The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival was canceled due to the coronavirus this year, so Brave Combo safely gathered at a not-so-secret location for live stream performance on Saturday, April 25, 2020 to try to help fill the void.
At our recent holiday show at Fitzgerald’s, in Berwyn (Chicago), Illinois, we were surprised and delighted and, frankly, shocked, when members of the audience and some friends from the club actually presented us with lots of figgy pudding. Real figgy pudding. Sheila, from the Fitzgerald’s crew, came out on stage with a massive, beautiful figgy pudding she made herself! As well, boxes and Pyrex bowls poured from some very loyal fans right to the front of the stage. This blew our minds.
For those of you who haven’t seen what inspired these amazing bursts of generosity, toward the end of our holiday extravaganza, we play “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The second verse says, “We want some figgy pudding. We want some figgy pudding. We want some figgy pudding! So bring it right here!” It’s pretty demanding. The next verse says, “We won’t leave until we get some. We won’t leave until we get some. We won’t leave until we get some. So bring it right here! The demand turns threatening. These are actual lyrics. It’s an odd little song. Anyway, of course, no one ever has figgy pudding…until now!
It was a super-duper special moment. One-of-a-kind. Brave Combo wants to thank all involved for being so darn thoughtful and for jumping into our world so willingly and being part of our moment. Fitzgerald’s is the absolute best place on the planet! By the way, figgy pudding is great. Try some. Sheila knows how to make it.
The University of North Texas (UNT), located in Denton, Texas, (where Brave Combo lives), is presenting an exhibit of artifacts from several prominent local musicians and bands and Brave Combo is honored to be included. The exhibit, which opens Friday, April 5th at UNT on the Square (a performance/gallery space in downtown Denton) is entitled SCENE & HEARD: SELECTIONS FROM THE Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT) The show, curated and presented through the UNT Music Library, will be up throughout the month of April. We handed a bunch of stuff from our vaults to two of the representatives of LIMIT and have no idea how much will be on display, but it should be worth a visit. So, if you live nearby or just planning a little Denton get-away this month, drop in and check it out. I’m sure everyone will be friendly and there are a million places on the square to eat, drink and be merry, afterward. And it’s free!