Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Good Yeggs - Three Jolly Pigeons 9/29/12 Brooklyn, New York

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....Afterwards Jamie mentioned to me that the crowd this night was not only buzzed on some drink but completely soused in some instances, either way nobody fell down or puked in public to my knowledge so no harm, no foul and the band played on.

Unique to tonight's show was an impromptu rendering of "Blue Suede Shoes" as the crowd wanted an encore and we had run out of rehearsed material.

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The Good Yeggs played two sets trading off with Brian's band Rock Farm.

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The Butcher.

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The Baker.

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The Candle Stick Maker.

Captions and touch ups on the above three photos by Jamie.

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Our friend Fran of Frankie's Attic performed with us at the end of the first set to the delight of the crowd singing the standards "At Last" and "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman".

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The second priority (which comes after the first) of the night was to see if Pancho's Restaurant was open for dining or take-out, just a few doors down and on the same block even!!!

Pre-gig Dining it was, Jamie had an Enchilada Platter (3 Enchilada's, 1 Cheese, 1 Steak, 1 Chicken)


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Being a Burrito fan myself I was ready to be WOWed and I wuz WOWed indeed,

Tinga (Chipotle Chicken) Burrito topped with Guacamole, Sour Cream, Tomatoes and Chips served on a red plate which is good luck in some cultures.

This Is Show # 8

FRANKIES ATTIC REVERBNATION PAGE


Thursday, September 20, 2012

QUEEN - Hungarian Rhapsody/Live In Budapest 9/20/12 Ziegfeld Theater, New York City


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It was a great joy to return to the Ziegfeld theater after a time span of about 35 years, I saw Star Wars here in 1977 which was probably the second movie I ever saw in a "movie house", the first being a double feature of "The Land That Time Forgot" and "Frogs" so when choosing a New York theater for this screening I chose the Ziegfeld over the more intimate Chelsea Cinema for sentimental value alone. The theater hasn't changed much in all this time remaining a real 1970s classic.

Jotting down the address to the theater before leaving my house I got my signals crossed and wrote 141 West 45th street whereas the Actual address is 141 West 54th street so I power walked over and Jamie was already at the box office window chatting with the ticket booth clerk.

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Come 2012 and the QUEEN Live In Budapest film and VHS tape release has been digitally remastered for clearer image and sound and retitled "Hungarian Rhapsody" and they indeed did a great job with it. The audio was superb in the theater and for once no one had to grumble "Turn It Up" as oft happens at these concert film events. The concert was preceded by the 25 minute documentary "A Magic Year" that chronicled the year leading up to the concerts in Hungary beginning with the Live Aid performance, this will be an extra feature on the upcoming DVD release.

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QUEEN in alphabetical order.

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Classic shot of Freddie at the keys with his Heineken and water (or is that vodka ?)

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On the way in I snapped a pic of the promo poster and on the way out due in no small part to Jamie's collector's mentality we grabbed these very copies off the glass, mine is now proudly framed and on display.

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two typical QUEEN fans, one of us looks like a Blueberry Muffin.




Taken from my seat, Just wanted to share the Theatrical Experience folks.

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Prior to my getting to the theater I had a Lunch Special of Sweet & Sour Pork with Pork Fried Rice and my cat also almost had some as well.

QUEEN ONLINE PRESS RELEASE

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Good Yeggs - KJ Farrells 9/15/12 Bellmore, Long Island


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We offered our services at the "Lets Rock and Roll for a Cure" charity concert for a worthy cause and played the middle set (going on around 3 p.m.) amidst 5 bands at K.J. Farrell's on Long Island. This is definitely a bar set up for bands as could be gleaned from the proper placement of the sound tech (opposite stage), Pop Wallpaper (Classic Rock Icons) and hanging TV monitors promoting upcoming gigs for various local cover bands so it was a nice room to play with an actual stage and small lighting setup, the hi-hat was miked for this event which was adequate and backline provided by Thomas' co-worker Gordon.

Premiered at this show was the Stevie Ray Vaughan classic "Texas Flood".

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 Joe and Tom rocking out.
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(L to R) - Spike, Fran, Thomas and Joe. It was nice to see Fran again after all these years (the last I saw her was in Thomas' band Heart & Soul in the late 80s) and she will be singing a few numbers with us at the next Good Yegg's show later this month.

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There was a Buffet laid out that I attacked after our 50 minute set, pictured here is some nicely done Roasted Potatoes (6 o' clock) , Tasty Eggplant Parmigiana (11 o' clock) and some Chicken Francaise (2 o' clock).

Later in the day Thomas ordered KJ Farrell's Mozzarella Sticks that turned out to be the stretchiest the world has known, I still regret not getting a photo.

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 Acorn and Card.

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 Online Promo Poster.

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 AND Lennon won a basket of Chocolates in the raffle.

LETS ROCK AND ROLL FOR A CURE SITE

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Festa Di Santa Rosalia/18th Avenue Feast 9/2/12 Brooklyn, New York


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Ginza Sushi 8/20-31/12 Brooklyn, New York




Overhead view of Lunch with Jamie, Max and Bill (clockwise from 2) Bill had Salmon, Max' Tempura sampler, Jamie's Beef Negima Bento Box and my Beef Teryaki Bento Box.

Ginza Sushi is across the street from Jamie's apartment and I have been eyeing the place for years.




Eleven days after we had lunch with Bill and Max we returned, Jamie had the Chicken Teryaki Bento Box and I had a Philadelphia Roll and the most Delicious Chicken Tempura Roll, I wanted some "crunch" with my Seaweed and Rice and that's exactly what I got.



Chicken Tempura Roll and Philadelphia Roll flanked by Wasabi and Ginger.



GINZA SUSHI SITE