Gilding the Lily is;
Jason Broome (Guitar, Vocals)
Robert Zimmerman (Bass, Vocals)
Ryan Coleman (Drums)
Primary Purpose: to compose the most personally and artistically challenging and fullfilling music possible.
Vision: to communicate our music and emotional content to the widest audience possible without sacrificing individual and group needs.
Mission: to insure personal and professional satisfaction as a group contingent with the end musical result manifesting into a viable source of nutrient.
We recorded this album in one day in a rehearsal studio in San Francisco. The studio was soon sold for 11 million dollar and thousands of bands were kicked out because of the dot com industry boom, but that's a different story... Anyway we got our friend (and amazing drummer) Pete Stalsky to sit all day and work the knobs and faders while we played our songs. Everything was recorded live except for the vocals which were overdubbed later that day. Robert was really sick and took naps. It was a long day, but in the end a pretty good effort for a very young band with no money.
The album has a lot of pretty cool parts, accidents, and moments of good and badness that happened live. That is what we like about it. It captures what we were at the time. As a young band in San Francisco we were invited to play live a lot at random places. Our first gig was on top of a bus at a roller derby. A lot of our early sound was meshed with these bizarre parties and events that we found ourselves participating in. We had a lot of fun in those days. We were developing a sound that was sort of heavy but had elements of folk, pop, country, punk and metal. We wore face paint, draped Christmas lights over us, played in drag and had matching cowboy hats. Ahh, the good old days.
We developed into a more intense force as the dot com industry took hold and the Bush administration came into power. All of us became very affected by what was happening in our city and in our country and we started to play benefits to aid needy organizations and to protest the pro-war policies of the Bush administration. We had friends who were dying on the streets of our city in America while Bush wanted to send more of our friends to die somewhere else. Our second record captured these intensities and can be viewed at http://cdbaby.com/cd/gildingthelily2.
Anyway, back to the music. Please give us a listen and if you like something, send us an email. Please visit our record label's website where there are more free music downloads. www.diablodulce.com
Seams To Me
The cry for help and the alarm and the I stayed to long. "Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat."
Come-uppance. You know the type where one lies in wait, persistent, enduring, trudging through some form of suffering. One approaches a breaking point and just before one snaps,...relief arrives.
A Ride To All The Way
Her drug was more. I need faster, better, longer. We all fall down. Some of us wait and save up the money to buy a car. The rest of us stick out our thumb and are gone.
Requiem For Big Ed
I met a ghost with mirrored sunglasses outside an Amaco in Brazil, Indiana.
Made A Box
Everyone goes through some form of stereo-typing, some label, blasted over the dynamic and intricate threads of our psyche. We are not simply "rugs". We are so much more. The box maker only knows one order. I am rubber you are glue.
Something Like A Measure
A moment's quality becomes a country. I want for more of the lines to move. Are you in every picture? There is no statue that can stand the will of the weather. How long is belief for before it's spelled out? Passes as a cat upstairs.
Steam Engine Girl
Did you ever have a girlfriend that could kick your ass?
German television has great documentary style programs; one time in Germany we watched a show about people who just finished or were currently serving sentences for murdering their lover. It brought new meaning to the idea of shame and regret.
Some time after September 11, 2001 the three of us were all tossing and turning in our beds from the same nightmare. Twin Peaks (a pair of hilltops in San Francisco) had been destroyed by airplanes manned by radicals who couldn't bear the sensual form of the big mounds at the top of our city by the bay. These poor and innocent beautiful breasts of earth were obliterated by thoughtless, sexually repressed cowards.
Quotes from people we love;
"Just wanted to let you know that I met a guy last week who told me that when he saw you guys play on da buss fer the roller derby it made him get his band back together. He is from New York and felt this is the real thing man a band playing on a buss in a parking lot."
-Cybersam (Musician/Art Partier-Point Arena, CA)
"Jason - you guys were great last night. I'm glad I popped in - Big Ed
was one of the most bad ass rock moments I've heard in a long time from
anyone. My god. Oh, and thanks for the beer.
Pete Stalsky (Music Connoisseur/Musician-Two Feet Tall, San Francisco, CA)
"You guys sounded awesome last night btw.Â :)Â Keep me in the loop.Â I wanna book you guys out in the East Bay."
Tim Morse (Promoter-Tweak Entertainment, Concord, CA)
"Hi, It was great to see you and your band play Sunday. You're really good. I would love to hear you guys again in January. Very unique and challenging music. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday."
Margaret (Ryan's girlfriend's Mom, Napa Valley, CA)
"Hey Jason, thank you for the CD--I assumed it was for
us--i really like it. i'm amazed you did it in one day. it's a great
package all around."
Tami Means (Musician-the Tami Show, San Francisco, CA)
"Broome.Â Got the CD.Â Excellent.Â Love the first song."
David Wolfe (Power Lawyer-Dallas, TX)
"Hi Jason, just wanted to let you know that you guys sounded great on the
radio, you guys sound like one of my favorite bands WEEN! your voice has gotten really rich over the years and its amazing that only the 3 of you can make such amazing music."
Sophie Lafaille (Great all around gal, Toronto, Canada)
"You boys were great at Kimo's tonight. Stephanie said to tell you how hot you all looked. Good show."
Susan (Musician-Super Sugar, The Dave Galaxy Band, Monterey, CA)
"Thank you for the Giliding the Lily CD ... sounds great, I'll mark Ride to All the Way as my favorite cut."
Spencer Katzman (Jazz Musician-New York City)
"It's your cousin Rosy just checking out what your site has to offer. Good stuff. By the way, I enjoyed your CD, it's much different than the last. I especially like most of the lyrics."
Rosy Saadeh (Editor-Ask Men Magazine, Montreal, Canada)
Dudes - I'm impressed with your songs and how you sound. Great!
( Jillian Steinberger, all around great gal, writer and dog lover)
AC/DC Sucks. You rock.
( Joshua Weintraub, Seattle, WA)
Much thanks to all of our friends for their kind and generous support...
Please visit our label Diablo Dulce Records for more information.
Check out the artist's website:
1. seams to me
2. so drei
3. a ride to all the way
4. requiem for big ed
5. made a box
6. something like a measure
7. steam engine girl
9. all i have to do is dream
10. twin peaks