Road Diary Cosmic Pizza vs French Toast
posted by January 22 at 11:27 AMon
#4 Someday Lounge//Jan 14th//Portland,OR
This show was amazing. Thanks for the Portland Mercury and their blog, there was a good crowd at the neat venue. Ah Holly Fam’ly and mattress played wonderfully and I felt like I was doing something wrong during my set.
I felt I am dirty. My songs are about sex, drug, and fake IDs. How dirty.
However, I can’t change that suddenly, we just have to accept who we are.
Surprisingly enough, I sold about 15 CDs and Shirts.
That was the day received my debut album on Slender Means Society too.
I love the artwork by E-rock. It’s such a pleasant feeling to have my music “looking” nice.
Next day, I had big french toasts and coffee with Matt Carlson.
#5 Cozmic Pizza//Jan 15th//Eugene,OR
Wow, this is the hippie town everyone is talking about.
They don’t have plastic bags or Coca Cola.
They have brown paper bags and fake cola made of organic sugar.
The space reminded me of Trabant Chai Lounge in U-district Seattle.
They had a good pizza.
I played a fine set and met Chad, who sets up house shows. Next time, I will play a house in Eugene!
I went to Diablo’s Downtown Lounge with Sho, Junior at U of O and had 2 beers.
It was Free Pool Tuesday Night, we played 10 games and he quickly got good at it.
#6 Hemlock Tavern//Jan 17th//San Francisco, CA
I took a 13 hour greyhound ride from Eugene at midnight.
In the early afternoon of Jan 16th, I met up with Clark who used to live in this Central District house “Holy Land”.
We went to Casanova Lounge. I sat on a couch and felt something soft.
That was a black beret hat. Everyone there said it looks good on me, so I kept it.
Next day, I did an interview with Giant Robot.
They asked me who I think is the best guitarist, so I told them Roland Dyens is.
He is a classical guitar composer and he plays flawlessly.
“What about Yngwee Malmsteen?” they asked me back.
So I said he is pretty funny but not the best. Kind of like a cult leader.
Hemlock Tavern is on the border of a yuppie neighborhood and a sketchy crackhead neighborhood. I was told so. The show was with Jib Kidder and Beefy Cakes.
Although I liked their sets a lot, neither of them were satisfied with what they did.
A lot of kids were from Seattle and yelled after each song and I felt like I was being welcomed by the whole city.
All the girls who bought my CDs were really cute and it made me wanna move there.
I don’t know cute girls are buying my CDs or the fact they are buying my CDs make them look attractive.
I asked a girl at the bar where I can party and she took me to a bar called Delirium in the mission district.
She paid for the cab so I bought 3 40s on our way to Clark’s place.