A very special chiaGrill this week as Smart turns a whopping 25! My gift to Smart
was a half barrel (100+lbs of beer!) of Bass Ale. The neat thing about buying a keg
is all your friends show up. =)
It was an anti-climatic event for me because I was too sick to drink. I did eventually
have 2 pints after a great deal of water, but thats really not what I want to be doing
around a keg of Bass. Sigh. Matt really enjoyed the keg, and thats all that really
Quasi came to town I went to see them! It was a bummer to leave the party, but I really
like Quasi and haven't seen them yet, so I had to go. I took a bunch of pictures that
mostly suck because I wasn't using the flash and I was using my head for a stabilizer
(BillPod, Jamie would chime). Janet smashed skins and Sam humped his keyboard, a lot.
The set was pretty good, a little more than half of the songs played were from "Sword of
God", the rest from their other albums. Jamie and I hoped for "Chocolate Rabbit" and
"It's hard to turn me on" but neither of these songs were played. In their place were
a couple crappy covers. The show was spoiled with the last encore song being some cheesy
The show was at the Magic Stick in Detroit. It was nearly empty compared to
the last time I was there to see Frank Black.
This time I was one or two people away from the Stage the whole time, and there probably
weren't more than 70 people actually paying attention to the band. Frank had the place
at capacity. I'm fine with that though, the longer Quasi isn't super popular, the better
as far as I'm concerned. But I wish them well all the same. I picked up a poster and a
7" at the stuff stand. No me-sized t-shirts, though Jamie picked up an XL shirt and it
fits him well.