damn...wish i could go. this charity event has always been great, and this is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BANDS:
HI Y'ALL If you're a long-time Blender fan or just curious, an early formation of Life in a Blender is reconstituting itelf on stage at Brooklyn Woodstock on Sat., June 28, at about 5 pm although it could be a little earlier or a little later because that's the nature of Woodstock. It's a big open-air event and families come and sit on the grass and drink beer and pass out. It all happens at Gil Shuster's house in Ditmas Park ( or is it Midwood). It's at 696 East 19th St. between Glenwood and Foster Ave. Take the B/Q to Newkirk Ave. This year it's Brooklyn Wedstock because Gil and Gabi are getting married at the event. All are welcome and donations are being taken for AIDS research and autism.
The band will feature the spectacular Jonathan Gregg on guitar, the unpredictable and fabulous Charlie Shaw on drums, the mighty Dave Moody on bass and the Don on vocals. We'll be playing a whole lot of the very first album (including Wind and President's in My Bed) and I'm excited to being playing again with these fellahs...they're the best.
Hope to see you there. It's a very fun event. Kenny Young and his Eggplants are playing and Babe the Blue Ox and the Jug Addicts and many other great bands. It goes from noon till 10 pm. In the past, Yo La Tengo, Freedy Johnston, and many others have performed. If questions, call 347-834-6734.
(more coming under construction)
BO DIDLEY - YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY LOOKIN' AT THE COVER
(baby...you got your radio turned down too low...turn it up!)
Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Dorothy Lamour, Walter Catlett, Arthur Treacher, Sterling Holloway. Music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer. STAR-SPANGLED RHYTHM (1942). Some of Lake's singing is dubbed.
that's it. rock 'n' roll is really, really, officially dead.
[ASIDE: once saw Bo in the baggage claim area at Newark Airport. no fancy luggage for him...just a beat-up duffle with childish hand-lettering that read "Bo's Bag"!]
and nb: i am the founding member of The Jerome Green Fan Club.
and nb2: Bruce Springsteen got it right. when he used to do "She's The One" live, there would be a momentary blackout on stage...and when the lights came back up EVERYONE in the band had maracas.
and nb3: don't know why folks bet it soooooooo wrong, but the ONLY combo to every get the Bo Beat right was The Band. the 'shaveandahaircuttwobits' beat is NOT played on the guitar...only on the drums. Robbie Robertson's right hand work in The Last Waltz is absolutely spot-on. 2) I FIND OUT MY BLADDER TUMORS ARE BACK
...which means i need a really, really painful procedure to get rid of them called a TURBT.
basically, i'll be getting a urological D & C/have my bladder scraped.
3) WUNDER GURL FINDS OUT SHE HAS TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL GAZILLION CLAMS IN TAXES.
...yet, she just plows ahead.
man, this woman is really, really an inspiration.
i would be curled up in a corner...whimpering.
NP: first Bo Beat steal i can remember that became a hit.
...then there are these guys:
...who got it from these guys:
PEEVE DE JOUR: not in the best of moods.
JOIE DE JOUR: not in the worst of moods.
ROSATI'S FLAVOR-OF-THE-DAY (6/3):
Brownie Batter with Fudgy Brownie Bits
N.B.A.T.W.P. (NEVER BE AT THE WRONG PARTY):
- from David Giffels in Akron, OH:
One last reminder that tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 4, the downtown Akron main library will host the official launch of "All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-down House."
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parking is free in the deck; enter on High Street.
I'll be talking and reading and answering questions. Books will be available for purchase and I'll be signing them outside the auditorium.
Thanks! I hope to see you there.
- and -
- from RH in Brooklyn:
You are invited to come and see New Work in my studio