Today’s gonna’ be the best day of my life… so far!
Today’s gonna’ be the best day of my life… so far!
I’ve no particular reason why I think today’s gonna be so nice.
But today’s gonna’ be the best day of my life… so far!
The gang is almost done! I finished Jimmy about a week before my last account was deleted and I didn’t realize I haven’t shown him yet. Crash is currently in the works, I just need to glue a few things and I need more felt colors.
(I know some of look odd but I still love how they turned out.)
We’ve recently had a chance to sit down with The Aquabats! band members individually and ask them some questions about themselves after 20 years of being together in a segment we call…
Our first edition of this segment comes to us in the form of three personal questions for the blindingly fast drummer extraordinaire Ricky Fitness!
1) We all know why they call you Fitness, but why do they call you Ricky?
The name ”Ricky” actually means ”runner of the earth” In Chontal which
is an ancient Mayan language. JK
I think they call me Ricky cause it rhymes with so many wonderful words like…
Sticky, Tricky, Mickey, Picky, Vicki, Quickie
I better stop or we will be here for days.2) A la Stomp, or even Stomp the Yard 2, what other percussion
instruments would you adopt should there ever be a drum shortage?
Well if there were ever a drum shortage I think I would take it back to
my roots and play on 5 gallon buckets, pot’s and pans.
Maybe throw in a cardboard box for a bass drum.
You can play drums on anything really.3) What villains, if any, have made it harder to drum on stage?
Well there hasn’t been any REAL issues with the villains. They know better than to mess with ” runner of the earth”.However, those pesky beach balls are impossible to dodge while playing drums I mean those things come in extra hot and they always seem to catch me off guard.
Look out! Attack of the killer beach balls!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!Thanks Ricky! Look forward to our next interview segment, and let us know what questions you’d like answered!-Popcicle
True story: I have had this screen cap on my computer for almost 2 years now. I will not forget it. I will not let it go. It is my favourite thing in the world.
The Aquabats vs. GWAR was a segment on the Ska Parade radio show in 1997. You can download it on MediaFire. :D
Art by Gimetzco!i drew this in 1997. RIP Oderous!
I think I’m going to write a “So You’re going to an Aquabats concert and want to know what to expect” post cause WOW So many of those are going to show up so why not.
I’ve been in a couple rough pits (although I was drunk but that makes it slightly more befundling). Also maybe this will cut down on some of the “OH MY GOD WHAT DO I DO?” posts.
So, if you are about to go to your first show and you’re scared or wondering what you should do send me an ask. I will make a BIG post about it later and put it in the tags. All the tags.
My expertise is: I’ve been to a bunch of Aquabat shows, I’ve been to a bunch of concerts, I’ve been to some bigger venues and a lot of small venues, and I’ve been both sober and drunk to Aquabat shows. Front, back, and middle, to the side. I’ve been everywhere you could be except backstage at this point.
As you may have seen, heard tell, or otherwise whispered on the wind, The Aquabats are going on a new 20 Year Anniversary Tour!
Here are the official Tour Dates, which you can also find on the website!TOUR DATES!
5/1 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5/2 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
5/3 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Funhouse
5/5 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
5/7 NYC, NY Irving Plaza
5/8 Boston, MA Paradise
5/9 Philadelphia, PA TLA
5/10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
5/12 Atlanta, GA The Loft
5/13 Jacksonville, FL Freebird
5/14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
5/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
5/16 Tampa, FL State Theater
5/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
The tour poster is out and about, we’ve reblogged it ourselves even!
Come join The Aquabats on a journey 20 Years and some months in the making!!!
EDIT: Couple of mistakes on our earlier list, hope no hearts are broken!
Is the Aquabats an adult or children’s show because I’ve seen some gifs that can lean either way
It’s a television show aimed for children. However, due to the fact the Aquabats have been a band for 20 years now, they have a lot of older fans (most of which are card-carrying Cadets). Including fans in their late 20’s and into their 30’s. Due a long standing and deep need to love this show they still watch it (plus we waited 10-12 years for it to happen). You know?
After the show aired a lot of new fans in their teenage years and early 20’s began to show an interest into the band as well!
Since the show takes a lot of clues from certain aspects of comedy and B-movie there are a lot of jokes good for adults that are still easy for kids. In the same way Christain Jacobs and crew knew adults would watch Yo Gabba Gabba! (a show they also created and a good amount of former and current Aquabats have worked on or work on) they did the same with The Aquabats Super Show!
And now you know.
Hello fellow cadets and fans everywhere,
Popcicle here, long-time fan, and forum admin. As a veteran of what old-school users called the pink board, and later’s intermediate: the bat cave, it’s been my pleasure to moderate and then admin these forums. Now at the 20th anniversary of The Aquabats! debut, we’re looking to make some significant changes, the first of which is the closing of the official forums, effective now.
While many, including myself called this place home for years, today it stands mostly unused and certainly insecure. Rather than continue to band-aid the issues the forum faced in recent years we’re moving on to a different way to ‘internet’.
We welcome many of you to a variety of new options including the official Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Wikia, Instagram and Youtube. While the options are plentiful, the better news is a ramp-up of new content from your and my favorite superhero band The Aquabats!
It’s started already with more Super Show episodes airing, more blogs, and soon some upcoming long awaited surprises in celebration of this epic anniversary!
You might have some questions, and we’ll work to furnish answers. In the meantime, cherish your memories, say hello to your new favorite The Aquabats! hotspots and look forward to a year of awesomeness!
Today we lost our sweet prince, the final dying movement of an age of old.
Some Aquabats shirt designs by the Pig Bat (aka Tyler Jacobs, Christian’s younger brother). His site has more designs, as well as Yo Gabba Gabba shirt designs and more.
The Aquabats! Super Show!
mugs I gave as xmas presents…it was just sharpie so they probably flaked off (ugh)
now I have fancy porcelain markers tho so NEXT TIME they’ll be cooler
I still have mine! It hasn’t flaked off yet. :3
I still have mine, it’s totally flaked a bit. :(
Guess who got a new stylus (FINALLY!)?? Commissions continue!
I woke up this morning with nothing but The Thing On The Bass Amp playing over and over again in my head, so have a quick MCBC practise-doodle.