#16 AS220//Jan 30th//Providence
Providence is my most favorite in city in East coast all the time. As soon as we got into town, we headed to AS220, a wonderful all ages venue/art organization I play every time I go through Rhode Island. Same faces, same faces, John of Deer Tick was there, Diego Perez, Chloe, Arley, and Sasha, etc.
I played an acoustic set that night with the mystical Yamaha FG-180 made in Taiwan (For some reasons, Yamaha doesn’t have a record of making 180s in Taiwan, only other person who owned the same model is Elliot Smith as far as I know). I have good followings in Providence, so everyone was quiet and listened to me.
After the show, I went to a house called Little Pancakes, a 3-story house that got a spacious living room recently. They tore down a wall. I slept on a couch that was 4 feet wide. This is part of the touring, I have to be all curled up and sleep on a tiny couch. In the morning, I went to White Electric Coffee, one of the most decent coffeehouses in Providence.
AS220-Little Pancakes-White Electric Coffee—-This is my Providence trip every single time.
#17 Colins room at University or Delaware//Jan. 31st//Delaware
6 hours drive from Rhode Island. I forgot a name of this diner but we went to a really cool place to eat by the university. I ordered a cheese steak sandwich. Maybe I miss Philly Cheese steak.
“What kind of cheese?”
“Cheese Whiz, please.”
While eating I noticed there were a bunch of packed turkey sitting. Their labels said “Golden Legacy”. I started wondering what it’s like to be turkey. Think about it, you and me, we will be packed in plastic wraps and called “Golden Legacy”.
Conclusion first, 2 people came to our show. I played 5 songs. I didn’t wanna look at the 2 audience members, so looked at the end of the microphone through out the set.
On our way to Sean’s place (he set up this show), we stopped at a liquor store. There was a hard liquor called “Hot Sex”.
What’s wrong with Delaware? Turkeys are called Golden Legacy and the liquor is called Hot Sex.
$18 The Parlor//Feb 1st//New Jersey
The Parlor is a house in New Jersey and we played in their basement. They served me a good vegan chili. I drank orange juice. Its package said “lots of pulp”. I pictured members of the Pulp getting drawn in orange juice.
Audience there was very noisy. It was like a party where kids get trashed and hang out, so slightly far from my scene.
“These people like to party, these people must like drugs…”
I chose tomato song for a starter, a song about tomato and drugs. Nobody cared. When I sang loud, a girl in gold leggings gave me a look and kept talking.
“All right, that’s it”.
I played 1 song and decided to stop. Some people who were starting to give me attention and my tour mates seemed to be feeling sorry for me. That was the first time I stopped playing because “I didn’t feel like it”.
I caught an early train off to NYC. There were a group of about 10 or 15 college kids on the train. A blonde girl in the group was eating a big long candy that looked like a penis.
I noticed one (and only) dorky guy in the group was gazing at her.