Saturday, May 26, 2012

My clothes hate me

Why does this keep happening? Once again, my clothes threatened to derail a show for me.

As you may remember, a few weeks ago, a pair of pants I never did anything to almost committed suicide at a show, presumably for the sole purpose of embarrassing me. I chalked it up to the pants being too old for my rock n' roll lifestyle.

But last night, a brand new shirt attacked me.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review of Reverbnation

One of the things that bands have to do in the 21st century if they want to actually be working bands is maintain an online presence. Label bands have someone to manage all that for them, but those of us responsible for driving our own bus (or van or hatchback), have to tackle the Interwebs ourselves.

Our band has chosen a few different platforms to spin our web from the tons that are out there. This blog is hosted on Blogger, and we have a Facebook page, but the real anchor for our virtual presence is Reverbnation. We’ve been on the site for a while now, so I thought I would post a review of our experience so far.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Did my driveway sign a release?

One thing I've learned since moving from the suburbs into the city a few years ago is that our neighborhood in the city is way more interesting. Don't believe what you see on Desperate Housewives - suburbia just can't match the random stuff that happens when you live in the city.

Take Wednesday for example. We had just finished rehearsal at our house and were hanging out in the front yard with Joe. As we talked a couple of girls passed by on foot. We didn't recognize them, and they seemed a little sketchy and like they were moving kind of fast, maybe a little nervous. So, Johnny said hello, which seemed to throw them. As I said: nervous.

They walked past us, then stopped two houses down and just seemed to hang out in the street. Um...okay. After a few minutes, we started to go in the house, and Joe got in his car to leave, and they ran up to Joe's car.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

First EP sale!

The ink is barely dry on our new EPs, and we have our first sale! I know what you're thinking - we said the release is June 1, so how is it possible we already have a sale? Well, we got the hard copies, the actual CDs, in yesterday afternoon before our gig at Stompin Grounds Coffeehouse and Cocktail Lounge, so we took some with us, and it just so happened that super fans Chris and Laura Irwin were there so...they got the first copy!

Super Fans Chris and Laura Irwin with Copy #1 of Sex & Coffee!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pants of betrayal

We had two gigs this weekend - our monthly gig at Junior's Grill and Icehouse in Round Rock, and a Cinco de Mayo gig at Pluckers Wing Bar in Killeen. Now, you might think that the more interesting gig of the two would be Pluckers since it was a holiday gig and it was in a town we don't play very often.

It's fun to play new venues, and Pluckers had a nice stage. We made some new fans (Bonnie, the Realtor, you have the best smile and energy we've seen in a long time!), we ate some great food, and we liked our time slot of 2-6pm. Afternoons can be rough since people aren't always in a rock n' roll mood at 2pm, but it worked for us, because we didn't have to be up early, and we could be home at a decent hour, despite the 1.5 hour drive to Killeen, which was nice since we'd played the night before.

However, all that said, Pluckers was not as interesting to me as Junior's the night before. Because at Pluckers, I was fairly certain that my butt was going to stay firmly tucked away inside my pants. I could not say the same thing at Junior's.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I feel the need...the need for speed!

I kinda feel like this lately:

(image property of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Things are busy and moving fast, but ohhhhh, I'm havin' fun! (Also, I think protective headgear is very important.)

We've been gigging a lot, we've all been working alot at our various jobs, AND we've been recording a new EP that we're very excited about. I've posted a lot about our recent gigs, and I've whined about my work hours, but I haven't said much about the EP.

I haven't intentionally been mum about it - it's just been a very long process, and I didn't think to say much about it as we've gotten into the final stages of putting it together. But we're almost there, and we passed a big milestone this week, so I thought I'd give you, loyal readers, the scoop. (Oh, and if you read my last post, or you follow us on Facebook and have already seen the pictures of our parade gig, and you were expecting to read about that, I'll write about that next. See? So much goin' on, man!)