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Friday, July 11, 2014

Real Live Tigers // Airplane Mode @ CuCs, 7/9/14

peace out to max homie musical polyglot and seemingly permanent scene fixture Sean Padilla.  Sean is moving on to future pastures with his family on the East Coast, somehow i forget if its Virginia or North Carolina.  By my count, he was currently active in Real Live Tigers, Zest of Yore, SHMU, and his long running songwriting vehicle Cockerspaniels which was solo for many years and in recent years has a full band.  Also he was a known dude in this town for having a sweet ass van bearing the inscription "sometimes you have to fight to get a little peace" with his afroed likeness on it, and he was a great community resource for recording and posting a shit ton of shows online which would have otherwise been lost to history. Also, he really likes Guided By Voices, somehow that seems like an important detail. :)  

Scope his Youtube Channel

The dude was in the upper echelon of Austin musicians, and his departure ranks up there with that time Nick Hennies moved to upstate New York.  I feel bad for all the musicians he plays with, because he is irreplaceable as a musician, and hes the type of dude that is irreplaceable as a dude.  Those dudes are probably in for some dark months while time slowly heals the wound in their heart of not having their buddy around, but as they say "life goes on."   I love you all

Anyways, last night was his last night in town.  Hes been doing a lot of shows lately, I feel like pretty much everyone had their chance to go and see one lately.  I was a little late on the train, working nights currently.  I just went to the show last night, and things worked out for me super, because the bands where I know someone in the band were listed first but ended up playing last, so I got to catch him on stage, and also a killer Airplane Mode set.  Sean was on drums in Real Live Tigers.  They were good, Cheer Ups sounds really good up close by the stage, at least last night.  Airplane Mode

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