Monday, August 29, 2005

The Curse Continues

This would be a great running joke if it weren't really funny: Another place where we've played has gone under.

When TD/D first got its start, we played at a great little neighborhood coffeehouse called Ke Davi; in January, it shut its doors. Last fall, a subset of the TD/D members at the time (Alex, Gordon and I) played at a great little neighborhood coffeehouse called Perk-N-Steep; a few months later, it closed. Lately, we'd been playing at the Coffee Haus in downtown Plano. Alex moved to the Bay Area last month, so we were joking that the curse must be broken (although Gordon subbed on the last gig a few weeks ago).

But today, in reply to an email I sent last night to book the next gig at the Coffee Haus, I received a single sentence:
Coffee Haus has closed permanently.
At that point, I went into full Darth Vader mode: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I guess it's settled; TD/D has to sit down and do a demo CD so that we can get booked in the bigger places, because we're evidently a death sentence for small, independent coffeehouses. I emailed the rest of the band, as well as Gordon and Alex. Alex concurred that we'd have to aim bigger so that the Metroplex wouldn't run out of coffeehouses; Gordon wondered if Starbucks could withstand our assault. I'm secretly wondering if my subbing in Gordon's band this weekend will curse their usual location as well. Oh, and they recently turned down a gig at a coffeehouse in Cleburne; should TD/D travel for two hours just to close down another place?

I realize that it's not really a curse but an unfortunate coincidence...still, can the chain end here? There has to be a better slogan for our band than "we'll pack your place when we play, and you'll shut your doors a few months later."

On the other hand...if there's a place you can't stand, let us know and we'll be happy to extend the curse for a nominal fee *grin*.


At 3:40 AM, Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

One sentence response:

This stinks.


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