I’m home sick, fighting off whatever this cold/flu bug is that’s been going around, and since I’m otherwise worthless at the moment, I figured I’d peck out this update a few days early. Besides, it’s already a truncated month anyway.
Nashville>Terre Haute>Nashville: We made it. Sure, a deputy sheriff tried to run us off the road as we approached Evansville on our return trip, maybe because he didn’t like the sight of me putting ice in my coffee at the gas station, or the hat & earmuffs(seriously..thanks, Aunt Charla)I was wearing…I don’t know…but we made the frozen Kessel Run in just under 12 parsecs with zero casualties and only minor frostbite.
Since then, I’ve opened up a shared folder via Dropbox that allows us to collectively evaluate the worthiness of the many songs already demoed for album #7(Well, technically we’ve got 4 LPs and 3 EPs, but I don’t know how to make that math shake out, so we’re just gonna refer to it as #7 for the time being, OK?), and we’ve settled on the first pair we’ll be working up and taking into the studio to give a full treatment to. Suffice it to say, it is our intention to avoid having a 3-year gap between releases this time around, a la ‘Dream In Stereo’(2015) to ‘Ten & 2’(2018). It’s also looking like we might branch out a bit on this one, and maybe mess with the recipe a smidge. Don’t worry, we’re not going off the deep end, just shaking the tree some to see what falls out.
When we’re not in the “beat laboratory”, we’ll be running up the mileage on our van with the following stops in between(NOTE: PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE EVANSVILLE, INDIANA DATE, AS IT’S NOW AN EARLY SHOW AND THE DETAILS HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY.):
FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST - JOHN BROWN’S ON THE SQUARE - MARION, IL 9PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND - BOKEH LOUNGE -
EVANSVILLE, IN 6-9PM
(Joshua Ketchmark opens)
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH - CITY WINERY - ATLANTA, GA 6:30-8:30PM
(Joshua Ketchmark/Denny Smith solo acoustic sets)
SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH - THE HIGH WATT -
NASHVILLE, TN Doors 8PM/Show 9PM
Lineup(first-last: Red Wine Hangover, The Great Affairs, Generation Down)
FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH - SCRUFFY CITY HALL -
KNOXVILLE, TN (start time TBA)
(Supporting Every Mother’s Nightmare)
Check our “CALENDAR” page or “Bands In Town” for more dates beyond 4/5. We’ll be posting a few things soon, including some additional solo acoustic dates.
OK then, I shall now resume wandering listlessly about the house, and blasting ‘More Of The Monkees’ in honor of the late Peter Tork(RIP).
Be good to each other,
The Great Affairs