LOCATION: Phoenix Hill, Louisville, KY
LINEUP: Karin, Linford, Jack
OtR was very good at Phoenix Hill. Great room, not so great venue, cos they book 5 bands at once, and there was a big metal punk somethin' band playing underneath. They bled through, a lot. It became white noise, but it still wasn't the ideal thingummy. Karin was beautifully diplomatic about it: 1) saying, as soon as it started, "I thought that might happen tonight," with a patience that gave me patience; 2) actually bopping her head to the music coming through, between songs; 3) at the end, when the crowd was wanting more but the venue had booked another band to follow Otr (if ya kin imagine), she said (I'm paraphraising), "They're just tryin' to make money in show business. We're just tryin' to make money in show business. Kim Taylor's just tryin' to make money in show business. We're all . . . just tryin' to make money in show business," and then sang. That last she said with that patient Midwestern accent that is getting more pronounced for both K and L, and it just defused the situation. Good kids, K and L. Anyway, there were lots of plants, and that was nice. There was a very drunk woman, which was okay, but sad. Jack made the valentine about the other Jack real neat. Jack sang, but there were no orange oars. The restrooms, as Karin said, are very nice. The floor slants downwards, left down to right. Kelvin Bailey and I had some chattin'.
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