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The e-book Tough Thursday Trivia is available right now! It’s an e-book via Kindle, so if you have any sort of ‘smart’ device, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Droid, or even an old fashioned "computer", you can download the Kindle app and read the book right on your phone. Please note, in case there is any confusion, this is not a Dave Matthews Band trivia book. These are tough questions from pretty much any subject you can think of.
If you are the trivia type, or know someone who is, have them check it out! It’s 1325 questions to keep you pumping. And if you played the original round on the website back in the day, there are many questions that are new in the book (the book encompasses the original 52 rounds plus the holiday round). Basically all the bad questions were tossed for fresh, challenging new ones. So tell a friend, and try the book out! Feel free to give it a high rating if you’re so inclined (I won’t stop you), and you can follow @toughthurtrivia or just tweet at that to compliment or complain about the questions. They’re tough, hence the name, but not stupid tough like things no one knows; this is stuff you’ve probably heard before, so you’ll have a few “oh… I knew that!” moments. Give it a shot!
You may have noticed a thread that popped up on the message boards asking what you thought were the best studio cuts of all time. That was a bit of a tease of sorts, because we had already compiled a list and wanted to see how the two compared.
We asked a group of fans that are in Ants + to use their expertise in listing - in order - the best studio cuts from the Dave Matthews Band. The criteria was quite simple: any DMB song ever done in the studio could be included. The results, as the "hardcore" fan see them, may not be surprising, but they will give you an idea of what fans that listen to DMB "a lot" (read: perpetually) think of the studio work.
So... how does the list break down? Take a look for yourself and see what you think of the Top 25 studio cuts.
We at Antsmarching.org are perpetually attempting to better the experience for you, the fellow fan. One of our most popular destinations on the message boards is our Ticket Forum. We get the fact that in order to see the Dave Matthews Band, you actually do need a ticket, and if you don't have em, someone probably does. We also realized that our ticket forum was a bit daunting to maneuver.
So we changed it all. Well, not all of it. But in short, we've made it a lot easier to try and locate tickets quickly. First, we have 4 moderators who have graciously volunteered to facilitate the forum; the 4 of them all have a lot of experience buying and selling tickets in the forum, and they will help keep the area clean and fluid (fluid is good). The easiest way to explain it is for you just to read the new rules. So even if you're not looking right now for tickets, peruse your way around and check it out!
We are pleased to announce a limited edition pre-order on our newest Antsmarching.org shirts; Keep Calm!
You can pre-order these shirts now by heading over to the Ants Store. The shirts will run you $15 plus $5 shipping (extra charges may apply on larger shirts, sorry) and are available in Red or Aqua Marine (or light blue if you don't like fancy names for things).
Just a word to the wise, our last 2 pre-orders ran out prior to the regular sale, so get your buy on and let everyone know Keep Calm And March On!
We're not going to insult your intelligence by proclaiming that the latest Dave Matthews Band album - Away From The World - is streaming on iTunes. You know that and have listened to it 12 times already. And I'm sure you inventive non-North American fans have figured out a way to hear it too (let's not kid ourselves, you've heard it).
So... what did you think? Over on the boards, commonly known as the place with more negative energy than New York during the Ghostbusters 2 era, AFTW is sitting at around 93% approval. And honestly, that feels a bit low. What's interesting is that there's no real consensus on the best song on the album; for every Snow Outside vote, there's another fan that puts Broken Things up at the top and Snow falls toward the bottom. And that's not a knock on either song, it just goes to speak to the power of the entire album; it's just that good.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Drunken Soldier by name, because it is simply a work of controlled chaos captured in the form of music.
So... what's your favorite? What did you like? If you haven't sounded off yet, send us a tweet for your twitterers, or post over at the boards (plenty of threads on it, including the original stream one). We want to know, is Away From The World everything you'd hope it would be?
Ants Store and see what we've got.
The sales price (and availability) will show up once you click the Add To Cart button. Big sales for you West Coasters! (actually, anyone can order and get the discount, so I guess the West Coast is getting a bit jobbed on that too). Regardless, if you order, your shirt will be there in time for the remainder of the Summer Tour! Hurry and order! Supplies are limited!
In our longest recording yet, we cover a whole bunch of stuff, including Joe M.'s record-setting show attendance pace this year, Kevin and Matt's soon-to-be-over show drought, and Jake's listen of the new album (and the requisite hype that must accompany that). All in all, we had a blast recording this one, and we're already looking forward to the next time we can all sit down together.
You can listen to the podcast directly from the link below, or you can grab it in your favorite podcast application, like iTunes.
DMB Live Setlist, now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace, satisfies those cravings. Band playing a show tonight? What have they played so far? Boom. DMB Live Setlist. Oh, they played a show last night? What did they play? DMB Live Setlist.
But what if you're in the middle of something on your phone? Texting a friend? Listening to Pandora? Playing Bejeweled? You don't want to have to close out of your current app just to keep pace with the show, do you? Of course you don't. That's why DMB Live Setlist leverages the power of Push Notifications to alert you the instant a new song is being played. That's right; you'll be kept up to speed even when you don't have the app open!
Even better is the Live Tile functionality; exclusive to Windows Phone. Pin this app to your Start Screen, and during a show, the tile will come alive, flipping over to show you what the band is playing onstage at that very moment!
We've also included tweets from Ants who are tweeting from the show! If they've posted pictures or video, guess what? You get to see those too.
DMB Live Setlist is currently available in the Windows Phone Marketplace for just $0.99.
Ants Store and see what we've got.
Lost in the hyperbole over Antsmarching.org's conversion to a P-squared site was the fact we finally knocked out a podcast again! Head over to the Podcast Page and listen to Kevin, Joe, and myself kick-it old school about the new album, the tour, what songs should return, and thing never ever to bring to a show (like glowsticks).