Friday, April 17, 2009

schlemeel, schlemazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated

i haven't been this happy in a while. last night we performed to an almost sold out crowd in st. louis. we also started the set with "a" and "b" from "e" (sounds confusing, but it's not!). the power trio has been recharged, much like a rayovac battery.

to counteract my hopeless yearning for knowledge and culture, i've watched a movie and started reading in the past two days. right now i'm reading "darkness at noon" by koestler. something about communism fascinates me, not because i'm interested in becoming a comrade...i just like reading about big ideas that result in big failure. perhaps it makes me feel a bit better about my own failures, which seem irrelevant in comparison.

i watched "stranger than paradise" by jim jarmusch. i like independent films from the 80's and 90's. they're all printed on film. real film is just better. it's forgiving and honest. sort of like the difference between reel to reel and pro tools. they're both magical, but a bad tape edit has so much charm to it.

anyway, we're driving to milwaukee right now. cue "laverne and shirley" theme.

5 comments:

Brent said...

I'm still on a high over your show in St Louis! You guys are amazing, can't wait for E!
Here's a link to the photo we took of you, me, Adrian and Julie. Thanks!

trendm0nger said...

Eric,
I video recorded the show at the Shank Hall in Milwaukee, you and Julie graciously signed my cd's before I met up with Adrian and he signed MANY cool LPS from history.
How can I send you a copy of the show?
Dave in Menominee Michigan
(we drove 3 1/2 hours to see you!)

trendm0nger said...

Please email me at dpearson1 at new dot rr dot com.
I'll reply promptly my friend.

Dave
dpearson1@new.rr.com

Tickledrop said...

Tell him to send me a copy of the show when you email him Eric. teehehehee

Sounds like loads of music, fun and stuff packed into a small amount of time. Keep on ...

scottst said...

Dude: Thanks for writing. We are hanging on every word! Have a great trip. We're pulling for ya! - Stork Schlemiel.