Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's official, Wee See will soon be available at the MoMA Store!!


Wee See’s New Rule from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Got a phone call the other day from the beautiful and talented Erykah Badu.
I was invited to join her and The Cannabinoids feat on stage for a musical exchange
on her song "Danger", had a blast!!! We will most definitely hook up again.
Too much fun!
(photo by Xtina Lam)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wee See, The Polyphonic Spree, TEDxSMU

The Polyphonic Spree & Wee See at TED from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.
Hi. Chris invited me to see Alice Cooper. THANKS!
FRONT ROW: one of the best theater rock concerts i have EVER been to!

me and alice discussing our upcoming christmas/holiday shows


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Free Show Tonight in New York City!

The Polyphonic Spree and DJ Lord (from Public Enemy)
Tonight, 10/1/09, 7pm @ Webster Hall.

Text NEW YORK to 68405 to get the code that gives you and one friend free admission.

Must be 21 and over.
Sponsored by Southern Comfort

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stop by Good Records on Tuesday to pick up your copy of the CD or the 180 gram LP which comes with a FREE CD of the album. See them live at Good Records Wednesday night, Friday night at Lola's in Fort Worth, Saturday at City Tavern Dallas, and in Denton at Hailey's on Wednesday 9/30. You will not be disappointed.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hope ya had fun with the demos. And hope you will like where they go. Til next time...tim

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

here ya go, another demo in the works enjoy!

Will be posting another demo today at noon, TX time.
Check it out!

Monday, August 24, 2009

again, as promised.

this is one i wrote late at night upon my return from nyc. John and I decided to add some drums for the time being. this one is about a conversation I had with my dad. Still in the werks as always.

See ya tomorrow with another one..
It's good to be back! been pushing the cart for awhile now.
I will be posting more demo's sometime today. Actually it will be
one a day. It will be more "in the works" so to speak. stay tuned.
Thanks, Tim

Monday, July 27, 2009



This is not a finished idea, but wanted to get the
essence down so I wouldn't forget.

This concludes batch one's ideas. Breather.
And more soon. Thanks for listening!

Enjoy! Have a good day!

Oh, I heard they're making a "Spider Man" Broadway
musical? Very bad idea. I think people are losing their
minds, or they think we have lost ours.


Sunday, July 26, 2009



This idea/the chorus was born one evening when
Julie was pregnant with Felix, our youngest of four.

I forgot about it and Julie has been reminding me
of the melody "god loves baby" for a long time so
I decided to record what I could remember.

I really like this one.


Saturday, July 25, 2009



Hope you're having a great Saturday. This is "bullseye"
for now...triplex/teXas.

Tomorrow, Sunday, peaceful, please come back.


Friday, July 24, 2009

(snapshot by Julie)

It's Friday. Relief for most me thinks.



This was the first one written. Dallas, teXas.

Come back tomorrow.


Thursday, July 23, 2009



This was done in NYC as well. I did it on a radio shack
handheld tape recorder. I had nothing set up to record
with yet. So, I just grabbed the easiest tool to get this
song down, before I lost the idea. (I do that a lot.
Lose songs, cause I have no way of recording at times.)

Anyway, it had a half speed adjustment on it. So, I used it.
I really like the pixie-ish character feeling, it gives me with
these lyrics about Julie.

Enjoy! Come on back tomorrow for another one.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009



Well, I made the decision to include you on my song ideas...
no matter how crude the sonic quality. Obviously I had
the mic a little too close to the organ so the lyrics are
somewhat buried which is a drag for me. But I still wanna share.

By the way, each song ya hear was written and recorded in
the same day...hence, sticking to my mission. When this
one was going down it was really late and I kept messing up,
Julie told me to keep going. You'll hear it.

Enjoy...more tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009



This was the second one written in NYC. It's just me on garageband
getting the idea down. I think once you hear more of these demos
you'll come to find a very defined theme. One that is VERY important
for me to express.


Monday, July 20, 2009

as promised...



This is how the songs usually start, in a
demo process. Pretty stripped down. So,
enjoy the process of the seed.

Give these guys a little time to load.
Come back around noon tomorrow I should
have another one up.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hi. This is Julie catching up a bit for Timmy D. before I head back to Nyc early in morning where he's still in a bubble/wonderful little space in West Village writing...he's without internet there so I'm helping out. So here we go....
Tim just found out he's up for (obviously just a contender) a chance of getting to become the composer for the next season's Showtime series The United States of Tara but on immediate deadline, of course!. Anyway, he has incredibly limited gear to do much more than anything but just "write"... so thankfully, Benny B, who luckily lives close by is at the apt now to lend a helping hand with his recording goods. (This would be Benjamin Curtis of The School of Seven old friend and young spirit of UFOFU, Tripping Daisy and The Secret Machines..I mention his projects because ya should def check out his latest band first mentioned/amazing!)...
Anyway, all good because the deadline is, ha, NOW and Tim is def out of his comfort zone of home studio/Mark Pirro in hometown of Dallas. Mark engineers most everything in regards to these type of projects we participate in! But even stranger, we found out the theme song we recorded as a family (literally) for this show that ran last season was announced as an Emmy nominee this morning. Woke to a wonderful email congratulating us. AWESOME. Even better, we're real fans of the show! You can find a link here to check it out...also, look for a full song version of it on next Poly album. Can't remember for sure but I think we named it "The Ride"??????

Ok..enough bragging= you're gagging. :) just excited.

What's going on? Besides most polys staying very busy... all of us in many different ways, here goes the music. Tim is almost done writing the record. We're gonna share a few demos shortly.... lone geetar and voice. No pre pro this time, etc. Will leave the rest up to you for imagination. End of July we'll have more. WE START THE ALBUM AUG.4, 2009. FOR REALZ. You'll be able to find it on our own Good Records Recordings label pretty soon after. BTW, please check out our Good Records Recordings Myspace ( and so many wonderful artists...and friend's other forward moving efforts of greatness. And please, stay in touch with Good Records ( CHRIS PENN and co. have been AMAZING keeping the heart of that place alive.

Some upcoming Poly SHOWS:
SoCo shows...this means we'll be making tribute and doing many covers..some new ones. Suprise. I have to admit, we do love us some covers!
Aug. 27 New Jersey (Asbury)
Sept.17 Boston (Paradise)
Sept. 24 Dallas (Paladium)
Oct.1 Nyc (Webster Hall)

Different event/direction: amazing concept..we will perform as well. CHECK OUT THIS LINK!
Oct.10 Dallas
(venue tbd)

I just reread this blog entry and it doesn't quite "feel" like what I really wanted to say but it's been a long time and hopefully you're getting something from it. Difficult to remember, describe or discuss all the LIFE stuff and fun spontaneous jams happening all around as well as GROWTH all the over the place locally, yup, right here yall. Dallas, teXas.

Tim will be back soon :) to carry on the dialogue.

Much love from all the Poly's!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I was on the rim of the Grand Canyon when i heard the rumblings of Michael Jackson "had an heart attack" I was immediately sick...... I'm looking out across this beautiful reduction of earth.
It was and is beautiful! (we're out on an outting for Mark Pirro's bachelor party) Then 20 minutes later Tony tells me he's dead......... I could not and would not except this news...... So, kept asking him "are you sure"?!  "are you sure"?!!! He said " yeah they are talking bout it on CNN" (not that I put that much stock in CNN) but, it sounded like it was true, the way he was reacting to his friend on the other line. Then I realized it was true.. I started to cry and wished Julie was with me cause, I knew she was just as crushed as I was, along with my kids. Our son Oscar was a huge Michael Jackson fan, he dances to him all the time. Two days before we left my daughter Stella said "listen to this song Oscar and i sing together" The song was "Ben" they sang it a'capella. It was AWESOME!! 
That was comforting for me, remembering that moment. 
This is the first time I've had internet service. (in Arizona) I'm still in shock.....
I haven't seen any TV out here and haven't look for any news. 
Wanted to express my heartfelt loss for this man and his kids.
He was one of the most spirited human beings "WE" have been graced with.
What a loss.
Just go watch him as a kid on youtube and see it that "wonder" that we all have.
It's just that, he knew it early on and we got the privilege to get experience it.
I will miss him along with my family.
Take Care,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day To all you Fathers and Mothers who play the role of a Father!

Look for our upcoming release on Good Records Recordings........  Artist  "Binary Sunrise"..... check them out on myspace. 
The Edge (radio station) in Dallas will be playing those guys tonight at 11pm. (song 5 Minutes)
It's the first time for them to be heard at radio. Congrats to them!!
have a GOOD day,


Saturday, June 20, 2009

What's up?
I'm typing to you from 30,000 ft in a hot air balloon, called delta.
They have wifi, and it's the first time, I've ever got to do this, (you know be on the internet at this altitude) so, had to 
give you guys and gals a shout> am i coming in clear?
On my way back from the NYC, had a fantastic time, too short.
Will be back in July.
sorry, gotta go, this guy sitting beside me needs to hit the restroom.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hi, people of the world.
HOPE all is well with you! (and if not) IT WILL TURN AROUND!
We'll as you can see, I haven't put up that song. 
Which means, my lunch with Adam turned out to be unproductive, in ah since of, figuring out the posting of said song. (I'm on it) Wasn't his fault, I didn't even bring it up so, I got that going for me which is nice.
But, we had a GREAT visit and good food and a few drinks and met a couple of friends of his from his work. Great guys.
I also, stayed around to watch this band. He used to be in the Redwalls, played guitar.
He was at the place we were at and we saw each other. Cant remember his name, (I suck at that) faces i know it's just the name of the face that escapes me everytime. (So, if we ever bump into each other and i remember you with some sort of enthusiasm  means I remember you, just not your name. Don't take personally.) It's a handicap.
The bands name escapes me. They were headlining. I came into the club (pianos) while the band prior to them was still on. They had 2 songs left, and they knocked my socks off!
They gave me the ROCK i needed at the time, wish i had seen more. Rhythm section awesome! loved it!
I do remember their name cause i text Julie right after. their called "twin shadows" Now i only caught the last 2 songs. So, I can't fully recommend them, But, what I saw was GREAT! so check em out, their from here, NYC.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS show up for the opening band (unless you know) "you never know what the tide will bring" (Tom Hanks Cast Away)
The band I came to see was really good as well. I think I was just ready for some rock after those guys. They (twin shadows) kinda set my tone for the evening.  I will say this.. about the band I came to see. The lead singer was very genuine and cares about peoples well being and THAT is HUGE to translate that to the public. He's sings about situations he's been in with his girlfriend etc. 
Sensitive,  passionate and very friendly. (which is nice to know, especially since he was the first person i saw after the first band, and was going on and on to him about that band that had just finished, about "how awesome that was"!) I didn't know he was the lead singer of the band i came to see till he popped up on stage and started setting up. That was pretty uncomfortable.

Next day:
Hooked up with mine and Julie's good friend Heather who was celebrating a very special birthday with her man Rolyn (the artist/creator of weesee). We did Momofuko which is a staple, for us every time we come up here, (chicken buns) and sake. But we had "Lone Star" beer. (it was her birthday) Then we went to "Chickalious" sp? just deserts that's all they do.
And, their the BEST! 
I bid them a farewell and off i went....
I met up with Phil Karnats and his sweet wife Lindsey, we had a great visit. He's here, for a show, their playing tonight. (Secret Machines) I will be going to that tonight with Jay Jennings (one of our trumpet players. The one without the fro) and his girl. He just moved up here, so you may see him out and about if your in the NYC area. 

I left there and went home, and stayed in the apt for about 35 hours without leaving, writing and messing with garageband. I have no internet where I'm staying.
So, I'm in a Starbucks typing away and I have to go>
Have a nice evening and some sweet dreams.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Howdy people,
been on a journey, like us all. (compliments of Julie, she made this happen for me.) I love her for that and much much more. 
In NYC as we speak, doing some writing, visiting friends and working on the future.
I found this interesting song, I would like to share. So give me alittle time to work this out.
Never done this before, so bare with me. I know this is so revealing of my blogging inadequacies. 
But damn it, you got start somewhere, or it'll never happen.
On my way to meet Adam our front of house sound engineer for some food and conversation.
maybe he can help me out. I mean he's professional sound engineer for crying out loud. I'll let ya know.
I'm on the west side (greenwich village) area. Hope to bump into some you freaks. I mean that in a good way!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Hey, what's up? Sorry for the delay in given you the skinny.
LA Wee See launch was perfect! Great to see some familiar folks as well as meeting some
new enthusiastic humans towards Wee See.

The Polyphonic Spree is doing what it does, continues to navigate their daily lives.
Writing has been going on consistently. Have been doing alot of jams lately with other folks in the community. The other night had a few peeps from the group Mt. Righteous.
 I had presented them their award at "The Quick Awards Show" at the Granada Theater (I was asked if I would present the final awards for the evening. Which I was honored to do so by the way) It was a interesting evening for me, because I had never done that before and I was a bit nervous. But, it all worked out and prompted me to ask them (Mt. Righteous) if they wanted to jam. So we did and it was a blast! Their a good group of kids and I enjoyed improvising with them, switching instruments and such. Wish them all the best.
I have been working on getting my Identity back from Myspace and Facebook. It seems there have been people impersonating as me,(Tim DeLaughter) without me knowing.
I know this sounds alittle naive to not know this till recently, but as you may or may not know. I have really never been very active or should say interactive on these forums regarding myself.
It's always been with TPS and even then my input was pretty void. 
So, after I decided to take back all TPS related sites, (creative content etc). It spawned us (Julie and I to check out "me". That's when we discovered the impostors. 
So, I apologize for those of you who thought you were talking to me, and maybe getting no response or info etc. This is being worked out as we speak.
The Tim DeLaughter myspace is sorted and you will see the link on The Polyphonic Spree friends area. Although, it's up. It's not quite realized please be patient. As far as The Facebook is concerned it's being handled and should be rectified soon. Will keep you posted. 
This is all happening with the gracious help of Josh and My friend Mark. (leaving last name out on purpose) who are quite savvy in this area.
Thank You guys!!
Have a great day people!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


wee see in LA on June 2nd at 6:30 to 8:30

Friday, May 29, 2009

Hello.... humans and whatever else is reading this....
HOPE all is well with you all. Just got back from NYC, from our first Wee See launch party,
which was an evening filled with reminiscing with old friends and frolicking with new and interesting and engaging people. What a night! 
We do this in Dallas tomorrow night... can't wait and ready for whatever pops up.
We leave for LA on June 1st for the launch on June 2nd.

 After our NYC launch party we made it to the Toadies show at Irving Plaza which was a blast from the past, they were GREAT! and it was fun seeing them enjoying themselves. Happy for those guys and couldn't help but to cut a rug with em and ended playing drums with Mark and Tony.
Great day and night.

The following day (in NYC) we (Julie and I) were invited to engage dialogue with some incredible people. The platform was designed for the progress/process of inspiring each other in our everyday workings of life.
Quite moving, in so many ways. We should all get together some time and share our beliefs on the self-workings of living. I know, I can get pretty crazy about this subject and all it's possibilities.
So, it's nice to hear other perspectives, and the reaffirming of ones own navigating practices.
Sweet Dreams,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Check out our NEW myspace page, I think it's lovely.
(Thank You Josh, for helping me get it together.)

I would like to share something with you all.
We are no longer on the Orchard Group record label. They're the ones that bought TVT (nightmare) our previous label.
To make this happen, they (Orchard) were gracious enough to let us buy our
record (The Fragile Army) back, along with our freedom from any future
ties to them.
We are now back on our own label (Good Records)
Where we started from in the first place in the year 2000, with the release of The Beginning Stages of.....
So, this now means we have come full circle.
What a "long and strange trip that was"
Thanks to all those labels who were brave enough to harbor such a project, your efforts were
appreciated. (except for TVT.. although I can't say we weren't warned)

These are exciting times for us all, for too many reasons to list.
I will say the song writing began yesterday, on May the 12th.
(i don't mean there hasn't been any approaching new song ideas,
that's been going on for awhile now)
I say, "began yesterday" because yesterday I decided to complete a song a day,
instead of bits and pieces of ideas.
So, there's 2 that are complete, and the shape of the theme has been born, for the future
ears who care.
I think i will share snip-its of the bare bones of the songs, (just me and acoustic) to give you an idea of where it starts from, before it's completely realized with full band.
I will ponder this with Julie and we'll see what we can work out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

wee see 
I'm 9 minutes late wishing all you moms A Happy Mother's Day!
Hope it was a good one. You deserve it!
love, us

Friday, May 08, 2009

Well, what day it was yesterday.
We played a show at Greenhill, a K thru 12th grade school.
We played in the "quad" (kinda like a courtyard/commons area) where the kids had their lunch
(Hot dogs and hamburgers and lemonade) outside, while we we're playing music.
It was a constant rotation of different grades lunch periods.

I was pretty anxious the day before because we (the band) hadn't played together for a while and we we're missing some key players i.e. Nick (piano), who was busy writing a 20 page paper for school. (he goes to North Texas). So it was kinda hectic trying to go thru songs without a piano player plus a few other missing players to boot, while putting a set together for the rotation of kids lunch periods. This meant continuous playing without feeling like "we just played that song" and "are these cool for this age group" etc.
The rehearsal was, in my opinion, kinda like a train wreck, (that's why I was anxious) but some people in the band disagree with me on the "train wreck" part. (different perspectives)

We had to be there at 8:30 in the morning for load in and a line check. All this was going on by the way, with kids and faculty all around.
We started promptly at 11:15 and didn't stop till 1:20. We dove right in with "hold me now" and so on.
We did quite abit of improvising, which I always love to do.
I brought alot of hand held percussion instruments (shakers, maracas, bell chimes, tambourines, blocks etc) for the kids to play while we we're playing, to keep it really interactive.
The kids we're GREAT!
They we're very excited to be a part of the music. It was AWESOME to see the expressions on their faces and their enthusiasm towards keeping time and playing with the band.

What was perceived to be a cluster of an unfocused musical experience (in my mind) the day before.
Turned out to be a WONDERFULLY focused musical experience day for us all. "Many magical moments for sure" Julie says.
Not to mention the kids that we're inspired in  ways they don't even realize yet.
So, all in all, it worked out, just like it ALWAYS does. Try to remember the power of the unknown. (I'm talking to myself, feel free to apply to yourself) Life has a way kicking in when you need it.
Oh, it also helps to be in The Polyphonic Spree.
Take it easy,

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It is now a work in progress, kinda like the loss of pattern on the bottom of your tennis shoe. The more you move the more you notice a new pattern.
Such as life. My eyes are heavy, goodnight.
I wish everyone a day of peace.
Love, Tim

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"Good morning star shine"

Friday, May 01, 2009

check this out...


Friday, February 27, 2009

Hello. Thought you might like to read this.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Video by Miles Hargrove
Oh I Feel Fine
remixed by Philip E Karnats of the Secret Machines