Day 1, Entry #2 with Elliott McPherson discussing the Tuscaloosa tornado relief and his upcoming project, the Tuscaloosa Get Up.
hello arts gang. when i was about 8, i was in a gang called skull and crossbones with a few of the neighborhood boys. we had laminated membership cards. we ruled.
Travis, i look forward to meeting you soon in person. i know you teach english and that you are a writer, so im going to go ahead and explain this thing i have with lower case letters. see the way i see it, if you use lower case letters most of the time and you choose to use capital letters at the most poignant time, people will know that you mean serious business.
i know both of you work at the University of Alabama, and it just so happens, that i had my first day of employment there today. i was hired on in the cabinet shop. my understanding of grammar and punctuation have little to no bearing on my job performance, so i should be good. see yall on campus.
im here to talk about the Tuscaloosa Get Down.
Well That’s Cool, the Dexateens, and the Alabama Arts Council have organized this thing. the date is march 23. we are giving the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity. our goal is to raise about $60,000.00, which would finance a home for family displaced from the tornado. we have already raised about $12,000 and the show is over a month away. there are many ways one can contribute. see the inter web for details. special, Surprise host.
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires are opening. lee is also in the Dexateens. they have just completed an album called There is a Bomb in Gilead and it is incredible.
the Dexateens have played two shows since july 2010. we have recorded about 25 new songs, but i doubt we will be brave enough to try more than a few of them. we will wing it as usual. Patton is playing bass with the Drive-by Truckers on a fairly regular basis and Lee is living in atlanta (lowercase), so its hard for us to get together.
the ALABAMA SHAKES must be good folks. i love the fact that they are now a nationwide act and they feel compelled to give back to the city that showed them love before the Alabama Shake bandwagon got cranked up. i have never seen a frenzy over a new band like this. i think Bo and the WTC boys have hosted the Alabama Shakes a few times over the past few years and have developed a friendship with the band. WTC does a great job of putting together shows and treating bands right.
case in point, the Tuscaloosa Get Down.