There are few things in life that are better than going to a show after “one-of-those-days” and feeling like the world has righted itself once more, even if it’s only for a few hours. There are plenty of bands that can provide a distraction for me but there is only a handful that can truly help me forget my troubles.
If you know me at all (or even if you don’t) you know I’m reaching the end of my college career (yay!) and there is nothing worse than the stress that tends to be exponential when the semester is nearly over (not so yay). I haven’t been around much (or really coherent) at all and wasn’t able to really get out and go to anything, until Thursday night. After a long time without any sort of fun or distraction, I got my butt down to Mustache Mayhem Part Deux to hang with my friends, The Silent Comedy. It was a fabulous event to celebrate the release of Common Faults which is their latest musical offering.
The birth of the record was at a party very similar to the one from Thursday and was in fact, the original Mustache Mayhem. It was a party to raise money for the boys to begin production on this record and it seems fitting at that the (official) release, everything close with a second Mustache Mayhem party. It was a nice bookend. I love bookends. Now, this wasn’t a show. This was a record release which also happened to be the debut of their new music video “Footnotes” which was shot and edited by Kevin and Rebecca Joelson.
Now, if you recall, I said this wasn’t a show but… I lied.
In true Silent Comedy fashion they played a few songs for the crowd in a not quite acoustic but not full band way and it was just what I needed. It was a different, unexpected surprise sound wise. Now, I’ve seen The Silent Comedy plenty of times in every fashion from acoustic to rowdy full band and this and this was a nice hybrid of the two. It was like if your two favorite foods (or desserts) got together and made babies (kind of like broccoflower but waaaaaaaaaay better). I digress.
Anyways, it was a night like that which helped me completely forget all my troubles until I realized I had to get home and get to bed. But for the time I was there, I was transported into another realm without deadlines and pressures and it was amazing.
I realize this post has been part “show” recap, part rant, part ramblings, part video post, and part mushy promotion (oh it seems like I’ve hit another ramble) but I also wanted to tell you all that these fabulous guys are playing a free show tonight at On the Rox in lovely Los Angeles. You should come out and see a proper show from these gents if you haven’t already. I also have it on good authority they will be premiering another music video, “’49” so come out. You have to RSVP to get in and can do so here. I hope to see you there! Oh, and I promise to keep my rambling to a minimum next time. Once I’m done with school (yay!) I will have my brain back in working order. Until then, it’s going to be a lot like this…