last night was incredible. i never felt so comfortable being squished by a sweaty throng. thanks so much to everyone who made that happen. much love. we are planning a potluck in the guestbook. thanks again, kev
this is not a lie : kicked in the head, thegoonies, marc flynn, foam n'mesh, the drive, 6$, all ages(duh), 6pm, new years eve, the icc church in allston. look at http://www.massliveevents.com/ and wear your play clothes.
i've been advised to mention that this is a) the only all ages event in boston on new years, b) 6$ and over early (~9-930) so you can go to partiesand c) if you have a practice amp, head, or cab you'd be willing to lend us.. call matt zaccarino at 508 478 3082, kevin driscoll at 508 799 5693 or just bring it to the show with your name written on it somewhere. i know this is a shot in the dark but we need as many as possible. thanks!
we've played at *least* 100 shows in the new england area. if we didn't play that often, the band would never have lasted this long. the very existence of the goonies is owed entirely to everyone out there organizing and attending DIY shows. we played an 18+ night at the middle east once back in early 1999. it was awful. there are pictures of it that our friend matt spencer took- i have a crew cut.we agreed to never play age-restricted shows again.
despite being together for so long, we have surprisingly few songs. this is partly due to member changes and never re-learning songs and partly due to our own heavy self-criticism. we chop our setlists down constantly.
the songs are generally really loud and pretty angry. i write the majority of our lyrics and with each song, the process is harder and takes me longer to finish them. i try to freeze moments and mindsets into these 2 minute scream-a-longs and each time, i set the bar higher for myself. little else has moved me as much as the look on all your faces when we play these songs. that's why they mean so much to me. i'm not interested in screaming by myself in a room alone. i scream to break the ice- so all of us can be comfortable screaming and shouting together. once things flow and we're all moving-- there should be no barrier between "band" and "audience"- it's just people creating music + moments together.. i guess what i'm trying to say is that..
i love you.
until next time, kevin
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