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Desperate for entertainment?: UPDATE: gig report


wraub

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Hey all. Here's the deal. The band which I have spent the last year or so playing with, and the last couple of months leaving, will be performing our last show together next week.

 

It's next Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8:00 pm, at the

Pussycat Lounge, 96 Greenwich Street at Rector, in lovely downtown Manhattan.

 

$6 admission - 21+ w/ID only.

 

You could attend to see if I play my new Jazz bass and screw up all the fingerings I learned on a 5 string;

You could attend to watch the promised onstage stripper-guitarist interaction;

You could attend just to say hello, or just to see the above mentioned strippers, or with hopes of some sort of band fight;

Or hell, you could even not attend at all.

 

It's really up to you.

I am but the telemetric conduit. Oar something.

 

Have a nice day.

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

edit:show time

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry, I neglected that little bit of pertinence.

Allegedly, it's 8:00 pm, but you know how it works...

 

I'll edit the OP to fix. Thanks.

 

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wraub,

 

I have rehearsal Wednesday for a Saturday show.. have a great gig..

 

I have played at the Pussycat Lounge several times.. always a fun time..

 

many female dancers w/o tops...

 

My favorites are the "non vintage stacked knob" configurations..

I have seen some awesome "sub woofers" there as well

 

Its the only venue I have played where I know exactly where to find my bandmates when break is over...

www.danielprine.com

 

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It's looking to be a "play and dash" kind of situation. I am hearing some sketchy things about the room, the sound, the usual...

 

Nothing like a dive for a swan song. (A swan dive, get it? ) :rolleyes:

There may be a bang. :)

 

Dan-Thanks, have a great one yourself...

Geoff-Thanks due to you, too.

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello all. Here's a few observations on the night:

 

The club is actually upstairs from the bar/strip joint. This means that the traffic for the music club and the strip club don't interact. This can be taken as a good thing, or not.

I took it as a good thing.

 

The sound guy is also the barback/busboy. The cabinets are ancient Marshall 4x12 boxes that sound like you'd expect when you see them.

Maybe worse.

Surprisingly, not fully terrible.

I have played in worse places, at least it was kinda clean looking.

But watch where you sit anyway.

 

It's a big change going from a 24 fret 5 string bass to a 20 fret 4 string bass. It'll keep you on your toes.

The biggest change seems to be in where all the rest of the notes are.

 

The only thing better than playing your last gig with a band on good terms, and leaving 'em with smiles, is playing your last gig with a band on good terms, and leaving 'em with smiles and finding a 10 dollar bill on the way out.

Which I did.

 

The band has already hired my replacement. I am pretty sure that it was the guy I wasn't introduced to, who sat stage front and stared at me the whole time.

I wish him luck and patience.

 

Oh, and strip clubs are just sad places. I can now say I have been in strip joints on both coasts and the midwest, and they are all the same. But they were better when I was drinking...

 

Just some thoughts.

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm betting it was worse than you've described. How little they knew you if they wouldn't introduce you to the next guy.

 

Nice one on the 10spot. It fell out of a G-string, but you just put it in your pocket. I'd have wanted the full CSI treatment.

 

Back to the ugly duckling life.

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

Acoustic Color

 

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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Interesting. Sorry I couldn't make it.

 

Strip clubs are indeed better when you are drinking.

 

I'm playing the same venue in two weeks. What was the bass backline? Sounds like I'm in trouble. ;) I work about three blocks from the club and I'm going to draw my work crowd. Should be interesting, no?

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The bass backline was an old Marshall 4x12 cabinet. You may be in trouble. ;)

I brought my Behringer head and Jazz bass, and it sounded like a bass.

 

3 vocal mics, a mic on the kick and snare only. No mics on guitar or bass cab.

Smallish stage, with a straight drop off the guitarist's side. It was close quarters with a 3 piece band.

Good sized room, though.

 

The stairs are easily managed with bass and head, but a largish cabinet might be an interesting experience solo.

This, of course, need not be an issue for you. :)

 

Alcohol, nudity, and co-workers, huh?

I'll try to make it out to yours...

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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