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Friday, December 03, 2010

A Dangerously Big Head

On October 1st we played at Kate Goodnight's rad women's music series:
--at Caffe Trieste! We kicked off the night, roaring into our set with some newer tunes ("Comforting the Castaways", "Obvious Solutions", "Unreliable Narrator") and some older faves ("Syllable" and "50,000 Names"). What with our exuberance and the love coming back at us from the crowd, it was as though an electric beachball was being passed from the stage to the audience and back with sufficient energy to light up Emeryville, San Jose, and Poughkeepsie. We were to be followed by our dear friends, the evening's illustrious headliners, Judea Eden Band. But alas, we couldn't chill out! We had to scoot over to Oakland, for our video, "Opposite Man" was being screened on The Great Wall of Oakland.

Rushing out of the club after the set made us feel a little sheepish, a little silly, and a little bit like rockstars--we were going to a screening of our video, after all, on a HUGE wall, a rare occurrence indeed.

We zoomed over to Oakland and managed to situate ourselves on a roof for an excellent vantage to watch the video. And what a surreal rush: before our gig-induced adrenaline even had a chance to wear off, we experienced our video projected to 100 feet by 100 feet! YOW! My head was three stories high! Neat-o. And scary--for this literally massive representation of my noggin coupled with the grandiosity of having a show wherein my figurative /interior head was expanded--well, that was a bit much for my poor metaphorical neck.

We zipped back to Caffe Trieste to catch the 2nd half of Judea's set--nice! Luckily, as the night wore on, our heads inevitably returned to more customary dimensions--fitting into hats, cars, through doorframes, and into our quotidian, humble, comfortably neurotic lovable psyches. Phew.


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