Date: Mon 24 Feb, 2003 at 21:52
Headline: Pinch-Hitting & Block-Breaking
"WTF?!? Are we gonna see a new Thomolog? Do you need someone to outline it for you?!?"
-Webmaster Fozz, in a recent IM
Ok, Ok...I admit it's been a while. Bit of writer's block lately.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to the FloydShow this past Thursday, especially those who made the drive from other parts of the state. It was our most ambitious production yet in terms of the "show" aspect, and it was great to hear everyone shouting their appreciation. I don't think we've ever had a more enthusiastic audience (or one with more staying power -- even during the encore I couldn't see the front of the house for all the bodies). Bless you, folks!
I would like to give a personal shout out to one guy who really stepped up to the plate to make this show happen: Marty Steinberg. With a last-minute vacancy behind the drum kit, we needed a pinch-hitter, and he delivered in spades. Marty is a veteran of several music scenes, a virtuoso drummer, and one of the biggest Pink Floyd fans I know. He and I attempted to do something like the FloydShow nearly a decade ago, and met (largely through bad calls on my part) with less-than-stellar results. It was a real pleasure being able to make it up to him with this one, and share the experience. Thanks again, my friend...could not have done it without you! :-)
Fozz also went above and beyond for this show, as anyone who caught a glimpse of the spectacular visual FX will attest. The new films, especially those used for our performance of Dark Side Of The Moon, were a marvel. Bub Farrel, along with several of the Street Legal Players, helped add a touch of extra theatricality to our opening rally ...er, song... and Jason Savelsberg made an impromptu comeback on sax (yes, he does just drag it around with him. You got a problem with that?)which was fun to watch and hear
There were a few hundred pics taken at this gig, from multiple sources, and we'll post the best of 'em for you as soon as we can. Video and audio will take a bit longer, but as compensation we hope to have a sneak peek (well, you don't really "peek" with your ears, but...) of the new EP up on the site very soon.
In the meantime, more concert dates are being finalized, and things on the horizon are looking bigger and better. As always, we'll let you know what we know when we know it.
bye for now
your humble correspondent