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#1 Always the Winner

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:02 PM

We played Toads Place in New Haven, CT yesterday for the WPLR Shamrock-n-Roll 5K race. I guess the local news was there. You get a closeup of my incredible bass technique...

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#2 grep

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 11:14 PM

Great jazz bass. Who was the guy attached to it?



#3 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 11:43 PM

The best charity drives include a woman shouting "now go get your beer."


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:23 AM

Toads is a pretty happening venue.  For those who do not know, it's right in/around Yale University and so many people have played there.  From U2, to REM, Dylan, Springsteen, and the Stones.  Sorry I missed it!



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 03:47 AM

Don't care about any of that...who on earth is that anchor?  Holy shit, she's beautiful...


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:51 AM

You played for a good cause. In about 30 years you may have to rely on the diaper bank in the old folks home. ;)


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#7 SJS

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 12:26 PM

God local news is a train wreck.

Nice job ATW.

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#8 Always the Winner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:24 PM

It's a fun gig because the place fills up during the race. The segment that we were in was done right at the finish. Our singer ran in it and she finished 3rd in the 40-49 age bracket. Oddly enough for such a pro venue though, the stage mix was lousy. They use Sennheiser vocal mics which sound boomy and muffled in the floor wedges.

It's kind of a short gig too. We only played 25 songs spread over 3 sets.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:30 PM

You played for a good cause. In about 30 years you may have to rely on the diaper bank in the old folks home. ;)

 

But they had better be magic diapers. ;)


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#10 Three Eyes

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:32 PM

It's kind of a short gig too. We only played 25 songs spread over 3 sets.

 

25 songs is a short gig for you guys?


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#11 Always the Winner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:49 PM


25 songs is a short gig for you guys?


Well, for years in Salt Lake City when I was doing club gigs, you play four sets with about 10 or 11 songs per set. I did about 600 or so of those. These gigs for the 5K and 10K and half marathon races consist of a 40 minute set followed by a break for the actual race. After the race we start playing again and play till the directors decides to give out the awards. After the awards are done we play three or four more and we're done. So 25 songs is about the max you can fit in in those time periods.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 05:43 PM

Bravo ! :D


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#13 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:04 PM

They use Sennheiser vocal mics which sound boomy and muffled in the floor wedges.

Really?  I love the hell out of my Senheiser headphones I used to use for sound checks (as in, after our band from San Antonio broke up, I kept 'em and still use them as day-to-day headphones), but I never used their mics.  Good to know that was apparently a good choice.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:39 PM

AtW...ever play along an actual race route? From someone who runs marathons and other races like this one, just want to say that bands like you make the miles go by. Great motivation!


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#15 Always the Winner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:00 PM

AtW...ever play along an actual race route? From someone who runs marathons and other races like this one, just want to say that bands like you make the miles go by. Great motivation!


The rest of the races we play this year (9 of them), we'll be somewhere right by the start/finish line. There's one where we're on a stage right on the road and the runners high-five us as they go by.
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#16 Always the Winner

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:05 PM

Really? I love the hell out of my Senheiser headphones I used to use for sound checks (as in, after our band from San Antonio broke up, I kept 'em and still use them as day-to-day headphones), but I never used their mics. Good to know that was apparently a good choice.


When we were soundchecking, I told the house sound guy "Your voice in my monitor sounds crystal clear, while my own sounds low and boomy." He said "That's because I'm using a Sure SM58 Beta, you're using a Sennheiser something or other. I apologize for that."

I normally use a regular SM58 with an in-ear system. I had never used it till last year, but I absolutely love it now.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:16 PM

The rest of the races we play this year (9 of them), we'll be somewhere right by the start/finish line. There's one where we're on a stage right on the road and the runners high-five us as they go by.

 

Awesome!


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 05:17 AM

I just found more footage of ATW's marathon gig.

 


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.





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