The Vetivers News Archive
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
"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
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 email@example.com.
January 4, 2000
PAT DANKO QUITS AND JIM KELLY JOINS THE VETIVERS
Fans of Carnivorous Grass around the world rejoiced today as Jim
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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