Yesterday we left Louisville and headed directly for the Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto, KY where the guys in the band got to dip bottles of bourbon in wax (see above). That's right, if you buy a bottle of Maker's Mark there is a chance that it'll be one of the three bottles hand dipped by Goes Cube.
After that brief stop we headed directly for the venue in Nashville where, no wait. Of course we didn't do that. First we had to stop by the capitol building in Nashville for a photo op (above). Then we unloaded our personal stuff at the apartment we were staying at and THEN we headed to the venue Ruby Green. Oh Ruby Green, so much to answer for. I'm not even sure how to begin to tell the tale of Ruby Green.
The venue is a small art gallery in an industrial area of Nashville and the gig was arranged by the guy we were staying with. He got a friend to play first and it is this friend who became the focal point of the show. He started things out with some whiskey influenced bluesy singer-songwriter stuff, but it wasn't his music that would have the most impact on the evening. No, it was his bottle of Jack Daniel's and his unquenchable thirst for destroying art.
What actually happened is something you're going to have to wait to see. The footage is rather amazing. But basically, this guy got extremely drunk and started pulling pieces of art off the wall of the gallery. He then proceeded to smash the art on the drums, on the band members, and on the floor. All totaled he trashed over $1600 in original art before being hauled off to jail by the Nashville police. Goes Cube was pretty beaten up (literally too - Kenny got bloodied by a painting) by the fact that their music incited someone to destroy an artist's work. At some point my footage of this event will be used in a court of law - not something any of us expected to happen on this trip. On to Memphis.
Goes Cube tour 2007 next show:
11 March - Newby'sListening to right now:
539 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee
Joy Division - "Something Must Break"
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Read more about this show HERE (written by David from Goes Cube)