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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boston, NYC, & D.C. 4.20-24.09

Boston: House of Blues:

Being that it was the night of a Red Sox game, there was a lot of people roaming around. I enjoyed the sounds of bats cracking and fans cheering as I walked around the Fenway to the venue. We changed it up again that night, set list-wise:

1. The Nerve
2. Backfire
3. Armistice
4. Control
5. The Fight
6. Spotlight
7. Typical
8. Break the Same

New York City: Roseland Ballroom:

I only think of Portishead's DVD Live at Roseland every time I go by this venue, and was really stoked to finally play there. In NYC, we've played Knitting Factory twice, Avalon (which used to be the Limelight), B.B. King's, Irving Plaza twice, Gramercy Theater, Madison Square Garden (opening for Matchbox 20), and Roseland Ballroom.

Back to the right set list for this tour:

1. The Nerve
2. Armistice
3. Chaos
4. The Fight
5. Spotlight
6. Reset
7. Typical
8. Break the Same

D.c.: Bender Arena:

Big open spaces. Beautiful day. Fun show. Neon Trees did a cool shout-out to Fugazi's "Waiting Room." Unfortunately, not too many people got it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Indio, CA: COACHELLA 2010

My stand-out moments of Coachella 2010 (not in any particular order):

Highlight 1: meeting DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba.
Highlight 2: watching Phoenix perform.
Highlight 3: meeting fans at the signing.
Highlight 4: hanging out in the desert sun.

Downner 1: not getting to see Sly Stone.
Downner 2: not being able to hear much of anything on stage except drums.

Overall, cool experience.  

Song in my head for the day:

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chicago, IL: Aragon Ballroom

I love Chicago. Thanks Aragon.

Changing it up:

1. The Nerve
2. Armistice
3. Chaos
4. The Fight
5. Spotlight
6. Reset
7. Typical
8. Break the Same

Inspiration of the day:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Milwaukee, WI: Eagles Ballroom

Awesome feeling tonight at the show for me, that is, something reminiscent of the old days.

Set list was as follows:
1. The Nerve
2. Backfire
3. Armistice
4. Chaos
5. The Fight
6. Spotlight
7. Collapse
8. Typical
9. Break the Same

Bass inspiration of the day came from one of my all time favorite groups; they were very influential on me development as a young musician, too.

Thank you Jerry Scheff for laying this down for The Doors. Jim Morrison: R.I.P.

BASSLINE OF THE DAY:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Springfield, IL: Off day

Off day in the Midwest:
sun in my face
music (NATURAL MYSTIC) in my soul
book (I WAS A ROBOT) in my hand
trees in the wind
fĂștbol on my feet
football in my hand
food in the belly
tea in the gully

BASSLINE OF THE DAY:

Tulsa, OK: Brady Theatre

Tulsa has always been good to us, and a great place to start off a tour. I think this was the first time not playing Cain's, but regardless, it was all good. The Rolling Stones got me going today. Thanks Bill Wyman. I hope the rest of the tour just gets better. Set list was:

1. Collapse
2. Typical
3. The Nerve
4. Chaos
5. Armistice
6. The Fight
7. Spotlight
8. Break the Same


BASSLINE OF THE DAY:

Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 Spring Tour

"Tour season" is starting up again for Mute Math, and I welcome it, hoping for wonderful, memorable experiences for all peoples in attendance. Recently while in Los Angeles, I found myself walking over the this star:


In accordance with such unplanned occurrences, I'd like to dedicate these next six weeks of touring to one of my personal musical heroes and influences: Jimi Hendrix. May his music and spirit live on . . .

Also, be on the lookout at mutemath.com for tour blogs from everyone in the band. I will still be posting more personal things here regarding MM, life, and of course, bass. So, here we go: 

BASSLINE OF THE WEEK:


Vintage Cab I used on MM debut (this is my dad's); it has two 15" Jensen speakers.