Well, well, well. brick mower forges on. and on. and on. Last weekend (2/12 and 2/13) we played two shows with our part-time, fill-in drummer, and new friend, Mike Kessell. Mike's played in such bands as The Jaywalkers and Mellow Maniac. To pad his resume a little more, Mike is a fantastic drummer and we were happy to have him on board in Trenton and New York. He also doesn't mind eating delicious Eastern cuisine, which you shouldn't either!
I'd like to thank Scruff again, via blog, for having us out in Trenton. The Tea and Whiskey were awesome. Also, The Break Evens played a set they deemed practice-worthy due to certain band member inebriation. However, I had a blast watching them and felt a bit of the old "should I jump on stage to scream a line or two" during their cover of "Flip Your Wig." Also, K. Gogan and I had to dig our car out of a snow bank, by hand, on a side road in Trenton. Christ, South Jersey got hit with snow!!! (D.C. is still diggin out!) Even saw a cop car ramming into the back of another cop car, just to try to get the one car out of a snow drift. WILD TIMES IN OUR STATE'S CAPITAL!
For Saturday's show, I'd like to thank Kelli, Charles, Dave, and the lovable D.A.R.E-to-be Andy of Savantes. They asked us to play this show at Otto's Shrunken Head in Manhattan. The bar is possibly the only one in Manhttan I've played that I actually like. And Savantes were fucking amazing as always. Parking was a bitch due to snow and Saturday nights in NY. I think I walked 3.5 miles that night, back and forth to the car, but damn are my thighs looking hot! YOUCH. Also, I wear a size 13 shoe. That night, as I exited, I spotted a pair of kicks outside the bar. Naturally, I eyed them up, peaked inside, and found them to be a 13! Hence, I took them. I can't even fucking find that size in the store half the time. But the streets of New York, of course. Needless to say, they sit in my trunk now. Has anyone ever seen that Twilight Zone episode called "Dead Man's Shoes"? Oh well, the title says it all. One of those predictable TZ episodes. I don't want to become a plot point.
OK. Goodbye. We're playing @ The Charleston in Brooklyn with Savantes on K.'s b-day, 2/26/10. Show starts at 7pm. Come out and say hello to all of us, as well as Happy Birthday to those involved in being birthed. Dave from Savantes will be playing drums for us, so we are pumped.