Last night we played our first show in 9 months. I don’t think I’ve ever gone that long without performing. It’s not like we weren’t doing anything in that time. We recorded an album, worked on artwork (still happening), and lots of other boring tidbits that are not that interesting to read about.
But last night’s show was to celebrate TT the Bears 40th anniversary. It was a great way to get back in the swing of things and the audience was kind, the bands were ferocious, and the vibe was pretty vibe-y, if you know what I mean.
This is a picture of us doing our cover of “Birthday” by the Sugarcubes, courtesy of Corin Ashley’s phone. Every time we endeavor to do this song, which isn’t that often, it is like confronting the 24 mile route of a marathon. It is a complete bitch to sing. If I don’t sing it right, I could seriously fuck up my voice, and if I think about it too much, I can seriously fuck up my voice. You have to let it take you over. I get chills nearly every time I sing it because there is so much power in the melody, and if I give myself over to it I can feel it electrify in my blood and sweat. It’s like the best cry you’ve ever had… for all my criers out there, you know what’s up.