fish head cantina
Baltimore was touch and go – we literally arrived at 8P for load in, closed out the night from around 11-12, and drove to DC to stay with Allie at Gallaudet (the top college for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, audiologists and speech pathologists). The show was good, we got a sweet recording of it which I’ll try to get online at some point, and highlights include playing for Allie, her friends, and her mom’s friend Jennifer. Yes in fact we’d have played for about three people if Ms. Wilson hadn’t brought a crew.
- Staying at a dorm is fun. Especially when a bunch of guys all go to the women’s communal bathroom/showers together.
- Staying at a deaf school is intense; you feel really self conscious. What if you pick your nose but it turns out you’re tell someone to eat your boogers? What if you try to wave but it comes out as “F you!”
- Staying at a deaf school means men can be really loud in the women’s communal bathroom/showers cause no one can hear it!
Also of interest – I’ve mentioned how living on the road we sometimes don’t eat enough. Well we’d had one meal that day and I was exhausted before the show. So I bounced out to the van and made a couple of PB&J sandwiches. There’s a reason the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is such a staple in American eating culture: it has almost eve
rything you need. Especially when you slam 100% whole wheat bread and preserves like we do; PB&J’s provide energy, protein, carbs through fruit, nuts, and grains, and they taste great.
LOWERING THE DRINKING AGE
By the way, I’d like to mention how no one gives a crap about our cause of Lowering the Drinking Age. We have not had a single person talk to us after a show about it. It has sparked a couple lively discussions with friends before a show, so it has somewhat accomplished the goal of spreading the word. Plus when we talk about it we get some hearty chuckles from the crowd. But no one has signed up to join the Choose Responsibility campaign and hardly anyone ever glances at their literature on the merch table.
I understand that the majority of the crowds we entertain are over 21 and therefore have little incentive to get involved. I understand that the 21 year old drinking age is not anyone’s highest priority. But isn’t that the problem? Isn’t that the reason we’re out here promoting the cause? Isn’t that why we still have these ridiculous laws and unhealthy traditions in American drinking culture amongst young adults?
It’s more of an interesting observation than a rant, I just got carried away cause its 4AM and I’m freaking tired.
- A “day of rest” in CT
- housekeeping: a new show, moving the NYC show to Thurs, frustrations with booking agents
- putting our EP on sale online. “SOFT LAUNCH” Sunday
- Springfield, MA
- The All Asia Bar in Boston