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Fabulous Heftones vs. Wally Pleasant

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

heftonesversuswallyBrian and I will perform at Mac’s Bar on the East Side of Lansing tomorrow/Friday night. The show has been billed like a fight… Wally Pleasant vs. The Fabulous Heftones.

I find this rather amusing. After all, both we and Wally are known for being rather… well, pleasant to listen to. We’re not fighting folks, though Wally has a few surreal pieces that could mess up that reputation.

Get to Know Wally Pleasant

If you don’t know Wally Pleasant, I would describe him as a poet who is a songwriter. His lyrics are important to his work. You might hear irony, a giggle, or a bit of pondering when  listening. His songs can be amusing, sweet, silly, preposterous. I always enjoy being in his audience.

Wally is a friend as well as a music colleague. We sang at his wedding, and Brian used to tour with Wally years ago. (He was also the driving force behind the Charlotte Gives Back concert to benefit homeless/domestic abuse shelters, a few weeks ago.)

The Fabulous Heftones?

Brian and I play mostly the music of the 1920’s. Our playlist tends toward love songs, but we have a number of novelty/fun songs in there.

One song fits both categories (love and funny): “I Love Me.” That’s perhaps our most requested song. It seems many bands have a funny piece that gets requested most. I’m happy some folks know us well enough to remember one of our pieces!

Not the First Time

We played Mac’s Bar once before, many years ago. We opened for several punk bands one night, for a birthday bash.

The birthday guy was Ken Knott, a local punk rocker, and his friends’ bands took turns on stage. We were listed in one newspaper under the headline “Punk Bands Play Mac’s,” just listed in there with the others. I treasure that newspaper clipping. Too fun! Absolutely opposite from the truth… but a giggle.

I’m pretty hyped that the place is now smoke free, for just over a month. (This is due to a new state law, for those out of Michigan.) For me, that makes bars far more accessible.

I don’t drink and I don’t smoke, though I have friends who do both. My voice prefers no smoke, though. No smoke makes one of the reasons to stay home, a non-issue. Bars still tend to be loud places to chat, and my voice likes to take it easy when not singing.Tomorrow I’m singing! Perfect.

The show is at 9pm. The cover is $7. Open to those 18 and older. Please consider coming out, to see this entertaining event!