...being the observations and navigational extracts
from the ongoing expeditions of San Francisco Piano Pop trio
True Margrit

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Taking the Bitter with the Sweet


The bitter-sweet first.

We play Borders Books in Emeryille--a nice mellow gig with a few cool suprises: Pat Thomas (of Runt Records and Mushroom fame) is there to check us out! MUSHROOM!

And the other not-so-fun surpise: A random thieving cyclist descends upom my gig bag in its one unattended moment in the Borders parking lot and makes a rather leisurely getaway with it. I am chatting with our manager --Mark Weiss--and I look up and put it all together, but, haltingly.

"Hmmmm" I think, "that bag looks a lot like my gig bag. Its funny that guy has one like mine. Hmmmm. Actually, it is mine and he's getting away"

I yell, "Thats my bag!" Everyone nearby stops what they're doing and looks at me curiously.

The thief takes off down the alley. Gary jumps into his car in hot pursuit. Mark jumps in his car in hot pursuit. Gary & Mark come back ten minutes later. No joy. My Shure beta 58 that I have sung into in nightclubs, cafes, halls, radio stations, and houseconcerts is gone. Long live the new Shure.

Oh well--we all still have our limbs, our talents, and our boyish and/ or girlish charms. (Except for the filthy thief who gets a peculiarly bad mark for stealing from musicians--that's BAD! THAT's LOW!!))

Anyhoo. Now for the sweet.

We are getting airplay on Minnesota Morning on KMSU. They played "Members Only" yesterday and "Hours in Reverse (Deja Vu)" was getting play in January!

And! ON KAOS (the Olympia radio station at 89.3 FM) the RADIO 8 Ball Pop Oracle as been magically calling on True Margrit tunes from SEAWORTHY to answer questions (you have to tune in on Tuesdays and check it out cuz that's easier than me trying to explain and not doing it justice) RADIO 8 BALL!!

And well now, that is as sweet as sugar.


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