Two Crunchy bands had the pleasure of playing at the South by
Southwest Music Marathon in Austin, Texas this year. The two lucky
bands that got invited was The Tremolo Beer Gut and superheroes. They
played at the Soho Lounge together with 3 other fine Danish bands, Hot
Rod Moses, On Trial and Mew. This is the horrifying but happy ending
tale of a pool shootin', magharita drinkin', rock n' roll playin' good
time. And also a story about why The Great Nalna is indeed
"Look! He's GREAT!"
Tremolo Beer gut had decided to ask their trusted sound engineer and
record producer Ulrik Petersen aka The Great Nalna to join them on
stage at the festival as one of the regulars - Jengo - had to take his
exams back in Copenhagen, and couldn't go to Texas. So good old Nalna
picked up his guitar and started rehearsing the rythm guitar part for
the entire Tremolo set. Well prepared he came to Austin to meet ebo and
Per at a motel a little out of town. Little did the know that Sune -
the lead guitarist of the band - had fallen sick and e-mailed them that
he would not be coming for the show. Dang! Suddenl it seemed like all
the travelling and all the Kroners spent, had been to no use at all.
The "band" was devastated!
It was all cring and the gnashing of teeth until Nalna proved his
GREATness, stood up like a man and walked tall. "I'll play BOTH the
freakin' guitars!" he exclaimed "even if it's going to kill me. I'll DO
it!". And then he, Yebo and Per started to rehearse like crazy. They
had 2 days to get it together, they even rented a rehearsal room for 2
hours (which is surely more than TBG rehearsed in a year).
Per and Nalna (now 22% Greater than before!) rehearsing at La Quinta Inn Motel
the night of the show the "band" was pretty sure they had a good chance
of playing a good show, with Per playing bas on some song and guitar on
others, but the pressure of the trio-format was nonetheless coming to
the group. Especially Nalna who had to carry the burden of walking in
Sune Wagners pretty damn funky shoes, and with no second guitarist to
back him up. Nalna was - yes, he admitted it - not feeling to GREAT
about the whole thing. But...
THE SHOW WAS A COMPLETE AND UTTER SUCCESS!!!
The exlposive trio (Per on Sunes guitar to the left, and the headless Nalna on the