I’m sorry I missed you all… my failure to plan for bad Friday night traffic. Hope to see you in future. Below is Eric’s account of the night.
The show was a great experience for everyone. Arrington, Paul Hoskin and Kelvin Pittman opened with a horn trio. Then there was a trio of Kelvin, Mark Kaylor, and this guy on amplified standup bass named Gregg Skloff that I had never met before who handed me a CD he titled “Threnody for Michael Griffen.” Apparently he had seen us many times in Olympia. Gabe from Yellow Swans did a piece which he opened with a monologue – which was actually sweet and should have been recorded, and also got people comfy with talking later. I get fuzzy on the exacts of what followed from there, but Lars’ group played and Doug Theriault played. Alex, from “keep your eyes peeled” played. At some point I showed films by Danielle, Tyson, me and Terry, which were all well received and gave people another perspective on Michael. Then there was a big jam with just about everyone that somehow didn’t go on way too long, and also had everyone end together! Then Corey and I did the live soundtrack with amplified guitar and violin to Terry and Michael’s burned slides. This went over really well – and even made me feel the way I felt when noggin played in the beginning with my ears being blistered and all sweaty crazy and all that stuff… and I think Corey and I will do it much more in the future.