy photos from Brisbane here.
Creepin' Up Slowly is featured on the Triple M's latest CD, New Stuff
Like a Rolling
Rush out and grab the latest copy of Rolling Stone magazine - it features
a two-page (credible) interview with the band, plus a couple of nice pictures.
The article also confirmed that Afterglow will be the next single.
If you haven't seen the new Jetset Travel ad featuring the original version
of Get Set, you can catch it during Channel 9's Today Show, as
they are one of their sponsors.
Taxiride visited Sydney for a few hours today (22/11) to appear on Triple
M's final The Shooow for 2002. They performed HIGTW and Creepin',
plus talked a little bit about Garage Mahal.
Pssst! If you're looking for a pressie for Taxiride, they love Nikki
Webster's Strawberry Kisses!
Take a look at the Print section of the Multimedia
page - I've added the Herald Sun (17/11) article / pictures, plus Jase's
latest attempt at the "magnum" which is in the December issue
of Cleo, and the last couple of Cleo shots from 1999 and 2000. He's
probably doing 'investigigatory' work for a 'eugoogelly' at the moment
;o) (you have to have seen Zoolander to get these refs!).
There's an A4-size poster of the
Taxiride kids in the latest issue of Smash Hits to promote Rumba (it's
the other Zoolander picture - HIGTW!).
Group for the Taxiride-Addicted
I've just set up a Community
(or support group ;)) over at ninemsn. Fill in your details below to receive
an invitation to join, or simply go and have a look at it / post something
on the Message Board here.
I will be organising chat times soon, so join up and join in the fun!
(my that was corny).
Came across this on The Herald Sun's website. Lucky Victorians, cut
out your coupon and take it to your newsagent next Sunday (17/11)
to get your free CD. Read more about it here.
It is not available in other
states yet so speak really nicely to a Melbourne fan *I see a potential
money-making scheme here ;)*
Tracklist is Get Set (original),
Creepin' Up Slowly (Live at the ARIAs), Nevermind, Skin (Live acoustic
performance recorded in Japan), and the absolutely rocking new version
of Get Set (2002).
There's also an interactive multimedia
component featuring a bio and pictures, plus the Creepin' and HIGTW
Message for Taxiride!
Thanks fellas - I feel much better now :) By the way, sorry I called
Run down to your local Sanity store to pick up a copy of the latest
It features this pic (What's
the go, Watto?! I'm getting enough pictures to start an X-rated photo
It is with great sadness to announce that, due to a variety of reasons
that I ain't going into, Ed's website Garage
Mahal has passed on and is now resting in cyber heaven. You can
still visit the site for the next couple of weeks, but after that
you'll have to come here to see her photos
and be kept up to date.
It's no great loss though - we
all knew that this site was the better one anyway (:P @ Ed &
Check out the Photos and the Tour
Diary to see what the go was at A Day on The Green and
There's a funky new t-shirt on
sale at gigs. It's red with taxiride written in white on the side
and black going across. It's $25.
Which Song Is It?
Well, there's a rumour about that Afterglow will be Taxiride's third single.
This will no doubt please 12% of my 75 voters, however popular opinion
suggests that Taxiride's third single should be ....*drum roll please*....
STRONGER!! I think it's a great choice - it definitely has that radio-friendly
sound and a cool vibe that the masses seem to like (similar to Creepin').
Stronger gained a good 19% of votes, followed by This Time
and Happiness Without You (both 16%); Enemy, Forest for
the Trees and Afraid to Fly took 9% of votes, while Wait
and Skin trailed behind with 7% and 3% respectively.
DESK OF THE WEBMISTRESS (i.e. me!)
1. World's Away has moved
Because this site just keeps getting bigger each week, I've had to move
the whole kit 'n' caboodle to Tripod. The new address is:
The current address (drive.to/taxiride)
will still be in operation but if you want to minimise popup ads, it's
a good idea to bookmark the above address.
Just a reminder - it's really important that live
photos are not taken from this site and displayed elsewhere. If
this happens... I'll hunt you down!! >;o) Also, if my stills are
displayed on other websites without permission, I will be really disappointed
because they represent a lot of work on my part.
3. Taxiride Video Footage
I've had a few requests lately for video footage. Yes, I have
almost everything since late '99 but I don't have two videos or a huge
amount of time to do it, and no, I'm not lending out my tapes!!
However if anyone else wants to help out, please email
me and I'll put you in touch with the requesters.
Got This Way Released
The second single was unleashed to the public on Sep 23 featuring
two new songs, Alright and Love the Sun. Lyrics
to the two new B-sides are up now on the lyrics
If you haven't seen the video
yet, it features Jase driving through the Arizona desert looking at
a polaroid of an exotic young lady who he obviously had/has a thing
for. You can see it online
here, or check out some stills here.
Scroll up to see where it 's sitting on the ARIA Charts!
By the way, how's your backyard?
Taxiride are probably one of the most photographed bands in Australia
right now....If you have any photos you'd like displayed here at World's
Away, feel free to send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org
(like Billy says, JPEG's only!!).
Ed has started a new webring for sites which are up to speed with
the Garage Mahal era. Click here
to view it or join it if your site fits the bill.
Creepin' Up Slowly has gone platinum (over 70 000 copies sold)
and Garage Mahal gold (over 35 000). Congrats fellas!
Taxiride are performing at the Rumba festivals around Australia
this December and NZ in November. Check out the tour dates for locations
- Tickets are $94.30 and available from Ticketek
now. Click here
to see the official Rumba site.
Album 'Garage Mahal' Out Now
Taxiride's second album Garage Mahal was released on Aug 5
to mixed reviews (I think most have been positive!). Where did the
name come from, you ask?
"While we were in the US we ran into a woman who had been a blues
jazz singer in the 60s and 70s. We were in a seedy little
Palm Springs resort, singing karaoke and we had a few drinks with
her. She started telling us about the band she used to be in and it
was called Garage Mahal and we loved it." (TIm Watson)
This album's a more mature sound for the band, but still features
those fab trademark harmonies.Tracks to listen out for are How
I Got This Way, Afraid to Fly, Happiness Without You,
Enemy, Stronger, and Saffron.
Put the CD into your computer and check out the multimedia component
(tip: if you want to use the wallpapers, you need to 'explore' the
CD, open the Media folder, find your desired paper, right click on
it and 'send to' My Documents. Use the Control Panel to find your
wallpaper, otherwise it will disappear when you remove the CD).