Tonight! Tonight! Birthdays! Music!

8 Oct

Hotel UtahSo here we are, getting ready to do another large-ensemble show so soon after that last blowout, and with a completely different band, and all-new arrangements. And it’s going to be so much fun. We had a great rehearsal last night, and I can’t believe how burning the musicians in the band are! Dang!

Check it:  in addition to band regulars Dan Apczynski and Dan Nervo on vocals and guitar, I’ll be joined by my old buddy Daniel Fabricant on upright bass, the amazing Alex Kelly on cello, and Marguerite Ostro on violin.  And you guys.  Marguerite?  Is a shredder.  Woah!  She can, like, go toe to toe with Nervo, shred-wise.  She plays in a bunch of other bands around town, most notably the amazingly named Kugelplex, as well as Pickpocket Ensemble, and damn. Wait ’till you hear her.

And the hits just keep on coming –  Joel Behrman, fellow UM alum who plays ridiculous trombone and trumpet, will be playing the latter horn on the gig, and since Lindsay is on tour with Or, The Whale, the amazing Joelle Jaffe (of BLAMMOS) will be filling in on vocals and percussion.

My cousin Rose came up with an excellent way of describing turning 29. As she put it, “I’m in my 30th year.” Word to that – it feels good. And getting to play this music for everyone is pretty much the best way I can think of to spend my birthday; if you’re in San Francisco, I truly hope you can make it out!

Sweet Revenge Chart

On the menu. Now with more modulations!


3 Responses to “Tonight! Tonight! Birthdays! Music!”

  1. thesoniashow October 8, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    I am so sorry that I cannot be there tonight, Kirk. But, I know you guys are going to rock!

    Please tell me there will be video and lots of pics so I can pretend I was there …

  2. Rose October 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Huh. Not only do I not remember saying that, I’m also not sure what my point was. Perhaps that even if you are still technically in your twenties, you can begin saying your goodbyes. Farewell, angst! Hello, life!

    In any case, Happy (belated) Birthday!

    • Kirk October 15, 2009 at 11:50 am #

      Haaaa – I admit, I heard about that quote secondhand, so you might not have said it at all… but it’s a good line, so, I’ll keep acting like you did. And I like that take – it’s never too soon to start saying goodbye.

      I’m sort of liking being in my 30th year, anyway… I feel like I finally have hand. “Do as I say, I’m in my 30th year!”

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