Gig report w/usual ridiculous pics, blah blah freakin blah

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  1. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Member

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    WARNING: THIS THREAD IS NOT ABOUT VAN HALEN

    Played Wednesday at one of our usual haunts, the BackStage Lounge (ironically named, since there in fact is no "backstage' area there). Openers chosen by the house were really kinda inappropro, I think they only did one original. Punk and 'cover band' doesn't really go together unless your approach is to 'fsu'/do punk versions of non-punk songs. Kinda bad choice by the house but beyond our control. Nice guys and to their credit they and their friends stayed for the whole evening, so props to them for that. They have the ability to be a good band eventually if they write some stuff and work more on stage presence.

    We played middle. Started OK but rhythm guitarist had tuning probs eventually, as well as turning up mid-set too loud. I tried to avoid a volume war by just having my guitar turned up in my monitor, but the video shows I shoulda just gone whole hog and turned up my amp, or (better yet) ordered him to turn down (sometimes one has to do such things-- heavy is the head that wears the crown).

    Anyhow, semi-standard problems aside, we were received well and lotsa people, including a musician whose opinion I really respect, liked it, so maybe I'm quibbling. (Though I doubt it.) And on the upside the rummy who hangs out in the place every night who is our 'fan' (he's also an acquaintance of our rhythm guitarist's mom) was being his usual obnoxious self, so I threw a beer can at him from onstage. That's always fun. And we sold a few CD's and I even autographed a couple. And I drew blood (left shin, back of right hand), which is a good sign too.

    Closers were the super bosstastic Barb Wire Dolls, from Greece. Very talented and sweet peeps. Talked to the guitarist Pyn a bit about gear, he wanted to borrow my cab so he could have a 2-cab rig for their set but unfortunately there was an impedance mismatch issue, so unpossible. He really liked my Sovtek MiG50H.

    Without further ado, the ridiculous pics, and my traditional encouragement to call me on my poseritude.

    Have fun kids.

    Oh, and for you GASsers and gearheads, my guitar is a Gretsch Special Jet. Rhythm is a Gibby SG, bass is a silverburst Epi T-bird. There.

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    I hope those were not skinny jeans you were wearing....
     
  4. Brian Krashpad

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    Nope, just regular old jeans on a skinny person, size 30-30, and with a little room in the waist at that. I lost about 50 pounds last year on the "throat cancer diet," which basically consists of having your throat nuked with radiation every weekday for 3 months, and having whatever appetite is left killed by some very marvy Oxycontin.
     
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    Wow. Those were really exciting pictures.
     
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    bedroom players gonna hate
     
  7. rbnum1fan

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    it's nice when someone proves my point for me,thats a good lad!
     
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    ^^ indeed.

    gig reports are the best threads in this whole forum... ESPECIALLY when they go wrong!
     
  9. Brian Krashpad

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    Hmm, odd, I love gig reports and seeing other people playing, and reading about what happened at their gigs.

    There's no real point beyond that.

    I can think of nothing more boring than a "tone report," but that's just me. Different strokes.
     
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    Than I am the self admitted jerk here today and I apologize. i will kindly vacate the thread. Sorry for the disruption.
     
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    This is a good start to any current thread. Enough already!
     
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    if relevance was necessary for posting here at TGP there wouldn't be many threads. cool pics and the best thing about it is that it was NOT about VH.
     
  13. rbnum1fan

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    mate, i have posted many pics of my live gigs,on this forum as well as other fora. I am a WORKING MUSICIAN and have a farking TON of respect for those who also play out,and in the case of the OP his threads are ALWAYS great.



    thanx for the pics and post Krashpad, i look forward to more!
     
  14. Brian Krashpad

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    Just a simple misunderstanding mates! Everything's good. Ta Scott.

    Haven't even got to the sillier ones yet.
     
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    I can't remember the last time that I could fit in 30/30's. I'm a 34/30 now but I think back in high school I could fit in 30/30's.

    Glad to hear that you're doing well though :)
     
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    I only post gig pics if someone happens to take a picture of me in which I look really cool (at least, cool for me). Actually, I don't post those here at all, just on Facebook.

    :)
     
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    Thanks. I'd gotten up to 32's and those were often tight in the waist. As short as I am that was pretty heavy. In many ways I'm much healthier now than before. Plus, drinking really isn't good for cancer peeps, especially throat, so I stopped that and just drink N/A beer now.

    Never smoked to speak of. Brief flirtation with cloves in the early '80's.
     
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    good summary and pics

    need more of the felines in the lens though. .. .

    rock on!
     
  20. hank57

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    Crash Pad

    That's a great name. Congratulations on rockin past the cancer!

    And um great guitar face!!
     

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