I was surprised by how good the Red Room SNFU show - or asSNFU, or whatever - was. I had no expectation Chi could still pull off a show that powerful - in his prime, he must have been an incredible performer. Though it would have been great to see SNFU with one or both of the Belkes, and tho' I can understand why Marc Belke doesn't want the band to be calling themselves SNFU now, the new guitarist was pretty damned good, too. I've been considering writing a story on Chi, but I think I'm giving it up, because:
A) I'm a fairly comfortable middleclass guy, pretty sheltered and in many ways naive, and I don't know that my questions wouldn't seem stupid or offensive, embarrassing to either him or me. It'd be awkward as hell -- thinking about a song like "Cockatoo Quill" and what it means given Chi's life now, I almost want to cry.
B) I don't think the new version of SNFU is together anymore, anyhow. The February 8th show at the Cobalt fell apart. I heard a few different stories about the reasons, but I'd be very surprised if that lineup plays again. If Chi can get a band together again, then at least there's the possibility of a story about how he's still performing - some slight angle of hope. I told Chi on Friday that if he gets something together again, we'll talk then.
C) Besides, I don't have enough in the way of pictures. Femke was there on the 8th, camera ready, but...
Anyhow, I'm posting this because I ran into a video of Chi performing "Hurt" and talking on camera on Youtube. It says more than I can.