Peter Lyons

Jan 22, 2013

Weekend of music

It's been a pretty great long weekend. Friday night I was planning to rehearse with Jasmine, but she canceled due to her frantic elephant-making schedule. So I practiced the extensive book of Gora Gora Orkestar tunes I must now learn and memorize.

Saturday The Afronauts played at Twisted Pine. I had quite a few friends come to the show including Elise and a group of her friends, two of my housemates, a group of my mountain biking buddies, and another band leader I have been networking with recently. It was a pretty fun show and ended with a big dance circle out on the dance floor shakin' it down. Sadly the brewery is subject to zoning regulations that require it to shut down at 9pm, which is odd, but on the other hand it's easier to convince people to come hear a show that starts at 7pm vs 11pm. Also, Alice did up some pretty choice liberty spikes.

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After that it was off to Shine for the Pink Mammoth dance party, which was pretty fun. I was sure tired by 1am or so.

Sunday I went to Tung's and picked his brain about some of the Gora Gora tunes. Then we went out and busked on Pearl St. We are raising money for travel to Austin for Honk Fest, so we're planning as much gigging and busking between now and then as we can muster. It was a lot of fun and we made decent money and had a few crowds gather. It was just barely warm enough to be doable, though. Afterward we went out for dinner and beers.

I'm testing my new web-based blog post authoring system with this post, so hopefully this works!