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Showing posts from May 27, 2007

Rock of the Valiant Arms

Well, it's happened! The Valiant Arms debuted last night at a northwest rock joint known as Slabtown! We played well, loudly and brashly, although unfortunately the soundman could not seem to coax any SOUND except for feedback out of the microphones. So for a few songs we were an instrumental band. But we sang as loudly as possible nonetheless, and looked quite earnest in our attempts to convey the MESSAGE of the lyrics through our facial expressions. I was so proud of us in our dapper rock outfits...all crisp white and the boys with skinny ties. WE ARE A DARNED CUTE BAND! Check it out for yourselves. The venue was in an exciting location, on 16th and Lovejoy, in a slightly industrial/residential neighborhood, not quite under the freeway overpass. The night was balmy and the breezes felt so nice on our sweaty rock and roll selves. I liked the big lit-up sign that says "SLABTOWN" with an arrow pointing the way, I liked the backdrop on the stage with spray paint ste…