View Full Version : Belated (birthday) gig report

Brian Krashpad
May 20th, 2012, 03:42 PM
W/usual ridiculous pics.

Last Saturday was my birthday, so I played a show with my band, Crash Pad. We called it Krash Bash 2012, and billed it as my "25th Annual 29th Birthday" (since I turned 54). I got 2 of my fave local bands with old friends in them to play, and the house added a fourth.

Here is the flyer:

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This is a college town and the kids are now gone for summer already, so it was just a small crowd of friends.. It was good fun though.

Here is the openers, the Holy Sh!ts:

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Here's my friends Half-Crocked, formerly known as Half-Cocked (note boy-grrl ratio), with my friends Deb and Cindy:

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Unfortunately I didn't get any shots of closers the Gris Gris Boys, with my friend Rob singing and playing guitar. This is them though, I believe playing the same club on a different night:

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This is us, mucho mas fotos later.

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As usual, any and all questions answered, and your gibes re my poseritude encouraged.

May 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Looks like a great time! Also looks like you were rockin' the Sovtek at this gig, too!

May 20th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Krash - yer lookin' fit and trim, man! Wish there was some audio to go along with your photo - is that your new birthday guitar?

May 20th, 2012, 08:22 PM
You look lean and mean Krash. Gotta say, lookin' at your photos for a while now.......you have an impressive collection of gits that you gig with. :AOK

Brian Krashpad
May 20th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Looks like a great time! Also looks like you were rockin' the Sovtek at this gig, too!

Thanks, yes we had a great time.

I pretty much always use the Sovtek with Crash Pad. Gain dimed, volume pedal, no effects. Although with the Casino's wiring still being effed (only control that worked is master vol) I added an EQ pedal for leads.

Here's some instagram'd pics by the the rhythm player's gf:

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Irony is ironic: giving credit where it's due, only to have instagram fuzz them out:

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Brian Krashpad
May 21st, 2012, 08:42 AM
Some pics by Tim our "record company A&R guy" (translate: entire record company, actually, or: guy who's rather incredibly sunk $5K into the band's album):

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May 21st, 2012, 09:01 AM
Waitaminit... Did you get a new drummer?

Brian Krashpad
May 21st, 2012, 09:49 AM
Waitaminit... Did you get a new drummer?

Sharp eyes!

Our regular was outta town for the weekend.

This guy played in a side band w/the bassist and I, so he was the perfect candidate for a sit-in, already being used to our playing (albeit with different material in a different genre). Plus, he had a great time, so now we have a designated hitter for future shows.


Brian Krashpad
May 22nd, 2012, 08:19 AM
Yesterday afternoon/eve I got bogged down in a rush project at work, couldn't get to the last of the pics (egad more?). My 15-year-old took these, they have some of the more ridiculous you may've come to expect:

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I think this was taken after I walked out of the club during the final solo and played standing out on the sidewalk outside (note audience reaction by my friends Deb and English):

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And of course:

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There, done!