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August 14th, 2008

06:30 am - Woah!
 Has it really been over THREE YEARS?

MY COUSIN DALLAS returns to the stage on Friday, September 19th, 2008 when they open for legendary folk/blues/rock musician David Olney in Cambridge, MN at the same Performing Arts Center where they once opened for LOW!

Does this signal a return to greatness?

How many people are really IN the band?

Will the promise of their early years finally be realized?

Will their second album EVER be released?

For the answers to all these questions and more:  STAY TUNED!

For more information, or to answer questions, POST BELOW!

Cousin Derek
Current Location: 55110
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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April 1st, 2005

08:19 am - Strange Kind of Update
A DVD of MCD's live performance in Cambridge on March 26th has been produced. Cousin Sam holds two copies of said disc. He would like to invite the band to view the footage together sometime soon.

ALSO: the Cousins posed for a number of band photographs (courtesy of Mr. Kent Anderson) before their last gig. Sam especially is hoping these pictures turn out well enough to be posted on the band's web site.

http://www.mycousindallas.com has been in need of a serious overhaul for quite some time. Exciting things may be in the site's future, including a possible comic strip from jamiepenny.

As for the band's latest studio album- it has been nearly one year since MCD recorded it. No plans for mass production and distribution appear on the horizon. It may remain "in the can" indefinitely, or until they have the resources to tweak some of the tracks. Have faith, people. Have faith.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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March 16th, 2005

09:05 am - ATTENTION MY COUSIN DALLAS!! (yet again)
Early weather reports are talking about a giant snow storm Thursday night into Friday afternoon. I (Sam) vote for moving practice this week. Is tonight too soon? How about Sunday? Other thoughts?
Current Mood: workingworking

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February 18th, 2005

03:21 pm - Start Saving Your Pennies!
It's official:

Michael Penn WILL be touring this year, and he WILL be playing Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Oh yes.
Current Mood: contentcontent

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February 17th, 2005

10:54 am - MCD Gig Reminder: Feb 26th
The cousins are opening for another gig at the Cambridge Performing Arts Center next Saturday, Feb 26th!

Here's the info on the band we're opening for:

Clearwater Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz Guitar Trio): 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 26, 2005. This group from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is best described as playing Gypsy Jazz. It’s a trio of performers led by a guitarist who has been compared to Django Reinhart, the ultimate gypsy guitarist. The talent of Sam Miltich, at age 19, has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio, and they appeared at the State Fair this past fall. The website is: http://www.clearwaterhotclub.com

Tickets cost $10.00 each or $25.00 to purchase tickets to all three events. These will be general admission seats , and those who attend will be able to get very close to the artists. Tickets are available at the Community Education Office, 763-689-6189 and at various shops in Cambridge including MOM’s Food Co-op, Kaffee with Nancy, and other Cambridge hot-spots.

The website for the CPAC is here, and includes a map and some other info:


It would be fabulous if we could get lots of folks there -- maybe we can do dinner before and something fun after, too!
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful

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January 24th, 2005

08:55 am - attn: MCD Band Members
It appears that our new official practice night is Thursday. It would be great if we could all get together this week for some jam time. That is all.

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December 2nd, 2004

Derek and I agree- Wednesday night MUST become our official practice time once again. We need Cousins Carl and Mugsy to give feedback on this decision. Our upcoming shows warrant a regular practice schedule as soon as possible.

ALSO: We would love for Dave and Scot to be a part of as many of these meetings as they can make it to.

Current Mood: busybusy

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November 22nd, 2004

09:43 am


My Cousin Dallas is an eccentric musical group based in St. Paul, MN. Specializing in their own unique brand of "folk-rock" music, MCD is well-known for their unique blend of acoustic and alternative music styles. In addition to their original material, their live show also includes a wide variety of crowd-pleasing cover tunes, ranging from Cole Porter to Aimee Mann, from America to Depeche Mode.

"The Cousins," as they are known individually, are made up of Derek Anderson, Carl DiLaura, Margaret Vitalis and Sam Crnobrna. "Cousin Derek" handles lead guitar duty, and writes the lion's share of MCD's original material. "Cousin Carl" plays mainly bass guitar, but occasionally lends a hand at accordion or any other instrument he sees laying around. "Cousin Margaret" is the band's keyboard player, and provides the band's female perspective. Finally, "Cousin Sam" handles any and all percussion. Just to keep things interesting, all the members lend their vocal talents to the show! The band also has several musical "second cousins," who are available to assist them when the need arises, such as occasional lead guitarist David Federlein, and back-up percussionist Scot Moore.

Over the course of their career, MCD has shared the stage with such diverse talents as Peter Mulvey, Low, Stuart Davis, Bill Mallonee and the Vigilantes of Love, Beki Hemingway, Peter Mayer, Jonathan Rundman, and many others.
They have released two self-produced CD, and appeared as guests on many local radio shows. They recently finished recording their third CD, "Vintage Hall and Room," which has received early critical praise.

My Cousin Dallas fans are quick to tell the curious that a MCD show is something that is rarely forgotten once experienced. Spontaneity is king, with witty banter, improvised songs, and audience participation playing key
roles in their repertoire. While MCD typically performs in an intimate setting, such as a Coffee House or bar, they are comfortable in much larger venues, and are sure to create a memorable show wherever they perform. From company parties to wedding receptions, they've played it all.

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November 12th, 2004

07:48 pm - MCD Rises From the Grave
Some NEWS!

MCD will be opening for the following:

-Curtis and Loretta (Folk Duet): 7:30 P.M., Saturday, January 15, 2005

-Clearwater Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz Guitar Trio): 7:30 P.M.,Saturday, February 26, 2005

-Ogemabenez (Native American Flute and Guitar): 7:30 P.M.,Saturday, March 26, 2005

Tickets cost $10.00 each or $25.00 to purchase tickets to all three events. These will be general admission seats , and those who attend will be able to get very close to the artists. Tickets are available at the Community Education Office, 763-689-6189 and at various shops in Cambridge including MOM’s Food Co-op, Kaffee with Nancy, and other Cambridge hot-spots.

A few questions for the MCD faithful . . .

1) What would you like to see on the MCD web-site?

2) What songs would you like to hear MCD play for the Cambridge gigs??

MCD Info Service!
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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October 27th, 2004

10:39 am
Sources close to the band have confirmed the chances of MCD making a musical appearance at this weekend's Halloween festivities have greatly improved. Please comment if you think this is a wise move.
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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