what’s up Gautamanation,
Just got back into the A from doing 2 long awaited shows in my old stomping grounds, Myrtle Beach SC and I must say it’s good to go home, music has given me a lot and one thing, perhaps the most valuable, is the chance to catch up with family more often than I otherwise would be able too. As it goes after this past excursion every member of my immediate family has now been to a Ghani Gautama show. This is an accomplishment that I am very proud of, it makes me happy to know if nothing else my vagabond lifestyle has given me enough mobility to get to places where I wouldn’t go without the music taking me there. That said here’s a little recap of the adventure.
Day One (9/9/09) we left Atlanta at 10 am, enjoyed a long yet leisurely drive, and arrived in Myrtle Beach at 5 Metrognome and his wife sample some of the local seafood and we went to the venue. The scene of the crime was Coco Bongo and it was Drum n Bass night, Metrognome and I cooked up a dubstep set on the drive in which fit nicely into the evening and I got to catch up with an old friend of mine who I played in my first band (Pure Irate Souls) with. Drum n Bass DJs look out Ghani Gautama and Metrognome have something for you and this emcee is not coming with some half-ass “HOLD IT” “COME DOWN NOW SELECTAH” garbage I spit that same heat you know and love (or hate) and Metrognome doesn’t slow the party down so dance
Day Two (9/10/09) after a day of chilling on the beach and a meet and greet with some of the Myrtle Beach indie elite (including a stop at Studio B, which used to be The Lazy Eye, the sight of my first professional gig) we landed at The Basement operated by Mike Wood who also ran the aforementioned Lazy Eye. It was hiphop open mic night and we were the featured act. The DJ who was supposed to bring the turntables backed out and the local support did their set (which no one could here because they didn’t know how to hold the microphones) and then promptly bounced, I guess they were afraid to see the pros come on and embarrass them. We did our set nonetheless Metrognome did his best Laptop DJ impression and since no one registered for a the open mic, Metrognome (yes, he raps too) and I let loose a 2-and-a-half hour freestyle onslaught onto the unsuspecting patrons of The Basement, lesser artists would have complained about the missing equipment, the light turnout, and the bogus ungrateful opening act but we are true soldiers and we did what we came to do, entertain.
All in all it was a great trip, I can’t wait to get back. A BIG THANK YOU to my good friend Jess @ www.themyrtlebeachunderground.com for having us. ANYBODY in Myrtle Beach reading this, reach out to Jess she is trying to build something that your town needs according to everyone I spoke to and I can’t think of a better person to do it so don’t you despair citizens of Myrtle Beach, we will be back, we’ll bring our friends and we will ROCK as you now expect us too.
Meanwhile back in Atlanta, come check us at The Blue Frog Cantina in East Atlanta Village THIS friday (9/18/09) for a FREE SHOW opening up for Drop Bombz and Alpha Noise and celebrating the fact that KEL is older than me. More details soon so STAY TUNED