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Friday, January 25, 2008

Blue Band Update


The latest from Bob Dorr and the Blue Band!

Yikes! I'm feelin' so responsible for your well being! I've had a few people email wondering WHERE IS MY BLUE NOTE?? I'm flattered to hear that so many people look forward to these notes, but the pressure is killin' me! Couple this with the fact that I'm not feeling particularly witty these days and all of a sudden I've got writer's block. It must be the weather. But I digress...

Tomorrow night (Saturday) we're helping the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown try to raise funds for their operation. Their press release says:

January 26th is the ARL Fur Ball featuring the Blue Band at the Marshalltown Coliseum. Doors open at 7:00PM, Band starts at 8:00 until 11:30. We will have free hor d'ourves starting at 7 until they run out. 13th Street Inn will be providing a cash bar featuring H & F Distributing products and a variety of sodas. Tickets can be purchased at the door- $30 per person or $50 per couple. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance to speed up getting in the door, visit the ARL, Kimikie Dog Grooming, Messy Missy's or 13th Street Inn (they will be closed Saturday). All proceeds benefit the ARL of Marshalltown. We have several goals for 2008 that fundraising money will support. Two of our biggest are heartworm testing for ARL dogs and feline Luekemia testing for ARL cats. Joining us tomorrow night will help to hopefully initially get these two programs off the ground in the very near future. Hope to see you tomorrow night. Need more information? Call the ARL at 641-753-9046...

I think that says it all. Let me add that, with the aforementioned weather, please make sure your own pets/animals do not get caught in the below zero temps or the wave after wave of snow storms...

We're moving the monthly TGIF party to the first Friday of the month, at The Hub (4th & Main) here in Sparkle City. That means NEXT Friday (Feb. 1)!! (and Mar. 7 and April 4) I need to let you know that we were treated VERY well by The Reverb with the parties in Nov./Dec./Jan and just wanted to try a different location (OK, I admit that the 24 stair load-in at The Reverb might have had something to do with the location change) The Hub is hoping to add a kitchen/food to their scene, so this would be an added attraction to the 5:30-9:00 showtime, but that is NOT going to happen next week. There is also substantually more seating at The Hub...

And please make plans to join us Friday, Feb. 8 at the #1 blues club in Minneapolis-Famous Daves! Come for the bar-b-que, stay for dancing. I'm sure the weather will be balmy in the Twin Cities! (remember a few years ago when we played up there and it was so cold that they CLOSED The Ice Carnival??)...

In case you have not visited the Post-A-Note page (www.theblueband.com/chat2.cfm) a few links have been posted for pictures of New Year's Eve. It was a magic night. I love the group picture with all the Blue Alumni! Perhaps a few songs from the night will be posted soon too...

I think it was Mark Twain who said "everyone talks about the weather, but no one DOES anything about it"! Please God, send us some nice warm sunny days, you can do it!...

See ya on the sanded and salted Blue Highway, rub that washboard tie for added heat, and don't hestitate to eat more CAKE to add that extra layer of insulation from the cold! (for those of you who live out of Ioway, we set an all-time record for Thursday by bottoming out at -26 degrees) (quit that smug smile and find us a gig in your warm neighborhood!) We love you...Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

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