From Christie Gross, 8/2/01
So I'm sitting here in my new office, white walls except for a bulletin board covered with a bad pic I drew of my friend's torso, some Ani clippings, and a Bionic Finger shirt, and I'm thinking of you and you and you and especially you! The truth is, I used to go through my day singing songs in my head cause I wasn't able to listen to music in my cube, which just happened to be located outside my boss's office, but now, in my own private corporate expansion box, I can freely (yet quietly) corrupt and undermine the very principles of college textbook publishing and blast my (at a very low level), blast my pick for the band to take over the world, and no it's not Kajagooogooo by any means, no no, that cd shall never spin in my modified Compaq complete with Windows Media Player, no folks, on the contrary, the cd playing right now below this screen in a Fujiyama player is: BIONIC FINGER's INNER BIMBO. And ladies, let me tell you that today my inner bimbo is no longer restrained but is seeping into the ears of everyone at my company and is proudly represented on my bulletin board.....on that note, I will actually go do some work....
From VxnChick, 7/6/01
Subject: cue Twilight Zone theme song
So I pop on to the Bionic website tonight for the first time (I know, I'm a goddess of procrastination), and I'm reading Alina's moving tribute and diary entry, "Why We Love Bon Jovi," and I'm thinking, that is like, so weird, because at karaoke *just last night* some guy sang "Bad Medicine," and while I'm a big fan of most cheesy '80s tunes (New Wave lives!), I usually steer clear of the hair metal genre, but when this guy grabbed the mic and started drunkenly belting out those oh-so-familiar-from-my-forlorn-high-school-days lyrics as they scrolled across the big-screen bar TV, follow-the-bouncing-ball style, it suddenly all just clicked - Bon Jovi kicks ass! Not this new, fashion-runway-hairstyled, VH1-friendly Bon Jovi; I'm talking old-school, acid-wash and Aqua Net, baby...they are the epitome of sing-along rock anthem bands everywhere...now, how weird is it that this li'l day-in-the-life snippet was written in February, and I just discover it tonight, a mere *24 hours* after my inebriated musical epiphany? Coincidence? I think not! Bwah ha ha ha!
Oh, and you guys rock, too...>:)
From Edgar Treverinsonburg, 6/24/01
Okay, so I lied about my name, but that's just to throw the unmarked black helicopters off the scent. You know I love you all carnally, and keep scrapbooks of painstakingly compiled naughty photos of you under my mattress (especially of Nan's feet, which are compellingly naughty), but it's not for that that I write this. I went to see you at Luna last night (6/23/01) and was blissfully enraged with professional jealousy as da riddim took hold of various appendages of my base humanity; but again, it is not for this that I write this. It is to tell you that the female friend that I brought turned to me and exclaimed in jubilation, "I WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR!" That's what it's all about--when music's good, everyone wants to be making it.
With less than innocent intentions,
From Adam MacGregor, 6/14/01
Thanks so much for playing in teeny little Greensburg, PA with my pals The Upskirts over Memorial Day weekend. Being a semi-recent transplant from Greensburg to Pittsburgh, it was really nice to both hang out with old friends in the homestead AND see a show that truly rocked. Those kinds of things are a rarity in those there parts. It was a pleasure meeting you guys and enjoying yr music. Since then, we've made yr cd part of the regular rotation at my apartment. I like that yr music comes from a "thinking-person's-pop" approach, and I hope that you all get yr due soon enough. Keep up the great work!--Adam
From Richard, 6/4/01
I was president of the nerds in highschool and I was king of the nerds in college. I know nerds and Bionic Finger is not nerdy. Nerd women would kill to be as wicked as the Fingers are (but not actually kill the Fingers, that would be wrong) No, Virginia, the Bionic Finger are not nerdy. Amen.
From Aida Cuadrado, 3/24/01
Whats up...just wanted to say that you Rock! I love you love you very mucho much! Your performance tonight blew me away...and stuff. Can't wait to see you again.
From Joachim Becker, 2/26/01
Subject: happy new fan
Dear Pammer ----- Thanks for the BIONIC FINGER CD. It's fun, I've played it a lot over the week. You know, I'm online for just three weeks now, and I love it. There are so many cool bands to be discovered, who release their music on their own. Maybe it's the lack of money, that makes their recordings sound so fresh and pure, which I prefer very much to the over-produced stuff the big labels put out nowadays. ----- So you are obsessed with BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER? The first college episodes are running on German TV now, and I'm disappointed that some vital ingredients have disappeared. Like Angel, and Buffy's short skirts. Come on over sometime, and we can re-enact our favourite moments of the show. I'm not sure I'm convincing as a vampire, but [I can] play Giles. Take care ----- Joe
P.S. I wish I could have seen the show you've played with the HISSYFITS recently. They are one of my favourite bands, too.
From Ajax...a fan
Man you are SO bitchen!!!!!
From Bethany Rusen, 2/12/01
Subject: Hi Guys
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your show in Philly. I know my friends enjoyed it too (two of them bought cds). I know it must've been weird playing in a place where no one knows you, but I hope you come back to Philly sometime soon, 'cause it's infinitely easier to go downtown to see you than driving up to NYC (which I would gladly do anyway).
From Andrew Gerber, 2/12/01
Subject: The Writer's Paradox
(I call you "knuckles" because you are each part of Bionic Finger, and there is only one Finger. I could only call you "Fingers" if you were members of a band called Bionic Hand, or the Bionic Fingers.)
I just wanted to drop a line to say how much I enjoyed Saturday's performance. I would listen to and watch Bionic Finger even if I didn't know and have crushes on all four members.
Nan mentioned to me that a number of recent play productions had used Finger tunes as house music. I thought about why that would be.
Your songs, like good plays, are very character-driven. Most contemporary songs deal with love and sex in a superficial way, but Finger tunes seem to come from a place deep inside. Drew University's Professor of Playwriting, Buzz McLaughlin, had a theory called the Writer's Paradox: the more personal and specific a piece of writing is, the more universal its appeal will be. (I'd give examples from your lyrics, but I don't want to misquote.)
Prof. Andrew "Gerbs" Gerber
From SuperMattOrphan, 9/29/00
I just wanted to let you know that you were one of the most amazing bands I've ever seen. I'm listening to the cd right now...well actually it just ended...you aren't Morrisey...well anyway, I love the cd it's great. I dunno you were amazing.
From John Bragazzi, 8/7/00
Subject: Undercover Bimbo
I was getting ready to go to work, and suddenly realized I didn't have a clean T-shirt. Hmm. I looked around, then I had an inspiration. I put on my Inner Bimbo T-shirt, then put on my corporate blue shirt over it (checking carefully in the mirror to make sure the former wasn't showing through at all).
So, for one day I was corporate on the outside, and bimbo on the inside.
take me home