It’s Memorial Day Weekend as I type this, and thus still May, making it a technically premature June update, so please allow me to apologize in advance if something happens to occur in the next few days that perhaps may have warranted inclusion. While I’m fairly confident that the brief remainder of month before us will yield little in the way of band activity that could be deemed news-worthy, it IS our bassist Matt Andersen’s birthday today, so who knows what kind of prosecutable shenanigans he might get himself into before that calendar page gets peeled back.
Birthday celebrations aside, there’s really not much to speak of at the moment. We played a could of shows in Illinois this past weekend, an acoustic gig in in Delavan, IL, that saw us attempt a quickly-aborted run through the KISS klassic “Let’s Put The X In Sex”, and our first swing at playing “Miss America” from ‘Dream In Stereo’ since we tracked it. I think that one might warrant a proper effort to work up for future acoustic shows, while any KISS we decide to tackle should most surely be culled from their more quality 70’s-era output….which isn’t to say that Paul’s riding crop and leather girdle, or Gene’s wig in that video weren’t top notch, because they were. Clearly.
Our Chicago date introduced us to a man who informed Kenny he used to be a drummer, until he lost his arm. He must’ve had three at some point, because he was clearly sporting two, and neither appeared to be a prosthesis. We’re still trying to sort that one out.
Other than those dates, working up tunes for our Tom Petty tribute slot on the 23rd, and ongoing efforts to piece together new material; some of which we’ve been wringing out at these shows, I’ve just been locked up in Pastry Park, getting the demos together for my next record, circulating the potential contenders to my players and “consultants”, and hopefully weeding out any duds, before we commit to actually commencing the proper recording process.
As for gigs on the horizon, here’s what we’ve got on deck(details TBA on MusicTree Fest…we don’t have our slot info yet)……
Monday or Tuesday, June 5th or 6th?? - Music Tree Festival, Manchester, TN
Friday, June 16th - The Crowded House Madisonville, KY
Friday, June 23rd - Wicked Good Clarksville, TN (Tom Petty Tribute set)
Saturday, June 24th - The 5 Spot Nashville, TN (w/Lights Of Marfa, The Notion, Inward Of Eden)
OK then, it’s Summer in Tennessee, so I’m gonna go kill a beer, and enjoy the weather before it turns on us….