Have there not been any posts about the wonderful second show at the Bottom Line yet? Looks like I'll have to step in.
opening - the lads lament the dead tradition of announcing a band and having them already playing as the curtain rises. They force the announcer to announce them again, and have the audience put there hands over their faces and slowly lift them as they start playing.
Michigan Milita Jockey Full of Bourbon banter - they mention the previous night's show rated a 9 out of 10, and that they're realistically expecting somewhere between a 5 and a 7 tonight. Heatseeker Boy banter - there was one constituency that was never polled about Canadian reform. Who was it? Murray: "The frumpy." Mike: "The trundsglee." Dave: "The swishy." No, it was the kids. The Kids' Song Fly My Poor Generation banter - Jian expresses his feelings, and Mike the therapist leads the lads to tranquility with the mantra "trunzlier". 3 Types of Bosses I Love My Boss Spiderman - Mike goes into the crowd and steals someone's Brooklyn Lager. "I can drink cases of this shit! I put this fucking shit on my fucking corn flakes!" banter - the lads speculate on what a Village Voice reviewer would write about the previous song. Pisco Bandito Early Morning Rain Boo Time banter - Jian attempts to provide a serious introduction to Bargainville, but is sabotaged. Disco Video Bargainville Mistra Know-It-All Pork Tenderloin (Murray and Dave) Homeward Bound (Jian and Mike) Half As Much Laika banter - Jian explains the collected works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez I Will Hold On Nuits De Reve King Intro King of Spain - Dave wears a frilly thing on his head, leading to many Shakespeare references Green Eggs and Ham - Jian: "This is the Bottom Line, where the Beatles recorded Revolver!" Mike riffs on West Side Story. Darlington Darling Lou Reed is introduced, who quotes Kissinger and "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" Wild Side / Dancing Queen Medley ENCORE 1: Sahara ENCORE 2: Believe (the Cher song) You're Gonna Lose That Girl (featuring Sean Altman on lead vocals - Sean: "This show's a 10!") The Drinking Song
I agree with Sean. Yay Fruvous.
OK Friends - Real quick, before I dash off to work, here's the setlist from last night. We'd have posted it last night, but we were tired. This working mom doesn't as well as she used to on 4 hours of sleep! It was another terrific, energy packed show (and well worth losing sleep over!).
- Michigan Militia - Jockey Full of Bourbon some banter about this show being a 5-7 on the 1-10 scale, horses and Jane Sibbery (?) - Heatseeker Boy banter: Mike's the plant from Burma, Canadian Constitution, Fred Spicer - Kids Song - Fly banter: The knob fell off and see what happens - - My Poor Generation Jian describes the 3 boss types with examples (I can't read Tim's notes here) from the lads - I Love My Boss - Spiderman (Mike's in the audience, taking a beer here, a Village Voice there - it was great!) - Pisco Bandito - Early Morning Rain - Boo Time banter about the dollar-type stores and Dave's combs - Disco Video Bargainville - Mistra Know It All - Pork Tenderloin by Murray and Dave - Homeward Bound by Jian and Mike - Half as Much - Laika - I Will Hold On - Nuits - King of Spain - Green Eggs & Ham - Darlington Darling - Dancing Queen and exit 1st encore: - Sahara and exit 2nd encore: Do You Believe in Life After Love (with a little Come On Eileen thrown in) Sean Altman is introduced and the group does Lose That Girl and last, but not least - - The Drinking Song
They came on just before 9:00 and ended at 11:30. It was wondeful and
over the past 2 nights I've gotten to see some folks I don't see too
often. So, there you have it - feel free to add to this (I'm off to
Some other tidbits from the performance include: