Monday, January 24, 2005

Well, fair readers, I don't think it's any exaggeration to say that Crack may have had the best debut performance of any rock band in rock and roll history. For those of you who missed it, you should be ashamed of yourselves and filled with regret at missing a moment of such monumental historical import.

I think that the Mono Ensemble was a little disappointed that some of the crowd had left before the end of our set, but it didn't bother us too much. We were playing the late set and we played for about two hours, and people stayed for a lot of it and seemed to have fun. Sure, Crack had a somewhat bigger draw, but Crack played earlier, it was a much-hyped first show for Crack, and Crack only had to keep people entertained for 5 relatively short songs. Also, Crack's first gig had that kind of freak show appeal that's just difficult for more traditional bands to compete with (and by traditional, I mostly mean bands that actually know how to play their instruments). Overall, I thought things went well for both bands.
I would like to take a second to thank our audience. Thanks to D.K. for bringing the girls and wearing her cowboy hat. Thanks to Andy's sister for videoing us (I wanna see that tape). Thanks to Gary Meyer and the Letdowns for recording us and making flyers. Thanks to Lastovica for reminding us how much we sucked, despite the applause. Thanks to the cute nanny girl for being cute. And a nanny. Thanks to the Mono E crew for supporting us (as always). Thanks to the guy who requested Free Bird and really meant it (for reminding us why sometimes it's better just to stay home and play at the house). And thanks to the Carousel Lounge for letting us play. God bless the Carousel.
Well, we hope to gig again soon, and we hope to see lots of smiling faces there. I'll let everyone know. All kidding aside, we really do appreciate everyone who came out. Peace, love, dope.


7 comments:

The League said...

Where's my mad shout out? You dirty bastard.

Steanso said...

A mad shout out to Ryan Steans for being the first kid in Austin, Texas, to be able to eat an entire container of Crisco with only a spoon.

The League said...

Thanks. All I'm looking for is a little recognition for my achievements.

CrackBass said...

and a mad shout out to the mono ensemble for allowing cracl to open. a madder shout out to jason "cleveland steanso" steans for allowing crack to exist. and one to weedo for the use of his drums. and despite what may have been shouted out at the show, crack does not suck. or, at least we suck less than we used to.

Sigmund Bloom said...

crack still sucks, but we suck in a way that only we can.

Steanso said...

Primus sucks, too, and I still get wicked at their shows...

Anonymous said...

I don't know if anyone will see this post since I'm replying to this so late, but I did want to add that I too thought Crack had an outstanding debut performance.

We (Mono E.) enjoyed playing with Crack, and look forward to playing future gigs together (although I personally think that Mono E should open up for Crack, and not the other way around).

I'm always happy to help Crack out by providing drums for Cleveland Steanso.

I would also like to thank everyone who came out, and would like to thank the people who came out for crack, but stayed to hear at least part of the Mono E set. Hopefully we weren't too obnoxious. Just like Ween, when members of Mono E are drinking liquor straight from the bottle on stage, things can get interesting.

Even though she won't read this, I would like to thank my sister-in-law, Suzy Q (Susan Marie Doran) for coming to see us, and for bringing some friends with her.

Mono E will play for two people, twenty people, two hundred people. We don't care. We just love to play. "We're coming to your town. We'll help you party down..." I think Crack has the same philosophy...