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Where?: Chalk another one up for Dallas bands on TV, as local dream-rockers Radiant have latched onto Steven Bochco's latest TV series, Over There, on cable network FX. Radiant's Web site, radianttheband.com, claims that single "World" was "picked as the music pilot for the series," but singer Levi Smith explains over the phone that the song was used only for commercials. "It's supposed to run for about a month," Smith says, so as far as he's concerned, you can just watch ads for Over There during reruns of Morgan Spurlock's 30 Days.
In addition, the quartet recently teamed up with groupietunes.com to pimp three of their songs as cell phone ringtones. Want to assign "Wondermaker" to that special someone's profile on your Nokia? You're only $2.49 away from fulfilling your nerdy dream.
Bassist Ward Richmond says that the guys haven't yet found a label to release the disc stateside: "Worst case scenario, we'll put it out ourselves." In the meantime, the guys are preparing to tour Europe in support of the SR release, and luckily, Richmond's recent legal brouhaha won't get in the way of any international travel. Three weeks ago at Double Wide's two-year anniversary concert, he was arrested for public intoxication and "attempting to start a riot" when he hopped on the DW roof during the Von Ehrics' closing set. The PI ticket has already been taken care of, but as guitarist John Pedigo tells it, "Some guy tried to shlub up on him in the drunk tank that night." And many more, Richmond...
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