More excited for this. That was a long ass wait between albums for the new Ducky Boys bit, but a) they've been incredibly active this year to more than compensate, and b) Mark always had something going on during the downtime.
Rob, on the other hand, hasn't put anything out in seven years, and little guest spots aside, has been less than active at all. I'm dying for what he's got next.
Post by TimWithNumbers on Jun 3, 2013 8:34:50 GMT -5
It's a good time to be a fan of the brothers Lind.
The Sinners & Saints acoustic show was out of this world incredible the other night. Shows tend to take on a life of their own for me in recollection, and this will go down as one of the most subdued, yet "I'll never forget a single detail" memorable things I've ever seen, maybe only matched by the '05 Bruisers reunion and Greg Graffin's award ceremony in the Harvard chapel. Rob looked night and day like a different person from when I last saw him (in '06 with Ramallah) which speaks testament to the fact that he's clearly in a better place today, and we were treated to a handful of new recorded tracks - a few Blood for Blood, one that sounded like a new Ramallah, and a new S&S.
This new Ducky Boys cd is incredible as well - the addition of Rich Crimlisk to the lineup is a no-brainer (his work with the Morgan Knockers was already out of this world), Doug's got even more tracks on this one, and just about every single track is a homerun.
Nothing but good things happening here. Now we need those Rob records out. The new B4B in particular is AMAZING.
Post by TimWithNumbers on Jun 4, 2013 5:38:09 GMT -5
What do you wanna know? Hahaha...
The B9 Warehouse is on the 4th floor of an older than time mill building in Peabody. It was an easy 80 to 85 in the room the whole night. Audience was seated. The show started pretty promptly at eight. They played, from memory (and out of order in most places):
A portion of Mad World by Tears for Fears/Gary Jules (Rob solo) All of "The Sky Is Falling", sans "It's All Coming Down" "When We Were Young" (new S&S song, Rob on lead) Another new S&S song fronted by Mark "Oscar Cotton" by Ramallah "City Boy" and "Livin' In Exile" by Blood for Blood (City Boy having started as a S&S song, before winding up on Serenity, and now is apparently a S&S song again because, as Rob put it, "I fucking wrote it, so I can do what I want with it") "Jinx" by Jawbreaker (just Rob) "King's Crossing" by Elliot Smith (just Rob)
There was a 30-40 minute break in between the set and the spoken word bit, during which Robert Falzano (drums for S&S, B4B, and Ramallah and like a billion other bands) played from his iPod two new Blood For Blood recordings, a new Ramallah recording, and the studio version of "When We Were Young". All were awesome, and there was one particular Blood For Blood song which just stuck out right away. Instant classic.
Rob had some notes for his spoken bit from a book he's writing for B9, but for the most part he winged it, egged on for some stories by Mark. Guy can spin a yarn, and the stories were both wrenching and hilarious. He opened the floor for questions, took a ton of them, answered them all, and was up front and non evasive about everything, regardless of the subject matter ('cause really, did anyone not expect the Buddha thing to come up?).
Like I mentioned previously, amid all that took place, one thing that sticks out for me is just Rob's physical appearance - guy looks night and day like a new person, far removed from when I saw Ramallah back in '06. He sounded great, the new stuff is great - I think everyone can expect great things.