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Quick update for anyone that cares. We are running around Ktown, getting done what needs to be done and should be leaving here between 5-6.

Going to Canuck Sucks place, then to the Dekcuf.

This is going to be fun!

And watch out for lonesome mandolin travellers, you never know what the heck those dudes are up to, they are cut from the same mold as the Merry Pranksters.........

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Punk and Phriends.....All-Star Jam night

Tonight at the Cafe Dekcuf, Nugget Productions brings you the Punk and Phriends All-Star funk jam!

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Featuring

Chris Buote (Bass, Downtime)

Dave Lauzon (guitar, nero)

Jay MCConnery (drums, nero)

Geoff Smith (guitar, Dr. Huxtable)

And a number of other local rockstars will be sitting in for this one night only super jam.

Maybe even a very special rendition of "My Cat's on Crack".... just a rumour, I also heard something about a Mandolin....

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Lets put it this way, no mandolins or banjos appeared.

This was WAY TOO DEEP to ruin with acoustic plunkings. Those who were there will always know. If you werent, you wont.

Incredible night at the Dekcuf, one of my all-time favs. Easily..............

"What a fuckin' night man."

(Moral of the story, no one but those freaks could have played. If someone else had a tried, there would have been a lynch mob.)

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(She told me she could see!)

Chameleon>

Jam>

Travellin Matt>

Chameleon

Dead Flowers

1st Tube>

Jam>

Possum>

Jam>

Franklins Tower>

Jam>

2001>

Jam

Honestly, the boys really jammed tonight (seriously). I took the courtesy to write out the setlist in 'real-time' and I had to name all those jams, Jam. There was no other way to do it. Very similar to Phil's tour in the fall of 99.

What a night though! I had ideas what it might sound like, I was wrong and I was very impressed with this lineup. Considering this was the first time they played together (consider it more of a practice, I guess), the interplay was topnotch. Lots of energy in the room and my favorite jam, may have been the first one. Interesting to hear The Rookie throw around themes from his 'other' band. They played Dead Flowers for Catphish, and that little 2-stepper was jumpin around. 1st Tube took off once the main theme was done, and the transition from Jam>Possum was well executed. The night ended perfectly stated, Jam. A great evening, albeit no taping, and I cant wait for the next Punk'n'Punks.

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Oh, man that was fun. In terms of the fun-factor, and level of surprise, I'd rank it above even the previous night's Nero.

My respect and admiration for the guys on stage on Saturday has gone up several notches. What amazed me was the level of song playing, something that often doesn't emerge from mix'n'match jamming. That Chameleon -> jam -> Travellin' Matt -> jam -> Chameleon was cosmic. Hearing Dead Flowers, Possum, Franklin's, First Tube, all mixed together with great jamming, was a mind-blower.

When I initially heard about this night, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't an open jam (The New Porn Funk All-Stars...), but Booche is right: such a thing would have been lynch-worthy. An open no-holds-barred jam is OK at a private party amongs just friends, but when you have to put on a show for paying customers who expect professional quality, it just doesn't hold up.

Thanks, guys, it was a blast.

Aloha,

Brad

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Further thanks-for-blastage have to go to CanuckDuck and the rest of the House of P.E.I. for the warm-up party. Between the crowd of friends, plentiful beer, and near-frozen Jager (with plast shot glasses :-), it set a great mood for the rest of the evening.

Aloha,

Brad

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Right on BradM, I second the kudos to Canuck Duck who really knows how to throw a bash! Both pre and post show was so much fun.

The show itself was a giant surprise. I was expecting a fun evening of half-ass, drunken tunes by a rotating alumni. What we got was a great, unrehearsed and completely pro show from a line-up of amazing talent. It was hard to believe that these guys haven't played together before. I was surprised by the songs and the musical banter of all the musicians. There was no superstar up there hogging the solos, (Okay Punk you ARE a superstar by anyone's standards, my cheeks were sore from smiling. It was so good to have you in Ottawa man. Come back real soon.) All in all a fantastic night/morning! [Wink]

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Greetings Fellow Freeks

Just wanted to say that Saturday night was off the meat hook. What a great show, the amalgimated Dr. Down-Nero-time blew the roof off the joint. Tube into Possum, beautiful! Hey and lets give it up to the boys from Whistler, that strap on jam was the shit, I love a lead singer who can't help but dance to their own songs!!!- I also want to say how great it was to finally put names to all the faces, good to meet all of you, see you at Drums and Tuba!

Freeker

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Thanks to everyone who came out, both as spectators and as players, you all bailed me out of cancelling my band!! I had a blast, even though I have my head down way too much to be a band leader, I hung everybody out to dry a few times by not giving any cues... I was really into it though.... the overall energy in the room makes the night special no matter what is going on. I'm sure I'll see everyone soon enough,,,thanks again.

Oh, bradm, its Chris Gauthier, and we grew up together in Rustico, PEI. Started our first high school bands together and played together for about 8 years before he moved to Toronto... I finally caught up to him again (geographically- he is a much better guitar player than I am a bass player).

Cheers...

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What a jam indeed. Things were a bit hazy [Eek!] but I know I had a blast.. A big cheers to everyone who popped in to help with the housewarming.. I think its ready to go now.. and a big shout out to Dr. Hux for fitting into the cupboard (wow) and scaring the shite out of the punk [big Grin][big Grin] Had me gigglin all night.. until next time. [Wink]

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Originally posted by peipunk:

Thanks to everyone who came out, both as spectators and as players, you all bailed me out of cancelling my band!! I had a blast, even though I have my head down way too much to be a band leader, I hung everybody out to dry a few times by not giving any cues...


You're selling yourself short, here, Punk: you were the band leader, because you led, and they followed. You were up against some serious rock stardom onstage that night, but it was apparent to me who was the focus & the unifying force.

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I was really into it though.... the overall energy in the room makes the night special no matter what is going on. I'm sure I'll see everyone soon enough,,,thanks again.


I, for one, want to see this kind of thing more often: there's enough talent in this and nearby towns to make nights of pick-up band fun a semi-regular occurence. And, hey, if there aren't enough band members around, I'm sure we could find some free agents who'd be willing to fill in. [big Grin]

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Oh, bradm, its Chris Gauthier, and we grew up together in Rustico, PEI. Started our first high school bands together and played together for about 8 years before he moved to Toronto... I finally caught up to him again (geographically- he is a much better guitar player than I am a bass player).

Cheers...

Thanks; his appearance was an unexpected treat. If he's not playing with anybody in Toronto, you might want to hook him up with Phishy K, 'cause he's looking for some bass work in Toronto.

Aloha,

Brad

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