Band Log – 2/19/05

This is Outpost log 2/19/05 La Gringa

after a, shall we say, poignant pause…replete sans angst & loss of vision……
{& 2 amazing reviews of U.S.D.A.*BLUES/”it don’t smell funny yet!”…….some
income would B nice however}……. an independent label {ZEVISGIRL,N.Y.C.}
approached me 2 do a CD of standards. so,….this next CD is a Jazz CD ,sorta…..
we R calling this particular constellation of musicians BARRIO NORTE,,, the CD
will B called “Dark Avenues of the Heart”. Yes, I know, I’m kinda doin’that sedate thing….
um……………..nothing like being ripped from the jaws of failure by an
approaching Indie Label financing complete artistic freedom…..I need 2 catch my breath…….
…..Chico’s still in China, Phat’s back in Europe & God alone knows where theGrip is…….
…….but Lobo is still w/ me, 2 my great relief!, as well as David Rozenblatt on traps&percussion,
Nando Michelin on piano & Esperanza Spaulding on upright bass.
& I am singing w/ Ivan, this kid from
Puerto Rico……he has a voice that makes the girls scream……..I AM NOT KIDDING!
it’s kinda amusing actually. I found him @ Critical Breakdown 7 months ago…& now
we R writing songs 2gether. the Life is strange……huh!?…..Lieblings!

 

Band Log – 2/27/05

This is Outpost log 2/27/05-011 La Gringa

we opened up 4 ZeMirrorZ last night in the acoustical horror
of an absolutely GORGEOUS room w/ a Steinway Grand!!!! did I say Steinway!!…..
“scuse me Bret,.. but ah think ah’m gonna faintaway from tha sheer sight of a REAL piano!”
….& a fantastic-full-house of Russians!!!…GREAT HOUSE!….probably due 2 the fact that
ZeMirror’s leader is also…………….interesting stuff,very theater,……..!….
JacquesBrel-meets-Zappa-w/alittleBrecht/noire……..some great songs……………………
…………………………….{ return w/ me now 2 Outpost log 11/08/04-007…………..
one of the more interesting rantings @ the squartable in the front room
what revealed in full how completely useless the brain is afta several shots of Tequila
was w/ A-Mad…tall,sensitivetype of no-nonsense flute player………… .
I was downloadin’ the litany of must-listen-2 repertoire….even made him get a pencil…O!
‘n BTW,that was ‘Fairport Convention’ NOT fairway …..oy……}……………………….
……………& there,standin’in this room-w/arched-ceilings,Is A-Mad !!
turns out HE got us this gig……………..!…….kinda-very-cool.

TheMasterHunter sent TheGrip 2 play bass this time,ain’t seen that boy in a full year!
….& TheWolf was drumming….& we was joined by BabySoul&Mississippi from the V-Styles
…..& Yep!! A-Mad from ZeMirrorZ sat in. I won’t B tellin U how this all went onnaconna
soon as me&webmasterX figure all the nuance&intrigue of website-download out………
it’ll B there 4 the ears of them what download. Beijo, Lieblings. La Gringa