I normally don't give in to guilt! But I feel terrible about this boat gig cancellation
thing! Of course once we cancelled it, we got e-mails galore from people who had wanted
to go but hadn't yet bought tickets. How's about we have some other sort of party?
What do you think? Like something after
the CD is ready to be released -
some sort of thing that doesn't involve some big ole bully
pressuring us into selling, selling,
selling. On second thought, that description I just gave sort of describes the music
business, doesn't it? Heh, heh, heh...just call me Ms. Blacklisted.
Anyway, enough of my blabbering. I'm supposed to be talking about what
happened in June. But you know what? I made that rule. I'm the one who
decided "Dear Surfer" was supposed to be a monthly report type thing. So I can break
the rules then, can't I? I can blabber on and on. But then no one would read "Dear Surfer".
Or they'd think I was nuts. So in that case, here goes the report:
First, we didn't make it into the studio, but we have a date set for July 2nd.
We will finish this bad boy soon!!!
We played on Memorial Day at a street fair in Astoria.
I think it was about 90 degrees that day and humid. We played at 1:30 in the afternoon.
Fortunately, our stage was covered so we were in the shade, but I swore I'd die from
asfyxiation because the air was so thick. It was an ozone advisory type of day, the kind of
weather where the public is warned not to go jogging or play soccer or even go outside if
you're elderly or real young.
Those of you who have seen bn9 live
know that when we perform, it's as if we're jogging or playing soccer. We all get pretty
hyped up....well, especially me. The music makes me move, I can't help it. I truly almost
passed out. To those of you who were there - could you tell? Thanks for hanging out. You
guys did NOT have shade! I was truly impressed by YOUR stamina and wonderful support!
And finally, the month of June was a month of 2 new songs! Kim and I wrote one, and - check
this out!! Minoru brought something to the band and we co-wrote the finished product.
More on Astoria - we played there again on the 27th of June. Now THIS was a fun one.
We had a little bit of a struggle getting there because it was booked last minute and
people in the band had other plans, but gig we must, so we did, and what a grand ole time
was had by all. It was another ozone advisory type of day. We played at
4:00 and it hadn't cooled off at all. Early summer. Ick. Thanks to everyone
who came and stayed! We debuted two songs...and I totally forgot the lyrics to
one of them. I honestly think the heat got to my brain.
Finally, we're back at Desmonds! Catch us there on July 9th. And for any of you N'Sync
fans, if you happen to be catching them at Jones Beach in July, stop by First Stage and
see us! We'll have some guest vocalists at both our appearances on July 15th and 16th.
(Good thing we cancelled the boat after all!)
Letters from the past: