Sunday, March 24, 2013

HONK!TX - Day 4

Sunday was the parade and HONK Revue.
Perfect day to wear a cape, Seamus!

Betsy and her percussive lips
Video of our Revue performance

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HONK!TX - Day 3

On day 3, we played two sets in the hot sunshine of a park.
Group photo

Friday, March 22, 2013

HONK!TX - Day 2

Our first official day of HONK!TX we toured the capitol building.
Mike, Julie, and Jeff

Then we played a set for the folks at ARCH (Austin Resource Center for the Homeless).  We felt right in our element and partied it up.

Then we played an evening set for the HONK public.
Andy figures out the right direction to hold the megaphone for Lee

Thursday, March 21, 2013

HONK!TX - Day 1

For years we've stockpiled money from our occasional paying gigs.  Finally ARA agreed to travel - to HONK!TX in Austin.  Our first night, after our flight in, we played a bar show fundraiser.
Stretching before the flight

Friday, March 15, 2013

KAOS Radio

Seamus and David represented the band on KAOS' radio show, Spin the Globe.  They played some tracks we'd recorded in the studio earlier that week.  Listen here (end of first hour, beginning of second)
Amazingly, we fit in the studio!
Group photo

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A gift of a poem

We received this poem, hand typed by a poet at the Farmer's Market during our trip to HONK TX, was a gift from our fabulous host.
down by the riverside
spit flow through polished brass
diggin' through the muddy bank
I found justice
didn't need no sound
couldn't nobody be found down here
before the sweet trill of notes
there was me
I imagined the way to peace
I need to hitch a ride
wanna go home
missin' the music of my people
'cause your love is ample compensation
fillin' bellies like hungry minds
fully intendin' world reconciliation
by the mouth of the river
a road it grew
waves of melodies
carryin' me to you for Rumble Arkestra
love April
Barton Creek Farmers Market
March 9, 2013

Jena Kirkpatrick