So Saturday was the Murphy’s Law show just up until the part where it really mattered. Here’s what went wrong leading up to the show:
1. Dan of Comandante Zero’s bass and vocal mic were stolen a week before the show.
2. Ken of Comandante Zero had a last minute trip out of town that came up and meant he wouldn’t be around for the show.
Result: no more double-header show
3. My band still wants to play the show but can’t provide a drum set or manpower to get everything up five flights of stairs.
Result: no more backing band for my newly solo show
4. Dan’s family gets a horrible stomach flu a few days before the show, which means that Dan gets a horrible stomach flu one day before the show. Dan is incapacitated the night before the show.
Result: Dan considers cancelling on the day of the show (but does not because he is INCREDIBLE)
5. The largest blizzard in recent memory is set to descend upon New York City when? The night of the show.
Result: Probably about half the audience that was going to show up is no longer going to show up
6. Dan sets up the sound system between bouts of trying not to die of stomach flu. Sound system starts loudly popping to the point where it sounds like someone is dropping a large amount of 30lb rubber balls onto the floor of the apartment from a height of 15 feet. Turns out a piece of the amp has fallen off during its trip to this gig.
Result: I am freaking out while pretending to focus on making mulled cider.
Despite all this, Dan managed to fix the amp before dragging himself back to Brooklyn just before he would have gotten stranded in Manhattan (oh the humanity!) because of the snow, and the show itself was a lot of fun. More importantly, it was ALL CAUGHT ON TAPE this time, and I will be uploading videos of it very soon! This means I will have videos of about eight songs being performed live to tracks to upload soon, which is very exciting. There are also some very funny moments caught on tape that you will have to watch for once they’re uploaded to youtube.com/jccassis. I made some new fans and friends at the show too, and one of the hosts of the loft took gorgeous professional photos of the show, and is willing to take more promo shots of me for my album cover etc, all for the price of me buying him a drink. Love it! Will upload the photos as soon as I have them. Can’t wait to have a free house party when there’s NOT a giant blizzard destroying New York so that I get all the audience I would have gotten in halfway decent weather.