Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Not a Side Show with Circus Brown

Not only did Circus Brown win a Salt Lake City Weekly Best of award he is a really sweet and cute guy. I only got one side view picture of him while we were there, 'cause I didn't want to seem like a weirdo. I have a problem taking pictures in public. It is strange. I went to New York in 2001 before 9/11 and was right on top of the World Trade Center and didn't take one picture. I am crazy. I actually didn't take any pictures the whole time I was there. No evidence I guess. Below is the evidence of a good time at KRCL.

We got there at around 9:30pm. Met Circus officially. I had seen him at shows, but hadn't properly introduced myself. Like I said before, he is really sweet. So many thank yous and he likes our music, and plays us when we aren't even there in his face. Hehehe. We set up our equipment with the help of Connery the engineer.

We were going to play our three songs, chat and play our unreleased tracks. There was a technically difficulty and we weren't getting any sound through our headphones. This was a real problem and poor Connery had to figure out how to fix it. After a lot of tinkering and an hour later he fixed it. Some people record that way with a full band through headphones, but I never have and it was like being in a bubble of music. I could only really hear myself, so I was hoping that what I was doing was lining up with everyone else. I think it did, I haven't gotten a chance to hear the whole radio show.

During the whole tinkering session Circus played one of our covers we did, "Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos. I was disappointed because we didn't get to talk about it or spotlight it. I don't think he even mentioned who it was, which is cool he was very busy. Well it was us. That song was the first song I ever performed with a band. I did it when I was a junior in high school with my brother Denson and Matt Farnsworth for the prom assembly. I was nominated for prom queen from the drama club, but alas too rockin' to win. I got in trouble for my dance moves and my belly shirt. The filth!

After we played we did a little "interview." I was tired and nervous and didn't know what to say. I just said "thanks for having us," and such. Camden was great, he plugged our upcoming show in Logan on the 3rd of May and the show on May 16th with Simple Shelter at the Trapp Door. That show will be great. I have tickets for $7 if anyone needs one, just comment and I will get it to you. Then Circus played our cover of "Karma Police," by Radio Head. It was so nice to hear it big. That is a beautiful song and a lot of people hold it dear. It was a cover done with great care that is for sure. When Camden gets home I will have him posted the MP3s of both, so if you didn't hear them on the radio you can hear them here. Ta-Da!

It was a good time overall and we can't wait do it again. Hopefully without the glitches. Poor Connery. Thanks again to Circus and Connery for having us. I can really see why you are the BEST!

1 comment:

Cadie said...

Where's the Trapp door? What time? My flight gets in on the 16th at 8:35 pm. Do you think you'll have any other shows that weekend? I'm dying to see you in action!