Archives: Newsletter 28 September 2007






Big Howdy to the Blues Fandamily

Quick Glance at newsletter:
- Harley Song and dance
- Rocking the Daisies and Table mountain Blues Summit
- Gig guide
- Sms Apologies
- Turkey takes a dive
- Interview with Graeme Abbott

Harley Song and Dance:
Well we're back from a great Harley Davidson Whale Festival weekend. ....... 2000km driving in 3 days.
Hum the song ........... From LA to New York from New York to LA.......
Cool have you got the song melody in your head.... OK Right
Lets go.... sing out Loud
Here are the words...... I'll count you in........ 1 2 3

"From Cape Town to Reinet ...Graaff Reinet to Colesberg
From Colesberg to Hermanus then back to Cape Town.
Im living my life just to drink and play blues.......
But it's great to be back with some more rocking news... hey hey heyyyy....
Ooooooohhhh from Cape Town to Colesberg ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
from Cape Town to Colesberg ooh
from Cape Town to Colesberg ooh
from Cape Town to Colesberg whooooo who who who who who!!!"

Yeahhh that was good............now lets try that in the key of C sharp with a Demented 5th interval just before the tritone substitution..... Nah!
Maybe next Time... rather lets checkout some news.

Big event on the SA music calendar is Rocking the Daisies which starts this Friday and Boulevard Blues will be there.
If you're within 2000kms of this venue then Pull In.
Just Check out the website for the great line-up of bands this weekend.
.................. goto www.rockingthedaisies.com
This festival promises to be a major player on the SA music calendar and has grown incredibly from last year.
Oppi Koppi watch out...... Here comes 'Way of the Daisy'

Table Mountain Blues Summit is really gaining momentum.
Tafelberg Tavern sees host to the best Blues Line-up in SA history on the 10th of November.
- The Acid Blues Band
- The Lonesharks with Dave Ferguson
- Delta Blue
- Boulevard Blues
- Dan Patlansky
Our Sponsors: Combustion Technology www.combustiontechnology.co.za
Marshall Music( ph 021 4266325 ) www.marshallmusic.co.za
You will be able to book for this event through computicket next week.....
we'll keep you posted ......... only 500 tickets will be sold.

September
29th Flaming Fox Parklands........ Saturday Rocks... 8-30pm till later
30th Rocking the Daisies Music Festival... Sunday 12pm

October
7th Berties Mooring Sunday Blues/Rock........ 5pm til 8pm
9th Die Hoenderhok Teater at Langverwagt Acoustic Blues 2 Sets.
13th Go Green Concert at CTICC afternoon gig Acoustic Band
13th Fogeys in Muizenberg Acoustic Blues Sat.... 8-30pm till 11pm
14th V&A Waterfront Amphitheater Sunday
21st Berties Mooring Sunday Blues/Rock........ 5pm til 8pm
26th Kunskafee Dbnville... Friday Yeah... Acoustic Blues at it's Best
28th Guzzlers Tableview ........... 6-30pm
31st DVD shoot at Fogeys Come and Join the Fun....
Wednesday evening.... It's happy hour too..... Free Entrance


SMS overload:
First up Let us Apologies for the last SMS campaign that was sent.
We only ever send out one SMS to each subscriber and that is forwarded to our mailing company who in turn SMSes all of you and that's where things went wrong.

After some of you received the same sms more than 6 times understandably you got a bit angry.
What happened was the IT professional that was programming the server that sends out our mails accidentally spilt his Jägermeister all over the server's motherboard.
The computer then proceeded to become motherless and with wild childish abandon continued to bombard all you Blues/rockers with sms overload.

We received hate SMSes in return and threats of damnation if the smses didn't stop.
We have removed the very 'violent reply' subscribers off of our list but if anyone of you that requested to be removed would like to be re-instated please send your Cell number to this address and we will re-instate you......

We are assured that this is unlikely to happen again and would never intentionally mail you a message more than once.
Alternately if you would like to be removed from the SMS list completely please reply to this address with 'SMS remove' and your cell number, and we will be very happy to remove you because SMSes cost us money and a wasted sms is less money in our pocket.

Also anyone not on the sms list and would like to be kept up to date with NB BB gigs ....send SMS Add, your Name and you cell number to this address.

Turkey takes a Dive:
All was running very smoothly at Guzzler's Milnerton until the very last minute of the very last song of the very last set.
Just as the Blues doctor was about to introduce Rob Stemmett, our new bass player, Greg Splif politely stepped backwards, out of the spot-light and onto a non existent part of the stage.

This caused his dead leg to plummet like a ton of lead and because he was attached (albeit very badly) to this turkey drumstick he followed suit with break neck speed and went crashing into his beloved chimes before hitting the Canvas just under the 'Stage Exit Left' sign.

The sound of his chimes crashing and jangling as they were strewn across the floor was our cue to turn around and see what all the commotion was about.
There below we saw our beloved Greg Turkey Neck splayed out spatch-cock style after hitting the deck with arms flaying about and it wasn't a pretty sight....
Like a Guinea Fowl that had been klapped on the N2 there was Turkey Neck all over the place..............

Although as he slowly spat out some Guzzlers grit and grime that got stuck between his teeth,
wiped his dirty moustache that a stompie had got tangled in and fluffed out his turkey neck and tail feathers ....it was back to business as usual blowing some blues harp as if nothing had happened.

We were all left wondering did that really just happen or was it an illusion created by Turkey Necks living in a Parallel Universe...
And if so what the hell are all those Turkey Necks doing in a parallel universe...... I mean don't they have enough Smiths here to deal with ....Do they really need to go corrupt a brand new Parallel one????.........

Unfortunately we cannot answer this question.....We don't think Monty Python can either.

Interview with Big G:
Each month we thought we would interview a member of the band.
A chance for you to get to know a few personal bits about the crew and this month we focus on our drummer Graeme Abbott:

Interviewer: Hi Graeme and welcome to the BB newsletter interview...What I'd like to ask first up is what is your Favorite band?
Graeme: ToTo
Interviewer: Cool good band.. So tell me who inspired you to take up the drums?
Graeme: ToTo
Interviewer: OK so a big ToTo fan hey...So tell me when did you start drumming?
Graeme: To To
Interviewer: Huh?... Look Let's try give the readers something insightful about yourself like what makes 'Big G' really tick?
Graeme: To To
Interviewer: Jeez man you have a one track mind...... Have you always been so obsessed with ToTo?
Graeme: To To
Interviewer: Damn this interview is going nowhere Graeme and you're not helping........ let's see maybe we can turn it around.... (scratch head)... mmmm
Ok Graeme tell me ..What is your budgie called?
Graeme: To To
Interviewer: Yeah good name....Ok well now we're getting somewhere..So tell me Graeme where did you drop the big heavy mallet with the red handle?
Graeme: Toe Toe
Interviewer: Great now we're cooking...... Graeme tell me what did the Orange break-down truck do to the little Fiat Uno
Graeme: Tow Tow
Interviewer: Great Stuff......... Ok Graeme one last question before we go......... What band did Steve Lukather play for?
Graeme: mmmm..... Jeez now you got me............ ah... ummmm......... shheez....
why you ask such a difficult last question...... whew.... Ok just give me a Minute....
umm................Hell I've just gone blank he he.............
I feel so embarrassed............. I know it.... it's on the tip of my tongue............
Damn!!.................. I just can't remember...........................
Wait............ I think I got it!!! ............. Of course it's Desmond and the Totos!!!....
You nearly had me there... he he he
Interviewer: Drinks a triple Jägermeister followed by a 5mg intravenous morphine shot.
We'll wake him up next month with another behind the scenes interview.


Coat of the month: What did the one coat say to the other coat.............."hey check out my Coatie"

Consumption of the month: Dr John at the recent Harley Rally after an astounding (sing the tune) 12 Jägermeisters, 5 bells and waters, 3 double Jacks and a Vodka in a Red Bull



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Untill we see you at a gig soon
Adios amigos
Boulevard Blues


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