Friday, December 31, 2010

You know you "Like" RD on Facebook

Hello music mates. There's lots happening at the Rubydiver Facebook Page. Like it yet? After all these years, why does still exist? Because many like you still visit this site and we don't want to leave you hangin'. Thanks for coming and we'll see you on the flip side at our FB Page. Go ahead and "Like" us now...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Old skool flyer...

Some RD art from back in the day...

Thanks to Jen Bonomo on Facebook.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Keep it coming!

Wow. Rubydiver is still loved!

It was only a little over a week ago that I asked the big inner-net audience if anyone had any Rubydiver stuff they'd like displayed here on the RD web site. Well, I tell ya', many long-time Rubydiver fans have very graciously answered the call. Now I have quite a few items I'll post here and our Rubydiver photo album.

While I've received many materials--photos, photo negatives, flyers, reviews, and even some audio--I have yet to receive any video or photos at all from our House of Blues shows. So my "all call" for RD memorabilia remains. Please drop me an email about any Rubydiver goods you may have. No piece is too small or large. And, of course, the item(s) remain yours. Please tell me what you have at rubydiver *AT* gmail *DOT* com or post a comment on this blog post.

A few contributors have asked me why I'm collecting and displaying RD stuff now after all these years...Why not just announce the show and play? Though I'd love to tell all, I can't at this time. You'll know soon. Patience, buckaroos!

A sincere "thank you" to all of you!

Here's a pic sent to us anonymously. A few of us have the loves of our lives in this photo. It was taken after we played our show at the Imperial Palace as part of the EAT'M music convention in Las Vegas, NV, in approximately summer 1999.

L to R: Nicole Halvorson, Roger Halvorson (keyboards), Yvonne Sanders, Todd Sanders (bass guitar), Erik Hanson (guitar/vocals), Paula Duke (lead vocals), Carrie Jamison, Greg Jamison (drums).

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Have you got the goods?

As I was redesigning the Rubydiver web site a few weeks ago, it became obvious that there are many more Rubydiver photos and even videos out there that I don't have. Proof positive is the camera guy in the background of this pic I took from the stage just after we finished our 2002 reunion show.

I used to see guys like this all the time at our shows. Kind of like paparazzi but since we weren't all that famous, I guess they're baby-razzi. So...everything RD that I possess is what you see on this web site.

Here's my question, do you or anyone you know have any RD photos or videos? We'd like a copy of 'em. In today's world of Youtube, Facebook, MySpace, new media, and Web 2.0--whatever that is--there's a shortage of Rubydiver stuff published to the web but I know it all probably exists in hard-copy form. Please post a comment below or email me at rubydiver *AT* gmail *DOT* com to work out an arrangement.

Also, do you know who owns the name "rubydiver" at youtube and myspace? They both appear dormant (except for the omnipresent "Tom" on myspace) and no one in the band knows anything about who owns them. We'd like access. We promise we'll love them, feed them, and take good care of them every day.

To help offset the dearth of RD stuff, I'll post a couple videos I think you'll like. Here's fluxis created by Andrew Huang.

And here's Depeche Mode meets vintage Tron...

More stuff coming soon...maybe even RD!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Where ya been?

Today marks seven long years since Rubydiver's last show. We're feeling that 7-year itch to play a special little ditty.

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Ruby Diver Acoustic 2002

RUBYDIVER history lesson 1/11/2009: Still buzzing after the success of our reunion show in January of oh-two, we decided to play an intimate acoustic show at Long Beach's now-defunct Java Lounge on April 27, '02 to follow up the love.

Paula Duke (lead vocals)



Erik Hanson (left), Paula Duke (right), Mike Carillo sitting in on accompanying percussion (middle). Thanks Mike!

Todd Sanders on bass guitar (left), Roger Halvorson on keys (right).

Erik Hanson (guitar, vocals)

Photos by Lynne Mosakewics of SoCal Band Photos.

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Saturday, January 5, 2002

Rubydiver Reunion Show 2002

RUBYDIVER history lesson 1/12/2009: Years of pleadings from hardcore Rubydiver fans propelled us to play a blowout show for old time's sake. A full two years and three months after parting ways, we enjoyed a gracious sold-out crowd at the Java Lounge in Long Beach, CA. Join us now as we check out a few selected pics...

The night starts out right here.

Before the show. A packed house.

Here's Paula backstage immediately before going onstage.

Here's the lovely crowd right before we started our set. We dedicated our first song 'Emerald City' to the memory of Brian Williams, our rhythm guitarist from when Rubydiver was just starting out. Emerald City is a Dramarama song that Brian turned us on to years ago. Rest in peace Brian.

Here's Erik playing the intro to “Long Beach.”

The highlight of the night was when Jay Buchanan sang 'Kill You (If You Leave)' onstage with Paula. Jay originally wrote the song years ago. (Jay, you rule!) This was right when Jay first came up onstage.

If you're happy and you know it raise your arms! Dena Diver is happy.

Paula Duke. Wow.

Paula Duke and Todd Sanders doing their thang.

Our elusive keyboardist Roger Halvorson, finally caught on film... Goan lives!

Paula and Todd gettin into it.

Todd Sanders - Todd did double duty this night by playing with both Jay Buchanan and Rubydiver. Time and-a-half for overtime?

Erik and Paula sharing secrets.

Erik Hanson digs in.

Paula Duke preaches the good word.

Greg Jamison (drums), Todd Sanders (bass). That's me playing drums back there. Kinda hard to see me but I get to rock the spotlight soon.

Here's a pic of your humble drummer, Greg Jamison.

The debonaire doc himself. Aww yeah.

Can anyone guess where this picture came from?

Erik Hanson, Karen, Roger Halvorson, and Kurt Hoffman. After the show.

Todd Sanders, Roger Halvorson. This is not what it looks like.

"Superstar Black" was in the house too! Thanks, Peter Cate.

Special thanks to Mark & Marilyn DiPiazza and all our friends at the Java Lounge! Thanks and much love to everyone in the house.

(Click HERE to view a full photo album of this show)


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