Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paul Pot Art Show at Lanesplitter in November 2011

I have an exhibit of Happy Clams band backrops, show posters, and Missouri Lounge Open Mic flyers at Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub, 2033 San Pablo (at University) in Berkeley. It runs until Nov 29th. Come down and check it out.

The show also features a listening station to preview our new holiday song, Santa's Package. I will be holding court on Monday's from 7 to 9pm during the run of the show. All I need is somebody to talk to. Hope you can make it.

7 Years of the Open Mic

If you have ever played at the Missouri Lounge Open Mic your name is probably on the poster celebrating our 7 year run and that entitles you to a free poster done by me, your host Paul Pot. Come down and pick one up. Supplies should last at least a month or two.

In a Murderous Light

Another night of murder, death, depair, and a good time was had by all at the Starry Plough for the10th annual Murder Ballads Bash. The Happy Clams really enjoyed being on the bill with Karry Walker, the Rude Mechanicals (Shakespeare inspired), Misisipi Mike Wolf (yes, it's spelled correctly), She Mob, Laura Jean, Loretta Lynch, Joel Murach, Harlan Hollander, the Minutemaids, Cooter (wow!), and MC Madam Foolya. We played our new songs I Saw Him Kill Jesus and one about the second woman executed by lethal injection in Texas, Betty Lou Beets. We also did our version of Elmo Williams and Hezikiah Early's Mothers Dead, a song loosly based on the classic Motherless Children.

This event was special as it marked Val Esway's last year putting the show together. I will be taking over next year. Thanks for a great 10 years of murder, Val. You'regonna be a hard act to follow. I'll try my best (or worst if that is more fitting the occasion.)

Pictures of Val and Laura, the Happy Clams, and the costume parade taken by Michael Zelner. See his flicker page for the event at for more photos!