THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB, WILD ASSUMPTIONS, NASTY CHRISTMAS
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb - On March 2, 2006 at 5:30 am an Ohio University police officer spotted a bicycle attached to the Oasis restaurant bearing a promotional sticker for the band. The officer saw the words, “This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb” and became concerned. The area was cordoned off, and part of the campus was closed for several hours. The bicycle was subsequently destroyed by the Athens bomb squad despite assurances from the bike’s owner that it was just a sticker. The owner, a graduate student, was initially charged with inducing panic, a misdemeanor. However, the charges were dropped a few days later. Later the student was awarded money for the damages to his bicycle. A similar incident occurred in 2001, when a police officer spotted and detained a woman at an Austin, Texas peace rally. Her bicycle was also labeled with the band’s sticker. The woman was released after the band’s existence was confirmed. On March 14, 2006 Bellarmine Hall at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA was evacuated because of another bicycle with the band’s name painted on it. No charges were filed.
Wild Assumptions - Megan started Wild Assumptions with a cache of songs she wrote a while back when her dad died. The songs were haunting and sad, but tough. She played them at acoustic shows, but always knew the songs needed drums. When her friend Ryan, a bad ass drummer, moved to Oakland from Gainesville, they started playing together, and later, Ted joined on bass. They recorded a 5 song demo with Matt Waters, played the Gainesville FEST in 2009, and a bunch of local shows in the East Bay and SF. Aside from playing music, their favorite thing to do was to drink coffee and bitch about work. In the summer of 2010, Ryan moved back to Gainesville, and Ted took up a new job that made him super busy. So, Megan got Spenser to play bass, and Meredith to play drums - a rebirth!
Nasty Christmas - www.facebook.com/nastychristmas