ears and cellos

I wrote this a few days before my post on changing strings and before I had uploaded videos of this show at World Cafe Live at the Queen, but I didn’t want to post this until I had uploaded that other content. It is from somewhere around June 13th, 2011 ^_^

You know the bands were too loud last night when your ears are too tired to hear that you’re out of tune during the next day’s lunchtime set ):

Played an awesome Palk Basement Show two Thursdays ago. We (Battleshy Youths) played and also ran sound collaboratively. So. Much. Loudness. Kids drum so hard and we had to push the PA system to match vocals and half stack guitar amplifiers.

It was my first week of work in my new department which meant I was exhausted from adjusting to full time work again. Luckily my supervisor let me go for an extended lunch Friday to play at the World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington with Kelsey on cello. It was so much fun. Videos!

…And I think that is all that I had written >.< It’s nice to have a community of musicians that I can depend on and play shows with and to write music with. So much has changed in the past year.


So, Erin and I played at World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater’s open mic last night. When we walked on stage and Kyle S announced that we (as The Honey Badgers) are part of Battleshy Youths, this guy yelled, “Battlestar Youths! I f—ing heard you guys on the radio…they were saying you were gonna play at the Bunsen Bean!”

This was very exciting, even though 50% of his facts were wrong. We are Battleshy Youths (most of the time) and we played at the Burlap and Bean in October. People that I don’t know have told me that they have heard of us before, but never on the radio until now. It was nice. Our set was fun, and afterwards this guy (Lee) came and talked to us and said that he is trained in the art of improv and wanted to sing us a song in exchange for a CD. Of course we wanted to hear this epicness, so we went outside and this happened:

Fun times.

My NaNoWriMo progress is going very slowly. I have 2000 words done….out of 50000 >.< Hopefully I’ll catch up when I get a day off. What I have written so far is pretty epic though yay.

new songs!

So… I got the amazing opportunity to play at the World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater‘s Friday lunchtime series two weeks ago. My awesome friend Kelsey joined me on cello (she played on the album as well). We played an hour long set of new originals, album originals, old originals, and some covers. Lots of songs that I had never performed live before; most songs that she had never heard before >.< Kels is amazing though and played so well and here are videos yay: