A third recap of the Tree House open mic was posted by James of Apple of Discord:
after nelson beat me 147-137 in a spirited game of nba live 2003 – we were neck and neck until virtual nolan and virtual matt missed two easy buckets that led to a seven point swing – we went to collingswood nj to check out open mic night at the tree house, hosted by our friend ben garvey. usually open mics are an anathema to me but this was pretty cool. i played a song from the jazz odyssey catalog, then nelson and i did a cover of ida’s ‘little things’ (he was dan, i was liz). nelson closed out with two of his newer elocine songs. in general, it was a very talented group and i highly recommend checking it out on wednesday nights at 8:00. there’s a guy who gives out cash money for answering trivia questions (that are later broadcast on his radio show) correctly. i made two bucks for “nagasaki” and “1953”, the latter of which being completely incorrect.
I think all musicians should post something about every gig they play, even if it’s just an open mic. I’ve written about every gig and open mic I’ve been to for a little over a year now and I think it has helped me get to know a lot of people in the scene. Hopefully I won’t look back on it as a waste of time.