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Autumn Drawers

August 26, 2009
Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  ~George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

Could it be that the Summer of 2009, one of the finest festival seasons in recent memory, is nearing its coda?

While the rumor among the Atomic Drawers fan(s) is that we’ve taken all of this time off to make absolutely sure we’ve got Working Man by Rush down perfectly as part of our ongoing lovefest with all things Canadian, the truth is far removed from such nonsense. (Honestly, we don’t know how these things get started, but once ignited they spread like wildfire.  It might have something to do with our obsessive yet necessary need to quote this incomparable slice of cinematic excellence at every possible instance.)  And let’s be honest.  Any band who tries to cover Working Man should stop.  Some things can’t be improved upon.

We’ve actually spent the last six-odd weeks throwing our own KICKASS festival, re-familiarizing ourselves with Denver’s nightlife, spending time with friends and family, and pondering the direction of the band through new and truly enlightening experiences.  

For instance, Billy tried an alternative therapy a few weeks back  in order to quit smoking.  It worked for just a smidge over seven minutes. 

I also quit smoking this summer, four times to be exact.  The experience has made me ponder the question of how I want my loved ones to see me:  as a wheezy but pleasant enough person, or as a healthy total asshole.  The jury is still out.

Most importantly, we’ve written a bunch of new songs but haven’t practiced them much.  We’ve played sparingly, mostly covers and older originals, but had a solid (sober?) practice last night and are feeling the inexorable pull of the thee-ah-tah.

Therefore, Atomic Drawers will be a Lincoln’s Roadhouse this evening, probably around 9:00, to play some milk-dipped, cornmeal-battered, deep-fried RAWK for bar/restaurant staff and anybody else who happens to show up. 

Your LSU Tigers start their pursuit of SEC dominance in ten days. Billy is going south to see Kiss, Janes Addiction, and Widespread Panic at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans pretty soon. Temptations abound.  So get your Drawers while they’re hot, because autumn tends to be a time of mulitiple distractions. (Kind of like summer, actually.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Pretzel permalink
    August 27, 2009 12:09 am

    Hey snooty drawers, don’t hog the tunes man, record it and begin the Empire of Drawers. Can’t love you if I can’t FUCKING HEAR YOU!!

    • August 27, 2009 2:40 pm

      Howdy, Pretzel of The Shire,

      Last night’s show was recorded and (after we see if it was really worth a shit) will be posted.

      • Pretzel permalink
        August 27, 2009 4:52 pm

        Yippy, my drawers are moist w/ anticipation oh Great One. Shit or not I wanna hear.

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