MIKE RANDLE BLOG
OUR WAY, YES OUR WAY (making our dreams come true)
Anyone who ever loved Laverne & Shirley like me, knows that awesome
theme song. Well, this is how we felt during our show tonight. We had
(as I predicted) a small audience. And if ever there was a time when
size didn't matter, tonight was certainly it.
As it was going to be quite an "intimate" evening, we decided to pass a
list of songs to the people in the audience. We proceeded to play the
request but only after each audience member would introduce themselves.
By the evening's end we were all pals!
This Milwaukee crowd was 100% fantastic and I can only imagine how much
fun Sky Saxon would have had, as well as the EPs. Sky would have loved
this audience and I just know my brother in music would certainly
approved of these fine folks. BTW, This may have been the warmest Love
fans I've met outside of the UK. There was even a Welsh bloke who'd
seen us in Breckham, Wales, who also lived in Wisconsin.
On our way to the show we got news that our super gal in Toronto,
Michelle, had arranged for ticket giveaways with a local radio station
(5 sets of tix won by answering Love trivia, answers courtesy of Johnny
Echols) and for 4 hours they were playing the tunes and pushing the
Lee's Palace show Friday.
Tina in the UK has been adding more folks to our Facebook page and I
think she'd be happy to know that OLD MAN came to the NYC show! It was
a real treat to see him and his family...its always a treat but a
million thanks, Old Man!
Up front at tonight's show was a very nice gal, Patricia, who says she
reads the Diaries/blogs all the time. She and her pal were sitting
right up front and they enjoyed the show and afterwards bought shirts
and CDs. We made tonight really special by involving everyone and we
also busted out THE RED TELEPHONE, which had Probyn singing backing vox
with me, while he juggled Harpsichord and Trumpet, bless him.
We did a kick ass version of Revelation, which has solo trade offs of
johnny and Probyn (trumpet). It was a super fun night and we want to
thank EVERYONE that came out and also thank John, Dave and Peter at
Shank Hall for having us. And especially the city of Milwaukee that has
wrapped its arms around us.
Tomorrow is Chicago's Double Door Bar and many people tonight told us
they were going to make the 75 mile drive tomorrow night. Roll on,
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