Saturday, April 30, 2011
Spiccoli and myself arrived an hour early to enjoy some Guinness (plural) and try some of the Heritage Bar's food menu but the dining room was mobbed (as was the bar) so we had a few pints before the rest of the band arrived. Once again the mood was boisterous but there seems to be the drinking OR dancing factions (of which there was both), One of my favorite places to play and the staff is most generous indeed.
New songs premiered tonight were "Heart Of Glass", "Born in the U.S.A.", "Material Girl" and befitting this most Irish of Bar's, U2's "With Or Without You"
The new business cards are in.
The Heritage Bar serves the Most Delicious Guinness Stout Ever. I Dont know what their secret is and they aint tellin'
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Spicy Pork Burrito
As a food minded individual it is certainly not possible to neglect ordering a dish from the mexican banquet throng especially when there isnt much of a throng.
The Queen Of Corona on the corner of 14th street and 8th avenue.
Words To Live By.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Premier Drums. Made In England.
Gretsch Blackhawk Drums.
Ludwig CS Custom Series Drums.
Downstairs at the Callbox Lounge.
Pork Bun Under Glass.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Amongst the Very Best Hero Sandwiches New York City has to offer, Lioni's started out as a Mozzarella distributor then branched out into making the most Delicious Sub's with the most Primo Quality Cold Cuts and Homemade Ingredients that any gourmet would crave out of a Super Hero.
When ordering a Sandwich you select your own Bread of choice but these are in the showcase for those who arent super picky and let the staff pick their Loaf for them. Looks like some Chicken Cutlets and Fried Eggplant below.
"Wouldja hurry up ! How many friggin' times !"
I was excited to see Prosciutto Balls amongst my choices and they were Delicious. Almost a carbon copy of the Homeade Prosciutto Balls that J and myself made just a few weeks back (LINK). Rich in Ricotta with Parsley & Prosciutto slivers.
A small Portion of the Sandwiches available.
Breadcrumb Stuffed Peppers (Pepper Shooters)
LIONI HEROES MENU
Friday, April 15, 2011
Kodiaks is a very large space and apparently extremely popular as it was packed to the tables when we walked in, the band set up gear and I had the unique opportunity of eating a Taco Bell Supreme Burrito while standing around near the employee locker room so in the least I was certainly humoring myself.
We played well enough as an ensemble but to my ears the room itself "Ate My Drums" and cymbals, the returning sound I expected was to be clear but much of the high end vanished and the attack was muffled to death by the architectural shape and construction amounting in a lifeless "whacking on a cardboard box" experience, O.K. Maybe not quite that bad.
The railed in ledging right behind the drum kit afforded me a photo from this nice and unique perspective, Above.
Sean and Ginger were on board to balance and amplify the house sound.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
We were treated to a Fun, Frenetic crowd who Didn't take long to start dancing and having a proper Saturday evening and it was a Win Win (pronounced "winwin" but spelled "Throatwobbler Manegrove") situation for all concerned.
In classic eighties Back To The Future 2 form Both McFly's were in attendance at this show, one McFly onstage and one McFly in the audience.
Diamond Dave alerting me on the fly about a change in song selection and from the looks of this photo he is also awakening me from my deep slumber.
Friday, April 8, 2011
There were people up and dancing and some viewing us from the side of the stage but we have reached a pretty good level of proficiency and played to some pretty manic crowds that it makes me wonder why there isnt even more dancing feet, I suppose I am getting a bit spoiled and ahead of myself but I finally play an almost perfect set with No Mistakes (I missed the snare drum once) or discernible tempo problems and it's to an almost indifferent crowd too young to remember these songs and preferring some monotonous techno beats to dance along with, not that I am really complaining.
Doc Brown and Spiccoli really rose to the occasion and Rocked Out with conviction amidst and due to the polite applause and I got to look at my reflection in the mirror behind me all night. Port Jazz had us play one ninety minute set for the evening so it was a cakewalk for the band.
It was a pleasure to give my new Sabian AAX Fast Hats their first performance run and they sounded sweet.
Dont expect too much from food prepared at an Ice Cream shoppe (Ralph's in this case) and that is just what I received. The Frankfurter (pictured here with Mustard and Relish) had a slight agreeable tang to it and thats all but the Knish could have been heated through a bit more. Decent Mustard and it was after nine p.m. so am I really surprised ?.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Flash Fryer
Naked Sopressatta Balls await the Bread Crumbs
four little, five little, six little indians.
The Sopressatta Ball
Batter Dipped Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Nutella Filled Zeppoles.
Cheese Pizza (Baked)
Salchipapas (Nathan's Franks and Fries)