Saturday, November 24, 2012


At our last gig, we played on an outdoor deck. As we were setting up, I looked down and saw this, wedged in the slats of the deck:

Unused, right? Shouldn't it have a wrapper? So...used?
How did it end up here? Was someone dancing super hard?

How does that even happen? WAIT! Don't tell me. Just don't.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's not all pinwheels and candy canes

A lot of our posts are about chronicling our adventures. You learn a little bit about what it's like to be in a band by hearing our stories, and it's a good way for our friends, families and fans to keep up with us. And hopefully, if you're in a band, you can relate to some of the things we do and see.

But not every story can be told in a public forum. There are times when we have experiences that we'd like to rant about, but if we did, we'd likely burn bridges that we might need later. We want to be authentic, and not sound all Pollyanna, like every moment of every gig is a joy to behold.

Can't you just see the rage all pent-up from unexpressed injustices?
She'd have been served by occasionally just saying, "Well, that sucks!"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stir that coffee

Children change things. If you have children, you probably already know this, but it's relevant to bands, even if no one in the band has kids. Because sometimes kids are at your show, and you have to decide if you're going to change your show due to their presence. And sometimes, you make the wrong decision, and it gets...uncomfortable.

I should start this post by pointing out that if we're hired for a "family-friendly" event, and especially if we're told specifically to keep things clean, we comply. We like to get hired more than once, and you've got a better chance of that happening if you don't pull an Ozzy Osbourne and start biting the heads off animals or pulling out your privates on stage.