June 28, 2006

Blackie Blogg-Up On Cripple Creek

And so we roll away from our last date with the Dave Mathews Band, the sounds of "Up On Cripple Creek" on the stereo. It's been a good if hectic couple of days. We've been recording a few tunes in a studio in Philladelphia with Steve (Los Lobos) and Dave, both very fine fellas indeed. It's been a great experience working with these guys and the results have been very rewarding.
The last DMB show went really well & people seemed to be getting down to the tunes. Another very fine & friendly chap as well Mr Mathews, it's been a pleasure being his guests.
So now we roll off to Toronto. We haven't been to Canada for some time now, so looking forward to getting back with those folks but first a 16 hr bus journey with a border crossing, oh well.


Blogger melissa said...

I'm glad your show on Wednesday went well, unlike Tuesday. I was at the show at Camden on Tuesday and it was unfortunately rainy-yuk. I got to meet you all after your set and got each of your autographs (thanks!) I just wanted to let you know I went to the concert just to see you guys. I dont really like dave matthews (as much) as you guys. I only wish you were able to play longer. Come back to New Jersey real soon, the USA loves you, you'll be missed. Next time you come back I want to see just you guys play for longer. Your music is awesome and youre great/amazing in concert. I love you guys and come back soon. Maybe we'll get to have a cold one at a bar next time ;)

10:32 PM  
Blogger joann said...

We enjoyed the show this evening in Camden. This was our first exposure to your music and were wondering what songs were on your set list?

12:25 AM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

What can you do with 16 hours?

• Take up knitting. By Toronto, you'll have a nice scarf. See if you can get it to stretch the enitire length of the bus.

• Write a country and western song about buses.

• Write an abusive country and western song about the dirty cheating Italians.

• Draw on everyone who falls asleep.

• Toot the horn at people on the side of the road, and when they turn to wave, wave in the opposite direction.

• Buy a packet of pegs... the type with the spring. Peg them to people without them noticing.

• Pillow fights.

• Write a story. Use entirely words beginning with 'A', until you get stuck, then move on to 'B', then 'C', and so on.

• Take a sleeping pill, and pretend your bunk is a TARDIS.

6:09 AM  
Blogger InLimb0 said...

Wooo! I'm going to the Toronto show tonight. Wee hee hee. I'm uber excited. Rock it, bitches!!

10:41 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

Hey, Sounds like you won't be playing our favorite small venues for much longer-- hanging out with the likes of DMB and Los Lobos.

Rest up for tonight in Toronto, mates. We've decided to catch up with you one more time before you head to England, so we are flying from Boston to Buffalo, and then driving to Toronto.

Thanks to the band for getting us to travel and catch sights like Niagara Falls-- we wouldn't go out of our way, but I understand we have to drive right by it, so we might as well stop and take a peek. Toronto is a very cool city too. I hope the border folks are feeling friendly today. Cheers until later tonight!

10:42 AM  
Blogger berta said...

In case no one has mentioned it in a while, thanks for keeping us posted Blackie!

So, what *do* you guys do on a 16 hour road trip to keep yourselves entertained?

Good luck with the moe. shows!

2:20 PM  
Blogger jrinto said...

Can't wait until tonight - been loving Gomez for over 8 years now and hope for a rocking show as always. I would just about die if they would play "Bring your lovin' back here" but am happy to hear them do anything. Cheers to all!

3:48 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I too am really looking forward to the show in TO tonight.. I made the journey to Pontiac, MI to see you in May, and you guys were absoultely outstanding... Of the old stuff I would love to hear Bubble Gum Years and Here Comes the Breeze...

Have a Great Show,

4:04 PM  
Blogger Clint said...

Hi. I'm just writing to say I picked up your new CD a few days ago. It's really great! I saw you guys in Chicago around the year 2000. Terrific show - hope to see you guys again.

Keep it up, and enjoy your trip to the great continent of North America. And now that Team U.S.A. are currently swimming back to America, apparently having failed to show up to actually play soccer in Germany, GO ENGLAND!

10:57 PM  
Blogger tequilagirl5158 said...

hey kids, hope the rain didn't delay you too much. Can't wait to see you in Cleveland, WOO HOO for 5 hr drives, thru 3 states, alone and pretty much in a straight line,durring 4th of july trafic. But alas you are worth it. Wish me luck. Cant wait.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Phonic said...

Cool, I want to hear those tunes soon! los Lobos is great. I hope the DMB dates made you some new fans, you deserve so much more than you're getting. Hope to see you in Holland someday again ;)

5:22 PM  
Blogger Bumpyminion said...

I loved your set in Toronto, as always. I had a chance to talk to Danny from Slow Runner and explained the aloof Toronto crowds - and that one of the reasons I love you guys is the crowd always seems to forget they should be standing very still, quietly nodding their heads and gradually proceed to lose their shit when you start rocking out. Thank you so much for coming.

7:12 AM  
Blogger sharon aka 'shazza' said...

I've been listening to you guys since your first album came out, and have seen you live many times over the years.. Wanted to send an extra special thank you for the last couple of shows I was fortunate to see though - Tipitina's in New Orleans & Webster Hall/NYC (both of which I was right up front w/my pal Alyssa - we were the 2 blondes jumping and singing along - all giddy-like) :)
AND for the 2 shows in Camden, particularly night two, when both Alyssa and I were also able to come back for your intermission Black Box show - WHAT a treat!!
We felt bad that in Camden the Gomez fans who were there were so spread out and not able to get close to the stage so you could see how appreciative we were... We tried though! Danced our a$$es off!! Thanks again, and PLEASE come back to NYC soon!!! Beers are on me. :)

2:42 PM  

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