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Roadie #3

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  1. Boxer Reunion Shows

    I believe Paul just got the Melody Maker reissue about a week before the Boxer reunion show. It does look a lot like the one Eric used. However, Joan Jett who has EC's MM did not use the extra pick up that was placed near the neck. Hence the reissue model does not have the pick up as EC's did. The guitar sounded really good.
  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARB BONFANTI !! *Nov 19*

    Happy B-Day to one special person. WOW a birthday and date night all wrapped up in one day. Enjoy and see you soon. Ernie
  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL K !! * Sept 11*

    Uncle Al, Happy birthday buddy. Hope to see ya soon. Enjoy the day!!! Ernie
  4. Football league this year???

    OK, I'm ready. However, I believe that the draft order for this year should be what it was suppose to be last year before the computer glitch. Do I think I am selfish, yes, but with my showing last year I think I need some sort of advantage. After all, I haven't been busy tuning any guitars so I need something to keep me busy.
  5. Football league this year???

    Will it happen???? Ernie
  6. Eric belts one out at Alan Greene benefit...

    In addition Wally was there and played along with newest Overdub, Paul Christanson.
  7. Sorry, We're Booked!

    You think the collection of keys was cool, you should have seen the collection of towels that the road crew had from all those hotels. We never seemed to have time to do laundry and always needed towels for the shows. There are some other funny stories tied in with the towels but that would be for another time.
  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DANNY S !! *June 26*

    Happy B-Day Danny. Hope to see ya soon!
  9. Books..

    For all rock fans pick up "Joe Vitale Backstage Pass". A great book!! I am loving reading this book. From his web page; the summary: Get a Backstage Pass for all the craziness of rock ‘n roll! After years of hearing the comment, “You should write a book!†world renowned drummer Joe Vitale finally takes you backstage for a rare and intimate look behind the scenes, as told to his wife of thirty-five years, Susie Vitale. This book includes Joe’s all-time favorite stories and over a hundred pages of his personal photographs! Backstage Pass is a very personal, humorous, and nostalgic history-in-stories of on the road and in the studio spanning over forty years of his rock ‘n roll drumming career. His stories, dating right up to 2008, include experiences with legendary performers such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Carl Wilson, Rick Derringer, Van Morrison and many more. Vitale's many songwriting credentials include the classic, "Rocky Mountain Way" from "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" album by Joe Walsh and, "Pretty Maids All In A Row" from The Eagles album, "Hotel California." Vitale has two solo albums and is releasing his third, "Speaking In Drums," the summer of 2008. His son, Joe Vitale Jr.'s, album, which Joe Sr. produced called, "Dancing With Shadows" will also be simultaneously released. Joe continues to tour, record, write and produce, and has no plans for slowing down. The foreward for "Backstage Pass" is written by David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills. Read more about Joe at: www.joevitaleondrums.com
  10. 'Fly On the Wall'

    Here the set list guys and gals and I am going to bed. TONIGHT PLAY ON I'M A ROCKER COLD OUTSIDE I WANNA BE WITH YOU LET'S PRETEND OVERNIGHT SENSATION PARTY'S OVER ALL BY MYSELF SUBSTITUTE ECSTASY I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT GO ALL THE WAY ENCORE TICKET TO RIDE BABY'S IN BLACK NO REPLY I CAN'T EXPLAIN
  11. 'Fly On the Wall'

    Set list changed since the picture was taken. I am waiting for the band to run through the set and say it is a go before I crank up the old portable printer and then print set lists for the show. I think in the past I have cut down 2 or 3 trees by printing the set lists before they were set in stone. No time on Friday to do it at the show.
  12. Ovation Balladeer

    I remember tuning that guitar. I believe Wally had the same guitar.
  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MJ !! *March 8*

    Happy belated Birthday. Hope the fingers are getting stronger playing that bass. Ernie
  14. House of Blues

    Although I had left the Road Crew before the Starting Over Tour to move on to what I perceived as bigger and better things. The one thing I can say about booking schedules in the old days is they made no sense for the crew. In the old days if you were part of the crew you did everything. My job initially was to be Jim's drum tech and then Wally's guitar tech. So we would get to a show and we would all unload the truck, I would set the drums and then we would all set the PA system (yes we carried our own) and then set the stage. After that tune everything and get ready for the show. After the show tear it all down and then pack the truck. Oh yea, we were also the truck drivers. I can remember (sounds like a song title) the booking agency out of Detroit would have us in Boston on Thursday, Birmingham on Friday and Dallas on Saturday and then back to Cleveland or Chicago on Sunday. Our hotel room was the sleeper in the truck. But I would not trade the memories for the world.
  15. "EC.Com's Guide To Fine Dining"

    Being on the road for more than 35 years I have food from everywhere. In the US some traveling hints: Best Corned Beef in the US Hands Down No comparison = Slyman's in Cleveland @ 31st & St.Clair. Nothing can touch it Steaks = Frankie & Johnnie's in NYC, tested by the compleate road crew and certified. Best Ribs = Gotta be Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati Best Fajitas = Alamo Cafe in San Antonio "unbelievable" Best Chicken Fried Steak (also known as Heart Attack on a plate) = Jailhouse Cafe in San Antonio
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