Effluvia. A noun.  Derived from the Latin word effluvium: act of flowing out, from effluere.

Basically, this page is a collection of things that we in the band find compelling.  Books, causes, diversions…you name it.  We invite you to check out some of these links, and perhaps get to know us a bit better in the process.

Go Play.

  • www.lego.combecause you’re never too old to play with little bricks.
  • www.pdga.comyou’re also never too old to throw discs at baskets.  Try it.
  • www.daysofwonder.com – a fine board game company.  You can’t go wrong here. 
  • www.montlakebike.comnear the onramp for I520 in Seattle, Wa. Get pedaling!

Read Any Good Books Lately?

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde.  Imagine an alternate universe where books literally come to life and you have some sense of what this whimsical, pun-filled world is all about!  The more you enjoy literature, the funnier it is. 

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization – Peter M. Senge.  A dry, academic, yet nonetheless fascinating read about the nature of business administration and how an organization can ‘learn’. 

Identity Crisis – DC Comics.  Comic books do not make me cry.  This one almost did.  You don’t need to know the history of the DC universe to appreciate this very human story. 

The Satanic Bible – Anton Szandor LaVey.  Don’t let the title fool you.  This is an unrelenting, brutally honest, and ultimately atheistic voyage into the darker, self-centered side of the human psyche. 

The New Moosewood Cookbook – Mollie Katzen.  Easy, healthy vegetarian recipes that will appeal to even the most carnivorous palate.

The Sandman – Neil Gaiman.  Tanya’s pick!  This graphic novel series about the king of dreams is easily one of the best to come out in the last 20 years. Be warned – this isn’t kiddie stuff. 

Bored Of The Rings – Harvard Lampoon.  Another suggestion from Tanya.  If you can find this book and don’t mind a healthy dose of irreverence, this send-up of the Lord of the Rings series is quite the read.

Something To Believe In.

  • www.worldwildlifefund.com – because being a citizen of this world means protecting ALL its’ inhabitants. 
  • www.ugm.org – Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  Because men and women never stand taller as when they stoop to help those in need. 


  • www.democracynow.org - THE most independent news organization that exists.  They cover the stories that the mainstream media ignores or glosses over and never asks puffball questions
  • thinkprogress.org - Progressive news media that effectively covers politics.

Tools of the Trade.

  • www.bassnw.com – the Mecca of all things bass in the Puget Sound.
  • www.spectorbass.com – anoN’s arsenal is not complete without a Spector!
  • www.lakland.com – the Skyline 44-01 is probably one of the best bargains in 4-string basses, and featured prominently on the Infernal Divine and Mirror Darkly recordings. 
  • www.gibson.com – gotta have that Gibson crunch.  Preferably in an Explorer body. 
  • www.korg.com – presently providing the lions’ share of Shai Azul’s synthesizer firepower.
  • www.stick.com – makers of the unique Chapman Stick.
  • www.parsonsguitars.com – Randy Parsons’ shop is our choice for setups and repairs.

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