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4/6/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-4/11/2009-Shamrocks-N. Syracuse,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Saturday 4/11/2009

SHAMROCKS 109 E. Taft Road N.Syracuse,NY 13212

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission: $5.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Here's the show recap from CAROLINE BLUE's performance @ Shamrocks in N. Syracuse,NY on Friday 4/11/09-brought to you by the letter W :) This was an interesting show. The last time we were here we had a good sized crowd thru out the night. We didn't have a huge crowd this time around. Part of that was because it was Easter weekend. A number of people that we invited out to the show said they couldn't come because of this. In addition, the most popular rock cover band from CNY (Under The Gun) was playing about 5-10 miles away- in addition to some other bands, so that affected the draw as well. It's ok-big or small draw, we still do what we do. Here's the set list for this night...

SET 1
-Hard Life
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Deny
-Scars (Papa Roach)
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Hey Man Nice Shot (Filter)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Shout at The Devil (Motley Crue)
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

SET 2
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Dead or Alive
-Far Away From Home
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)

ENCORE
Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-This was a mixed show for me. We started off pretty good. Then we got a request to do "Ace of Spades" from the crowd ("Already??-HA!) . So we're doing that and, at one point, I dropped down to 1 knee. Well, in doing that, the headstock of the guitar hit me right in the head! In addition to that, the guitar went out of tune-and would go out of tune at various times thru out the rest of the 1st set. This was really evident on "Enter Sandman" where the tuning changed from being a touch out of tune to being like at least 1 1/2 steps out-if not more-UGH! There's not much you can do when you're in the middle of the song but soldier on.

-Then, at the start of the 2nd set, I forgot to raise the volume up on the 1st note-thankfully it was just a holding chord. It wasn't long, though, before we got our groove back and really put a great finish-hence why, I believe, we got the encore.

-Sound was much better this time around than last time. It also helped that my new Fender Metalhead amp was here. Last time, w/ the Carvin, my sound was buried and thin. This time it cut right thru and was thick. I believe the overall improvement in sound also helped us deliver a better performance.

-We want to than everyone @ Shamrocks for having us there & being great to us. (Steve-I still say there's a box in the back that has all your 80's hair in it-HA!). We also want to give thanks to all the great people who came out to see us & to those who helped us out w/ stuff. We'll be back here in July.

-It's a week off the road for us & then back to Ogdensburg!

3/31/09-FREE (21+) CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-4/3/09-The Lost Horizon-Syracuse,NY

FREE (21+) CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Friday 4/3/2009

THE LOST HORIZON 5863 Thompson Road Syracuse,NY 13214

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Other Bands TBA.

$2.00 Molsons all night long!

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission: FREE (21+)/$5.00 (18-21)

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! (and bring some friends!)

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-Hi Everyone-time for another CAROLINE BLUE show recap! This time we were back @ The Lost Horizon in Syracuse,NY on Friday 4/3/09. Before we get to the show, let me just do a lead up to this night....

-We booked this show back in 2/21/09 right after our show here with Silent Fury. I was contacted 4 days before the show & informed that there were still no other bands on the bill. Usually there are 3-4 bands on any night @ The Lost. Admission would be dropped to FREE in order to try to help w/ the draw (meaning we wouldn't get paid) and I was asked to see if I could get some other bands on the bill. I did look around, but very few bands would play for free on such short notice-and the few that might wouldn't do it because they're be hardly any time for them to promote it (newspaper deadlines had already been hit & I don't believe there was anything radio wise). So we were on our own-and we went forward on....as I said right when we started to the crowd of people that did show up "We who are about to die salute you." :) It didn't matter how many people were there though-we still give it our all...

-We played from 10:15 till 1:00 this night. Here's the setlist...

-Hard Life
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Nothing Will satisfy You
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Shout at The Devil (Motley Crue)
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Fish Heads (excerpt)
-Mine, Mine,Mine
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Stay
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Deny
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Dead or Alive
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Pain
-Out of My Life (I Want You)

-Overall, I think we did fair. Not as good as the last show. We did get more energized as time went on. I'm watching the video as I type this and this show wasn't as tight as the last one. I have to say that whenever we play the Horizon we should change our name to "Caroline Red" cause steady red light is pretty much all we get onstage. :) Monitors were intially good, but quickly all I could hear in the monitor-for the most part-was bass. Course, I'm slowly going deaf so... :) I was told by several people in the crowd that my vocal was buried in the mix much of the time. At least I could hear my guitar better due to my new Fender Metalhead amp-and gain wasn't a problem at all.

-It was kind of a crazy night though. Me & Doc did a little tribute to the 80's by singing ,acappella, part of the song "Fish Heads"-our 1st & last time doing so (HA!). Unless it gets requested of course....

-On behalf of Doc & Joe, we wish to thank the following: The Horizon for having us here to play, Jo for bring a bunch of people here to see us, Gretchen & Daisy for traveling for many, many miles just to see us and everybody who was here to check us out (Greg, The Smite Guys, Anne, Melanie, Leeanna, Dave, Michael, Joell & all the rest...). We really appreciate it and hope you had a good time. We also hope to see you at another show.

Next stop-Shamrocks!

3/21/09-A glipse of a not so typical CAROLINE BLUE Rehearsal (3/18/09)

-Here's a little glimpse of what happens at a CAROLINE BLUE rehearsal (Wed. 3/18/09)....and one thing that normally DOESN'T happen :)

-On the weekdays the band usually practice at night. Doc & Joe (along with Art-the guy the band rents the room from) are the 1st to arrive. WWJ is always the last to arrive-mainly cause he's coming out of where he works and the distance involved. On Wednesday nights the band usually goes over songs that have been added to their set list & any "problem" songs. Then-if they have a show that weekend, they load up all their gear into Doc's van. CB's practices are-for the most part-closed rehearsals so more work can get done. This doesn't mean that they don't have a good time though. There are quite alot of jokes being made-usually at Drummer Joe Boyle's expense :). And what happened on this particular rehearsal will not help :)

-On this night, the guys were going over the set list for their show at Boneshakers Tavern in Ogdensburg,NY on 3/21/09. Basically working on the pacing of the show and tightening things up. Things were sounding great....until.....

-The band had just launched into the song "Slave to the Hourglass" when suddenly-and loudly-everyone heard over the PA.... "STOP!!!!....I have to go out and stretch for a moment!" Now, before we continue, we have to set this up. Joe is a great guy , but he seems to have this habit of injuring himself on his drums. It's not uncommon-for example-to hear an "OW!" and find out that Joe accidently hit himself in the head with one of his sticks.Or that his hand hit a cymbal or something. It's all part of his playing style-the caveman within him :).

-This night took things to a whole different level. What was initially a cause of concern quickly turned into a horde of laughter. (after making sure Joe was ok of course). What Joe had done was hold one of his sticks a little higher up than normal-resulting in part of the stick going below his hand. When he came down to hit the snare-and because he was sitting so close to the snare-the exposed part of the stick slammed him right in the balls! That's gotta hurt! So Joe had a quick choice to make-continue playing the song and take the pain or stop immediately. Any guy reading this knows that pain in that area can be pretty intense and the Joe quickly chose the later.

-Course, after making sure he was ok, Joe was ragged on alot since he'd taken his self-mutilation on the drums to a whole different level. But don't think the band was being uncaring. In fact, because of this, the band will soon be opening up a new fund for Joe. This will be the Joe Boyle Testicular Recovery Fund. All donations will be most appreciated & accepted. Testicle donations will also be accepted but subject to approval by Mr. Boyle

CAROLINE BLUE Show-3/21/2009-Boneshakers Tavern-Ogdensburg,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Saturday 3/21/2009

BONESHAKER'S TAVERN 110 Lake Street Street Ogdensburg,NY 13669

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Opening for Cain.

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission $5.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Sorry for the delay in writing this. I had to work some OT and then try to get everything caught up. But enough of that....

-Last Saturday CAROLINE BLUE travelled to Boneshakers Tavern in Ogdensburg,NY. For those of you who don't know, Ogdensburg is about 25 miles away from the Canadian border. When you say "Upstate NY", you don't get too much more upstate than Ogdensburg. We all met at Joe's place in Utica and left around 2:45. It was a nice sunny day-a nice switch from the times we travelled to Connecticut & Oswego in the snow! It was a pretty easy ride for the most part. Typically, me & Andy make jokes from time to time at Joe's expense-especially this time considering what happened last Wednesday at practice (if you didn't read about it in the Blog entry-"a not-so typical CAROLINE BLUE practice", go read it now and then come back. We can wait...:)

-As we were leaving Watertown, Andy spotted a Cracker Barrel resturant and we had to stop over there to see if Andy's claims of their great food were true. Speaking just for me-it was damm good. We received a pleasent surprise when our waitress, Jessica, asked if she could take a group pic of us. We said sure and posed for the pic-in the middle of a crowded resturant. Not a problem for us. Joe got a pic of her w/ me & Andy and you can see it along with the rest of the pics from this day.
Andy says she wanted me, but he says that in regards to half the women we run into :)

-So we arrive in Ogdensburg and proceed to get lost! Our directions were a little messed up. We back tracked to a gas station and, as luck would have it, Jason from 101.5 The Fox (radio) was there and he led us to the bar. The Fox was going to be there this night and do a short interview w/ us before we hit the stage. We get to the bar and start unloading the gear. Cain-the main band-was already there and we were using their sound system. They're a bunch of great guys and were great to us in everyway. Then we met Greg-the owner of Boneshakers-who treated us great as well. This bar is fairly new and it looked great. Nice layout and a good stage area. We got our gear set up and relaxed a little before show time.

-A few things before we go further. One, I was coughing at various times like crazy. Andy was even a little concerned for me. It turns out that as long as I avoided the cold-the temp. outside was cold & windy-I was ok. I was a little concerned myself-but I was confident I'd be ok by show time.

-This night was the debut of my new amp head-a Fender MH-50 Metalhead. Andy has one of these and turned me on to them. When I 1st heard it I said "This is a great tube amp". Turns out it's actually solid state-and 550 watts! It has a ton of gain on it-something my Carvin head lacked. I didn't have the time to test it out so Andy put his settings on it and loaned me his effect pedal for it. In hindsight, I'll have to tweak the settings at a later date, but so far so good....

-While we were getting our gear set up, we also met the lovely 101.5 Fox girls! The radio station brought them and asked if they could have some pics of us w/ them. Not a problem! I talked with several of the girls before we went on and they were all really nice, great people.

-We also had Mike (Scruffy) from 4th Coast Entertainment Magazine there-he was the one who contacted me about the show. He also took alot of pics of us performing this night. He's a great guy and was very helpful. I asked him how many people were here-cause it seemed like quite alot. He told me at least 300. Mike also told me that we were booked on the basis of our originals and that this bar was original oriented-and it was true. Having said that, it also didn't hurt that we had cover songs and, in fact, we were also asked by Greg to extend our time slot and play some of them. No problem from us-we're adaptable.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-We went outside and did a short promo/interview with 101.5 The Fox and then got ready to hit the stage! We went on around 9:45 and played ubtil 11:30. We had a great crowd response from both the covers and originals. On the covers front, "Enter Sandman" & "Bad Girlfriend" got the biggest response-although a few of the other ones were close too. With the originals, it was "Love Me or Leave Me"-which we also played at soundcheck. Both times we had a number of women up front dancing away to it. On "Mine,Mine,Mine" we had a few ladies get behind the cage and start grinding (there was a cage area to the side (see pics). Btw-here's the set list we did this evening...

-Detroit Rock City (KISS)

-I've Seen the Light Tonight

-Hard Life

-Inside

-Too Late

-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)

-The Queen of Pleasure

-Won't Be Home Tonight

-FarAway From Home

-Voodoo (Godsmack)

-Nothing Will Satisfy You

-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

-Sober (Tool)

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)

-Stay

-Dead or Alive

-Deny

-Mine,Mine,Mine

-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)

-Love Me or Leave Me

-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)

-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-The sound/lights were great and we did pretty good. There were some errors here & there and I messed up a few times pitchwise, but overall I think we did a great job and it's definately one of the top shows that CAROLINE BLUE has played to date. We filled up 2 pages of our mailing list sheets, ran out of power from the camera (cause too many shots were taken),and I ran out of business cards. We almost ran out of the samplers we brought too. We even sold some CDs and signed some autographs! A most enjoyable night for us.

-Cain went on after us.We could only stay for alittle while, but they did a great job. A band to watch out for. I forgot to mention that their singer, Larry, got up on stage w/ us during "Enter Sandman" and did some singing.
Greg, the owner, said we did great and not only booked us another gig on the spot, but also doubled our pay for this night.So overall, this was a very successful night for the band.

-It's too bad we couldn't have stayed over this night, but we had to hit the road. It was around 3 hours to get back to Utica. Course, right when we left my left foot cramped up so we had to stop at a gas staion. Then Joe started one of his many "release" trips. He got some "liquid food" at the station and we stopped a number of times cause he'd go (in his caveman voice) "PISS!" and we'd have to go off the road so he could do his deed (HA!). Actually, it wasn't that many times. It was snowing alittle bit as well.
I'm glad Andy was driving cause I nodded off several times thruout the ride.We arrived in Utica and went to a Denny's to eat-this is around 5 AM. After a quick breakfast -in which Andy declared me & Joe "sissies" (ask Andy why-HA!), we went to Joe's place to crash. We arrived and we were talking for alittle bit, but I basically fell asleep really fast & hard once I was sitting on Joe's couch. I was up 4-5 hours later and, an hour or so after I got home an dunloaded my gear, I was off to work for some OT.
No rest for the wicked right?

-For all of us at CAROLINE BLUE, we want to thank the following....Mike from 4th Coast-thank you so much for getting us this show-looking forward to more stuff w/ you in the future....Greg and the staff @ Boneshakers-you guys are great and it was a pleasure playing there. Looking forward to coming back in July and more! Larry, Jason & all the Fox Girls from 101.5 The Fox-thank you all so very much-you helped make this night very enjoyable-even though after posing for pics w/ the girls, we all hard a hard time walking for awhile (HA!).
And most of all, thanks to all the people who were there and made 3 guys in leather from CNY very welcomed in your place.We hope to see you all the next time we're at Boneshakers-and please bring a friend!

-We have the next week off show wise, but we'll be back soon. Feel free to leave us your comments/thoughts/kudoes here. We'd love to hear from you.
Thanks

3/9/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-3/13/2009-Dominick's in Oswego,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Friday 3/13/2009

DOMINICK'S 234 East Albany Street Oswego,NY 13126

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission FREE

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-Last night we were in Oswego, NY playing at Dominicks. This was the 1st time CB had been here. I was here 2 months ago when I subbed in on bass for a band called White Noise. I had to work a full day and arrived later than I would've liked. I usually take 1/2 days off for Friday shows cause otherwise you're rushing around and going into a 4 hour show like that isn't fun under those conditions. Last week's show was the worse in that regard so far. Tonight was a lot better for me. Here's our set list...

SET 1

-Detroit Rock City (KISS)

-I've Seen the Light Tonight

-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

-Hard Life

-Love Me or Leave Me

-You've Got Another Thing Comin (Judas Priest)

-For Whom The Bells Tolls (Metallica)

-Deny

-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)

-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-Mine,Mine,Mine

-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)

-Cold Gin (KISS)

-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)

-Dead or Alive

-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)

-Stay

-N.I.B.
(Black Sabbath)

-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)

SET 2

-Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue)

-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

-Nothing Will Satisfy You

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)

-Sober (Tool)

-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)

-Out of My Life (I Want You)

-Bulls on Rarade (Rage Against The Machine)

-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

-Hey Man Nice Shot (Filter)

-Pain

-Normally we mix up the classic stuff, our originals and the modern stuff so it doesn't stay in one area for too long. However, a number of people told me that this bar was more classic oriented hence why the set list looks the way it does. In hindsight, we should've stuck to what we originally do-but that's why hindsight is always 20/20....

-Like I mentioned before, personally I felt I did better performance wise this time-and the video playback bore that out. I did have a few embarrassing moments. During "N.I.B." I think I got maybe 1 verse right-YUCK!. And before "Out of My Life", I forgot to tune back up (despite Doc yelling at me to do so several times) so I had to transpose the song on the fly.
Always a lot of fun (sarcasm mode off) :)

-Joe injured himself early in the show. He did something to his hand. He's the most self-mutilating drummer CB's ever had (HA!). Now we have to get him some golfing gloves.... :)

-Unfortunately, we had a big feedback problem this night. No one could seem to isolate where it was coming from so we had to just deal with it on & off the whole night. Sometimes it was bearable. Sometimes it wasn't-but those things happen.

-I think we did ok. Alot of people were here watching the SU game and the place started to clear out after it was over. As "Bear" told me though, that happened at the bar he was at earlier too so...

-We want to thank everyone at Dominicks for having us there and Art & John for sound/lights. We also want to thank everyone who came out to check us out. Saw some familiar faces & made some new friends.

Next stop-CB heads up North....way up North :)

-Btw-if you haven't already, check out the pics from the show. Some of the settings were off on the camera and, as a result, we got some really freaky pics .
Enjoy!

3/2/09- CAROLINE BLUE Show-3/6/2009-Schultzies-Phoenix,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Friday 3/6/2009

SCHULTZIES 219 County Rt. 57 Phoenix,NY 13135

Special Guests-Defect

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM-Admission $5.00

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hiya people!

-Last night CAROLINE BLUE performed at Schultzies in Phoenix,NY w/ Special Guests Defect. It was an interesting night in part cause-until we got there-we had no idea who was doing lights/sound. We arrived and got everything set up. Defect when on a little after 10. I believe-on their 2nd song-a fuse blew and they suddenly had no lights! I went to my car, grabbed a flashlight and was actually their only source of light for a song. They were troopers though-they kept playing in the darkness. They did a good job.

-Then it was our turn. Here's our set list for the night...

-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)

-Love Me or Leave Me

-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)

-Deny

-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

-Scars (Papa Roach)

-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

-Sober (Tool)

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)

-Nothing Will Satisfy You

-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)

-Detroit Rock City (KISS)

-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)

-Slave to the Hourglass

-Voodoo (Godsmack)

-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)

-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)

-Stay

-Wicked Game (Chris Issak/HIM)

-Mine,Mine,Mine

-N.I.B.

-Hey Man Nice Shot (Filter)

-Out of My Life (I Want You)

-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)

-Pain

-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)

-Overall things went ok this night. The lights didn't blow :) Mike-from Cutter Productions-did a good job with the sound & lights for us. Some of the songs were a little rough, but that happens at times. One of the batteries in one of my pedals gave out in the middle of N.I.B. and I had to unplug/ plug in the middle of the song. Also-on me-I had some pitch problems (vocally) on a few songs. We did introduce a few new covers and I have to say that "Sober" came out very well.

-In addition, I found myself moving more than I have in the last couple shows-and, at the same time-having more fun in doing so. Maybe I was becoming a little self-conscious at times in the past and/or listening to certain people close to me telling me to "tone it down." I'm just gonna do what I do. You like it-cool. If not-oh well.....

-The turnout wasn't huge, but we did have more than the last time we were here-as long as we can do that consistantly we're doing something right. I want to give thanks to Schultzies for having us here & Defect for opening for us. Thanks too for Cutter Productions for lights/sound. And, of course, thanks to all the people who came out to check us out.

Next stop-Dominicks in Oswego, NY on 3/13!

2/23/09-CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-2/27/09-Shamrocks-N. Syracuse,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-Friday 2/27/2009

SHAMROCKS 109 East Taft Road North Syracuse, New York 13212

CAROLINE BLUE All Night! Featuring the one & only Steve Biglin behind the bar!

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Dokken, Motley Crue, Rage Against The Machine, Theory of a Deadman & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-Here we are with another show recap! This time CAROLINE BLUE was playing at Shamrocks in N. Syracuse,NY for the very 1st time. This place has been open for less than a year and already has quite a buzz going about it in the scene. 1st off, here's what we played that night....

SET 1

-Enetr Sandman (Metallica)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine)
-Hard Life
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Judas Priest)
-For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-N.I.B.
(Black Sabbath)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Deny
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)

SET 2

-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Scars (Papa Roach)
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-Pain
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Dead or Alive
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Man in the Box (by request) (Alice in Chains)
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Ace of Spades (by request) (Motorhead)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-Stay
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Get the Fuck Out (Skid Row)

-We had a good sized crowd in here and a good chunk of them stayed till around 1 or so. We started around 10 and ended at 1:30. For me, this was a very long day cause I'd been up since 6 AM due to my normal job-and we got hit really hard there this day-so I was already tired by the time I arrived at the show. I was also alittle late due to work, but the other guys already had my gear there. I got all things I had to do set up and then we went up and started playing.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-The 1st set, for me, wasn't the best. Between setting up stuff and talking to people, I didn't really have a chance to sit down and "unwind" alittle before hitting the stage. I can always tell when I'm fatigued on stage cause it's harder for me to hear myself and hit notes vocally. In fact, I took one song off the list cause I didn't feel it I could hit the notes given my current condition. But you make due and we got thru it. I know I was tired cause I didn't realize until 6 songs in that the camcorder wasn't on-and we can't play unless we're being filmed (HA!). I also have to start writing into my setlist when I have to change back into our regular tuning. Starting a song-that's written in Eb tuning-while your low E string is tuned down to Db-is not good :).

-Doc brought in some new button designs he made this night.
These buttons are only available at our shows and I'm pretty sure they're bound to offend somebody! :) Come to a show & check them out if you get the chance. We have our CD samplers at every show and we only had 2-3 left after this night-awesome!

-After a break, we started our 2nd set and I feel overall it went much better-at least with me. We had a bunch of people here that wanted some heavier stuff so we hit them with it! As you can see by the setlist, we also received some requests to repeat certain songs-so we did. If a song is requested and we know it, we'll do it. If we don't know the song-we'll butcher it (HA!).One thing that was kinda funny-this one girl left cause she wanted us to play an 80's tune that wasn't cheesy-but she said as she was leaving that we should've played a Poison tune earlier on :).
We offered to play the one Poison tune we do know, but I guess we were too late :(

-I love the stage in here-lots of room & elevated. It actually reminds me alot of the stage at a bar named Murphy's that we used to play in downtown Syracuse back in 2005. I think we should invest in a few trees & cans just for front lighting. Nothing that's flashing-just a steady white light. That's what happens when you get older :) The room was alittle dry, soundwise,as well-but that might be my fatigue talking. The crowd here was great and we had some wild people with us here this night.

-Overall, I think we did good-albeit a slow start. We're gonna be back here on 4/11 and I know I'll do better cause it's on a Saturday :) We want to thank everyone at the Shamrocks organization for having us here-you guys are great & treated us great. We also want to thank everyone who came out to check us out this night-we deeply appreciate it and we hope to see you all at future shows.
If so, please bring a friend!

Next stop-Schultzies in Phoenix- Friday 3/6-CB from 10-2!

WAYNE

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-2/21/09-The Lost Horizon-Syracuse,NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW-SATURDAY 2/21/2009

THE LOST HORIZON 5863 Thompson Road Syracuse, New York 13039

With Silent Fury & possibly 1 more band TBA

FREE SAMPLER CDS & BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ATTEND (While Supplies Last)

Doors open @ 9:00 PM

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own original material as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Skid Row, & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Hey, at least I'm back the next day for this right? :) Last night, CAROLINE BLUE played at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse,NY. This was basically a very short notice gig, in that we were notified about this only last week and really didn't get the final band line up until a few days before the show. Originally, we thought this was going to happen Friday but it was booked for Saturday. Good thing too cause the weather was horrible in CNY on Friday-I felt bad for all the bands that had to play out in that snow storm that night....

-So there were only 2 bands-us & Silent Fury. Both bands arrived around 8 and set up gear. Silent Fury has former CB drummer Josh Dean in their ranks. He's doing well & we wish him & his band continued success. They went on around 10:30-10:45 I believe and did a combo of covers & originals. They're a 3 piece like us and did a good job. Maybe we can do some more team ups in the future....

-Around midnight we hit the stage. Here's the set list for the evening...

-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)

-Things started off on a good note *sacasm mode off* when Joe had problems w/ his mic stand-before we even hit the 1st note. Overall, I think we did good. The band is getting tighter. You may notice that, in the pics of the show, we're back to wearing the leather and that will basically be the way it will be from now on. At one point in the show, some radio station came blasting thru the front end speakers. We also took a bunch of group pics in the backstage area. The Lost has such a great history and great backgrounds to take pics/videos at.

-We actually had planned another hour's worth of songs to play, but the turnout wasn't huge and-when that happens at The Lost, they stop the bands at 1 AM. Wish I'd known about that before we hit the stage but that's ok. We're adaptable. We had a good time playing here. I personally love playing on that stage and have felt that way ever since I played on it w/ my first band back in...oops, we're out of time already? (HA!)

-We want to give a big thanks to Bryan & Greg for having us there-looking forward to being back again in April. Thanks to Silent Fury for playing with us. And most of all-thanks to all the great people who came out tonight to support us. It's so deeply appreciated.

Next show-Friday 2/27 at Shamrocks in North Syracuse,NY. CAROLINE BLUE from 10-2.
We hope to see you there!

2/14/09-CAROLINE BLUE Song on Valentine's Day Complation CD

-CAROLINE BLUE is one of several artists featured on a special Valentine's Day Tribute compilation (digital) CD for U.S. Troops stationed overseas. The compilation is put together by Music for Troops and their website can be seen by clicking HERE The song by CAROLINE BLUE that is featured on this compilation is "I've Seen The Light Tonight."

http://www.musicfortroops.com/

2/13/09-Happy Birthday WWJ!

On this day, a little WWJ entered the world. The 1st words spoken to him were ("Hey-are you Indian?") Wish the big guy a Happy Birthday on his My Space page at http://www.myspace.com/waynewjohnson