My good buddy, Bob Schallau, dug up this video of us playing with one of my old bands, Cakeboy, doing a show at the Blue Cafe in Long Beach, CA in 1997. Look at these youngsters!
Vocals & Rhythm Guitar: Kristoff Ball
Lead Guitar: Sean Earley (moi)
Bass: Bob Schallau (Writer for Rock.About.com)
Drums: Sully O’Sullivan
MC: Ras-1 (Long Beach Dub Allstars, Long Beach Shortbus)
Playing for Cakeboy had a fringe benefit of free haircuts because Kristoff is a kick ass hair stylist who now owns the Kristoff Ball Salon in Beverly Hills.
The band was a side project for me after I moved to Long Beach. At the time I was playing with John Oszajca & working on a demo deal for Paradigm Records. John’s girlfriend at the time was a bartender and so the stipulation to get me to move to LBC was that I never had to pay for drinks.
Admittedly, as a result, my Long Beach days are all a drunken blur, so my memories come in small, strange, whiskey & tequila filled bursts. (My liver hurts just thinking about it) A year long hallucination of good and bad times that will never be forgotten.