Swami Gone Bananas - "Something"
At the beginning of the video above, when Swami says, "Thanks Ryan & Lydia for putting a Tom Waits ticket to the Fox 'in my love monkey'", he's talking about a 'tip jar' that the couple made for us.....which was stolen by golfers at the Masters in Augusta last year. (golfers....really?)
(This could be a ploy to get you to watch the video).
We WILL be doing classic rock songs like this with Atlanta's 'Sugar Kayne' next month @ The 2nd Annual Visionary Arts Festival.....
More details below.
This was the last night of our 2 year run @ Charlie Mopp's. We played 112 Sunday nights in a row to great houses filled with industry types like bartenders, musicians, actors, and everyone who was off on Monday. During the breaks Swami would play famous 'live' concert footage on the big screen, which became a big hit, but the bigger 'hit' (pun intended) was the legendary "Green Room" in the parking lot hosted by the lovable DRU BAER.
Picnic tables & a big tarp overhead would have been enough, but Dru also brought art, flow toys, vari-lights, and a fire pit. Sometimes Area 51 would bring laser beams. Now, you would think that this would draw alot of attention. It did. But not unlike the lyrics of the song 'Monterey', "Even The Cops Grooved With Us, Do You Believe Me Yeah", we caught a break from the boys in blue. The notorious & hugh 'coke' bar, "American Pie", was right up the street. So the Police would tell us that after dealing with those guys, dealing with us was like taking a break. One cop told me that,"All we ever worried about from you guys was driving too slow", which he said we did when we left alot......BUSTED......
Ace sideman & fur trapper Jerry Sorn sitting in later that last night at Charlie Mopp's. Some of you were asking me about those days, so I found the video and some pix.
Tommy's face was not harmed in this photo.
Halloween Night 2009.....A great night. We set off the fire alarm with our fog machine. Note the 'love monkey' on top of the monitor......
We miss that monkey......
You can find Swami @ SHORTY'S on Thursdays where Atlanta's best 'thin-crust' pizza lives, & @ PARISH on Fridays every week starting at 7pm. Both of these venues have live music all week, killer menus, and are smoke free....Yay!
Swami After Dark on the radio @ WATB 1420am every Tuesday
from 6 to 11pm. Local music, songs you've never heard before, and that cool, no smack Swami vibe!
Click the poster to listen "LIVE"....
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