The other day on Facebook I was given the gentle reminder that I have known Trueland Morrison for 4 years now. It reminded me of this by pointing out that it was 4 years ago to the day that we became friends on Facebook. We had become friends because I had just checked out his band The Civilians, a band my friends Tony and N.J. Pete were involved with, as they played their first ever gig on Oct. 7th, 2011 at the Motor City Cafe, a place that I think still does the occasional gig. The Seriouslys, Tinglerz, and The People's Whiskey also played. We were all there for Christy Larson's birthday party at her place of work at the time. I gave it a write up as well, and was almost 100% positive that I posted it on the website before, but apparently I didn't. I mean, if I did, I couldn't find evidence of it anywhere - not on a back up disc, not on the Internet Archive: Wayback Machine, nothing. I've sat on the write up for years now, always meaning to format it and get it posted up, but just never did. I'm lazy, whatta ya want? Now with the anniversary reminder thing, I figured now was as good a time as any to get it up on the website, so click here if you're interested to see what I'm babbling on about with this 4 year old write up of a mostly forgotten gig. In the long run, it's just a review of a rare night at a Local gig where some band didn't suck, and I didn't feel compelled to call them out on it, and everyone was chill and we all had a great time. I must of been drunk and high on drugs for such an apparent yet temporary lapse in pontificating my disparaging judgmental viewpoints. ;-)
Another thing that reminded me of that night at the Motor City Cafe, was a picture that appears in the latest Civilians video for the song Solidarity, from our upcoming split on Crowd Control Media Records with The Defenders. If you look closely you can see a picture of me checking out the band at I think the inaugural Civilians Motor City Cafe gig some 4 years ago. I went from being a fan, to being in the band... ha ha ha ha. It's been a great run so far, and I can't wait to see where we're heading in the next 4 years together. Mòran taing!
Everything is updated. Why I don't know... ;-)
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