Sunday, January 18, 2009
Of Purple Notebooks and New Matts
There's nothing like back-to-back gigs to shake the rust off The Mighty Tim and Bob Machine. We hadn't played a note in earnest since 2 o'clock on the afternoon of January 1, and we were very ready to rock. Kathy had a brand new purple notebook in tow, that I considered to be a good luck omen. Surprisingly, I turned out to be correct.
Our first stop was to our usual "third Friday gig" at Orderup in the Colonnade. There were a lot of folks there as we set up and we were hoping that they'd wait until we got started. As it turned out, the crowd kept getting bigger. The party [and that is most certainly the right name for that crew] to my immediate left had folks added to it about every 15 minutes throughout the evening. At one point I think about 20 people were singing "Hotel California" and only four were wearing Tim and Bob Show tee shirts. Even after we played our last note of the evening, people stayed around to talk about how much fun they had. Can't be bad, huh? We were pleased to see veteran Tim and Bob Nationals Peggy, Arline, Pam, Casey, and Jorge, Louie, Cathie, Olivia, Angelina, and their friends. We also made a LOT of new friends, including Mary Lou's co-workers Gary and Holly, Patty, her husband Ken, and their friend Gary. What a great night!
Saturday evening found us in Alamo Heights at HEB Central Market's new cafe space. It had only been open for live music for a week or so before our eagle-eyed womenfolk read about it in the paper. In no time at all, Kathy made contact with Alicia and set us up with a gig. This space is perfect for us. We're able to set up in a bowl formation in the corner and have full view of the entire cafe. We had fun, and we were NOT alone. Tim and Bob Nationals included Jan, Hillary and Matt [what? we have two Matts now?], as well as Rodney, Chris, and their daughters Elizabeth and Emma [AKA Underdog]. We made many new friends here including Jay and Mike, and Abi. Patric, the store manager, really liked our music, as did the folks at the gourmet meat counter, so we think we'll be asked back. We hope so. There's nothing we like more than having an indoor gig with plenty of seating that is wheelchair accessible.
Finally, there was interest in and purchases of our CD Take It Outside. Luckily, we thought to bring some copies with us. What's next for us? Check out our upcoming gigs section and, while you're surfing our site, click on our guestbook and TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!
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