Show Notes 7.10.14

Little fleets… of small delays

I have to apologize to those who enjoy these write ups as there were a pair of Brooklyn Ellis shows a week apart that were AWESOME in completely different ways and I have not been on top of writing them up for you. The summer has brought with it lots of activities that have kept me from the business at hand. While some of said activities are small, like mythical miniature-sized dogs, even a dog the size of a salt-shaker has to poop and someone has to keep all those little poops from stinking up the joint. Right? Right. On with it!

These nights, oh baby these nights! There is something about summer and Ellis Ashbrook that go together well. Maybe it’s the music, okay the music is definitely the lion share of it, but there is also the time spent with friends old and new convening to groove hard and get down with each other that has new folks appearing and the initiated coming back STRONG! Both of these Brooklyn venues offer plenty of opportunity for pounding hearts and butt-melding EA style, which is great news for all of us. Unfortunately, there is no forthcoming boat-show this year. I know, BOO, HISS, MOAN; but that’s a good thing, because the album is wrapping up and before you know it fall will be approaching and there will be hallofunkenween shows and winter white parties and album releases and plenty of opportunities for worshiping sexy gods while your butt goes inside my butt TONIGHT… but at a later date. So without further ado, your complete annotated set-lists for both shows:

Thursday, July 10, 2014: THE PAPER BOX, Brooklyn, NY

Set: Desert Raft[1], Off The Earth[2], The Undeveloped Brain[3], Psychic Vampires[4][5], No Please Don’t Watch[6][7][8][9][10], What Is Thinking?[11], On[12]

[No Encore]

[1] There was much preshow banter prior to Raft, including,
Is this Paper Box going to hold? -Natalie, Oh it’s strong; would Alex Major please report to the drum set. -John, Is everybody in, the movie is about to start … that’s my best trombone impression… has anyone heard the “Iron Man” Ray Charles mashup? -Natalie, We’re Ellis Ashbrook, thanks for coming! -John
[2] After OTE, John said “Natalie Lowe everybody… a real piece of work”
[3] No intro jam
[4] Prior to Vampires Natalie said, “This is the hot shit, what is it? Is Scotty Flynn in the house? No… ok, we have to wait.”
[5] After Natalie’s banter, John said, “Thanks for coming strong people of Brooklyn, stay strong
[6] Prior to NPDW, John said, “strong man on tour, with the man with the fro”
[7] Prior to NPDW, Natalie said, “If you are not into this cerebral shit, there is less cerebral shit going on over here {motioning to the other performance space off stage right} that’s equally awesome… probably.”
[8] With Scott Flynn on trombone
[9] With guitar/trombone duel
[10] With atypical outro jam led by Jonathan
[11] Prior to WIT?, John said, “Let’s here it for Scotty Flynn, we learned it from the outstructional video outsode out… this next song is the last song on our second to last album Assemblage.
[12] Prior to On, John said, “We have one more real quick one, from our next album.”