First, I am honored to be moderating a panel on booking tours, as part of the Secondhand Freespace series, on Wednesday January 20th. If you are on Facebook, here is the official invite. Otherwise, here are the details in poster form:
If the other Secondhand events are any indication, combined with the number of questions I hear about touring, this promises to be a a fun and informative event. It's a unique opportunity for you the music-person to share and gather from a wealth of local resources, which, in turn, you can apply to conquering the planet. So bring a notebook.
In the meantime, please ask any questions you'd like to see covered about touring here or on the event page wall. I'll try and address them with the panelists during the event. And did I mention what a fine series of panelists they've got lined up? Experienced nice folks who can save us a lot of time. Tour-booking is time consuming enough without the extra burden of easily avoidable common mistakes.
For our next bit of news, this next Saturday, January 23rd, we'll be playing our only show until March-ish in the area. The show is a benefit for Colin M 's top surgery, and the details can be found here on Facebook or, again, in poster form. We'll be on the radio today live on WXDU talking about this show and the panel.
During our tour, and now generally at shows, we invite audience members to make drawings. Eventually, Rob and I plan to scan all the drawings and post it on our BB Facebook site.
For now, we selected one drawn by a certain Scruff depicting a show in NJ. Not only did he have time to keep my borrowed drum from slipping, but somehow to document the scene in picture form. We decided to use this picture as part of our tour poster for our upcoming tour. Big thanks to Scruff.
Speaking of which, we have some confirmed and tentative dates for both Beloved Binge and my documentary Seeing Through the Fence. If you know folks in these areas, feel free to send them along to us, and we might give them cookies or snacks. I might update this list in another post soon, but for now:
- 2/1, 5:00 PM: University of South Carolina, Columbia SC: Screening and discussion for Politics in Film course.
- 2/1, 7:00 PM: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: Screening for SAGE
- 2/3: 9:00 PM: Show at Outer Space, Charleston SC
- 2/3, 6:30 PM: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC: Screening for Alliance for Earth
- 2/6, 2:00 PM: Show @ Infintesimal records BBQ showcase, Jacksonville, FL
- 2/8, time tba: Flagler College, St. Augustine FL, Screening for Philosophy Symposium
- 2/9, 4:30 PM: Rollins College, Winter Park FL, Screening for ECO Rollins
- 2/9, time tbd: Show @ Peacock Room, Orlando, FL
- 2/10: Show in Titusville FL TBD
- 2/11, 8:30 PM: Show @ Sweat Records, Miami, FL
- 2/13, TBD: Possible show @ Valentine's Bash
- ?2/14: West Palm Beach, FL, anyone?
- 2/15, time TBD: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Screening for SALDF.
- 2/16, 12:00 PM: Florida International University, Miami, FL: Environmental Law Society
- 2/18 or 2/19, time TBD: Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Meyers, FL: Screening for Power of One AR and Environmental Association
- 2/20 - 2/22: GAINESVILLE SHOW/SCREENINGS pending -- anyone???
- 2/23 St. Augustine pending
- 2/24, time tbd: Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA: Encore screening for Philosophy & Religious Studies Club
- 2/25, time tbd: Show @ Sentient Bean, Savannah GA
- 2/27, time tbd: Show @ the Drink, Myrtle Beach SC, with Some Ambulance and TBD
Our Gin Rummy games will continue, and I hope that my continued winnings will not embarrass Mr. Beloved as I post them on these pages. Speaking of Mr. Beloved, he reanimated his blog and will be periodically be posting back at Sloping Band House. Speaking of blogs, I now post recipes converted from traditional to vegan-style here: Hortamatic. Speaking of food, hot damn, who has been watching the Saved by Seitan video I shot with Chef Shirle and Megafaun? 9,000 + people, I guess. Can't all be my mom.
Love to everyone who has helped me piece together this tour and all of our projects. You know who you are?