Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chicken Hypnotism w/ Slug Guts

Albert Slug Guts chicken hypnotized
Have you seen the film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser by Werner Herzog?  There is a scene where these kids, who are taunting a world shy Kaspar, bring a chicken into his holding cell and hypnotize it.  I'm not sure who Kaspar is in this scenario (maybe Le Beouef, our duck?) but Albert, the bass player from Slug Guts, performed the role of the rascal kids when the band recently paid a visit to Wealth Underground Farm.  After the bird laid still for about thirty seconds, he snapped his fingers with the hand not holding a Miller Lite and the dazed hen stood up, assessed the situation, and ran over to the rest of the flock.

Slug Guts, coming all the way from Australia, was in Portland playing a show at The Know.  It was the third show on their tour, following a show in L.A. and San Francisco.

slug guts goatWe toured the farm, tasting veggies and having precious animal moments, before going into the house for the meal.  We are in the middle of the most abundant season at the farm and the meal consisted of a diverse array of vegetables.  For the early dinner, we had a slaw featuring radishes, carrots, beans, beets, and torpedo onions as well as roasted broccoli with parmesan.  The recipe for the roasted broccoli is on the Wealth Underground page accompanying the picture of the first share.

slug guts farm to artistI've mentioned before that I appreciate the Know for it's 11pm show end rule, a rule that allows me to see the headlining band and then get home and get a good nights sleep.  Slug Guts played a bawdy set to a full room and even ended a little early.  Instead of taking advantage of the early ending, I ended up saying my goodbyes around one after partying for a while with these Aussie punks (and Mike, their awesome tour manager from New York).

slug guts farm to artist

Thanks to Slug Guts for making the trek out to the farm.  Check out their newest album, Playin' In Time With The Deadbeat, released by Sacred Bone Records.  For more info on Slug Guts, visit their Facebook page.

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