Shivering in Bed Watching Robocop

Well, today got lost in the shuffle and I didn’t get to post as much as I would have liked to.  Shinyribs played Blues on the Green last night at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.  The final estimate for the crowd was 16,000 people.  That is the most people I have ever played for.  I got swept up in the moment and the next thing I knew I was doing shots of Jameson out of a Philadelphia Eagles shot glass at 1am.  Time warp to today and I was laying in bed in the dark watching Robocop.  So the moral of the story is: if you play to a large crowd it eventually leads to you alone shivering in the dark watching Robocop.  Or at least that is where it led me…

Shinyribs and No Show Ponies Dates

I’ll be appearing tomorrow night in Austin at the Saxon Pub with No Show Ponies.  Our set begins at 10pm sharp.  

http://thesaxonpub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/July-20142.pdf

http://www.noshowponies.com

Hear our new album at http://www.noshowponies.bandcamp.com

Unfortunately, tonight’s Blues on the Green show with Shinyribs has been rescheduled for 8/13.  This show also will take place in Austin, Texas.  

http://www.shinyribs.org

 

 

Replacements Reunion Clip

http://www.blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2014/05/replacements_shaky_knees_festival_setlist_photos_review.php

A write up on one of the Replacements reunion shows.  If you read along to the end there is a great clip of Bastards of Young.  I am hoping I get to see them at ACL this year.  I have seen Paul and Tommy individually,  but never together playing those songs.  Would be a dream….

New Morrissey Lyrics

Mad in Madrid
Ill in Seville
Lonely in Barcelona
Then someone tells you and you cheer

Hooray, hooray
The bullfighter dies
Hooray, hooray
The bullfighter dies
And nobody cries
Nobody cries
Because we all want the bull to survive

Gaga in Málaga
No mercy in Murcia
Mental in Valencia
Then someone tells you and you cheer

Hooray, hooray
The bullfighter dies
Hooray, hooray
The bullfighter dies
And nobody cries
Nobody cries
Because we all want the bull to survive

The Bullfighter Dies from Morrissey’s upcoming World Peace is None of Your Business.  The live versions of three of the new Morrissey songs can be found on YouTube.  The songs you can hear are World Peace is None of Your Business, The Bullfighter Dies, and Earth is the Loneliest Planet.  This one sounds like a classic pop song with his usual flair for drama.  I definitely had a good laugh while listening to the song for the first time.  I only wish the record were out today.  Just thought I’d post these for those of you that are also fans.

Benefit and Birthday Party Tonight

I try to limit the amount of posts that I have on here promoting stuff.  Although in this day and age one must promote ones work however they can, I also want this site to have value to readers in and of itself.  Otherwise there is no reason to come here!

However, my band No Show Ponies is playing a very special event tonight in Austin.  We are playing a birthday event at Roadhouse Rags for a friend that has also has been diagnosed with cancer.  The show is free and you can BYOB, but they will be taking donations if you are willing and able.  There will also be potluck food.

This will also be the last show at Roadhouse Rags.  It is another old school Austin venue that is going away.  It is one of the first places I played when I first moved to Austin about 9 years ago.

So if you are in Austin and want to have a celebratory night of fun, we will be out there…

Slouching Towards Heaven

They’re lining up in numbers
They’re driving there in droves
Cars veering off the highway
Some take a lethal dose

Me, I’m slowly fading
With every line on my face
I’m slouching towards heaven
At my own pace

Feels like the dream is over
The fall that comes after the pride
No more keeping up with the Joneses
When you are trying just to survive

I’m gonna drink mint juleps
While the empire fades
I’m slouching towards heaven
At my own pace

Glory O
Glory O
If the decline comes fast
Then salvation comes slow

Down at the Legion Bar
Will you hold me tight?
As the band plays America the Beautiful
We can pretend everything is all right

The Home of the Bloated
Was once The Home of the Brave
We’re slouching towards heaven
At our own pace

Glory O
Glory O
If the decline comes fast
Salvation comes slow

These are the lyrics to a new song No Show Ponies will be playing tonight at Strange Brew in Austin, Texas.  Show starts at 10pm.  Please come out and join us.