Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tighten up, boys

Getting tight is priority no. 1 at the moment. Hence, the band is in the midst of playing pretty much every weekend (save a few dates here and there) for the next month and a half.

Last weekend, my long-desired dream came true when we played Johnny D's -- walking distance from my house. Pretty cool, too, considering some pre-show nachos almost spoiled the night. But instead it was just a rollicking good time with our old friends The Shills and Squidda. Those guys rule. We partied afterward. But back to the show, sort of: Highlight of the night was Scott being accused (in a roundabout way) of starting trouble with some Janeane Garofalo protesters across the street at the Somerville Theatre. According to the booker/birthday boy Martin, by way of a Boston Herald beat writer, Scott was looking for trouble with the group upset over her Tea Party comments. Scott was more surprised than anyone upon hearing this story. According to him, he just walked by the theater, and yelled "Janeane." However, when I scanned the newspapers and internet for mention of Scott starting trouble, multiple publications instead spoke of how there were NO protesters, surprisingly, after they had promised to be there. So, who knows what anyone is talking about. From my perspective, for what it's worth, I did NOT see any protesters, but I do know that Todd's drummer made an appearance at Janeane's show.

The next day, we did a private party at the downstairs portion of Copperfield's. It actually ruled -- considerably. I had a feeling it was going to be a good night (even after the refs made yet another officiating flub during a Mavs playoff game, and blew -- or failed to blow -- a call at the end of Game 3), but I didn't think it would be this good. We were relaxed, we actually sounded pretty tight, and we somehow found parking at Fenway just an hour or two after the game ended. A miracle? Maybe. Also, I heard perhaps the loudest crack of thunder I've heard in all my life, and it will remain the bar for all future thundercracks. Check out these party photos. We look like we're partying. And we were.
SET 1: Ordinary Girls / Lights On / Madeline / Research Blvd. / Golden Fleece / Empire Central / St. Anthony / The Devil's Arms / On the Lam / Seek Cover / You'll Be Crying Soon / Marie / Glory Son / I Come From the Water

SET 2: A Hard Rain / Don't Get Me Wrong / Carolyn, Don't Leave Like This / Debts / The Nadir / There's a Reason / Trouble From the Start / Whitewashed / Someday Darling / Valley of Gold / Seasons / Cedar / Shotgun Wedding / Shine a Light

Next up: Dive Bar in Worcester tomorrow and then Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington on Saturday. The latter is a Boston Massacre halftime show. I've got 10 FREE tickets, if anyone wants to go see some roller derby action.

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Anonymous melanie said...

wow, marie!! long time since i've heard that one :)

27 May, 2009 20:04  

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