August 12, 2007 Maxine’s Glacier City Bistro, Girdwood, Alaska
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, all hills are alive with sound of rock ‘n’ roll. Alaska’s Mount Alyeska is no exception, although skeptics suggest that the tones we are hearing are actually tinnitus. No matter. The gig at Maxine’s was a blast. The place was jammed and our ears are still ringing with jubilant choruses of Goin’ Down the Road sung enthusiastically in 200-part harmony. The band called numerous audibles in the set list, introducing an element of danger into an event that already had all the beer it needed. Fortunately no fans or animals were harmed in the making of this gig. Anton and Austen Eriksson sat in and played brilliantly on percussion. On a separate note, our drummer Dawn Man Moonalice, who doesn’t believe in sleep, went out for an early morning stroll and encountered a mama moose with two pups. For reasons he cannot adequately explain, Dawn Man didn’t bring the meeses home with him. He now claims that Moonalice legend does not allow bands to have pets. Temporarily stunned by the outrage of Moonalice legend being invoked by someone who has never played bass, we recovered more slowly than we would like to admit. You can be sure we’re looking into it. No matter what, Dawn Man should watch his back. Stay tuned.
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