David Duchovny April 14, 2018 plays Broadway…

David Duchovny plays Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC

@waltfrasier @lauricef

Thank you to all that came and joined us for the event yesterday at the Broadway Comedy Club as well as this weekend’s activities. David and the Band were amazing, as were the crew that helped us set up and 50 fans that came from around the world. We missed many friends that could not make it to town. We love you all!!!

The weekend started Thursday night when an impromptu wine and pizza party started at our place. Just a few that were staying with us from out of town and some locals. After some drinks, we played the new X-Files Conspiracy Theory game.

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This game is Cards Against Humanity meets X-Files meets Improvisation. I got the very first CONSPIRACY CARD that read “A distress call from a ship that was last seen March 15, 1937 was recently broadcast from the POLE OF INACCESSIBILITY” So that set the tone for many inappropriate X-Files fan fiction.

On Friday we had a more formal get together. While some were still traveling a few went out to the Mets Game and others came to our house in New Jersey.

David Duchovny plays Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC

The band and crew started setting up as early as 10am. The stage at the Broadway Comedy Club was a perfect size – 25′ wide by 8′ deep – for an intimate event. David came in around noon to sound check and make final preparations.

At 1pm the doors opened and we started the party.

David took stage at 2pm with Colin, Pat, Mitch and Davis. They played a lot of Hell or High Water songs as Davis, the drummer played the tours in 2015, and some of 2016. Sebastian, who plays on the EVERY THIRD THOUGHT (and most know form the past major tours of Europe, US and New Zealand/Australia) album was previously engaged over seas.

This was a private party so we only took personal photos (no videos) during the first song. In the next few days we will have some professional photos for attendees to share.

One of the highlights of the show were some fun crowd interactions. David LOVED the fact that so many people at this show knew the words to his songs. After Passenger, he asked the crowd to sing the chorus without the band. We delivered. 50+ people singing with some decent harmonies sounded AMAZING. We wish we had that on video/audio.

We also got the world premier of song David and the guys wrote THIS week. Not going to say more about this at this time – out of respect for their writing process – but it was a very special moment. We tried to coax EL KABONG out of them to now avail.
The show wrapped with EVERYONE on their feet singing along to HELL OR HIGHWATER.
After the show we had a brief Meet & Greet where all got to pose for a photo and get something signed. Those will be made avail to attendees ASAP.

After the concert we moved down the block to our fave karaoke joint.

Of course there was that time Chris and I got together LOL

The party continued down the block at Alfie’s.

I want ALL to know how much I appreciate you and your friendship. I was overwhelmed with thanks and love that night. Combined with being ready to drop of exhaustion, I was quite emotional. THIS was a very special event because of you. David and his team shared their appreciation as well.

I have one request for all in attendance – be respectful of ALL in attendance. This was a perfect event and does not need any gossip or nonsense.

STAY POSITIVE and SPREAD THE LOVE

David Duchovny rocks out on Harry Connick Jr CBS talk show February 28, 2018 #everythirdthought

It is January 24, 2018. I’m sitting in my home office in New Jersey

If you are reading this it is now February 27 or later and we are in Sydney Australia on a ferry around the harbor or at the Zoo watching kangaroos and koala bears. Actually it’s February 28th (stupid date line, sorry not you, NBC show) here so I am probably driving to New Castle AU for the sixth of seven concerts. Tomorrow we fly to Brisbane.

The word is mum, although pics have been leaked before this. We were asked to take down our photos by the producers for now. We just got back from a taping of the Harry Connick Jr. talk show on CBS.

If you have seen the show airing it is now February 28, 2018 in America or later. We are now in Brisbane.

What did you think? We had a blast.

But as usual, we Duchovniacs can not just go to events without being part of the story ourselves, usually not on purpose.

So we get to the CBS studio doors of the Harry Connick Jr. Show (and quite a few others) on Manhattan’s west side.

We tell the guy at the door we are here for HARRY to see David Duchovny.

He points us to the security counter. We wait a few minutes. A PA form the show escorts us up in the elevator.

HI GUYS

We walk right past the band and many of David’s team. According to a few quick convos over heard in passing, sounds like they had just finished their sound check.

HAVE FUN, I THINK SHE WANTS US TO FOLLOW….

We shake a few hands, then walk down the hall. The PA gestures and invites us to hang out in a room about 3 doors down.

Inside is a wonderful spread of bites – MUCH nicer than I am used to as a bit actor in greenrooms at GMA and the Letterman show.

David’s producers and PR rep is inside. We say our hellos. About a minute goes by when one of the producers notices we are staying. Wait you guys are supposed to be with the audience.

Turns out we were in David’s private green room. This explains the nicer spread.

The producer’s personally escort us to studio level 2-3 floors down – to be honest I am completely lost at this point. These studio buildings are so big, if you don’t pay attention as you are escorted around you have no idea where you are.

We pass David in the hall. “Did you see the band?” We shakes hands. .

Hope I didn’t have a cold, cause if I did EVERY one has it by now.

We are now on studio level. 30 minutes before the rest of the audience will be ushered up and we join up with the rest of those form David’s party – mostly friends and family of the band.

I took these photos and tweet ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS TIME”. We removed at the request of the producers as the exact air date was so far out in the future etc.

The interview was fun. I will post the video once it is online but Harry is great and the two really had a perfect conversation.

The highlight I think is when Harry jokes about David correcting HC about music. Reminds me of an exchange I had with the band at the NYC listening party and David joked that Pat corrected me.

SOMEONE (not us, but we know a guy lol) took this candid moment between segments right before the band plays.

The band plays on.

Half Life seems to be the new got to single for showcasing the new album. Most will understand why. Rumors out their that this song may be radio bound. It may be on by the time this post is made public.

SEE YOU DOWN UNDER AUSSIES AND KIWIS

(If we haven’t already by now lol)

David Duchovny – Interviews!!

David interview KFC Radio Barstool Sports – Source

David Duchovny on Kevin & Bean – Source KROQ Radio 

David Duchovny talks about his new upcoming book and says that he will be turning Bucky F*cking Dent into a movie with Roland and Gennaro on Roland’s Food Court.

Love the new album art! Looking forward to Feb 9th when everyone can hear this fantastic album!  Artwork & Design by Viet Nguyen

HALF LIFE by DAVID DUCHOVNY is on SOUNDCLOUD for EARLY LISTENING

 

Since first hearing this song live almost a year ago, HALF LIFE has been one of the most often stuck in my head tune, with a loft of la la la for lack of knowing the lyric.

If player is not popping up above, listen on sound cloud. CLICK HERE

HALF LIFE is the first track off of David Duchovny’s new Album EVERY THIRD THOUGHT. If you have not been to a live concert or have a digital download of HELL OR HIGHWATER, David’s first album you are missing some great driving and chill music in your collection. The sophomore album is a bit more intense with more collaboration from the amazing musicians in the band.

More about the February 9th release date at  http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/

PLEDGE MUSIC

Check out David Duchovny’s PLEDGE MUSIC sight to preorder the album and check out other merchandise offers.

Join the David Duchovny and 1000s of Duchovniacs down under next month 2018 tour

Feb 20 – Auckland, NZ
Feb 21 – Wellington, NZ
Feb 23 – Melbourne, AU
Feb 24 – Sydney, AU
Feb 25 – Wollongong, AU
Feb 28 – Newcastle, AU
March 1 – Brisbane, AU

Help me figure out the lyrics…

I know I am close here but don’t trust a few words.
Poetry/Lyrics tough because word choices don’t always make sense on the surface
Trusting more my knowledge of Radiation Science here lol

Half my life by your side
Through thick and thin, rain or shine
You are closer to me
Than who I used to be

How can half of everything
Fell like less than nothing
Afraid to open my eyes
To nothing but open skies

Unconditional love decays
Only fossilized hearts can break
Every piece is indivisible
Loves field of vision got crossed???
(Or I use to think it was “Love feels divisive kind of cross)
Gotta find two petitions at cost???
You exercised apparitions and I got lost in the half life.

Matter Decays exponentially
Half-lives await us all eventually”
It all winds up in the ground
Its gone gone gone

CHORUS

I am lost

I am lost

I am lost but now I’m found

But it all comes back around

CHORUS

PS How great does David sound on the exposed start of the third chorus

DAVID DUCHOVNY NYC LISTENING PARTY Recap “Every Third Thought”

DAVID DUCHOVNY NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY DELIVERED Sorry no photos or videos or sound clips. The album does not officially release untill February 9. So let’s respect the artists and producers. 

PHOTOS from the event to be posted HERE in the next 48 hours

Today was special.

I am so moved by these songs I just have to share some thoughts.

DAVID DUCHOVNY NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY DELIVERS

@waltfrasier @lauricef @duchovniacs

David Duchovny was joined on stage today with Pat McCusker, Colin Lee, Mitchell Stewart and Sebastian Modak, interviewed my Monique McQueen (Great Job moderating the Q&A) as we all got to listen to the entire new album, EVERY THIRD THOUGHT.  The listening party attendees all left feeling expectations were surpassed.

Kerry Lee announced the day’s activities while Sam Platt played DJ, throwing down three tracks at a time with question and answer sessions in between.

With all the songs, David feels he’s writing country songs, because that’s how he sounds alone with his guitar. Monique says these songs pass the “campfire test”. You can break them down to singers and guitar and they hold up.

SET ONE

First up was HALF LIFE. Laurice remarks that the tempo seems a bit livelier – More energetic. This was the first of many that seemed ready for radio play. At the very minimum, ready for movie soundtrack. On tour, David will joke this song is about science. “Unconditional Love Decays….”.

David says he had a David Bowie feel in mind orginally.

The words are a bit sad. Half Life appears to refer to half of your life los tin a break up but leaving with you empty – “with nothing” – inside. But the music driving the story is also about moving past and picking up the pieces and working though the worst of it.

For those that have heard this song on tour, you are in for a treat. The guys (Pat, Colin, Mitch, Sebastian and other – Hanna rocking some strings, etc.) really had some freedom to play. If you listen carefully, the music is almost playful with subtle rhythmic and countrapuntal flourishes hiding – coyly sneaking through – beneath the surface of lead vocals, intros and bridges.

I had a question about the writing of the song. When the song is live, David appears to want to take the middle of the chorus to a V chord (B chord in the Key of E). David will often drop G# at the end of the word indivisible to a F# which would imply in some he wants the chord to go to the B (D# F#). In most music a phase will end with a strong V-I (5-1). My question was “Did the song original move to a B chord there? I feel David is trying to pull the band down to a 5 chord”

David responds, “You think I’m dragging them down?” (Laughs)

Pat, Colin and I discussed among ourselves about the music theory. David makes a cat sound and says “perhaps you fellas should take this outside…” Long story short we had WAY TOO MUCH FUN TODAY.

EVERY THIRD THOUGHT in contrast is a tad slower and more in the pocket from the live version we have heard the past two years – originally heard by fans in Europe 2016. The arrangement is slightly more exposed, revealing some hip rhythmic hits and vocal harmonies. This was always my vote for the album’s title track. David was pushing for Strangers (in the Sacred Heart).

The final song of the first set was MAYBE I CAN’T. We need this album TODAY to fully digest the new stuff in depth.

Set Two

– Strangers in the Sacred Heart
– Mo’
– Someone Else’s Girl

All three of these songs are known to us from live concerts over the past two years. All three are similar and familiar, but each had their moments where, again, the band got to play. Especially Someone Else’s Girl, which David attributed to Pat from start to finish, taking the lead on the arrangement.  This is the “feel good” track with it’s bouncy reggae feel. Love me some Pat! Laurice says this may be her favorite tune on the album.

David recounted his story of writing STRANGER while gigging in Paris last year, tying his own father’s story to the folks praying for strangers at Sacre Couer. We love Hanna Reid’s violins. Laurice calls it baroque pop, mixing in the classical sounds with the pop rock. If you have not caught Hanna, live, find her in your town. There were also some cathedral chimes and other interesting sounds that helped painted the picture.

David says MO is about over consumption with influences of Fleetwood Mac.MO is familiar, but you can tell David and the band put a lot of work into cleaning up the arrangements and kicking out near perfection. Pat has a very sweet guitar solo I think fans are going to dig.

David went further to say, songs are less of a statement, and more of a cloud, “what ever that means.”

Q: What was the process of writing this album, compared to the first?
A: David said it was more collaborative. Sebastian (Percussionist) said there are a lot more chances, especially with percussion. The other guys elaborated on finding a safe place to speak up and out for ideas.

Q: Does doing all the music and concert touring feel surreal?
David: I wouldn’t say surreal. No, it feels good. If feels… (Audience supplies “Organic” – giggles) Why do I keep seeing that “Organic” in quotes (Finger quote gesture).

“ORGANIC” Is that a meme?  David asked the band.

David forgot “ORGANIC” comes from his answer from a previous Facebook Q&A and it stuck. There were unasked questions of possible double meanings in the following looks but it was left at that.

SET THREE may have been my favorite, with two new songs that blew my mind.

WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS started and right away the whole crowd is bobbing heads, tapping feet. It is an amazing song. About half way through I lean over to Laurice, “I think this is my new fave.” Angry Blues Rock song was also the favorite for some of the band.

SPIRAL is a song written by Pat and Colin. David admits a little jealousy when folks say this is their favorite tune from their album. Not sure if it was my third homemade pineapple vodka (homemade by restaurant, I did not sneak in booze), being caught up in the moment, or the song was just that amazing, I started to tear up. I leaned to Laurice. Not hearing me, she shoves pen/paper in my hand. I write “FUCKING AWESOME!!!” She exclaims, “you wasted space on her diminishing note paper space.” The moment was otherwise beyond words.

The set was rounded by another concert tour favorite, Roman Coin. Again, like some of the earlier tunes, this was just a cleaner, better mixed version of the song we have come to love.

SET FOUR

SET FOUR has two new songs to us and one that is relatively new, after David debuted Marble Sun in Vancouver last fall.

JERICHO is a bit sad. This tune hit close to home with Laurice as David discussed it’s connection with his father. When the album releases I will give a more in depth review of the song. Hearing it for the first time, I was just taking it in.

LAST FIRST TIME to be fair did not get my full focus and attention. Mainly because I was reflecting deeply on the third set. Again, this was the first time we’ve heard this track and I would like a second listen before further discussion.

MARBLE SUN is one of the new songs that has popped into my head often in the past months since Vancouver. My only criticism today was the percussion track seemed to overpower the song. This is a simple mix issue. The song otherwise is a perfect end. I am not sure you call this a concept album. Every song works as a single, but there are some stylistic themes.

David said this song was an idea from Colin and many ways the most collaborative song on the album, and perhaps his new favorite.

IN CONCLUSION – To put today into perspective

Most came to HELL OR HIGHWATER because of love for David’s work as Fox Mulder or Hank Moody. At least half of the fans at early concerts didn’t even know they were attending an actual concert.

“AN EVENING WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY? What is he doing, Stand-Up Comedy” –this is a direct quote from at least three people I encountered during the first year of concerts.

When I first heard the early release of WHEN THE TIME COMES, I was working on some contracts and Laurice was playing the track. The first lyric I really heard was “Jack and Jill, ran out on their bill…” WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS was my thought.

I did not take this at all seriously until May 12, 2015 at the Cutting Room. Many have heard the story of Laurice, myself and 10 other fans hanging out for pizza, lining up crazy early, sitting right in front of a barefoot Pat and later a singing, dancing,  tambourine beating and shaking Gillian Anderson.

I bought an album that night. While everyone else was talking/tweeting about THE KISS (Cue melodramatic music) Listened to it a few times. Two days later I started this blog.

The DUCHOVNIACS were born, or at least something more official. (It was a slow journey with 25 years of fans slowing finding each other at events and expanding. 25-30 concerts later – and New Zealand / Australia bound in three weeks for 6 more (Skipping Wellington for some more time in Melbourne) – I am a bigger fan of the music (as it’s own entity) than ever..

For most fans, HELL OR HIGHWATER was about David Duchovny getting to play and share an experience with his friends and fans. A comiccon meet & greet on crack.  Something to hold us over between X-Files and other projects. Out of the millions of X-Files fans around the world, there may be a few thousand that really give the music it’s fair shake to date.

EVERY THIRD THOUGHT will change all that. This no longer some celebrity doing the band thing. This is a legit BAND that happens to have David Duchovny’s celebrity status to open doors and sell tickets. This album deserves attention beyond the X-Files and Californication fandom.

I challenge everyone that will take the time to read this to do a blind test. Play a few of these new songs for friends. Make them guess the band name. These songs stand on their own, many ready for 2018 radio play. Most ready for movie soundtracks and other commercial use.  All ready to rock Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollogong, New Castle and Brisbane next month.

See you down under!!!

PS- Super excited to hear some of the acoustic tracks coming. As much as I love the original album, the songs written by David and shaped by the band have become so much more as the musical relationship has grown over the past 4 years now (if you include initial writing, rehearsing and recording times).

THANKS must be given to Brad Davidson and Kerry Lee. If you have not met these two, they are usually at the door or running around doing the jobs of 3-4 each.

New Details on David’s Next Album – Every Third Thought

IMPORTANT NOTICE – The release date for “Every Third Thought” has been moved to Feb 9th. (Previously it was announced via Pledge music for Jan 26th)

From Rolling Stone

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David Duchovny has announced the release of his sophomore album, Every Third Thought. The follow-up to 2015’s Hell or Highwater, the new 12-song set will be released on February 9th via King Baby/GMG.

According to a statement, the new material eschews the folky vibe of the musician-actor’s debut LP and moves into a more rock direction. It will first be released digitally and on streaming services before becoming available on CD and vinyl.

“I feel like this album presents a real growth lyrically and musically from the first and I can’t wait to get it out there,” Duchovny said in a statement.

Following the release of Every Third Thought, he will embark on a tour through New Zealand and Australia with U.S. dates to follow. In the meantime, he’s starring in the 11th season of The X-Files, which premiered on Wednesday on Fox.

Duchovny’s musical aspirations are a relatively recent development. In 2015, Duchovny told Rolling Stone he first picked up the guitar just a few years prior to amuse himself and he began with the classics. “The Beatles, Lou Reed, the Band, Petty — classic white-guy rock,” he said, naming artists whose songs he first learned to play on guitar. “I love Seventies funk, but I’m not good enough to play it yet. So hopefully, within the next year or so, I’ll get my jazzy chords and come out with a little Sly and the Family Stone tribute album.”

Every Third Thought Track List

1. “Half Life”
2. “Every Third Thought”
3. “Maybe I Can’t”
4. “Stranger in the Sacred Heart”
5. “Mo'”
6. “Someone Else’s Girl”
7. “When the Whistle Blows”
8. “Spiral”
9. “Roman Coin”
10. “Jericho”
11. “Last First Time”
12. “Marble Sun”

GOING DOWN UNDER with DAVID DUCHOVNY 2018 Concert Tour

Down Under

20 FEBRUARY – Powerstation, Auckland –  TICKETS
21 FEBRUARY – San Fran, Wellington – TICKETS
23 FEBRUARY – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+ TICKETS
24 FEBRUARY –  Metro Theatre Sydney 18+ TICKETS
25 FEBRUARY – Anita’s Theatre Wollongong 18+ TICKETS
28 FEBRUARY  –  NEX Wests City Newcastle 18+ TICKETS
1 MARCH – Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane 18+ TICKETS

Duchovniacs are headed down under for another David Duchovny concert tour experience. We are skipping one concert – Wellington – in favor of seeing some of the local offerings, but otherwise will be providing coverage for the 7-city tour. On other days we will be touring Auckland, Melbourn, Sydney and Brisbane. Contact us to meet up. We love meeting locals and other international travelers. Follow us via this blog and  TWITTER to keep up with our daily antics.

 

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DAVID DUCHOVNY, is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director and New York Times best selling author. David Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood as the star in one of the most well renowned television series in the past two decades, ‘The X-Files’. His name is also synonymous with television shows such as ‘Aquarius’, ‘Californication’, ‘Twin Peaks’, amongst cult feature films, ‘Kalifornia’, ‘The Rapture’ and ‘Julia Has Two Lovers’.

The cult phenomenon of The X-Files made DAVID DUCHOVNY a household name and fixated millions of self-proclaimed ‘X-Philes’ on the brilliant and sullen FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, as him and his partner explored unbelievable and out-of-this-world cases. Duchovny’s remarkable performance on the show earned him the title of ‘Zeitgeist Icon’. Reuniting for an eleventh season in 2017, The X-Files and DAVID DUCHOVNY continue their legacy and will once again have millions hooked!

Adding to the already extraordinary list of accomplishments DAVID DUCHOVNY introduced the world to his music with his evocative debut album, ‘Hell Or Highwater’, a rock album which features Duchovny’s musings on pride, loss, and lots of remorse. The album pays homage to his
musical heroes: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and R.E.M.

Currently bunkered down in the studio DAVID DUCHOVNY is working on his sophomore album, due out later in 2017 with Australian fans being some of the first to hear these new songs live. Having sold out shows across Europe and the USA, don’t miss a unique opportunity to see a true Hollywood star DAVID DUCHOVNY live in concert for the first time on Australian soil.

David Duchovny Concert Day THE IMPERIAL Vancouver BC Canada

This day got a later start that we had hoped. But that’s a great thing as the day was long and we were better rested at the time of the first downbeat.

 FYI Access your photos from VIP at
http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/vancouvermg

AND Laurice is postig a lot of Videos so keep checking in at
https://www.youtube.com/superimprovgal

First stop was supposed to be Breakfast at the Ovaltine Cafe. Both cab drivers from the hotel (6 duchovniacs 2 Cars) dropped us off with warnings about this neighborhood. One even refused to pick anyone up there. Our friends from the clown car (There rental car was always over packed) did not give great endorsement AND the Ovaltine was out of pie. X-Files Fan Stop FAIL. So I turned to Seinfeld for inspiration here.

#thexfiles #seinfeld crossover Did not stay for pie, Mulder

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Rough hood for food with crack and meth on one side and the very touristy GASTOWN on the other. We stumbled into a joint labeled PIZZERIA and found a gem of a wine bar with apps and gourmet pizzas. Small menu wonderfully executed. Quite yummy. I promised myself no alcohol this trip, BUT I really wanted a glass or two with this food.

Best meal yet

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LINING UP FOR VIP

Someone from our group was early enough to get us started right in line, but most of our group arrived before other fans.

#duchovniacs poised for VIP party

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Guess who made a cameo… Brick not quite ready for prime time and swarming Duchovniacs. He lasted about  30 seconds before whining GET ME OUT OF HERE.

Brick Duchovny

@Brick_Duchovny by Mandy

David’s people are shooting a documentary. I was interviewed. I cannot say much (NDA in place) but this much is public

Not long before many were ready to party… This was seconds before VIP line entered for photos and sound check party.

Vancouver ready for @davidduchovny

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SORRY, DAVID… and others that may be confused by my statement at the end of this Instagram. Many got some tickets mailed to them with wrong artist, POKEY LAFARGE, TWICE. The date and time was right but said Canadian Legend, POKEY LAFARGE was headlining. I cannot let this one go… 5yo here…

While this neighborhood made the worst parts of NYC look like Club Med, inside was quite nice. (Seriously Vancouver needs some urban fix ups. NYC perhaps is too strict with quality of life laws, but this is ridiculous)

Sound check with Colin, Pat, and Mitch

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I needed to heed nature’s call. Even the bathrooms were spacious and well lit…. UNTIL the motion detector says YOU’VE BEEN IN HERE TOO LONG!!!!

At this moment every scene from Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and a few X-Files flash into mind. Behind the wooden door I yell, “HELLO?” (It’s me….) NOTHING. I threw a TP roll hoping to trigger LIGHTS ON! Again NOTHING. Then I braved the darkness, with light from cell phone, checking my six for machete wielding monsters. I lived to share this tale BUT BARELY!!!! (Eh HEM UM Moving on…)

VIP PHOTOS

So we had some great moments with David last night.

“So you’re not going to Australia?” David says.

I think I was guilt tripped into going to Australia. I already have tickets but have been contemplating airfare comfort and prices. But I left things with Gloria  (Duchovniac from Spain) becoming a pilot and flying us around via sea plane, island hopping to each concert. Because at the end of the day, isn’t Australia the world’s largest Island. SORRY Greenland.

Laurice on the other had was questioned about involvement in another certain fandom which shall remain nameless here SNEEZE (pledgies). But all in jest…. right?

THE CONCERT

We’ve posted so many concert videos in past so check out our youtube, twitter and instagram pages for more, but here are the main highlights.

NO DRUMS. This was a pseudo acoustic set. I was looking forward to a scaled down model of the folkish rock songs. Most were great, but this crowd and venue perhaps was the wrong time to take it down a notch. Vancouver often fell down piss drunk but did little singing and clapping along. Not sure RESERVED was the right word. Of course there was a GIANT DETOX CENTER around the corner, so maybe that explains it. Every time I tried to clap and supply the needed back beat on 2, again NOTHING. I still look forward to the acoustic videos and perhaps our private concert in April will be the better setting for this endeavor.

If anything these arrangements were not scaled down enough and the stage was perhaps too big for a coffee shop folk set. I love mithc but perhaps the right way to go would be more Just Colin and Pat on Guitar. Maybe get David playing some more. Not my call,  clearly. But again this stage was big enough, and at times it just felt like the drums were missing, without any consideration for instrument changes in the performance.

I did like the arrangement of UNSAID UNDONE. This has been the official angry song for past tours, with tempos and arrangement kicking it up a notch. If anything this felt more like HELL OR HIGHWATER the album again.

Cool new harmonies Unsaid Undone #hohw #unplugged Wth Pat, Colin, Mitch We miss you Sen M.

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LATELY IT’S ALWAYS DECEMBER was special. We don’t always get this one live. It’s a bit less of a party tune and a very tough grind on the guitar. In this case, the object of MY Man crush, Pat, took over acoustic guitar and really showed us how this song is supposed to sound. AMAZING! THIS song was born to be on acoustic sets.

Loved DECEMBER with Pat on guitar. #hohw

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TWO NEW SONGS

Marble Son may be familiar to some as they posted a clip on PLEDGE MUSIC, I think. I really love this song.

MAYBE I CAN’T perhaps was the best song suited for this medium. Pat and Colin work so well together. The arrangement is so chill. This maybe the big heart felt love of the sophomore album. I get teh sense that Colin played acoustic because he knows the arrangement best and could hold it together, but I would so love to see this staging for other songs. Colin on Acoustic, leave Mitch on bass (Because he is simply perfect on the bass) and Pat can just keep rocking those lead guitar riffs.

MAGIC THREE

After three times, it is not as funny. THANKS Pat for GREATEST HITS… moving on … lol
If you have no idea for which I refer, be thankful.

THE FANS

While a little TOO chill for my taste for a music concert, the crowd is super nice. I met a lot of Canadians, and a couple Chechs, and Floridians originally from Oxford (Too loud for my Mulder joke to land here). And of course spoke a long time to Ryan and Joe, more die hard male x-files friends, YEAH!

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

No one is incapable of doing no wrong. The most die hard unconditional love has its limits. However, this is not required for an artist that just keeps creating and loving life in the process. Thanks for all you do, David Duchovny. And it sounds like 2018 may be the busiest yet.  Australia/NZ tour, MISS SUBWAY – third novel released shortly after Every Third Thought, and the BUCKY DENT Movie… we’ve got your back for ever!!!

 

And if you have not seen this yet…

 

 

 

HELLO VANCOUVER

We made it. So far so awesome.

Of course this week started with an amazing fundraiser for X-Files fans. I posted this recap on my other fan site as it was not David Duchovny-centric. But we raised $1400 through our own ticketing and my understanding we inspired some other donations form fans and a matching pledge by Mitch, himself. THANKS TO ALL!!!

My evening with Mitch Pileggi – NYCC Off-Site Fundraiser

This $3000 goal does not include the $1400 from our event Sunday. SO – AWESOME!!! X-Files clearly has THE BEST fans.

Yesterday started with me mad rush packing. I was cramming for this test like any other. Of course I did not heed warnings about it being colder and wetter. I packed a couple pairs of pants and light hoodies but otherwise, more ready for Australia in February with this bag of cloths. I ran to the store for some las minute toiletries etc and found this…

So hopefully next time we play soccer in parking lot before concert no one will get hurt. No more broken noses. NOT EVEN FOR DAVID!

I am pretty sure the UBER driver took a long shot to save a couple bucks on the turnpike. There were a lot of local roads for Jersey. It was only 3pm and we probably added 20 minutes. No worries, as the flight did not leave till 7pm.

Being a big guy anxiety was setting in as we boarded. It was like a Broadway Show, we have assigned seats but folks just HAD to be the first on the plane. When it was our time to board as ZONE 3 the crowds for ZONE 4 & 5  were practically blocking the way. Everyone needs more time in Times Square to learn how to act in a crowd. Be patient and more self aware. PLEASE!

Once on the plane it was very nice. The aisles seemed larger than most flights we have boarded in recent years. Even the lighting on AIR CANADA seemed to say we have more hope up north.

Paying a little extra for foot room the snugness of the seat was disheartening at first. It was a little tight.

Until I realized that NO ONE was coming to my row. The flight was slightly undersold and I suppose most do not have my issues of size, not paying for the extra space. So I inched over and spread across three seats with killer leg room.

If only the seat to my right had a moving arm I could have had a couch.

I had intended to listen to BUCK F*CKING DENT audio books but I was ready with some options.  Good thing because the flight attendant told me to remove my headphones for take off. Looking around and seeing no one else taking them off my temper rose, mildly – cause who could get mad on a flight with this much room to spread out.

We finally landed in Vancouver. At first I was annoyed by impatient Canadians that clearly were in a bigger rush (French Canadians I assume), colder wet air and the escalator being out as we deplaned. But the cancer sign in me soon calmed as I feel in love with the water features.

Totally lost

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So we got in a cab and saw our first glimpses of the city to be our home the next 5 days.

If only I had remembered to turn off my alarm which went off at 7am – NYC time.

Now I am off to the hot tub waiting for all to arise. UNTIL NEXT TIME…. (like in a few hours most likely lol)

 

David Duchovny to Donate Vancouver Concert Proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Relief

David Duchovny just announced he will be donating all ticket an merch proceeds from his upcoming Vancouver concert to Hurricane Harvey Relief. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased here

Looking forward to this concert!

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