Archive for March, 2008

Owl’s Club 3/14 3/15

Another successful weekend with the webcam. The live chat is a fun aspect and something I took advantage of on breaks. I got hit with a pretty bad chest cold this week – knocked me out of a couple days at work and lost my voice this weekend. Much credit to Cyndi and Jason who carried both nights. We had a decent crowd on Friday and Saturday was great. Saturday saw Eileen with a Bday and and a bachelorette party. Good cake! We appreciate you spending your party time with us. Tim found and cued up the Dexys Midnight Runners hit “Come on Eileen” just for her – probably something she’s never heard before…I was a little surprised by not a lot of the wearing of the green in honor of St. Patty’s day. I brought a Packer jersey, not very Irish, but opted for something more comfortable due to my cold. Anyway, we got through it and now it’s a weekend off to recuperate. I have some new songs to work on so hopefully we’ll be adding them soon. And it’ll probably be the blues jam on Wednesday to keep my fingers in shape! It’s off to “Johnny’s Office” (the old Mo’s Pub in Edgerton) on the 28th and back to Brooklyn for the Snow Hornets snowmobile club fund raiser on the 29th. Both should be fun and we’ll see you there!

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Tremors & the Webcam

The big story of the weekend was the live webcam broadcast. Mucho thanks to Trevor and all involved in setting this up. Holly watched the band (kept an eye on me) both nights. The really cool thing was the live chat where people could make comments, ask questions, etc. It went over really well and now I see we’re doing it again this weekend at the Owl’s Club. Stacy made the comment in the guest book that it should be Favre Friday, so Matt and I both showed up in Favre jerseys. There were the expected “mom dressed us” remarks. And even though I have a: “Things I have in common with Brett Favre” blog – I’m not going to retire. Cyndi showed me some preliminary posters with the Miller sponsorship, so those should be coming out soon. Not much else other than it was a fun weekend and thanks to those who stopped out. On a completely unrelated subject – I took off work this afternoon (Monday) so Holly and I could see the “Body World” exhibit at the Milwaukee museum. She really wanted to see it and it was quite interesting. Now I know where my prostrate is…the things you do when you get old. We hope you come out to the Owl’s club this weekend rather than stay at home in front of a computer screen – probably holding a cold one. But spread the word to anyone who’d like to view us on the net and we’ll see you there!

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Leap year @ the Countryside / Bob’s Bday

The weather finally cooperated and we played the whole weekend at the Countryside. Both nights were good turnouts we and saw a lot of familiar faces. Laura was out on Friday, with camera in hand, and took a few more band pictures. We should have new posters soon. It was Bday weekend with drummer Bob, Matt’s daughter and my niece, Kami, and Stacy all celebrating. Kami had her 21st there last year, and let’s just say that 22 was a bit more tame. KJ Persall was out Saturday night. I mention him because he, Cyndi, (owner) Rich Erdman, and I had a band called “Country Is” and then “Midnight Blue” before Rainbow Bridge. KJ is largely responsible for getting Cyndi and I playing together. I also believe Bob played in bands with him too. Check out my personal history blog in June 2007 for more detail. Also out was former bass player Kath Johnson, who got up and performed a few songs. When Kath takes over the bass, Matt switches to guitar, which is fun for both of us. Saturday was probably the best crowd we’ve ever had there and thanks to everyone who came out and made it a fun night. On Sunday night, we had a band birthday party at the Prime Quarter for Bob. It was a lot of driving for me having to head over to Milwaukee to pick up Holly and then turn around and drive back for the party, but it was worth it. Everyone was there, even Tim and Trevor, which made it a special night. It’s just cool when everyone can get together outside of band jobs and hang out like that. Actually, Bob was the first to make that comment. I overheard talk of Trevor trying a live webcam to our site from Tremors this coming weekend. He’s trying to outdo his own video work and must be looking for a new challenge. More on this to follow…Anyway, stop out to Tremors this weekend and say hello. We’ll see you there!

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