Saturday, December 31, 2011

No Dick Clark Required

Well, we rang in the New Year last night with some pretty skilled musicians playing in the gymnasium. There were 4 bands (folk, funk, classic rock, and hard rock). I played in the third. The crowd was a bit smaller than two years ago, when I played with Security in Noise, but that is to be expected with a station crew that is roughly 50-60 people smaller than the 2009-10 summer season. This year playing with “The Flakes” turned out to be quite a blast. Our set list was as follows:

White Room by Cream
Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics
Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins
Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers
L.A. Woman by The Doors
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Today by Smashing Pumpkins
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
Breathe by Pink Floyd
Authority Song by John Cougar Mellencamp
Running Down a Dream by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Everybody was firing on all cylinders, and despite some technical difficulties with an amplifier overheating in the middle of L.A. Woman, it went off without a hitch. Hopefully I will not have to wait another 2 years to get to play with another band!

We are still waiting to find out more concerning the new Lockheed contract. It seems that whole turnover will need to get started right away in early January, what with all that needs to be handed over by 1 April. I think most people are hungry for some details, particularly whether they will be extended contracts or not.

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

~Victor Hugo


Becky said...

So happy New Year to you and to everyone on station. I suspect the Dick Clark in NYC was a Disney animatronic production, poor thing.

Charles Nehlig said...

Those Bands man..far out
Have a great year all.