We’d be lying if we said we’d never performed amateur concerts (for ourselves) in our living rooms/bedrooms/bathrooms. There’s just something about being home alone, with the music cranked up, that makes you feel like a rock star — suddenly you can sing, dance, and even twerk with the best of ’em. So what if your only audience is your mirror and/or your cat?
Well, we’re here to tell you about the hidden dangers that come with at-home lip-synching. Especially if you’re getting your groove on while, say, doing your hair. One minute you’re harmlessly rapping Kreayshawn while you curl your locks, and the next you’re on your way to the ER. Don’t believe us? Just watch the Vine below from user Brittany Furlan. As she put it, “That moment you’re so into a song, you forget your curling iron isn’t a mic.” Let’s all learn from her mistakes, and drop the hot objects before we drop the beat.
The band is wrapping up work on its eighth CD, but Boatwright places more emphasis on its live shows than on recording. He said that because CD sales are down and sales of reggae music are always low (with the exception of Bob Marley’s “Legend,” which has sold millions of copies) The Equalites are realistic about recording ventures.
The band will launch a new website this fall, which will have information about purchasing music, including the back catalog.
Boatwright is not surprised by the band’s longevity, as he said music is something he has always done and will always continue to do. But he is a bit surprised that 25 years into The Equalites run, the summer of 2013 is proving to be its busiest ever.