Sunday, October 16, 2005

Great Night Out (and 'hi' to our OS trio)

Yes, here i am procrastinating about homework, AGAIN. So i thought i'd share with you the deliscious experience that is watching Erica perform.

Jen and i made our way to the Greyhound, St Kilda, last Friday to see Erica's Band Eon Automatic*. We enjoyed the night - and Erica was awesome. The people on the door said she was too good for Australian Idol (and we all know in what high regard you hold Oz Idol!). They pumped out funk and rock tunes, and Erica's stage presence was fandiddlyantastic. They were followed by and bunch of reportedly 16yr olds, long hair, tight jeans, leather jackets, who held a tight set of punk tunes. We had to leave before Frost - so perhaps Erica (who stayed) can give a comment report of how they went.

Also, i'd like to send a big cheerio to all our overseas dudes (Hey Kel, Dee, Luke!). Hope you are all doing fab. Kel, i keep finding myself in of a Saturday night, and i think to myself 'oh, everyone's going to be doing something already. i know, i'll give Kel a call, cos she always thinks the same thing'. And then i think 'oh, yeah, she's busy having the time of her life overseas at the moment, oh well'. Hope you're still kickin' it Kel! Dee, took your postcard to work - they all loved hearing your travels; You were sorely missed at the gig. We listened to Jack Johnson on the way home, and thought of you. Life music in Melb just aint the same without you. Lukie, hope your travels are continuing to be as fun as they sound. Are you fluent in German yet? - i'm expecting not to be able to understand a word you say by the time you get back :)

Anyhoo, back to the grind, i guess. Wish me luck with my presentation tomorrow.


*Erica: did you check out the half page add for the gig that Frost took out in Beat Magazine? - Their support acts included Showcard and Eno Automatic [sic].


Blogger Erica said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself Eug - thanks so much for coming! It's so awesome to have friends there to watch you play, and to hang out with afterwards. And again I apologise about the crossed wires re: picking you up.

Frost weren't bad - they play pop-rock and have some catchy and very well written tunes. Their major stumbling block, which I have observed both times we've supported them, is that they don't really have much in the way of stage presence. The lead singer/guitarist has his eyes closed for almost their entire set, so you aren't really drawn into the music the way you should be. I can imagine they'd sound good recorded, so perhaps they're a band destined to sell lots of CDs but not play too many live gigs.

Another interesting tidbit of information, was that their were some record label execs there to watch the band of 16 year old shaggy haired, tight panted, leather jacketed ragamuffins. Our drummer's girlfriend observed the suit clad executives deep in conversation at the end of the band's set, and one of them made a "so so" sign with his hand. I can definately see why they were there, because a group of 16 - 17 year olds who look, sound and move like they've just stepped out of the 80's would be very very marketable.

If you're ever feeling lonely on a Saturday night Eug you can always give me a call. It seems I've been spending way too many Saturday nights by myself with Horatio Hornblower these days. Not that I'm complaining about the dashing captain, but there's always that crappy feeling that everyone else is out doing something grand and exciting. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling that way.

This has to be one of the longest comments ever! I should have just made a new post.

17/10/05 01:01  
Blogger Erica said...

Grr, I should have checked for grammar before posting this. Now everyone is going to think I don't know the difference between the different types of "there/their/they're" spellings and meanings.

17/10/05 01:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Erica, sorry i didnt end up making it in, if i had of known Eug and Jen were headed in i would have made more of an effort. instead i spent my night writing up essay stuff until about 10.30 then going out for a few quiet beers.

next time, Will.

17/10/05 14:35  
Blogger Hooch said...

yeah Will,
you should have come. it was hella cool. bwt, Imo says 'there's no such thing as a few quiet beers'. you missed a great show.

18/10/05 16:30  
Blogger Hooch said...

i checked Inpress as well, their (note spelling!) Geyhound gig ad had 'Eno Automatic' playing as well. i think Greyhound/Frost must have sent out the same typo on the same press release to both mags.

18/10/05 16:34  
Blogger Hooch said...

PS. how good is Hornblower! i swear Ioan Gruffud is THE sexiest man in the universe. No exceptions. None.

18/10/05 16:45  
Blogger Erica said...

Yes, apparently our name was spelt wrongly on every bit of publicity for the gig. Our guitarist noted several different, and wrong, spellings of "Eon" in the papers he read that day.

And I agree with you 100% about Ioan Gruffud. He's DEFINATELY a reason to stay home on a Saturday night.

18/10/05 17:40  
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18/10/05 18:33  
Blogger Halliwell said...

Losers? WTF. Horacio is so sexy with the tri brimmed hat..

18/10/05 20:42  
Blogger Hooch said...

amen to that!

20/10/05 11:53  

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