This club was a lot smaller than last night and the mixer was only like
12 channels, so I was thinkin' about just dancin instead of tapin. I
decided to just put the thing by the T-shirts since Gadston didn't care.
I didn't expect mucsh, cause you usually gotta be closer up to get a
strong signal. And I usually have to fool with it a lot too make sure I
have a good level and change discs at the right time.(it holds 74 min.)
Somehow it got a freakishly hot signal without distorting and this tape
beats every faith no more, every bungle, and evry mazzy star tape I've
ever made. It beats every beatles tape and evry beat manifesto tape. It
beats hard and has beats by deion in alcholic that weren't never ever
there before. New keyboards in ugly, too.
This was a better concert than I'll ever see again. I know I said that
last night, but we got stuff we didn't get from the 9:30 club such as
HOUSEWORK, problems, metermaids, and a new new song in the form of a jam
that had great trombone and sax solo's.
The intro this time was ME! and 3 interesting and beautiful women.
Angelo had us model the T-shirts, he took some pictures of us too, so
maybe we'll be on unutted soon.
Gadston was takin in some info about the minidisc format. He decided
he'll probably look into buying one.I like that. I like that shit,
knowing that people are looking for progressive formats. and right as I
was telling him how I sold all my CD's cause MD's don't scratch. Angelo
started yelling "what the FUCK!" It was his CD skippin' on the PA.
During Alcoholic the shit hit the fan, there was an incident. It started
out with angelo swiming over to the bar and ordering a shot of Tequilla
just as the punk section started. Just after that, security kicked a man
out for somethin. When Moore got back to the stage, he dropped the mic
and took off through the side door.ooohhh it was sure a rough situation.
The band got to the end of the song without him as 3 dudes held him back
trying to push him back into the club as he grabbed for the ejected
person, just out of reach.
He came up the stairs sadder than I've ever seen a person. My respect
for him reached new hieghts. He finally came to the mic, and talked to
us for 6 minutes, still very damn sad and told us the story of him
getting arrested in florida for a simmilar "testicality".
Anyway a lot of the people in the audience tonight seemed to be there
because fishbone did a song with black street. Y'know and I suspect they
were into r&d/rap. Check it out, it was so cool how those people were
reacting. They were kind checkin out what us fans in the pit were doin'
and not smikin at us or nothin. At first they were lookin' like "I
didn't know black people did this." Later, it got to the point that they
were slamin' in a little. See, I like that shit too. I like that shit a
NOW, I get to go get a shit job 'till january/school!!
I know it was four days ago now, but I thought I would write my
impression of the Baltimore show at The Vault. It was incredible (as
usual)! It always seems that the most recent Fishbone show is always my
favorite, but this one was exceptionally tight. They had more of a mix
of old and new (Reality and after) songs. My friend Kevin and I got to
speak to Spacey T before their set and he warned us that it would be a
great show and he was right. He added some great new guitar especially
on "Housework." Angelo just tore into every song ferociously. I don't
know how he keeps up that level of energy for every song, every night.
Dirty Walt was as cool and laid back as Angelo was in your face. And I
think Norwood was even funkier than usual which is saying a lot.
My only problem with the show was the curfew in Baltimore. It seems like
the band didn't know about it until right before the encore. I wish one
of the opening bands could've been cut since there were three of them
instead of Fishbone not getting to play the full encores. When I saw a
set list, I realized what I missed - at least 6 more songs including
"Godzilla," "Maskeraid," and "Deep Inside." But I am by no means
complaining that I didn't get my money's worth. The show exceeded all
expectations, even after having seen them 10 times previously.
I also got to meet Rob, Amber and Gaston so here is my shout out to all
of them and a question - Did you guys (or anyone else at these shows)
notice more of a sense of unity within the crowd? Kevin mentioned how it
seemed that we didn't have to deal with the usual number of assholes
that you find at any show. And there was a really good vibe at the
place. I guess the P.M.A. really took over. I like it!
I'm glad to hear that the rest of the tour went well. I am jealous that
the New Yorkers got to hear "Pray to the Junkiemaker" and "The Goose"
and I didn't. But that just gives me something else to look for on the