Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Playing In The Thunderdome

I have decided after a freaking amazing night of music that Backwaters is the coolest place to play in town.
It's got an amazing double-tiered stage.

The Brockmillers have added second-floor seating, and it reminds me of the Thunderdome from the Mad Max movies.

It just has ... character.

We had the full band together for the first time in quite a while, and good grief was it fun. Wireless is the way to go ... did you know it takes about 15 seconds to run from one end of the second floor to the other?
Thanks to all who made it out. We raised money for Quanada, got our message out about their services, and everybody had fun. Special shutouts to The Mighty One and his much better half (much more on him in upcoming posts), QPD CSI, the other gal who keeps forgetting to change her name, all the courthouse gang, just everybody.

Pat Cornwell, who was with Chris Thursday night, then showed up at 1 p.m. Friday to keep setting up.

Thanks to Bailey, Cheeks McGee, Blue Healers, Fielder. Happy birthday Alex Tappe! Sorry about midnight shot ....

I left about 1 am. and Fielder was still rocking out. God bless you, Sondi Brockmiller, for letting us use the place.

The Blue Healers were spectacular as usual .... they are a band which could do some damage, in my opinion.

Fielder? What else can you say? I've run out of superlatives.

Cheeks? You Da Man. You Da tenured high school music teacher of doom MAN!

Bailey - thanks. It takes guts for a young person to get out there and play in front of friends and family. What a great voice! Go see Pat at Vegas Music and maybe we can get you hooked up with a nice guitar to boot!

Rocky? Were you there? Maybe I missed you ....

Now we rest up and get ready for a half-hour set at the South Side Boat Club Sunday at noon sharp.


SheyFey said...

If you miss these shows you have missed the equivalent of AWESOME concerts!


Anonymous said...

What exactly is a music teacher of doom --- or anything else of "doom". You seem to be about the only person that uses that terminology. Is it catching on? What does it mean? Are you doomed?

RH said...

I gave up satire for lent. Then I got it back.

browneyedgirl said...

The music WAS freakin' amazing, wasn't it!!??!!?? The music scene in Quincy is finally starting to pick up again... and not a moment too soon!

Anonymous said...

Could this be the origin of this and that of doom? From Wikepedia:
"Doom metal is a form of heavy metal music that typically employs very slow tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much 'thicker' or 'heavier' sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom.[1]

The genre is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath,[1] who formed a prototype for doom metal with songs such as "Black Sabbath" and "Into the Void". During the first half of the 1980s,[1] a number of bands from England (Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General) and the United States (Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Trouble) defined doom metal as a distinct genre."

Just curious

TMO said...

What a night! Excellent show by all who volunteered their time to raise money for a great cause. The new set up at Back Waters is amazing. The second floor puts you up close and personal with the performers. Great use of space! The high energy show the Funions put on was fantastic. Now I see how Dirk stays so skinny. The sound was really top notch. Thanks to Pat Cornwell for bringing out the "Big Guns" for this show. Excellent performances by everyone involved. The Mrs. and I as well as our little Horatio wanna be and AJS had a great time and are looking forward to May!