Sausage and Bourbon Extravaganza!
I first came across the All For Nots at SXSW 2007. They had just launched their web show (also called The All For Nots) and were playing a big live show at the Club DeVille. I invited them to be guests on my show… a sort of merging of podcasts, if you will.
Lucky for me, they said yes, and even luckier, Erica Harsh (the drummer) agreed to do some cooking in her kitchen and large backyard in Williamsburg. Erica was the real super-star of this episode. I want to note that she is nothing like the anti-social character she plays on the show. She’s warm and gregarious, not to mention a fantastic cook and hostess. She really knocked herself out for the show… prepping food all day and going door-to-door in her neighborhood in search of the sausage that FedEx delivered to the wrong address (it was quite a story… beginning with panic and her family yelling at her on the phone, and ending with a hug for the FedEx guy who was overly tired due to his wife having a baby the night before!).
In fact, every member of the band turned out to be warm, friendly, and extremely quick-witted. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at any of my shoots. The skies were black, lightning was flashing, and a torrential downpour seemed imminent, but thankfully it held off long enough for us to have our backyard barbecue, eat copious amounts of sausage, broccoli, bruschetta, and mushrooms, and polish off a whole big bottle of Woodford Reserve.
A fine time was had by all. I think that comes through in the interview (now if only you could taste the food!).
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