December 25th, 2006

The joyful day!

Saturday night at Mars Cafe

The show went pretty well ... Joe Kinser opened, he does kinda rootsy stuff, and was a lot of fun. He also plays standup bass, so he and I are going to talk.

Brad Roth went next. He had reimagined some of his older stuff, and played most of my favorites. Brad and I go back years and years. I was the drummer in one of his bands back a couple 100 years ago, and we haven't played a show together in a couple of decades.

My set went ok. It being Brad's show (he booked it) he called the order and decided to go in the middle. It would have been better if he had gone last as a lot of the audience left after his set.

My set ...

Rockaway Beach (Ramones)
In Crosby Park
Trophy Wife
Color Of Your Eyes
Band My Bald Spot
Nice Guys
How Can I Miss You

I had some problems with my right hand. This was the first show I had played standing up in a bit. I think that with the weight loss I need to rethink how I hold my guitar and how long the strap is. I did about half of the set with the thumb pick. That and I need to play more acoustic guitar and less electric.

There was a get together after, and I got to hang out with some friends who I don't see often enough. All in all a nice evening. Even sold a couple of CDs
The joyful day!

Holiday on film

So, seeing as how I am on my own this weekend, I have spent a lot of time watching movies ... Last night was the Discovery Channel's brilliant documentary on this years Everest attempt. Just stunning and frightening and enlightening. Before and after that it was various Monty Python episodes and bits, and today it is the extended dance remix of King Kong. Later, who knows. Any recommendations of stuff that is on TV ???