What a great show last night! I'm not sure what my expectations were for our first full band show, but they were exceeded. I felt like we were fairly confident and tight as a band. This is not to say there is no room for improvement- there always is- but this was a great first show. Here was the set list:
AS YOU WISH
SHALLOW WATER BLACKOUT
SECOND RATE SONG
KIDS PLAYING GUNS IN THE STREET
WHAT'S THE PAST GOT IN STORE
SO FAR AWAY
THIS TIME AROUND
I'll tell you one thing, this show lightened my mood quite a bit. Between having the flu last week and feeling less productive musically, this really gave me some tangible results. I'm not even sure I've actually been less productive, I've just had less actual shows making me feel less productive. This band has been in the works for months now and it was finally a relief to get it out to the public.
My next effort is going to have to be learning some Christmas songs for next Friday's show in Roseville (Boxing Donkey @ 9:30pm.) Any suggestions? Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time?" Michael C. Hall's version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town?" "Jingle Bells" but the "Batman Smells" version? Let your thoughts be known!
Lastly, today I'm going, going back, back to Reno, Reno. It is my return to the Peppermill since the whole High Roller experience. We are going to be hanging out at the Santa Crawl which is a Pub Crawl through downtown Reno tomorrow night. I have a very special costume so I'm sure I'll post pictures. If you thought my Guido/Situation costume was super-weak for Halloween, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by this gem. The effort for Halloween was less this year because we knew we were going up to Reno for this fantastic event.
Have a great weekend and here's to hoping we see plenty of Lovie Smith smiling this weekend!