With a weekend of shows and the pipes frozen in their camp, the folks at Eureka Music Hall put us up above the restaurant for the couple nights. Here's the first morning, exploring potential food options. And 'My Heart Will Go On'
What seems only like a swimmingly solid pop song on the surface, peels back to reveal a song of deeper meaning... after reading the Wikipedia article, I finally know what the hell they're saying in the chorus and it's not "Carrying a Laser"
"The words to "Kyrie" were written by Arizona-born lyricist John Lang who co-wrote the songs on all of Mr. Mister's albums. The music was composed by Richard Page and Steve George while on tour with Adam Ant."
"Kýrie, eléison means "Lord, have mercy" in Greek, and is a part of many liturgical rites in Eastern and Western Christianity. Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison is a prayer that asks "Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy". According to Page the entire song is, essentially, a prayer."
And now you know...
The 1985 music video by Mr. Mister
We're packing tents, tarps, tambourines and a few other things starting with T and working our way to northern Maine this weekend. Two stops at the Eureka Music Hall in Stockholm, and a show in Dominic's hometown of Madawaska to play a special set at the Inn of Acadia.
Friday and Saturday Eureka shows at 7pm
Sunday show at Inn of Acadia at 6pm
A big chunk of us, along with 25 other friends played the 11th Annual Beatles Night at Portland's State Theatre this past Saturday. Patrick Doyle from Rolling Stone was in attendance and reviewed the night. Hey everyone who spent hours and hours learning the tunes, promoting the night, and making it happen: This happened...
Is Channel X of course. We listened to nothing but this radio station the entire weekend. 90's ballads upon 80's ballads, sandwiched between 'Iko Iko' and 'Tonight's the Night'. Only to be followed by Miley Cyrus. Which reminds me, we heard this song on the station, and it's the best song I've ever heard.
Friend and member of the Doing Good Band Travis Cyr is a divining rod for connecting people together and booked us at the Eureka Music Hall.
Here's a list of random things from the weekend:
- Poutine Pizza
- Madawaska Lake
- Channel X
- Fucked up Ice Movement
- Dan Capaldi: Ghost-Hunter
- Peeenies Tyte
- Scott Mohler's Beaver Pond
Here's a gallery from the first night by photographer Don Eno
An old friend from when we first moved to Portland, Ryan O'Connell now runs giddyupamerica.com and reviewed the band and new EP.
with Line of Force, John Nels, and Gabrielle Raymond.
Frank Hopkins from Line of Force writes:
"When was the last time you said to yerself, 'Self! Whatever happened to the good ol' days, when you could throw on yer pshoes and yer dickies and just go to town. Some people might called you a crusspot, but you don't care, there, you just go across the border to a magical place of rainbows and dance the night away feelin' fine? A place where Moosehead and Labatt Blue flow like the mighty Fish River... a place where cheese and fries and gravy and really really thin funny pancakes coexist together in perpetual harmony and you can call the town cops 'Doody' and 'Dick' not because you are making fun of them, but because that is their actual name? Well saddle up, friends, we're gonna make that happen right here in Portlands. Come do good.Featuring a few folks who hail from the great north playing instruments and singing some songs and grooving on some great grooves. Maybe you will do the Bee-Jay's shuffle, maybe not. Maybe we will all be taking a giant 'Who Reads The St. John Valley Times' pic at the stroke of midnight..maybe not. Maybe we'll just share our favorite police beat moment, and that takes up the whole night. You'll never know until you come by and remember.... when you're doing good, always try to do a little better!"
We're heading up to the Aroostook county for two nights at the Eureka Music Hall and sharing the stage with power-friend Travis Cyr. If you're in the area stop in, If you're coastal and always wanted to check out the beautiful originality that is northern Maine, follow us to Eureka and we'll be real lovey together.
More info on the venue here: https://www.facebook.com/EurekaHallRestaurant
Recorded Live at The Studio Portland on 4/12/2013
Mixed and Engineered by Adam Jackson
Filmed by Andrea Nilosek and Jonathan Blood
© 2013 ShaShaShaMusic (ASCAP)
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