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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rehearsals - Day 3

Picking up steam and catching the rhythm of tunes from the Groanbox library. Short silent requiem beneath a cottony blue sky for chickens on death row. Chicken Foot. An explanation of some of the Boot Mojo. The ceremonial shake. Evironmenting with Paul. Oooh La La boxers. Playda Bombo. Floating foamy lips. Mesopotamian fetish. Tippy Toe Museum.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rehearsals - Day Two

The Drying of Chicken Foot. We plow through all the material on "Fences Come Down" CD. Paul sings like a slug.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Day One of Rehearsals at Muskie Studios in Kent, UK

Paul introduces us to his dumpster instrument, the Organjo. We begin construction on the stomp platform and meet the chickens. Stomp Platform One breaks. We meet Joey and speak to him about the chickens. Stomp Board, take two. Moose and Muskie nursing facts. Paul rocks out with the Freedom Boot. The chess board. Chicken Feet. A few excerpts from our rehearsals.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Groanbox Tour Dinner at the Prager's

We had the traditional Groanbox Tour dinner last night at the Pragers, arranged by our dear friends Simon and Birte Prager and Ann and Tony Bell of Brooks Blues Bar. There was plentiful food and lots of music and laughter with friends. The evening kicked off with Simon and Cory playing some tunes, including a version of "Trying to Get Home" by the Rev. Gary Davis. After the food, Tony Bell entertained everyone with some stories and Paul shed some light on the legend of Bucktooth Trombone. Then it was a midnight drive down to Kent and Muskie Studios for a quick look around before hitting the sack. Sunday is the first rehearsal.