Ran out of time to blog about these, but they were both great shows. I wish I’d had a bit more time at the Northampton show – they had another band coming in after us so we needed to squeeze a bit to get clear of the stage in time. Hard to cram in so much rocking into so small a window of time. Somerville ruled of course, that town in particular always offers a giant crowd of geeks – they absolutely LURV songs about maths. P+S and I did the first ever live “Soft Rocked By You” to medium success.
Thanks everybody for coming out to all these shows. I’ve got a week of no live stuff, which will be a nice break. Then NYC on the 14th (with The Petersons!) and Sellersville, PA on the 19th. I’m also hoping to record and release something new this coming week if the fates allow it (don’t get excited, it’s not one of my best). And right now I’m going to take a nap…rock and roll…
Oops, forgot to mention that the fine people at Harmonix invited me and Paul and Storm to their Cambridge offices to play a bit of their new game Rockband while we were in the neighborhood, which was fantastic. I love to play the drums, and that is the truth. I had a chance to check it out a little at PAX, but it was nice to be able to play it with Paul and Storm (and get free sodas, w00t!). Paul can really rock the vocals on “Dead or Alive” by the way.
Egads, and I also forgot to mention that Ian came up to offer his emergency ukulele services at the Somerville show, whereupon we played Big Bad World One. Kristen is probably going to be mad at me.