Well, here we are again mid-tour and I haven’t posted one update. What the hell is wrong with me? I need a Treo, that’s what’s wrong with me. All this time in the car and no internet access makes me very sad.
Anyhoo, I’ll say this about Birdy’s in Indianapolis: I got the 13-ball multiball on the Apollo 13 pinball machine. You know what? Turns out, too many balls. It’s not as much fun as you would think. There was a small but enthusiastic crowd, a smoke machine, and some kind of crazy stage light show, so everything turned out OK.
Tuesday was Schuba’s in Chicago. Nice big crowd, all juiced up on crazy juice – also, Centipede. It was a pretty even mix of our respective fans, so I think we all came out winners on this one. Nice work people.
Wednesday, The Intersection in Grand Rapids. We stopped at a fried chicken place on the way out of town (Cap’n Hook’s Fish and Chicken, which in retrospect should have tipped us off) and regretted it the rest of the day. Note to self: next time do not order fried gizzards. Really big crowd, mostly Paul and Storm folks, but they were also very good to me. I kind of wish there hadn’t been a punk band making loud boomy noises in the other part of the building during my set, but what are you gonna do?
And we just returned from Wilbert’s in Cleveland – I was a little off here I think, I kept forgetting where I was and what I was doing. But there were many nice people who clapped and laughed in all the right places, and at least a few who were REALLY excited about Mandelbrot Set. Then we ordered pizza and did a little podcast interview/round table with Len and Nora of Jawbone Radio – this was the first time I’d ever met them in person. What a couple of assholes. Kidding!
Tomorrow: Little Brother’s in Columbus. Saturday: Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. Also, Friday is my birthday – who wants sheet cake?