Saturday, September 25, 2010
This was a fun and different gig for us as there was a "built-in" audience in attendance for reasons other than frolicking,cavorting and White Weddening. In other words a Post-Wedding gig was happening in the neighboring room after the reception and a whole new crowd joined our (not to say old but just "OUR") crowd for some dancing, calisthenics, one handed pushups and conical hat wearing. My Peers were at this show (Joe,Thomas, John) making it very special to me.
Songs debuted - Eye Of The Tiger, Boys Of Summer, I Think We're Alone Now/Physical/Break My Stride/Cars (MEDLEY) and Fame.
After just a few rehearsals the newly configured Joe Franklins decided that it was time to enter the recording studio to lay down some tracks for posterity and to secure gigs via our website which can be found here. We settled on four key tunes and a five hour session but put down seven tunes in a four hour session, Go figure. Next is the overdub session.
There was Pork Rinds, Dominican Cake, Beer and a Loosie (cigarette that is, We are all taken ladies)
Our dynamic lyricist and vocalist (for most of the time) and Bassist Joe.
Ideas Man, Engineer, Plate Spinner, Lyricist and Vocalist (for some of the time) and Guitarist Thomas.
He may look serious but hes just shy (for a bit of the time) but he's drummer Spike who also has a blog which can be found here.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Seven Potatoes were used in the making.
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables and Vacuum Packed Gwavy.
Into THE OVEN!!!
IT'S MASHED POTATO TIME !!!
Photogenic, Perhaps Not.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Mike Edwards, one of the early members of the British rock ensemble, Electric Light Orchestra, died Sept. 3 in an accident.
Mr. Edwards was driving a white van along a countryside road in the southwestern county of Devon when a 700 pound hay bale tumbled down a hill and landed on the windshield of his vehicle, killing him instantly, police said.
He was a particularly eccentric character of the band, who was known for wearing a tailed tuxedo, and playing solo tunes using a grapefruit for a bow.
He also had one particular piece, called the "dying swan," when at the end of his routine, his cello would "explode."
He played with ELO from 1972 to 1974 before becoming a Buddhist, changing his name to Deva Pramada, and making money teaching the cello.
- Washington Post
Saturday, September 11, 2010
The Water Witch Club in Monmouth Hills, New Jersey is certainly amongst the most Beautiful and comfortable buildings I have been in and I knew that the Drums (spelled S.N.A.R.E.) would sound wonderful in the arched almost vast wooden room in which we performed (and they did) and was confident that the band would play very well (and we did) due to the laid back atmosphere of the event, an Back to the 80s Party which well,... We are perfectly suited for.
I regret that we as a professional band could not partake in the Kamikaze Ice Luge but was honored to play music for one just the same, Keep in mind that this was a Very "Rural" as in Dirt Road Gig so we needed to assure that we would find our way out of the winding woods to Party On Again.
4/6 of the band.
The drums as seen from stage left, right in front of the antique table and stool.
Our newest and most sought after collectible the Official White Wedding 2010 T-Shirt.
Turned out that Louie Prima's Drummer's Daughter saw a pic of me on The Facebook which she must have liked and got in touch with me to post on her Drummer's Collective page here. Of course I obliged and am saving the screen captures here for posterity. Forgive my Narcissism.