So, what’s new with Crash Safely? It seems like I haven’t been teasing you as much this year with updates and news, and there are a few reasons for that. So I’ll start off by bringing everyone up to speed. Sound good?
Q: OK, so who’s playing the shows this year?
A: How does this sound so far? The Luxury, Watts, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, Muck and the Mires, Fireking, The Phil Aiken Army, The Sprained Ankles, Township, Gymnasium, Tom Baker and the Snakes and White Dynomite. I’m still working out some other folks and who’s going to be playing where, when.
Q: That was my next question. When is this?
A: Don’t worry, it won’t happen during Boston Calling, but there will be a date in mid-September (either 9/18 or 9/19), 10/17, 10/23.
Q: What’s the holdup? You’re usually letting me know all of the details by now.
A: Well, it’s a few things. Some of it has to do with scheduling, but most of it has to do with my work.
Q: So, you weren’t working before?
A: No, I just wasn’t working for myself before. Time is tight when you’ve got multiple clients and multiple deadlines. I had a few desk jobs before, and that allowed me to sneak some CS work in between
bouts of unyielding depression tasks. I’ve also picked up managing the social media for the Midway Cafe, and just scheduling those posts can take quite some time. Yes, I’m the person tweeting coffee memes at you every Monday. #sorrynotsorry
I’ve also had some more medical issues I’ve needed to take care of, and that means scheduling, haggling, and generally taking on a third (fourth?) job as a professional patient, essentially. That’s another reason I’ve been working for myself.
A: That’s not a question.
Q: What venues will these shows be at?
A: I’ll confirm our definite dates: September will depend on a few particulars. 10/17 is at the Midway Cafe. 10/23 is at the Middle East Upstairs.
Q: Can I dress up for the 10/23 show? That’s like, almost Halloween.
A: Go for it! Actually, if you do, swing by the raffle table and we’ll give you two free raffle tickets. Maybe more if you manage to rock a perfect replica of Immortan Joe and/or Toecutter or an actual, classic Jem character.
So there’s been a lot of things going on way behind the scenes. I’m hoping to have the lineups announced soon (it’s seriously very close). After that, it’ll be back to the usual bombardment of show/band/prize/MS information.
I also promise to grab some pop culture references that are younger than 20 years old for the next blog post…