Neurotic Fishbowl: Monday Night with The El Orbits


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Monday Night with The El Orbits

Last night I joined Irfan and a few of his friends at The Continental Club for a hell of an evening.

First up was The El Orbits, a group that I'd heard once over at Christine's. They were amazing. I love David Beebe's voice (and I must admit to developing a little crush on him as the evening wore on) and I am incredibly happy whenever I can sit back and listen to lounge music from the 50s and 60s, especially with a cosmopolitan in hand (Thanks for the drinks, Irfan!). They definitely would have made it on to my Burn It cover songs CD if I would have know about them then.

There's supposed to be free bingo every Monday night, but they're having a bit of a run-in with the Texas Lottery Commission and it's been put on hold for a little while. To help support their "Bribe the Man" fund, I picked up two of their CDs which, btw, absolutely rock.

After The El Orbits got done playing, a German band called The Twang took the stage. The Twang take (mostly) American pop songs and turn them into American country music. You've never truly appreciated The Bee-Gee's "Stayin' Alive" until you've heard it sung by a German as a country song. They're going to be at The Continental Club next Monday and, if you're in town, I highly suggest catching them live.

We then headed out to The Front Door Pub for a few drinks and some debate on whether people coming from another country should have to learn English. We closed the place down and I headed home to eat some cheap tacos and finish watching The 4400 which I enjoyed immensely and would suggest that you try and watch.

For your listening pleasure, I've got one of my favorite songs by The El Orbits and a snippet of one of The Twang's pieces. Be sure to do the right click and "Save As" thing. If you enjoy the songs, go and buy a CD either at their next live show or through their websites. Enjoy!

The El Orbits - Night and Day
The Twang - YMCA

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No problem. Thanks for coming out Monday night with us. You are an awesome knowledge database of songs and artists.

.: irfan said on July 15, 2004 07:33 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 13, 2004 04:44 PM to see this post.

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