with Robert O'Neill and WitchEver at The Richmond Tavern
show report - london
C - the quest for Starbucks ended in a large fail, but mediocre salad was good enough. Little Girl in Ladies room - do you dye your hair? i almost said no, vitamin deficiency. heh heh. Mandy found the WEIRDEST flavour of chips
D - Sour Cream & Bacon and Hot Wings aren't "weird" to most of us potato chip enthusiasts! But when the truckstop stocks bright pink cowboy hats, nobody even blinks an eye!
M - That little girl in the washroom was awesome. We may be the machine that spawned the next Florence. The check out lady was totally impressed with my choice in potato chips. And there is no weird at 4am when you're drunk and starving; there is just grease and tasty tasty chemicals.
C - our hotel was easy to find, and we didn't realize until our photographer buddy Jason sent a text - is that the place next to the Beef Baron? naturally we find the sleaziest, dirtiest strip bar. apparently it's so foul that our cousin Dirty Dirk won't even go there. Doug said the elevator smelled like strippers
D - I'll bet there have been many a walk of shame down the Econdomlodges hallways! I'm pretty sure that elevator reeked of cheap perfume and shame! The Beef Baron? Are we in the meat packing district? Apparently yes! Must be a sale on beef curtains tonight!
M - yeah, wow, that hotel must have been an Olympic venue, 'case it was all kinds of special. And the Beef Baron next door smelled like skunk. Which kinda makes sense--Pepe Le Pew has always had a thing for pussycats.
C - we arrived, and instantly tore the room apart for photo shoot #1 one, which is classified. which sucks because it was HILARIOUS and you will PISS YOURSELVES laughing when you see the pics.
D - I'm pretty sure the what we did in that room was quite tame compared to "normal" weekend activity. Though, I wouldn't want to have gone all CSI on the place. I'm hoping I didn't catch anything from the jacuzzi! And I have to say I did enjoy some of the "reflective" features of the room!
M - The hotel guy arrived with the rolly bed at exactly the wrong time. He was all eyebrows and skeezy questions when I checked out the next day.
C - photo shoot #2 was classier and we were fully dressed. unfortunately, the cocktails were fake. we were drinking red bull & tequila out of ugly plastic cups though, have no fear
D - Classy as we could ever be! That's why I keep the inner voice gagged for such "sophisticated" moments! ( I so wanted to spell that with an f instead of a ph)
M - Yeah, I know it's all part of the magic and make-believe, but it was still weird being all dressed like a grown up. That is NOT why I joined a band!
C - after whoring up twice for photos, we whored up again, shook our bits at the Beef Baron out the window, then took off to the gig.
D - Except for poor Mandy who had to return the mom-mobile back to the hotel, cab back to the club, cab back to the hotel to retrieve Jason's backpack that was left in the mom-mobile and then back to the club! Cutting into precious pre-show theraquilas!
M - Somebody had to take on that mission, and I had the keys to the mom-mobile. I made up for lost tequila time later...which always leads to lost tequila time...
C - Mandy is a Trooper - she's looking for The Boys in the Bright White Sports Car in Cold, Cold Toronto, and Don't Like Bein' Told What to Do, so Drive Away, Drivin' Crazy in your Gyspy Wheeler Lookin' for Trouble and Raisin' a Little Hell.
D - What? Mandy is in Trooper? Sweet gig!
M - Trooper is in me. And mmm raisins...
C - i love playing shows in London. they get us. they sing along. they have an ass-shaking Stephanie!
D - Let me shorten that last sentence to what you wanted to say: "I love ass-shaking Stephanie!"
M - Asses in general love us.
C- we have mic stand drink holders now, for we is teh hightechs and such
D - And we (well, I) have learned that if you knock over the mic stand, the drink, she's gonna spill. Maybe we need fancy sippy cups for these high tech holders?
M - Everything is better in a fancy sippycup, and less sloshy. I hate sloshing on the Harlot, but it happens.
C- the new songs went well, with no mistakes, and no terror induced shaking that we couldn't hide well enough.
C- you know what the audience didn't see? my ruffled & bow black panties. because my cocktail dress skirt was actually long enough to be civilized, and i didn't bend over like a trollop.
D - I don't know if I can get the sight of both of you fully clothed and underexposed out of my mind! Some things can't be unseen! Thank gord we had that photo shoot to make up for it! ;-)
M - Yeah, again, dressing like a grown-up is NOT why I joined a band.
C - the hotel said we could have a late checkout of 1pm, and nobody would disturb us until then. nice of them to phone at 11:30 am and see if we were still in the room. assholes. that is why i always steal the pen and notepaper.
D - That hotel probably says a lot of things like: "I'm sorry lady, you need to wear clothing during the "continental" breakfast!" and " No...a donkey is not considered a pet and cannot accompany you to the room!"
D - I slept on a roll-a-way bed that basically had a crib mattress! You guys had a king size bed! I see how it is..."Them drummers ain't right and can't be trusted." Well...yeah, you're probably right! ...sigh...
M - Yup.
C - is it rude to barge into someone's apartment and beg for coffee, when it's 1pm and you've just gotten up and are slightly hungover?
D - Only if it takes you more than 3 attempts to find the apartmet
M - I think that coffee saved us from causing a major accident en route to the OnRoute for coffee, so I think we could categorize it as a medical emergency.
C - when YOU are at the OnRoute pitstop, sipping Starbuckery, are you given a bright red rockem' sockem' robot by the cleaning staff? no?!?! then you're not Doug.
D - No! No you're not! And being me...is all of the awesomesauce!
M - Because you're in a band.
D - No...because I'm in a band with with you guys! <3 p="p">
PHOTOS! - High Heels Lo Fi, Witch Ever and Robert O'Neil at The Richmond