Bad Manners Ska Tour

Bad Manners On Tour

The saga continues: New Orleans

The saga continues: New Orleans
Jake - Sun Sep 12, 2010 @ 10:46AM
Comments: 83

At this point, this blog is more like a diary...I'm so far from blogging in real time. The tour is over, I'm writing this in my bathrobe in my living room. Pablo Fiasco is snoring on my couch. So, New Orleans - or as I call it, "vegan hell." We arrive in pouring rain on 8/25, the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, our hotel is in the warehouse district. Every time I try and get to the quarter, I get soaked. Local ska musician and dj Maddy Ruthless gives us a place to practice. New Orleans is a Bad Manners headlining show, no Beat. That means we play longer. Some band members STILL don't know the fucking tunes....dicks. The practice space is in Midtown, which was heavily damaged in the flooding post-Katrina. Finally, I get some sense of the trauma, which you don't see in the area around our hotel. I wanted to make some sort of connection between Katrina, the BP spill/response and 9/11 in NYC - how these disasters (really the failures of our institutions & incompetence at all levels) are emblematic of something about the world today, but I've lost the thread. Basically, we're fucked...we've lost our competence. /rant. Amazingly, Buster is allowed BACK into the US after his UK sidetrip, and it appears that we will have to finish this damn tour... On Monday, show day, the rain lets up a bit. We check out and head to the French Quarter. A few of the guys get a ride to visit Maddy's reggae record store, but I miss out on that. Haters. Anyways, we wind up at this gumbo place that actually has two items on the menu that I can eat. Bland, soupy, dishes, but hey...Then it's a day of bored wandering around the French Quarter on a Monday. Nobody's out and the bars are dead. We go into one with blues band. These guys have the SRV/Albert King/Freddy KIng Texas blues thing DOWN. We can't drive the 40-foot RV in the narrow streets of the Quarter, so Maddy Ruthless ferries our gear over from the practice space in two trips. The woman is a saint. I don't think she realized how needy the BM crew is. We need a lot of help to pull this one off, and she comes through like a champ. Thanks, Maddy! She also dj's the show, with mod/soul man Matty. Good sounds. The club has put a local band on the bill...they sound "emo." Gotta start somewhere, I suppose. Bad Manners plays the first "official" headlining show of the tour. The 6 headline dates were only booked 3 weeks out, and it shows. The club is half-empty. Our fans always carry on like a packed house, and we play our hearts out as usual. Turns out that heart is no substitute for actually knowing the songs. Again, some band members didn't do their homework and don't know the material. We give a so-so performance. I'm so sick of excuses at this point. There's no good reason why people shouldn't know the tunes by NOW, if you didn't know them when we left LA. It's not about calling people out -I'm trying to convey my frustration at the laziness and contempt for the BM fans and repertoire. Buster has been claiming, and will claim every night for the rest of the tour that it's his birthday. Someone has told him about the New Orleans birthday tradition of pinning money to your coat, so that well-wishers can add bills to the pile. I am now so sick of being hot, sticky, sweaty and constantly hungry. The RV smells so awful after 2 days in the Lousiana heat., I wonder how I'm going to get back on it. We leave after the show, headed for Texas. No question about it, we are headed West, in other words, homeward-bound for me!

Comments: 83

Comments

51. aftab ak   |   Mon Feb 04, 2019 @ 03:03PM

It's anything but an abnormal want to live in Dubai however the standard of laws isn't truly plausible for everybody to meet them.http://dubai360city.com/

52. business opportunities in Dubai   |   Mon Feb 04, 2019 @ 03:04PM

It's anything but an abnormal want to live in Dubai however the standard of laws isn't truly plausible for everybody to meet them. http://dubai360city.com/

53. toy haulers for sale   |   Sat Feb 09, 2019 @ 04:35AM

Different kinds of trailers accessible in the market are Close-coupled, Full, Motorcycle, Livestock, Powered , mover, Semi, winches and Travel trailer. https://www.midamericarv.com/

54. akolkata  |  my website   |   Mon Feb 11, 2019 @ 05:39AM

so nice..

55. nisha  |  my website   |   Sat Feb 16, 2019 @ 06:36AM

wow nice

56. Nonton Drama Korea  |  my website   |   Mon Feb 18, 2019 @ 10:04PM

Thanks for sharing the information about the services provided by you as the DIY. A nice blog. Keep sharing. https://drakordrama.com/

57. Nonton Drama Korea  |  my website   |   Wed Feb 20, 2019 @ 01:19AM

Thank you so much for sharing this stuff with us. This place had been in my bucket list and i hope to travel here very soon https://drakordrama.com/

58. kranti shema  |  my website   |   Fri Mar 01, 2019 @ 08:07AM

wowoowlw

59. Scarlet  |  my website   |   Tue Mar 05, 2019 @ 02:14AM

This is very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing the interesting news.
https://www.pikbee.one/

60. New Jardo   |   Thu Mar 21, 2019 @ 09:55PM

Shop this collection of timeless & traditional ladies wedding rings and ladies wedding bands. From antique-inspired to modern design womens wedding rings.

https://www.pinterest.com/findurings0617/tungsten-rings/

61. Newrdo   |   Thu Mar 21, 2019 @ 09:56PM

Find a great collection of Diamond Rings at Costco. Enjoy low warehouse prices on name-brand Diamond Rings products. https://www.pinterest.com/findurings0617/titanium-rings/

62. Thomas Tailer  |  my website   |   Wed Apr 03, 2019 @ 01:14AM

Great Job, I greatly appreciate that. Do Keep sharing!
https://192168lladmin.com 192.168.l.l

63. shruthi kapoor  |  my website   |   Tue Apr 30, 2019 @ 03:25AM

wow nice post..

64. Best Dog Flea Treatment   |   Sun May 19, 2019 @ 06:43AM

Pack your endeavors in an area that will manage the cost of the most obvious opportunity with regards to taking the class of creature you want. https://mydoggie.co.uk/best-dog-flea-treatment/

65. Muneer ahmed   |   Sat May 25, 2019 @ 06:02AM

I was surfing net and fortunately came across this site and found very interesting stuff here. Its really fun to read. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. http://www.cinenetworld.com/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=64666

66. pbx system dubai   |   Mon May 27, 2019 @ 05:41AM

Hmm!! This blog is really cool, I’m so lucky that I have reached here and got this awesome information. https://www.pbxdubai.com/

67. muneer ahmed   |   Mon May 27, 2019 @ 05:48AM

This is very smart, really an intelligent idea. This is my first time in your blog and I really love it. Thanks for this awesome post. https://www.kiwibox.com/newsfoot40/blog/entry/146463189/clean-up-is-easy-with-junk-removal/

68. kolkata vip girls  |  my website   |   Mon May 27, 2019 @ 11:01AM

wow nice post

69. voip pbx system   |   Tue May 28, 2019 @ 04:43AM

I'm constantly searching on the internet for posts that will help me. Too much is clearly to learn about this. I believe you created good quality items in Functions also. Keep working, congrats! https://www.mypbxuae.com/

70. jessica Sinha  |  my website   |   Wed May 29, 2019 @ 02:51AM

best escorts service provider in kolkata
https://kolkatanightqueen.com/

71. jessica Sinha   |   Wed May 29, 2019 @ 02:52AM

This is the best post.when I read your article So I like it. Much obliged to you for providing this to us.
https://kolkatanightqueen.com/

72. ayantika  |  my website   |   Wed May 29, 2019 @ 03:22AM
73. pujarathore  |  my website   |   Wed May 29, 2019 @ 03:26AM

Mumbai Call Girls And Escorts Service

74. simran  |  my website   |   Wed May 29, 2019 @ 03:30AM

best escort service in kolkata

75. munee   |   Mon Jun 10, 2019 @ 04:35AM

The first phase the preparation should, theoretically, be uninfluenced by the intended intensity and duration of the sound which is subsequently produced. In fact, however, so quickly are the three phases accomplished that the pianist rarely has capacity to think, in performance, of each phase separately.

http://www.selfpackshipping.com/

76. muneer   |   Mon Jun 10, 2019 @ 04:36AM

The first phase the preparation should, theoretically, be uninfluenced by the intended intensity and duration of the sound which is subsequently produced. In fact, however, so quickly are the three phases accomplished that the pianist rarely has capacity to think, in performance, of each phase separately.
http://www.selfpackshipping.com/

77. Dinner in Kayu Aya Seminyak Bali   |   Mon Jun 10, 2019 @ 01:27PM

The southern piece of Bali Island is loaded up with a few extravagance and spending lodgings.https://thejunctionhousebali.com/

78. 동행복권파워볼   |   Fri Jun 14, 2019 @ 09:42AM

The players' bodies ought not bounce undetermined when evolving headings. Just the feet and arms are evolving bearings.https://webspeak.co.kr/

79. kranti shema  |  my website   |   Fri Jun 14, 2019 @ 10:17AM

great post..

80. muneer ahmed   |   Sat Jun 22, 2019 @ 06:34AM

I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. https://www.avarecycling.com/recycling-events.html

81. dog bike trailer  |  my website   |   Mon Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:36PM

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.” https://mydoggie.co.uk/best-dog-bike-trailer

82. weed  |  my website   |   Mon Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:56PM

I know your expertise on this. I must say we should have an online discussion on this. Writing only comments will close the discussion straight away! And will restrict the benefits from this information. https://lavsguide.com/what-states-are-weed-and-cbd-legal-in/

83. HyderabadBeauties  |  my website   |   Tue Jun 25, 2019 @ 11:33PM

Hello Gentleman my self Sneha Jain high class very beautiful model Hyderabad more info visit my website :- http://hyderabadbeauties.com

Previous 1 2 Next

Post a Comment




powered by Doodlekit™ Free Website Maker