Thursday, February 14, 2008

This Friday's Gig

Okay, I love to write about what's going on, what my expectations are, and then what actually came of it! This Friday, my band Anima Obscura is scheduled to open for The Marc Rizzo Band. Rizzo is an international recording artist - lead guitarist for the metal band Soulfly and the death metal band Sepultura. It so happens Marc resides in my home state, Arizona. It also happens his cousin works at a restaraunt/bar owned by my guitar player's Brother In Law. Marc Rizzo is touring a new CD and is going to be in Phoenix for a day. The Cousin asked him to play at the Bar. The Brother In Law told him he knows a band that would be great to open for him (mine). The Rock Star said, "Yeah, whatever". The Brother In Law told us, "You go on at 10:00 or 10:30". The Rock Star's website says the show starts at 8:00. The cover charge is $5.00. Will we get paid? God only knows. Will the Rock Star play at 8:00 or let us warm it up? Will anybody show up, since it hasn't been advertised? Will global warming wreak such havoc on the environment that the show will be cancelled due to catastrophic weather conditions? Will the Israeli's and Palestinian's ever admit that they love each other and long to consumate their relationship? Is the Great Ziggurat at Ur actually the first Pyramid, or is it merely a megalithic mastaba and not an actual architectural precedent to the Egytian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Cheops?

By the way, the restaraunt is called The Chop And Wok (Chinease take out) and the bar is called Wok Star (he he). Between the restaraunt and the bar is a small, open air courtyard. The owner got a permit from the city of Scottsdale to have an open air, live show. This should prove to be an interesting experience indeed. I will be sure to let you know how it goes!

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