Monday, June 9, 2008

TOAD

OK kids,

Thanks to all of you who showed up in Dublin and Barcelona last week for Buff Tom. Now it is back home for the funfest.

For, Thursday is Bill Day at Toad in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA, USA this month. I will be hosting a shambolic hootenanny from 9 - close on June 12, 19, 26 and July 3. Many covers will be played. A lot from my solo records. Some BT tunes solo maybe. And I might try out a new song or 2 that I am working on.

Here is how the core is shaping up for each:

12th -- Chris Toppin and Jim Buni will play some songs together, followed by me plus a band that is 3/4 of the old Crown Victoria -- Phil Aiken (keys), Matt Taheney (bass), and the illustrious Billy Beard who has been kind enough to agree to sit in on drums for a few of these shows. Tom Polce was lured by the siren song of Hollywood, where he has sold his soul to the corporate music syndicates. Billy is well known around town as drummer for Session Americana, Dennis Brennan Band, as well as a drummer for some big time touring artists. Most importantly, he is a great guy who knows how to play the skins.

I believe the early 7-9 show will feature the band, The Rationales.

19th -- This looks like a battle of the bands, with the remnants of ye olde bar band, the Bathing Beauties, the songs of which Chris Toppin and I resuscitated and joined up with some newer songs to complete the CD Show People. This all star lineup featured Dean Fisher on the traps, Philly on the keys, Paul Kolderie on bass, and Top and me singing, guitaring.

And the Crown Vis facsimilie will also be playing this night. It will be a steel-trap death match.

26th -- I have no idea who will be playing. We may be the same CV band, though we might have a sub-sub drummer.

July 3 -- Same as above.

If worse comes to worse, I will play a lot of stuff solo or duo or trio. And once that runs out, we will do Jimmy Buffet covers as an audition for summer resorts.

Hope you can make it to some or all of them.

bill

5 comments:

Fair Weather Fan said...

Does Toad have TV?

I've recently aquired passage on the newest Boston bandwagon. I found however that unlike baseball with its stations and cleary definded demarcations of position.... following hoops on your phone is like pleasuring yourself with a Sears catalog from the 40's.

Anonymous said...

Toad has a big Hi-Def TV. It's not always turned on (thankfully), but I would think that they'll have it on for the Celtics game and (more important) the preceding Red Sox game.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there, especially to hear some solo and cv material again...dammit.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Bill is going to pull out the shirt he wore when he was on Dance Fever in honor of Gino and for some mojo.

Anonymous said...

Bill,

I love (LOVE!) John McCain but his VP choice makes me nervous. I have visions of her nuking a tiny country because it makes her ass look big. Am i wrong to doubt the credentials of a first term governor of a state less populous than any legitimate American city?

Regards,

The Far Left Republican