Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ep.19c Barefoot Barnacle (bonus footage)
The third and final Barefoot video I’m uploading today is the one Michelle did guest vocals (and puppets, and toilet paper streamers, and costume changes) for… it is one of my favorite Barefoot Barnacle songs, but the footage is really pretty good (because everyone fires up their cameras when something this ridiculous happens).
My favorite thing about the video, though, is Jorge’s face when he realizes that the song just got Dursted. We didn’t tell them that was going to happen, and if you look at his face while the Fred Durst/Jonathan Davis debacle is unfolding, he looks like a kid that just got exactly what he wanted for Christmas.
Ep.19b Barefoot Barnacle (bonus footage)
True story: the first time I saw Barnacle, they had a singer. It’s actually a kind of vague memory… but I’m really happy we have some video of their 10 Year Anniversary show, featuring a lot of Seattle guest vocalists, and reuniting them with their original singer.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Ep.19a Barefoot Barnacle (bonus footage)
The Seattle music community (and lots, lots of my friends) took a big hit this week when we lost Jorge Meneses… who viewers of this show will mostly know as the guy on whom I drew a mustache in Ep.19: Barefoot Barnacle. An episode whose footage is annoyingly dark…
If I was going to upload bonus footage, I would have done it in March, when the original episode went up, but there were a handful of cameras on scene when Barefoot celebrated their 10 year anniversary at El Corazon on July 19th. Right now, I’m just thrilled the footage exists… It has seriously helped with some of the coping.
Jorge is the unofficial MC of the night, which he opens with a joke… and a cover of Push It by Salt n Peppa. If you knew him, he was irrepressible, a consistently hilarious, mischievous prankster, and always a lot of fun— as well as a hell of a guitarist and founding member of one of my favorite bands.
Crack Sabbath at Darrell’s!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pro tip: wear all black so when spilling coffee, red wine or blood of thine enemy, you won’t have to worry about staining.
I’ve been employing this strategy for decades. I only put it on hold for apartment hunting and job interviews, and when I wear one of my ridiculous getups on stage.
(the red union suit I wear in Negative Hole bears stains better than the shirt/tie/labcoat I wear in ubik, but still…)
Weirdly just broke down while telling a friend I was reposting this…
but Barefoot never got enough love, in my opinion, so we’d best appreciate what we have, dim lighting on the Highline stage and all.
A lot of my music experience in Seattle is filtered through being in bands here… but Barefoot Barnacle has been blowing me away since well before I climbed up on my first Seattle stage. We played this show just because: why would you turn down any opportunity to play with Barefoot? This is one of the most fun, interesting, complex, varied, weird bands in town… see them as often as possible, and buy their CD for the off-days.
I was one of the cameramen (and the final editor) for Barefoot’s 10th anniversary show, so expect a lot more of this stuff in the near future…