Nation of Actors
System and Station is from Portland, OR. The band first started in 1998 in Idaho as Dave Wall, RFK Heise and Mike Rundle and then moved to Wisconsin until 2001. After that System and Station came to Portland and became RFK Heise, Palmer Cloud, Josh Vasby and Bryan Fairfield and later Levi Cecil until 2005. At that point System and Station became RFK Heise, Palmer Cloud, Adam Draper, Mark Matterey and later Ed Cugguda until 2007. Now System and Station is once again RFK Heise, Palmer Cloud, Adam Schultz and Bryan Fairfield, get all of that? The band has been on over 18 national tours. Released 8 recordings (4 eps, 4 lps). Have owned 2 very loyal Ford Club Wagons. Have had approximately 12 breakdowns (some in -20 degree weather, some strictly mental). Have torched 4 computer monitors in San Antonio. Have seen 1 man dressed as a nun defile someone in New York. Have been jumped by 1 crack head and 2 hookers in Knoxville, TN. Have stayed at the producer of the Oprah Winfrey shows home without them knowing it 1 time with Caustic Resin. Have had 1 fight with a gang of DJ's in Las Vegas Nevada. Have been in 1 Texas Jail cell. Have seen 2 dead bodies 1 in Savannah, GA and 1 in New Orleans, LO. Have been mugged by 1 gypsy in New Orleans. Have way too many stories to list on this page. Have played with everyone from Marky Ramone to Shiner, from Alex Chilton to Built to Spill, from Jeremy Enigk to Canyon, from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to The Meat Puppets oh yeah and also Sloppy Seconds. Have met some of the most inspiring and amazing people on this planet earth who have taken us in without a second thought. They are my favorite part. Discography: A Nation of Actors (Summer release 2008) Protest Hill (RFK Heise)- the city echoes our hearts (2007) Here is Now (2006) In the Twilight (2005) If you Find Me Let Me Know (2003) Compiling the 7 (2001) Pictures Found in Paragraphs (2000) Prospects of Living Daily (1999) Have played some of those festivals that seem somewhat pointless. Except the Kansas city Spirit Festival, Sir-Mix-Alot played across from our stage....that was tops man.