our show for tarfest at molly malone’s was a nice surprise. the last time i was in that club was at least 6 years ago so i was expecting a really shitty small stage to play on. thank god some things do change, it seems molly remodeled and opened up a whole other room with a great stage in it. the place turned out to be a great room for a gig. when we play in la i usually go home after sound check to chill out. tonight i got back to the club about 30 minutes before we went on. i was able to catch one of the other bands on the bill called the oohlas. they were cool. i had some drinks and hung out outside of the club with my boy adam and his brother. adam’s borhter saw one of our best shows ever in seattle at the crocodile so he had some pretty high expectations for tonigh. unfortunatel for him the show started off rather fucked up – i guess the pa amplifier was turned off for the first song so there werent any vocals – major glitch people. by the second song the club had it fixed as we let loose a great version of “indian ocean” which is fast becoming one of our best live songs. its one of my personal favorites to play. another new song called “get up” is also starting to come of age. it was a fun show. i wish some of my other band mates would share their thoughts with you but they seem to have lost that blogging spirit.
dressing room and rider wrap up: as far as our rider went…well lets put it this way….i was having a good laugh about it will the promoters. i think they thought asking for socks and a bottle of vueve clicquot was a bit too much. umm, i respectfully disagree. that being said i think someone handed me one beer ticket that night. the staff at the club was great however – they let us load in extra early and sound check went smooth. load in was especially nice cos the back of the stage faces the street. there were no problems whatsoever. there wasnt a dressing room but what can you expect from an irish pub – it’s more a bar than a club. no biggy, we live in town so home was our dressing room. im giving molly malone’s a 9 for the easy access and sound check but a 4 in the amenities department so their score averages to a healthy 6.5. brilliant.
saber tooth tiger thanx to:all the tarfest people especially jill ettinger (right) who got us involved. joei from cherry lane for buying me drinks. joe, my bud who always leaves before we finish, and all our friends who we havent seen in a while. have i ever said thanx to chad and yvonne for coming to our shows…thanx you two. chad is in the pic above.
i love it when these idiots play in town because it means less time stuck in the van for me. before the show i got to hang out with cristophe during sound check. i wasnt allowed in the bar but i was there for almost all of sound check till the bastards had fran take me out. during the show fran left me in is truck which he parked in the back of the club. i spent the next couple hours staring and random molly malone employees smoking ad hanging out. during the bands load out i was able to hang out on the street with a bunch of drunk randoms while the band packed up. i was also able to do a shot with lewscious. he’s always full of love after shows when he’s full of booze. i love that guy.