This here is a video that showcases a surfing competition in San Francisco. The coolest part is that they used Richmond’s own The Milkstains as the soundtrack. It’s great to see Richmond reach the rest of the world in awesome ways. Enjoy and be sure to get to Gallery 5 early on July 14th to catch their set!
19 May 2012 - The Milkstains - “Carrion” Dominion Riverrock Festival, Brown’s Island, RVA
Usually venues are so dark that I can’t see what I’m filming. This time, it was so BRIGHT that I couldn’t really see what I was in my frame. So I just did my best to aim toward the center and hope everyone would come into view at some point. DAMN it was hot out there.
10 April 2012 - The Milkstains with a sexified cover of Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full of Bourbon” at Strange Matter, RVA
THIS, my friends, was the highlight of ALL the shows I saw in April. Because this was the first time I ever had a song dedicated to me. I saw the Milkstains cover “Jockey Full of Bourbon” back at Emilio’s in March. It’s one of my favorite Tom Waits songs, so I mentioned to them afterward that I hoped they’d perform it again. And when I ran into John (the Milkstains’ singer & guitarist) at the Strange Matter show, he said, “Hey, we’re gonna play that Tom Waits song for you tonight.” And when he said they were gonna play it for me, I didn’t know he meant they were gonna play it FOR ME. But sure enough, right before they started the song, John said right into the microphone that the next song was for me. And I was tickled pink.
Of course, since I didn’t know WHEN they were gonna play it, I didn’t have he camera ready to record, so I didn’t even CAPTURE the dedication. But I know it happened, and it made my night. Here’s the rest of the performance. Sorry it’s full of swaying, but you’ve GOT to dance when it’s YOUR SONG.