Author: bilsherman

BiL Sherman: Artist, designer, musician, and cartoonist. Born, raised, lives and works in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Such is your life

With 2019 coming to a close and the streets of Minneapolis are covered with ice and snow The Foshays are taking stock and getting ready for more ice and snow in 2020.


To be honest

To be honest, The Foshays have had up to here with “honesty.” To be honest, outside of the facts, isn’t honesty (sometimes) just another form of “feeling?” To be honest who cares what anybody really feels anyways? To be honest, I have to ask “Why?” To be honest, I think it’s all a bunch of silly opinions/lies. So congratulations for being “honest” and to be honest, this is just another honest opinion, swirling down the rabbit hole…..to be honest….


He may be cocky, he may be curt, he may be a self serving dingleberry but when the chips are down Freddy Foshay is maybe your guy. Whether he’s on time, or late, he’s aggressively so, and if he’s ever questioned on his lack of propriety he always has the best excuses to soothe his band mates trivial concerns.


The Foshays are busy, busy, busy these days! “Busy doing what?” You ask? Well being America’s number one underground cartoon rock band takes a lot of work, and even though it doesn’t look like work, trust me these boys are moving at the speed of business! And rad mad drummer Freddy Foshay is leading the charge! He may be glib. You might even think he’s a…. hmmmmmm…. we’ll go with “jerk,” but “Old School Freddy” (at least that’s what his grandma calls him) loves nothing more than to burst peoples bubbles. Without him, The Foshays would probably float away on a bed of rock star fantasies, pompous endless guitar solos, and horrible love songs.


That's what she said

Rumors have it that fab boy drummer Freddy Foshay actually said “That’s what she said!” before The Foshays were scheduled to rehearse the other night. When questioned about why he would repeat such an ungraceful overused pathetic attempt at wordplay Freddy Foshay denied uttering the phrase “GROSS!!! No way in hell would I ever say that! When I am at band practice I’m all business. In fact I move at the speed of business! That’s why I’m on my phone all the time!” But, brother from the same mother, Freddy Foshay, remembers the conversation differently. “Harry stated he needed to tune his guitar and Freddy just blurt it out at the top of his lungs! I’m not saying ‘she’ couldn’t have said that, but it’s not very funny or informative because we don’t know who ‘she’ is!” In fact, sources say the line was so misplaced, the awkward silence made rehearsal start 12 minutes later than normal.


The Foshays are sadden to hear the news that Ed Ackerson, Owner and Director of Flowers Studios in Uptown Minneapolis, died this weekend. He mastered our first EP and first LP Not So Now! Being a bunch of dumb studio rats, we needed his help badly. We told him to make us sound like Giuda, and The Music Machine, and he did! We we’re going to hire him for all our future tracks, and even though our expectations have been dashed, we’re so grateful he was able to make an indelible mark on our sound. Thank you for the flowers Ed, and happy travels.


Let’s face it, pop music is confusing. Hip-hop is boring, and alternative music is just plain stupid. Country music sounds more like rap music these days, and rap music is played in dentist offices across the country. EDM is still the same pile of crap it’s always been. Rock is a lonely zombie wondering the forest, looking for teenage brains to devour, but none can be found. Have no fear! The Foshays First EP is now available in local record stores in the Rock n Roll capital of the universe, Minneapolis, MN. They may not have seven members, and their dance moves are anything but synchronized, but they play Rock n Roll Baby!… That is too say it’s more “rock,” than “rock and roll” per se. Really it’s more like garage rock with a little bit of glam, and bubble gum, with a touch of synth based new wave. And I wouldn’t really called it “punk” but it has a bit of a punk ethos. That’s not too confusing, is it?

Buy The Foshays First EP at Roadrunner Records, Hymies Records, Cheapo, Electric Fetus, Barely Brothers, and Agharta Records. Or buy it online RIGHT HERE!!!


The Foshays and frozen pizza

Watch out frozen pizza companies, The Foshays have your number, and like the headline reads, they are hungry! Too many hours rehearsing and many months in the recording studio can make a rock band more crazy than a boiled hamster sandwich. So if you think you can skimp on the pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and green peppers, you got another thing coming! The Foshays will write a top ten hit about your lack of toppings, watered down sauce, and chewy mealy crust! and that’ll show you!


Finally the rumors can be put to rest! All the “when’s” and “why’s” and “how’s” can be silenced for ever! The “No way’s” and “What if’s” and the “Nay-says” can all go to hell, because The Foshays First EP is finally out. 4 songs: Get Me to Normal, Wuts Wrong With You, ‘Til it’s Gone, and All the Leaves. Plus a 12 page comic “Gig-Hex.” 400 numbered and signed copies are available in the shop now. Get your copy today!


The Foshays have been mired in a long arduous recording process over the past year. As you can tell from this weeks comic installment Bass man Joey Miece knows why. Ok, so Franky and Harry can be a little obsessive behind the virtual mixing board, and maybe they don’t always have it together studio wise, but what they lack in hi-class, they make up for with rude garage stylings. It’s not their fault they don’t really know what they are doing, as long as Joey’s got the time to “DO IT AGAIN!” everything is going to be alright!