13 October 2006
Cadaver In Drag
Nicole Chambers - Synth + Live Mix
Rob Kerr - Synth
Ed Knigge - Synth + Vocals
Chris Mack - Synth
Mark Solotroff - Vocals + Synth
01. PORN LORDS
03. AS IF
04. GIRLFRIEND ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE BY REVEALING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
05. A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL
06. BOUND TO DIE (ED – LEAD VOCALS)
07. VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL - PSYCHIATRIC WARD - 24-HOUR OBSERVATION - SUICIDE WATCH
08. TEN SUICIDES (JASON/CADAVER IN DRAG - GUEST VOCALS)
09. MIND THE GAP
10. BECOMING AN ANIMAL (ENSEMBLE SACRES GARCONS)
11. SHOTGUN HELD TO FACE BY SEVERELY CROSSEYED ADDICT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE GIRLFRIEND FROM KNOWN DRUG HOUSE
12. WITHIN THE WALLS
Tired. That was a long two days. Excellent, but long. The “Choke Out The Sun” tour guys rolled into Chicago mid-afternoon on Friday, and after relaxing a bit out in Garfield Park, we headed into Wicker Park to goof off a bit, shop, have a bite to eat, etc. We arrived at Mr. City with plenty of time to set up, and we found that Jeff from Noise Nomads was already in town, and all set up for his performance. With so much going on in the city on Friday, I was pleased with the number of people that started to arrive… and not just from Chicago, either.
Noise Nomads got things started at the far end of the Mr. City space with a heavy microphone feedback set, in a style that might please fans of early 2000’s Prurient.
I could not have been happier with how things turned out with the show. Thanks to everyone at Mr. City, especially Jeremy, Carrie, and Seth, for their enthusiastic hospitality and for their help throughout the night. Thanks to Marlene, for videotaping. Thanks to all of our friends, especially the out-of-towners, for the great support. Thanks to the Choke Out The Sun crew for all of the LPs, CDs, and cassettes, which they loaded me down with. I have only listened to the tour compilation/collaboration CD, which is excellent, and folks who neglected to get one during the tour should definitely track one down.
After the show, we opted not to go to a bar, and we ended up at Pozoleria San Juan on Pulaski Road, where we hung out and relaxed for quite a while. My throat was very happy to get some soup. After more conversation back at home, everyone settled in for a bit of sleep, before another action-packed day. Saturday morning started with a seemingly endless round of espressos, and then we headed to Columbia College to see the Bruno Richard/Marc Fischer show, which everyone seemed to really enjoy. Somehow, in an adjacent studio to the gallery, Jason from C.I.D., and I, ended up learning how to make paper from a grad student working at a Parent’s Weekend event. She did not seem to be put off by our rough “day after” states, and so we each made a nice small piece of cotton fiber paper, which we got to leave the gallery with. Fun. The van then headed down to Little Village, for a tour of the discount mall on 26th street, in search of Santa Muerte figurines and paraphernalia. After a successful search and with an overload of everything that the massive mall’s endless stalls have to offer, we settled across the street at Los Dos Laredos, for more tasty Mexican food. Our last trek took us north on Lake Shore Drive (I see a song coming… oh, wait…) up to Belmont, for a quick trip to Metal Haven. Those two new Trouble re-issues with bonus DVDs were impossible to pass up. On the way back, we swung by Mr. City, to load up the van, and we got to catch the tail end of a Coughs rehearsal, as a bonus. There was little time to spare for a tearful goodbye, as the troops headed off to Kalamazoo…