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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Playing bass tonight with the Allison Fisher band- Big Top

Hopefully I'll get a few pictures. The next 24 hours is going to be really cool and I'll be sure to shoot some shots and post them up. Tonight it's the band- a great band with one of the best singers in town in Allison Fisher (who now also plays in The El Orbits) and tomorrow morning it's Friends and Family Day at Roller Derby practice, Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. No skating for the amateurs, but you can come watch a scrimmage at our practice space. Practices are normally closed to the public and F&F Day is once a year- never promoted. Bill Shirley is coming- we're going to get this HRD podcast thing off the ground and I'll take whatever I can learn and apply to podcasts in Marfa at the club- interviews with bands, etc by phone to help promote the upcoming shows. There are so many uses, most importantly for me, documentation of local history. This little blog is exactly that for me.
Oh, yeah, by the way, I'm listening to Bigg Robb, a southern chitlin circuit R&B artist who I've seen live in Sunnyside at a club called "Club Nite Mood" at W. Orem and S. Post Oak. www.heybiggrobb.com for more info. This guy is like all three of the Fat Boys but better rolled into one with a positive message. He is awesome. If you email him he actually emails you back. He tours with the Zapp Band, one of my favorite bands of all time.
Sunday night the "Blazin' Banditas" will take on the "South Side Roller Derby" at Pearwood Skate Center in Pearland (east of downtown on FM 518). The cover is $5. This is SSRD's first interleague bout. I would say they have a chance, but the Blazin Banditas are a spinoff of Alamo City Rollergirls, San Antoonio's WFTDA league and real skaters. The BB's left the league after a long and drawn out seriies of disputes with the girls who run the Alamo City Rollergirls. Now ACRG has three teams instead of four (way to make season 2 crappier than season 1) and the team formerly known as "The Violations" (2nd place ACRG 2006) has been re-formed into an unaffiliated travel team. They're going to kill SSRD, I am certain. I am going, along with a couple of HRD girls, even though HRD is a sworn enemy of SSRD (LONG story) and discourages ANY support of their league activities. $5 cover is hardly support, but I'm there for the BANDITAS, my S.A. home girls. Announcer Rusty Pickup and his wife Cynthia will be in for the bout as well, though no announcing. I am really looking forward to it. That's Sunday night at 5:30, I believe. Visit www.southsiderollerderby.com for more details.

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