Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
These guys more than any band in recent memory channel the Beach Boy sounds, but not just the mid 60's Beach Boys, but their early 70's output as well. At the same time they have put a modern spin on their music and have come up with an original and melodic and interesting set of songs that I can't stop listening to!
If anyone is interested, you can download the entire album right here!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Isn't it enough that we provided entertainment for free? They have the nerve to charge us to boot? Besides being demeaning, its just plain wrong and goes against every show business tradition, don't it?
So there we were with actual fans inside waiting to hear us and Joey and Rich (rightfully) won't pay to enter the club! Scott, not wanting to cause a scene simply paid for the four of us but the tone was set.
Maria was equally shocked at these turn of events. She brought along one of her music business associates to hear us and I'm sure from her point of view this small bit of controversy was not welcome.
To make matters worse, the other musicians waiting to audition were all either Death Metal or lame acoustic fags. Luckily we used our outrage at the situation to show the other balloon fest candidates how to actually sing a song! Damn kids (and some of them were like 14!) wouldn't know a real song even if Sinatra came in and gave a lecture!
Enough. It's done. The promoter loved us (or so he said) so (according to Maria) we got the damn Balloon Festival.
But at what cost?
Saturday, June 7, 2008
When we arrived there we found the place filled with people. Walking around, we discovered many levels of bars, performance rooms and places to hang out. The main room (where we were originally shceduled to perform) was awesome; great stage, tons of people doing their Manhattan thing.
We later discovered that we were "moved" to a lower level bar because they had booked an opening act with more draw than us. The lower level bar (Tap Room) was EMPTY!! The room was booked with four acts; 7:30 8:30 9:30 & 10:30 with us slated for the 9:30 slot. The two bands (and I use the term loosely) that preceded us were, in a word, PATHETIC! Boring acoustic duos who couldn't write themselves out of a paper bag!
Somehow before we started the room filled up a (little) bit and ironically we did our finest set EVER to an almost empty space! Go figure...
The band on for the 10:30 slot actually sounded OK but waiting till the end of the night to get paid wound up being torture. Especially after checking out the tons of people milling around the main room and wishing we were there instead of the "basement".
After talking with the paymaster I was told that we were the only band to bring in paying customers and subsequently to get paid ourselves; Twenty Whole Dollars!
That's show biz.