I’m still coming off the high from last night’s show at Schubas.
But it got me thinking about my boys back in Boston. Not just the fellas from Fooled By April, but also our rock brethren in Scamper, who this weekend are saying sayonara with a huge blow-out show at the Middle East Downstairs.
We’ve all come a looong way since I met Keith & Nate at the Kendall Cafe oh-so-many years ago playing as the Puzzlebusters. And our two bands seemed to mirror each other’s ups and downs over the years. The break-ups, the make-ups, the weddings, the births (although, fortunately, they never proved that was actually Jordan’s kid… :), and a bunch of solid, fun-as-hell rock shows.
Sadly, I’m missing the final one this weekend. There were even early rumors of an FXA reunion appearance, but alas. Fittingly, I’ll simply say my goodbye and good luck in my online diary.
Keith, Nate, Mike & Brendan, you’re some of the best friends, fans and rockers a band could have in this troubled biz. Rock on, boys.
Thanks, brother. We ripped off your “broken down acoustic song get them all crying” stunt.
Not that you invented that.