Saturday, August 11, 2007

First Thursday in August

Here's a wrinkly shot of my new Mother Truckers tee. I am ashamed to say that I have not seen this band in almost a year, not since my birthday last August. Always meaning to get out to the the Happy Hours in town, but it's been hard to do with the sick kitties. The MTs play a regular Thursday night gig at the Continental Club, a prime Happy Hour in this town (Happy Hour is from about 6:30 to about 9:00). A year ago I was trying to see them as often as possible. I even showed up at 8:00 in the morning to see them at a benefit once! They didn't have a big following then, mostly some people who had heard them on KGSR and liked them. Their Happy Hour was not crowded back then but had enough late-comers to make it cozy. I knew they'd get their little family of loyal fans and street teamers gathered around in time, and that has certainly happened. I changed into my shirt at break, and everybody was "alright!!! got your shirt on!!!" Here's Teal and Josh, not a great pic, sorry.

The Thursday Happy Hour just happened to coincide with First Thursday on SoCo, so a lot of stuff going on up and down the street. There was a Capoeira circle, called a "roda", going on in the parking lot of a dry cleaner. Looks like a lot of fun and very good exercise and discipline, also looks like it tones up the muscles pretty good. Gary Primich and Mike Keller were not playing at Jo's Coffee this time as they usually are. Most of the time we sit and listen to them play Chicago blues and people-watch (but there was no live music there this time). Funniest thing we saw was a woman carrying a pug dog like a baby in one of those front harnasses with his feeties pointed forward. Little bundle o' joy! Cute! That was about it for First Thursday for us.


Mando Mama said...

I think the Mother Truckers blew through here not very long ago and I somehow managed to miss them.

Austin seems very alive. There's something going on, some street festival or other happening all the time. People actually go out and have FUN. The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum city should take note.

Mariamariacuchita said...

I hardly ever make it to First Thurday. Thanks for the reminder..I need to get out the music. Great guitarist.