Wednesday, November 28, 2007


- MAJOR PROPS go out to Peter and all the elves at SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP who placed "Christmas Wrapping" in the new "Shrek The Halls" animated holiday special - big holiday thanks!

Premiers TONIGHT at 8pm on ABC.

- Marko writes: "I played it (by request) at 1:52 this afternoon (Dec. 6th) on WCNI in New London, CT. "

- BILL HUBAY who emailed: "Song heard at Barnes and Noble on Chagrin Blvd in Woodmere. Sat Nov 24,2007 @ noon."

- CLAUDIA CHOPEK who called in before Thanksgiving about the Q104 play. always ahead of the curve, CC!

NP: scroll down to the middle of the page and click on "VIDEO" for Wunder Gurl's clip!

Researchers have known for years that listening to music can lead to some great health benefits. And it's not just for people...even your plants can get something out of it. Fact is, experiments have shown that plants grow faster when music, especially lower-frequency music, is played over fields or into greenhouses. But don't take our word for it...try talking to Maria Reidelbach from Kerhonkson, New York. She never intended to be interested in growing vegetables. Her expertise is actually in mini-golf! So much so, that she wrote the definitive book on mini-golf courses across America. But then she came up with the idea to save her friend's family farm by using her knowledge to create a totally different kind of roadside attraction. Aside from showing her visitors a good time, she's also introducing them to foods they've never tried before, as well as the importance of local agriculture. By the way, that huge gnome that you see in the video has a name - it's Gnome Chomsky. He was built as a tribute to Frieda Carter, who designed the first mini-golf course in 1928 on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. Visit Maria's web site, Read an article about him entitled, Kerhonkson gnome pursues Guinness record.

PEEVE DE JOUR: the older i get, the dumber i get. thought i was supposed to get smarter?

JOIE DE JOUR: sunshine.


riday November 30

Purple K'nif play Maximum Surf and Hard Twang Instrumentals at

The Lakeside Lounge 162 Avenue B (between 10th & 11th), NYC 212-529-8463
No Cover, No Vocals, one set only starting about 10:45


Ted Lawrence, electric guitar
Chris Butler, acoustic drums
Johnny Teagle, electric guitar
Baker Rorick, Fender bass

hope you can make it!

cb...where are you?


Monday, November 26, 2007


FROM M.R. the W.G. in NYC:

Hallmark Channel will feature a short piece about Homegrown Mini-Golf, the world's largest garden gnome, and Kelder's Farm on Tuesday morning between 7 and 8 on the "New Morning" show and all day on their web site! Pamela Mason-Wagner, an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked extensively with Bill Moyers and has also created films for ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS spent a whole day on the farm with her cameraman last summer filming the short piece.

You can see it on Time-Warner 82 in the Kerhonkson area and 107 in NYC or check your cable or satellite listings. If you aren't up and at'em that time of the morning, you can also watch it all day Tuesday on Hallmark's website: , or afterward on their web archive for 11/27/07.

Also, Kelder's farm market is open until Christmas with locally-grown trees, wreaths made with the brand new wreath-making machine, and wonderful farm-style gifts. It's on Route 209 between Accord and Kerhonkson--watch for Chomsky, the world's largest garden gnome in his holiday best!

Thanks, and see you soon,

Maria Reidelbach
Homegrown Mini-Golf

Chris and Jackie Kelder
Kelder's Farm

CHRIS KELDER in John Deere Green!

NP: 1963 Frank Zappa on The Steve Allen Show...playing bicycles!

1963 Frank Zappa on Steve Allen Show

the usual...

JOIE DE JOUR: cancer checkup was clean. rewarded myself with the new Coen Bros. movie.

(if you can't make the purplE k'niF show at the Lakeside Friday night, this is the one to do!)

R. Stevie Moore In Concert: NOT booked for Saturday Night Live (yet), but we are excited to report to you upcoming shows, major in their scope. How happy can the holidays get?? And NOT solo, FULL ENSEMBLE.

THE m007e DOTCOMBO (earblugs included). LEE MILLER drums, CHRIS BOLGER bass, MICHAEL JODRY guitar, B. JANOFF percussion.

1) R opening for Jad Fair, Thursday 29th November, Knitting Factory NYC

2) S reopening for Jad Fair, Friday 30th November, Maxwell's, Hoboken (Father Bob's 75th birthday party)

cb...where are you?


Sunday, November 25, 2007

...and the winner is!


Der Doktor heard The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping" while waiting for a flight at the Akron-Canton airport, and phoned me at 2;25pm on Saturday, November 25th.

she'll get $100 donated in her name to the Hoboken Library's Children Division.

happy holidays, boys and gurls!


Friday, November 23, 2007


the contest starts at NOON, EST. the first person to contact me after hearing The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" song in a public place or on the radio will get $100 donated to the Hoboken Public Library's children's collection in their name.

happy holidays,boys and gurls!!


Saturday, November 17, 2007


boys & gurls...i have had many requests to reprint here ya go:


bah! humbug! no...that's too strong, 'cause it is my favorite holiday
but all this year's been a busy blur, don't think I have the energy
to add to my already mad rush, just cause it's "'tis the season"

the perfect gift for me would be, completions and connections
left from last year, ski shop, encounter, most interesting...
had his number but never the time, most of '81 passed along those lines

so deck those halls, trim those trees, raise up cups of Christmas cheer

I just need to catch my breath, Christmas by myself this year


calendar picture, frozen landscape, chilled this room for 24 days

evergreens, sparkling snow, get this winter over with!

flashback to springtime, saw him again, would've been good to go for lunch

couldn't agree when we were both free, we tried, we said we'd keep in touch

didn't, of course, 'til the summertime,
out to the beach to his boat, could I join him?
no, this time it was me, sunburn in the third degree

now the calendar's just one page and, of course, I am excited
tonight's the night, but I've set my mind, not to do too much about it

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas...think I'll miss this one this year


hardly dashing through the snow, 'cause I bundled up too tight
last minute have-to-dos, a few cards, a few calls

because it's RSVP, no thanks, no party lights

it's Christmas Eve, gonna relax, turned down all of my invites

last fall I had a night to myself, same guy called, Halloween party
waited all night for him to show, this time his car wouldn't go

forget it, it's cold, it's getting late,
trudge on home to celebrate
in a quiet way, unwind,
doing Christmas right this time


the A & P has provided me, with the world's smallest turkey

already in the oven, nice and hot, oh damn, guess what I forgot!

so on with the boots, back out in the snow, to the only all-night grocery

when what to my wondering eyes should appear,

in the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!

spending this one alone, he said, need a break, this year's been crazy

I said, me too, but why are you...?, you mean, you forgot cranberries, too?

then suddenly we laughed and laughed, caught on to what was happening

that Christmas magic's brought this tale,
to a very happy ending

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas...couldn’t miss this one this year

NP: practicing Kris Carter's great toons for tonight's show at Musica

PEEVE DE JOUR: need to pack my car with musical gear to take back to the East Coast, but also need to finish a newold song...can't do both. grrrrr. and why is BG's stuff STILL in my garage?

JOIE DE JOUR: got a nice plaque made for the Lawn Lawyer.


Half Cleveland show at Musica in downtown Akron tonight - 8pm.

cb...where are you?


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


 start the 2007 Wrappie Award before at least Thanksgiving!

i mean...jeezuzhchrist...there were Xmas displays in September. and two folks said they heard "Christmas Wrapping" TODAY on Q104 in NYC. and the tune is also in the movie FRED CLAUS, which is already in theaters (and does not qualify for the award, boys and gurls!)

it's just TOO EARLY. all them turkeys be thinkin' they got a reprieve since it surely must already be Christmas time...

so i'm looking at noon on Friday, November 23rd as the kickoff....'k?


(in downtown Akron)

Doors @ 8pm

HALF CLEVELAND (chris butler, harvey gold, debbie smith, bob ethington)

THE KRISTOFFER CARTER SHOW (kris carter, and a couple of friends sitting in)

$5 ($7 under 21)

*Musica (Mocha Maiden) is located in Akron’s Historic District. Going East on Market St., it’s down a little alley, the first left you come to after crossing Main St….JUST before High St. Valet Parking is right there, or aright on High St. puts you in a municipal parking lot just across the street from the place!

For a map and more:

Hope you can make it!

PEEVE DE JOUR: stressstressstresstoomuchtodonosleepnofunwhaaaaaaaaaa...

JOIE DE JOUR: road music!

thanks to KA in the UK for this. btw - i often noticed that the grooved pavement on I-80 in Pennsylvania would sound out the Bo Diddley beat!

cb...where are you?