The Truth (About FEMA) Is Out There | The Great American* Puerto Rico Part 5
FEMA abandoned Puerto Rico. Is it a conspiracy, or is it just FEMA doin’ FEMA? David Duchovny wants to believe. Produced by Mike Rubens with Lauren Walker.
The Truth (About FEMA) Is Out There | The Great American* Puerto Rico Part 5
FEMA abandoned Puerto Rico. Is it a conspiracy, or is it just FEMA doin’ FEMA? David Duchovny wants to believe. Produced by Mike Rubens with Lauren Walker.
We are down to the final two episodes of The X-files season 11 and most likely the end of the series (bawling)
Here’s the latest trailer for episodes 9 & 10. We’re not ready!
An End That Must Be Faced | Season 11 | THE X-FILES
We’re finally all caught up now! We missed episode 7 because we were in Australia for David’s concerts! We’ve just uploaded the last of our pics/videos from all those shows we’ll be posting them here soon.
More X-files Press:
Here’s our reaction video to the Ep 9 & 10 trailer
Our recap/review videos from the last two episodes:
The X-files Season 11 Ep 7: RM9sbG93ZXjz aka Followers
The X-files Season 11 Episode 8: Familiar
It is January 24, 2018. I’m sitting in my home office in New Jersey
If you are reading this it is now February 27 or later and we are in Sydney Australia on a ferry around the harbor or at the Zoo watching kangaroos and koala bears. Actually it’s February 28th (stupid date line, sorry not you, NBC show) here so I am probably driving to New Castle AU for the sixth of seven concerts. Tomorrow we fly to Brisbane.
The word is mum, although pics have been leaked before this. We were asked to take down our photos by the producers for now. We just got back from a taping of the Harry Connick Jr. talk show on CBS.
If you have seen the show airing it is now February 28, 2018 in America or later. We are now in Brisbane.
What did you think? We had a blast.
But as usual, we Duchovniacs can not just go to events without being part of the story ourselves, usually not on purpose.
So we get to the CBS studio doors of the Harry Connick Jr. Show (and quite a few others) on Manhattan’s west side.
We tell the guy at the door we are here for HARRY to see David Duchovny.
He points us to the security counter. We wait a few minutes. A PA form the show escorts us up in the elevator.
We walk right past the band and many of David’s team. According to a few quick convos over heard in passing, sounds like they had just finished their sound check.
HAVE FUN, I THINK SHE WANTS US TO FOLLOW….
We shake a few hands, then walk down the hall. The PA gestures and invites us to hang out in a room about 3 doors down.
Inside is a wonderful spread of bites – MUCH nicer than I am used to as a bit actor in greenrooms at GMA and the Letterman show.
David’s producers and PR rep is inside. We say our hellos. About a minute goes by when one of the producers notices we are staying. Wait you guys are supposed to be with the audience.
Turns out we were in David’s private green room. This explains the nicer spread.
The producer’s personally escort us to studio level 2-3 floors down – to be honest I am completely lost at this point. These studio buildings are so big, if you don’t pay attention as you are escorted around you have no idea where you are.
We pass David in the hall. “Did you see the band?” We shakes hands. .
Hope I didn’t have a cold, cause if I did EVERY one has it by now.
We are now on studio level. 30 minutes before the rest of the audience will be ushered up and we join up with the rest of those form David’s party – mostly friends and family of the band.
I took these photos and tweet ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS TIME”. We removed at the request of the producers as the exact air date was so far out in the future etc.
The interview was fun. I will post the video once it is online but Harry is great and the two really had a perfect conversation.
The highlight I think is when Harry jokes about David correcting HC about music. Reminds me of an exchange I had with the band at the NYC listening party and David joked that Pat corrected me.
SOMEONE (not us, but we know a guy lol) took this candid moment between segments right before the band plays.
The band plays on.
Half Life seems to be the new got to single for showcasing the new album. Most will understand why. Rumors out their that this song may be radio bound. It may be on by the time this post is made public.
SEE YOU DOWN UNDER AUSSIES AND KIWIS
(If we haven’t already by now lol)
David Duchovny’s sophomore album “Every Third Thought” is set to drop for digital download on Friday but if you want to hear it streaming now it’s available on SoundCloud!
Check back here for our full album review.
Listen to Every Third Thought here:
All songs written by David Duchovny, Colin Lee, Pat McCusker and Mitchell Stewart
Produced by Colin Lee, Pat McCusker and Mitchell Stewart
Mixed by Mitchell Stewart
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Recorded November 2016 – February 2017 at:
Atomic Sound, New York, NY
Recording Engineers: Merle Chornuk and Dakota Bowman
Grand Street Recording, New York, NY
Recording Engineers: Ken Rich and Jake Lummus
Additional Overdubs Recorded at
Virtue and Vice Studios, New York, NY
Recording Engineer: Anthony “Rocky” Gallo
Horn and String Arrangements by Colin Lee
David Duchovny – Lead Vocals
Colin Lee – Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Pat McCusker – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Mitchell Stewart – Bass, Vocals, Electric Guitar (Track 8), Omnichord (Track 1), Synthesizer (Track 5)
Sebastian Modak – Drums, Percussion
Hannah Read – Violin (Tracks 4, 7)
Tamsin Wilson – Vocals (Tracks 3, 5, 10)
Sam Crittenden – Trombone (Tracks 6, 11)
Michael Fatum – Trumpet (Tracks 6, 11)
Patrick Sargent – Clarinet (Tracks 3, 6, 12)
Kerry Lee – Cowbell (Track 11)
Kaleena Hutchins – Harmonica (Tracks 13, 14)
9 February 2018
Thank you to David Duchovny and all his team – we love you Brad & Kerry – for making this happen. Beyond flattered we had the time of our lives speaking with David about EVERY THIRD THOUGHT album and upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand.
I was floored when David brought up me wearing the milk carton T-Shirt and preparing to stage dive into my arms…
THIS description of Miss Subways has me more eager than ever to read a Novel by David Duchovny. This sounds fascinating. So much more than I expected.
And finally, David’s insight into the discussion between David and Chris Carter working out the end of #XFplusone was a truly unexpected delight.
David interview KFC Radio Barstool Sports – Source
David Duchovny on Kevin & Bean – Source KROQ Radio
David Duchovny talks about his new upcoming book and says that he will be turning Bucky F*cking Dent into a movie with Roland and Gennaro on Roland’s Food Court.
Love the new album art! Looking forward to Feb 9th when everyone can hear this fantastic album! Artwork & Design by Viet Nguyen
David and his band performed 3 songs from his upcoming album “Every Third Thought” on Billboard Live Periscope
Every Third Thought
— billboard (@billboard) January 23, 2018
DAVID DUCHOVNY NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY DELIVERED Sorry no photos or videos or sound clips. The album does not officially release untill February 9. So let’s respect the artists and producers.
PHOTOS from the event to be posted HERE in the next 48 hours
Today was special.
I am so moved by these songs I just have to share some thoughts.
David Duchovny was joined on stage today with Pat McCusker, Colin Lee, Mitchell Stewart and Sebastian Modak, interviewed my Monique McQueen (Great Job moderating the Q&A) as we all got to listen to the entire new album, EVERY THIRD THOUGHT. The listening party attendees all left feeling expectations were surpassed.
Kerry Lee announced the day’s activities while Sam Platt played DJ, throwing down three tracks at a time with question and answer sessions in between.
With all the songs, David feels he’s writing country songs, because that’s how he sounds alone with his guitar. Monique says these songs pass the “campfire test”. You can break them down to singers and guitar and they hold up.
First up was HALF LIFE. Laurice remarks that the tempo seems a bit livelier – More energetic. This was the first of many that seemed ready for radio play. At the very minimum, ready for movie soundtrack. On tour, David will joke this song is about science. “Unconditional Love Decays….”.
David says he had a David Bowie feel in mind orginally.
The words are a bit sad. Half Life appears to refer to half of your life los tin a break up but leaving with you empty – “with nothing” – inside. But the music driving the story is also about moving past and picking up the pieces and working though the worst of it.
For those that have heard this song on tour, you are in for a treat. The guys (Pat, Colin, Mitch, Sebastian and other – Hanna rocking some strings, etc.) really had some freedom to play. If you listen carefully, the music is almost playful with subtle rhythmic and countrapuntal flourishes hiding – coyly sneaking through – beneath the surface of lead vocals, intros and bridges.
I had a question about the writing of the song. When the song is live, David appears to want to take the middle of the chorus to a V chord (B chord in the Key of E). David will often drop G# at the end of the word indivisible to a F# which would imply in some he wants the chord to go to the B (D# F#). In most music a phase will end with a strong V-I (5-1). My question was “Did the song original move to a B chord there? I feel David is trying to pull the band down to a 5 chord”
David responds, “You think I’m dragging them down?” (Laughs)
Pat, Colin and I discussed among ourselves about the music theory. David makes a cat sound and says “perhaps you fellas should take this outside…” Long story short we had WAY TOO MUCH FUN TODAY.
EVERY THIRD THOUGHT in contrast is a tad slower and more in the pocket from the live version we have heard the past two years – originally heard by fans in Europe 2016. The arrangement is slightly more exposed, revealing some hip rhythmic hits and vocal harmonies. This was always my vote for the album’s title track. David was pushing for Strangers (in the Sacred Heart).
The final song of the first set was MAYBE I CAN’T. We need this album TODAY to fully digest the new stuff in depth.
– Strangers in the Sacred Heart
– Someone Else’s Girl
All three of these songs are known to us from live concerts over the past two years. All three are similar and familiar, but each had their moments where, again, the band got to play. Especially Someone Else’s Girl, which David attributed to Pat from start to finish, taking the lead on the arrangement. This is the “feel good” track with it’s bouncy reggae feel. Love me some Pat! Laurice says this may be her favorite tune on the album.
David recounted his story of writing STRANGER while gigging in Paris last year, tying his own father’s story to the folks praying for strangers at Sacre Couer. We love Hanna Reid’s violins. Laurice calls it baroque pop, mixing in the classical sounds with the pop rock. If you have not caught Hanna, live, find her in your town. There were also some cathedral chimes and other interesting sounds that helped painted the picture.
David says MO is about over consumption with influences of Fleetwood Mac.MO is familiar, but you can tell David and the band put a lot of work into cleaning up the arrangements and kicking out near perfection. Pat has a very sweet guitar solo I think fans are going to dig.
David went further to say, songs are less of a statement, and more of a cloud, “what ever that means.”
Q: What was the process of writing this album, compared to the first?
A: David said it was more collaborative. Sebastian (Percussionist) said there are a lot more chances, especially with percussion. The other guys elaborated on finding a safe place to speak up and out for ideas.
Q: Does doing all the music and concert touring feel surreal?
David: I wouldn’t say surreal. No, it feels good. If feels… (Audience supplies “Organic” – giggles) Why do I keep seeing that “Organic” in quotes (Finger quote gesture).
“ORGANIC” Is that a meme? David asked the band.
David forgot “ORGANIC” comes from his answer from a previous Facebook Q&A and it stuck. There were unasked questions of possible double meanings in the following looks but it was left at that.
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS started and right away the whole crowd is bobbing heads, tapping feet. It is an amazing song. About half way through I lean over to Laurice, “I think this is my new fave.” Angry Blues Rock song was also the favorite for some of the band.
SPIRAL is a song written by Pat and Colin. David admits a little jealousy when folks say this is their favorite tune from their album. Not sure if it was my third homemade pineapple vodka (homemade by restaurant, I did not sneak in booze), being caught up in the moment, or the song was just that amazing, I started to tear up. I leaned to Laurice. Not hearing me, she shoves pen/paper in my hand. I write “FUCKING AWESOME!!!” She exclaims, “you wasted space on her diminishing note paper space.” The moment was otherwise beyond words.
The set was rounded by another concert tour favorite, Roman Coin. Again, like some of the earlier tunes, this was just a cleaner, better mixed version of the song we have come to love.
SET FOUR has two new songs to us and one that is relatively new, after David debuted Marble Sun in Vancouver last fall.
JERICHO is a bit sad. This tune hit close to home with Laurice as David discussed it’s connection with his father. When the album releases I will give a more in depth review of the song. Hearing it for the first time, I was just taking it in.
LAST FIRST TIME to be fair did not get my full focus and attention. Mainly because I was reflecting deeply on the third set. Again, this was the first time we’ve heard this track and I would like a second listen before further discussion.
MARBLE SUN is one of the new songs that has popped into my head often in the past months since Vancouver. My only criticism today was the percussion track seemed to overpower the song. This is a simple mix issue. The song otherwise is a perfect end. I am not sure you call this a concept album. Every song works as a single, but there are some stylistic themes.
David said this song was an idea from Colin and many ways the most collaborative song on the album, and perhaps his new favorite.
Most came to HELL OR HIGHWATER because of love for David’s work as Fox Mulder or Hank Moody. At least half of the fans at early concerts didn’t even know they were attending an actual concert.
“AN EVENING WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY? What is he doing, Stand-Up Comedy” –this is a direct quote from at least three people I encountered during the first year of concerts.
When I first heard the early release of WHEN THE TIME COMES, I was working on some contracts and Laurice was playing the track. The first lyric I really heard was “Jack and Jill, ran out on their bill…” WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS was my thought.
I did not take this at all seriously until May 12, 2015 at the Cutting Room. Many have heard the story of Laurice, myself and 10 other fans hanging out for pizza, lining up crazy early, sitting right in front of a barefoot Pat and later a singing, dancing, tambourine beating and shaking Gillian Anderson.
I bought an album that night. While everyone else was talking/tweeting about THE KISS (Cue melodramatic music) Listened to it a few times. Two days later I started this blog.
The DUCHOVNIACS were born, or at least something more official. (It was a slow journey with 25 years of fans slowing finding each other at events and expanding. 25-30 concerts later – and New Zealand / Australia bound in three weeks for 6 more (Skipping Wellington for some more time in Melbourne) – I am a bigger fan of the music (as it’s own entity) than ever..
For most fans, HELL OR HIGHWATER was about David Duchovny getting to play and share an experience with his friends and fans. A comiccon meet & greet on crack. Something to hold us over between X-Files and other projects. Out of the millions of X-Files fans around the world, there may be a few thousand that really give the music it’s fair shake to date.
EVERY THIRD THOUGHT will change all that. This no longer some celebrity doing the band thing. This is a legit BAND that happens to have David Duchovny’s celebrity status to open doors and sell tickets. This album deserves attention beyond the X-Files and Californication fandom.
I challenge everyone that will take the time to read this to do a blind test. Play a few of these new songs for friends. Make them guess the band name. These songs stand on their own, many ready for 2018 radio play. Most ready for movie soundtracks and other commercial use. All ready to rock Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollogong, New Castle and Brisbane next month.
See you down under!!!
PS- Super excited to hear some of the acoustic tracks coming. As much as I love the original album, the songs written by David and shaped by the band have become so much more as the musical relationship has grown over the past 4 years now (if you include initial writing, rehearsing and recording times).
THANKS must be given to Brad Davidson and Kerry Lee. If you have not met these two, they are usually at the door or running around doing the jobs of 3-4 each.
Hanging with our favorite guitarist Pat McCusker pic.twitter.com/XC9jH7x43R
— Super Improv Gal (@LauriceF) January 20, 2018
Our favorite drummer/percussionist @sebmodak we love what we heard and his contribution to the album. Can't wait for everyone to hear it. You guys are going to love it so much. pic.twitter.com/itgySviglj
— Super Improv Gal (@LauriceF) January 21, 2018
Glen Morgan is a genius.
While we were gushing over Mulder Scully romantic comedy intertwined with the Ramones soundtrack to Mulder’s (and Scully’s???) Unremarkable House becoming the OK Corral many of us glossed over the true horror of THIS.
This morning I was about to tweet how 25 degree weather in Texas could make a lot of ignorant Trump suppprters argue against global warming. This led to me thinking about rich and powerful selfishly lying about science and fake news to keep their profits and power. This thinking soon came back to the X-Files episode of form last week, THIS, penned by Glen Morgan.
Behind all of the Razzle Dazzle, and ad libs about TAINT and ALIEN BUTT HOLES, was a story about the rich and powerful creating an eternal existence for their consciousness in the digital world that will live long after the destruction of our planet via global warming aliens or whatever method.
Imprisoned inside this Matrix are the greatest minds of our time enslaved to keep everything working while the sick and powerful forevermore live out their fantasies.
These powerful players have already given up on our planet. They stopled trying to fix the horrors that they have created and instead of facing Justice I found a way to even beat Death while when the world ends.
We are on the edge of our seats as our beloved Heroes are pinned down by mercenaries in their own home, and the cemetery at the University and even government facilities.
In a Way Glen Morgan has hidden the true horror of this episode in the same way the rich and powerful hide their true crimes against humanity and the earth itself with lies and fake news. We’re looking over here on the left, distracted with all this action and romantic comedy, while Glen slides in this absolutely horrible scenario of the impending end of the world.
Combine THIS with MY STRUGGLE 3 and all we have is few rich and powerful faction fighting behind the scenes for how to save the smallest percentage of humanity who’s going to control what is left in their wake of destruction.
We are no longer talking about saving the world. Those that we trust with our lives and our livelihoods and our votes are no longer trying to fix their problems. The rich and powerful are a hundred percent trying trying to save their own asses from the horrors that they created.
When you peel back the layers of this episode, you reveal Horrors that are just way too close to home and I now see this whole episode in a new light, or should I say dark.
MY STRUGGLE III X-Files Season 11
So basically My Struggle III post opening sequence picks up right from My Struggle II post opening sequence
As Scully sits to watch Tad's broadcast – WHAM!
1) Just a vision
2) Alternate reality
3) Time loop/travel#thexfiles #TheXFilesUnlocked @thexfiles pic.twitter.com/27gA8qjEFm
— 👽I BELIEVE👾1/3 (@waltfrasier) January 4, 2018
So, best that I can tell, MY STRUGGLE 3 picks up right about at the beginning of MY STRUGGLE 2.
If you go back to the beginning of MS2, after the opening sequence, we see Scully looking for Mulder in his office, sits down at the desk and watches computer screen with TAD back on the air.
Now skip to post opening sequence of MS3. For a split second we see Scully in that same moment as we zoom into her eyes. Next moment Mulder and medical team is working with a past out comatose Scully.
My theory is that All of My Struggle 2 was a either a vision controlled by William, or somehow that beam of light form the ARV/UFO at the end of MS2 sent Dana’s consciousness back, in sense she actually lived those moments physically, not just in her mind. The journey back could be some alien tech that overwhelms the mind.
As much as I like the latter, I am convinced it is all William. Chris Carter said Episode ten will be WIlliam’s Struggle. MS1 was Mulder’s Struggle. MS2 Was Scully’s.
I want to call MS3 Walter Skinner’s Struggle, but Karl Gerhard Bush got the opening monologue.
I saw a lot of speculation that perhaps MS3 erases Babylon. The claim is Miller and Einstein did not recognize Scully. After watching the episode three times last night, I did not see evidence that they did not know Mulder and Scully. They did not seem overly close or concerned, true. But they only worked on one case together. They are coworkers that barely know each other. Pre-MS2 they have not had an overly dramatic moment to share. Einstein basically was appalled by Mulder as an agent, willing to take acid to discover “truth”. Miller was nothing more than a professional agent working with Scully. He has not been called into save Mulder yet. It is possible they are part of the conspiracy, which would explain how Miller actually found Mulder in MS2. This is a RED HERRING (As a fan of CLUE I use this line at every opportunity lol)
Of course, with Monster of the Week episodic format, there is no guarantee we are getting these episodes in chronological order to the canon. In fact MOTW often seems to have nothing to do with canon. Never mind the comedic episodes.
Continuity seems the least important issue to Chris Carter. Knowing this I watch with an open mind and stay in the moment – Out of sight out of mind. I assume I share this trait with Chris.
All that being said, My Struggle 3 was great. I loved it. I even loved NOT loving the twist. Even more I love the fan explosion on twitter and other platforms discussing the twist. We are all out there freaking out, but it is fun. Balanced with the proper consumption of adult beverages with sweet and salty snacks, last night was an event. An ALL DAY EVENT!
On twitter we all counted down the days, hours and minutes to show time. We live tweeted with millions of fans – I made at least 10 new friends online last night. We kept the party going for hours after. This was our NEW YEARS DAY celebration. But the worst part does not come close to a Mariah Carry EFF UP.
Last night is why I keep coming back, and keep going to comic cons – even though I hate comic cons I love all of you fan friends that have become family – and why I am going to Australia next month. I am 45 years old and this is 25 years of my life. The same 25 years I have known my wife. (Started dating 6 months before The X-Files first aired).
Star Wars owns the 5yo in me, but X-Files is my adulthood fantasy world. My dreams still prefer Superman – love to fly as I sleep. HOPE!
I have heard folks say I’M DONE for 17 years, but there are more of us than ever.
Last night, despite the twist that is freaking every one out (Which I called years ago with everyone always saying SHUT UP WALT every time I suggest the very thing – MSR is serious) was an amazing hour of X-Files. Amazing performances from all gave this a more ensemble cast feel. Mitch Pileggi, William Davis and Annabeth Gish may have had equal or more screen time to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. All of the above seemed more present and intense.
The story commanded it; they surpassed expectations. TWITTER responded. Annabeth and Mitch fans went nuts last night. They looked great and
My initial reaction is similar to My Struggle 1. This is not the X-Files we grew up with. MS1 had almost too much alien stuff to see. MS3 was just a swift pace, as if Chris was forced to squeeze a double episode into one hour.
From the second we see Scully sitting at the desk to the time she is already in the hospital must be less than a minute.
A few seconds later we see Mulder in a car chase. Usually Mulder just looks through files as he inner monologues.
As Scully is trying to get back to work, Karl and Monica confront Skinner, but Skinner controls the day, as far as he thinks. Another great Skinner line will live in infamy – which is the perfect mirror for “Pucker up and kiss my ass”.
The fast cuts give the highest MTV editor whiplash.
We meet the new (to us) Syndicate, At one point Karl says, “My enemies are LEGION”. Legion of course has a lot of potential meaning – from X-Men series to famous hackers. LEGION sticks in my mind as something we should keep an eye on moving forward.
Of course, THIS IS CHRIS CARTER. What actually is real? What is a dream? What is altered state?
Too many X-Files fans don’t think like SciFi fans. Continuity is fluid in SciFi.
The second I heard about the multiverse episode in a few weeks, my mind jumps to DC Comics and MARVEL Entertainment. Over the past 80 years there have been many incarnations of the famous superheroes. Once labeled as GOLDEN AGE, SILVER AGE etc,, eventually the idea of a multiverse explained away EVERY continuity issue. Oh that was Superman from Earth 634. That’s why he can shoot lasers from his fingers and pull a rubberized body suit from his chest. DUH! (I hate the comic book snobs – we are geeks, get over ourselves, PLEASE)
I found the trick to really LOVING SciFi is to let go of your sense of reality. To understand SciFi is to understand the total possibility of this universe, and others.
Imagine a peasant from 1500s was ripped from her home in a European village and then dropped in 2018 Times Square. 1927 Metropolis does not come close to today’s reality.
In 2018 we have micro-processing, cell phones, nuclear power, new powerful lasers, and any day now about to get commercial/recreational space travel. X-Files has never been the place for new and original. I am pretty sure every episode has a root in some horrible movie only a few of us have seen during sleepless nights 20-30 years ago, the old Creature Features or MST 3000.
But we get those same old stories with David and Gillian and Mitch. We get the stories re-imagined with Glen, James, Darin, and others. And we have the master mind Chris Carter, the imperfect genius task master, that -for all our complaints – is the real reason we are all here today.
The X-Files is a better version of all those B movie ScFi and Horror Flicks. It has far surpassed all expectations. The fact we are getting more content 25 years later – with the talent we all love – is a miracle. A blessing I choose to embrace wholeheartedly.