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Friday, September 12, 2008

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update


Part two from Bob Dorr


OK, so where were we? Porky's. I'm gonna miss that place...

But where are we goin'? Clear Lake! I'm excited to get the chance to return to The Surf Ballroom. It's been years. We've been invited to be part of the Hobie Cat Sailing Regatta awards celebration. I'm told that people from around the world will be sailing the lake and ready to party TONIGHT (Friday) The cool thing is that the regatta is opening the doors to the Surf for this show to the public FOR FREE!! This is their posting on our chat page: Hey Blue Band Fanatics! Come to Clear Lake's Surf Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 12th for a FREE to the Public Bob Dorr & the Blue Band Concert! With the purchase of a Raffle Ticket, Donation of a Good Quality Used Winter Coat, or a Sack Full of Non-perishable food, you get admission to see the Legendary Band! Miller Lite, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, & Hobie Fleet 10 are proud to sponsor this great event. Raffle ticket proceeds go to support the Parkersburg Relief Fund, Girl Scout Camp Tanglefoot, and the Clear Lake Sailing School! Even your ticket purchase goes to a 501 (C) 3 Organization...so you could possibly deduct the ticket purchase...see your accountant on that one! We are hoping to pack the house! Doors open at 8:00 PM, band starts at 9:00 PM! Need I say more? BE THERE!! (bringing CAKE is optional)...

Saturday night we're going to FB & Co, on the bank of the Wapsipinicon River in Waubeek IA (about 20 minutes NE of Cedar Rapids) This is kind of a make-up date for the Memorial Day weekend postponement (The day the F5 tornado cut it's path of destruction across our state) and an attempt to raise some funds for FB & Co (it's literally on the bank of the Wapsi. Flood damage was everywhere) and raise some money for Tim Kula, who owns the place and suffered a stroke in the early part of the year. He's really been hit with the Double Eyed Whammy. Help us generate some $$ for him and his fabled place. It's an early evening gig, 7-10p, and will definitely happen, rain or shine (we'll go inside the bar if it rains) and we're scheduled to have the full 6 piece band with us...

I'm really tickled (!) with how this week's Backtracks rock'n'roll history radio show turned out. It's comprised of two boxes of 45 RPM records that I bought at an auction this summer for a grand total of $13! You can listen to it on your way out to Waubeek at 90.9 FM, you can listen to it anywhere on the planet at www.iowapublicradio.org the show airs 7-10pm...

And speaking of radio shows, in addition to my regular weekend shows, I'll be the host of Night Music, next Tues. and Wed. night (9/16-17, 7-10p) and the host of The Exchange (talk radio) Friday morning (9/19-10am)...

Heath had an ATV accident that resulted in X-Rays on his foot/heel/achilles tendon, which so far have been negative as far as any breaks are concerned. He also suffered a cut on his thumb that went to the bone. He insist he's ok to play the date at the Surf, but if he's sitting down, you know why. Maybe bringing CAKE would cheer him up!...

Famous Dave's in Minneapolis has undergone some management changes. Hopefully this won't interfere with our scheduled Nov. 22 date there. Minnesotans, don't hesitate to call Dave's (612) 822-9900 and let 'em know you're looking forward to our visit!...

And speaking of Fall/Winter work, WE NEED SOME! We've got LOTS (too many) of open dates starting Halloween weekend and running thru the end of the year. YIKES! Let your office party planners know about us...

I'm beat. There's more yawns than words. I gotta go. See ya on the Blue Highway (USE YER DAMN TURN SIGNALS!) keep rubbin' that washboard, pray for a Cubs/White Sox World Series and always remember we love you... Bob Dorr & The Blue Band

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