Tom has graciously offered to host a rehearsal this week at his lovely
home this Thursday at 7:30. Hopefully we won't go past 9:30 or 10. I
need to get to bed too!
I posted in the FILES section a list of tunes to run through for the
warehouse and a list of new tunes to look at if we have time. (I find
that organization works wonders.)
This weekend I paid a visit to the widowed Mrs. Gerda Wetterau in her
humble home and visited the relics of Robin Wetterau's legacy. We
talked for a while and caught up about everyone's doings. She is very
happy that we continue to play her husband's music. As far as Ted
Shafer's ten dollars a pop, apparently 1 dollar of every piece was
supposed to go to Robin. Of course, Robin didn't care - he just
wanted the music to be played.
After visiting with Gerda, I looked through the tattered library and
pulled some tunes that would really help us, including:
Black and White Rag ("Blackened Why Drag")
Yellow Dog Blues (better version)
That's A Plenty (better version)
Poor Butterfly (tuba feature)
Willie the Weeper (better version)
Wolverine Blues (better version)
Potato Head Blues (Armstrong classic)
Tiger Moan (just looked cool)
I will get Yellow Dog Blues ready for Thursday, should we decide to
play it. (Tom, try to stifle your giggles as I croon the chorus!)
There's also another little surprise that I'll bring along from
I'll spill more news at break time.
P.S. I wonder if we could play a retirement home gig somewhere. I'm
thinking that after the warehouse, we could rehearse the following
Thursday the 18th and then plan on playing that set on Thursday the
25th at a home, if everyone's schedules permit.
BTW, Alan won't be with us this week, but Michael will come to play.
Patrick, keep going on tuba - sounds great.
See you Thursday!
- I'll be out of town on the 25th. I could do it the first week of October (although the second week would be even better).