Monday, November 13, 2006

Balthrop Ballpoint

Thank God Chris had a pen in his pocket, because for some strange reason I left mine at home. It was a Fall-Cafe- ball-point pen, which makes sense because half the people in the band work at the Fall and the other half--like me--are there every day, drinking coffee.

Anyway, tonight I went to see Balthrop, Alabama performing over at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle and from the moment they started playing Waiting on a Train, a smile was on my face. Honestly, I sat there dreaming of a time when I would have a big fancy art-show and they'd play the party, because it's all about me.

Now, usually I'd be reluctant to put up a sketchy sketch like this, but it caught the mood and I promised I would.

Next week they're playing in Carroll Gardens at Rocketship. I'll put the details up here later or check out their website for further info. I'll be there because they are now one of my two favorite bands made up of people I know.

Also, be sure to sign up for their mailing list, because then you get access to a demo of their album which I am listening to right now and I swear you want it. I'm talking especially to you Jonny and Allison.


Ghost Runner
. That's the other band. And they've got a new album out and everything.


Blogger Jonny said...

Okay, I think this is the first time my name was ever used in a blog in that way so that someone can click on it. I feel very, very special indeed and somewhat famous! And I will take your advice and go look that band up.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Michael Arthur said...

You won't be disappointed. Listen especially to the songs Tell The Stars, Explode and Love to Love You and you will smile just like me . . .

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jonny said...

Oh, this music is soooo wonderful!!! Thanks, Dr. Fluffy!

10:15 PM  
Blogger mo said...

Dr Fluffy...?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Michael Arthur said...

I'll let Jonny explain . . .

10:46 AM  
Blogger Jonny said...

Well, okay. This is an embarrassing story and I can see why Michael doesn't want to talk about it. A few years back Michael had an alarming medical condition that he shared with very few friends. I was" fortunate" to be one and I even took him to the doctor to find out what could be done. After several tests and awkward x-rays the doctor put him on steroids to help with the swelling, but not before referring to his "little michael" as being "a little fluffy." Since this coincided with Michael getting his Ph.D, it just seemed right to call him Dr. Fluffy. And that's what I've been doing ever since.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Michael Arthur said...



Thanks Jonny.

4:22 PM  

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