Last weekend was certainly an odd weekend of rock for the Daredevils. On Thursday the band played the Ohio Bike Week in a emptied out boat dock that was christened the "Jack Daniels Party Pavilion" or something like that. The real achievement of the night was when the band noted a large man walking around with a t-shirt that said "I Like Eating Pussy", and immediately demanded he buy a Daredevils chopper ape T-shirt. Hopefully this lonely young man will have more luck finding female companionship with his new set of duds. Let's face it, he can't do worse.
Dayton found the band at the Cornerstone with friends Akillis Green. You would think the highlight of this night would have been the older skinny unintelligible black man from Alabama that danced all night, but you would be wrong. The biggest event of all was when Akillis Green's washboard player hipped the Daredevils to the 1979 TV show "Salvage 1". Apparently the idea of the show was that Andy Griffith is a junk man that decided to build his own rocket ship, travel to the moon, and haul back all the discarded debris from previous moon missions. Surprisingly, this show was taken off the air after only a few episodes. The good news is that YouTube still has footage. I implore you to go check it out.
The Northside Tavern in Cincinnati is one of the Whiskey Daredevils favorite places to play. With Rumble Club as an opener, things looked like they were in place for an epic night. That was until the power went off on the whole block during the second song of Rumble Club's set... The Daredevils loaded back up into the van in total darkness at 12:45 am with the power nowhere in sight. No gig... Damn! There were lots of new CDs purchased at Shake It Records, America's best retail record shop, so the trip wasn't a total loss.
This weekend the band will make its first trip to the Green Lantern in Lexington KY, and next weekend to Erie for another first venture at the Crooked I. All involved are hoping for steady electrical power.