Thursday, February 26, 2009

Night of a Thousand Stars!

Greetings all! So sorry this is so late, but am recovering from a 'bout of Bronchitis.

Anyway, the stars were out this past Sunday - Penelope Cruz, Mickey Roarke, Anne Hathaway; and at Kenny's; Showtime Shon, the Reverend Colin, Rockin' Robin; and, wait, who is this masked man singing "Just What I Needed"?

Why, it's none other than our friend Ben!

While Sean Penn was giving his acceptance speech, Bran-DOHN gave us some Sinatra; Rockin' Robin sang "Sweet Home Alabama"; Marky Mark sang "Oh Boy"; and Selene sang "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" (not "Heartbreaker", like I had originally written down, lol).

And while "Slumdog Millionaire" was winning for Best Movie,

Christine rocked out "You Outta Know"; Rockstar sang "Comfortably Numb"; Colin sang "Simple Man"; and Showtime Shon sang "Come Together"!

Right before the break, Mr. & Mrs. John D., came in, to celebrate John D.'s birthday

...while we gave some cards and noshed on yummy cupcakes (thanks Mrs. D.);

Then "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" came on the jukebox, and we ALL just EXPLODED into...

"But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more

Just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles

To fall down at your door


"da da da da da

da da da da da

da da da dum da da dum da da dum da

da da da da

da da da da da

da da da dum da da dum da da dum da!!!!"

Another 'class picture'!

After the festivities, we went back and resumed the second and third set, which both ROCKED!!!! Ryan belted out "Creep"; John D. & I were inspired from the 'spontaneous karaoke' during the break, and sang "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", and he also got b'day props from the band and everyone, after he rocked out "Dream On"...

...and props from his peeps...

John D.; John A. (long time no see!); & Rockstar

The rest of the night was spent ROCKIN' OUT!!! Bran-DOHN had EVERYONE up and dancing during "I Saw Her Standing There"; I rocked out "In The End", feeling like a total rock star on stage with Randy Andy; and Ryan sang...wait for it...wait for it:

"Since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you, now I get, I get what I want
Since you been gone"

Alan even broke TWO guitar strings!

And as usual, there comes a time in the night, where I either stop taking notes, or I can't read the ones I have taken. Last Sun. night was no exception. All I can say was that it was a BLAST to rock out w/everyone, and I can't wait to do it again!

I will leave you with these pictures - I do hope to see you all tomorrow night, but it will depend on how I'm feeling. I mean, if it were up to me, I'd bring my cough drops and Robitussin DM and 'have at it', but, also just need to get better so I can tackle songs again, where I can actually use my upper register!

Joe Mitch is subbing for Kristie Lee - he rocks! Until that time...

Kristina :)

Kristie Lee in her 'sexy librarian glasses

The gang!

Colin said he was 'ready for his closeup'
(looks like someone else was not...)

Christine w/Colin, & her hot pink tights!

Kathy and 'Captain America'

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Look Ma! No notes -- again!

A lot goin' on this past Sunday at Crash Course, so, no notes to speak of. Instead, for this edition of the blog, I will include photos w/captions to highlight the evening!

Rockin' Robin; Ron. K.; Roy from Boston; Ted - hangin' out...

Go Sully!

Joe Holland - always treated like a rock star when he comes to CCK!

Selene and Mark Go Selene!

Ryan & Alan - jammin'! Ryan tore up the stage - LITERALLY, during "In The End"!

Your blogstress -- ROCKIN' OUT!!!

Charles! Great to see you again!

The Reverend, Colin!

Bran-DOHN, and his backup singers!

Showtime Shon & Natalia - rockin' out at the table

Randy Andy; Ron K. & Rockin' Robin!

See you on Sunday!

Kristina ;)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Grammy's were on, but so was CCK at Kenny's!

Showtime Shon, and your Blogstress

The evening started out with Richard, Christine, Bran-DOHN, Showtime Shon, Reverend Colin and I sitting in the same area at Kenny's, some of us eating;drinking; and choosing songs from the book, yet all in our own worlds, having our own conversations:

"What should I sing?" "Are there any cards?" "Scoot over will ya?" "Brandon could you get us some cards?" "Any requests?" "Can you pass the salt?" "Are there any new songs this week?" "What's beeping, is it me?" "Brandon, could you get us some MORE cards?"

"Can I have some fries?"
"Um, excuse me, didn't you already have some?"
"Should I sing Sabotage?"
(sound of crickets)

Anyway, Ryan started the evening with "Better Man"; Rockstar sang some Pink Floyd; Showtime Shon sang "Mr. Brightside"; and Kenny's own Walker Fee gave us some Led Zepplin!

Ryan - rockin' out...

The Reverend Colin

Bran-DOHN and fam...!
Kat sang "Stay"; Bran- DOHN belted "I Saw Her Standing There"; John D. killed with "Roxanne"; Corey Lim belted "Since U Been Gone";
and Marky Mark had the folks up and dancing with "Hound Dog"!

Joe 'Chica-chica-chicarelli's doppelganger', Edgar took the stage:
And contrary to popular belief, Marky Mark & I did not call each other before heading to Kenny's on Sun. night, to see what the other was wearing:
The 'Red Shirt' Club

Davy Monster sang "Enter Sandman"; Kathy crooned "One of Us"; and someone who's name I can't read in my notes sang "Preacher Man". Christine belted "Somebody To Love", and both she and Rockstar rocked out "Tangled Up in Blue".

Natalia, rockin' it out, yo!
Troy & Erin - newbies to Kenny's
The crowd at Kenny's!

Singing '99 Red Balloons' in honor of my red shirt!
"...I'm all alone, and standing pretty..."
(Randy Andy and Alan, tittering behind me)
"Why are you laughing at my saying 'I'm standing pretty'?
"...In this land that was the city..."

John D. & I after our Aruba conversation (Yes, I know you're going w/Mrs. D...:)

Mark West gave a rip roaring performance of "Drift Away"; a trio got up and sang "Don't Stop Believin'"; Bobby sang "All Along the Watchtower"; and Showtime Shon gave a rousing performance of "Mustang Sally", complete with going from the stage to the floor, landing on his knee caps!! OOWWWW!!

Go Alan!

Ok then, see ya next Sunday!!

Kristina ;)