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December 17, 2000

ALL FOUR VETIVERS SHOW UP FOR PRACTICE

In the history of the Vetivers, there has never been an event such as this. For the first time in the history of the band's current lineup, all four Vetivers practiced together. The meeting took place in Jimmy's basement.

"I never thought it was possible," mumbled Paul Solecki through a stream of tears. "Imagine what we could accomplish if we did this more often! Just think... All four of us at a concert playing the same song at the same time in the same key in the same tempo! We could be great!!" At press time, there were no additional plans for another full band practice.


August 2, 2000

YOUNGEST VETIVERS FAN IS BORN

Today was the most important day of Jimmy's life, as he and his wife Sarah gave birth to Heidi Kathleen March at 4:07 am. Word has it that Sarah did most of the work.

"I'm very honored to be born into such a musical family," said young Heidi in her first public statement. "I can't wait until I'm old enough to understand the complexity of their music and the meaning of their words."


May 14, 2000

WORLD PREPARES FOR INTERNATIONAL CG/VETIVER DAY

Children all over the world are anxiously anticipating the festivities that will take place on May 18, 2000. This date will mark the three year anniversary of the forming of The Vetivers. Fireworks will be held as usual over the mall in Washington DC, and the Pope is scheduled to give a special mass in honor of the event. Small town America has been abuzz for weeks preparing for parades, and many of the major networks have sent correspondents to Olathe, KS, where it all began.

May 18 is also the date of the start (1993) and the end (1997) of the predecessor of The Vetivers, Carnivorous Grass. Paul, Jim, Pat Danko, and Ben Champion were all members of CG at one time or another. What will the band members be doing on the big day? They were going to have a concert on Vetiver Weekend in honor of the holiday, but Jim will be in New York City, so he essentially ruined that idea. Well, there's always next year!


April 5, 2000

DISASTER STRIKES AT ADRIAN'S CAFE

After what seemed to be a perfectly normal Vetivers concert, something funny was in the air. Everyone was talking after the concert ended about 9:00 pm. Some people were telling Jim how much they enjoyed seeing him in the band, some were laughing about the different themes of "Audience Participation Night" that had just taken place. Although everything seemed fine, everyone could tell something bad was about to happen. And then it did.

With a loud crash, Paul's nice 12-String guitar fell to the floor. It was broken. The headstock of the guitar was split almost in two, and so was Paul's heart. That guitar had been with Paul through thick and thin for about eight years, and now it had played its last chord. Funeral services are scheduled for next month.

 


February 26, 2000

PAUL BECOMES THE OFFICIAL LIVE MUSIC ORGANIZER FOR ADRIAN'S CAFE

Paul Solecki of Vetivers fame is now in charge of organizing live music at Ad rian's Cafe, a pleasant establishment located on the southwest corner of College and Antioch in Overland Park. There will be live music every Wednesday night starting in April from 7-9 pm. On April 5, The Vetivers will be the first band to play at Adria n's since they stopped having live music there about three years ago. Paul seems eag er to take on the responsibility of becoming an organizer of live music. "I hope I can find enough bands to fill up the schedule," says Paul. If you are in a band or you know someone who is interested in playing a show at Adrian's Cafe, email Paul for details at paul@vetivers.com.


January 4, 2000

PAT DANKO QUITS AND JIM KELLY JOINS THE VETIVERS

Fans of Carnivorous Grass around the world rejoiced today as Jim Kelly, who played with the five-piece band along with Paul from 1993-1997, became th e new bass player of The Vetivers after the resignation of Pat Danko. This came as a shock to Vetivers fans, as Pat Danko has been with the band since its inception in 1 997 and was even emerging as a great songwriter. Pat will continue to update the web site for the band and everyone will remain friends, contrary to the reports in many supermarket tabloids. As soon as possible, we will have information about Jim Kelly up on our web site so that all of our readers can get to know the newest Vetiver.

 


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