June 24, 2006

Blackie Blogg-Hung Over In Bristow

Hello again all.
I do hope you're feeling better than most of us today. We played in Richmond VA last night. All was looking good on arrival, time to relax for a while and catch up on the World Cup. Headed down to the venue at about 5pm soundchecked & then the heavens opened with the support of thunder & lightning. All was looking rather bleak & we thought no-one was going to turn up, fortunately the weather cleared though and although only a smallish crowd gathered they were indeed some of the finest people to play to & we all had a great time.
So back to being hungover today. It was Ben's 30th birthday yesterday, we headed out for sushi & sake in this great place where the duke box was accompanied by some classic videos Journey, Bon Jovi et al. If any of you were there did you happen to see the Proclaimers hanging out?

8 Comments:

Blogger berta said...

Our crew ended up at the Capitol Ale House (in Richmond. Good place), thinking surely you boys would be celebrating Ben's birthday over some gourmet bar cuisine and pages and pages and pages of beer selections, but the 12 or so of us drank in your honor. Sushi in Richmond, VA...was that a wise option?

See you in Pittsburgh!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

__Sushi in Richmond, VA...was that a wise option?__

At least it's near a coast.

And if the patron list includes the likes of the Proclaimers, it must be quality.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

I dunno... I don't trust the Scottish opinion of what's edible.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

But they're _twins_. It's a little-known fact that, along with mystical twin-languages and ESP-like connections with their womb-mates, they also possess a preternatural ability find decent sushi in unlikely locales. There've been studies.

11:51 PM  
Blogger william said...

gomez -
enjoy the DMB dates. thanks a million for a great gig in richmond (despite the CSX's passing by on the track to your left) and for huddling under a single umbrella with the wet Sharpie's next to the merch booth in Bristow. Best. Band. Ever.

3:57 PM  
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6:07 PM  
Blogger gomezgeek said...

after the show in jamaica, it has been proven that no storm can keep gomez from rocking! rock on.

10:59 PM  
Blogger rabidog said...

that ale house was superb. mmmmm blueberry beer. almost made up for missing a good 1/3 of the show.

anyway i've made it back safely and vaguely alive from round one of shows... it just occurred to me that the band & crew are likely spending the next few days in my city! welcome to phila, and here are a few of my favorite things:

- i think the andrew wyeth exhibit is still on at the phila art museum. the art museum's great regardless.
- if the freakin RAIN ever stops, penn treaty park on the delaware river (on delaware avenue) is a great place to escape the city... when you can't go too far. it's got a grand view of the phila skyline & camden (i think you can even see the tweeter center). bring a blanket and $1 for a mango water ice.

bars:
- the standard tap on 2nd street in northern liberties
- charlie's pub on 3rd street in old city
^ both north of market st and easily accessible by cab

food:
- for the daring... pho train (i can't pronounce its real name, but it's a pho restaurant with a neon lights picture of a train in the window). they even have a vegetarian pho, unlike any of the other pho shops in the city. $5 for a bowl bigger than your head, no kidding. in chinatown, around the 900 block of race st.
- thai food, 3 favorites:
* siam lotus @ 10th and spring garden
* erawan @ 23rd and walnut
* pad thai @ 2nd and south.
-good ole italian: la locanda del ghiottone on 3rd st between arch and race streets.

i hope you love phila so much you'll return soon & often!!

1:32 PM  

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