Greetings again my friends from my, I can believe school has started again who stole summer, corner of the world. I know I have brought this up before but it really became a reality when I saw the kids in uniforms making that, "SCHOOL SUCKS" walk to their designated learning facility. I guess the 45 degree temps at night is also a dead giveaway that fall is merely a block away. No matter, we shall continue on. Venturing out to be entertained! Who's with me????
Well I guess one of the positives of the upcoming fall season, besides the obvious, you know football, hot cider, football, chili season and fantasy football, is the start of the Greater Allen County Blues Society music jams at the K of C on Cable Road right behind Happy Dayz. This past Sunday was the annual picnic/election of officers/ kick off the season jam and it was awesome. If you have never been to one of the monthly music jams, you are missing some choice music. Its every month, on a Sunday, with an early start time (5 pm) and its a blast. Every month is a different host band and yes its an open jam. That means if you wanna play or sing just show up. Please check out their Facebook page for all the dates, host bands, etc..See you there..Don't worry I'll remind you..
If you are like me and its mid week and its like , "I'm bored and there is nothing to do".... wrongo Tonto... there is. Actually every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday its karaoke night at everyone's favorite excuse, Kurt & Sherry's Alibi Lounge 126 E North Street in downtown Lima. If you've always thought "Hey I can sing that" when you hear a song on the radio, here is your chance. If you'd rather just watch (hmmmm) its also Wobble Wing Wednesday. Wobble shooters only $1 and hot wings only. .. ONLY .25!!! So NOW you have something to do on Wednesdays.
What started out as a cool idea and something different to do on a weekday and literally turned into a musical phenomenon. I'm talking about the open mic night at Mulligans on High in downtown Lima that happens every Thursday night. Hosted by Kat & Geoff, its a great way to see folks you normally wouldn't hear them in an environment you normally wouldn't see them in. It could be someone who is brand new that has never played live or a local music veteran who just wants to try something different. This past week, Brian The drummer from Captain YumYum and The Destroyers( you may also know him from his "other" band Brother Believe Me)shared his talent & covered the skins for several of the players. Every week there is somebody different just "shows up". And lots of new faces in the crowd. This week should be no different. Why not join the party. No cover! !!
Don't forget The Rally In The Square is still running so stop on up this Friday and find out where the cool people go when the work week is over.
That's it for now. Don't forget we can all support the local music community, just go to something somewhere. At least that's what I think.
If ya dig it do it
If ya really dig it
Do it twice