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The Thermals – Videos & Biography

The Thermals are one of my favorite bands of the decade. They are simply smashing performers, and their lyrics kick ass! This site has been a cartoon caption contest destination for close to two years; I hosted 99 weekly contests in a row starting in late 2008. I am gearing up for my 100th, which will feature a $25 prize and a chance to throw a sour cream pie in the kisser of the Jersey Shore’s Snooki (not so sure I can arrange the latter, but my prize check will make its way to your bank account.)

The Thermals

Pillar of Salt:

This is how we know:

Now we can see:

Bio from Lastfm:

Portland, Oregon, United States (2002 – present)
The Thermals are a rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, formed in 2002. The group is currently comprised of Hutch Harris (vocals and guitar), Kathy Foster (bass), and Westin Glass (drums). Original guitarist Ben Barnett, of Kind of Like Spitting fame, left shortly after More Parts Per Million was released in 2003, reverting guitar duties back to Hutch. Drummer Lorin Coleman joined the group in 2006, after the original drummer, Jordan Hudson, left the band. Coleman and the band parted ways in 2008.

Hutch and Kathy finished writing for the album, Now We Can See, which was released on April 7, 2009. It was produced by John Congleton.

In November 2008, it was announced that The Thermals had signed to Kill Rock Stars, and that Westin Glass (formerly of Say Hi) had become the new drummer.

CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS, COFFEE MUGS & LAW ENFORCEMENT GRADE STUN GUNS* AVAILABLE! If you’ve won the contest, have been a finalist, OR, if you’ve submitted at least 20 captions over the past 6 months, I can create a customized shirt for you. (If you have a preference for another product, say a coffee mug, or a hat, or maybe you fancy bazookas or other types of field artillery, I can have CafePress plaster my cartoons with your logos on them as well – except maybe the weapons, I have to check on that.) Just send the cartoon by contest name, your caption and full name to: splendidmarbles at gmail dot com. (*Totally kidding about the stun guns.) And, you can order the one featured below right away!

Here’s a shot of the shirt featuring one of my swell contest cartoons:

No country club will deny you entry now!

CLICK HERE if you would like one of your very own (there are two more styles available and some designs I came up with a little while back, just click “Back to Shop” on the link.) By the way, the sign on the yard says: Splendid Marbles / inquire within.

And, check out more cartoons and the winners of the caption contest in the Splendid Marbles Cartoon Gallery.

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6 comments for “The Thermals – Videos & Biography”

  1. Dear Splendid Marbles,

    My name is Barbara O’Brien and I am a political blogger. Just had a question about your blog and couldn’t find an email—please get back to me as soon as you can (barbaraobrien(at)maacenter.org)


    Posted by Barbara O'Brien | March 22, 2011, 3:22 pm
  2. Hello Greg! Your fans are all anxiously awaiting the 100th Splendid Marbles Caption Contest! And I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that if I were to win, I would gladly give up the $25 prize for a chance to throw a sour cream pie in the kisser of the Jersey Shore’s Snooki… ;)

    Posted by Lisa Keller | March 30, 2011, 10:40 am
  3. long time no hear… hoping everything is ok?

    Posted by OZ | May 6, 2011, 5:24 pm
  4. Ditto what OZ said! And we miss you!!

    Posted by Lisa Keller | May 14, 2011, 12:14 am
  5. Started to worry you had lost your marbles……


    Posted by Tiki Carol | May 14, 2011, 10:37 am
  6. Still waiting patiently…

    Posted by Lisa Keller | September 21, 2011, 11:55 am

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