This is from the RobotGod ep “Suicide Club Vol 1” that was released somewhere around 2001.
ups and downs are unavoidable, but this was a bummer. i cant imagine anything was raised for the benefit, and there was almost no audience despite some incredible bands, especially “le vice” a great funk band. we never even played as the lineup was delayed by lack of audience and then closed at 10. its a good reminder that we are a bar band.
adding to the feeling of pointlessness of it all was a fully packed bar downstairs (the bears lair) and a well attended dance party of some sort upstairs from us, essentially bookending this non-event.
apparently while this was (non)happening, darkly interesting things were happening with our label and management that evening…
a cryptic reminder that sometimes it’s just not about you.
i love playing shows. i have a very bad memory though. this is mostly a documentation of things i am sure to forget.
my band played “indyfest” which is mostly an independent movie festival, but like sxsw has grown to include other genres and forms, in this case music. we played at Cell Space in SF, which i have been a fan of for years, and even had some artististically interactive breakup talks in years ago. awesome. that was feb 10, 2011, the show that is…
we were also interviewed on pirate cat radio (thurs jan 30) and it went so well we were invited back on march 23. very very cool, and aisha spearman is le bombe.
the last show we had was at the Blue Macaw, formerly known as 12 galaxies on march 30th. it was a benefit for the height festival, and also a battle of the bands which i hate. it went as expected. blech. great venue though.
next is the ucb benefit for japan. looking forward to that on april 1!
wilco johnson is an inspiration. video then interview.
wilco johnson interviewed in the context of the british pub rock scene of the 70s.
and lastly, a tutorial on how to rock it like wilco johnson. for some reason this is not embeddable.
there are fewer things greater than walking through Central Park. any season.
dunno how to express how much i love the new york subway system. i do hate rats though, so im rooting for the train on this one.