Saturday, February 26, 2011
McFly's second gig with us was lots of fun and we had a nicely built setlist of tunes. Bally Bunion's usual energetic crowd got really kind of wild during "Purple Rain" influencing people to gesticulate wildly and toss napkins skyward (of which there is some rare footage below)
Maple and Bourbon 101st Anniversary Cuppycakes, Oh My.
Thanks to Joe the bartender for his vocal prowess on "Love Shack"
It was great to see Clay Do The Dance.
This time I ordered the Nacho's Supreme from the bar menu (thanks for reminding me Jamie)
Friday, February 25, 2011
Not only was it the band's 100th show and we really have come a very long way but this was also unequovically the bands finest show from my standpoint on the bandstand. I have never been so entertained seeing a performance at B.B. Kings as much as ours (Humble, Aint I) and I saw Dr. Demento at this very location.
Premiered tonight was the "Weird Al" portion of "Like a Virgin" that I forgot we had rehearsed but we recovered quite nicely as the band are becoming more and more flexible as an ensemble. This gig was also the first time that I saw many costumes which gave the show a "what happens next" edge for me not to mention what the audience must have been thinking. The band played very well but I am super proud of our singers for making this a real show.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Into The Groove.
FACEBOOK ALBUM 1
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Many Beautiful Photographs were being taken at the Brooklyn Bowl shows and I decided to pick some of Jamie's and make a series of digital advertisements to pepper Facebook with over the course of a few weeks. Instead of putting all our names in a hat the photos were created in this order leaving Doc Brown for last since he is our fearless bandleader.
email to our mailing list -
Hey 80's fans!
Well, tomorrow is our show at BB King's in Times Square. We hope to see you all there because it is a very special anniversary for us... our 100th show! From our long-time fans that remember us starting out as The Airwaves, to our newest recruits, please come dance the night away with us! We're going to make it our best show ever, with tons of awesome 80's surprises!
If you can't make it or are not a city person, we'll be at Bally Bunion in Bay Ridge the next night, Saturdayu the 26th, and at Napper Tandy's on Friday March 4th.
See you soon!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Jamie, Sean and myself were offered a great deal on rooms so we took a mini-trip to Atlantic city to frolic and cavort. I had some of the best and worst food the boardwalk had to offer and am still awaiting my winning streak, however I did adopt a ceramic squirrel and discovered that Potato Chips and Onion Dip have finally gotten the respect due to them and are officially in the snack portion of the menu.
THE PROS: Potato Chips and Onion Dip on the menu, Extra pillow sent promptly to room, Ice machine on each floor, Room darkening curtains,
THE CONS: Potato Chips and Onion Dip for Ten Dollars (Room Service), Shampoo.Conditioner combo, Soda machine dispenses warm soda, No Ipod dock, No writing paper,
The view from the mall
Surprisingly the tastiest thing I had was Johnny Rockets Philly Cheese Steak with a Cherry Coke.
The Potato Chips and Onion Dip.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Like many important places in ones formative years you never lose memories of them or the experience you had there, the local movie theater, the restaurant a few blocks away, your nearby newsstand and for the musically inclined the neighborhood music store. Maggio Music and Bath Music were such mecca's for a whole lot of us and a joy to walk into feeling as though you were soaking up knowledge and inspiration just by being in the vicinity of these wonderful musical instruments.
The Drumstick rack has remained in the same spot for over 30 years.
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