Posted April 30th, 2011 by carls

We’ve decided to hit the ol’ Indefinite Hi-way.. Buckaroony Toons has left the band, and the rest of us all need to go to our rooms and take some time to think about what we’ve done.

So I’m just gonna take all the tracks from the album we recorded, and put ’em right here for now:


Posted March 15th, 2011 by carls

Well, the records showed up. They sound like shiiiiiit. I mean it’s like an AM radio that’s not even coming in, and a few of them don’t even have the hole in the direct center, so the recording speeds up and slows down as it makes a full rotation. It’s actually pretty hilarious sounding.. they look pretty cool on the clear vinyl at least! But we’re thinking that instead of having a record release for this one, we’ll celebrate by tossing them in a dark corner of the basement. Maybe my grand kids will find the box someday and put one in a commemorative coffee table display case next to the knife I used to cut my own nuts off when I realized that they were all born ugly.


Posted February 7th, 2011 by carls

We are still sitting on our proverbial whale pelvis bones around the metaphorical fire hole trying to warm up our hypothetical hand bloods and wondering “WHERE THE F ARE OUR 7 INCHES?”

We expected to have these things over a month ago at the latest, so I called the lathe guy in New Zealand and was told that there were some delays because of the holidays and this and that. OK, no worries. At that time he said they are ‘basically done’ and would be shipping Friday. Well, Friday would have been January 7th, also known as a month ago today. I guess it’s possible that it takes a bunch of records a whole month to ship from New Zealand to Portland, but that seems like pretty much the max, right? I guess I don’t know fuck all about international shipping, but I would like to think the delay is that Frodo and Gandalf are bringing our 7 inches from New Zealand by way of sailship, and since I tend to do what I like, what I am currently doing is thinking that the delay is because Frodo and Gandalf are bringing our 7 inches by way of sailship.

Anyway, whatever. We are working on new songs, and the old ones will show up on vinyl when they show up I guess. Working on new songs basically always means EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT! Seriously.


Posted November 15th, 2010 by carls

WE HAD NEVER BEFORE SEEN THE SUN from reverse dotty on Vimeo.


Posted October 14th, 2010 by carls

The classic tuna melt sandwich, first popularized in the 1960s, has been a favorite in North America for decades now and is a staple of any American diner for good fucking reason. We’ve all eaten hundreds upon hundreds of them, or at least I have. When done right, the rich and comforting flavors of a tuna melt are enticing and satisfying with little room for improvement. There are times, however, when you just need to add some spice to your life and/or lunch.

Introducing Carls’ Frank’s Red Hot Salmon Salad Sammy — a delicious (and totally healthier!) alternative to the tuna melt. The salad portion is prepared very similarly, but replaces the canned tuna with canned red salmon, and the mayo with Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce (it sounds weird I know, but bear with me*) It is best with a mild cheese such as mozzarella. Provolone, Muenster, etc are also good. Cheddar is not ideal, but will work. Then again is cheddar ever really bad? No.

For three sandwiches, you will need:
1 15oz can red salmon in water
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce
fresh ground black pepper
6 slices of bread
3 slices of cheese (nice thick slices, comparable in size to the bread — if your cheese brick is smaller, cut six instead)

First, drain the water from the salmon and empty into a bowl. If you are unfamiliar with canned salmon you may be startled to see some skin and pretty big bones in there. Do not be alarmed, this is perfectly normal! Removing these items (especially the sections of spine) is a needless removal of essential nutrients from your meal. Don’t be a pussy! The bones are volatile and you can easily squish them into nothing with the back of a spoon, should you feel their appearance will be unappetizing to you or your guests. They will be virtually undetectable with just a few light strokes.

Moving on, toast 3 of the slices of bread.

Next, add the Frank’s Red Hot sauce and the capers to the bowl and mix it all together evenly. You should end up with a consistency similar to tuna salad. Divide this mixture 3 ways and spoon onto the 3 toasted slices of bread.

The proper way to cook a tuna melt is to butter both sides of the sandwich and grill it, much like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. While this is undeniably delicious, we are going to take the easier and slightly less gluttonous approach. This is a good time to point out that this distances us even further from the traditional tuna melt. If anyone ever tried to tell you that you use a broiler to make a tuna melt, fuck that person. They are wrong and an idiot. That said, we’re using the broiler here today. Simply set your oven to broil, drop a wee dash of black pepper on each open sandwich, and cover with a slice of cheese. Now set the sandwiches beneath the broiler to melt. Make sure the cheese gets completely melted and the sandwich filling has been warmed, which is best done about 12″ from the broiler element.

Toast the other 3 slices of bread while the cheese is melting, and when finished, place the toasts on top of your melted cheese.

Cut the sandwiches diagonally and serve with a pickle and LEMON PERRIER. The lemon Perrier will really seal the deal, although some sort of wheat beer with a lemon slice would be great too.

That’s it, enjoy!

*yes, I was wasted when I invented this, but most of the important tweaks were made later while mostly sober.


Posted September 23rd, 2010 by reversedotty

We finally finished tracking the whole album and put together some demo mixes which we are pretty jazzed about. We tossed around the idea of doing another song or two since we’ve been writing again lately, but of course the extra work would take time away from eating sandwiches and pizza so I guess that’s still up in the air.
To solicit a demo, contact:

So yeah, that’s exciting. In other news, we are currently on hold because Damaris went to an island in Wisconsin with the field recorder to get some moose noises for the album. We can’t really proceed until she gets back because the whole thing will basically be hinged on moose noises.


Posted July 19th, 2010 by reversedotty

and carl.


Posted July 2nd, 2010 by carls

Well, since you bring it up, we’re just about finished with tracking the new album! Or maybe we will release it instead as two EP’s.. I dunno, we’re about to start mixing though so I guess we’ll see then. Things are goin’ great though buddy, thanks for asking!


Posted May 10th, 2010 by reversedotty


Posted April 15th, 2010 by reversedotty

Yo check it out, we recently played a few songs on Portland podcast Sessions From The Box:

Reverse Dotty

Reverse Dotty

Reverse Dotty is a newer band. I promise. You’d be excused if you thought that they were part of the pantheon of classic post punk bands that spazzily worm their way into your heart, mind, and booty. Dig more of their vibe at or


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