Last Friday I was back in Borger again, this time for a gig in the Roots on the Road series. They had a great band on with Ha Ha Tonka and opened with a set by New York based Christopher Paul Stelling.
It has been a while since my last gig and so was looking extra forwards to see Deerhoof play in Vera on April 28. I had already seen some photos and read some reviews and it seemed like a great and odd band to visit.
Last year Carol van Dijk and Peter Visser of Bettie Serveert fame were asked to go to Australia and record an album for the ‘In A Cabin With‘ project. The idea is to write a bunch of songs and record them with local musicians in a few days time. Often with the ‘In A Cabin With’ projects, musicians of different bands are put together creating completely new bands, this time Carol and Peter went together returning with a bunch of songs written under the bandname ‘Me & Stupid’. With Carol on vocals and guitar and Peter on guitar, the album was bound to have a strong Bettie Serveert feel. Is that a bad thing? Heck no! I love the Betties.