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Spring is for the Birds & Bees

Dear friends,

Thanks for keeping P’s Bees alive. When I named the band Persephone’s Bees, I didn’t think about the mythology character, I didn’t think how it would effect my life, music, my moods and this band. I just liked the line out of the poem in Russian by one of my favorite poets Osip Mandel’shtam: “‘Take from my palms some sun to bring you joy and take a little honey, so the bees of cold Persephone commanded us.” That’s it. But now the Spring has come again, one more time, and I feel that she’s back. She tortures me in winters ’cause she goes deep into the underworld and suffers, and in her suffering she reaches everyone connected to her. I’m glad every time she’s released and back home and the Spring rejoices at her presence – everything becomes better for us humans.

But back to this world, and a little reality. That  99 cents that you spend on each of our singles helps us keep going, no joke! It’s sweet to receive a check from CD Baby showing us that people are purchasing singles – that means they like the songs. But what is ‘like’? It’s not the word I’m looking for. That might mean that the songs actually touch their souls, maybe tell them something, maybe make their life a bit better. Be warned, this album is full of surprises. Wait till you get to the second half of the record – it might not all make you feel that good since there are some hidden sad notes in there. Typical for P’s Bees, we know how to trick you. (By the way, the vinyl version in the works, stay tuned!)

Shocking Bees

For those that have seen us cover Shocking Blue songs, we have a sweet moment: we’re doing a Shocking Blue set for Copy Cats on April 13th at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Need audience participation here, should I wear a long hair wig? Who wants to come and video tape the show?

Persephone’s Bees @ Vkontakte

A fan of ours in Russia has started a Persephone’s Bees group on Vkontakte, the Russian version of Facebook. Our Russian speaking fans can join here.

It’s All About Sex, Sex, Sex!

Spring is the time for flowers, pollenation, the birds and the bees … and of course … Sex! Don’t forget to listen to our new single ‘Sex’ and fantasize to it (dirty fantasies are allowed, even regarding me, I’d actually like that!) and spread the song!!!

Send it to your friends – you’re our radio, our ears, our TV – we have a selfish artistic need to play music but we can’t do it without you. We think we’re doing it for ourselves, but in the end we’re actually doing it for you. Make a video to this song, we want you to!

Speaking of videos, we’ve recently discovered that the good and kind Sony Records turned out to be blocking our videos. They’ve blocked Nice Day and City Of Love all over the world. I think when those videos started gaining popularity (without Sony/Columbia Records) it freaked them out. Haha! But hey, you can’t stop the people! Some people made videos to Muzika Dlya Fil’ma and those videos are gaining audiences all over the world on their own, with no label promotions, internet mafia promotions, no biz stuff of any sort. How is that for DIY, huh? I love when things like that happen!

Anyway, enjoy Spring, buy and wear our shirts, they’re good looking and the colors match the season.

Talk soon,


P.S. New shows in California in May will be announced soon.

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