February 1st,  2006        

Things have been pretty busy lately, between teaching and gigging..
I've played lots of gigs lately with the Ron Kimble band, including shows at Uncle Woody's Party Place, Hank and Jerry's Tavern, and Glenda's Bar and Grill..  Ron has been sick with bronchitis, and so I've had to do most of the singing at these shows, and we've had lots of fun..  I hope Ron gets better soon..  I also had a chance to go be entertained Sunday night at Rafter's in Alpharetta listening to some of my friends play in a band called Mr. Moonlight.  They named the band after a Beatles song, and they also play nothing but Beatles tunes, which is just fine with me..  The band consists of Rick Hinkle, Van Temple, Tommy Vickery, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Ricky Fargo, and Wayne Mcnatt..  These guys absolutely nail the Beatles, and I can tell you, it is not an easy task..  I've always loved the Beatles, and they are pretty much the reason I am a musician (along with others)..  No other group in history had better arrangements than the Beatles..  Anyway, it sure was fun to listen to them perform some of the greatest songs by the greatest band.  I look forward to the next gig by Mr. Moonlight.
Thursday nights are still party nights at Monterrey's Mexican Restaurant on Buford Highway in Doraville..  I've been performing there for almost 2 years, and there is never a dull moment..  Home of the tastiest margaritas, best Mexican cruisine, and yours truly playing solo acoustic guitar and singing your favorite tunes..  The song list is always wide open, and lately has included John Lennon, Beatles, Eagles, America, Bread, Harry Chapin, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, Drivin' n Cryin', Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Styx, Poison, Hoobastank, and REO Speedwagon..  At any moment it can change, so start your weekend early and come on down!!  Music starts around 7:45 p.m.
MOTION will be appearing at Motorheads in Mcdonough on Friday and Saturday nights, Feb 3rd and 4th..  The boys are ready to rock, so get ready to hear tunes from Journey, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush, The Cult, Styx, Loverboy, Billy Idol, Train, and others..  We will be bringing in a big P.A., with Fernie running it, so it will sound absolutely great..  We will also be filming it for a live DVD, so come out and give us some support..  Visit www.motionrocks.com for info, pics, and song samples..  MOTION ROCKS!!
Other upcoming gigs include the League Of Decency in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre on Feb. 18th..  We will also be playing in Tampa Florida on Feb. 16th..  I will be playing with Ron Kimble a couple of weekends in February..  I will post those dates on my calendar.. 
Super Bowl weekend is upon us, and my favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, are finally back in the big dance..  They have gone thru hell to get there, and I wish them the best..  I hope you have a great Super Bowl Party (I'll be at one), and I hope to see you soon at some gigs..  Make sure to sign the guest book, and let me know you were here...  Stay tuned...


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