Welcome to this blog. I am David. I make the music for The Kiffness. I am now also writing stuff. So you could call me a musical blogger, or a blogging musician. Or you could just call me David.
Today I am going to tell you about our gig at Surf Cafe on Friday 15th July, 2011. Surf Cafe are awesome because they always cook us a free meal and give us drinks when we perform. Me and free drinks are not a good combination though. So we had Tyrone, a local guy open for us. He played some awesome covers like ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘I’ve got a feeling’ while I sipped my Black Label Draft(s) and played along with my nose-flute that drove some people crazy, but I dig it. Don’t know where the nose-flute is now – I think someone probably threw it away when I wasn’t looking.
Anyway, I was tipsy by the time we got on stage, it was a strange feeling – a combination of being over-confident and not really knowing what I was doing. My brother has given up drinking, so he was sober as a stone. He played drums and did the visuals kiff. I, on the other hand, shanked a few of my trumpet solos and forgot some of my lines, but I think all-in-all it was a good performance. People came up to me afterwards and said they really enjoyed it, and some people even bought some of our budget D.I.Y CD’s that we burned earlier that day. I think next time though I’m going to go easy on the beer before I perform, regardless of whether they’re free or not. I think I play a lot better sober.
I jammed some commercial Ministry of Sound music afterwards. Mili, a local girl came up and sang along to songs like ‘Changes in My Life’ while I fiddled on my Kaoss Pad and played the melody on my keyboard. It was pretty rad. Sheldon, the chef, served some celebratory tequila once most of the people had left with orange and cinnamon instead of the customary lemon and salt. Flippen nice. A good night.