Archive for the year 2005

Thank You And Good Night

For those of you that attended the O’Gara’s show, consider yourselves privileged. That was the last show of the robot band known as THE NICK ATOMS.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Coburn, who is off to greener pastures. While the departure is sudden and unexpected, we understand and wish him well.

As for Dr. Ted Nelson and Wyngarde, they will be resting for an undecided amount of time.

We thank all the people who have written to us, come to our shows, talked with us, sent us stuff, and so on. To friends and family who helped us reach for the heights we did: you were an inspiration to us all.

We also thank the people who helped out with the many behind-the-scenes emergencies. You saved us many times.

We thank the 70s for coming up with the best damn theme songs to play with, and we thank lawyers for not suing the crap out of us. Also thanks to William Shatner for inspiring us with his unique way of seeing things.

We also thank all the people we have worked with over the years, from the small cameo to the big Dementia Smackdown. To all the other music makers and adventure seekers, the Mid-Nite Movie hosts, the people trying to do their own thing, and all the conventions and comic book stores that had us over for a spell: you filled us with creativity and we have been honored to work with you.

The Nick Atoms did have a very full career. We were on the radio. We had shows from bars to conventions. We even played a wedding. We were on TV and were voted second place by music professionals and first place by you, our loyal fans. We had a short lived comic. We served breakfast and educational films. We scored short films and even had a cameo in one while making our own little bits. We did convention panels. We even met Dr. Demento and worked with many celebrities…sort of.

Raid the website while you can, it may not be up for much longer.

While The Nick Atoms may not be bringing music to your ears, you may not have heard the last of The Nick Atoms. It may return in one form or another. For now, we are sorry to say there are no plans and there is nothing in the works — not even an idea, just quiet sleep.

We hope The Nick Atoms have helped you to hear things in a new way, to see things differently and most importantly, to have a good laugh at the world, others, and yourselves. We hoped we have made your lives better in some way.

We will miss you all and thank you for an amazing five years.

So long and thanks for all the fish…
The Nick Atoms

New Show Announced

This is one for the short notice club: it has just been confirmed that The Nick Atoms will be performing next Wednesday, October 5 at O’Gara’s Garage in St. Paul. We are part of a three-band bill that also features Johnny Trash and The Rice Channel. Cover is a mere $4. Doors open at 8:30 with music starting at 9:00. The Nick Atoms will be closing out the night, so make sure you get a good night sleep the night before.

Now With Nuts

This one slipped through the cracks during all of the TV hubbub of the last two months. The Nick Atoms have recorded a new version of the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” theme for a fan-produced show called “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Second Wave”. The new version is far more rockin’ than our past effort and features new lyrics provided by Pedge Jameson, the show’s head writer, director and producer. Head on over to the “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Second Wave” web site to hear the new track!

Bastards Of Young

Strictly Original has come to an end. The Nick Atoms were not victorious. However, a deserving band in Terramara was the victor. We wish them well with the grand prize.

We had marvelous fun at the tapings. It was great to meet many of the bands and cheer them on. I have a feeling you haven’t seen the last of a few of them as far as The Nick Atoms are concerned.

Many thanks go out to our friends, family, and fans who supported us during this endeavor. Whether in person or through the magic of Internet voting, your well wishes and support were felt.

One Last Hurrah

The details regarding the finals of Strictly Original have finally started to roll in. We welcome anyone who is willing and able to make it on Friday, September 9, 2005. The location of the finals has been moved to Escape Ultra Lounge in downtown Minneapolis. Here are the full details:

Date: September 9, 2005
Time: performances begin at 4:00PM, The Nick Atoms perform at 6:00PM, winner announced at 8:30PM
Venue: Escape Ultra Lounge
Location: Block E, downtown Minneapolis, MN
Age Limit: 18+
Cover: None!

The time isn’t the best, but we hope that some of you can make it. It all ends Friday!