Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tom Schraeder - thrown back hair



Thrown Back Hair
E - F#m-Abm-F#m

Won't you dance,
upon the carpet
so your heels can't respond
to the floor we dance upon.

a broken stare,
with thrown back hair
won't you take this chance?
take this chance,
my love, my dear,
you're everything to me.
my love, my dear,
you're beautiful to me.

won't you drink my wine,
and pardon the sun.

my dear...

won't you dance,
like no one is watching.
let my hand find,
its place to hide.
with a broken stare,
and your thrown back hair
won't you take this chance?
take this chance.
drink my wine and pardon the sun.
my love, my dear,
I want more than this.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video/Chords/Lyrics

Watch "When did voice become a crime?" on YouTube

'When did voice become a crime?'

(Verse 1)
                 D                        Bm
When did voice become a crime?  
                      F#m         
Where's this freedom you speak
A
of?         
                       D             F#m
When did an eye for an eye,
Bm                       A
Turn to blood on blood?
       G                 D     
My country has failed me,
      G                   D
and I won't fail it back.
       G                D
Our country has failed us,
              G               A
And we can't fail it back.

(Chorus 1x)
           Bm              G           
We're Waiting for Someday,
             D                       A
even if someday never comes.
              Bm                    G
We'll be waiting for some day,
              D                      A         Bb
Even if someday never comes

(Verse 2)
              D           F#m        Bm
When a father's daughter weeps
          A
from sheild,
        G                 D              
Her country has failed her,
G           D               A
and we can't fail it back.

(CHORUS)

(BRIDGE)
                   G                
Now we're bleeding for your
A
attention,
      D            G
To end our countries cries,
                          G    
But when your past seeks
A
forgiveness,
          D                          G              you'll see that we were right.

(Chrous 2x)

(Outro)
G D F#m Bm A
G A F#m Bm A D



Monday, November 7, 2011

My Twitter Discussion w/ The White House

I've posted my twitter discussion with White House spokesperson Jon Carson. Please tweet any of the demand as well.

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 We stepped up for you, now step up for us. No more police brutality @OccupyWallSt & listen to our demands! #OWS #aMERICA99%"

"JonCarson44: @TomSchraeder could you list out your demands for Occupy Wall Street?"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 These demands were selected by select protests around the US. I'm not a spokesperson, just a concerned American."

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 1. PASS HR 1489 REINSTATING GLASS-STEAGALL. Seperate commercial lending & investment banking portions of banks. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 2. Overturn Citizens United v. US - $ is NOT speech & Corporations should NOT be allowed to give unlimited $ to campaigns. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 3. Investigate/Prosecute Wall St. Criminals & assist owners of foreclosed mortgages who were victims of predatory lending. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 4. If you can bailout almost $18T with little to no interest to the banks - you can forgive the $946B in Student Debt. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 5. PASS THE BUFFET RULE ON FAIR TAXATION. Close corporate tax loopholes & prohibit hiding funds offshore. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 6. Limit the influence of Lobbyists & eliminate Lobbyists writing legislation. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 7. REPEAL BUSH TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY! #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 8. Set a timetable for lowering Medicare eligibility to age 0 by 2020. All Americans deserve quality medical attention. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 9. ABORT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PROJECT! Offset the environmental impact through mandatory reductions in US coal mining. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 10. Elimimate the right of former government regulators to work for corporations or industries they once regulated. #OWS"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 11. Insist the FEC stand up for Public interest in regulating private use of public airwaves."

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 These demands were selected by select protests around the US. I'm not a spokesperson, just a concerned American."

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 The only thing worse than a crooked politician, is a silent one. stop the violence - we demand in peace. #OWS #aMERICA99%"

"JonCarson44: @TomSchraeder thanks for the support Tom!"

"TomSchraeder: "@JonCarson44: @TomSchraeder thanks for the support Tom!" Thank you Jon. I'd imagine this discussion is far from over. Who will read these?"

"JonCarson44: @TomSchraeder will take a look, thanks Tom"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 I sent you the demands that you asked for. Thanks for asking & I'd appreciate a response/update for each demand. #aMERICA99%"

"TomSchraeder: @JonCarson44 Obama's 32% approval rating needs the 99%. I'm willing to fly & further discuss these demands. I expect answers/change. Thanks."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sullivan Hall @ 7:30 Tonight!

CMJ,

We're debuting the final draft of '92 Tales' tonight at Sullivan Hall. Thanks again to Felix Piñeiro and everyone at BAILOUT for making this happen. Also, a shout out to Neptali Figueroa Jr. for having us be apart of his RWIM CMJ showcase again. See you tonight NY and spray some febreeze outside of your windows for me.

Thanks,
Tom

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Angry Mob Party in LA - TWITTER

A special thanks to everyone at Angry Mob Publishing for believing in me. I'm getting ready for a great evening in LA with a lot of friends. Follow me on Twitter tonight and especially this whole weekend at CMJ. By the way, NY I hope you've cleaned up for my arrival.

Follow me on twitter - www.twitter.com/tomschraeder

F.U. NBA,
- Tom

MUSICIANS OCCUPY WALL ST.

This Saturday, October 22nd, I ask all the CMJ artists to join me and the protesters at Occupy Wall St. at 2pm. In the meantime please spread the word to all the bands who you know going. This could get a lot of numbers to show them that 99 is more than 1.

Please retweet, share, and post this...

"1,000 bands are @CMJ this week & we need to spread the word. 'Musicians @OccupyWallSt' on Saturday, Oct 22nd @2pm #ows"

Thank you,
Tom

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ABBEY TOMORROW!! 10.16.11

Hey Bears fans,

Please spread the word!!! This last tour was really rough and I'd love to see some old faces from the neighborhood. Chicago, I love you...

Tomorrow at The Abbey Pub w/ Jennifer Hall, and The Foot. See you tomorrow! Oh yeah, Where are you watching The Bears before the show?

http://www.abbeypub.com/the-foot

In Lovie We Trust,
Tom

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chi, LA, & NY this week!!

This weeks shows...

Oct 16 - Chicago - Abbey Pub
Oct 19 - LA - The Mint
Oct 22 - NY - Sullivan Hall (CMJ)

BIG TOUR INFO NEXT WEEK!!

- Tom

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dear Mr.Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen,

I once doubted your talent, yet somehow you've have quickly become a favorite of mine. As my apology (and your birthday present), I'd like to extend a few gifts for you on your 62nd birthday. My presents are as follows: I will sing on your next record with you. You can record any of my songs and call them your own. HIS EGO will open for you, and you can maybe guest sing on our upcoming record.

Thanks for your influence, and for showing people that the folk format doesn't always have to be easy-listening elevator music.

Happy Birthday, and you're welcome for the selfless gifts that you just received from me on this lovely Friday.

By the way, I'll also let you perform one song at my set at CMJ. It's at Sullivan Hall in NYC on the 22nd of October. Only one song though. I've heard that you kind of hog the mic.

- Tom

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

PORTLAND TONIGHT! 9.21

CLYDE DREXLER, Sorry for how Chicago treated you in the 90's. You're on the list for my show tonight @ SOMEDAY LOUNGE in Portland. See you tonight @ 9pm.

- Tom

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SUBT. 9.9.11

Thanks Chicagoist and AV CLUB for the write ups!! Chicago, I'll see you @ SUBT on Friday w/ The Clones & Vortis! We'll be screening 92 Tales and releasing advanced copies of 'egoiste'.

Links...

http://chicagoist.com/2011/09/01/tom_schraeder_releases_album-film.php

http://www.avclub.com/chicago/events/tom-schraeder-and-his-ego-and-the-clones,261040/

We'll also have T-SHIRTS!!!!

See you Friday Chicago,
Tom

Monday, August 29, 2011

Order your Subt tickets Now

After a long batch of touring i'm coming back to Chicago in support of Egoiste on Sept 9. Go get your tickets now! It's me and The Clones!!

Subterranean Chicago - 09/09 Tom Schraeder (21+)

Chicago, I love you...
Tom


Monday, August 15, 2011

3 MONTH TOUR W/ JARRETT KILLEN - 2 NEW RECORDS - COVER ART!


Hey egoites,
I've been on tour now for about a month with Jarrett Killen and it's all in support of my latest album, 'Egoiste,' as well as the release of my record in short film format only, "92 Tales."
'Egoiste' was produced by Brooklyn-based band Pretty Good Dance Moves and was recorded entirely in Austin, TX as an electronic record creating entirely by analog instruments. Here's 'Be Well' and check back for our new single, "When Language Deafened Tone".
'Be Well' -
http://littlepriest.com/schraeder/schraeder_be_well.mp3

"92 Tales" is a record in short-film format only -- a celluloid recreation of writer's block -- featuring many Chicago artists responding to to my music. The directors cut will be submitted in festivals and shown on this tour. In the meantime, enjoy what Bailout Pictures did to my "record". I trully love it.

'92 Tales' (Bailout Pictures)

Lastly, as I mentioned - Jarrett Killen has become a great friend and I respect his songwriting very much. Here are my tour Dates w/ Jarrett and I also included his latest performance on balcony TV. Please spread the word and invite as many people as you can. Without your help these tours wouldn't be a success. Enjoy the music and enjoy your day. Off to surfing. Oh yeah, rest of the shows will probably have many suprises too.

TOUR DATES W/ JARRETT KILLEN
Fri 07/29/2011 9 p.m.
The Cove - San Antonio, TX

Sat 07/30/2011 10 p.m.
Gray Horse Saloon - San Marcos, TX

Fri 08/05/2011 8 p.m.
Rogue Bar - Scottsdale, AZ

Tue 08/09/2011 9 p.m.
Tin Can - San Diego, CA

Thu 08/11/2011 9 p.m.
Freakin' Frog - Las Vegas, NV

Fri 08/12/2011 8 p.m.
Loft Beats / Pomona Art Walk
Pomona, CA

Sun 08/14/2011 9 p.m.
Avalon Bar - Costa Mesa, CA

Fri 08/19/2011 9 p.m.
Gypsy Den - Santa Ana, CA

Sat 08/20/2011 11 p.m.
DiPiazzas - Long Beach, CA

Wed 08/24/2011 9 p.m.
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA

Tue 08/30/2011 9 p.m.
Streetlight Records - Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 09/02/2011 10 p.m.
The Press - Claremont , CA

Sat 09/03/2011 4 p.m.
Boo Boo Records - San Luis Obispo, CA

Fri 09/09/2011 10:00 p.m.
TBA - Chicago, IL

Sat 09/10/2011 5:30 p.m.
Lakeview Festival of The Arts - Chicago, IL

Sun 09/11/2011 7 p.m.
Brainwash - San Francisco, CA

Wed 09/21/2011 9 p.m.
Someday Lounge - Portland, OR

Thu 09/22/2011 9 p.m.
High Dive - Seattle, WA

Fri 09/23/2011 9 p.m.
Cabin Tavern - Bellingham, WA

Wed 09/28/2011 9 p.m.
Downtown Bar - Pueblo, Co

Meet my buds Jarrett, Chris, Brad, & Frank -

We want to play your house, art gallery, record store, dorm, apt, trailer, bathroom, box, etc.! Please, contact me with interest and we'll set the date up.

Lastly, the cover photo was shot by Chicago photographer Stephanie Bassos. Stephanie has been a great friend and her work continues to inspire me on a daily bases. Go check her work out- it's truly amazing. www.stephaniebassos.com

Your support is much appreciated,
Tom

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ponoma

Headed to Ponoma and took some tour photos. See you tonight at Loft Beatz!

Tom









Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'92 Tales' shoot w/ Chicago Outfit & Keys

A special thanks to The Chicago Outfit, Corey & Mandy, Moulder, the Bailout crew, & the security guard all for making tonight an amazing night. Sleep Well.






Friday, July 15, 2011

Songs for Egoiste Tour

Which Excludes You
Goodnight Jennifer
Whiskey Song
Easy Way To Cry
Porcelain Doll
Needle Will Bite
Guadalupe Cries
Sorry My Dear
Any Other Bar
While Escanaba Rests
Tomorrow We'll Know Why
Patbaby
Should've Stuck with Cotton
Searched The Wagon
Don't Wake My Woman
Carry On
Death of St.Thomas
Josie
When Echo Marked Her Prints
Letters to Douglaston
Poor Sweet April
Tied To The Bedpost
Jungle Gym Jock (J.Ditmore)
Thrown Back Hair
For All That I've Done Wrong
When You Were Young
A Quarter to Ten
Language Deafened Tone
Be Well
Blame it on Reno
Young, Not Rotten
Prison of Air (M.Nurse)
Black Nighty
Room of Pale Colors
Duct Tape Ladder
Chicago, I Love You...
When You Close Your Eyes
Red Leggings Aside
A Friend Like Neil

Let me know any requests and i'll try to learn it for you. If I can read my own handwriting...


Saturday, July 9, 2011

ULTRA VIOLET PETTING ZOO

Watch this and please share it to all of your friends. I hope we raise some monies for kiddos!

www.chicagomixtape.com/UltraVioletPettingZooVideo3.html

- Tom

Thursday, July 7, 2011

'THE ULTRA VIOLET PETTING ZOO' 7.10

RSVP for The Ultra Violet Petting Zoo @ www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154272674642538

The Chicago Mixtape & Tom Schraeder presents "The Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo"
A Rock Concert for ALL AGES!

~Line-Up~

> White Mystery 9:15-10:15PM

> Tom Schraeder & His Ego 8:00-9:00PM

> Bobby Conn & Monica BouBou (Electro Set) 7:00-7:45PM

> Bailiff 6:00-6:45PM

> Baby Teeth 5:00-5:45PM

> The Record Low 4:00-4:45PM

> Jonny Rumble 3:00:3:45PM

> We Repel Each Other 2:00-2:45PM


~Attractions~

** One of Chicago's Largest Assortment of Carnival Rides!

** A Real Petting Zoo!

** A Beer Garden, Food, Games!

$5.00 Donation

MoRe InFo TbA!

www.ChicagoMixtape.com
www.tomschraeder.blogspot.com

Go Watch Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo | The Movie!
>> http://www.chicagomixtape.​com/PettingZoo <<

This is a benefit for the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club.
The NBGC provides after school activities such as sports and tutoring to over 1,500 children. This is one of their main fundraisers.

xo,
Tom

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Egoiste Tour 2011 w/ Jarrett Killen


'Egoiste Tour 2011'

7.10 ~ Ultra Violet Petting Zoo Festival. Chicago, IL. 8:00pm
7.22 ~ Bloomington, IN @ Bears Pub
7.28 ~ Austin, TX (email me for details @ hisegoinfo@gmail.com)
7.29 ~ San Antonio, TX @ The Cove
7.30 ~ San Marcos, TX @ Grayhorse
8.04 ~ Scottsdale, AZ (email for details)
8.09 ~ San Diego, CA @ The Tin Can
8.11 ~ Las Vegas, NV @ Freakin Frog
8.14 ~ Orange County @ Avondale
8.19 ~ Santa Ana, CA @ Gypsy Den
8.20 ~ Long Beach, CA @ DiPiazza
8.30 ~ Santa Cruz, CA @ Streetlight Records (in store)
9.02 ~ Claremont, CA @ The Press
9.03 ~ San Luis Obispo, CA @ Boo Boo Records (in store)
9.10 ~ Chicago, IL @ TBA
9.14 ~ San Francisco, CA @ Kimo's
9.16 ~ Grass Valley, CA @ Tin House Studios
9.20 ~ Portland, OR (email for house show details)
9.21 ~ Portland, OR @ Someday Lounge
9.22 ~ Seattle, WA @ High Dive
9.23 ~ Bellingham, WA @ Cabin Tavern
9.25 ~ Boise, ID @ Liquid Lounge
9.28 ~ Pueblo, CO @ Downtown

Many more dates to come!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Meet the 'BAILOUT' Team!!!


DIRECTOR


Felix Pineiro has a B.A. in International Cinema Video & New Media Production and a B.A. in Communications from Loyola University Chicago. He also earned his M.F.A in Film Directing from EICAR: The International Film School of Paris. He has directed and produced a multitude of films, which have been featured at the Cannes Film Festival SHORT FILM CORNER.

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Herman Asph hails from Sweden with degrees in Photography, Video, and Cinematography. He also has a master's degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Ölands Folkhögskola. He has worked under famous Swedish photographer Eva Rudling and has had his photography featured in the cultural and art pages of newspapers in Hudiksvall and Gävle. His films have been featured on national television in Sweden and the Gothenburg Film Festival.

EDITOR


Jeff Dwyer is a St. Louis native who earned his film and art degrees from Loyola University Chicago. Over the years, Jeff has accumulated a great deal of experience with big shot clients and been able to deliver a top of the line product time and time again. His expertise lies in design and post production effects.

WRITER
Alex Bonner earned his B.A. from Columbia College Chicago in Film & Video with concentration in Screenwriting. He is an emerging star in the Chicago writing scene and winner of the Windy City Story Slam 2009.

WWW.BAILOUTPICTURES.COM

* CHECK BACK FOR THE PERFORMERS & ARTISTS OF '92 TALES'!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

92 TALES TRAILER!

Hey everyone please share this link on your page and RSVP at 92tales@gmail.com. Thanks for your support and enjoy Bailout Pictures trailer!!!



Read what the national deli said...
http://national.thedelimagazine.com/5545/tom-schraeders-92-tales

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tom Schraeder - Intro @ Room 5 April 29, 2011

I just posted a bunch of LIVE footage from my show in LA @ ROOM 5. I started with 'Room of Pale Colors' & went right into 'Regret In Another Tense'. So LA, thank you for being the host to one of my best shows yet. I love you and see you very soon. Please share the video and like our facebook page if you haven't yet. Show announcements this week!

Tom Schraeder - Don't Wake My Woman (with Lovers Kiss)

LIVE @ ROOM 5 in LA 'Don't Wake My Woman'.

Tom Schraeder - Searched The Wagon [live at Room 5 in Los Angeles april ...

LIVE @ ROOM 5 in LA 'Searched The Wagon'.

Tom Schraeder - Pat Baby

LIVE @ ROOM 5 in LA 'Patbaby (An Ode To)'

Tom Schraeder - 'When Echo Marked Her Prints'

"When Echo Marked Her Prints" live @ ROOM 5 in LA.

Tom Schraeder - Be Well @ ROOM 5 in LA.

'Be Well' live in LA on APRIL 29, 2011.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LA. ROOM 5. FRI W/ JAMES BOWERS.

Portland,

You were amazing and I'm looking forward to my show in LA this friday. We'll be previewing my record/short film release for '92 TALES' directed by Felix Peneiro. Please spread the word by posting the Facebook event!

- Tom

Thank you for your support. Here's the link and wear RED or Bulls Memorabilia receive a free download of another record.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142349859171724

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bloomington Tonight @ BEARS PUB

Bloomington, I've arrived!

10:00 tonight! Please, spread the word and tell your friends. I'm super excited to play w/ Carl Pike & Flinn Pomeroy again.

http://www.bearsplacebar.com/entertainment.php

xo,
Tom

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

check back for info on 3.31.11

Tomorrow we will give you a free download, tour dates, album release info, and more. Today, check out this video from Austin 360.

http://www.austin360.com/news/content/multimedia/players/brightcove.html?bcpid=1460868124&bclid=1463333939&bctid=836543845001

xo,
Tom

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

EGOISTE BALL SXSW PARTY @ PARADISE! TODAY!!!!

Please, spread the word about this party. I want to prove that artists can do it just as much as the corporations. Paradise is located at the corner of 6th/Trinity.

1:00 - PUFFY SHOES
1:30 - CURTIS EVANS
2:15 - WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78'S
3:20 - VANDEVEER
4:10 - MOXIE MOTIVE
5:00 - CALIFORNIA WIVES
5:45 - JOHN HENRY & THE ENGINE
6:30 - PABLO DAS
7:00 - KIMYA DAWSON
8:00 - JUSTIN PARRIS
8:45 - THE SHINY TWINS
9:40 - HARPER BLYNN
10:30 - PRETTY GOOD DANCE MOVES
11:30 - EGO PUPPETS
12:15 - NETHERFRIENDS
1:00 - Jimmy (pgdm) Eric (Ego Puppets)

DJ SETS from DJ MARK PANICK (3:50-410), DJ BILLY OCEAN (5-10), Jimmy and Eric (1 - 2)

Green Room Sessions will be shot by Nervtube Productions.


A special thanks to Black Cloud Gallery Chicago, Township Records, Nervtube Productions. Windy City Mix Tape, Bloodshot Records, and WLUW for making this happen.

MY SXSW IS TODAY!!!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!

HERE IT IS! MY FREE SXSW SHOW

1:00 - PUFFY SHOES
1:30 - CURTIS EVANS
2:15 - WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78'S
3:20 - VANDEVEER
4:10 - MOXIE MOTIVE
5:00 - CALIFORNIA WIVES
5:45 - JOHN HENRY & THE ENGINE
6:30 - PABLO DAS
7:00 - KIMYA DAWSON
8:00 - JUSTIN PARRIS
8:45 - THE SHINY TWINS
9:40 - HARPER BLYNN
10:30 - PRETTY GOOD DANCE MOVES
11:30 - EGO PUPPETS
12:15 - NETHERFRIENDS
1:00 - Jimmy (pgdm) Eric (Ego Puppets)

DJ SETS from DJ MARK PANICK (3:50-410), DJ BILLY OCEAN (5-10), Jimmy and Eric (1 - 2)

Green Room Sessions will be shot by Nervtube Productions.


A special thanks to Black Cloud Gallery Chicago, Township Records, Nervtube Productions. Windy City Mix Tape, Bloodshot Records, and WLUW for making this happen.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

it's my birthday bitches

Check out the gifts and I'll see you tonight 233 W. Huron for my Free Chicago show at 7pm.

DONATE TO KICKSTARTER:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tomschraeder/tom-schraeder-and-his-ego-clava

WATCH ME LIVE TONIGHT AT 7PM:
http://facebook.com/craftsman by clicking the Experience link on the left.

27, here we go.

xo,
Tom

Friday, February 18, 2011

loving this city

We just got Kimya Dawson confirmed for my SXSW party this year and are working on adding a few others. I'm in Chicago and loving this place more than ever before. Proud I stayed. I love you Chicago.

- Tom

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TOMORROW @ METRO w/ Justin Townes Earle

I'm in Chicago & headed down to Pilsen with Olivia Rose (an amazing singer) to produce some hip hop and I'm super excited to play tomorrow with Justin Townes Earle at The Metro. Justin is one of my favorite songwriters out today and his work has inspired some of my earlier records. Anyways, get to know this Justin fella with my favorite tune from him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaez0k3V7Q

See you tomorrow Chicago. Major love to you from me, Natureal, & Ms.Rose.

xo,
Tom