Archives: Newsletter 31 October 2008


Hi Blues Fans

We're heading into what can only be known as the month of Bluevember.
We've just had Rocktober and what a great way to see us into the festive season with a Month dedicated to the Blues.
In this Newsletter:
- Gig Guide
- Blues Summit
- Free Spier Concert
- Lost and Found (A Fender Bender Story)

This is Blues awareness Month and we're here to make sure that through the Blues
you get to shake your Blues and your booty if you can multitask.

We're not sure what you guys are up to but this is what we'll be doing.

November
Sat 1st 3 30pm to 6 30pm Paulaner Bräuhaus - V&A Waterfront (October Fest.)
Sun 2nd 4pm to 8pm Quay4 - V&A Waterfront - Blues/Rock Showtime
Sat 8th 8 pm Fogeys in Muizenberg - Electric Blues/Rock
Sun 9th 5pm to 8pm Berties Mooring (Gordons Bay)... Electric Blues
Sat 15th 2pm til 5pm Open Function at Spier See below - Combustion Technology
Sat 22nd 3pm til 12pm Table Mountain Blues Summit - Bloemendal
Sun 23rd 5pm to 8pm Berties Mooring (Gordons Bay)... Electric Blues
Sun 30th 12 noon The Riverside – Franschoek
www.theriverside.co.za


Table Mountain Blues Summit 2008
Here is a message from Grant Renecle who is the main sponsor of the Blues Summit


"We urge you to come to this year's Blues Summit and enjoy a selection of UNBELIEVABLE Blues and Blues Rock Music, the likes of which can only be compared to the Great Masters! Support local musicians - these South African artists are outstanding! The relaxed atmosphere and great music will surely be a good way to start winding down after a very hectic year. I personally hope to see all of you there!"

Grant Renecle
Managing Director
Combustion Technology
www.combustiontechnology.co.za/
Tickets available from Computicket! www.computicket.co.za or ph 083 9158000
Checkout www.bluesfest.co.za/ for all the info
Remember Tickets are limited
Spier Concert
And for 150 lucky Boulevard Blues fans we have a Blues Summit Warmer Concert courtesy of Combustion Technology.


COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY
INVITES YOU AND YOUR PARTNER TO JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON BLUES JAMMING SESSION WITH
BOULEVARD BLUES AT
SPIER WINE ESTATE IN STELLENBOSCH
DATE

SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2008
TIME

14:00 - 17:00
VENUE

SPIER WINE ESTATE, RIVERSIDE TERRACE,
STELLENBOSCH
ENTRACE FEE

FREE OF CHARGE!
TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT AND MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT


JILLIAN JEWELL

TEL 021 7153171
OR
E-MAIL jillian@rielloburners.co.za


Sound By CAPESOUND www.capesound.co.za

SPACE IS LIMITED SO BOOK NOW!




Lost and Found

Well after his rollicking 40th birthday playing at the Great White Festival in Gaansbaai....and then preceding to the Lighthouse Tavern afterwards,
new Fender endorsee Richard Pryor wakes up the next morning....... with no fender
He's not sure whether it was the Stroh Rum, the flaming lamborghini, the picasso or the butane induced grapes he was indulging in the night before but he was beyond motherless....... he was fenderless................. and now old.
In panic induced stricken he was all over Gaansbaai looking for his beloved Strat........ But alas the Gaansbaai cupboard was bare.
He'd heard about crime in Gaansbaai......... but that was crime like murder and 'assault with a deadly weapon'........... not guitar stealing. That was unheard of....
This song kept earworming through his brain
I woke up this morning, My Fender was Gone
I woke up this morning, My Thirties were Gone
I felt so bad ................. after all that Stroh Rum

Anyway once he had cleared his head and realized that he still had 2 more gigs to get through and no guitar...
It was time to lean on an old friend ........ Dale Collins.
Dale who has been a Fender Hillbilly for many years luckily wasn't in Paris and he answered the call which all contributes to this Happy Ending.

Quick sidenote here:.... Parys Hillbilly and the Happy Endings will be at the Blues Summit...... Dunno why I thought of that.

Anyway back to the story...
There he was ....Dale answering his phone like he normally does... pressing the green button
and repeating his name with conviction.... "DALE COLLINS".
At that stage Richard knew he had phoned the right number and said "Hello" ............
as if it was just a "how's your Aunty" type call but with a "please can I use your fender " tone

Well after Richard's lengthy explanation of the previous nights loss.......
Dale started to sympathise and soften and put himself in Rich's shoes and said "Ja Sure you can Borrow my geet"
but quickly backed down after Richard said he would look after it as if it was his own.
Rich's shoes were just not fitting Dale at all...... So a rephrase was in order........ "Dale I will look after your guitar as if it was yours"
That was the deal clincher........ A quick Phone call to 'Jenny Jenny' Couriers
and within a few hours Richard met up with Dale's Guitar in Worcester ready for the 2nd leg of a 3 legged tour.
With all these legs being used up on tour...... Richard didn't have a leg to stand on.

KWV house of Brandy was our next mission........
Ever played in a cave....... well it's similar to playing in a brandy cellar.
You just have to hit the snare drum once and it rings for the rest of the night.
Great turnout and some fine Worcester hospitality from organiser Pieter Swart who booked the band in at the Protea Hotel.
Thanks to Pieter for allowing us to use his Holiday house in Gaansbaai the previous night aswell.

So after some Brandy, 2 small cokes and some Eish we headed off to Gordons Bay
for that 3rd leg of 'EisBein with my little Ein' something that begins with B................ Berties Mooring.
A really cool jam with Ronnie Domp, Willem and Theron Petersen made it a weekend to remember.

Still Monday morning came and Rich was Fenderless in Kirstenhof.
Police were informed and even the army was mobilised to search the Overberg region but still the loss continued.
But eventually after 6 long days, 2 phone calls to Lekota and a heavy discussion with Zuma the guitar turned up in the Sound Engineers truck
where it was mistakenly packed on Friday night.

So the moral of this story.....
Always gig with 2 Fenders................... one could easily pack up.
And if you gonna drink Stroh Rum........ put your guitar away first........ Easy


Lekker ..................
We're looking forward to some really festive months coming up
and hope that you can join us as we make the Blooz thatta Yous cannot refuse.................... Pull Innnnnnnn!!!

Adios
See u at a Gig

Boulevard Blues
www.boulevardblues.co.za
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