Mass Bro-mantic

Aug 25 2008

Calling all Reeboks,

I’ma write a recap of the Bazamente tour: Twas a pleasure, I picked up Capt B on the Fri before the Brisbane show. Cept fer Melbourne all these places were gonna be new to us both so there wuz some ‘citement in the heir~apparent. As we were doing whole shebang on a budget I had some last minute odds’n’sods to tie up so we went round to Kinko’s fer some lama. (you might be ondering’wa, “Why is this idiot writing this recap like this?” but in actual fact I’m doing ya’ll a favor. Yer wanting to know how the tour went and I’m tryin to give the write idea, we spoke alot with abbreviations, almost liminal you could say). Anywho while Kinko’s wuz processin my commilz-nandz me & Baza went round to a pub across the way and chatted. It really set the feel fer the whole 10 days as really, we got things done & chilled. I wuz grateful I’d put the hours into the prep as we really could just enjoy hanging and seeing spots all around A-U-S, one beautiful kuntry tis-a-fe

the Brisbane show was off the biscuit ya’ll. Beautiful room (Troubaduor), excellent folk, & lovely people there. In hindsight I personally couldn’t have asked fer a better show to kick it off, the sound guy Marty wuz awesome and the people were very kind (& patient?) listenin to my set. Someone had passed on advice about openin shows, keep it short and sweet, people ain’t there to see you. I’d like to think i didn’t that to decent extent but sorry if I wore out m’welcome in yer town. It was Dave’s first visit and folks were amped but respectful and patient and I appreciated it. I’m just getting back on the horse after some down time and ya’ll made me feel awful good.

When Dave came on it was a nice feeling in the crowd, folks knew the words, and we’re really soaking in the neu tunes. His voice is one unique instrument that you can tell he’s really honed. I worked the merch desk most nights and time and time again over the shows I found many a kind folk came up and commented how how it resonated. I passed on the love to Capt B that it wuz all so well received. He’s one dude you love to see smile, I smile just thinking bout it.

The way the shows were set up was a Sat in Brisbane and then a few days off til the next on Wed in Sydney. The only thing that came between the whole time we were together was a mistress that fer now, we’ll call “Mrs Sodoku.” Fer instance, say I’m feeling insecure about my waist size the day after playing, I’d ask Dave fer some positive reasssurance about my appearance and all I’d hear wuz “No, not 7, can’t be 3 cuz that’s in the vertical…” and so forth. I’ll include a picture below of said excitement as we waited on a cab.

Brisbane Mistress Sodoku

After a banging leisurely breakfast and some quality caffeine we headed south back to the S-Y-D. Staya tuned!

August Tour w/ DAVID BAZAN

Jul 20 2008


Eye of the tiger in Unit 10

May 16 2008

I have a new neighbor across the hall. i met her when she nearly beat down my door speaking in this kinda yelping/laughing voice about something that had her very bothered. This new vernacular then got me excited and it kinda felt like we were starting a verba conga line of sorts… so I cross the hall. Now anyone who’s ever lived in apartment’s knows the pleasure of seeing how little others have done up their place and how drab it is by comparison, however this sweet’n’low addict made my place feel like a soup’d up cardboard box. After noticing the impressive thread count of her new carpet I was alerted to her blaring fire alarm. I grabbed the first towel I saw which, to my chargrin was quite damp, and proceeded to flop it enthusiastically and with a smile.

Crisis behind us we shook hands and I made my way home to el bario. I didn’t notice Miss Unit 10 owns a piano. Since then though I been kindly made aware at around 7 am each morning when she begins to practice. I’m an early riser so this doesn’t bother me in the least. However I beginning to pick up that , like myself, she’s not the most accomplished of players. This detection was made when, fer the 7th straight morning/evening in a row she literally played the beginning of “Eye of the Tiger” fer an hour. And sad to say as we round the corner into week #3 she’s still not hacking the Rocky-inspiring melody. So I’ve decided to learn the melody myself and “battle” her, kinda like Eminem’s early days on the mic. I’ll keep all posted… Apologies, I know this is a non-music post but while I’m readying everything fer the Australian release of “Whilst” I wanted to touch base with all you insatiable listeners out there.

hang loose dudes!