Montreal Comic Con X-Files Panel and Improv Show (Workshop Too!)

Very excited to announce that Duchovniacs, Walt Frasier and Laurice Fattal, will be running a show & workshop program at the Montreal Comic Con next month.

3pm Improv Workshop – listed as Improv 4 Kids but fun for all ages
8:30pm Xfiles-Prov – The Laughs Are Out There

9:30 Afterparty

 

AND OF COURSE we will see al at the panel…

The Truth is Here – The X-Files Special Event
Saturday, July 7, 2018
7:00 p.m. – Main Events room (516C)Montreal Comiccon is proud to present The Truth is Here, a special 60-minute event featuring** The X-Files stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) and Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), together on stage. Fans will get to listen to their conspiracy theories and wild stories about aliens, sewer monsters and traveling from Vancouver to LA and back again. They’ll also be taking questions from fans along the way.Tickets on sale as of Wednesday, May 30 at noon!

*This does NOT include access to Montreal Comiccon. This is a separately ticketed event; it is NOT included with any single day, 3-Day, Deluxe, or VIP tickets.

To take advantage of the reduced ticket prices for this event, a Montreal Comiccon ticket that includes Saturday is required. Those WITHOUT said Comiccon entry tickets will be able to purchase a special ticket event at full price.

Take note that autographs and photos are not permitted during the special event. David Duchovny will be appearing at Montreal Comiccon on Saturday, July 7, while Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis will appear from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8. Each will participate in autographs and photos on the days they are listed as guests. A Montreal Comiccon ticket valid on those days is required to enter those areas.

**Guest availability subject to change. Should the special event be cancelled entirely, tickets to said event will automatically be refunded. Montreal Comiccon entry tickets are non-refundable.

David Duchovny on Full Frontal: The Great American Puerto Rico

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 X-Files Season 11 – Ep 9 & 10 Trailer/Promo

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

Published on Mar 8, 2018 – An extended trailer for the final two episodes this season of 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:

THR – ‘The X-Files’ Finale: Can William Survive His Reunion With Mulder and Scully?

SYFY – NEW THE X-FILES TRAILER ASKS THE BIG QUESTION: ‘ARE WE TOGETHER?’

Den of Geek – The X-Files season 11 episode 8 review: Familiar

EW – Can The X-Files still do a serious episode? ‘Familiar’ argues yes…kind of

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 

 

David Duchovny rocks out on Harry Connick Jr CBS talk show February 28, 2018 #everythirdthought

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.

HI GUYS

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)

Listen to Every Third Thought on SoundCloud

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:
https://soundcloud.com/user-459012832/sets/every-third-thought/s-FRblw

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

The Band
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

Additional Musicians
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)

Alternative
Released by:
Westbound Kyd
Release date:
9 February 2018

DUCHOVNIACS EXCLUSIVE: David Duchovny interview with Walt & Laurice – New Album, Novel, #theXFiles MSR insights

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 Duchovny – Interviews!!

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 Duchovny on Kelly & Ryan + Billboard Music Performance Live (Videos)

David and his band performed 3 songs from his upcoming album “Every Third Thought” on Billboard Live Periscope
Every Third Thought
Half Life
Marble Sun

If you aren’t able access the Periscope Click Here

DAVID DUCHOVNY NYC LISTENING PARTY Recap “Every Third Thought”

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 NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY DELIVERS

@waltfrasier @lauricef @duchovniacs

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.

SET ONE

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.

Set Two

– Strangers in the Sacred Heart
– Mo’
– 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.

SET THREE may have been my favorite, with two new songs that blew my mind.

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

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.

IN CONCLUSION – To put today into perspective

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.

GLEN MORGAN is a genius and why THIS may be scariest #thexfiles episode ever!

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.

GLEN MORGAN is a genius and why THIS may be scariest #thexfiles episode ever!

Wait Fraiser @waltfrasier

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.

Matrix to be Reloaded in X-Files

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 swallow it up whole

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.

Season 11 Doomsday?

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.

Too close to home?

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.