Archive for October 2008
Friday night was essentially the last night I had a good sleep. I think I may be a little stressed about Friday’s show. Even though it is a group effort, this is my band, my baby; something that I have worked hard on since 2004. With Doug having no choice but to pull out for this Austin debut show at the last minute because of a medical issue, I was forced to find someone who could step in and do solos. Jason McMaster called his friend and Sad Wings bandmate Stuart Laurence (formerly of Agony Column) to see if he was interested. Thankfully he accepted the invitation and we did one rehearsal with him Sunday night and it went well. We ran through the set twice and he’s got it down pretty well.
We have a few nuances in how we do a few of the songs a tad differently than Motorhead and he needed to get used to those. Luckily I am playing with guys who are all more experienced than I am and will be able to manage just fine on stage. My drummer is a badass and a good friend.
My main concern is with Doug though. I want my boy to get better and he told me yesterday that he was improving. We have another show in December and there shouldn’t be any issues with his condition by that time.
One final rehearsal tonight without solos. I should be able to find some time to sleep tonight and tomorrow night. I need it desperately.
I think I may have posted about this movie once, but whatever. You’re not the boss of me.
Barfly is one of my favorite movies of all time. The dichotomy of Henry in this movie is great and most of us know someone similar. Henry is a drunk, plain and simple. Who knows why he drinks? It’s never really stated in the movie.
The flip side is Henry’s brilliance. He’s a writer of short stories and poetry. His little poetic one liners are simply great and Mickey Rourke was a perfect pick for this part.
“Hatred, the only thing that lasts.”
I had a friend years ago who reminded me of Henry. He drank…all the time. He was fun to be around but he always got smashed beyond belief and it seemed to happen daily. He was/is a great guy, but he drinks incessantly. Sometimes I wondered why he ended up like he did. I knew his family well and they seemed normal enough. But then again, what is normal? No one knows what went on behind closed doors.
See the movie. It’s worthwhile.