Thursday, February 05, 2015

Bad Golf

"You can try, but a lot of the time you will fail. That's Guy Malone's motto"

The Outer Space, Hamden, CT

Easy Tiger
Rocky Mountain Way
Lost on Me>
Will of the Working Man>
On The Run>
Tush (1)
So Far Gone> (2)
Baba O' Riley>
Tell My Muse
Ghost (3)
Cold Roses

Show Notes
(1) "Take me to The Outer Space"
(2) Crowd request, with lyrics "it was my mom's birthday"
(3) Crowd request

The Hallowed Roots opened. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Thumbs up, Guy Malone!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Simple Plan of Salvation

"Best shame ever. You're welcome"
-BC, 1/10/2015

The first show of 2015 is going to be hard to top. Playing two storefronts down from the old "CP Greenmore's" (the site of my first GM show), the band was feeling saucy and nostalgic; they treated the crowd to a thoughtful, playful, and well executed 2 sets of tunes (some of which have been on the shelf for quite a while).  After listening back to Shame, 95er>elephants and WYCH?  I can confidently say that this show will stay in my steady rotation for quite a while. It was simply a blast, and I'm really happy to share some of the highlights with my friends.

Set 1
On Your Way Down
Psycho Killer
Tell My Muse
95er> (1)
Elephants on Parade>(2)
Will of the Working Man>
On the Run> (3)
Tush (4)
Lost on Me>
Saturday Night Something
The Lady
Sticks and Stones (5)
Easy Tiger

Set 2
Won't You Come Home?
Too Much (6)
Bring it on Home
John's Camera
Theme to "Home Improvement" (7)
Holy Ghost
Character Zero
Third Personality

Show Notes
(1) Last played 4/9/2011
(2) Son of Dad shoutout
(3) Complete version
(4)"Take me to the Marquee"
(5)Played for Mikey
(6) Featuring Matt C on bass and Isaac on lead vocals
(7) Last played 11/20/2010
Debut show at the Marquee. No bass fires were reported at this show.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Wasn't Leaving Anyway: A Retrospective

It's hard to believe I first saw this band in 2002.  They had an odd name, used virtually no vocals, and covered the theme song to "Home Improvement". And I was into it. If you had told me then that a decade later I would be writing sentences like "Strap on your ramble tits" on a public forum, I just might have believed you.  
Flash forward 12 years and the name stuck. Song lyrics now involve a PGA golfer's dick, Ted Danson, and telling hurricanes to fuck off.  The cover song list has expanded to "Hosanna in the Highest" and "American Ladders and Scaffolds". That, my friends, is called evolution.  I'll raise my glass to 2015 and hope it's as good as the last 12 years have been. Much appreciation to the bands for everything!
Some extra presents below for all to enjoy. Sending peace and love to everyone this holiday season. Happy New Year!

2014 Leftovers! 

Bravo, 2014!