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Brian Krashpad
November 7th, 2008, 10:19 AM
If anyone's in north Florida, I gots a benefit gig next Thursday here in Gainesville:

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Will post pics next week after the show. Should be fun. Lots of college hotties that would never be seen within a mile of one of our usual shows.

Brian Krashpad
November 14th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Well, last night the side band, Hoyt and the HotHeads, finally had another show. Our bassist moved to another city about 100 miles away without actually telling any of us, but we had a total of 3 guitarists anyhow (me, the lead singer/rhythm guitarist, and a second lead player), so I shifted back to bass (I had been the original bassist in the band years ago, and then moved over to lead).

I was expecting a lot of people, but unless they turned up very late a lot of folks, who said they were coming on the facebook event page, were something less than truthful. Over a hundred people had confirmed that they'd be coming, and this is a small bar, so it would've been packed with that many in it. It wasn't packed. Kinda a bummer since it was a benefit show for a local homeless/hunger charity.

We went on first and had a pretty good set. I had a great time. The pix aren't that great, I had to hand the camera to someone who is just an acquaintance and hope for the best. Of course, after I did that one of our firends showed up who would've done a better job, and then the lead singer's sister showed up too, who also probably would've done a better job.

Oh well.

I consoled myself with the idea of taking a few crowd shots of the sorority types who did show up, after our set was done, only to find that the camera was now full! :facepalm:

I did take one such shot before we went on:

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I'll now post some shots of us onstage, to be bumped with a few more as we go (there was an actual photographer there as well, and I have his e-mail, so if he sends me some shots, maybe evetually there'll be better ones than the crappy ones I currently have). As always, your derisive comments regarding my poseritude are greatly appreciated, and any questions will be gladly answered.

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After we played some frat boys came on and did a mix of a Coldplay song, a Beatles medley they made sound like a Coldplay song, and a bunch of originals that sounded just like... wait for it... Coldplay. They were actually talented, but it was so derivative; they'll probably be the next big thing.

Than the Howlies from Atlanta came on. They were way better, great original rock with weird guitars. Both the guitarists were playing through Supers. One had what looked like an old single-pickup Melody Maker, but which was branded Epiphone, the other had some odd Fender with a single bridge singlecoil, Bronco maybe? Anyhow, they brought the rock, so if you're in Florida or Georgia and they come through, go check them out. Oh, and all 4 guys sang backing, and did it well. I woulda took pics of them, but the camera was full.

More pics of us in a bit.

Algonquin
November 14th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Sorry to hear of the lower than expected turnout Krash... it happens I guess. Good thing you gents are versatile enough that you could slide into the bass for the night.

Thanks for the update/pics...
Cheers :beer:

warren0728
November 14th, 2008, 08:39 AM
i wish i could have made the trip but midweek is kinda tough....to bad about the turnout....hopefully it was still successful for the charity....

Brian Krashpad
November 14th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Good thing you gents are versatile enough that you could slide into the bass for the night.



Jack of all trades, master of none! ;)

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Brian Krashpad
November 14th, 2008, 08:50 AM
Thanks Warren, I wouldn't expect anyone to drive that far, especially on a weeknight!

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sunvalleylaw
November 14th, 2008, 09:06 AM
Sorry to hear of the lower than expected turnout Krash... it happens I guess. Good thing you gents are versatile enough that you could slide into the bass for the night.

Thanks for the update/pics...
Cheers :beer:

I'll echo that. Not much else to say. I would have loved to have been there and bounced up and down, but the commute is a little much. Glad the set went well, and I hope you had fun back in your bass playing role. :)

warren0728
November 14th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Thanks Warren, I wouldn't expect anyone to drive that far, especially on a weeknight!

normally i would have made the trip (it's only a couple of hours) but had some obligations with the kiddos (and they always come first)....next time man! :beer:

Brian Krashpad
November 14th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Turns out we raised over $400. Yay!

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player
November 14th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Glad you made out well and were able to switch gears into bass guitar.IF I still lived in S. Florida might have made the trip.still working toward that end but the way things are is does not look good.keeping the faith though