Blue Sky Blonde

Blue Sky Blonde

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San Diego's favorite, Blue Sky Blonde (or BSB), has evolved over several years with its hard rock sound, reminiscent of The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, Alkaline Trio, and Pearl Jam. These influences have contributed to BSB's unique and artistic sound. BSB's members are great artists and friends.

Biography

Originating approximately 7 years ago, BSB (formerly known as Ten Mile Dive) has released two albums and were voted San Diego's Favorite Local Band recently. Their latest album, "What Say You," was released on Olive Drive Records in Spring 2007 and has been well-received. BSB has pioneered Alter Ego rock, and is considered the lead group of the new genre. The prolific songwriting of guitarist Damon Millard emphasizes his classical training, and the lyrics composed by Noby McArthur, Chris Boggeln, and Damon highlight years of battling the SoCal music scene, and a sage sense of poetry and melody. BSB's members have been influenced by such bands and singer/songwriters as The Cult, STP, Van Morrisson, G n R, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, Soundgarden, Jane's Addiction, Fugazi, Bad Religion, Duke Ellington, Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, Television, New York Dolls, The Stooges, Black Flag, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and many others. And BSB thanks those amazing groups for their talent, influence, and continued support of the arts. Noby, Damon, and Chris have been working together for several years, and welcome the newest member, bassist Jon Robershaw, to the fold. All members work full time at both their day jobs and with their music, supporting their families and their creative pursuits. One of the greatest things about BSB is that their live shows absolutely shread - and even those who have never heard of BSB get into their pulsating shows! Blue Sky Blonde has a great synthesis of artistic purity, hard rock fun, and dedication which makes them solid, interesting, and unforgettable.

Lyrics

Deadly Nightshade

Written By: D. Millard, N. McArthur, C. Boggeln

Deadly Nightshade 3:46

I’m not sure I’m not doing
Well my thoughts are sad and
Dark as hell where do they
Go from here I just don’t know
Cuz of fear they make me
Listen make me wonder if I
Trust the right one am I
Leading in the right direction

Tastes like a deadly nightshade
Like a hit parade makes me want to stay
You run away far away meant to stay go away
Marked by the words that you say
And the games we play seem to change the way
You run to me cuz you need to be with me constantly

I’m feeling better now that
I’ve put it all behind me
Head strait for something that I
Knew forever hope you’re there
To catch me as I
Fall from somewhere makes me
Wonder if I trust myself now
Am I moving in the wrong direction

You never see the things that I do
You only see you
You always said I never saw the things you do
Only you
I never saw it coming

Beside Myself

Written By: D. Millard, N. McArthur, C. Boggeln

Beside Myself 3:40

I’m never coming back around now
I’ve seen too much with my blinded eyes
They shine on
You bring it all around me
And now I’m standing here beside myself
Beside my

You do it so slowly your look it cuts right through me
Didn’t want to know have I felt so
Never should have passed go moving forward
You do it so slowly your touch it makes me lonely
All I ever wanted all I ever needed
All my thoughts are wasted all I am is wasted

I’m stepping outside myself now
Tripping over pieces of my shattered heart
I’m falling
Reflections of our past come
Like waves of pain through my shallow mind
It’s so clear

You do it so slowly your look it cuts right through me
I want you so badly your time is what consumes me
Your laughing I’m crying my hope is slowly dieing
I need you to feel me I’m reaching out for you
I’m beside myself as I wait for you
I’m beside myself

You do it so slowly you left me so lonely
Your life has consumed me I love you, you hate me
I love you; you hate me why do I love you why do you hate me
Didn’t want know have I ever felt so never should have passed go
Moving forward
Didn’t want to know have I ever felt so never should have said no
Moving forward
I need you to feel me I’m reaching out to you
I’m beside myself as I wait for you
I’m beside myself

Hell If I Know

Written By: D. Millard, N. McArthur, C. Boggeln

Hell If I Know 3:28

My hands are tied my thoughts are cold
And everywhere I turn I’m being sold
And here I come again
There you are again
Thinking twice about
Something that I’m not

Perfect anymore
Changes aren’t always
For the better
Consequences last forever

I’m looking back beyond today
I’ve wasted all my time away
And there you are again
Here I come again
Thinking twice about
Something that I’m not

Perfect any more
Changes aren’t always
For the better
Consequences last forever
You’re not saying sorry
Every time you walked away
You took the biggest
Part of me I can’t replace it

Hell if I know how to find the way back to you
And hell if I know how to please you like you do
And I can’t see through things that make you speak the truth
So how should I know just what the hell to say to you

Here I come again
There you go again
Thinking twice about
Something that I’m not

Discography

2007 - LP - "What Say You"

2001 - EP - (Ten Mile Dive/7-2-1) "Tripping The Breaker"

Both LP's have received local radio airplay and continued interest and downloads from iTunes and Myspace.com.

Set List

Beside Myself, Candice, Deadly Nightshade, Hell If I Know, (cover) Addicted to Love (by Robert Palmer), Inevitable Solitude, One Step, Quality Time, Roll Call, SSDD, Same Old Story, Trust Me. A standard BSB set is approximately 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the venue and play. Cover songs include old hard rock, southern rock, and 80s' covers.