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Weekend in DC

So we had a fun time in DC and MD last weekend.  We played a show at Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse, which is one of the coolest underground coffeehouses and venues in our nation’s capital.  Check it out if you ever get a chance. http://www.ebenezerscoffeehouse.com

After Friday night’s show I had  an urge for some Chinese food (go figure) so Noele and I went to grab some takeout in DC’s Chinatown.  Anytime I go to get Chinese food, I try to use the little Cantonese Chinese I know to order.  And so I ordered our favorite dish, Shrimp with Creamy Walnut Sauce (a mayo based sauce poured over jumbo crispy shrimp).  I was really hungry so I wanted one more dish and asked the waitress in Chinese what was good. (I do so because I love authentic dishes and not just your normal General Tso’s).   She began rattling off dishes left and right and as always, I had no idea what she said.

I thought she said “Sweet Chicken”, and so I said “Yeah, i’ll get that”.  15 minutes later I get back in the car with our chinese takeout and I decide to get a taste of the food since the car ride is a long one.  The Shrimp looks and tastes perfect.  Very nice.  The “sweet chicken” dish however wasn’t exactly chicken…  I tried a piece and the meat had little tiny bones mixed in… too tiny…  and then it dawned on me that I was eating frog legs.

SO the morale of the story is don’t order something unless 1) you speak the language and 2) if you’ll eat anything that walks or talks.  Thankfully I fall into the second category and chowed down those frog legs.

Dan

P.S. Shout out to our DC and Frederick, MD peeps!  I wish I could post some videos from the concert but I don’t know how to rip it off Facebook.  bummer!

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Hey folks

Dan here checking in from Nashville, TN. Noele and I (and Evie) are down in Music City for the National Assoc of College Activities (NACA) National Convention. Colleges from across the US send their Student Leaders (about 2000 total) to learn about educational resources to best help their school as well as find out more information on bands, speakers, comedians, animal handlers and anything else you’d see on campus. REILLY has a booth here and we are letting colleges know all about our “dual-violin rock” style and hopefully they’ll book us for their campus one day.

Located in the Convention Center of the Gaylord Opryland is the exhibition hall where REILLY and 100 or so other agencies are located. We’re self-representing as a band which means we are not part of any agency of artists. It’s pretty great to meet students from all over and get to know them. We’ve been passing out Free Tatoos, Stickers and showing a rough draft of our NEW SUNLIGHT VIDEO. Ooh la la!!

I took some shots on my phone to give you a feel of what it’s like…

Noele and Evie Representing

Noele and Evie Representing

Working the booth

Working the booth

This python didnt bite all the time

This python didn't bite all the time

Dan Huie

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Happy…

…Anniversary, Babe.

Taking a solo at the reception

Taking a solo at the reception

You literally “rock”

Dan

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"All the single ladies, now put your hands up."

"All the single ladies, now put your hands up."

Hey so Dan Huie here, checking in with all my party people. I noticed that we haven’t blogged for a couple weeks. It’s not like things haven’t been happening around these parts, but I guess the business side of music gets a grip of all your time and you forget to blog.

So I’d like to try something different so that you can find out more about the folks of Reilly. I would love to get to know each of the Reilly band member’s a little bit more and perhaps you would as well. I’ve spent most of the past 7 years with these people but there are probably still things I don’t even know about them.

We’ll be conducting interviews of each band member and we’ll be pulling questions directly from YOU. If you have a question for any of the band members, I’d like you to post it on our blog. We’ll compile a list of questions and do a video interview of each band member.

Sound good?  Good.

Cheers

DAN

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