Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Da nah nah nah nah nah, it's my Birthday too, yeah.
Other than it being my (and Chick's) birthday, nothing was different about today. We did both songs, plus the same Ball State song we performed last week. It all went well, and Mark and I went out for our usual cup of joe afterwards. Thanks Mark!
A bass player, a lawyer and a preacher go hunting together one day. After a while of not seeing anything, they decide to split up and try to scare something out. Sure enough, a hugh buck jumped out from a bush and all three men fired at the same time. Upon inspecting the buck the lawyer says, "Great, there's only one shot. One of us got him, but we'll never know which one of us."
The bass player says, "I can tell just by looking at the wound, it was the preacher who shot it."
The lawyer says, "Really? How can you tell that just by looking at the wound?"
The bass player said, "It was the preacher's alright. It went in one ear and out the other."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The gig was fine, although they had a fog machine and lasers going all night. Gary Brewer was still filling in for Brian. We left at about 2:45am and drove two more hours home. Ugg.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
So we got on the road (after stopping at the Music Station) at about 1:45pm, and drove. And drove. And drove. And drove. After we hit Peoria, IL, we drove some more. We arrived at the club at 10:00pm (9:00pm Iowa time) and played to a very fun crowd. Gary Brewer filled in for Brian Yarde on drums this weekend, and did a great job. Blues On Grand is a cool club, but it's just so very far from everything.
We stayed in the Fort Des Moines Hotel, which was very nice, got a couple hours sleep and then, yep, you guessed it.
Friday, November 21, 2008
The show went fine, except it was a corporate party, which means nobody was there to listen to music, only to network. We went home a little disappointed, but very full, because Bill Brian and I ate at the Spaghetti Factory before the show.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
They built a staircase leading to over their storage room, so the players have somewhere to go during breaks. Pretty cool.
Mark told this bass talk joke:
A bass player was driving home from a gig when he was pulled over. The officer came up to the bass player's window and asked him to take a breathalizer test. The bass player said he couldn't do it, and when the officer asked why, the bass player said, "Because I have bad asthma, and it would bring on an attack."
So the officer asked him to go down to the station to take a blood test. The bass player said he couldn't do it, and when the officer asked why, the bass player said, "Because I'm a hemophiliac, and I wouldn't stop bleeding."
Then the officer asked him for a urine sample. The bass player said he couldn't do it, and when the officer asked why, the bass player said, "Because I have a UTI and it would be far too painful for me to give a sample."
The officer then asked the bass player to step out of the car to walk a straight line. The bass player said he couldn't do it, and when the officer asked why, the bass player said, "Because I'm too drunk."
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Mark's Bass Talk this week was great:
"A bass player dies and approches the gates of heaven. An angel stops him and says: "You look a little shadey. I don't think we can let you in unless you can tell me two good deeds you've done." The bass player thinks for a minute and says, "Last week I dropped a quarter in one of those bell-ringers buckets, and last summer, I gave a quarter to a homeless guy." The angel says, "Wait here," and goes to see Saint Peter.
The angel tells Saint Peter, "I've got this bass player out here who wants in to heaven. He dropped a quarter in the bucket of a bell ringer and gave a quarter to some homeless guy. What do you want me to do?"
Saint Peter says, "Give the guy his fifty cents back and tell him to go to hell."
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Our portion of the show went great. All was fine, and after theshow, a woman came up to Brian and asked to see his private parts. She was less discrete than I am being. Brian kept his pants on.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The people were great and they danced all night. I think the only person who didn't have enough fun was the one woman who insisted that our next song would be "Kansas City", at the end of every song, all night long. We never played it.
It's like coming home.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
They did drink. $.75 well drinks all night long.
I got home about 5:00am.
Laura Steel filled in for Kristi Lee today. The picture is of Laura, Duke and myself.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Bill and I were both a little groggy from performing in Bedford last night, but we still had fun. The first set was like pulling teeth to get people to respond to our presence. We took a break, ate some brunch, and when we got back up to play, the new people were excited to hear us. Set two was awesome.
Thanks to all the new fans who purchased CDs. Hope you enjoy them.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The club was your average stage-on-one-side/bar-on-the-other kind of place. People were less than excited to see us, but I had a good time, mostly because I hadn't played piano for about a week or so (which is about a week longer than I usually don't play).
We headed home to see our pups and to get about 3 hours rest before performing at Zydecos at 11:00am....