It all goes downhill from the guy in the green body suit. He was part of a skit for The Late Live Show, our midnight show this past Saturday, and he was cracking our shit up. Nic and I were in the green room hanging out while the show was going on (Josh and Jess watched the show, those sly guys) and this guy in the green body suit was on fire. Everything he did was comic gold. I wish I would have remembered his name — he really deserves a shout-out here. The guys on the show were just so nice. Joe is the host and is just a gracious, good guy. The show was really funny too: not just the backstage antics. In between green guy shenanigans, we would hear the show and the crowd was eating it up. They have one more show this Saturday, so do check it out.
The whole evening was full of nice guys. Dan Coyle is a touring folk singer from New York and his manager asked us to play the first show of the evening, and he couldn’t be nicer. He told Nic all about touring Europe and his adventures about the world and I do think she got stars in her eyes. 11 months in Europe. I think I could do 11 months in Belgium alone. I met another Belgium-phile in the bartender at Miska’s (super nice as well!) and after we got some good craft beer, the set was all good. A couple people in the crowd asked for Office Romance, an old song of ours, and even though we hadn’t played it in what must be years, we totally pulled it off. It was kind of weird though because we set the stage up so the guitar player was in front and then the keyboard and the bass were a bit behind off to the sides, and that’s just one of those songs where I look at Nicolette a lot but I really couldn’t see her… What can I say: love.
We played three songs at The Late Live show and it was fun to play without any amplification (besides my little Nord, sad thing, no speaker) — I think we did quite well. All Yours, Miss You and Office Romance. Man, from not playing it in years, we went and played it twice in one night. It’s just a corny little song, but I do love the lyrics. Oh I do wish I was Cole Porter sometimes.
We should have some video of the evening soon. Talk to you then!