Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Give it up

Matt is now the only one who has not had a show on his birthday. Last night, Mike rang in his 24th year with a low-key show at Northeastern -- last year, Scott celebrated his 22nd in Cleveland; this July, I celebrated my 23rd at the Paradise; and in May, Matt narrowly missed a show on his birthday when we played a Cinco de Mayo show. Anyhow, happy birthday to Mike, now the second oldest member in band history.

As I've explained before, these college shows are good for money and networking, but can be disheartening. Not really the case last night, as we just kept it loose (perhaps too loose) and fun. We joked around a lot and didn't have much concern for sounding professional, but we needed to blow off some steam, I think. We have been working hard -- and things are about to get a whole lot harder (and more fun). We were at our best at two surprising moments, an impromptu version of "Someday Darling," and a perhaps Toadies-live-performance-inspired version of our old version of "I Come From the Water." Either way, this was one of our better shows at my alma mater -- and one of the most fun.

SET LIST: Nothing On You / Don't Get Me Wrong / Carolyn, Don't Leave Like This / Madeline / Debts / Golden Fleece / On the Lam / Someday Darling / Cedar / I Come From the Water / Shotgun Wedding

I spoke with Todd and he is down for his role as co-producer of our record. Things are looking up. Plus, if I didn't mention before, we confirmed dates in NYC opening for Letters to Cleo on Dec. 11 and our re-appearance at Rodfest this January. Should be good.

Finally, tickets are now up for sale for our big holiday party, Dec. 19 at Church in Fenway. Also on board are Age Rings, Rogue Heroes, and Quixote. We need to schedule a photoshoot for our flyer...I need to get on that. Anyhow, pick up your tickets today!

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Anonymous rob said... todd lewis?..from the toadies...producing you guys?

12 November, 2008 15:16  
Anonymous glenn said...

no, that would be cool, though. todd is todd thibaud, who produced my record.

12 November, 2008 17:24  
Anonymous scott said...

if i am correct, mike is the only member of the band to play TWO birthday shows. last year at the mideast downstairs was the first. matt's got a lot of catching up to do. however so do you since you are the only member of the band who's home state hasn't hosted a cassavettes show. just a little band trivia for everyone out there.

12 November, 2008 17:50  
Anonymous mike said...

I think that middle east show was on November 10th of aught-seven. Not quite my birthday, but REALLY close to. Like, only a day.

12 November, 2008 22:22  
Anonymous scott said...

wait mike is right. on his birthday last year we saw no country for old men. also we caught aj listening to beyonce's "b-day" album which he later claimed was rachel's and acted like he didn't even know who beyonce was. what a twerp!

13 November, 2008 06:46  
Anonymous glenn said...

yes, that was nov 10 -- similar to matt's close miss this year.

13 November, 2008 06:52  
Blogger Chris said...

hahaha aj was listening to beyonce

13 November, 2008 10:49  

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