Tour spiel starts this time by saying Amarillo is awesome.More specifically the Yellow City Art
Gallery is awesome. What a great place to play. Jon Revett ran the show, and he was a pleasure to
meet and deal with. Apparently the Gallery is host to all kinds of interesting activities not the
least of which is live music. There was art on the walls, some of which I actually liked. There's
Yoga lessons and dance classes. They had a library of subversive and inspirational literature.
Modest but informative, mostly anarchist essays by the old guys, and a lot of more recent stuff
pertaining to prison life/reform. The PA was modest; vox only, and no monitors. Besides that I
couldn't have asked for more. Everyone was totally cool.
Thick opened the show with high spectacle. Touted as the 'kings of Texas schwag rock'. They were.
They had apple pie, and a stripper. The story that Thick's lead singer told us went something like
this, "We asked her what we could do to make it worth her while beyond the actual cash
transaction, and she said, 'Get me some crank!' We told her we couldn't get her any crank, and she
said, 'OK, how about some Zima?'" Apparently at Thick's last show they staged a fight between the
guitarist and the drummer that was so well received that they nearly started a riot in front of
the club. Possible exaggeration. Karl the drummer brought us donutsand made coffee the
next morning, thanks Karl. We played a little sloppy, but had a lot of fun. We're pretty
committed to having fun, its partof the rock. Plug Spark Sanjay was awesome.
Three way vocals, intertwining guitar lines,understated yet integral drumming.
I love those guys, which is why we are here.
Afterward, we all sat around the club with the crowd for a long time. Mike Scott, Emily, Amanda,
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