In the living-out-a-dream category: Last weekend Mudcat played gig #6, this time a private party in a great location: a chocolate factory that resides in the old Red Hook Brewery in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The atmosphere was so comfortable and welcoming, and the crowd so enthusiastic about our being there, that the experience was transcendent. We were reading each others’ minds about the natural arcs of solos and song endings, and we jammed much like we do in our practice sessions when we think no one else is listening.
We played for beer (and chocolate), but our host surprised us by presenting us with a bit of lucre at the end of the night — along with a lecture about how we should get used to being paid! For me it’s been, um, well, more than two decades since I made money from a gig. I’m tempted to frame it.
(The title of this post is from Lowell Fulson’s Sleeper, a tune we cover in Mudcat and one of our favorites. As it happens, the first — and only — band I ever made an actual living from was called Sleeper.)
Next gig: Saturday, June 24, 9pm, at the Montlake Ale House again. Be there or be square.
I’m intrigued by Mudcat. Could you please send me a password?
Sorry, but the super-secret Mudcat page is for band members only! We manage our practice schedules and so on using that page. But I’ve been meaning to create a public page that we can use in advertising etc., and I’ll definitely let you know when I do that.
In the meantime, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, or you can check out my generic Music page for a bit more info (and links to photos).
Hey!!! We wanna know about Mudcat!!! We wanna hear Mudcat!!!
Archie’s band just had their CD release party on May 20.
They even have a MySpace site:
BTW – Thanks for the article on the ISO ODF vs. ECMA->ISO OOXML. I study all, but I believe YOU! :)