This was The Panic Basket's first live performance, and as previously mentioned, a bunch of guitar players (Kavin Allenson, William Shannonhouse, Ron Geida, Bill Pohl) made it out to see 'em. Darrin Kobetich played solo acoustic to start, with a much better sound mix than when HIO heard him at formerly fonky Fred's a couple of months ago. Darrin picked up his SG for the Panic Basket portion of the show, with Darryl Wood playing an old Gibson bass (Ripper? Grabber? I forget the names of these things) as well as his grandfather's banjo in addition to doing laptop stuff. Darrin's electric playing has gained some fluidity; at times the net effect was like hearing Allan Holdsworth sitting in with Pink Floyd. Nifty stuff; we wanna do another show with them at Doc's when it gets a li'l cooler. And I bought my sweetie a live Little Feat album before Hickey 'n' I headed back to mi casa for din-din.
Finally, trombonist Patrick Crossland said he'll be back in the DFW area in December or January, so we'll be planning an HIO show or recording with him as soon as we know his for-real itinerary.