Monday, November 26, 2007

Starbucks / Scojo

Man, where to start with this one:

Not sure of the exact time frame of this one, but I'm sure a quick flip through the video archives would help nail it down. It was during my time at Unsys, which puts it somewhere around "The Millenium".

With the bright afterglow of My New Invention fading in to the background, I took it upon myself to re-invigorate my music career. I partnered with co-worker Mike Walton in an attempt to re-capture Starbucks as a focal point for musical expression. He was handling bass chores and backup vocals, while I took center stage. Duh.

We practiced a lot, put together a 3 hour set, and then performed.


Strike that.

Strike ALL of that. I've gone and gotten myself confused.

The flyer above was for a string of SOLO gigs I did at the Starbucks on the corner of Alicia and Jeronimo in Mission Viejo. This was before I worked at Unisys, now that I think of it. I think this was during my WareNet days. I believe there were some contemporary gigs at a local Diedrich's Coffee, and a place over in Rancho Santa Margarita. Oh, I'm so confused.

Anyhow, this is a flyer for one of my shows. I'm off to take my Alzeimers medication.


Swamptooth said...

I know a few of the Munson solo dates:

Nov 9, 1996 - Diedrich's, Mission Viejo (the band in attendance)
Nov 16, 1996 - Haute Caffe, Rancho Santa Margarita
Dec 28, 1996 - unknown cafe
July, 1997 - location unknown, attended by Don and Victor

Hope that helps.

MattMunson said...

That's great. Leave it to the band historian to pony up the goods when the goods are summoned. At least I know that puts the gig in question somewhere around late 96 or mid 97. That was when I was deep in the solo coffee shop scene. I have to say it was pretty exhausting. They would ask me to play three hour sets, with 2 fifteen minute breaks. That's A LOT of songs, and like Bobby McGee, I sang up every song I knew.