Bug Jar Show Report
(June 26, 2009)
The Rochester show was very cool. Worm Quartet, Seth Faergolzia, and I performed at The Bug Jar, which for some reason had an entire kitchen set up on the ceiling, complete with dirty dishes in the sink and food on the plates.
I went on first, and rocked, except for when Longer came on. I missed my queue on the first verse, couldn't recover, and then my mind went blank. I had to stop the song and poll the audience for the lyrics because my brain had completely shut off. Thankfully Shoebox recalled the beginning of the song, prompted me, and I restarted the song and continued rocking.
For the first time I was able to perform Why Are You Friending Me On Facebook in front of the girl who lent her pictures to my video for the song. We staged this picture, which I love, but I just realized while uploading the pictures that it should be the other way around. She should be smiling and excited and I should be brushing her off. Oh well.
Then Seth took the stage. Damn that guy is talented. I don't think I've ever seen anyone sing and play guitar quite like that before. It's difficult to explain, but let's just say that this guy has some impressive vocal control.
Worm Quartet finished off the night with his usual technique of not sucking. I signed The Rabbit Song along with him and banged on invisible drums for Frank's Not In The Band Anymore- which, oddly, earned me a compliment from a real drummer.
After the show I was interviewed by Seriah Azkath for a new DVD he is putting together. He also video taped the entire show and I'm pretty sure some of that footage will make its way to YouTube. When it does I'll post about it. All the photos I have are posted here.
I crashed with Shoebox, who had purchased a box of 1 dozen donuts that were on sale for $1. I had one. Oddly it was about as good as the ones from our local Dunkin Donuts, if that tells you anything about northern New Jersey. I did not give him the 8.3 cents for it.
Then I got 4 hours of sleep and drove back to New Jersey to put in a half day at work. I'm not sure how productive I was. I don't remember too much of it.
Next up, Nerdapalooza!