I had written a better first line to this blog the other night, in my head, after an evening of karaoke for my friend’s birthday at Lincoln Karaoke and a number of drinks. I never got to do my choice track, “Stan,” and I totally missed my second choice, “Celebrity Skin,” during my three minute break to get a drink, while the bartender defended his honor mixing a margarita. Alas, I can't complain. It was a hell of a time. I got to hear my friends knockout all the words to “My Humps,” and believe it or not, someone did a pretty amazing rendition of “Wuthering Heights.” If you’ve never been to this place, you should really check it out, it’s like being in someone’s basement with nice furniture and a Korean karaoke machine while their dad makes you drinks. I'm sure it didn't hurt my friend required us to wear sweatpants. Next time, I’m telling you, next time, I have to do "Stan."
All that said, music in this city has been pretty intense lately. CHIRP launched a radio station, you can check out their set lists to see if any of the DJs rock your world. My Gold Mask released an EP, I have a feeling will create waves. And as I mentioned in a previous post, I just released an album with my band Earth Program. You can check that out here, or read why we were named one of the ten bands to watch in 2010 by Loud Loop Press. Seriously, come to a show! We’re pretty fun live. I'll let you know when a good one is coming up.
Not to mention something a little silly happened lately that caused me to start a new project, or I guess, reinvent an old idea. My good friend, Kristin Ronne, who I recently posted about, decided to opt out of a show at the Store in Lincoln Park and asked me if I wanted to play instead. Being that I posted on RFC about her show at the Store on the 27th, I should probably let you know now, that she isn’t going to be playing at all, despite what’s listed on the Store’s Web site, it will be me, with a brand new project, People, or We the People, we can’t decide yet. Maybe we’ll take a vote. It is George Washington’s birthday, after all.