Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

More for those that question what David does in his concerts form the perspective of the drummer – although I would call Sebastian a percussionist. Great Musician!

In May, associate digital editor Sebastian Modak headed overseas to drum his way through Europe as part of David Duchovny’s band. Eleven cities, eight countries, and many, many miles in an overcrowded tour bus later, here are some of his most valuable takeaways, including the joy of finding perfect churros in Madrid—and how to stay sane when you’re spending every waking minute with your colleagues.

Touring Europe with David Duchovny

Touring Europe with David Duchovny

Touring Europe with David Duchovny – Band Members Perspective (Video)

Playlist of Duchovny Concert Videos – Updated!

Updated Youtube Playlist of videos from live concerts! Hopefully we will have even more after the Pittsburgh show!

96 hours of Duchovniacs in Chicago – PART TWO SATURDAY at BUB’s

Ok, it’s now SATURDAY… (CHECK OUT FRIDAY ROAD STORIES HERE)

David and ThinkSay added a last minute concert Saturday. Most of us found out about this on Thursday while travelling to Chicago. Some of us were able to stay, others were locked into travel plans.

REVIEW OF HELL OR HIGHWATER

The others went to breakfast while I slept off a few pints and other things. They brought me back a monstrous pile of leftovers. We dropped a few Duchovniacs at the airport and then on to our new hotel for a nap. As I woke I mumbled, I’m going to wear the OTHER Hell or HighWater t-shirt.

I want to put up posters of this image to promote the concert that say “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOY?”  It kind of looks like a milk carton photo, right?  We set out for Bub City around 5pm. My GPS was being a BYATCH so another set up her phone. Siri took us west to the burbs. Something seemed off.

We hit a huge pothole and some unexpected hidden speed bumps. I screamed louder than anyone else.  Everyone in the car felt some ribs were cracked. Twenty minutes later…

Siri “Your destination is approaching on your right.”

Backseat Duchovniac “I think I will run to that Family Dollar store”

I SCREAM: “We’re at Bub’s fucking Fried Chicken.”

We went to the wrong Bub’s. This Bub’s was a fast food joint in the hood. Kids went running by with a Little Caesar’s pizza box. “Home of the Krunch Chicken!”

I got out of the car so fast to take this photo everyone else in the car feared I had not even put car in park. Turns out we were still 40 minutes from the right Bub’s. We navigated through closed streets and horrible Chicago traffic.

We finally end up at the right Bub’s. When I got out of the car to give the keys to the valet, several guests eating dinner outside stared at my HOHW tshirt. We sit down in the dining room for dinner and desert. Then drinks at the bar. It’s only 8:30. Basically until showtime we were herded like cattle by staff. They were not prepared for Duchovniacs..

We met some new friends. I am down front with the Duchovniacs holding a pitcher of beer. We had glasses but somehow staff cleared those. Four us took a corner. I had most of it. I think I sang louder than usual… 

SHOWTIME

Yeah, that happened… David looks right at me “You know all the words?” I think it was a question. Maybe a statement. Honestly I faked it well. I’m usually horrible with lyrics..as this next terrible (meaning my video quality) shows. It wasn’t until I rewatched that when I  realized I was singing ‘Passenger in my car..” up an octave. Loudly, making David look at me and then then point and nod. 

At some point some dolled up young ladies tried to get to the front of the crowd. I stopped them by asking “Are you with the band?”  At that very same time, David was talking to me again. Everyone in Chicago noticed but me.  “WALTER!!” screamed everyone. I turned to David. “Sorry, sir. Won’t happen again.” He was noticing my T-Shirt of his 10 year old face and my pitcher of beer. So cool…So embarrassing.

Of course, Positively Madison Avenue was the closer. Did I mention how much I love Pat?

We went back to our hotel, exhausted. Woke up the same way and drove back to NYC. Meanwhile…

Quick side note, to all those that want to know, we are all fine. There was some drama Saturday night not worth recapping here.  Nothing to do with David or his team. It seemed like the venue was unprepared for the crowd and that lead to some anger and sorrow… Enough said here. Lets focus on the fun and positive!

I do want to commend the venue for reaching out to me and apologizing to the fans. Much appreciated. I hope all that were affected by the down side of Saturday night join me in looking past anything negative and focus on the awesomeness!!!

Thank you to Brad and all the team at THINKSAY RECORDS for making this weekend possible. It was a real treat for fans.

You can read a few juicy details via my twitter though @waltfrasier Follow me and join the party! There is some news, sort of…  

NEW ***X-FILES PODCAST*** Season One Pilot, Deep Throat and Squeeze

HERE IT IS – DUCHOVIACS have produced a podcast.

– (Title Work in Progress LOL)

LONG TIME FANS, Walt Frasier and Laurice Fattal are joined by comedian and X-Files new comer Patrick Reidy. Together Walt, Laurice and Pat discuss the series and its impact and watching 1990s memory lane. PILOT EPISODE on this post features discussion regarding the PILOT, Deep Throat and Squeeze.

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LISTEN HERE and read more info below…

1.1 PILOT
Aired: September 10, 1993
Directed by:
Written by:

FROM IMDB: A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

FROM WIKI – Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is assigned to work with Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) on the X-Files in an attempt to debunk his work on the paranormal. Their first case has them investigating apparent alien abductions. A near comatose man, Billy Miles (Zachary Ansley), is taking his classmates, including Theresa Nemman (Sarah Koskoff), into the woods, where they are killed in a flash of bright light. Also guest stars Cliff DeYoung, Leon Russom, and Alexandra Stewart.

 

1.2 DEEP THROAT
Aired: September 17, 1993
Directed by: Daniel Sackheim
Written by: Chris Carter

FROM IMDB: Agents Mulder and Scully investigate the suspicious behaviour of a secret air force base in Idaho, coming into contact with government forces which threaten their careers and safety. IN addition to meeting DEEP THROAT for the first time, we see a young Seth Green a few years before Buffy series)

FROM WIKI – Mulder and Scully travel to Idaho in order to investigate the disappearance of a military test pilot. They observe unusual aircraft activity, prompting Mulder to proclaim the existence of a government conspiracy. Mulder sneaks onto the military base and is spotlighted by one of the craft, but is captured by soldiers and has his memory erased before he is released. Guest stars Jerry Hardin,Andrew Johnston, Gabrielle Rose, Michael Bryan French, Seth Green and Lalainia Lindbjerg.

Seth Green

(FROM CHAPTER 731)

Actor: »Family Guy«, »Buffy the Vampire Slayer«, »The Italian Job«

Appears as Emil in season 1, episode 2 · Deep Throat

1.3 SQUEEZE
Aired: September 24, 1993
Directed by: Harry Longstreet
Written by: Glen Morgan & James Wong

 

FROM IMDB: Mulder and Scully search for a humanoid killer whose savage murder spree reoccurs every 30 years. (Still one of my faves)

FROM WIKI – Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders where there appears to be no tangible method for the murderer’s entrance and escape. Eugene Victor Tooms (Doug Hutchison), a seemingly normal janitor, is suspected by Mulder to be a mutant who kills his victims and extracts their livers in order to prolong his existence. Also guest stars Donal Logue and Henry Beckman.

Doug Hutchison

(FROM CHAPTER 731)

Actor: »Lost«, »24«, »The Green Mile«

Appears as Eugene Victor Tooms in season 1, episode 3 · Squeeze
Reappears in season 1, episode 21 · Tooms

Donal Logue

Actor: »Terriers«, »Life«, »Grounded for Life«

Appears as Agent Tom Colton in season 1, episode 3 · Squeeze

OF COURSE – Mr. Logue is now tearing it up on FOX’s GOTHAM

 

WHO’s BEHIND THE MIC

 PATRICK REIDY is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC.  He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYCInteractive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids.  He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs.  As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured onFunny Or Die, College Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show.  He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screenwriting at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theatre,andThe Annoyance Theater.  Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!

Follow Pat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepatreidy

 Laurice Fattal has been performing in theatre, music concerts, and stage shows since the age of 10. She originally began writing scripts and composing music through her  own vocal group in high school. She continued to pursue her passion for the performing arts in college through studies in  theatrical production, acting, music and opera.  She has worked in casting, directing, and writing with professional companies based out of  NYC, MD and DC. Laurice has written and performed in dozens of sketch comedy digital shorts for LMAONYC. Other credits include the Indie short mockumentary: P.O.O.P: The Movie, Writer/Director of The Top 8 at Eight (original web series). Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), 27 Santa’s & and Elf Called Kevin , Alice in Wonderland – A New Musical, The Phantom Tollbooth – By Sheldon Harnick, The Lounge @ Under St. Marks. In  addition to developing the concept for “Eight is NEVER enough!”,  she is thrilled to be the co-founder of “IMPROV 4 Kids!” and Bully Assemblies NY  – both are outreach programs that currently tour K-12 school.

Follow Laurice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauricef

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Catch Walt Frasier this Spring on TruTV’s “Friends Of The People” now in their 2nd season. Go to Netflix – RIGHT NOW!!! – to see Walter in Lilyhammer (Season 3, Episode 8) as the American comic performing at Steven Van Zandt’s Norwegian club. Also now on Netflix – Blue Bloods (Season 3, Episode 8) see Walter in spandex body suit in first 5 minutes as Arnie the Homeless Avenger. Royal Pains (Season 6 Episode 3) as the Choking Victim. Past credits include sketch bits on Letterman (9 episodes), Stakervision (MTV2), Naked Brother’s Band (NICK), Hair Trauma (WE) and numerous commercials including Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants. Theater Credits include Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater plus over 4000 professional Improv Comedy Shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway. Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens, Absent Minded Comedy).

Follow Walt on Twitter – IF YOU DARE https://twitter.com/waltfrasier

Chris Carter discusses new X-Files plot lines

Lol satire from a duchovniac….

Fan Video (VINE) by Keegan Paulsen

THANKS Keegan
– Check out his VINE Channel CLICK HERE

THANKS Laurice for sending me the link