I'm feeling a little ragged today, as I was up way past my bedtime last night at a concert--76% Uncertain, Electric Frankenstein, the Bell Rays, and the Damned. I've written before of my love of the Damned, and once again they did not disappoint. I was at the front of the stage, right between Captain Sensible's monitor and Dave Vanian's mic stand, and I was instructed by the roadie to help the good Captain with the song titles on the setlist because "he's blind as a bat". The show went out over the inter-waves yesterday via streaming video, so I'm interested to see if they archive it. They played many of the best cuts off the new album, as well as a few older favorites like "Blackout", "Love Song," and "A Brand New Day".
And the Bell Rays! Holy crow, the Bell Rays. Absolutely phenomenal.
Speaking of tours, mine begins in just a few days. In addition to a few school visits, I'll be at
Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, IL at 7:00, May 13
Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX at 4:30, May 14
Hope to see you there!