NEW Information Society!

Information Society pretty much started my love for synth pop when I was a kid.
The fact that this is not only a NEW song but it’s with as original of a line-up as we’ll get makes me really happy.
The song is rad too.

Enjoy!

All Hail the Nu-Man

I’m working on a cover of a Gary Numan song for Glass Apple Bonzai’s performance at Kinetik (seeing as how we’re playing the I Die: You Die stage, which is named after a Numan song…seems appropriate) and I think it’s only fair that I take a moment to pay tribute to the synthpop wizardry that is Gary Numan by sharing this video.
It’s from the Sharpe & Numan stage of his career where he was jamming with Bill Sharpe from Shakatak.
Now, this is NOT the song I’m covering, but it’s super fucking awesome and you all should watch it.

Leave a comment with your favourite Gary Numan song and share the love. 😀

– Daniel X. Belasco

Crowd-funding: The Future of The Bonzai

Within the next few days I’ll be starting up an Indiegogo crowd-sourcing campaign for the debut Glass Apple Bonzai full-length album.
Financial problems are nothing new to anyone, but I refuse to let then get in the way of releasing what I think is a very good, well-written album.
I won’t be asking for a lot, and I will be sure to make the perks achievable and fun.

I know it seems fairly unlikely that this kind of campaign would be successful, what with Bonzai having such a small fan base and being pretty much a brand new band, but it would appear that I have some very awesome friends who will do what they can to help me bring this album to the light and give it the release it deserves.

I have a lot of faith in Glass Apple Bonzai, which is a big shift for me as until the last year or so I’ve always been very critical of my work to an almost crippling degree and once a song is done I’ve pretty much washed my hands of it.
But this time around the content and the involvement of the songs is more personal, and most importantly…I ENJOY it more.
It’s fun. It’s tapping directly into my love of synth pop and all styles of electronic music.

I greatly appreciate the support that’s been shown so far.
The friends, the fans, and the music keep me doing what I do.

– Daniel Belasco

Glass Apple Bonzai Now Has An Official Website!

As much as I live Facebook, Twitter, and every other social network I still felt it necessary to make a website for all things Glass Apple Bonzai.
A “Home Base”, if you will.
To be honest, it helps maintain my sanity a bit because I can update everything from one spot and I have greater control over how the various media I link to is portrayed and organised.
In the coming weeks I’ll buy my own official domain name, which will probably be something like “GABonzai.com” or “BonzaiExpress.org” or “GasPickleBlackfly.gov”.

Anyhow, I’m still updating everything but eventually it will be a nice place to hangout.

– Daniel X. Belasco

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