Saturday, December 30, 2006
Playing at the Wonderbar...  
Jersey's own Uncle Floyd.

As mentioned quickly last post, Lucky and I went to see a show at Lance and Debbie's Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Opening up the holiday-themed event was a blues band called Outside the Box. Members of the band were still in high school, having played together for a few years. The audience consisted of family members including apparent grandparents, and friends with big black Xs on their hands (so they couldn't get drinks). They were pretty darn good, and adding their age as a factor... they could be a good novelty to add to this year's Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

The headliner was Uncle Floyd. And I was in U68 Heaven!!! He did a mix of schtick and mu-schtick... lots of clean "dirty jokes" (the kind your grandpop would tell) and some piano plunky stuff... he finished with "Deep in the Heart of Jersey" which Lucky and I have been known to sing in the car. Word to the wise: Don't go to the bathroom when he's performing... he'll stop until you come back! Uncle Floyd, you're not just David Bowie's hero, you're mine too!

The closer was Everlounge, a band we had seen before since the RockingCs are friends with the backup singer. They performed "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" which has gotten some airplay years ago when they were the Whirling Dirvishes.

We had gone with the RockingCs (in their 40s) and with the KSisters (in their 20s)... guess which ones were yawning first!!! Kids today... :)

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