I did a quick run to Portland and back same night to play a set at The Waypost (great cozy joint with very nice staff) with Kole Galbraith this past Monday night. It was a great little trip. We made enough for gas, food and whatnot, which I've been experiencing more and more often and as an experimental or improvised musician always very surprising and very welcome. It helps when there's a great turn out, thanks to The Dead White and Evil Genius, both who put on great sets. I also got to see some old friends and catch up or try to and one friend (thanks Dave!) gave me the awesome lighted object in the photo on this post.
Kole and I opened the night up with he on electric bass and me on guitar as per usual. Noisy, aggressive but mixed up with silences, quietness as well. We apparently didn't look up once at the audience. I caught myself thinking, being in my head a little too much. I wish I could've reviewed the recording because that's always the best way to really hear what went down...but I forgot to push "record" I think. I only captured about 2 seconds of audience/room ambience. But, I think it's funny and somehow fitting so I uploaded it for listening and documentation.
Plan to play more with Kole in the future, great guy and always interesting jamming with him. Also, my voice was hoarse from chatting all the way down and back to Portland, great conversations. Maybe next time I'll capture our collaborative sound instead of 2 seconds of environmental ambience!