In Which Cabel the Dog Goes To His First Concert...
Cabel got to go to his first concert today, and he had a wonderful time! I am a big fan of "Take Your Dog to Your Gig" day. It was at The Brookside, a lovely little spot about 10 miles north of Stillwater, in a town, whimsicly named Marine on St Croix. There was no lack of willing people to tend him while I played, tho he didn't LIKE it that he was not welcomed on stage. This is what I call his "Laughing Face" it means he is really happy.
Here he is with Paul and Judy, one of the owners. I am pretty sure it was love at first site with her....(Er, her and Cabel, not her and Paul)
Oh, I almost forgot! Happy Birthday to Karrin! Karrin is Johnny's most excellently wonderful fiance, we adore her! This was, after all, HER party! Yes, that IS a cow and a pig beside the stage, no one seems to know WHY, but there you have them..I love this place!
I played second set with the Bedlam Boys, and had some wild fun. I forget how good they are, and it is much more like playing with a rock band than what Paul and I do. Full on loud energy it is, you can feel the bass thru the floor all the way up your spine, and it definitely un-leashes something....
I made the remark at one point of how this "Used to be my band" and they all three replied in unison " Still is!!!!" As Johnny put it, "It's still your band, it just went sailing off on it's own for a while"
There's nothing quite so satisfying as great friends, lovely pub, outdoors, a stage and all the time one could wish to ROCK. I feel really, really lucky to have this.
Here's the Boys..
I will have to get pics from Karrin of me up there with them, didn't think that far ahead. Paul got up and took Johnny's guitar for a few songs too. Full on big band it was.
I learned an interesting fact from Paul, and that is we have a gig next weekend and he will be gone. He CLAIMS he told me of this, and I claim he was vague and was sure it would work out. Or not. Trying to get another partner, but my first picks, Johnny, Adam and Lojo (Hellos to Susan, whom I hear is lurking about and keeping Lojo up to date. Lojo says "You ARE a wacky bunch." I think this is a good thing) are all using the lame excuse that they are already gigging. Hmmph. I am sure my new friends in the Shondes would help out, but not sure flying them in from New York is economically viable. (tho it sure as heck would be some fun, from what I have heard of them)
Going to have to think on this one...
I will leave you with a nice shot of Dr Score on his Bike, as, what's not to love?
Love and Outdoor Music,