was a rather quiet month for blue number nine. Marco, Jack and
I got together one night and came up with two new song ideas.
Haven't worked them out yet... they're still on the mini disk,
but eventually, I'll get to it. We were going to start recording
a new album, but I feel like we need more material, and anyway,
there's no rush.
we're going to make a DVD instead... we have footage from many
shows, and we also have the "URBAN THEATER" performace
& interview, which is just great. Authoring DVD's is time
consuming, though! So I have to find the time, or I may be getting
the 17th, BD Lenz played with us again at a venue called THE OPUS
THEATER. This theater is amazingly cool & beautiful and they
serve decent food and reasonably priced drinks. Thank you to all
who came out. I wish there had been more people... what a great
place. BD Lenz booked the night - his trio played first, and then
he joined us for a set. It was fun to play with Morgan and Camari
again. Camari's back in NY - she's upstate, but she lives closer
than she did when in Columbus, OH!
And really, that's it! Well, I sang
backups for Doreen Younglove on the 16th, which was a blast, and
BOX OF CRAYONS (http://myspace.com/1boxofcrayons) came to Concussion
Studios and we recorded 6 songs. I sang backups and played flute
on a few. It sounds great, so far. If you visit their MySpace
page, the first song was recorded here, by me.
Meanwhile, Marco is working on 2007
dates. It looks like we will have one last show in NYC on January
27th, a Saturday, so I really hope New Yorkers will come see us
one last time. I know that sounds doomy & gloomy, but honestly,
I don't see any point in playing in these NYC clubs. The person
who booked us basically threatened that if we don't have 50 people
at the show, we will never play the venue again. Nice, right?!
I guess the rent is so expensive for venues in NYC that they simply
don't know what to do to stay in business. This venue, Crash Mansion,
is fantastic. Doreen's show was at Crash Mansion. I don't understand
why the place isn't packed all the time. Food is served, the place
is cozy, comfy and nice and the sound system is excellent and
not too loud. My conclusion is that even though millions of people
live in NYC, live music is not a preferred form of recreation.
I can't change that! Sure, there are places, I've heard, that
draw crowds consistently. I don't know if there are bands who
draw crowds consistently. It seems unlikely, but I could be wrong.
So, I'm hoping Jeff Witt will join
us on keys, we'll have Morgan and Camari and Karyn on guitar.
That's my hope! I'll keep you all posted. Please write it on your
calendar! We should see 50 faces in the audience, not because
we were given rules, but because it is a nice place and we will
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Now it's holiday time. I'm already sick of Christmas songs. Did
they start earlier than usual this year, or is it my imagination??
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