Setlist: Starboard Meets the Sound / Monotone / Every Time That I’ve Tried / Second Chance (for a Third Square Meal) / You Owe Me That / True Currency / 22 Rose Petal Place / Kozy-Mo
Despite a strangely varied bill, this show at Fremont’s ToST Lounge was a huge success. The set was short and sweet, sans-covers, and aside from a few flubs during “Kozy-Mo,” we killed. I think. We played to a packed house, thanks in part to the huge Rejoice crew, and had a wonderful time. Special thanks to Anna, Patrick, Fish, Nathan, Jade, Alex, Wade, and Justin for coming out…along with anyone else we might’ve missed. It was a great way to end a great year for Red Jacket Mine.
Setlist: True Currency / Every Time That I’ve Tried / Monotone / Starboard Meets the Sound / Second Chance (for a Third Square Meal) / For a Rainbow / You Owe Me That / New Age (Velvet Underground) / 22 Rose Petal Place / Kozy-Mo
To quote an attendee’s apt description of this show, it was a “coldfun” evening. I really couldn’t say it better. The inhabitants of the SS Marie Antoinette are truly wonderful people; their enthusiasm is refreshing and infectious. I’d love to play there again, as often as possible. But I don’t know if I could do it in the winter (or late autumn, to be exact) again. That said, tonight’s show was a success in my book…plenty of friendly new faces in the crowd, a great response, and a great bill. I trotted out a cover of “New Age” (VU) for the first time, to great effect, and managed to make it through the set despite my frozen fingers. You should’ve seen (literally) the breath billowing out of my mouth as I sang. You get it…it was cold. Thanks to Sky (and all of Levator) and TM Anderson for sharing the show, thanks to Travis for setting it up, and thanks to Malaki and everyone at the good ship SSMA for being there and being so cool.
Setlist: Every Time That I’ve Tried / Starboard Meets the Sound / Second Chance (for a Third Square Meal) / Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) / 22 Rose Petal Place / Kozy-Mo / True Currency
A rather sleepy Monday evening, but hell, it was Chop Suey and it was fun. We played rather well and the sound was great, thanks to Alex. Our very good friends Amateur Radio Operator brought down the house, and hopefully we made a couple of new friends in The Dirty Slippers and The Upper Hand. Everyone was very nice and played a great set. Thanks to Glen, John, Kate, and David for coming out, and thanks to Colin at Chop Suey for making it possible.
Setlist: Every Time That I’ve Tried / Monotone / You Owe Me That / Starboard Meets the Sound / Second Chance (for a Third Square Meal) / For a Rainbow / Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) / Kozy-Mo / 22 Rose Petal Place / Sleep of the Just (Elvis Costello) / True Currency
Elation! This show was a huge success, thanks in no small part to Nectar’s incredible staff and “surly soundmen.” (Thanks, Cory and Mike!) The Nectar Lounge is a wonderful room–just the right size and beautifully designed–and 105 bodies managed to squeeze themselves in on this nippy autumn night. 105! That Sweet Jesus must have a lot of friends…I think we made a few new ones that night, too. The new songs went off without a hitch and we had a blast. Thanks to all of our friends who came out, and thanks to all of our new friends who will come out to the next one(s). Special thanks to Greg at Interface Booking & Management for making this show possible. Happy birthday, Greg!
Setlist: Starboard Meets the Sound / Every Time That I’ve Tried / Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) / Monotone / For a Rainbow / Beaujolais / You Owe Me That / True Currency / Sleep of the Just (Elvis Costello) / 22 Rose Petal Place
This show will be remembered as the very first Red Jacket Mine show with drums. Percussion! A beat! Imagine! And oh, what a beat it was. My wife, clearly impartial, declared this show “the greatest Red Jacket Mine show ever,” and as silly a title as it might seem, I can’t disagree with her. I finally got to haul out the ol’ AC30/Fender combination, and what a glorious din they created. I wish you could’ve been there. But enough of that. Thomas Paul again made the trek from Boise, and it’s always a pleasure to see him, especially when he turns in a great set like the one last night. Fine form, I say. Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks to Brian and everyone at the J&M Cafe for having us.
Setlist: Starboard Meets the Sound / Monotone (aborted) / You Owe Me That / Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) / For a Rainbow / True Currency / Every Time That I’ve Tried / 22 Rose Petal Place
This show, a part of NadaMucho.com’s ongoing New Music Monday series, was blighted by my beloved Fender Champ’s decision to blow a power tube during the second song. Luckily, Amos from The Swim Team (super-nice people and great musicians)saved the day by allowing me to plug into his Roland JC-120—a much different beast, no doubt, but it did the job. After this unpleasant surprise, I took few chances and plowed through the rest of the set. Not one of my favorite shows, but I made it. The turnout was truly remarkable, though—THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see me tremble…and thanks to NadaMucho.com for giving me the opportunity.
Setlist: Starboard Meets the Sound / Every Time That I’ve Tried / Monotone / Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) / Beaujolais / True Currency / You Owe Me That / I Love You Back / For a Rainbow / Sleep of the Just (Elvis Costello) / 22 Rose Petal Place
This was my first show in Seattle, booked about a week in advance. It was a great opportunity to try out a bunch of new songs in front of an audience, and I think it went pretty well. This much is certain: my little ‘79 Fender Champ sounded awesome! (Thanks, Jay!) My friends Mark Johnson (Amateur Radio Operator) and Thomas Paul played great sets as well. Big thanks to Joshua Westfall and all at the O Lounge for having us.