2/3/07 - Gremmies,
Surfalicious Dudes, and
This Spy Surfs in NYC
...Then it was down to Otto's. We unfortunately missed the Gremmies
from Baltimore, but heard they were excellent. What is it about that
swampy area of the US that makes great surf bands?
We also met Gregory Nicoll and his friend there, who had come up from Atlanta to
see the Ennio show (and meet Unsteady Freddie) and who explained that a Gremmie
means something about a person spoiling the fun because they're a beginner
surfer. I can't remember the exact acronym.
We caught the Fin-Dicators who were in a loud and tough mode, a really cool
feel. When they slowed it up for "In My Room" there were about 5 couples
slow dancing like it was a high-school prom, only more dirty. Afterwards
Bill and the crowd renamed the song, "Get a Room".
Evan from Venice Beach was there and as we watched the next band, the
Surfalicious Dudes, I told him, "I love watching guitar players watch other
guitar players." Lewd Dude is impressive as hell, and so is Sticky Dude,
who kept playing while the snare drum was falling off the stand. Stewd
Dude held it together on bass and they all made Unsteady Freddie an honorary
member, giving him a shirt that said Jewd Dude. Only in NY. They had also
added a sister dance team, dubbed the Tuna Twins, Bumble Bee and Starkist.
Anyway, we had to go before This Spy Surfs, but even though the cold kept the
attendence down a bit, it was another surf/intro night to remember.
Patty from The TarantinosNYC
aka Tricia Tarantino