Last night @bandtasticfour prepped songs in rehearsal to get back in the studio.
Axe: Fender Deluxe 24
Rig: Behringer Ultrabass head/G-K cab
@bandtasticfour played at the Mink for possibly the very last time. The club’s closing down for remodeling and estimated reopening date seems too grim for them to even guess which year ( yeah, that grim as of date).
We were the only non rock band rocking the stage. Of course you would’ve seen the typical stuff occur: amazing spray holding hair and tight jeans, loose jeans and more relaxed hair, cigs for days, stacks upon stacks upon stacks of amps to blow put everyone’s ears, plenty of guitars and drums for everyone to share, oh and drunk emotional guy lets loose on everyone and almost got beat up…twice.
So yeah we get on stage and do our usual thing…KILL IT!!! And the icing on top of that killing is that Dre is back so it was such a reunion that even the Beatles and Monkeys could envy. Yep-flame on was present and…flaming(?)
Weapons of choice:
•Behringer head/Bugera cab
the ride up was so much fun. we started the trip around 9:30-ish and pandora/youtube were our best companions along with our creative minds to dig up old 90s/early 2000s urban and pop classics to recite rhymes to lol…by far the best road trip in a minute! the moon was my guide along boring i10 but my riding partner was awesome in keeping me awake and alert. below is a BRIEF account of our NOLA IN ONE DAY experience
3:45am: arrived to the sleep shack where the computers denied access thus we couldn’t exactly get our rooms…we were to be stuck out for an hour or so…the consensus? spend our waiting time wisely
4:45am: strolling on canal st. Bought two wooden Jesus head pieces for $10…why?
5am: At sneaky Pete’s at 135 Chartres st enjoying an Abita’s Covington strawberry beer with my carmate.
5:30am: spotted “harrah’s” casino
5:45am: watching a craps table go live
6:20am: cafe du monde flow #’sugary’ crack
7am: damanique’s aslp. I head back to the hotel
7:15am-….: nabbing extra breakfast for when we wake up
8am: in bed updating this blog…
9:45am: woke up in such a painful way [#teamnosleep]
11:30am: all cleaned and fed…preparing to leave the hotel until i chat it up with some kentucky and louisville official affiliates. they wanted my picture so i obliged lol 🙂
1pm: parked and settled downtown. heading to canal and bourbon street for food and fun
7pm: arrive back to the car safely with willie’s chicken shack in tow
8pm: meet up with band
9pm: arrive to the dragon’s den
9:45-10:15pm: heading to the car, realizing that it has vanished :-s
10:17-:18pm Damanique flags down cops and they shuttle us to the tow yard
10:40pm: $200 dropped and car was released -_-
11pm: arrived back to the dragon’s den safely, and parked in a more secured area -_-
12:45am: @bandtasticfour puts on its first ever non-TX performance
1:45am-back on the road doin’ bout 100MPH #YEP
check out official pics of the showcase at dragon’s den #NOLA http://www.flickr.com/photos/pookeymalibu/7096473467/in/set-72157629496169058/
Now peep some of my random travelings in downtown NOLA…pretty much everything up to bandtastic4’s performance…
cool.rainy. thursday night. confusion was thick in the air. not from our end but from …you know [management’s]…we ready. always. i pray that never a time will occur that we’ll be insecure of our readiness…[did that make sense…oh well]. so we began to gather before 6pm and soundchecked but 7:30p or so. took to the stage [showtime] around 10:15pm or so. killed like always [typing in confidence not in cockiness favor-TRUST!]. once again we shared with the audience our snippet of a new release…if you missed it twice then you must wait for the next EP “all hope lies in doom” release…and since i was uncapable of multitasking to the fullest [play and record footage] hopefully footage can be found soon but in the meantime enjoy these pre-show pics.
We’re live at studio live! Can you tell?
Tanisha subbing on the drums
@fullmetalfdot sitting on the drums
The stage from the second floor
2nd floor art gallery
Tomorrow on Protect Yo Neck Radio! I’ll be interviewed!! 12-3p.m. CST @http://locallivehouston.com/localliveradio/
@fullmetalfdot: dope Lyricist/rapper/lead vox
@dredrums517: drummer extraordinaire
@psychozebeast: blazin’ lead guitarist
@juondrums: killer drummer