So we're all sad and tired here in TFS/RATS land* - Ben flew out to France last Friday** and then Tracy and I went and played Whedonopolis in Los Angeles. If you're a fan of Joss Whedon's work*** then you would've had a great time. We had a great time and even got to play 2 sets of our Firefly "Leaves on the Wind Music Project" at their prom night. It was Shiny.****
Now I have two shows this coming weekend. Why just me? Well, a couple of reasons; 1) I booked a solo show. 2) Tracy needs some recoup/downtime after all the touring and shows. 3) I have a month solo tour booked in Europe in September that I need to prepare for!
I'm really looking forward to this - I've never done anything like this before. New challenges! I'm building a fun solo set to perform.
Saturday, May 21
Beach Hut Deli
Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA
w/ The Potential Lunatics at 7 pm, Allen Morris at 8 pm and me at 9 pm
a great mix of acoustic-y music!
Sunday, May 22
The Pint House
136 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA
w/ Paul Hines and Nancy Sanchez
Free song today is "Heart like mine" from the album of the same name. I'll be playing it on Saturday. If you're listening to the words and you think "but this wiring in my head won't let me get it out" and it makes no sense to you, well that's because you weren't watching the same rerun of the tv show "Just Shoot Me" as I was. In that episode the older, former model meets the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager - the two get in a fight and the daughter points to her head and says "Oh, and thanks for the faulty wiring!" I thought that was a funny thing to say and there you have it. A window into the amazing and wonderful world of songwriting!*****
Further down the road:
Brix in Sunset Beach on June 4
Day of Music Fullerton on June 21
Sawdust Festival on June 29
Coach House with Dave Alvin on July 1
The OC Fair on July 15, 16, 17
If anyone reading this knows anything about the Orange International Street Fair - would love to get in on that too.
Thanks for hanging with us and talk to you soon!
Bobbo, Tracy & Brandon
The Fallen Stars
*TFS = The Fallen Stars / RATS = Riddle & The Stars
**Apparently buying a small RV for our European tour this fall!
***Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Avengers...
****Shiny is Whedon-speak for "excellent". You probably could've figured that out from context though.