I have Dave's setlist (thanks Lori for preparing me:) )of the 11/20 show:
Michigan Militia Jockey Full of Bourbon Horseshoes You Can't be too Careful Fly LazyBoy Pisco Half as Much If Only You Knew MPG Minnie Kick in the Ass Present Tense Tureen Johnny Saucepan I Will Hold On Nuits King of Spain Splatter, Splatter Get in the Car Psycho Killer Video Bargainville Alison
Michigan Militia Jockey Full of Bourbon ("Yum Yum, Stuck on the Gum" improv bit) Horseshoes You Can't Be Too Careful Fly Lazy Boy (very short James K. Polk tease) Pisco Bandito ("I-95" improv bit) Half As Much If Only You Knew My Poor Generation Minnie the Moocher Kick in the Ass Present Tense Tureen Johnny Saucep'n I Will Hold On Nuits de Reve King of Spain Splatter Splatter Get in the Car Psycho Killer ENCORE 1: Disco Bargainville ENCORE 2: Laika Alison
Hello there, here's a little bit more on the show at the 9:30 on 11/20. Right now, I think the website only has the set list up..... It's a tad long, but hey, it was wondrous. thanksoroonie! Mary ---------------- Well, I've seen Moxy a few times now, gotten a good taste of their shtick, style, and schmooze. And I must say, I was (again), ecstatic! What a fantastic show....
Note to those ever going to Club 9:30 ("The 9:30" to locals): Don't park in the pay lots. True, it may be safer, but you have to be out 15 minutes after the show's over. Thus, you can't stay and swap stories with anyone, let alone try to meet the band. Your car will be stuck, and they have no mercy. I know, it's happened to me.
Back to the show: Now, I'm in a band myself, so I love learning from the Frulads. Thus, I must say -major- kudos to them for weathering the multiple technical landmines (I think I counted 4 dead microphones and 6 snapped guitar strings, not to mention the 2 replacement guitars that didn't get tuned before being handed over "I'm dreaming of a world where the guitars are in tune"). This show truly proved how polished, flexible, and talented these guys are. Any lesser musicians would have lost it completely.
Highlight 1: Dave's solo with snapped string. It was unbelievable. So he's playing along, wicked solo. Snap! So, he just moved it to the surrounding strings. Only problem is that the snapped string pulls two other strings out of tune, so he kept modifying the whole time to keep the thing in tune. It was incredible! Now maybe it was out of tune the whole time afterward, but it sure sounded on to us.
Highlight 2: Well, people kept yelling at the guys to play certain songs. It was actually quite unusual, the amount of it all. It was capped off by a grand gentleman up on the balcony yelling, "Play the set list!".
Highlight 3: "Oh Jian, you missed it. Dave just did a great sexy dance." " I missed what?" "That was a "Do me" dance, thank you."
Song breakdown: Michigan Militia/Jockey Full of Bourbon: never heard Mike singing quite so laid back...it was slick. Horseshoes: I thought I only liked this song live, turns out I was right. It's got so much more life (pardon the pun). You Can't Be Too Careful: Yay....those this is where the techie problems began. Fly: Jian in full love-really-sucks-but-it's-great-and-why-can't-we-just-get-along-and-not-b e-lonely-anymore
voice, made me want to cry a whole lot. Lazy Boy/Pisco Bandito: Lazy Boy is always cool. Yeah! Pisco! Big long introduction to it, but well worth the wait. My affianced lovely had never heard this song (for once, I was the bigger fruhead) so I spent the rest of the night teaching him all the words some other songs here.... Minnie the Moocher: um, wow...um, yeah....truly incredible... Kick in the Ass: had only heard rumours of this song, very funny.... Present Tense Tureen: Nope, can't find it in my heart to really like this song, but the aforementioned affianced lovely digs it muchly. Johnny Saucep'n: pretty darned fast, I was shocked we all kept up. Techie problems really get going. I Will Hold On: *video plug from the band and mucho thanks to the fruhead in the front row who liked the video* Nuits de Reve: *sniffle* I -love- this song so much. I never thought I'd hear it live. I think I was among the four people in the whole audience who knew the words. Everyone else was just stunned. King of Spain: Sure, I was glad they did this. Sure, it was great. But it was even better because the crowd stopped yelling at them to do it afterward. And no, I never did figure out why they kept yelling "Monkeyboy!". Splatter Splatter: wow, just like the album version.... Get in the Car: I've actually never heard this one live....very groovy. Psycho Killer: always refreshing, never bitter
Come back and play number 1: Video Bargainville: Suddenly, Moxy is possessed by ABBA. Disco globe and everything! And as Jian tried to get us all to clap together, further proof that DC-ites have very little rhythm to go around. And we're not great at following directions. It took us, hmm, six tries to get it right. And each time, very earnestly, someone would say, "We'll get it right, let us try again! Please!" Come back and play number 2: Laika: What a fantastic song! Ten million times better than the album version. Allison (the Elvis Costello song for those of you not following) Well, it was kinda strange because 1) most of us had to sit through the opening act....which I won't comment on ("I'm thinking of Pasteur" for those of you that had the um...experience... of hearing it) so our relief came when they 2) played Allison over the sounds system between the sets. It was this deja vu thing....very nice.
I just noticed that I didn't remark a single thing about Murray. But he
was wonderful, as always, so don't mind.....
Some other tidbits from the performance include: