Tag Archive: Shows
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Fellow Angelenos, the CD is here. Come to the big show tonight. Details after the jump… View Full Article »
Accomplished some things this week that I’m happy about. Most of it backend, prep work and what not. I wish I could be more outspoken on it, but much of it is… View Full Article »
Fun show last night. Met people I’d never met before. The theatre we played was so very cool, too. I was impressed and hope we can play there again. Truth be told though, the PA system sucked. That would have to be improved. But all in all the people were nice and the crowd was, well, patient.
Got off to a slow start, and each act didn’t go on as planned. I’d heard the Monty Py-thong girls were going on early, so I asked fans to get there early. Ah well, such was no the case; they went on after us. So most either waited a very long time, of bolted early. Hell, we didn’t even go on til around 9 30, I think. (we were supposed to go on much earlier).
But it was a fun performance. Played acoustically, full band: Mike, Steve on acoustic guitars, Bob on a farty old bass practice amp, and Flanders on kit with rod sticks. I played piano on everything except for one song.
And that song was a new one called Ambulance Chaser, performed live for the first time. I borrowed Mike’s acoustic, and every single person played some kind of percussion: Adam & Steve: bongos; Bob the whirly toy and the scrape; Mike, tamborine. But that’s not all! We passed out shakers, cabasas, maracas, more tambourines and other eccentric bits o percussion to people in the audience. Tara from Monty-Pythong joined us on stage as she was wearing a male choir uniform for her set (she ripped us off, man). Hilarious is the only way to describe: The audience sang the choruses with us. I should have video, I’ll try to upload later today or tomorrow.
Monty Pythong didn’t get off the stage til late (because of everyone’s late start) so we were blisteringly tired. Mike had a long drive and Flanders goes to surf in Indonesia for 2 weeks.
Special thanks to everyone who made it, especially a couple of choir girls who drove from Apple Valley to be at this show. Kudos.
Computer problems this weekend prevented me from completing the record.
Apparently, my BIOS settings were re-set. Yippee. At first I couldn’t even get the computer to boot up. Now, it doesn’t see one of my drives. So, after getting more tech info, it appears it’s as simple as the battery of my motherboard. I just have to user install a new one and I should be good to go.
Practiced for a few hours on Sunday. Working up acoustic versions of some of the new songs for the Cancer Benefit on Wednesday at the Colony Theatre.
Practiced last night. Acoustically, Mike & Steve on Guitar, Bob, on bass through a sprite little practice amp, and me on piano. Will probably perform, oh, 7 or 8 songs for the show we have, and two of them will be new.
Now, since it’s an acoustic performance, they’ll be alternate versions of the songs as they’ll come out on the next record. But it’s fun to open it up like this. We’ll be doing more shows like this in the coming months.
Resting a raspy voice right now. Should be fine by tomorrow.
Last night, went to an Animal Rescue Benefit for Forte Animal Rescue, at Maggiano’s in the Grove. Dave, my next door neighbor, runs the party rooms at Maggiano’s and we were invited. Turns out I got to me half the people living on my block at this party.
Also got to meet Kate from The Office, which was the highlight of the evening for me. Turns out she’s friends with my next door neighbor. Super kind.
Just got to work today, and I forgot my leftover ribs from Phillips at home. This really sucks.
Tonight, I’m watching the primary results, Barack’s victory speech, and tomorrow, I start prepping for this Saturday’s show.