:: Saturday, April 23, 2005
AND WE'RE PLAYING A GIG HERE??
yeah, so I got a phonecall today from the Lizard Lounge, funny little place.. used to be the downstairs Pizza Hutt on the corner of Hindley St and King William St.. now it's this crazy stoner lo-fi basement type venue.. still with the vomit carpetting and the nutty little pizza parlour booth seating.. and they needed to discuss some details of a gig we've booked there for June 4th..
and why would we do something THAT crazy? coz.. fuck.. I dunno.. I caught one reasonably cool feral gig there.. the crowd there wuz this nutty freewheeling uni student bong-toking hair dyed hippie herd with the flailing arm wacky dancing and the drug taking.. they had these real cool mini shepherd's pies floating around free on the bar counter.. I'm thinkin' the place has the potential to pick up a real indie grunge electro vibe.. and, quite frankly.. after walking around 1/2 of Adelaide sending CD's around to venues that are more likely to bin them without a second's thought, these were the first idiots to actually consider booking us.. yes, actually book US fuckfreak distortion clowns for a gig.. like, are they fucking INSANE? *cough* I mean.. YAY! YOU GUYS ROCK!! WEEEEEE!! (funny, you stop doing gigs for a year, and all the venues forget who the fuck you are..)
yeah.. so I get a phone call from them to discuss various details.. "blah blah blah.. so we've finally tracked down SPACIAL MONKEY.. you haven't booked too many bands have ya? still want them in the lineup..?".. "yup.. blah blah".. "cool.. blah blah"... "we'll ring back later this week to discuss door charge, etc..".. y'know.. usual gig organisational phlegma.. (and yeah, if we DID get SPACIAL MONKEY in our gig lineup.. people may actually TURN UP!!.. WE MAY ACTUALLY GET CROWD!! YAY!)
and then they throw in this other tidbit..
"Oh, btw.. even if you don't usually tune into ROVE LIVE.. you gotta watch it this week, coz we're one of 3 finalists for the "MY RESTAURANT SUCKS" competition"..
for those of you who DONT watch "ROVE LIVE" (I could understand why).. they're doing this mock sendup of channel 7's reality tv show "MY RESTAURANT RULES".. by finding the WORST eatery's around Australia.. to compete for a prize.. a big wacky renovation of their shithole.. to elevate their bombsite to otherwise cheerful mediocity..
so.. lemme get this straight.. the venue I'm playing at.. the place they're wanting to promote as primo ninja indie hotspot of stoner musical ecclecticism.. with the help of my selection of turd llama wacky acts.. is also vying for a "MY RESTAURANT SUCKS" mock competition.. on NATIONAL TELEVISION?? this might be worth tuning in to watch.. just to see if we end up playing a gig amongst step ladders, stained white drop clothes and paint fumes.. eeeeeeeeeeeeeee *headspins*..
(no wonder the AUSTRAL and the CROWN N ANCHOR wont answer my calls..)
:: Spoz 4:05 PM |