Puttin' On The Ritz

More sophisticated by the second, etc.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Burlesque Dancing, etc.

Now that Kevin is posting here my comments seem a bit pedestrian, don't they?  I suppose I'll let you be the judge.  We here at Puttin' On The Ritz have been quite busy, and continue to be so for the forseeable future.  We have a show tomorrow night at our home away from home, Tommy's Tavern.  We will be performing with the legendary Homosexuals, but of course we will be closing out the night.  We like to let the big bands open for us.  We will be spending the entirety of the daylight hours in an underground bunker transmitting our tunes to tape, or in all likelihood to some sort of digital medium.  Look out.  Oh yeah, we played another show.

July 21, 2004 -- Tommy's Tavern, Brooklyn
Todd called me at 7:30pm and asked me if we wanted to play after our friends from Ohio, The Party Of Helicopters.  I consented, as I was planning on going to the show anyway (actually, I was supposed to work the door but I got out of it).  We had to borrow their kit which meant running with it from the back room to the front room before the crowd dispersed.  We lost a few, but to make an omelette you have to break some eggs, etc.  Kevin wasn't nearly loud enough for some reason, and me repeatedly yelling at him to play louder seemed to have no effect.  All I could hear was the sound of my own voice, which is an occasionally disconcerting experience.  I mean, I know I have a great voice, I'm just not used to singing unaccompanied in front of people.  To add to the theatricality, Peter had asked me before the show to do at least some of my singing from the bar; so somehow I found myself jumping up and down on it, trying not to fall off and kill myself whilst people were slipping money in my trousers.  I guess you can say we made $2, as that was the only payment we received that evening.


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