Ate some fried rice, for breakfast (it had squash in it), learned some zeppelin and had a shake. not much new to report here from Huckleberry. Almost done with the first record though, taking our time with it and I think it's paying off! No shows planned till march and my socks are still of two different brand names.... Being a rock star in my head is fun but requires a day job. hmmmmm, never wrote a blog before and i can hear the Captain giving me hell now, "Gotta leave the writing to Chris, Huck!", and he's probably right. I haven't ever really been one to be able to follow advice when in my own company though so there you have it....... Later on, Huck
Hucked Up Beyond All Recognition January 14, 2014 Notes from “Doc”
So, we had a show this past Friday at FUBAR, which, given the events leading up to and the show itself, seems a bit fitting. Leaving out all the particulars and communication breakdowns, the band that made it to the show Friday night was not quite the usual Huckleberry Boozer group – it felt a bit like the experience of searching for us on youtube “did you mean Chuck Boozer?” When the snow had settled and started to melt by Friday, Huck, myself, and friend of the band Jason Little made it to FUBAR to represent Huck Boozer or to play as Bubbles Lahey (Huck and Jason’s side band), and we did our best to play a few tunes for the sparse crowd. Even though Jason is a monster bass player and we had a blast, Mike and Kevin were certainly missed.
After a jam and a version of “Banana Co.,” we launched into a cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” Huck’s guitar was shorting out a bit, and the lack of drumming had us all playing in different time – Huck claims I was playing the death metal version of “Wicked Game,” which may have been true (in my defense, I was dealing with some equipment malfunction of my own, i.e. my own FUBAR situation). Also, in my defense, I have a hard time shutting down the metal in my head – I cut my teeth playing Metallica and Corrosion of Conformity, so it’s hard to get the horns out of my mind. Somehow we managed to pull it together, and gained the support of fellow group Space Wolf Infinity, who made their way to the stage in a show of solidarity – this did not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Ironically, the tightest song of the night is a new tune that the band has only played one time at practice called “The Devil Got a Hold of Me.” Both Huck’s performances of “Wicked Game” and “Devil Got a Hold of Me,” and Jason’s monster work on the bass made this a show worth seeing and hearing, even if it wasn’t the normal Huck Boozer show. A year ago I found the band on craigslist, and it was Huck and the boys’ performance of “Wicked Game” that first caught my attention. On Friday, I was reminded of why I was so impressed by that version: Huck can really belt it out.
It has been a year now that I’ve been in the band, and last week’s hiccup is just that – we’re on track, focused on finishing the album, and chomping at the bit to release it to you all. I can tell you all that I’m glad that I found that ad a year ago, and I could never imagined that one year later I’d have a chance to make music with this group of guys who make me near soil myself with laughter every practice, every show, ever studio session – and they are all excellent musicians to go along with being funny as all get out. The first year was good, but I expect even bigger things in the coming year. Stay tuned to the website as I continue to translate the Huckleberry Boozer musical experience into language!
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