Sunday, May 29, 2011
White Wedding performed at a private wedding function this afternoon and evening at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, This is a Beautiful space (I would type "room" but this was in The Great Outdoors) for such a gathering and I was happy to be playing under the sky. Sean & Ginger balanced the sound tonight and Bravely supplied Billie Jean and Spiccoli with a wireless Microphone so they could interact with the crowd in great success might I add. Thanks for taking some of these photo's as well Ginger.
I was Very entertained and supplied "SleazySexyStripper" Flavored percussion at Billie Jean's behest during her orchestrated Garter/Bouquet traditional sequence of the ceremonies which was A Blast.
Client Requested Songs Unique to this performance - "Wonderwall" (acoustic) by Oasis and "Telephone" by Lady GaGa.
First dance of the night,
Assorted Cheese Tortellini, Mushroom Ravioli topped with Grilled Swordfish & Lemon with Pepper Chicken with shavings of Unintentional* Bac-O's.
Green Salad topped with Bacon bits, Shredded mixed/multicolored Cheddar, Croutons and Creamy Italian Dressing of which the Unintentional* Bac-O's stem.
* - The Bac-O's spillage onto plate 1 is due to the serving anomaly inherent in the design.
Plate One/Table One is the Pasta Station/Table 2 is a Salad station imposing you to man 2 plates with two arms in a "Buffet" style setting/Table 3 is the main course or in this case "Meat-Fish" portion but you must balance and juggle your plates carefully unless you would like a 3rd plate.
Delicious Food, just sayin',
"Only chairs & tables are supposed to be hanging out back here" - Billie Jean, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
It was a joy and experience to view this film in a screening room amongst such a respectful movie going crowd and like minded individual's of the BOB DYLAN interest group who were ready to sit and pay attention to every detail of this masterpiece and take it all in.
Having seen "Dont Look Back" dozens of times Many nuance's came out for me when scrutinized on a larger viewing area (Pronounced Movie Screen), Bob being "shooshed" out of the room by Bobby Neuwirth during Albert Grossman's "Punch You Right In The Nose" hotel incident had me fighting back hysterical tears along with the audience.
We cried with Joan, Laughed with Alan, Brooded with Bob and Finagled with Albert and there was music too ,...
Great to see this film with an educated, interested and Donovan minded crowd.
Director D.A. Pennebaker was on hand to wish us well and explain how our film didnt even want to get picked up for public viewing until a little help from the "blue" industry gave it a run for it's money.
YES, I took a photo of the screen !!!
(Didnt use my flash though which makes this an Unobtrusive act and very very Zentrusive.)
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The band was already warmed up from our 60 minute set one avenue away and we proceeded to the Bally Bunion hooked up our gear and promptly began our set. Tonight we premiered "Footloose"
I was happy to see Clay in attendance to perform some of his infamous folk dancing.
White Wedding - Brooklyn Irish Rally for David Bourke (Bally Bunion) St. Patrick's Church Auditorium - 5/14/11 Brooklyn, New York
Bally Bunion asked us to perform at a benefit for Dave Bourke and it was our pleasure to oblige. There were Pipers, Irish folk music, acoustic rock and some adorable wee ones performing irish reels for the crowd and this was only during the 2 hours I was there. The house kit was Premier drums with Tama hardware and a drum stool in the lowest possible position that could not be adjusted so I felt a bit short for this show. We performed a concise one hour set with costumes but the highlight for me was when Billie Jean brought the adorable wee ones onstage with us during "Come On Eileen"
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This show was a great time for the mere fact that the band was performing on a moving vessel in New York's East River but we are also very proud of being bumped up from the 250 capacity "Half Moon" to the 300 passenger "Jewel" and still selling out the cruise. Our first set finished with the Jewel pulling up to Lady Liberty herself and our performance of "Born In The U.S.A." with a singalong crowd.
One of my favorite audiences yet kept us afloat throughout the evening and by the second set spirits were running high as the party passengers sang along with the band and chanted us on, There was a sound drowning us out (and It wasnt the JBL monitor speaker behind my head) and when I looked around I happily saw it was the audience singing along to "Walk Like An Egyptian".
Truly A Night To Remember.
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of an eighties trip
That started from this city port
Aboard this party ship.
Poster by Jamie
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