Speaking of being freaked out, something wierd happened on the subway this morning. The 7 train rolled up this morning with no lights on inside the cars. This isn't really that big a deal, since the 7 is above ground when it's in Queens. But it got wierd once we started going underground, because the conductor hadn't turned the lights on, and it got DARK. And the sensation of hurtling along in a packed car with minimal AC on one of the old "Redbirds" (which are the oldest subway cars in the system and have a less-than-great safety record) in utter darkness underground was fucking crazy. You could hear the growing panic in the mid-train engineer's voice ("Turn on the lights, partner.... TURN ON THE LIGHTS, PARTNER..."). When the lights finally did come on, everybody looked spooked.
Crazy adrenaline coursing through my veins today. I haven't been this jazzed up for a gig in a long time.
Speaking of which, if you'd like to come, here's the info, and a shabbily written mini-biography:
The Jervo Experience
August 9, 2001
196 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton
THE JERVO EXPERIENCE is actually the solo moniker for 25-year-old Jeremy Voss, a veteran of the NYC rock scene who has sung and played lead guitar for numerous bands including Boat, Wanna, One&Twenty, Midnight Thompson, and The Ferns. TJE, however, is a totally different beast, utilizing a unique "one-man-band" approach and incorporating diverse musical elements to conjure atmospheric improvisations and haunting melodies. This debut performance will premiere at least 4 never-before-heard songs, as well as some classic Voss tunes.