Monday, October 8, 2007

Atlanta, Flowers, Chicken

The road from Athens to Atlanta is a tricky one. It's all state highways with lots of stop lights, and we always seem to miss the same one and have to pull out the atlas.

The best lineup we've ever been lucky enough to play 3 times is the one with us, Cinemechanica, and We Versus the Shark. Last night we played with both at the Drunken Unicorn in "Hotlanta", another one of those venues we've heard of but never played. I was pleasantly surprised by how literal the club's decorations are; there are lots of murals of unicorns that appear intoxicated. I'm especially fond of one featuring a unicorn and wine-bottle-holding-Moses peering out over a rainbow that bisects a flaming red camaro. That may end up next to !!! on the you-just-have-to-see-it list.

Outside of the Drunken Unicorn, a homeless man kept trying to give people semi-wilted bouquets of flowers, but wasn't asking for anything in return. This actually sketched us out even more, because we didn't understand his motivations. Are we supposed to offer money in exchange? Does he just want to spread some love around? Should we touch the flowers?

Our pre-show meal was at a Southern cooking restaurant called Eatz. The choices were basically pasta or meat. While most of the Shark/Cinemechanica crew went in the pasta line, we ended up in the meat line. I ordered the Jerk Chicken (spicy) with corn on the cob and baked potato and they gave me HALF OF A CHICKEN! Very intimidating.

We are now back in Athens for our 2nd day off here, and then we will officially be on tour and not on vacation.


Vicky said...

i'm so glad you guys are updating again.

i missed it.

Christin said...

It was fabulous to see you guys and hear the new stuff, and it was bizarre/awesome to pair blog entries with the actual stuff you played (for example, you blogged in July about a song tentatively titled "If You Didn't Want to Know," and then opened with it). I wish more bands would do that.

I don't seem to have developed anything communicable from those flowers, so that's a blessing. I meant to point out to you guys, because you'd have found it funny: The tile pattern on the floor of the Drunken Unicorn is this, from Space Invaders.

I'm glad you guys (finally) had a great crowd/show in Atlanta. I can't wait to see you again!

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