I’m excited as hell to play with Old Horsey. Everyone in the band is grand, but my dear friend Sparrow (pictured) who plays in Old Horsey is the person who gave me my first accordion and taught me how to play. This is therefore up there in importance with the first time I played drums for Ego Likeness.
So yeah, I’m playing next monday, February 9th, 2008. At Bobo Gallery in Asheville North Carolina. It’s right in downtown on Lexington, near the top of that hill that Lexington is. Can’t miss it unless you’re not looking or you somehow miss it. Come! (Not that anyone in Asheville reads this blog, but ah well). If you miss me there, I’m playing a house show on the 19th as well. Do people announce house shows (with addresses) on the internet? I’ll have to look into that.
Wow, I’m really bad at announcing my shows on here, which is funny because it was one of the main reasons I started this blog. Oh well. I’m playing my first Asheville, North Carolina show. Tonight, at Firestorm Cafe & Books, Asheville’s own anarchist-run cafe. I’ll be sharing the stage with my friend Scugly and someone else I don’t actually know, who apparently makes music with an accordion and toy instruments.
The show is a benefit for Everglades Earth First!, our friends down in Florida who are working tirelessly to protect some of the last old growth swamp in Florida, which is being destroyed by, surprise suprise, a fossil fuels power plant. 17 EF!er’s were arrested on January 10th for contesting the fact that the public hasn’t been allowed to witness the destruction, and they’re facing fairly serious legal fees.
So yeah, come out tonight and listen to me and others play, and give money that will go to help these activists. One of the great things about Earth First!, as compared to donating to other environmental groups, is that every earth first activist is a volunteer. [exception: the staff of the Earth First! Journal is paid a very modest stipend to work full time on publishing. But that’s not where we’re raising money for anyhow.]