Well, the gig on the 23rd was a bit weird in the first set. The P.A. was a bit medieval, my bass playing was shaky as i tried to negotiate the mic and not hit alex, who was snuggled in tight to my left on guitar! Vocals were a bit drowned out by guitar frequencies & we had no horn player! So, needless to say, the 1st set being a bit off-kilter. We powered thru & the 2nd set was MUCH better! We were warmed up, but then Dan Feiszli still managed to wipe the floor with us– some of the best bass soloing i have ever seen/heard in my life! joe cohen arrived and rocked the alto, and we all settled in for a fine 2nd set. All’s well that ends well!
Thanks to all who came out to brave the wind! And a special shout out to Jeff Glass & Jeannette Sarmiento for their good help! Jeannette came up and helped me out on “Canto de Ossanha” (Baden Powell).
Hope everybody’s feeling that warm glow from holiday spirits & good conversation! May we somehow be able to renew our hope in the world in 2010.
Happy New Year!