Motopony is on a west coast tour now with Those Darlins and White Arrows. Frontman Daniel Blue wrote to us about a small accident he had after the band’s show at the Echo, his first impressions of the San Francisco venue Bottom of the Hill and finding the inspiration to perform live.
Check out his post below and make sure to go to motoponymusic.com to buy some of their music!
7/31 I woke up in Koreatown and got in the van after practicing with my new foam nunchuckas. We made a game called invisible ninja baseball. I hit my eye, but I can still see. I selfishly left the driving LA-SF to my mates. The bottom of the hill is a club that lives up to its name geographically. Inside it looks like a Tim Burton inspired lounge for Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Load-in, sound-check and a coffee cup later we played again to a full room. Before our set I was all nerves and bad text messages, but some zen happened in the green room while I bonded with the ‘Darlins badass Nichole and her bestie. I found my knees and my breath….and the fucking thunder came into me again. Sometimes you’re like “god damn it I can’t even swing this tambourine my arm hurts so bad, ” But then you feel the thunder above you, and look up into those lights where you know the top point of your triangle lies….and that fucking tambo turns into gamma rays like its swinging itself off the end of your feathered arm. After a conversation with the front man of White Arrows about shamanism I watched their set with wider eyes. These kids are hot, we are going on a skateboard adventure ritual when we get to Seattle.