Introducing Mobile Unit 3.0
Welcome back to the website. As you can see, there are a lot of new things going on.
I can now ride my bike to all of my local gigs, because I built a bike trailer. Last week, I rode my bike to the Piola show at East 54, and it saved me about 10 minutes versus driving my car because of the awful traffic in downtown Carrboro and through Chapel Hill at rush hour. Plus it was TOTALLY AWESOME!
The term Mobile Unit, as it applies to musicians, was coined by drummer Andy Burns in Brooklyn. Over the years, he perfected a mobile unit that was easy to carry on the subway. I believe his most recent and successful is Mobile 2A, which is a snare drum, hi hat, splash cymbal, brushes and sticks, and occasional cowbell. Thanks for the inspiration, Andy! Mobile Unit 3 is my Nord organ, a powered PA speaker, and keyboard stand. I’m going to be riding my equipment around Chapel Hill to shows such as Piola and The Station. (Under development: Mobile Unit 2.1Beta – For local gigs, first trip will be carrying my Leslie on the trailer, then go home and make a second trip with my organ and the rest of the stuff.)
If you’re interested in seeing where I’ll be playing organ this month, check out the gigs listed to the right. We will be playing shows in Pittsboro, Burlington, Raleigh, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill. I wanted to especially mention a benefit show in Chapel Hill this saturday with Greg Humphries- details to the right.
Lastly, I’d like to remind my North Carolina friends to vote on Tuesday, May 8.
See you all soon.