November 2009

A funny thing happened on the way to the show…

Last Friday, we had that show booked at Goodfellas.  That day, Richie called and said that he’d booked a flight leaving at 5AM, and couldn’t do the show since we’d be playing till 2AM.  Uh oh! 

Well, we wouldn’t cancel a show with that short of notice (unless we were deathly ill or worse).  No matter where the venue, we wouldn’t leave our fans hanging, or the venue without a band; so we had to do some quick thinking.

Brian spoke with Richie and it appeared for a while that Richie would play drums with us till midnight… but somehow communication got confused.  Mike came and picked up the band’s house drum set (so Richie wouldn’t have to set anything up).   But then later he talked to Richie who had decided he couldn’t make it at all – so Mike didn’t bring the drum set to Goodfellas and assumed the band simply would not play – and he disappeared with the drum set in his car.

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Rock Scarlet show at Goodfellas this Friday 13th

Here’s the poster for Friday’s show… hope to see you there!   We’ve had to  cancel the Nov 21st show, so this is our only November show.  We’ll be looking for YOU.

Oh, and check out the previous post if you’re interested in Friday the13th original  tradition of good luck and love!

11-13-09

Friday the 13th – a day of luck and love

It always strikes me as odd that most of us don’t even know the origins of everyday words that we all use, much less the origins of holidays and supposedly “bad luck” numbers, items, and days.  

Most people are unaware that each day of the week is named for an ancient God or Goddess sacred to our forbearers.  (Monday is Moon Day, generally personified as a Goddess, Tuesday is Tyr’s day, the Norse God of war… etc.)   We live in a culture that is somewhat isolated in time – we celebrate some holiday traditions but most of us just skim the surface, not knowing or caring why.  Or perhaps even sillier, many people continue to believe that their favorite holy day has something to do with their favorite contemporary religions (Christmas, Easter, etc).  Despite the signs they put in their lawns, it’s simply not true.  Contemporary religions subverted and/or borrowed holy days from older beliefs. 

But back to Friday the 13th.

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