birthday hats, cupcakes and music...oh my.

(still playing catch-up.)

as you know, i'm a sucker for a jay nash show. it doesn't matter who he is playing with or where the show is...and that is how we ended up seeing him at kilby court (our favorite dive venue) with garrison starr.
jay with garrison in the background.
now, i had never seen garrison before, but i had heard some of her music. when i was first introduced to jay nash, i was also introduced to the north la brea all star conquistadors. i don't know much about the group except that it is a group of solo artists that got together and played each other's songs. i figured that i was going to like garrison because i love jay. and generally, any musician that i have been introduced to because of jay, i've loved (i.e. tony lucca, matt duke, joey ryan, kenneth pattigale). and that generalization still stands.

oh, how i heart him.
this was, to date, the best jay nash show i'd been to...and while it wasn't just a jay nash show, it was still amazing. and i love garrison starr.

there were several reasons as to why i loved this show. let's start with the fact that i love the people that i got to share the experience with. i have the greatest friends and i love that they love to go to shows, too.

second, there was a little person at the show that was extremely drunk and/or high. she thought that our friend, bob, was jay and proceeded to yell at him until she realized he wasn't jay. she did a couple of other things that were hysterical, but you just had to be there.

just more jay and garrison.
also, it was garrison's birthday and so we got to wear party hats and have cupcakes. i mean, i don't necessarily think that the party hats were meant to be worn. i mean, maybe they were...they were just lined up in the windowsill and because we are awesome, we opted to put them on. it was funny that we were the ones that had them on. you could definitely tell who was at the show to see jay and who was there to see garrison. and it was clear that we were there to see jay, but we were the only ones that had hats on the celebrate garrison's birthday. i guess that is only really interesting if you were there. anyway, point being we celebrated a birthday...always a good time when that happens.

proof of the party hats.
bob, adriane, amy, garrison, me and jaime.
my most favorite part of the show was that, while there was a written playlist, after the first couple of songs it turned into "request hour" and we all got to hear our most favorite songs, some of which were not on the written playlist. gotta love it when you get to hear exactly what you want to hear at a show.

this is the set list.
and while most of these songs were played, many were not in lieu of other great and amazing songs.
this is a video of my request...i was reprimanded for not requesting this song...bob said he needed to learn the chords and so he wanted jay to play it so we could record it. we were able to request it later and now, hopefully bob has learned how to play it. anyway, back to my request...my second favorite jay nash song...sweet talkin' liar. (first favorite is saturday, which was also requested.)

needless to say, it was an amazing show.

the end.

or, that's all.

1 comment:

  1. kudos, my friend. what took you so long!?