Sunday 18th March - before the bank holiday Monday
Temple Bar Music Centre
doors 8pm, live music & club till 3
tickets €20 from www.tickets.ie , Sound Cellar on Nassau St., City Discs on Temple Lane.
As we move into the season which threw up the debauched event after which we're named, we here at Spring Break Towers feel it's time to move through the gears once again and make plans for the year ahead. That's not to say we haven't been working flat out since the holidays though: far from it, in fact. For the past five weeks we've been writing a synth-musical based on the life of our greatly-missed friend and economic adviser, Milton Friedman.
Distilling the essence of a man whose belief in the free-market was matched only by his faith in the music of Huey Lewis wasn't easy, but we soon found our memories of a true behemoth of 20 th Century economics provided ample inspiration and subject matter.
We will forever be indebted to Milton for campaigning, on our behalf, for the great Reagan tax cut of 1981 and we hope the show goes some way to posthumously repaying a man whose ideology has, effectively, enabled us to live on enormous, custom-built catamarans for over 25 years. The show is called 'You Can't Say Laissez Fairer Than That', and opens on Broadway this summer. We're delighted to say Andrew McCarthy is in talks to play the lead. The title track and a shorter companion piece – 'Smooth Liberal' – will hopefully be available for download in the fall.
With this emotionally intense period of composing behind us, we decamped to our rehearsal yacht in the Virgin Islands last week, in an effort to get to know ourselves, each other and our music again. Now that our souls have been searched, our batteries charged and our music re-invigorated, we've set a course for March 18 th and the Temple Bar Music Centre.
We have to pick up Sonny Prizewater and Campari, Schweppes & Ice from round Kokomo somewhere on the way home, but we'll be back with enough time to construct a show that would make our cronies on the Super Bowl Organisation Committee blush.
Tickets for the show are now on sale in Sound Cellar, City Discs, and online at www.tickets.ie
Keep the fire burnin',
Thanks for the heads up Ro Ro