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Published: 2011/12/21

The Ominous Seapods Bid Adieu to Dana Monteith

Ominous Seapods co-founder Dana Monteith will soon be moving to Australia. On Saturday night in Albany his bandmates came together for what will the group’s final reunion for the foreseeable future. The performance opened with “Jet Smooth Ride” and includes such Pods classics as “Blackberry Brandy,” “The Guide to Roadside Ecology,” “Bong Hits and Porn” and “Leaving the Monopole.” Guitarist Todd Pasternack, who replaced Max Verna in the group for a stretch starting in 1999, appeared on multiple songs while moe. drummer Vinnie Amico joined in for “The Pull From Adirondack Blue.” The first encore was the fitting “Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again?” followed by a second encore sequence that included “Money to Burn,” “Sneaking Sally Through the Alley,” “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon” and “Ship.” The entire performance is now available for download on


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me December 22, 2011, 10:19:37

Was it just me… or were the guys as tight as they’ve been in years for most every tune? Holy cow, listening to If I Had a Smile, it’s just awesome… considering they play about once a year on average, I can honestly say they are still better than many bands out there today… clocking in at near 4 hours… just blew me away… wish I hadn’t been so drunk that I forgot to say G’bye to Dana… but having Deb drive my head into the SBD with a good Australian tackle was a close second… Love you guys and we will miss ya!!! Let us know if you get that 50 set freighter trip worked out… I, for one, will be aboard %^)

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