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Flashy Python and the Body Snatchers (aka Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) are playing Joe's Pub in NYC on June 21, 2006 - early & late.
Alec Ounsworth playing Housing Works Benefit, NYC
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I don't have the setlist for Friday's show at Housing Works, it would be great to get one. Sorry if you were at the show and know most of this story, but a quick review goes like this.
He thought he was out of tune for the show, but it didn't sound bad at all. From the material on the album there was: Is this Love, Yellow Country Teeth, Details of the War, Tidal Wave, and I think Home on Ice. But the newer material, some which he said will be on the new album was all very good. I wasn't writing anything down, he must've played about 15 songs. The final number about a Transvestite name Lenny (chorus "wait for me") was fantastic. All the new songs when played by the band I'm sure will rock out, since they have the same type of melodic and structural influences that you hear in the first album but seem even more thought out. So the craft is this still there. The guy knows how to play the guitar and dare I say it even jam! If we can put some names to the newer songs that would be great help. He was even cracking himself up playing these songs solo acoustic, two or three times saying I also play this one with cyhsy but it doesn't sound anything like this. It's true but the solo acoustic versions are also excellent, since he really plays them out on the acoustic guitar and harp. If you are a fan of the band and get by the voice, which defintiely got better as the show went on go see him at Joes Pub.
May 22, 2006 6:24 PM
I was sad to miss this show but had the pleasure of seeing Alec solo at Piano's last year playing an early show downstairs. I would imagine many of the songs he played at Housing Works were purely for his solo work and not intented for CYHSY. At the Piano's show he didn't play any CYHSY songs (although I missed the first couple, so I may be wrong) and they were much longer, with multiple verses, extended harp solos, and definitely less inclined to electric guitars. I look forward to this great songwriter's future, with expectance that he will do many a great thing in music, CYHSY or not.
May 22, 2006 7:38 PM
I'll post the setlist tomorrow. I thought it was an amazing show.
May 22, 2006 11:02 PM
I'll post the setlist tomorrow. I thought it was an amazing show. By the way, is there anywhere online where I can download some of his solo stuff, even demos of CYHSY material?
May 22, 2006 11:03 PM
May 22, 2006 11:52 PM
that url is no longer Alec's.
May 23, 2006 8:48 AM
Here's the setlist, although he changed it up a bit when he couldn't find the right harmonica. I can't make out all the handwriting, but here it goes:
We Met With Weakness (?)
Is This Love?
Hey Ho Dr. So and So
Yellow Country Teath
Is This Home On Ice
Song for Dee (?)
Drop Like Flies
Graceful Return Of
We Met With Weakness
That site doesn't work... is there anywhere else I can get some of his solo material?
May 23, 2006 11:06 AM
May 23, 2006 11:23 AM
One MP3 here:
May 23, 2006 11:28 AM
Thanks much for the setlist, just to add he played a couple more after he was done with the list. He actually kicked it aside and said ok we continue off script now. Thanks again!
May 23, 2006 2:30 PM
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May 24, 2006 2:56 AM
It“s simple but effective. They also do other genres. Adolescent poetry is worth a look.
May 24, 2006 3:25 AM
With a turn she left the blushing girl at the counter, but not before saying in a reassuring tone, ”You really should take him up on the offer. He is very good at it‘
May 24, 2006 12:46 PM
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