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Rock, Stupidity, and Good Excuses

October 8, 2009
Stand back, Red Rocks.  This is the Best. Venue. Ever.

Stand back, Red Rocks. This is the Best. Venue. Ever.


Let us cut to the chase. Atomic Drawers, on just a few hours’ notice, played a scorching set of rock last night at Lincoln’s Roadhouse. We started off with This Time of Year, mainly because it’s a classic for LSU fans such as ourselves, and because stupid Billy is stupid flying to stupid Baton Rouge tomorrow for the stupid LSU-Florida game; furthermore, we felt like after hearing Better than Ezra play so well last weekend, we needed to hack up one of their songs in order to bring ourselves back to the reality that is Atomic Drawers on a Wednesday Night. 
Next was Patio Song, followed by Rough Night (we haven’t played that in a while, so singing “shit” in the chorus received a quite favorable response from the crowd), then Billy’s untitled new song which I thought was called Soul Distillery but isn’t, Straight to Hell, and Pussywhipped. (I think we must be back to playing Pussywhipped every single time we get on stage until Dash Rip Rock comes to Denver and makes us stop by playing it themselves, far better.)

We played really well for no apparent reason; when we started, I could count the patrons of the roadhouse on both hands and one foot.  Somehow by the time we finished up, there was a small but rowdy crowd in there. Fun as hell.


So apparently Louisiana has the worst “brain health” in the nation. Big deal–it’s widely known that people with unhealthy brains have far more fun than healthy-brained smart people. One friend, a girl originally from North Carolina, sent me an email yesterday that said,

“Good thing you got out of Louisianna.”

If poor spelling is the tradeoff for a healthy brain, then count me out.


It’s been a long time since we’ve visited some of the colorful and creative reasons for not attending an Atomic Drawers show. And while we did have three die-hards in attendance last night, as well as a good crowd of musicians, drinkers, a softball team, several bikers, and a really drunk salesman of some sort, there were a few no-shows. It was the last really pretty evening for awhile (as I write this, the rain looks like it is turning to snow) but Lincoln’s, overall, was relatively quiet. After taking a short poll, here’s what we have:

1. “I thought about coming to see you play, but we went to the circus instead.”
“Cirque de Soleil?”
“No, Ringling Brothers.”

2. “I had to watch Along Came a Spider, the one movie with Morgan Freeman about psychotic killers that does not co-star Ashley Judd.” (This I cannot condone.)

3. “I was carbo-loading for a big bike race this weekend. I’ve been training for months.” (No entiendo.)

3a. “I ran ten miles home from work after running five miles at lunch because I’m running in a marathon soon.” (You couldn’t run a few more miles up to Lincoln’s?)

4.”I have the Swine Flu.”

5. “I have a four week-old baby.”

Excuses, excuses. 

These are the REAL Atomic Drawers fans:

There might be a liner note credit in the works for Greg and Amy.

There might be a liner note credit in the works for Greg and Amy.


The Legendary Keith with Billy V.

The Legendary Keith with Billy V.

MAJOR THANKS to Keith and Amy & Greg for coming out to see us, and everybody at Lincoln’s who watched, listened, and sang along.

Also thanks to John for his usual perfect sound and guidance, Rebecca for serving ’em up, and Chris for pouring.

We’ll see another three to five of you diehard Atomic Drawersians very soon.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle permalink
    October 8, 2009 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the heads up!

    BTW, The guy with the hat’s name is Doug, not Greg……. UR a RETARd

    • October 8, 2009 6:55 pm

      What in the wide wide world of sports are you talking about? That’s Amy’s husband, Greg. That would make you a ruhtard.

  2. Michelle permalink
    October 8, 2009 6:49 pm

    Ok, but they sure look alot alike.

  3. October 8, 2009 6:57 pm

    Who the hell is Doug? What are you talking about?

    You smell like booze.

  4. Along Came A Spider Girl permalink
    October 11, 2009 8:03 pm

    next time I want to watch something scary I will come watch the Atomic Drawers

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