Saturday October 26, 2013 - Even Break Gallery
Patches & Gretchen Throw a CD Release Bash
Patches And Gretchen celebrated the release of their latest CD; “Who The Hell is Richard Manuel” at the Even Break Gallery in South Minneapolis last night and a great time was had by all. Although my life flashed before me as I was s-l-o-w-l-y inching my way up the front stairs, once I made it, everything was fine.
Now this blog will not be a review of the music since I was higher than a giraffe’s ASS and with ear plugs and all the meeting, greeting and camaraderie, I couldn’t focus solely on the band but they were grooving and everyone was enjoying it. You could tell that a lot of work went into making this evening an enjoyable experience. Good food, good wine, good music. Barry Thomas Goldberg attended and sang a couple of cover songs with the band and then Arnie Fogel joined him for a couple more. I know there were probably a lot of other people in attendance that I knew but honestly I was in a very pleasant fog. This used to be at least a weekly occurrence for me but due to crappy health it’s now a rare event and I pick them very carefully. The clincher came when I got a personal invitation from Gretchen herself, how can I pass that up?
Patches & Gretchen performed on “Live From Studio 5!” last Wednesday and you can listen to that show from anywhere on the planet just by clicking here: https://archive.org/details/174PatchesGretchen
Flickr pix of that show can be seen here: L5 Flickr
Here are some videos of that performance on our You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BLlAQG-eCA
Here are some pix of the event…..
Thank God after it was over, it was much easier going DOWN those stairs!
|Costumes were encouraged.|
|Barry Thomas Goldberg and his date.|
|Barry singing to Gretchen|
|Arnie Fogel joined Barry for a couple numbers.|
|Barry and The Thug. Wearing my H3K T-Shirt.|
|NO MORE PICTURES!|
|The Thug with Arnie Fogel. Leather was the theme for us COOL guys!|
By the way, this is my ghost writer and her daughter....