LOTUS, ACCELERA DECK, LAPTOP DANCE, COSTES, GUITAR WOLF, NOVEMBER SOMETHING 2003
the misters LOTUS were here on memorial at lennys, and at the echo lounge and pulled off 3 shows in one night, touring in support of new cd LOTUS 2.0, (which is totally fucking amazing) Playing first at Lennys oh nevermind it was "dance party: interrupted" oh yeah the tour is called "out of the computer lab and into the pit" .... the kids wanted to dance so bad but super motion LOTUS gyrations confounded em. Gavin guhxe tried to dance with me only to wind up bearing the full brunt of my dead weight every step of the way, tired him out carrying me around. "sex bomb baby" was redone, but i think the crowd doesnt know of flipper and LOTUS walked out
almost late for the next show LOTUS quickly set up out front of the echo lounge... opening act "guitar wolf" (nippon's answer to the clash) was delaying the crowd (as instructed to do in such an event) with multiple (too many) "encores" ... all doors and trunk open in the lotus noise car the first set began, cd start play, megaphones in hand, audience warned, guy in "lady coat" says "suck it!", mat of LOTUS says "pull it out!", ladycoat boy wont do it, mat compliments guy in leather jacket, leather jacket guy doesnt like compliments, argues, LOTUS garble garble mush mouth back at him, crowd tenses up, 1,2,3,4 LOTUS screams writhes rolls in the street to the LOTUS beat, inspires bald black man to hump mat on the double lines, fist pumping from ex-guitar wolf fans, then another set after a dry towel break, guy comes out with friends and says "you gotta see these guys they kick ass" mats megaphone malfunctions (possible human error) and plays yankee doodle dandee in middle of song, loins quiver, ladycoat leaves, set ends just as atlanta's finest pulls up to investigate yet another SE atlanta car break in ("but they didnt even steal my skate board!!") and LOTUS rolls out to the stickfigure distro home to engage in quality ma and pa record store shopping.
LAPTOP DANCE (or was it RE COM PAS?) was neither laptop nor dance, quite nice experimental set with booming beats ok maybe it was dance and sax, moog, etc... nice cd too!
ACCELERA DECK was like being in a time warp except i dont think anyone was using full desk top with tower to make noise back in 1988, also seemed like some 4 track tape manipulation, possible internal feedback, twisting knobs, sliding sliders...
eyedrums COSTES french anal party ended before anything that night with a wet mop & bucket.
missed show EYEDRUM(.org) feb 13TH: WILSON & HEATH, FREEBASS, MARSHALL AVETT
March 13TH @ EYEDRUM: IRENE MOON + ZANDOSIS + STAN WOODARD
May 14TH @ EYEDRUM: HARMSTRYKER + ZANDOSIS + TO KILL A PETTY BOURGEOISIE + RE COM PAS