May 29, 2006

we saw the light

places everybody! showtime! The Rugburns Pre-show, Stinky, Steve, John, Doc

Thanks for the good times last weekend. I know everybody is now back home ready to go contribute to the gross national product, but it sure was fun playing some rock and rollio for the nostalgic Rugburned peeps. We had a fantatsic time poring over the hits and non-hits of our past, present and future. The 23 people who came to The Cheers of Ramona warm up show were splendid and the 723 people who came to The House of Blues extravaganza were marvelous. Together they were splendarvalous creatures cradling stuffed olives in their martini hands, while listening to songs that brought them back to the days of Kelly's Pub, The Blarney Stone Pub and even Smedley's Baseball Inn, back in the days before the gaslamp district became Disneyland.

The photograph above was taken about 23 minutes before we hit the stage with the reckless abandon of seniors limping off to a Sunday afternoon matinee.
We were helplessly surrendering to our lupine instincts while staring at a spaceship we thought was the Moon. After whetting our rapacious appetites with a nibble of a backstage deli tray, we were hungry for more action so we listened to some ABBA and danced with each other to the song Waterloo. I can still hear the lovely refrain in the back of my disco stained skull.
Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo
woh woh woh woh Waterlooooooooo!
The Rugburns thank you and they extend their best Memorial Day wishes to you and yours.

Posted by steve at May 29, 2006 10:57 PM


Thank you for the rock and roll and making me feel young again. Here's to olives without the Martinis, ABBA and their brain staining melodies, and to the Rugburns for their undying ability to make us all smile. Bless you.

Posted by: Andrea at May 30, 2006 12:04 AM

After the threats he was making last month, I'd just like to know if that Castro boy behaved himself.

Posted by: Frag at May 30, 2006 3:42 AM

ok, i find myself in the midst of a brain fart after reading..."helplessly surrendering to our lupine instincts," and "whetting our rapacious appetites..."

let it suffice to say..."you guys ROCK!" :-)

Posted by: dawnmarie at May 30, 2006 8:22 AM

Oh, my freakin' god!!! If those rugburn sonzabitches don't bring a show my way I'm gonna scream! Come on! The Vogue in Indy, the Metro in Chi-town, anything within 4 hours from here! GODDAMMIT!!!

Posted by: jamie the cat guy at May 30, 2006 8:19 PM

Are youse guys bathing in the light of Jeebus, or tempted by the rum and cigars or Jobu?

Posted by: Rev. Spankalot at May 30, 2006 8:41 PM

stinky's drumstick ended up in an unusal place.....?????

thanks again to all for such an splendarvalous good time! when's the next one? hmmm? :)

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