Thursday, September 22, 2005

Political Pub Party at the Westville Pub

Last night I spent a couple hours at the Bryan Freeborn Political Pub Party at the Westville Pub. Local bands Speed Square, Pierce Edens & Rod Murphy were the house bands for the evening.

I know one of the guys who performs with Rod Murphy and I know one of the emcees of the event and fercryinoutloud--it's a community pub event!

Rod Murphy:
performed well with his band and reminded me of well... let me put it this way. "Eye of the Tiger" played on a ukulele is something you've got to see. And the use of a toy piano (one of those 10-key plastic clinky sounding things) and a hand mixer (kitchen appliance) textured each song with unusual giddiness. Rod Murphy is a very cool/hip/gotta-see-them-live band!

Bryan Freeborn:
running for City Council, gave a brief speech. He touched on a few issues concerning Asheville transit system, building a stronger community and supporting a sustainable economy.

Speed Square:
amazed me with their set-- real funk/jazz/pop/groove/whatnot. The crowd danced, bopped, moved and grooved (I'm still tapping my feet as I write this). Can't wait to see them perform again.

Newcastle Brown Ale:
Yea, and it was very the last drop. I vote for more Newcastle!

Pierce Edens must have closed out the evening, but I left before they took the stage--something about having to go to work in the morning.

[cross posted by request from 1000 Black Lines]


Screwy Hoolie said...

Thanks for the reportage, Mx. I'd planned to go but was dripping with racquetball sweat.

It sounds like a good time was had by all. Any money raised?

1000 black lines said...

Yes, money raised, but I don't know how much came in that night.

Edgy Mama said...

Thanks, Matt. Hmmmm, Bryan Freeborn's kind of cute. I'm all for an attractive City Council.