Friday, October 22, 2010

Paul Pot's Sixth Anniversary Open Mic

Thanks to everybody who came out for the 6th annual open mic at the Missouri Lounge. It was the best one ever! 29 people signed up and played. A lot of fun was had and everybody got a free poster. Special thanks to Allene Rohrer for the really great fuzzy coat.
If you played at the open mic, your name is on this poster. Come by and get one while supplies last. Did anyone take any pictures?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Last night's Happy Clams show with David Matela in Hayward was a lot of fun. His solo guitar sets were amazing. The Clams did two sets and David played with us on about 6 songs. Our two completely different approaches to guitar played against each other well from the raucaus "Killer" (written by Gail and me) on our set to the quiet duet we did together on "Eleanor Rigby." Thanks to everybody who made it out. You know what you are.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Playing with Goat Fluffer and going to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Wow, talk about two different animals! Punkish doom and bluegrass.

We played with Goat Fluffer at the StarryPlough on Sept. 25. Many thanks to those who came out. We did a more rockin' set to suit the occasion. Goat Fluffer lived up to the promised 4 women, 3 bassists, 2 Rachels, 1 drummer and all doom. Orphans of Alien's brand of metal had a more character to it than just being metal. Their guitarist had just left the band so I (Paul Pot) ended up being the only pope of guitar for the evening. Of course, we got very few photos of us, so here is the stage backdrop for those who missed the show or just want to see it again.

I had a great time at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Saw so much to list like Patti Smith, Randy Newman, Ralph Stanley, and about 8other acts. Laughed when Kinky Friedman said, "I never say fuck in front of a C-H-I-L-D." I was disappointed that his bandmember played kazoo as a joke as I take my kazoo very seriously. Oh well.

I am always remiss in updating this blog and apologize for that. I should be more cyber than I tend to be.

Come see us play with David Matela on October 9th in Hayward and/or check out our Wheel of Fortune Studio Orchestra at the Starry Plough 9th Annual Murder Ballads Bash. Wow, two nines in our next two gigs. Any of you numerologists out there know what that means?