Mike Romano is on vacation, so this week I’m hosting the Treehouse open mic in Audubon, NJ. I hosted this open mic back in ’04 when it was in Collingswood. It starts at 7:30pm, so come on out.
From the Auction House show a few weeks ago, here’s my cover of Beck’s Cut in Half Blues:
The Treehouse moved right down the street from me!? Tina and Randy have done a great job at the new location and it looks great.
I went to their Wednesday night open mic last week and broke a string, so it was just like old times.
Audubon’s Auction House continued on with their Themed Thursdays, where one Thursday of the month is devoted to local musicians playing songs with a common theme. This month it was Weezer, and I hobbled together a cover of Say it Ain’t So. In learning the full song I realized half the lyrics I thought I knew were wrong. I though it was, “Somebody’s hiding, down in my icebox” instead of “Somebody’s Heinie is crowding my icebox.” Sometimes the actual lyrics are stranger than you thought they were.
I was glad to hear Jeff Bruckner’s profanity infused cover of Jamie, which can be found on DGC Rarities. It’s a great compilation, but I’ll warn you: It contains Eggman on the Beach by Counting Crows. You’ve been warned!
John Shaughnessy also made it out to play a nice cover of Perfect Situation.
I played at the Auction House a few weeks ago at their themed Thursday event. The theme was TV Show theme songs and someone put me up on YouTube!
I’m really sorry I bailed out of the Auction House gig at the last minute.? I got tied up at work and wasn’t able to make it out.? I will be playing at their next theme night on April 17th and the theme is TV theme songs.
It took me a few months, but I finally made it out to the new open mic that is literally about 2 blocks from my house.? Audubon’s Auction House on Merchant Street now has a weekly open mic night on Wednesdays hosted by Russ.? There were about 50 people there!
I ended up going on 2nd to last, but I got to see some good acts.? Jerry Thompson is one of my new favorites.? He writes interesting songs that don’t fit into traditional categories or fall into the typical trappings of folk music.? I also loved a song written by another performer about selling his soul to the devil for pop tarts.? I can’t remember his name though!? Does anyone know it?