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Knife and Son added, and one Rochester Fosgate song
Mar 31st, 2009 by lo-budge

I haven’t updated in a while, and it feels like a lot has been going on.  Fever and the Fallin’ Rain played two shows in Wilmington (one at Bottega and then one at the Soapbox two weeks later).  The Bottega show was in a small space where we had to spread out over most of the art gallery but it was a fun time.    We were invited after that show to play at the Soapbox this past Saturday night by Low Victor Echo, which was a nice surprise.

We took some band photos in the laundromat portion of the bar and on one of the couches (which are up at our MySpace page) and even had some video footage taken of our uneven performance (also on the page).  Overall I had fun, but I didn’t realize until watching the videos how out of tune my D-string was!  Yikes.

We unfortunately had to part ways with our drummer after the show, and are now regrouping to decide how best to move forward.  Us remaining members will plan on performing at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill on 4/14.

I also finished up the Knife and Son page and am about one third of the way through the lo-budge page, which is the last remaining big page to do.

Kevin Fullerton very nicely sent me the lyrics and mp3 for Trans Amway, my favorite Rochester Fosgate song, since I was feeling the need to listen to it lately.  Something about its message really has struck a chord with me lately and I love the way the story builds about an ex-corporate Trans Am aficionado getting sucked into an Amway pyramid scheme.  It’s up on the “Not Me” page and I encourage you to listen to it endlessly like I have been.  What really got me interested in hearing it again was partly due to a “friend” I have on Facebook (someone I vaguely knew in high school) who has apparently started to work for a pyramid scheme and is constantly updating his status about how great everything is during this recession for his business and how everybody should join up and start making tons of money.  It makes me laugh, and then it makes me depressed.

Morrissey last night
Mar 12th, 2009 by lo-budge

The concert was actually pretty good, in my opinion.  Morrissey still puts on a good show.  I wasn’t too into the band (everyone besides Moz) wearing red shirts and blue jeans to put them in their place, but they were good musicians and did not over-do anything.  I also didn’t know Boz Boorer was still the guitarist,which at first I wasn’t too excited about but he didn’t seem as annoying as he used to be in older live footage I have seen.

Surprisingly, he opened up with “This Charming Man”, and did two other Smith’s songs later:  “Ask” and “How Soon is Now”.  They all sounded good, but I was more interested in hearing the older solo stuff.  He never played Suedehead, but the absolute highlight of the show was when he did “Seasick Yet Still Docked”, one of my favorites.  It was actually pretty moving to see it live, and was very similar to the video I linked to.

The DPAC itself is very nice and it was good to finally see it.  They pipe in the audio from the live performance into the bathrooms so you can hear what’s going on while you’re in there, which is a nice touch.  That’s where I heard Morrissey talking about how excited he was that Obama was now the president.

The drummer had a huge gong behind his kit, something I usually see reserved for heavy metal bands, so it was interesting.  He was a very good drummer and added a lot to they dynamics of the songs.

Morrissey removed his shirt at one point which seemed sort of unnecessary, but I guess that’s a requirement of his performances.  Several people got on stage to give him hugs (another requirement) and were promptly thrown to the side stage by the bouncers.

I came home to this wonderful story sent to me by someone from work.

“Family values, family values, family values … blah blah blah … oh, except for our family, of course.”  Rush Limbaugh on the cover of Newsweek with “Enough!” stamped over his mouth and the accompanying story were welcome news as well.

Morrissey tonight
Mar 11th, 2009 by lo-budge

I will probably put the “Unclassifiable” page up at some point today since it only has a few recordings on it.

I’m going to see Morrissey in Durham tonight at the new Durham Performing Arts Center, which is very close to where I work.  Modest Mouse is playing in Raleigh so I was secretly hoping for a Morrissey/Marr reunion (it can’t be a Smith’s reunion without Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke), but now I’ve been hearing that Johnny Marr isn’t playing this show (or maybe this tour).  I’ve also read that Morrissey’s show in South Carolina prior to this one was pretty bad, so hopefully things will be better tonight.  I haven’t bought the last four or so Morrissey albums, I’m mostly hoping to hear Viva Hate stuff.

I updated the Knife and Son link so it goes to a page where their current recordings are stored.  I’ll start on that page next, I think, which will only leave me with the daunting task of doing the lo-budge page.

Random added and new Fever songs
Mar 10th, 2009 by lo-budge

The Random page has been added at long last.  Particular favorites are the version of Status when Chris flips his lid and some of the La Cueva live recordings, as well as our cover of Debaser using a keyboard as the lead guitar.

Fever and the Fallin’ Rain recorded a 3-song demo over the past weekend at Gismo Studios in Chapel Hill, and the results of it are on our MySpace Page.  I’ll add the mp3’s to this site in short order.

We’re playing on Friday at Bottega in Wilmington on Friday 3/13 and then next month (April 14th) at Nightlight in Chapel Hill.

Finally, I was reading an old New Yorker recently (from 2006) and the ad on the back page was from AIG and it made me laught out loud.  Using something called Google, I was able to find someone else who had the same experience I had.

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