Monday, November 03, 2008

Short 36


(Photo courtesy of Blake Edwards)

The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush

November 2, 2008
Cobra Lounge
Chicago, IL

Last night was definitely an odd one... a strange way to end a busy year of shows. Thanks to Heber and SeƱor Decker, for including us in the Dia de los Muertos event. Thanks to our friends - especially the Milwaukee crew! - for supporting. Thanks to Jon S., for videotaping, and thanks to Blake for the video clip and the still shots. Particularly with Al-Thawra canceling, we felt like the odd men and woman out on a night of "high energy" rock, punk, and metal. Aside from it feeling a bit awkward, and not having a soundcheck, things went relatively well. I detected a few glitches in the sound -- and the MiniDisc recording is useless, unfortunately -- but Lisa's video seemed totally flawless. And who would have thought that a Misfits cover band without costumes and with only minimal eye makeup would end up being so much fun. As soon as "Goat's Head Soup" ends I am digging into the coffin...

Here is a clip that Blake shot, right at the beginning, with synth throb coming through loud and clear: