Saturday, August 27, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
We performed for our biggest crowd yet on the waterfront at Claudio's and had the crowd up and dancing, none of these photos do any justice to the kineticism of the energetic crowd but then again I was limited to taking photos between songs.
Robby Osbourne ?
J.C. on Keys.
Windy show over the water with my tie as scrunchy.
Hangin' Out by Da' showers.
For breakfast Rob and myself sampled Crabby Jerry's right across the water from Claudio's. I got the FISH (Cod) Platter with Fries, Very Tasty.
The Greenview Inn of Riverhead which is designed duplex motel style offered adequate amenities but our room (Rob and myself) seemed a bit stuffy and airless. There was a bumbling asian fellow at check-in who slightly panicked when my Cheez Doodles got stuck in the vending machine which I proceeded to shake after which he refunded my seventy five cents, then our door would not open with the pass key (an actual key) so we had a brief game of charades as he showed me to use the doorknob keyhole as opposed to the deadbolt above. I put my refunded seventy five cents into the vending machine and got two bags of Cheez Doodles and grabbed a bucket of Ice. There are certainly worse places and the Greenview did have its charm, well the night check-in guy did.
THE PROS - Room had beds, toilet, shower and T.V. (with remote control)
THE CONS - No shampoo and conditioner or even shampoo/conditioner, language barrier with staff, low tech ice machine, paltry selection in snack machine, lack of air circulation in room, wall to wall carpeting in outdoor hallway.
A nightcap of french vodka and cheesey doodleness.
A Pool Too. (photo from J.C.s Iphone).
the blue tarp really disturbs me.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
A Double Header weekend for us as the band has a late night show at JCs (two long sets) and an afternoon appearance tomorrow at Claudios (three not quite as long sets as the longish sets the night previous) and it was nice to return to JCs Restaurant amongst its plush and beautiful flora. The band played really well and premiered tonight were "Sister Christian" and the Classic purple chestnut "Lets Go Crazy"
Dave offered me a piece of Chicken Quesadilla (not pictured) which was Delicious (Thank You Dave) but not quite as good as the Quesadilla from the Heritage Pub which has yet to be topped, this will become an ongoing topic if all goes as planned.
It did become more crowded than this. This was taken at LIKE Eight Thirty!!! (it was).
I missed photographing the moment when J.C. cracked Dave's back, but this is right after.
T.V.s (television sets you preverts) and Instruments.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Cherry Lime Rickey at Farmacy in Brooklyn was very tasty but arrived with a little too much ice and was much more a Cherry soda than a Cherry Lime Rickey. Tasty but too Cherry Cherry.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This was a very fun show for us and the band lucked out with the weather since we were playing an outdoor gig on a sunny August afternoon AMONGST NO SHADE that thankfully became cloudy, so much so that it went from Too Much Sun to Too Many clouds and we had to cut two songs from our last set as it actually started to drizzle. Once again even with the aid of my yellow milk crate the stage was of an awkward height and I was also fearful of falling backwards off the stage but these are the drummer's hang ups arent they ???, our singers had no problem jumping on and off for costume changes. We played very well and attracted quite an array of onlookers just outside the barricade who happened to be passing by.
This was a gig to remember and I look forward to our return.
Songs premiered at this show were "Anyway You Want It", "New Year's Day" and "Just Like Heaven" (well if this wasnt the premiere it has been years since we played it) featuring THE Robert Smith costume.
There wuz Pop Rocks Too.
To Al in Memorium.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
A Large Kingfisher Lager to start things off.
Appetizer of Ka-Chori which according to the menus is "too difficult to put into words, but recommended" was sweet,salty and chick peasy, should have come with a side of Nan or served over more Bread.
Mulligatawny Soup is always different but Always Good. This bowl was on the watierier, Lemonier/Vinegarier side but still Delicious.
Jamie ordered Chicken Tikka and Onion Nan Bread (not pictured).
Quite possibly the tastiest Chicken Tikka Masala Ever, I could taste the Yogurt in the sauce.
Monday, August 8, 2011
I met Guillermo Del Toro last night and he mentioned Pacific Rim to me without provocation, he said "Wait till Pacific Rim for 25 foot F&%$ING badasses" even though 25 feet is pretty short to what we are used to. Who knows maybe he said 250 Feet, he caught me off guard.
John, Guillermo, Jamie.
Subway ad 8/9/11
It was an exciting evening for me to finally get a chance to perform with my band The Good Yegg's at the famed Brooklyn watering hole Freddy's in front of loved ones and peers. We played roughly a one hour set debuting the song "Bad Things" which is still getting its final touches in the recording studio but is also a totally fresh song for us that we are all excited about.
The Good Yegg's set climaxed with a performance of "700 Beers" in which John the Bass Player, Franklin and Mike Roberto were invited up to play their respective instruments while Thomas and Joe took over vocal duties. After that we were treated to some impromptu one liners from Mike that happens oftentimes when a live mic is left open with Mike in the room.
Man walks into a bar with a frog growing out of his head.
Bartender asks "What Happened ? "
Frog answers "Well it started out as a tumor.
Sweet Little Angel (sufficient lighting edit)
Stranger Coming To Town (insufficient lighting edit)
Thanks for filming JamieWhoNeedsHerVeryOwnBlog.