Tonight, at Test Pattern Bar at 701 N Trade Street, I will make my debut as a member of Clay Howard & The Silver Alerts. You’re asking me, um, you have already been a Silver Alert! And that would partially be true. I have played with the band but tonight is my first night as an official band member. I was just a fill-in for the band’s original bass player, Jerry Chapman (yes, that Jerry Chapman), when he couldn’t play the gig. Jerry had overextended himself and wanted to be home more often so he left the band. That opened the door to me and Clay asked me to take the slot. I took the slot.
So, tonight, we’ll be playing and it’s an EP release party for Clay’s new EP, “I’ll Give You Something to Cry About.” That is if the weather holds up. There’s a strong feeling that something will happen as far winter weather goes, but I’m of the mind that I’ll believe it when I see it. When they predict over four inches of snow down here in the flatlands that is the Triad, I get skeptical. Maybe it will do more and maybe it will do less. Perhaps it will do nothing at all. I don’t know, I’m no meteorologist, but really, I believe the meteorologists don’t know either; they’re just guessing. I don’t think anyone does meteorology anymore, they just look at “models” and let computers do all the work and then they guess as to what they’re seeing. Anywhat, we’ll see. I think if it does anything it could be after midnight according to some “meteorologists” and as early as 5pm according to others.
If it’s not snowing around 9pm or so, come on out and watch the band GSO open, Clay Howard & the Silver Alerts close. We look forward to seeing you.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“The band is made up of veteran Winston-Salem musicians-Doug Davis, Tim Beeman, Corky McClellen, and various guest guitarists.” – The Silver Alerts Website