I am told that C.o.E. was the first band to perform at the Curtain Club in Dallas. If this is true, it would have been for the release party for Telepathic Last Words in 1998. No matter what, it was a good story, as told from the stage by members of IN MEMORY OF MAN, who performed the COURSE OF EMPIRE song "The Information" in tribute, at the end of their set on Saturday Jan. 23, at the Curtain Club's 18th Anniversary party. It was a high honor indeed for us to hear a young band tear into that guitar riff at full volume and energy. Former Course drummers Chad Lovell, Kyle Thomas, and I all watched from the sound booth at the back of the room. We sang along as the lads nailed the parts. It was a fine tribute not only to the Curtain Club, but to all of us in C.o.E., especially Chad Lovell who has been the front of house sound engineer there for many years. And we very much appreciated, as many laughs, hugs, and shots followed. Thanks to Chad Beck, Johnny McConlogue and all the guys from IN MEMORY OF MAN for making us all feel like we were all a part of something very special. Honors, gents!

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