Friday, April 27, 2012

We Lost a Lot of Good Men That Day

"I lost my virginity to this song"
-Chris Modeen, during "Black Hole Sun"

We received word that the "head bouncer" from the last Boru's show had since resigned from his post.  Coincidentally, no noise complaints were voiced last night.  Fuck his ass, indeed.

Video from Thursday Night:

Brett Calabrese
Boru's, Waterbury, CT

Set 1
Into the Great Wide Open*>
Twisted> (1)
Somebody I Used To Know*>
Message in a Bottle>
The Continuing Story of Bungalo Bill*>
Hot for Teacher> (2)
Black Hole Sun>
Mad World>
Mood for a Day>
Ooh Child>
On This Day> (3)
Cities (4)

Set 2
Kielbasa*> (5)
Down by the River> (6)
The Needle and the Damage Done
Fall Too Fast
Mother Nature's Son*
Up on Cripple Creek>
Working Class Hero*
Baby Girl* (7)
Whipping Post

Set 3
Mike's Song*> (8)
Mary Jane's Last Dance*> (9)
Legalize It> (10)
Weekapaug Groove*

Show Notes
*First Time Played  (Acoustic)
(1) "Twisted" (The Wood Brothers) featured an "On the Run" tease
(2) "Hot for Teacher" (Van Halen) featured a "Peter Gunn Theme" tease
(3) "On this Day" facts: Death of John Wilkes Booth (1865), A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting (1965), Chernobyl meltdown (1986), Births: Muhammad (570), Gary Wright (1943) ("Dream Weaver" tease played), Kevin James (1965) ("King of Queens" Theme teased), Deaths: Lucille Ball (1989).
(4) "Cities" (Talking Heads) with lyrics "Did I forget to mention Waterbury? Home of Boru's and all you crazy fucks" and "it's only the Naugatuck River"
(5) "Kielbasa" (Tenacious D) featured "Frankenstein" (Edgar Winter Group), "On the Run", "Unsane" and "Blackbird" (The Beatles) teases
(6) "Down By the River" (Neil Young) featured a "Home Improvement Theme" (Dan Foliart) tease
(7) "Baby Girl" (Anthony Green) featured Chris Modeen on vocals
(8) "Mike's Song" (Phish) featured a "Theme from Mission: Impossible" (Lalo Schifrin)
(9) "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) was played by fan request
(10) "Legalize It" (Peter Tosh) featured a "China Cat Sunflower" (The Grateful Dead) tease

This show featured the acoustic debuts of "Into the Great Wide Open" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), "Somebody I Used to Know" (Gotye), "The Continuing Story of Bungalo Bill" (The Beatles), "Kielbasa" (Tenacious D), "Mother Nature's Son" (The Beatles), "Working Class Hero" (John Lennon), "Baby Girl" (Anthony Green), "Mike's Song" (Phish), "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and "Weekapaug Groove" (Phish).  The third set featured Matt Calabrese on bass.  No bass fires were reported at this show.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Only the Naugatuck River

Guy Malone
Private Party, Seymour, CT
Set 1
Jim Jam>
The Rooster>
Will of the Working Man>
Legalize It>
On the Run
Don't Do It>

Set 2
Hagman (2)
Mike's Song (3)
Weekapaug Groove
Hagman> (4)
Somebody That I Used to Know^>
Down With Disease>
Weekapaug Groove (5)

Maneater (6)
Peter Gunn Theme

Show Notes
(1) With Lyrics "Did I forget to mention Seymour? Home of the Coppolas" and "It's only the Naugatuck River"
(2) With Lyrics "Let me see that Pussy"
(3) Dave on Guitar, Brett on Drums
(4) Featuring "Fuck Suck!" tease
(5) "Yarny Gun fire ending"
(6) Jim S. on lead vocals

 Thanks to Steve Cruess for setlist.  He reported no bass fires.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

He Shall Be a Good Man...


If this isn't a good enough reason for Dancing Dick's Midnight Ramble II, I don't know what is.

Friday, April 13, 2012


"What is your name and affiliation to this bar?"
-Brett to "Head Bouncer", 4/12/2012

Act I: Dickhead bouncer rudely tells band to turn music down
Act II: Band turns amps to 11 and plays "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Frankenstein" in spite of dickhead bouncer
Act III: Dickhead bouncer owned off the parking lot with tail between legs after being repeatedly told "Fuck Your Ass" by fans.

Videos from Thursday night's show linked below:

Brett Calabrese and Friends

Boru's, Waterbury, CT

Brett Calabrese Acoustic
Pets* (1)
Born to Run
I'm Only Sleeping>
Better Than Before (2)
Black Hole Sun*
Go* (3)
It's the End of the World as We Know It
Cry Baby Cry*
Demon Theory> (4)
On this Day> (5)
Demon Theory
Needle and the Damage Done*
Fall too Fast*

Jake, Brett, Isaac Civitello
Lost Generation>
Let's Go To Bed (6)

The Foreskins
Down By The River*(7)
Cities (8)

Jake, Brett, Isaac Civitello
Rockin' in the Free World* (10)
I Only Have Eyes For You (11)

Show Notes
* First Time Played
(1) "Pets" (Porno for Pyros) was played out of the house music and was incomplete
(2) "Better than Before" featured a "Weigh" (Phish) tease
(3) "Go" (Pearl Jam) was unfinished
(4) "Demon Theory" featured a "Mood For a Day" (Yes) tease
(5) "On this Day" facts: Start of Civil War(1861), FDR dies in office(1945), Polio Vaccine declared safe and effective (1955), first launch of a space shuttle (1981), Bill Clinton held in contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" (1999), Births: Tiny Tim, Johnny Raper, Herbie Hancock, Ed O'Neill, David Letterman, Adam Graves, Deaths: Marilyn Chambers
(6)"Let's Go to Bed" (The Cure) featured a "Buried Alive" (Phish) tease
(7) "Down By the River" (Neil Young) featured a "Use Me" (Bill Withers) and "Holding back the Years" (Simply Red) teases
(8)"Cities" (The Talking Heads) featured a "Manteca" (Dizzy Gillespie) tease
(9) "Whale(Slow)" featured a "Manteca" (Dizzy Gillespie) tease. It was interrupted by a man who identified himself as the "head bouncer". He told the band to turn down because they were "too fucking loud".
(10) "Rockin' in the Free World" (Neil Young) was played extra loud in response to the bouncer's request. With added lyrics "There's a bald guy in the bar, it's too loud for him, he can suck my dick".
(11) Sung a cappella

This show featured the acoustic debuts of "Pets" (Porno for Pyros), "Black Hole Sun" (Soundgarden), "Go" (Pearl Jam), "Cry Baby Cry" (The Beatles), "Polly" (Nirvana), "Needle and the Damage Done" (Neil Young), "Fall too Fast" (Wood Brothers), "Patience" (Guns n' Roses), and "Rockin' in the Free World" (Neil Young). Setbreak featured performances from The George Clooney Quartet and Chris M. The "head bouncer" who requested the band turn down was eventually exited from the premises after a fan repeatedly told him "fuck your ass". No bass fires were reported at this show.