Well, let's have at it.
It has recently come to the boys' attention that several cruise companies have been booking special "cougar cruises" in which cubs and cougars can frolic together on the open seas. The first such cruise, sponsored by Carnival Cruises, set sail in December and, although Carnival has made a "business decision" not to book another, several other companies are already organizing such cruises for this year.
Will the boys be setting sail?
Richard: "You bet! And I'll be banging cougars in a hot tub while wearing a Captain Stubing hat and singing the theme from The Love Boat."
Chip: "I'm hoping to roleplay some Gilligan/MaryAnne fantasies. Maybe Ginger as well. And I'll request that all the women on board call me 'Little Buddy.'"
With no Transmittens' gigs on the horizon, the boys have been looking for another band to provide them with the Casio-driven cuteness they so dearly crave. Have they found such a band in Oklahoma's Kite Flying Robot, which is slated to appear at the Jackpot in Larryville this Saturday? Perhaps.
Let's take a look at a few reviews from the band's Myspace page:
"...sounds like a textured, casio driven fun-fest with a horn section! Bass, drum machine, velvety David Byrne-esque vocals…who could ask for more? Sounds like: Falling down a retro, neon-streaked rabbit hole." --Independent Cause: Tulsa's Independent Music Blog
"Synth pop for your old school Nintendo, upbeat, sad at times, dancy, and imported from the 80's." --Windmill Pub, London UK
And the band's own bio:
"Originally begun in 2006 in San Francisco, Kite Flying Robot has gone from a one man multimedia art project to a full band synth-explosion dance party."
Chip: "I was totally on board until the 'art project' reference, but wait, oh, I do like their Myspace picture of two of the band members brushing their teeth together."
Richard: Please go to their Myspace and listen to 'Dinosaurs on the Wing.' This is damn near Transmittens-level adorableness. http://www.myspace.com/kiteflyingrobot