Joy Motel

The Saga of The Disciple of Osiris Book

I previously mentioned the unpublished book DISCIPLES OF OSIRIS. The band invited writer Charles R. Peer into the earliest songwriting sessions for Joy Motel and even lived with the band during that time. But things went sour….fast. I asked Chris about this awhile ago (through email exchanges). CH: “We just didn’t anticipate that Charles, because […]

Touring Before Joy Motel

Here’s a piece I’ve created about SHB’s early days touring the bars in Colorado. – Finger In late 2003, the Staton-House Band tested their mettle by renting out a garage in the outskirts of Boulder, behind an Outback Steakhouse. They began to write songs, day and night. “I became a vegetarian that first week,” says Tom. […]

REVIEW: Joy Motel

Let’s kick off things with my review of the band’s debut album, Joy Motel from my early writing days for The Cooper Point Journal at Evergreen State College… – Finger If everybody weren’t so willing to apply the term “genius” to anything that catches their ear and impresses them . . . then the justified application of the word […]

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