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1/18/2010-CAROLINE BLUE Under New Management

January 18,2010 CAROLINE BLUE now being managed by The GIO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INT.

"GIO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INT." NEW offices in South America and Germany.

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CAROLINE BLUE Show-12/31/09-Hotel Adams-Adams, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Thursday 12/31/09

NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW!

HOTEL ADAMS 4 West Church Street Adams, New York 13605

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

Admission-FREE

Show starts @ 10:00 PM w/ Special Guests Skitzo Panic

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

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CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-Here's the recap for the wild time we had @ Hotel Adams in Adams,NY on Thursday-New Year's Eve Eve-12/31/09. It was snowing off & on thruout the day. We got all loaded off & took off by around 3 or so. As usual, I fell asleep for most of the trip up there. Course, around this time it gets darker sooner so....

-We arrived at Hotel Adams and settled in as normal-usually w/ dinner before getting the gear unloaded. It was easier/quicker this time because we had the opening band, Skitzo Panic (AKA Sunday Asylum) helping us out. Then we basically hung out till show time.Doing equipment checks, talking to people, taking pics, making fun of Joe-the usual :) Joe did get 4 (that I heard) comments of "Is that a girl?" because of the coat he was wearing (see pics) plus we had a little fun in regards to a cymbal that he left behind our last show there. Usually, if Joe breaks a cymbal at a show, we all autograph it and leave it at the bar. well, the last time, Joe only wanted his signature on the cymbal. Me & Doc didn't really care, but it did get our soundguy a lot of ammo to use per say-look at the pics to see what happened :) It was with erasable ink and just done in good fun-although Joe did initially get pretty bent out of shape about it. But you have to slay the "monster" when it's small right? ;)

-This was Skitzo Panic's 1st show and, even though they practice just down the hall from where we rehearse,this was my 1st time seeing & hearing them. They did a great job-and they played all originals. They even got their own show out of it-which was great. Just be careful if you're at one of their shows or you might get slammed into by Tony :) Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/skitzopanic

-Then we went on. Since we had an opener & this was New Year's Eve, the plan was to play till we got to the countdown, and then continue playing till 2-there was no all night license this night. We had a good sized crowd here and had some pretty wild moments. Here's the set list...

-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU
-ROB ZOMBIE-LIVING DEAD GIRL
-COLLECTIVE SOUL-WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS
-TOOL-SOBER
-THEORY OF A DEADMAN-BAD GIRLFRIEND
-DEAD OR ALIVE
-DENY
-ALICE IN CHAINS-MAN IN THE BOX
-JUDAS PRIEST-LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT
-METALLICA-SEEK & DESTROY
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HAPPY 2010!!!!!
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-KISS-ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
-METALLICA-ENTER SANDMAN
-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-PUDDLE OF MUDD-SHE HATES ME
-GODSMACK-VOODOO
-KISS-DETROIT ROCK CITY
-AC/DC-DIRTY DEEDS
-PAIN
-MOTORHEAD-ACE OF SPADES
-ALICE IN CHAINS-CHECK MY BRAIN
-BLACK SABBATH-N.I.B
-STAY
-NINE INCH NAILS-HEAD LIKE A HOLE
-SLAVE TO THE HOURGLASS
-MINE, MINE, MINE
-METALLICA-FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
-NICKELBACK-HOW YOU REMIND ME (WWJ Solo Acoustic)
-AC/DC-T.N.T.
-JET-COLD HEART BITCH
-KISS-COLD GIN
-SEETHER-REMEDY
-GODSMACK-WHISKY HANGOVER

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 5 years ago)

-I might of said this during a past show recap @ Adams, but the crowd here generally likes the heavier stuff. We had people coming up stage just to shake our hand and/or gives kisses and or just to yell something that resembles the English language (HA!).. We had a few people who had a little too much to drink and fall on the floor right in front of us. This one girl was really toasted and bumped into this one big guy. She then grabbed my mic, turned to him and said "Did you just say "Move over Bitch!"? " -and several more times. Her friends had to come drag her off the stage-after she fell on the ground of course. Hope she's OK.

-Then we had this one guy who kept lifting up his shirt to show off his pieced nipples.Luckily, he was mostly in front of Doc :) During a few songs he also did this dance that was similar to what happens if someone dropped a hot coal down your pants (not that I've ever had that happen but....). He was a riot & I'm glad he had a good time.

-At the beginning of the show, I asked the crowd if they had a sucky 2009-and the whole bar yelled out! I then asked who had a good 2009 and the bar was dead quiet. Wow. admittedly, my 2009 wasn't any worse than any other average year, but I do wish everyone a better 2010.

-Overall I think we did a good job. There were some rough spots at times, but i think we did good. My monitor wasn't the best, but we didn't soundcheck so you make due you know. Looking at the list, you might wonder why I did a Nickleback song acoustically by myself. After the Metallica song, Doc told me that he & Joe had to take a break. Not wanting to break the momentum, I told them to go ahead and I'd stay onstage and do the song I did-which went over pretty good! Kind of a deja vu moment from when i had to do a solo acoustic performance at a scheduled CAROLINE BLUE in July 2008. Could be an inteesting side gig :)

-Course, with no break meant that I played 3 hours straight-which I'd never done before. The last 1/2 hour or so I was starting to strain vocally so when 2 AM hit, I was pretty spent. On top of that, I was out talking to some people after we were done and I turned to go towards the stage and I hit my head right on the light truss that, although lowered, hadn't been removed yet. Steel on bone does not feel good-OUCH! We also brought in some new covers and 2 out of 3 came out good. The 3rd one needs more work-or needs to be dropped. That's the Jet tune BTW.

-We received some very nice compliments from people after the show and we are very thankful for that. We got everything together and headed back to the practice room to unload. We did stop at a Nice & Easy to get gas and, more importantly (to me at least) SUBS! I could live on those. Course, right when we got on the road again I fell fast asleep till we hit the room. Although only half the people were available to help unload, we still got stuff done quick. Then it was time to head home. I'm always a little leary about driving at night on New Year's Eve because of the drunk drivers on the road. Although the road & weather was clear, if i took my normal route home they were almost all 2 lane streets so, even though it took longer, I took the thruway home and arrived at 7 A.M. where-after I got my gear inside, I did a quick status update on FB/My Space/Twitter and fell fast asleep. Aching, sore & exhausted-but alive & looking forward to a great 2010!

-From all of us at CAROLINE BLUE, I'd like to thank Keith & the whole Hotel Adams organization for having us this night. Looking forward to being back on 2/13-which happens to be my birthday. Also thanks to Art & Johnny for doing a good job & for Skitzo Panic for kicking big baby booty (and I'm talking about Jimmy's-HA!). Most of all, we want to thank everyone who was here this night for joining us in welcoming the new year. Hope t see you all again at future shows!

-Looking forward to a lot of great things in store for CAROLINE BLUE in 2010!

WWJ

CAROLINE BLUE Show-12/15/2009-Fort Drum, NY

CAROLINE BLUE Show-12/15/09-Family Night-Fort Drum, NY Current mood: busy Category: Music 12/15/2009 1:00 PM at Fort Drum 10000 10th Mountain Division Drive, Fort Drum, New York 13602

CAROLINE BLUE will one of several acts performing at Family Night at Fort Drum, NY on Tuesday December 15, 2009. CAROLINE BLUE goes on at 4 PM. For more info visit http://carolineblue.com/

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-And so begins another show recap-this time we see CAROLINE BLUE playing at the Fort Drum Inn in Fort Drum, NY 12/15/09-a Tuesday no less! Last year we received notifications about last year's event but, for some reason that I can't remember, things fell thru. We were contacted again back in September I believe for this year's event and I said we were available, but then didn't hear anything back till about 2-3 weeks ago. Then came the issue of finding sound for the show, but Lt. Rau was able to get that so things were all set & ready to go!

-After being at work very early, I got out before noon, met the guys & then we left for Ft. Drum. This was the 1st time I ever had to wear the leather pants plus shirt underneath my normal work clothes-inspiring my close friend Mike Merrifield to give me the nickname "Leather Lad" (HA!).The trip up was pretty quick-course, we had to stop while Doc went thru his "big adventure" (see pics for details-HA!).

-As we approach the gate, we have one of those "Classic Joe" moments. Now, anyone who knows Joe knows that he doesn't have Drivers ID (What-Joe drive? Perish the thought!)-but he does have an Identification card. of course, 2 cars before we reach the gate Joe announces that his Id card expired back in 1998 (!!!)-not just a year or 2 mind you-but 1998! And he just noticed this now??? The MP said "2 out of 3 ain't too bad" and was nice enough to let us thru. We then realize that all the street names have been changed so we quickly get lost! We eventually found our way to where we were suppose to be.

-We unloaded the gear & got all set up. Turns out the guy running sound has done so for us in the past-Mike (Lefty) of Deline Productions. He ran sound for the band back when we played @ Crossroads in Black River in 2005. Good to see him again. Everything was set up quickly and then we waited to get onstage.

-There were 2 comedians before us, one after us and a Bluegrass Band-an interesting mix. We originally had 1 hour to play, but that was shortened to 45 minutes. Here's the setlist we did...

-Sober-Tool
-Deny
-Voodoo-Godsmack
-Seek & Destroy-Metallica
-Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
-Ace of Spades-KISS
-Enter Sandman-Metallica
-For Whom The bell Tolls-Metallica

-Doc broke a string during "Enter Sandman" but just ripped it out, thru it on the floor and kept playing. Monitors were kinda faint-but that was more our fault I think-we do play pretty loud-in part cause certain band members are deaf right Doc? :) Actually, we all have a hand in the loudness. One weird thing-on a number of songs Lefty added this echo at the end of chorus'. I'm not sure exactly why...maybe one here or there would've been ok-but for each chorus in a song? I remember "Deny" getting this-as well as a few others. I was alittle concerned about my injury from the last show acting up-but nothing bad happened. Normally we don't do 3 Metallica tunes in a set, but the crowd wanted the heavy stuff so we gave them what we had. The set went over very well. We also did our special "Happy Birthday" song for a guy who said his name "Leo Bootybanger" or something to that effect. We had a good sized crowd there and we had a lot of people afterwards giving us kudos, wanting autographs, etc. It was an honor for us to play for them-especially since a good chunk of these guys are heading into Afghanistan next month.

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-After we packed up, we stayed for a little bit and had some of the food-well, at least I did :) I received a nice surprise when my friend Lisa showed up w/ a gift-she'd been to a KISS concert a few days ago & had bought a Platinum package-which meant she got backstage to meet the band! When she met Paul, she handed his a CAROLINE BLUE demo disc and had him sign a poster for me that was personalized-that was so cool! Thank you so much Lisa!

-We had to wait till things were close to ending-or at least when a number of drunk soldiers were attempting (emphasis) to sing "Friends in Low Places" & "Smells Like Teen Spirit" thru a semi-working karaoke machine. We got a very nice paycheck-and even got a nice bonus.in addition! Plus we got shirts, drinking glasses, shot glasses-pretty cool! Hopefully we'll be able to do this next year.

-Then we started to hit the road, but we had to help take a drunken soldier to his barracks 1st.He was sitting next to Joe and, since he slapped my ass (!), I said to them both back there- "Now Joe-make sure you don't tell him about that itch you have on your balls" (HA!). That opened up a can of worms! :) The barracks arrived before Joe started to make a connection (HA!). Then we drove back home.

-I want to thank Lt. Rau, Dawn-and everyone involved at this event for having us come up to perform. It was a pleasure & honor to do so. Thanks for the Lisa & Avi for showing up in support & Deline Productions for sound/lights. We now have a 2 week break from shows before new year's @ Hotel Adams. From all of us in CAROLINE BLUE-have a Merry Christmas!


Posted by WWJ on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 8:18 PM

CAROLINE BLUE Show-12/11/09-Shamrocks, N. Syracuse, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Friday 12/11/09

SHAMROCKS 109 East Taft Road North Syracuse, New York 13212

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

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hey now!

-Here I am w/ another Show recap! Last Friday CAROLINE BLUE returned to Shamrocks in N. Syracuse, NY. The guys ended up there before I did because I had to get out of work and get everything together so I arrived later than I anticipated. It was a very cold & windy night & we're getting closer to Christmas so we knew we had our work cut out for us this night.

Here's the setlist for the show...

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend-Theory of a Deadman
-Sober-Tool
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl-Rob Zombie
-Where The River Flows-Collective Soul
-Dead or Alive
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-Deny
-Main in the Box-Alice in Chains
-Living After Midnight-Judas Priest
-Seek & destroy-Metallica
-Check My Brain-Alice in Chains
-Voodoo-Godsmack
-Detroit Rock City-KISS
-Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
-Head Like a Hole-Nine Inch Nails
-Ace of Spades-Motorhead
-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me-Puddle of Mudd
-Rock & Roll All Nite-KISS
-Stay (solo acoustic)

SET 2

-Enter Sandman-Metallica
-Check My Brain-Alice in Chains
-Bulls on parade-Rage Against The Machine
-Tears Are falling-KISS
-Talk Dirty to me-Poison
-Breaking the Chains-Dokken
-Cold Gin-KISS
-For Whom the Bell Tolls-Metallica
-Detroit Rock City-KISS
-Enter Sandman-Metallica
-Helter Skelter-Beatles
-Ace of Spades-Motorhead
-Pain

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-We had a low attendance crowd this night, but we still put in 100% to rock the people that were there. Sound was OK as far as I know. If they had 1-2 trees w/ 4 PAR cans onstage, it would help out a lot-and I don't just mean w/ the pics/video. We all had a few errors attributed to low light-but you make due you know?

-During "Seek & Destroy" our banner fell off the wall. I actually didn't know that unti I was doing a quick review of the video. During that song, I also injuried myself. I tend to do some headbanging when we play that song and towards the end I felt a sharp pain in the right trapezious (sp) muscle-thqat's the muscle between the neck & the shoulder. As you can see by the list, that was a little early in the list, so I just soldiered on while hurting-and it got worse as we progressed into the night. Again-you make due right?

-Then during "Rock & Roll All Nite", Doc breaks a bass string so I did a solo acoustic version of "Stay" before calling a break. I felt it was one of the best deliveries I've done w/ the song-unfortunately, the camcorder had run out of tape 2 songs earlier.

-We had our break & got things situated as well as talked w/ the people who were there. We actually had a few of our friends come up and sing on some songs.-one of them (Helter Skelter) we'd never played as a band before. And, at one point, me & Doc sang, accapela, the chorus & 1st verse of the song "Fish Heads" (Barnes & Barnes)-there's your 80's flashback for ya! :)

-We want to thank Steve & Barb for having us back again & all the people who came out to see us-new friends & old friends. We hope you had a good time. We;ll be back in February. Till then, from all of us @ CB-have a Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year!

Posted by WWJ on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 3:01 PM

CAROLINE BLUE Show-12/5/2009-Hotel Adams, Adams, NY

HOTEL ADAMS 4 West Church Street Adams, New York 13212

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

Admission-FREE

Show starts @ 9:30 PM

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-Here we are w/ the show recap for CAROLINE BLUE's show at Hotel Adams on Saturday 12/5/09. This being a Saturday I didn't have to work so-although I was late-it wasn't as bad as on a workday. We were bringing sound & lights so we got the Suburban & the U-Haul Trailer loaded up & away we went! I can't say much about the trip because, to & from the show, I was basically sleeping the whole time! Gotta get it in when you can right?

-We arrived at Hotel Adams around 4ish. Keith-the owner-didn't know if we were bringing sound/lights and had already contacted another company last minute, but he was able to reach them to cancel early enough. We settled in, ate dinner, and waited till dinner time was over. By that, I mean that Hotel Adams is also a diner so we had to wait till the diners were out before getting the PA set up. Unfortunately, this time is was late so we only had an hour to get everything set up & troubleshooted-which had our sound guy's nerves in knots-especially since we were having some feedback problems. Everything was eventually ironed out within the 1st few songs.

-Here's the setlist for this night.

SET 1

-Welcome to the Fold-Filter
-Christian Woman-Type O Negative
-Whatever-Godsmack
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Talk Dirty to Me-Poison
-Breaking the Chains-Dokken
-Tears Are Falling-KISS
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-For Whom The Bell Tolls-Metallica
-TNT-AC/DC
-Sex Type Thing-Stone Temple Pilots
-Far Away From Home
-How You Remind me-Nickleback
-NIB-Black Sabbath
-Bulls on Parade-Rage Against The machine
-Man in the Box-Alice in Chains
-Check My Brain-Alice in Chains
-Mine, Mine, Mine
-You've Got Another Thing Comin-Judas Priest
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-Cold Gin-KISS

SET 2

-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me-Puddle of Mudd
-Rock & Roll All Nite-KISS
-Enter Sandman-Metallica
-Seek & Destroy-Metallica
-Pain
-Head Like a Hole-Nine Inch Nails
-Ace of Spades-Motorhead
-Voodoo-Godsmack
-Detroit Rock City-KISS
-Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Living Dead Girl-Rob Zombie
-Bad Girlfriend-Theory of a deadman
-Sober-Tool
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Check My Brain-Alice in Chains
-Deny
-Whatever-Godsmack

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-I already mentioned the feedback problems we had initially. Overall things went good. We did add a fog machine & 2 strobes to our show, but one of the strobes didn't work. Although small, we had an enthusiastic crowd and we ended up getting 2 encores-with Keith (the owner) handing me a notice saying "Play more Godsmack" :) This show does mark the 1st time that someone came up onstage and tried to sing one of our originals (:Deny")-emphasis on the word "try" (HA!). It was very cool though-his name is Mike and he's one of our biggest fans.

-Afterwards we loaded up the gear and headed home-with Joe leaving with Mike to an "unknown destination" (HA!). Here's a classic Joe moment. About 10 minutes into the 1st break, I see Joe rushing to the men's room but someone beat him too it. He goes-"Damm it-I've had to go since before the last 2 songs we did on stage!" Course, after we finished the set, did Joe rush to the men's room? Of course not-he rushed to the bar to get another beer-classic Joe! :)As I stated before, I slept-as did 1/2 the guys-on the way back to the room and unloaded the gear. It was freezing outside. The older I get, the more I dislike winter. We finished & left and I got home and around 6 AM where I quickly fell asleep-only to be awaken 2 hours later by a really bad Cluster Headache. Wonderful huh?

-Anyway, we'd like to thank Keith & company for having us at Hotel Adams again-you guys are great! And we also want to give a HUGE thanks to all the people who came out this night to see us. We're now playing New Year's Eve at Hotel Adams-so we hope to see all of you-and more-that night!

WWJ

CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/21/2009-Boneshakers-Ogdensburg, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 11/21/09

BONESHAKERS 110 Lake Street Ogdensburg, New York 136769

Opening for KISS Alive (KISS Tribute)

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

Admission-$5.00

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-Here we are w/ another late show recap :) Last Saturday (11/21) marked CAROLINE BLUE's return to Boneshakers. We haven't been there since June. At that show we not only opened up the outdoor event that the bar had put together for the day, but we also closed it by playing 10-2! In the June heat-that was quite the accomplishment! There were some concerns about how well we might draw-with the last show, the theory was it would've been best to have played within a month or 2 later to keep the momentum going. Turns out there was a 5 month stretch between the last show & this one. How did we do? Read on oh faithful ones.....

-We were set to open up for KISS Tribute band KISS Alive. I'd been in contact with them for over a year and we have tried to team up for awhile. They've played Syracuse before-and the last time they did, they pushed for CB to open for them. Not only was it turned down, but a band who's music was described to me as "music for a wedding" opened up. Gotta love it right? Maybe next time...

-So anyways, we head on up to Ogdensburg with no complications. Weather was good & the trip seemed faster than normal. We arrived even before the sound company did. 1st thing we found out was that the stage had been extended by 4 feet-giving us plenty of room onstage. Boneshakers really has a great layout for bands. Anyone who's been to Boneshakers knows they have a cage in the club, but now they've added a stripper pole too. Go to the pics to see Joe in action on it (HA!).

-So we get everything all set up, sound arrives and sets up and then we go to our rooms. This time out was really nice-a 4 bedroom townhouse! See the pics I took in the pics area. Very nice. Again, just one more thing that makes playing @ Boneshakers special.

-Me & Doc come back to the bar (Joe always stays w/ the gear) and KISS Alive show up. They were following their GPS and ended up going into Canada! There, they had to pull over and get everything searched. Being the famous chefs they are, they didn't want them to get their special "herbal" mixture they had so it went down The Demon's pants! Then, coming over back to the US, they were stopped again! But it wasn't too bad this time-one of the border guys not only knew Greg from Boneshakers, but he showed up later that night!

-We did a few songs for soundcheck. "Paul" was saying we should do a KISS song, but I didn't hear him-it would've been fun to do. Maybe next time.KISS Alive was using our gear for their show so we had everything set up in full-including our banner. Here's our set list for the evening...

-Theory of a Deadman-Bad Girlfriend
-Tool-Sober
-Godsmack-Voodoo
-Deny
-Nine Inch nails-Head Like a Hole
-AC/DC-T.N.T.
-Motorhead-Ace of Spades
-Alice in Chains-Man in the Box
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Alice in Chains-Check My Brain
-Puddle of Mudd-She Hates Me
-AC/DC-Dirty Deeds
-Metallica-Enter Sandman

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-Yes, we only played for about an hour or so. Not a bad set. I think we did ok. Could've been a little tighter. There was a good sized crowd there, but not the size of previous shows. In addition, it wasn't till towards the end where a lot of people came up towards the stage. We did run out of sampler CDs though and had a lot of people tell us we did great so that was good.

-One bad thing was that, unfortunately, this marks the 1st CB show that hasn't been video taped. Well, it was-but the camcorder was jolted before we went on so although I believe there's audio on it, all you see is the floor. :( Till this night, every CB show-from all the way back to the beginning-had been video taped. Guess it was bound to happen at some point right?

-Then it was time for KISS Alive to come on and they did a great job-these guys are a bunch of party animals! They went thru all the KISS standards-and then some. Doc got to hold the torch during "Gene's" fire breathing part (see pics). I was called up to help sing "Tears Are Falling"-which went over very well. Several people-including the KISS Trib.- gave me some nice compliments on it. Later on me & Joe joined a bunch of womem onstage to help sing on "Rock & Roll All Nite." Definately a party atmosphere on stage!

-There were some interesting moments throughout the night. At one point there was a guy who wanted to give me his songs to record-saying he didn't want anything in return. This has happened a few times recently. While I wouldn't mind taking a look, I've had misunderstandings w/ songwriters before where things were agreed to verbally and then, down the road, certain parts of that agreement became unclear and or messed up. The right way is to have a contract signed before doing anything like this stating everything out before hand. It's too easy to sue people these days. You have to protect yourself-cause no one else will. And no, I haven't seen those songs....

-Then I had a girl who told me shortly after KISS Alive hit the stage that "I want you to go back up there & sing!" Very nice of her to say right? Course, after the 15th time (!) of hearing that within 5 minutes......Then I'm walking thru the bar and I pass this woman who gives me a smile. So I go up to her-like I would to anyone really-and ask if she enjoyed the show, what she thought of the KISS band, etc.-basically doing the network thing and trying to sign up people for the CB mailing list. Well, I go outside and this guy comes up to me goes-"Hey-you know that girl?" Followed immediately by" That's my old lady-you're talking to her but not talking to me-you know her from somewhere?" Gotta love it right? I got things cleared up, but that hasn't happened to me in quite awhile. And I didn't even need permed curly hair to do it :)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-KISS Alive finished and that's when they really went into party mode. "Paul" was drinking pitchers of alcohol & lots of "herb" was spread around. And no-I didn't partake in any of it :) A lot of pics were taken and he wanted to know if we were all going over to their room to party some more. He made me promise-as he put it-from one Starchild to another-that I would be there. Course, then he had no idea what room they were in! Shortly there after, "Paul" passed out in the back room! He had to be carried out to his car-where I heard he threw up outside At least they got his makeup off before that. Me & Joe did end up going over to their room-"Paul" was passed out. "Gene" & "Peter" were whacked and singing this "Spoon" song that we couldn't get out of our heads-thanks guys! :) Believe it or not-"Ace" was the sober one-go figure (HA!). We didn't stay too long. Got back to our place and I fell asleep pretty quick-right in the middle of a joke exchange going on between Joe & Doc.

-I was the 1st up at around 10-too late for the free breakfast. But we were all up & ready to leave by 11. Couldn't say the same for KISS Alive :) Hope they made it back ok.

-All in all, even though attendance was lower than normal, this was probably the most fun we had playing up that way. We're already in talks about doing more shows w/ KISS Alive. Big thanks to everyone @ Boneshakers & 4th Coast Entertainment for having us up there. Thanks for KISS alive for jammin w/ us-you guys rock! And most of all, thanks to all the people who came out to see us this night.

WWJ

11/16/09-WWJ Interviewed by DJ Nik on The MetalFromMilan Radio Show in Italy

WWJ will be interviewed by DJ Nik on the Metal From Milan Show (Italy) today @ 8pm EST on dyhardradio.com and rampartradio.com

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-I just got done w/ the interview a few hours ago and I had a great time! Very enjoyable. It was a pleasure to be on the show. It's funny-when the songs were being played, me & DJ Nik were still talking and the amount of stuff we talked about-plus another 30 minutes after the interview was over-was enough for another interview! I was even prepared in case he asked me to do a promo spot for the station & he said I was the 1st musician that's even been prepared for that on his show. I'll be getting a copy of the show & the promo soon. Like I was telling Nik, the fact that I was talking to someone from Italy about the music of CAROLINE BLUE knocked me right out! They played "Out of My Life" (I Want You), "Nothing Will satisfy You" & "Pain." Thanks again Nik!

WWJ

11/09/09-Happy Birthday Joe!

Today is Joe's Birthday-Happy Birthday Joe! Leave a comment for CAROLINE BLUE's resident skin-basher here and/or on his My Space page at http://www.myspace.com/joseph_boyle

CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/14/09-The Gaslight Lounge-Parishville, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 11/14/09

THE GASLIGHT LOUNGE 1368 St. Highway 72 Parishville, New York 13672

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

Admission-$3.00

Show starts @ 9:00 PM

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hiya!

-A little late (OK-a LOT of late), but better late than never right? :) This time CAROLINE BLUE had a show @ The Gaslight Lounge in Parishville, NY. We'd never been there before and really didn't know what to expect. We initially thought it was a few hours North of Ogdensburg, but it turns out it was only around 30 minutes or so East of it, so the trip wasn't as long as we'd anticipated.

-We started off on the road a few hours and-believe it or not-I wasn't the reason for this-HA!. I was actually the 1st to arrive-see, miracles DO happen :) It was an easy ride up to the place. I don't really have too much to tell about the trip cause I was sleeping 1/2 the time. Both to and from the gig. With all that I do during the week, it's one of those times when I can catch up on my sleep.

-We obviously arrived pretty early and got everything unloaded and inside. I have to say the staff at the GL were wonderful-they treated us very well. Not only did they provide us with a place to stay for the night-but we had free food & drink at the cabin AND at the bar. Our soundguy Art now believes he's been to Heaven :)

-There was a group of ladies who showed up and started to get drinking early on. They couldn't stay-but wanted to hear us do at least 1 song. As we were setting up for soundcheck, a few things went wrong so they never did get to hear us play :( Maybe next time. Hope they made it home ok. One of the ladies was so drunk, she had to be carried out-and it was only around 7:30!

-The bar was a little smaller than we anticipated so, with all the gear we brought, it was alittle cramped onstage but we made due. Here's our set list for the evening

SET 1

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Deny
-Mani in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Head Like a Hole (Nine Inch Nails)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-She Hates Me (Puddle of Mudd)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

SET 2

-Welcome to the Fold (Filter)
-Christian Woman (Type O Negative)
-Whatever (Godsmack)
-Dead or Alive
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Tears Are Falling (KISS)
-Won't Be Home Tonight
-For Whom The Bells Toll (Metallica)
-T.N.T. (AC/DC)
-How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
-N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
-Bulls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine)
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-I've Seen The Light Tonight
-The Needle & The Sppon (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Encore-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

-A good long night! We had about 40+ people here I think-not bad for our 1st time here. We did have a few technical problems here & there. For ex-we only had red light on stage for the 1st few songs & the monitors gave out at one point. Also, the noise gate in my amp wasn't stopping the feedback fast enough cause I was a lot closer to the amp than normal. On the 1st song I forgot to drop tune the Low E-I'm gonna need a teleprompter or something :)

-I believe a fight broke out at some point during the night. I heard that some guy punched his girlfriend in the head or something. It was broken up quickly though.

-Also, there was about a few inches in height difference between the front of the stage and the back where the drums were. Doc tripped on that part about 5 times. At Boneshakers the ceiling is real low where the stairs are to go off stage and I almost always hit my head on it a few times. Something about the North country...:)

-We got done & packed up, got paid & went to the cabin. Those guys started partying a little bit. I didn't tell anyone, but I was up very late the night before-I actually didn't get to bed Friday night until around 3:30 AM (!!). Part of it was the caffeine that was in me, but I was also doing a lot of last minute stuff like making enough sampler CDs and stuff. So I didn't sleep all that much so by the time it hit around 3:30 AM this night-my tank was right on empty. We were up for a few hours talking & joking around & stuff but I was fading so I went to one of the rooms and quickly fell asleep. And no-I didn't partake in anything. The strongest stuff I had was some Doritoes & some Diet Pepsi. I'm a good boy :)

-The next day I found out the other guys were basicaly up till around 6 beofre going to bed-and here we were getting ready to leave at 10 AM. Even with a headstart on the sleep, I still slept thru most of the ride back. Wait till we start doing this more often :)

-On behalf of CB & crew, I'd like to give a huge thanks to the staff @ The Gaslight Lounge for their hospitality-they definately went beyond the call of duty for us & we really appreciate it. Also a huge thanks to al those who came out to see us play. We hope to be there again sometime next year.

Next stop-Boneshakers with KISS Alive!

WWJ

CAROLINE BLUE Show-11/6/09-The Half Penny Pub-Syracuse, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Friday 11/6/09

THE HALF PENNY PUB 321 W. Fayette Street Syracuse, New York 13202

Special Guests: Clean Slate

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

Admission-FREE

Show starts @ 10:00 PM

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

CAROLINE BLUE plays their own songs as well as songs by KISS, Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Motorhead, Nickelback, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Alice in Chains, Theory of a Deadman,Tool & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE CAROLINE BLUE My Space Page

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 5 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-At least this is getting done a few days later instead of a few weeks later right? :) CAROLINE BLUE was last @ The Half Penny Pub last November. We used to play there quite a lot when we were more of our own songs with just a few covers. Last year the Half Penny changed booking agents and after our show there, she wanted to rebook us but then it became harder than hell to reach her-and on the times we did reach her, she didn't have her calendar book w/ her-which would start the whole cycle over again.The booking is now back with Chris now.

-Doc & Joe got there before I did. See my blog on http://www.myspace.com/waynewjohnson to see what I was up to before and for a little bit after I arrived. In short, I had to go to a premiere of a movie that I had a small part in called "Ms. Cannibal Holocaust." It was playing a few blocks away @ The Red House. This night we had an opener with us called Clean Slate. They play a little lighter in style than we do-but they did a good job. They went on after 10 and we hit the stage a little after midnight. There was the possibility of this band from Long Island coming to play, but they got another gig before things were finalized here so... Here's our set list...

-Bad Girlfriend (Theory of a Deadman)
-Sober (Tool)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
-Where the River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Dead or Alive
-Deny
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Wish (Nine Inch nails)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-Voodoo (Godsmack)
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Dirty deeds (AC/DC)
-Pain
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)

-Tears Are Falling (encore)

-Unfortunately, not a lot of people were here this night. Sound was pretty good-although levels kinda went up & down thruout our set. I loved the crunch my guitar was getting in here. There as a fog machine going to-which made the light show nice. We had 2 birthdays in the house so we sang our version of "Happy Birthday" to them and played a request from each-which was "Wish" & "Ace of Spades." We had a few more party animals show up later in our set so that was fun. Some mistakes here & there, but overall I think we did well. Still very cold out-maybe it's just me getting old :)

-Thanks to everyone @ The Half Penny for having us back again. Thanks to Susie for the pics she took, thanks to Clean Slate for opening for us and thanks to the people who came out tonight. It's all deeply appreciated.