It has been far too long since our last update… so without further ado, here is the most beautiful dressmaker in all of Wilmington, North Carolina, Valentina!
Tonight we are back at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC! Our friends from Virginia, the Judy Chops, will start the night off at 8:30. Dirty Bourbon will take the stage at 9:45.
Years ago, when we first started to play North Carolina, I met propane flame effects artist, Beyond Joy. He wanted to set my sousaphone on fire. I was intrigued by the proposition so we began talking about design. It would have to be a simple to operate, mobile, and above all, safe.
The system would have two major parts, a pilot light and a propane poofer. The pilot light stays lit the entire time the system is on, and provides the initial flame for a second, larger blast of propane. Once Beyond had a basic design, all we needed was a few days to build and test.
Earlier this week, the stars aligned and we found some free time to work. The first day, Beyond fabricated the pilot light using copper tubing and brass fittings.
I say it was a rousing success. I cannot thank Beyond Joy enough. This fire tuba system is as beautiful as it is functional.
First night of our two day showcase at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, MI! Show starts at 9:30. And now without further ado, the most beautiful keyboardist/oboist from Rosco Bandana, Emily!