Yes, it was a mighty show at Broad Street Cafe, replete with references to “The State” and to sipping from monogrammed buckets into which special sponges had been squeezed after soaking up the melted faces of the audience from the floor. We started a little bit later than scheduled (surprise surprise, rock fans) to accommodate the dinner-hour customers and played the new album in track order. The new album? Yes, the one I’ve been talking about for two years and groaning about for longer. It’s not far off. The songs are done. Artwork and mastering are next. Woohoo.
Anyhow, Luego was next and rocked out, Big Star-style, and then Tripp came on and were we listening to the radio? Maybe, if it was a station that played Good Music. I had a personal pizza and passed the hat. And speaking of hats, this was the first show in years to feature a hat. I’m sure everyone is keeping track and yes, yes, it WAS fun wearing a hat.
Thanks to Alex, Charles, Hugh and Rob for being my band and amplifying my cave paintings into frescoes. I’ll be solo again for a few weeks, then we’re doing a trio show (me, bass, keys) at the Pittsboro General Store on Feb 20. There’s lots of info on the Shows page, but the basics are: next week Nebraska, then Carrboro with Jeff Crawford and Nick Jaeger, then NYC and upstate colleges, then Six Plates in Durham, then General Store with trio, then upstate NY again. See you soon!