The Blue Saloon
December 19, 2001: KWE@ The Blue Saloon, North Hollywood, CA. A cold scintillating night with my stuff on the curb for a while until ready to fill the stage. Christmas lights adorn the kit drums. LA friends show up; some are taken aback by the KWE hack job of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Most of the songs were from the Modal Universe album. Almost New Again was a new wistful yet motorik instrumental. Come On (..."she's the little girl with the red dress on...") was a new tune, somewhat less baroque than the eventual album version, which fed into rap about Jim Morrison in Paris. Can't recall who else was on the bill.
Set: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- War- Big Black Hole- Almost New Again- Hate The Sun- Job's Tears- A Schedule Is As Close As Some People Get To A Life- Come On- 99 Cent Culture- I Went Down with The Broken Pieces.