June 24 2005
Since I last wrote I have played 2 shows. One was at Boarders Book Store in Logan. When I got up their, the band
Black River Brethren was setting up. I was real confused because I was supposed to be playing that night. But everything worked
out, I got to watch those guys play. They remind me of the early Old Man Johnson stuff. All country twangy and sweet.
Then I played. The night started off slow, I ordered a chocolate malt, then I decided to play the song "Malted Milk" by Robert
Johnson. I dedicated that song to my malt. The few people that were there loved it. So I ended up playing all the blues songs
I knew. It was a lot of fun.
Then I played at Muse Music in Provo. Two other singer songwriters played. Laura Kathryn is an awsome songwriter and
an even better singer. She had some good songs. Debra Fotheringham also played. She can really play that guitar. I love to
see girls that are good at the guitar. She plays a lot of Jazzy type stuff. Anyhoo I guess thats it. There was like 6 people
at that show. The highlight of the show was also "Malted Milk" because they had this old wooden stage that made a great sound
when I would stomp on it. It was perfect for Malted Milk.
Untill next time.
Take it Sleezy
May 16 2005
The first Borders show was Saturday. I played there with Old Man Johnson drumest, Mike Lomax. It was a pretty chill show.
There was not many people there. Most people there were friends of Mikes and our significant others. It was still fun, although
I wish I wouldnt have Roto-Tilled my back yard right before we played. My hands were all stiff which made it very hard to
play. We played for a good hour and a half. We even played some Old Man Johnson songs that havnt been played live in a long
time like, Tuna Too Much. I think as the night progressed Mike got better and I got worse. But I blame it on the Roto-Tilling.
I think the highlight of the night was after the show when we got a free orange smoothe.
I played four shows in April. All of them were awesome, and each show was better than the last. I wish I could keep that
trend going. I played two shows with Wim Becker at Roosters in Ogden. That is a great place to play, and eat. I hope we can
play there again. Wim is a keen guitar player with a natural feel for sweetness. If you have ever heard him play than you
know what I am talking about.
Grounds For Coffee was the next show. I played there with "Her Name is Prudence" and "Love Story Hero". I had an awesome
time playing there. A lot of friends came and there were a lot of regulars there that all seemed to like it.
Then I played at a ska show at Weber State University. I thought that as soon as I walked out there with my acoustic
geetar everyone would leave, but to my amazment, they all stayed and loved it. I could not believe it. I was playing "In The
Garage" by Weezer (my acoustic version) everyone held up their lit up cell phones like they were lighters or something. It
was sweet. I also sold many of my demo CDs. Which I was happy about.
Untill next time