Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thanks to everyone to came out to the Tractor last night!

It was a sold out show, and we had quite a bit of fun up there. Happy Birthday to Miss Maimie Lavonna the Exotic Mulatta. And apologies to all those who couldn't get in.

Anyone have anything to report from the show?

12 comments:

Hunter said...

Only that I'll be remembering to leave earlier next time I go to a show :(

Rob said...

There was drunk girl who was confused by my t-shirt, which had a broken ASCII heart on it. She drew on my chest with her finger, and didn't respond when I asked what she was doing.

Pete said...

My favorite part was when you guys played that song. And the second beer I had was pretty good, too. But the first one wasn't that great. But the second one was good, so that's OK, I guess.

Anonymous said...

there were lots of cute girls there

Anonymous said...

Please listen carefully: I am a fan but you guys need some tough love. And good advice. So since you asked.... 1) Please learn to make a set list that is appropriate to the venue, if you're playing a club where we are all standing to watch you then please play more fun upbeat danceable numbers and limit the lovely slow ballads. 2) Please stop playing She's an Angel. A band should cover a song for two reasons only: you do it better than the original or so radically different that it's practically reinvented. Your version is redundant (yes, we know you guys are inspired by TMBG, we get it already) and it's not all that good. However, your version of Final Countdown is amazing and should be played more often. 3) Play the songs we'd like to hear, not just the ones you're not tired of playing. 4) Fix that trumpet or practice that trumpet more. Or both. Otherwise get rid of it. 5) I still love you guys.

Rob said...

I really liked the setlist and was glad to hear a lot of Delaware songs and ballady numbers. I have never ever felt disappointed by an "Awesome" show. Also you got a really good response I thought.

Kirk said...

i think commenter #5 brings up some great points. every time we make a set list, we do indeed think about where we're playing and the bands we're playing with. i think we played maybe only 1 slow song (cold water tune), most likely picked because we were playing the tractor, and we thought "hey, it's a country place and that's our country song" and also "hey, we almost never play this song, so this is a good chance to dust it off". sure, there's a trade-off because we could have played a faster song, but really it's just as much about us having a good time as it is for the audience. we were all enthused about playing it, and i feel like when we're into it, then it helps make a better show. plus it's not like we stick to sets come hell or high water, you know? in fact, midway through the set we dumped a slower song (city) because we could feel that need for an energy boost. so we played robot ghosts instead. and even though we hadn't rehearsed it, it went over quite well. or it seemed to. those people could have been yelling about obama-clinton. personally, i always want to know how a show sounds, or how it went. as you probably know, we're not a coke and hooker band (except for rob), so it really is about the songs and the performances, and having a good time sharing the space with the audience. a good live music show is a communal event, and everyone should feel connected to it. and short of bringing a suggestion box to our shows (which is simultaneously hilarious and mortifying), this is probably the best forum where a fan/friend/mom/mayor nickels can post ideas, feedback, suggestions, etc. to make our events live up to that potential. we essentially asked for it in this post, and i welcome further replies to future gigs. so thanks.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a very well crafted set list and actually commented on that fact to friends after the show

Basil said...

Unofficial and unenforceable "Awesome" blog Rule:

Anonymous posts are no fun. Either pick a good pseudonym or use your real name. We're not gonna hunt you down or anything and we don't hold grudges. Much.

My Nuts said...

Hey, you're the Bailiff, not Sargent at Arms. You don't own me.

Basil said...

'Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian; a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed. Bailiffs are of various kinds and their offices and duties vary greatly.'

You hear that?? DUTIES VARY GREATLY!
Eat it!

Kirk said...

I'm going to start calling you "The Custodian"

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