October 11, 2004
rock and roll girls

I'm still recovering from having a crazy busy weekend with not one, but two Vibemerchant shows. The best part was that Nudel braved scary cab rides and smoke-filled dive bars to see us! It was so awesome to have her there and we had a great time. She even got to see me nail the solo in Oblivious on Friday night. Of course, she and Wanda (thanks for coming!) also got to see me completely fuck it up on Saturday after the bar owner told us to turn down and harshed the band's whole groove. Bah. We're going to start covering Vanishing instead. I can't take the pressure.

Nudel also got to see my debut singing a little backup on our new song, Knock Me Down . Yeesh, I was nervous. I ordered a double-shot of straight vodka before we hit the stage and set it on my amp for right before that song. I'm not sure if it helped or not, I couldn't really hear. Nothing was thrown at us, so I guess it was OK. I don't really want to sing, but it serves that particular song well.

I was less nervous on Saturday, but that was because NO ONE was in the place. Nudel and Wanda were the crowd and kept us going that night. The whole band thanks both of you for being there, seriously. We made a mistake of not flyering the area or promoting the show aside from on the website. Also, I pushed to go on by 11:30 because I thought that was plenty late, but the place must be a swing-shift watering hole because it was finally filling up at 1am with customers. Live and learn. We play there again on the 13th of Nov.

Anyway, I had a great time with Nudel here and can't wait for her to come back :)


off topic , tribe | from inside the mind of krix at October 11, 2004 03:17 PM .

So cool!!! Sounds like you gals had a blast and what a gorgeous photo of you both!!! You both have such gorgeous skin! What a happy time!
So cool Nudel got to see your band krix and that you gals got to spend the weekend together! Thanks for sharing your adventures! And krix, I wanna hear you sing!!

Posted by: Jena on October 11, 2004 04:44 PM

Ah, the lovely nudel! Yay! I gotta get me to a gig.

I'm listening to your new song as I type. I'm very impressed with you guys' song writing abilities. Do all of you write these or is it more like one person?

Posted by: Zen on October 11, 2004 05:03 PM

Dave wrote the core of this one, but we all pretty much put our own parts to it. There's a funny story how the break came about (and the lyric 'slug the monkey') which we're saving for our first Rolling Stone interview.

Posted by: krix on October 11, 2004 05:12 PM

Hey Krix, did you know Bass Guitar magazine's current issue is the 50 greatest punk basslines? Since I can't pass this on to Ke, you're the next best thing!

Posted by: Toylady on October 11, 2004 06:08 PM

My description of Friday night is up! at least, the best I could do. I'm no music journo so it's hard for me to describe the music... but the energy and love that comes across when the Vibers play is just terrific! Thanks for a wonderful time!

Posted by: Nudel on October 11, 2004 06:28 PM

interesting tune, slug the monkey eh? hmmmmmmmm ; )

Posted by: tess on October 11, 2004 06:34 PM

Jesus god you're lovely. Tell me again why I can't have your baby?

I should go. I think there are racoons taunting Dave.

Posted by: V. on October 11, 2004 07:17 PM

Hey Krix ...

You're such a pretty girl! Keanu would do you! :D


Posted by: La on October 11, 2004 07:19 PM

Great song! Love the backup vocals.. great job! wish I could sing :).. Great pic of you and Nudel.. nice to see you Nudel glad you guys had a great time.. Hope to see your band someday Krix.. Rock on!!

hugs and God bless

Posted by: Janice on October 11, 2004 08:39 PM

Great to have you back safe and sound,Nude!!(will go and read your blog now) and brilliant that you got to rawk with our very own celebrity/bass queen,krix..

Posted by: kaz on October 11, 2004 11:32 PM

how great to be able to see you*happyface*...to see the faces that belong to this great site and those interesting comments ...*smiles*
lovely pic of yours..youre such goodlooking girls *wow*

.... and one can see that you had a big time!

Posted by: susan on October 12, 2004 03:28 AM

LOL@ "Slug the Monkey"

Yeah Janice...will be great to see the band one day...Vibemerchants RAWK!

Posted by: shelz on October 12, 2004 06:36 AM

hellooo!!!!! do ra me fa ti so la...ok..i forgot the rest...of course i saw krix sing... and she apsolutely should do more of that!!!!!!!
i was and am very impressed... the vibemerchants
definately r a w k!!! beyond!
comerciantes do vibe - portuguese
commercianti del vibe - itilian
les négociants de vibe - french
comerciantes del vibe - spanish
vibekaufleute - german

becky is the same letter spelling in all of those languages )) i wanna see the 50 best bass lines...

Posted by: wanda on October 12, 2004 11:18 AM

also...i'm not sound expert, but i thought the vocal mix was balanced with the music well and especially with krix's vocals! and your stage front presence is very dynamic!!!!!

Posted by: wanda on October 12, 2004 11:31 AM

i totally agree with V. maybe *I* could have your baby instead? **Mwaaah** so good to see krix and nudel smiling, happy, and on their way to drunk!

Posted by: lori on October 12, 2004 01:10 PM

Krix...you have a beautiful singing voice, even when you're drunk ;-)

BTW Wanda...the last note in your chromatic scale, in the words of Homer Simpson, is "Doh!" LOL!

Posted by: shelz on October 12, 2004 01:45 PM

Glad you & Nudel got to meet up and hang out! I wish we had all been able to be at your show......maybe someday!!
I finally got to hear your new song and I must say.....WOW!! I love the music. I've been listening to it over and over!
Rock on Vibemerchants!

Posted by: Lisa on October 12, 2004 02:20 PM

are you joking, krix? of cource you have to sing! it serves all song well ;-))
specially i know one xmas song, which is the no1. from its pass *i used it mainly as a hushabye for my children and it works foolproof*
yup! you rawk!

Posted by: vika on October 12, 2004 03:58 PM

How about this one Vika...

*In her very best singing voice*

Oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ah ah ah ah

Hush hush

Oh my darlin' don't you cry
Guardian angels up above
Take care of the one I love...

Lullabye and goodnight
In your dreams I hold you tight
Lullabye and goodnight
Til the dawn's early light...

Pillows lying on your bed
Oh my darling rest your head
Sandman will be coming soon
Singing you a slumber tune

Oo ooo oooo oooo ooo ooo ooo

...it’s "Hushabye" by the Beach Boys ;-)

Posted by: shelz on October 12, 2004 08:06 PM

definitely i have to try this one, just. i don´t know if it will work, there is no "za!" at the end :-))

Posted by: vika on October 13, 2004 02:35 PM

Sorry I'm late on this one but the two of you look like you had a vibey good time!

Posted by: Niobe on October 14, 2004 12:53 AM

Sounds like you guys had a complete blast!! :)

Posted by: Catz on October 17, 2004 03:30 PM
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