Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Monday, January 16, 2012

The local band Destination Unknown

During my stay with Guitar Cousin, we also saw a performance of my quasi-niece's band, Destination Unknown. They played at a local ''keep the kids off the streets by providing a wholesome alternative'' youth night. It included free pizza (score!!!). Awkwardly, it was scheduled at the same time as another organization's ''keep the kids off the streets...'' youth night -- which reduced the attendance.

Luckily, we live in the age of electronic communication: my niece texted a bunch of her friends, who ditched the other youth night in favor of this one.

To the left is a photo of Guitar Cousin and me sitting along the wall, looking exceedingly old and waiting for the band to start.

Below is a short video clip of the band. It's a cover of the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song, ''I Hate Myself for Loving You'':

Apologies for the weak recording: the digital camera's built-in mic doesn't have a very broad frequency response (especially in the bass frequencies).

They're good performers, and good musicians. They're particularly good considering they're around 14yo!

They played six or eight songs. Two of them were originals: they should write more songs.

So, good stuff. First time I've gone out to see a band in more than ten years. Ouch! -- given that Guitar Cousin and I used to go see bands about twice a month -- a million years ago.


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