Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stacking up

So, here's the plan. Why play one place every once in awhile, and hope for people to remember you're coming at some point, when you can go back to a place with regularity and have folks expecting you? That's the grand scheme, and we're hoping to enact it at a few different spots. A key point is New London, Ct., believe it or not, where we played last night, and where we put the pressure on -- "once a month," we told the booker repeatedly. He concurred.

If we could get down to New London once a month, it'd be great (we always have a good time there). We have devoted fans there, and The Oasis still ranks as one of my favorite places to play (even if we had a bit of an odd time last night, with some sickness amongst the crew). But being out with regularity would tighten the band up, and help us build a crucial following. We have plans for New London, Worcester, and possibly somewhere else. We'll see what happens. But why change a good thing? Sure, we can play other places, but if the crowd knows where you're going to be, and what to expect, then aren't they more likely to come out? That's the hope.

Anyhow, last night did have a somber note (besides the aforementioned sickness): Pat's streak of flipping off the stage ended. Well, sort of. He still SORT OF did it, but there wasn't the enthusiasm of previous visits. Must be the frigid weather. Or something.

SET LIST: A Hard Rain / Don't Get Me Wrong / Carolyn, Don't Leave Like This / Lights On / On the Lam / Nothing on You / Cedar / I Come From the Water / Shotgun Wedding / Shine a Light

Also, Worcesterite has this post promoting our show there last week (you can also check out our post here). All the posts are quite nice, and we appreciate them, and one reader brings up a very good point...
We played with Cassavettes like a year ago, and thay were really good. That being said, I really don't get all that "Americana" hype about them. They just seemed like a regular-ass rock band to me, albeit a very good one.

Yeah, we don't get it either!

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