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On 2 December 2004 Joe and Patty G were special guests on WPKN radio, Bridgeport, CT and for an hour they chatted and played some new demo songs from their upcoming "Rockstar" 8-track mini-CD project live in the studio. New tunes played were "Party Like a Rockstar", "Jukebox in my Head", "The Cowboy's Dream" and "Which Road Is Mine". More details on this CD are provided below...
Joe also played The Stooges' "1969"... OK? Apparently it was another year for me and you... another 12 months without any definite prospects on the horizon... boo hoo!!! Or something like that... I think Joe should do "I Wanna Be your Dog" off that LP too...
BOC played one or two gigs with the Stooges back in the day - most notably the Academy New Years Eve gigs in 1973 and I think maybe these tie with the 1972 shows with Alice (Killer tour) as the gigs I'd most like to have seen...
Oh and then there was that show with the MC5... and the one with the Dead... and let's not forget that Chubby Checker gig!!
The set we played at The King Club in Centereach long Island, NY was three songs The songs were Which Road Is Mine?, Jukebox in My Head, and The Cowboy's Dream. It was a great set, very well received. Long Island fans are always very outspoken. After "Which Road . . " one guy in the audience said something like "that's the greatest song BOC never did." When I mentioned that I wrote another song for James Hetfield, somebody said "Hetfield sucks balls!" LOL!!!
Patty and I also performed with an old friend, Larry Hoppen. He is the lead singer in the popular group, Orleans. We did Dance with Me (background vocals and me on mandolin solo) and Still the One (background vocals and mando).
After Patty and I did our set, I played two songs on bass with Richie Scarlet. We played an original blues called 3 O'clock in the Morning, and the cover tune Wild Thing. Patrick Johansson from Sweden played drums and Pete Gallinari played keyboards. I hung out all night with Carmine Appice, who was scheduled to play, but I had to split before he went on. Also, I had a nice conversation with Joey Belladonna, former singer from Anthrax.
Patty and I are gigging tomorrow night in Danbury Connecticut (January 29). It's a last minute thing, a hotel lounge gig. I am excited about it since we get to play 3 sets and we can do pretty much anything we want. I've got a new acoustic guitar, a Breedlove that sounds amazing, and I just bought a new Marshall 100 watt amp for acoustic guitar. Gotta love that gear. ;-)!
The show at Vivo's in Danbury Feb. 25 I recorded on minidisc, but when I got to Mary's on Saturday I found I didn't have any blank discs so the disc was initialized in order to record the Mary's show at least for the second and fourth sets. So the record of that set list is gone and the Vivo's show will have to go into the unknown set list category.
I remember listening to the playback later and thinking it was a very musical night. I loved the singing. The place is usually very quiet, so that is where we work on out singing parts and tryout new songs. We played three sets. The first set was unusual in that it started with a percussion jam where Patty and I both played hand drums to prerecorded jazz. It was a loads of fun.
The Blue Bar was a little more sedate than Mary's was. It was my first time playing there. The crowd was friendly and appreciative. We played 30 minutes past when we were supposed to quit.
Here is the set list from our gig at The City Ale House Danbury, CT (formerly the Hat City Ale House) Aug. 5, 2005. We weren't sure how this would go over since the other back was pretty hardcore. Actually it turned out very well. The other band wasn't too loud and they and their friends liked the acoustic sets. We will be playing there again this fall.
Set 2: A local metal band called Ordinary Trauma played a set. Good band, good singers with good songs. They also covered songs from bands like Tool and Korn.
Great show last night in a very small bar/pizzajoint/restaurant. Arrived about 8:30 to find Joe sitting at the bar waiting for his dinner, he had spinach soup and a shrimp scewer dinner with rice and broccoli.
It was a crowd of younger folks mostly, some having a very good time, others interested in getting as blasted as they could (definitely some chemicals involved).
The bongo duet at the beginning let me know i was in for a totally different sound on this night.
I didn't get the third set...
Here's what I know about this gig:
The Band Together concert series, created by Jerry Vigorito of Fairfield and former Fairfielder Rob Fried of Redding, is planning another event Saturday, October 7, at the Fairfield Theatre, 70 Sanford Street, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity's Youth United House #2 in Bridgeport.
The show will feature music and dance from the 60s and 70s, from Miles Davis to Woodstock and beyond. The audience is encouraged to "dress the part" by wearing bell bottoms, platform shoes, bandanas, sparkle shirts, and join in the fun. For tickets or information contact the Fairfield Theatre at http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.
Scheduled to perform are rock legend Joe Bouchard, formerly of Blue Oyster Cult and The Spencer Davis Group, Max and Ira Stone, original Woodstock performers, gospel and jazz artist Chris Coogan, guitar great Butch Taylor, Ronnie Ciccia, Rob Fried, Jerry Vigorito, and The Bone Dry Band.
It been a fantastic week here on the east coast. The fall weather has been perfect and for the first time in a long time I can say I played TWO SOLD OUT shows this past week. I knew the Hiro Ballroom would be a sell out since the Beasties Boys were on the bill and NYC is a big Beasties town.
Patty G and I played the Fairfield Theatre in Fairfield CT on Saturday. It was a benefit for Habitat for Humanity and we played to a packed house. There were 4 local bands on the bill, but no other big headliners.
The show was well promoted and we had a wide age range from little kids to grandpas. They loved the show and I had a great time.
The organizers hope to "brand" their Band Together logo to do more charitable gigs in the area.
This gig was so organized here is a full set list (the tunes witn an asterisk were the ones Patty and I did):
|Set 1 [ 7:40-8:55pm ]|
|Freddie The Freeloader||Bb||sax||jazz|
|If I Were A Carpenter or Jennifer||D||Stoneband||vocals||folk|
|Lucy In Sky With Diamonds||G||Stoneband||vocals||rock|
|Somebody To Love||F#m||Stoneband||guitar||rock|
|What's Going On||Emaj||Butch||vocals||motown|
|Perfect Way||dance||jazz dance|
|* Gimme Some Lovin'||E||Joe||guitar||rock|
|* Burnin' For You||Am||Joe||vocals||rock|
|Set 2 [ 9:30-10:35pm ]|
|Papa Dukie And The Mud People||G||Bone||vocals||rock|
|Love The One You're With||A||Bone||organ||rock|
|Tangled Up In Blue||F||Bone||guitar||rock|
|That's What Love Will Make You Do||C||Bone||bass||rock|
|Magic Carpet Ride||dance||jazz||dance|
|One Way Out||A||Ronnie||guitar||rock|
|Born On The Bayou||E||Ronnie||vocals||rock|
|* Its All Over Now||G||Joe||guitar||rock|
|* What I'd Say||E||Joe||vocals||rock|
|* Roadhouse Blues||E||Joe/All||harp/guitar||rock|
|* How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You||G||Joe/All||vocalists||motown|