UP WITH UPHOLSTERY
I do love fabric. I got an award in my 8th grade sewing class - I made a pillow that looked like a surfboard. No, this does not make me gay.
Ted and I put some snazzy fabric up in the live room at Smoke and Mirrors - finally covering the one ugly, nasty wall that hadn't been finished. George saw it and said "Exit Stage Left", I guess because it looks like the curtain on the front of everyone's favorite live Rush record. It really does make one side of the room look like a stage... add a stool, a glass of water, and the SM58 on a stand and Belzer could get up there and do five minutes.
The Acquiesce songs are still being mixed at Electric Lady - haven't heard anything yet. They are taking some time away from the studio to prepare for their live show at Bowery (July 7) and to do a few more gigs to raise some funds. Hopefully they will come back in soon - we've still got 9 more songs to do! I feel like we've streamlined the process with them a bit, so we should move a little more quickly.
Preparations for "Tedstock" and the Happy Boy reunion continue. Here's some ideas for a setlist - any thoughts?
Sometimes the Dark
Vegetable Man (really a Sex Circus Star song, but who's keeping track? Me.)
There She Goes Again (Velvets)
When Tomorrow Hits (Mudhoney via Spacemen 3, or is it the other way around?)
Halloween (Dream Syndicate)
Damage (Yo La Tengo)
Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus - this one's for Ken)
Fuzzy Wuzzy (Luna)
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young)
I want to do a long, trippy set with some real dynamics - not the frantic, over in a blur, out of tune sets we did in the past. Ted and I have started practicing... what key was that in again?