Monday, September 28, 2009
John the Bass Player posed the question "Can Franklin get through three sets with three different bands?" and the answer is a resounding YES. We had a great room full of love and friends, always a blast when you know just about everyone in the place.
The Joe Franklins opened the evening with a loose set of original material and covers of "Thats Alright Mama", "Crazy Arms" and "Sitting on top of the world". Scott Cornwell provided blistering slide guitar to our tunes and Steve Wortman donated some tasteful harp work for a few numbers. Check out their band with Joe at myspace.com/acousticonset.
Joe preaching to the converted.
Baby Daddy delivered like they always do with a tight set of original material and twin lead guitar attack only to surprise me with an encore of "Whipping Post" (I peeked at their setlist prior to their showcase) and it was a pleasure reuniting with my Becker Brother Joe after eighteen years apart. He was a great drummer then, Hes an amazing drummer now.
Speedo closed the show with a tight and funky set of Blues tunes, I was so transfixed that I didnt take any pictures and my pint languished sitting on the bar. A real bunch of top notch players and I could only be proud knowing three of them personally.
Franklin made it through the evening with style and grace and with the fun we all had and a moniker like Poskapalooza lets hope we do one every year.
Whomever said "No two Prosciutta Ball's are created alike" was a very wise person indeed as you can see from the photo they certainly vary in size but the differences dont stop there neither. The Ingredients and taste also bare a wide variance, heres a brief summary of whats inside.
Frank & Sal's - Basically a Rice Ball with Diced Prosciutta and a hint of Ricotta (50 cents apiece) perhaps what grandma would make. Tasty enough but its a Rice Ball.
Pastosa - Oh Deer, these are Delicious and what I have been seeking on my Prosciutta Ball Sojourn this past weekend. The perfect balance of Prosciutta and Cheese. I'm assuming its Mozzarella but might be wrong ($6.49 per pound, I got 9 for $3.80)
Food Dynasty - Mainly a whole lotta Ricotta but an improvement over the Rice Ball that I didnt expect a few days earlier (a buck and a half).
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Pizza Den Cold Sicilian (Center Slice/Room Temperature), UTZ Ripple Potato Chips, Boar's Head Genoa Salami.
WORKS REALLY WELL Mouth Party White Trash Style of course.
Am I Ashamed?.... NO!!!
Another Genoa Salami based Dish of Yore comes to mind. Genoa and Cream Cheese on a Bagel (in this case its an Sesame Seed Bagel) This is the poor man's version of the mythical "Prosciutto Ball Cream Cheese Bagel" but I have not been able to procure the proper Prosciutto Ball as of yet in this latest sojourn.
"Never Ever Give Up Porkmeisters!!!" as Genoa Geoff has been known to exclaim.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Great gig, Decent sound (That Bass Drum Kicked Like A Mutha!!!)
We had a return engagement at D.J. Riders and got to work with Darcy our inhouse P.A. Tech once again, and always a pleasure. An appreciative crowd of mostly people who just wandered in (even though I did see some 80s Flair and Fashion Floating Flauntily Festively Forward) We did get to take some pics for our Glorious website however (WHITEWEDDINGBAND.COM) and Doc Brown will be posting some pics shortly as well as tidying up the joint and preparing more Seitanic dishes.
We Deliver Choreographed Crowd Pleasing Antics as well (C.C.P.A.)
Pardon The Linda Blair Glare, Care Bear.
Gig-Prior I decided to feast like a King Dureth Le Commute (Le Commute = Train) and procureth an KFC Popcorn chicken with Potato Wedges, Twas extremely Popcorny and Wedgey. KFC-EEE Tooey
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Kudos to our newest dynamic member Spicoli for learning 18 songs in a record 3 weeks and coming out to perform with us at the Riviera for a private event, private event also entails very little photo documentation of a gig since that would just be unprofessional and why would I want a bunch of photos of people I dont know taking up space in my camera in any case.
So we have a few of the band setting up the gear.
We did have the pleasure of performing two sets and witnessed Almost Cher (www.almostcher.com) entertaining the crowd which we've been looking forward to for a couple of weeks now.
A Very nice room, Decent Sized Drinks and some Antipasto was had by all.
There were Vultures Too
(L to R) Doc Brown, Billie Jean, Animal, Almost Cher, Diamond Dave, Darling Nikki, Spicoli
After a gig nothing hits the spot like some Cheese.
Ummm.... How is this the first time I'm trying Boursin Gournay Cheese? Fantastic!!!
The Water Crackers aint too shabby neither.
Friday, September 11, 2009
A Brooklyn Classic.
Tuna Salad (Bumble Bee Tuna (in Water),Hellmann's Mayonnaise)
Italian Bakery Bread
Flanked with UTZ Ripple Cut Chip's
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
1958 gave us Explorer 1,British parking meters,Steve McQueen and The Blob (working title - The Glob That Girdled The World) and Science Fiction has never been the same. We also learned not to go poking sticks into meteorites recently landed in your backyard and to always keep some CO2 handy. Burt Bacharach and Hal David graced us with one of the coolest theme songs ever and Jack H. Harris produced.
Fourteen years later we were treated to a fun sequel (BEWARE! THE BLOB) directed by Larry Hagman with cool cameos from Dick Van Patten,Cindy Williams,Shelley Berman,Burgess Meredith and of course Larry Hagman. Amidst all of the Zany characters The Blob still retained its gelatinous creepiness. Jack H. Harris produced
Yet another remake came our way in 1988 with a much faster and somewhat larger Blob but this time they decided to make our monster a product of governmental germ warfare gone awry, and what a SNAFU. Jack H. Harris produced
Come 2009 and news of a Rob Zombie remake entitled B.L.O.B. is very welcome indeed. Mr. Zombie has a true love of the genre and hopefully will do us proud. I do have some concerns over his decision to change the design (Roland/Emmerich's Godzilla looms large) but agree with him completely and wait with Baited,Blobby Breath. Jack H. Harris will produce.
Quote from Rob Zombie "I’d been looking to break out of the horror genre, and this really is a science fiction movie about a thing from outer space. I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is, I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to. Even more than 'Halloween', where I had to deal with accepted iconic characters like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. 'The Blob' is more concept than specific storyline with characters, so I can go nuts with it. My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing ... I have a totally different take, one that’s pretty dark."
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Worth seeing this museum just for the Beautiful landscape its perched upon, The Museum at Bethel Woods is tastefully organized and classily memorializes the events of that weekend in August 1969 when we felt that the youth shall rule the world and all negativity vanquished in the honor of good and right (sounds kinda cool by me) when 400,000 plus gathered on this sacred ground to experience 3 days of Peace and Music. Surely a milestone in humanity's history and never to be repeated again thus earning a place in the record books, deservedly welcome as a monument (its a field folks) and something very well worth a museumspace.
My critiques are small a la The Beatles play a bit heavy (Yes I Know THEY WERE The 60s) role in the exhibit but did not perform at the Woodstock Festival as well as Sam Cooke,The Beach Boys and The Supremes who were also at least not on the Woodstock stage itself but I suppose we must put these things (The 60s) in perspective. The exhibits are mostly (98%) Replicas, seeing a piece of the fence was nice but the (Lost and Found as in new friends/people separated) notes left behind amidst the rubbish were very fascinating but only a few seem to have survived. The Magic Bus etc. were all mockups (nicely done though)
Was on the cusp of snapping a "Lennon Exhibit" pic when "C" shushed me with a wristslap (hence Le bluriness). No Pics allowed you see.
Mock up of Amsterdam Hilton, Room 702
"What's the film going to be called?" (Reply) PORT-O-SAN
The Gift Shop
What Im getting at is that they had some killer Lemonade at the Slow Poke concession stand.
And of course we sampled some Wineries as well.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Lord knows whats in it but every once in a long while I crave it.
In the Can:SPAM.
In the Sandwich:Fried Spam,Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Velveeta would have done better to the eye and on the buds) nestled on a Grilled Potato Roll.
9/5/09 - Jalapeno Havarti Spamwich
9/9/09 - The Rutles Spamwich with Cheddar Cheese and Grilled Onions In honor of 9/9/09
WHY DIRTY A PLATE, ITS SPAM.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
It's been about two years since I first sampled the Marvelously Delectable BBQ Chicken Burrito from EL Loco Burrito in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and I find it hard to order anything else, ........... WHY?!!!
The Most Delicious Burrito I have yet to taste due to the Homeade Freshness (yes the Corn is off of A Cob) of her Ingredients.
For those who dont appreciate reading Blog pic ingredients (pictured below) HERE THEY ARE:Mexican Rice,Pinto Beans,Corn Pico de Gallo,Monterey Jack Cheese,Sour Cream in a Spinach Flour Tortilla and possibly the Most Succulent Shredded Chicken Doused In Barbeque Sauce that I am likely to Ever have.
Get yourself here and enjoy a personable and efficient Genius Yiddish woman barking at the Genius Mexicali chef's preparing your Genius Burrito and Food Party of a Lifetime but prepare to be Geniously satisfied.
Chipotle (Restaurant) Burritos Do Not Compare!!!
(I hope I'm not overstepping my Palate as I Love Chipotle's Burritos as well, just not nearly so much as the EL LOCO)
MonteRRey Cheese??? Best I've Had.
And Burrito Was His Name-O