Raul and Betty Malo became the proud parents of a 3rd son named Maximilian
Cristobal Fernandez-Malo March 6, 2000
Paul and Tracy Deakin are expecting the arrival of their first
son Vaughn Bidochka-Deakin June 2nd, 2000
~~~~~~~ A NOTE FROM PAUL ~~~~~~~~~~
"Dear friends and fans and fritter flinging
fargonians. . . o.k. that last group may be a little too specific.
. . Let's just say friends,
just a quick note to let you know wahsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap.
( I love that commercial ) Well. . . as you may have noticed the mavs have
had some down time. this seems to be the rhythm in which we work best.
Record and tour for a couple of years . . . Then take time to breathe .
. . Regroup and do it again. This break has been fruitful.
As i'm sure you know, babies are once again
the theme. Raul and Betty have had yet another beautiful boy, Max. . that
makes 3. . . i wonder . . .do martinis give off a y chromosome?
Any way look for the new sitcom starring the
Malo family. . . i'm told it will be a cross between "I love Lucy" and
"my three sons". just think of Desi Arnez in Fred Macmurry's role.
. . and Nick as uncle Charlie. And while we're talking about y chromosomes
. . .
Tracy and I are soon to be the parents of,
according to the ultra sound, a baby boy. Look for the new release scheduled
for a street date of June 2nd. . .under the title "Vaughn Bidochka-Deakin".
this is the working title for the project
and if it sticks will most likely be found in the classical section. .
. and when he grows up max malo will probably kick his ass. seriously,
tracy and i are overjoyed.
As we usually do, we all have been busy
with our personal music endeavors Raul has been busy working on the anxiously
awaited Spanish speaking project as well as , I'm told, all kinds of
new ideas. He has recently set up a secret laboratory somewhere in the
deep woods of forest hills. i can't wait to hear it but i'm not going near
there on a full moon.
Nick has been playing around, and with the
supporting role in
"mi tres bambino's macho" he has been very
I've done a few gigs and a video with David
Mead. . .and if you don't have the record yet. . .you should. it's called
"the luxury of time" on rca records. and with Robert, have been making
some music with a couple of half-wits called kevin Montgomery and Pettibone...
that's Doug Pettibone . . . He's been touring in Jewel's band for the last
couple of year's and apparently it's gone to his head and he rather pretentiously
dropped his first name. . . only i think your supposed to drop your last
name. . . but then it would just be . . . . . Doug. . . ladies
and gentlemen . . .KEVIN MONTGOMERY AND DOUG!!!!!!!!!!!! . . . . no . .
. i guess he's got it right. anywayyyyyyyyyyy, they also have
a great cd out available on the internet only @ mp3.com. check it out.
I'm sure you've heard from Robert, but he has
been writing, doing SWAG recordings and gigs, doing more music for children's
videos and i'm sure some things that he hasn't told his best friend about.
. . . I think the only reason he asked me to do the kevin montgomery and
Doug gig was because his bitch drummer Ken Coomer from WILCO was out on
the road. . . at any rate, all this outside fun stuff is what i believe
makes the mavs fresh when we get back to doing what we
do. Having fun.
Lastly and I guess primarily I want to put
a note out about some
upcoming surgery I will be having. I know
word has started to get out and I don't want anyone to worry from speculation.
On april 12 th (most likely, this could change
possibly) I will undergo open heart surgery to replace my aortic
valve and a section of my aorta this is a result of being born with a bicuspid,
instead of a tricuspid, valve. I had surgery when i was 4 that corrected
a co-arc and it was then they discovered the defect.
I have known all my life that someday i would
have to have this done and that day has come. There is risk but the odds
are greatly in my favor, and to help the odds i am traveling to cleveland
which has the #1 cardio-thorasic hospital in the u.s. this will put me
out of action as far as drumming goes for about 8 weeks.
Robert will be going with me and will let
everyone know the outcome as soon as he knows.
I'm sure I'll be fine, but whatever the outcome,
you all have been part of making these last
ten years a dream that most do not get to experience. For that and the
kind thoughts and prayers you may send my way on April 12 th, I will
always be grateful. . . well . . . now you know why my favorite song has
been "this broken heart". I crack myself up sometimes."
none at this time
Mavericks CMT Artist Showcase from early 1996
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NEWS FROM UK
2000 HMV British Country Music Awards
(supported by Country Music People). The Mavericks are
nominated in the International Group/Duo category,
along with Brooks & Dunn, Dixie Chicks and Lonestar.
The winners will be announced in the April issue of HMV Choice, the
retailer's new music.
- little Max Malo gets his first UK press:
a line on page 6 in the "Down The Wire" column congratulates Raul
and wife Betty on the birth of Max on 6 March.
Magazine of Country Music People
The BBC are showing five episodes of the "Later"
show - Monday-Friday, 10-14 April, the one on Tuesday is the show where
Wilco appear. (everybody check out Ken Coomer on drums - part of that merry
band of musicians, SWAG...
The Friday 14 April "Later" show includes
The Mavericks (show recorded and broadcast May 1999)