Reconnaissance Fly and the Clifford/Pasucci Duo were really good, cool sounds to start the evening off. Surplus 1980 took the closing spot. It took a while to get set up on the tiny stage of Oakland.Secret, and I fear that some nerves were a bit frazzled. We played an energetic set. There were mistakes and gaffs: at one point, Moe! declared it "Surplus 1980 On An Off Night"! Oh man. I have to cop to some clams, and was kinda bummed. I mean, I practiced a lot for this one! In one week, I'll have a chance to redeem. Good lord, please let that be the case.
Still, a version of Pigeon Obstacle Course was dead on, as was our take on Dancing In Your Head (Theme From A Symphony) by Ornette Coleman. Another raucous Surplus set, I guess.
It was a real pleasure to play Larry the O's beautiful Yamaha drums as a back line. Many thanks, Larry!
A fun, albeit flawed set. Argh!
Below: drums and head stocks