Here is the update archive, for those
of you who really care when things happened.
2001 - 2000 - 1999
2001 -- February
- April - June - August
- September - October - November
- December --(newer
stuff is Still on the Home
Christmas is coming to Chris.Ballew.net...
The Chris Ballew Tribute Album, titled: Blank Babies: A Tribute To The Music Of
Chris Ballew, announces its new
Sorry things are a bit slow around here... We do want to announce that
there will be a Chris Ballew Tribute Album in the works... for more info,
join the PUSA mailing list below.
OK, it is up, the 5th annual Chris Ballew "State of Chris Ballew" interview
Coming REAL SOON... the latest interview with Chris...
Thanks to Ben Gurner, attentive fan from the PUSA
mailing list, we have this to share with you: A Chris and TAD Review/feature
from KCTS (which includes a really cool video stream.)
Chris is no longer stuck in NYC
in case you were wondering... Chris is ok:
safe and stuck in NY city....
for checking in!
Chris and Tad ROK the Right Coast! And Q
Catches the Show!
PUSA will NOT be playing at the Reading Festival,
sorry. A rumour, (started by the festival's website) that "The
Presidents" were playing is not true.
DVD Available check out some vidcaps!!!
Updated the Gigs section, adding a May 1st show
Added the Gigs section
Added a new section to the Gallery, Giraffes
The latest update from Chris... (do take a
moment to read, some really cool newz in there... right raggy?)
!!!! (For all you Seattleites
or those who can access via satellite???)
Straight from Chris...
CHRIS AND TAD will be on KCPQ channel 13 on
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH during the 8am hour...
We are gonna play all the music in and out of commercials (bumpers)
and play a song or two at about 8:45am
So early to be so MOD
Set your VCRs and enjoy music of your lifetime!!!
This surfaced in late March on the PUSA mailing list, we forgot to tell
you. Chris Maguire made a really cool flash
video to "Meanwhile Back in the City". Definitely would've
won something if he was around during the 'art contest'.
The BIG update is underway.... Things will be moving and shaking around here...
In the meantime use your favorite file sharing program,
and put this in the search: artist: Lee Kernaghan Title:
you're downloading, go read about it here
(that's a busy message board, you'll have to go a few pages back...., look for
the post from "Jack Q").
DAMN!!! We hit 20,000 without a contest????????????? Gotta do
something for 25,000...
Thanks to Chris, we can catch up on the last two months. Read Chris'
2000 -- January
- February - March - April
- May - June - July -
August - September
- October - November
Added the Mike Lyon Review of the new Chris
And Tad CD.
Added the FREE ROK! section. Go there,
get free ROK!
Added "Chris and Tad" Page with sound
samples of the upcoming release from Orange
Recordings "Hand Me That Door".
CBS's Late Late Show jumps the gun leaving many Mad PUSA fans, hear
what you missed.
Photos from "The Giraffes" live Halloween
Cool PUSA interview on Nirve.com
Free MP3 download of "I'm Mad" from the
new PUSA album Freaked Out And Small
MTV's All Star Update....
Ok, we heard (I think from
Sal/Tom/Yoda, who may later be named STY because I'm tired of typing
Sal/Tom/Yoda) that MTV had done some taping with Chris for a show that
was gonna be similar to VH1's "Where are they now?". No one
was too clear on the name of the show...
Before you get too excited and ask me if I taped
what I saw, sadly no, but read on...
(10/21/00) about 1PM Eastern Time-
So, Mr. Q pops on MTV today (as he often does on
weekends) and sees Mr. Anthony Ray AKA Sir Mix-a-Lot, talking about
"Baby got Back" and such, so I assumed it was another rerun
(as MTV often does) of the "Uncensored" show on
"One-Hit-Wonders" which featured Mix, and then showed some
footage of SUbSET recording studio stuff. Well, I was wrong, cuz this
was more in-depth with Mix and then showed all 3 prezzies hanging in
Mix's home studio.
That was pretty cool...
They start in with footage about Chris Ballew,
brief history of PUSA, complete with interviews of Dave Thiele, baby,
grade school, and high school pictures of Chris....
Then you see wedding photos, Augie baby pix etc.
Now we are in the present.....
Footage of Chris and Augie digging up bugs in the
back yard.... Shots of his stuff in the EMP museum in Seattle.... (which
Mike Lyon recently saw and told us about...) Exceptionally cool footage
of Chris(on guitar) and Augie (on drums) making up songs in the
basement. Footage of a Giraffes live show, more and more and more.
I checked the MTV website, and they do not mention
the show under any of the 'shows' lists. But if you look at today's
schedule, you'll see "All Star Update" at 12:00 noon, and at 9
PM (eastern time). The smart money sez that tonight will be a repeat of
what I saw today. (as MTV and VH1 often do) You know I'll be cued (ready
to tape) and glued (to the TV, to watch, again)
Announcing "The Froggystyle Challenge".
For those of you who don't have napster, you can get ALL 10 Froggystyle
MP3's by completing the challenge. Those of you who already have
the songs can compete for bragging rights.
original PUSA Demo Tape) surfaces on Napster! These were recorded
from a copy other than Mike Lyon's, so now we know where 2 of the 100
yellow copies are!!!
Mike Lyon's abridged account of the PUSA
"World Tour" show, taped 10/01/2000, at Jupiter Studios in
The 'other' mike P, Zoe, and our own Mike Lyon got to see
the PUSA "World Tour" being taped, expect a full feature story as
soon as Mike L. recovers from his travels.
Here's a cool contest to win a snowboard and some PUSA
Mike P of WTBU in Boston, Mass
and Chris.Ballew.net exchange Plugs!! See Project
The transcript from Chris' chat
After the chat dust clears...
This is the Q summation, hope it
(we will have the transcript from
the Chris Ballew chat up in a day or so, Yahoo tends to take a while...)
|PUSA will do a
World Tour soon!!!
||PUSA will do a
webcast early October (watch MusicBlitz
|PUSA will be on
Late Night with David Letterman on Election Day
||PUSA will NOT
be on Late Night with David Letterman on Election Day
will do a World Tour soon!!!
||The scope of the
Giraffes' tour will be dependent on sales, starting with a West
Coast stint. Chris said he'd love to get back to Australia
and Japan, but that'd be a LOT of sales...!
for the Chris Ballew Chat is now 9:30 EST/6:30 PST,
In case you missed PUSA on CBS's "Late Late Show"
this Thursday night, go here.
Two online chats coming up:
Chris Ballew Chats Online
The fun starts Tuesday at 10/est, 7/pst...and
ends....well..when Chris gets tired of typing...
The site is www.sportchat.org got to chat, then where it says channel put
Or if you have Mirc the server is irc.sportchat.org
Please come, and spend a night with Chris!
PUSA Chat Online with Yahoo!
Join Chris, Dave, and Jason Monday, September 18th
at 9:30pm ET and 6:30pm PT only at chat.yahoo.com.
for more info.
everyone has received their FanEdition
of the new PUSA CD "Freaked out and Small". Go here
and post a review and read what others have to say!!!
Giraffes Played Bumbershoot Today! Read
the Setlist, hear a few songs. Check back later for more songs and a full
Multiple update day!
the New PUSA
Video for "Tiny Explosions" at MusicBlitz.com.
fan's report on PUSA's Little album release discussion at the Experience
Music Project museum in Seattle 08/31/00.
featured in an MTV
NEW STUFF? Hell Yeah!!!--
LINT ON THE CAKE
- The 4th annual Mike Lyon / Chris Ballew interview!
10,000 hits to US!!!!!
Not bad for just over 1 year.
FANS, We've got a job for you! Project
Airplay! Get PUSA played!!! We NEED YOUR help!!! Go
to this page for all the info and some results.
a link to allow people to join the pusa mailing
list at Egroups.com.
the lyrics to "Tiny Explosions" to the Lyric
Added two more songs to the "improv"
Anybody find the "easter Eggs" in there yet?
We reorganized the sounds
section, adding the new "Improv"
section, expect to find some fun samples there.
Chris just finished mixing the latest GiRaffes album
VCR alert! "My Date With the President's
Daughter" will air on Disney at 2 PM and 8:30 Pm EST. PUSA
does the theme song at the end.
news about PUSA Reforming
ANnOUNCING THE BIRTH OF JOSEPHINE PEARL BALLEW
BORN ON 7-31-00 AT 1:33 PM AT SWEDISH IN SEATTLE WAShINGTON
7 POUNDS 12 OUNCES 20 INCHES LONG!!!!!!
SHE IS SWEET AND GOOD AND AN OBVIOUS GENiUS TO BE BORN AT SUCH A CONVENIENT
CHRIS MARY-LYNN AUGIE AND JOSIE BALLEW!!!!!!
so, you were too slow to get in on the "Fan Edition", or didn't
want to shell out $25? Well you can pre-order "Freaked Out And
Small" from cdnow. Just click on either the old (Left) or new
and final (right) album cover below.
(06/28/2000) THE Day ALL PUSA fans have been waiting for!!! Yes the
boys (now called "The Presidents") are releasing a new
CD!!! Hit the Banner below to get in on the "Fan
jUDGES' VERDICT IS IN! gO SEE THE
rESULTS! (aND ALL THE ENTRIES)
Birthday Chris!!! (ok, he was born yesterday)
Check out our Latest COOL Contest! With
even COOLER Prizes!!!!
scan of insert and Mike Lyon's Review of "Froggystyle",
the original PUSA demo Tape. Read it
the original PUSA demo, surfaces on eBay! Read
all about it!
from the rumor mill, Chris ballew Music featured on Seattle KIRO7 T.V.'s
"The John Report with Bob",
Read all about it here.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviews and remarks on SUbSET. Go
Here to read what they have to say.
approaches FIVE THOUSAND Hits!!! Go here
to see our cool little prize for the 5kth visitor.
(02/??/2000) Ex-President Discusses Subset
(Confirming PUSA Reform Rumors!!!!!!)
Tour announced!!! Read about it here.
- "Goodbye Ladies and Gentlemen" - The Presidents of the United
States of America Tribute Album is set to be released on Froggie Leap Day!
(02/29/2000) Go to the Tribute
page to check it out.
- Song by Song Review of The Giraffes
- The Days Are Filled With Years (as reviewed by Mike Lyon.)
- The new Giraffes
CD is due TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go here
for sound samples.
- the Latest Interview with Chris Ballew.
- Release Date set for "The Days are Filled With Years"
Chris' second Giraffes album/cd. This one is set to drop on 02/18/2000
from Orange Recordings.
Visit Their Giraffe
page for a link to info on pre-ordering.
- Go Visit Alex Malloy's Back Porch and sign the petition to get PUSA back.
- PUSA Re-formed????? Check out The
Quitters. Later the same day, Lyrics to
- Chris Ballew
- Success On A Two-String (Bass Player Magazine, March 1997) Not exactly
new, but we'd never seen this article on any of the PUSA websites, and it is a
damn fine article, explaining the whole PUSA instrumentation thing, and a fair
amount of Ballew history.
1999 -- April
- July - August - September
- October - November
- The BBS is back! And with a vengeance! It
seems that every message since September has been hiding! We've
resurrected all of them (including Four or five from Chris!) and posted replies.
- The Second Coming of the Giraffes
exclusive News about Chris' upcoming solo release!
- Still trying to resurrect the ailing BBS
Sorry if you posted recently, all is not lost, just not sure if we can put
humpty back together without losing a few pieces.
- Added the lyrics to Gone again Gone to the lyrics
- Added the Christmas Section!
- Added the Stuff Section where you can buy Stuff
directly from Chris.
- NEW NEWS!!!, added to the news
section. This news is Direct from Chris, the latest info on his current
musical projects. Also added the final photo to the About Us section.
- Added 2 photos to the About Us section.
- SUbSET was on MTV! We've put up a brief description of things here.
- Added Chris Ballew's mini-review of the 10/8
and 10/9/1999 SUbSET shows at the Crocodile.
- Added a new doodle to the Doodles
portion of the gallery section.
- Added an amazing tattoo of a doodle to the Doodles
portion of the gallery section.
- tHE REST of THE answers FOR the Exclusive
interview Chris is doing for Chris.Ballew.net!
- First installment of answers on the Exclusive
interview Chris is doing for Chris.Ballew.net!
- SUbSET Pics now in the Gallery!
- Added song by song comments to the SUbSET set
list. Added a new page, referencing all the
SUbSET stuff on this site.
- Added "Ribby Rib" (both the original Caspar Demo, and a live
recording of SUbSET from their "Pain in the Grass" performance) to
the Sounds page.
8/24/1999 - A new
feature on chris.ballew.net, chronicling the travels of one of our
webmasters to Seattle, where he intends to see SUbSET.
08/16/1999 - SUbSET is a Feature band
on Seattlesounds.com! Go
there to see a cool article, a great picture and download some MP3's!!!!
Thanks to Andy Savage of KNDD,
The End for this link!.
08/06/1999 - Added 4 songs to the sounds
page, Telepathic Cathy from the Supergroup single, Twig and Untitled
1 from the Caspar and Mollusk single, and Beach Rats from a
SUbSET radio show.
Also added a new article about the Mark
Sandman Tribute Concert.
07/22/1999 - Site goes up (for real!)
04/20/1999 - Feeble attempt at starting