Retirement is a Requirement
As I sat at the bar on Saturday afternoon waiting for musicians to arrive (and, yes, many were horrifically late for load-in), I had to do a double take as a white-haired gentleman and his wife rolled in and took the barstools on my left. My initial reaction was, "Holy shit, that is some vibrant color on that old guy's 3/4-sleeves." And then I simply realized that he was wearing one of those All-Gain-No-Pain tattoo sleeve t-shirts. Ordinarily, I would scoff and sneer at anyone who wants to "try out" the sleeved look and lifestyle, but I came to realize that these garments are totally acceptable on those under 6 and over 60 years of age. Especially if said 60 year-old sits in the front row of a 2 hour music performance in a dark club while wearing a giant pair of Foster Grant wrap-around sunglasses.
So, if you didn't make it to the show on Saturday, I've got some video footage up on YouTube from a cross-section of performers at the Lapdance Academy Saturday Saloon Salon Series:
- Sam Barron performing "Dead Flowers"
And also let me add that Dogs of Winter will be opening for West Virginia's stoner-metal trio Karma to Burn at the Sub Rosa Party in Danbury, CT this evening at 10pm. If you live in Fairfield county, this is a show not to be missed (you didn't hear it from me, but we'll be covering some Ride The Lightening era Metallica)!
I'll be playing a solo set this Sunday 4/26 at Mr. D's in Yonkers at 7pm (you know you've made it when you're playing a bar near a horse-racing track).
The Dags will also be playing a stripped-down acoustic set next Tuesday 4/28 at Corio (a burlesque joint in TriBeCa) and back at full, ear-bleeding volume again next Friday 5/1 at Sub Rosa Party, because we just can't get enough of that sex-a-licious Danbury music scene.
And with that... I should probably get back to rehearsing.