Not too many people showed at D’s tonight, probably due to temperatures in the fifties with a brisk breeze. Too bad; the Gypsies were back (Pasíon Gitana) and they were really good as usual. The band has dwindled over the years from 7 or so people with a lead singer and lots of drum equipment to two guys and a woman who drums on a bongo and a box. Surprisingly they’re still captivating, especially the lead guitarist. As Jared pointed out, he’ll occasionally do something amazing on the guitar as a kind of afterthought while trotting through a flamenco number.
At one point Deanna turned toward me with her adorable innocent face wrapped in her jacket hood and asked me if dogs had a lifetime warranty. I had a good 30 seconds of what the hey before I realized she was saying “Docs” and referring to Dr. Martens boots. Mishearing things is fun.
They’re having a tsunami benefit at Detroit Bar and it’s comedy. And holy crap, they got David Cross and Patton Oswalt. Who woulda thunk it? February 20. Details here or elsewhere at detroitbar.com if that blows up. So that’s two Detroit events I’ll be attending in a month! How odd for me. But Jonathan Richman and David Cross aren’t regular visitors to west Costa Mesa.
I’m on an 80s California punk kick tonight.
I lost my sense I lost control I lost my mind!