Posted: Nov 9, 2005 9:37 am
Show in Seattle got an early start and I seemed to be among the few who didn't get that message. Walked in before 11pm, and the got three songs from Reigning Sound which was the 2nd band of the night. Greg's voice sounded way better than at the Hi Tone when they played GFest2. The Vancouver BC posse got animated and Greg was gracious enough to name check them. After the RS stopped I had some wiggle room in the throng, it was packed, close to 500 at $12 per, a managed to run into some people I knew. Turns out one of Van BC bunch is booking the Khan/BBQ show on the 25th. I asked after Johnny Roman, and nobody has seen him in years, here's hoping he still kicking. I have to remind Khan to get into Van BC early on Friday to be interviewed on Nard's radio show, think it's on the air at 12 noon.
Only thing that brought out the crowd for this one was the radio promotion given by being welcomed by KEXP. Even though the Cobras failed to show up for the on air at 4pm on Tuesday. DJ said it was "Transportation problems".
As usual the crowd is cool in Seattle, a least too cool to dig "we want mambo.." So Rachel tried to break the ice by drinking hi balls and chain smoking. Voice still sounds like a relative of young Etta James backup singer.