Um, by the way… in case you want to order “Adam Svec – Enemy Swimmer,” you can pick it up at http://www.drawfirerecords.com. There were only 300 printed, so there aren’t a ton to go around, but I would imagine they’ll last a while.
Well, that was a hell of a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came out to the show last night. I’m sitting at my computer, sweating my eyeballs out, listening to the the new Headlights record while I type this. 1) Michael Morris and the Community Chorus started off the night with a beautiful and haunting set. As they were wooing those of us standing up next to the stage, a surprising crowd gathered behind the bar and filled up the room. By 10:50, the Kitty Cat Klub was alive with buzzing and friends. 2) The Daredevil Christopher Wright coaxed my head into a pop frenzy somewhere between the very best bubble gum and Jeff Mangum. I thoroughly enjoyed the harmonies, the twists/turns, and the enthusiasm. I was engaged. 3) The boys and I took the stage around 1:00AM, which was a touch later than expected. My friends Brenda and Nathan spent 24 straight hours in the car to make it to the show on time. To see them standing front and center at 1:00AM after no sleep and no breaks was the high point of my night. Chris and Tor played a gorgeous set, and I tried to keep up. Travis sat cheek to cheek with me for Sailors in the Harbor, and Holly held Chuckles for Kids on the River. By the time I packed up the car, drove back to St. Paul, unloaded the gear, dropped off Chris, and returned to my house it was 4:30AM. Now, I’m not saying I’m old, but my body is not meant to stay up until 4:30AM anymore… so I guess I must be a little old. I woke up at noon trying to figure out how to get coffee out of my so-called “coffee maker.” I eventually gave up and went to Caribou. I’ve decided that I need to watch Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon.”… That’s the only other decision I’ve made to day… I’m drained… good night.
Holy Crap… I had a meeting with Andrea Myers last Tuesday, and I guess I figured it would be an “A-List” blurb or something. I guess I didn’t realize that it was going to be the City Pages Feature this week. In case you didn’t catch the full page article, you can read it at the link above. Also, Chris Bahn wrote a nice little spot in The Onion this week about the show tomorrow night.
Sidenote: Yesterday morning, I played my first out-of-town solo show at NDSU’s Memorial Union in Fargo. It was pretty entertaining. For 90 minutes, my guitar and I faced half a cafeteria full of people eating lunch. 11:30AM to 1:00PM is not typically the 90 minutes designated for “rocking” in a usual day, but I enjoyed myself. The listeners were very kind, and they put up with me.
Details for the show tomorrow night:
The boys and I had rehearsal last night and it sounded fantastic. Chris will be playing banjo, baritone guitar, and straight-up-kick-your-ass guitar. Tor will be playing sequenced beats, digital bass, and straight-up-punch-your-butt drums. I will be playing normal guitar and singing, normally. I think the trio is really good at controlling the reins on the horses, but also letting them run a bit… you’ll see next weekend.
As I’ve been talking to people about the new record, I’ve realized that I don’t date much. Some of these songs are about things that happened like.. a long time ago. I should get out more.
Well, it’s Thursday, and you know what that means… drugs!
Eric Anderson, from Cataldo fame, has been kind enough to invite me to play four shows with him out in the PNW this summer (keyboards). Luckily, on two of those shows, I’ll be able to open for Cataldo with a solo set of my own. One in Moscow ID (7/25) and the other in Olympia WA (8/1).