Tuesday, April 29, 2008

... Went From Smoking Base To Playing Bass (And Back Again...)


Next weekend brings about the fact that I have to strap on the bass guitar and play an actual real live rock and roll show. Of course I am still In the throes of writing songs for a new album called SPACE BAR, but also on the side I have been playing IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES songs with a band yet to be named; but for now we will just call us THE CHOOCHES.

The band consists of some folks I have played with before. REPETE is not only one of my best friends, but we have also played in various guises for going on 15 years now- most notably THE LUCKY STIFFS from 1994 to 2003. We came out right smack in the middle of the Grunge days and sounded like it. DEANO the singer used to drum in THE STIFFS during the later days, and I love the fact that he's grabbed a microphone. JAKE the drummer also plays in SPECIAL ED AND THE SHORTBUS, a local bluegrass group that took a recent GALAX FIDDLERS CONVENTION FIRST PRIZE. JAMES our lead guitarist runs a local HIP HOP LABEL. A Stoopidgroup of sorts, we started jamming together over the winter months about once a week. Now we are finally ready to play a few shows, the first one being next weekend at THE TRIPLE, a pool hall on West Broad Street.

I reckon we will be playing with BROWN SABBATH who are some good friends as well, and they play... well Black Sabbath songs.

So There you have it. Two cover bands on one stupendous evening. Hope you can come.

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