Sunday, March 2, 2008

International debut at Palapa Joe's in La Manzanilla

LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - The Four Headlamps made its international debut March 1, playing at open microphone night at Palapa Joe's restaurant & bar in downtown La Manzanilla.

Because of some technical difficulties, only two actual headlamp accessories were available, so the group went without their signature lights but did give a credible performance of the Rodney Carrington country classic, "I Think I'm Dancin' With A Man."

That was the only song in the set - largely because it was the only song the group actually had time to practice.

And practice consisted of three quick run-throughs (a half-hour before the performance) with Michael on the ukulele and Sanders on the guitar. Sylvia played a fine violin backup and Pat provided the beat with a Modelo Espeical beer can filled with uncooked black beans.

Yes, uncooked black beans.

Jane Gorby - the famous Rentalor of Santana Real Estate - gave the band a great introduction while Michael and Sanders drank Cuba Libres to loose their vocal chords.