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3/13/10-CAROLINE BLUE Show-Hotel Adams-Adams, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 3/13/10

HOTEL ADAMS 4 West Church Street Adams, New York 13605

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, Seether, & many more...

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 6 years ago)

-Hi there! Saturday 3/13/10 finds CAROLINE BLUE back again to Hotel Adams (Adams, NY) for another night! Things awere a little different this night because sound/lights were being done by John Price so we didn't have to arrive so early. We weren't sure how things would go w/ it being St. Patricks weekend (and we found out @ the end of the night that there was an Irishfest going on nearby) plus the weather wasn't the best. But we soldiered on as always.

-We go everything set up and, after an "interesting" delay before going on, hit the stage! Here's the set list...

SET 1

-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU
-REMEDY (SEETHER)
-WHISKEY HANGOVER (GODSMACK)
-ANIMALS (NICKELBACK)
-LIVING DEAD GIRL (ROB ZOMBIE)
-MAN IN THE BOX (ALICE IN CHAINS)
-HEAD LIKE A HOLE (NINE INCH NAILS)
-DIRTY DEEDS (AC/DC)
-DETROIT ROCK CITY (KISS)
-HOW YOU REMIND ME (NICKELBACK)
-THE QUEEN OF PLEASURE
-CHECK MY BRAIN (ALICE IN CHAINS)
-VOODOO (GODSMACK)
-SHE HATES ME (PUDDLE OF MUDD)
-SEEK & DESTROY (METALLICA)
-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-COLD HEART BITCH (JET)
-TNT (AC/DC)
-WHATEVER (GODSMACK)
-DRAGULA (ROB ZOMBIE)
-PAIN
-COMEDOWN (BUSH)
-YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN (JUDAS PRIEST)
-ACE OF SPADES (MOTORHEAD)
-DENY
-ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE (KISS)
-ENTER SANDMAN (METALLICA)

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 6 years ago)

SET 2

-FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL (METALLICA)
-TOO LATE
-SLAVE TO THE HOURGLASS
-IN METAL (PRIMAL FEAR)
-FAR AWAY FROM HOME
-ACE OF SPADES (MOTORHEAD)
-OUT OF MY LIFE (I WANT YOU)
-GOD OF THUNDER (KISS)
-VOODOO (GODSMACK)
-ANIMALS (NICKELBACK)
-DEAD OR ALIVE
-WHISKEY HANGOVER (GODSMACK)
-SEEK & DESTROY (METALLICA)

ENCORE

-SOBER (TOOL)

-This was an interesting night. Doc's foot was still injured so he sat on a stool onstage during the whole show. During "Comedown" I broke a string but was able to get back in before the song ended. I had this feeling to bring a 3rd guitar w/ me that was a six string and I was right. I had my 7 string of course, but I only use it on a few songs. As I found out the hard way in the past, it can be a little tricky playing a song on a 7 string that you normal use a six string for.

-The crowd started to thin out towards the end of set 1 and Keith was even saying we could close down early if we wanted to-but then a group of new rowdy people came in and ,while we did stick to what we had planned to play to a degree, we basically just took requests-hence why you see a number of repeats. What was great to hear were requests for our originals. "Out of My Life" got a pretty big response here. The crowds @ Adams seems to like the heavier stuff in general.

On behalf of the band, I want to thank Hotel Adams & their staff for having us there-you guys always treat us well. Thanks to John Price for the great job he did w/ lights/sound.Most of al, thanks to the people who came out to see us! It's great to see old friends at every show up here-and even better when we make new ones. We'll be back @ Hotel Adams on 4/10-don't miss it!


Posted by WWJ

2/22/10-Music Video Shoot-"Pain"

MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT-"Pain" Current mood: busy Category: Music

-It's been awhile since CAROLINE BLUE did a video shoot. I believe the last one was with the song "Slave to the Hourglass" in 2006. I love being in music videos-not only for the obvious promotional reasons in helping a band, but also the creative side. Since Doc & Joe had never done a music video before and this was the 1st time we-as a unit-worked with producer Ron Bonk, I kept things pretty simple. Only a few scenes and even they weren't that hard.

-I 1st met Ron when he was doing a video shoot for the band Zadoc...& The Nightmare. I was impressed w/ his work on their video "Bathory's Web." We used to have UVTV shoot our videos but they've moved to another state years ago. I next came in contact w/ Ron last year when he was auditioning for his new movie "Ms. Cannibal Holocaust" (which I have a small role in). We talked on & off from time to time about him shooting some music videos for CAROLINE BLUE and finally, in 2010, the ball got rolling & here we are!

-This was for the song "Pain" which is on the CAROLINE BLUE CD "Not For The Innocent." I've had the guidelines for this video (and several others actually) floating in my head for a few years now. I'd even discussed it w/ Rich from UVTV when they were still in NY state. The video was shot on Monday 2/22/2010 @ The Gear Factory in Syracuse, NY. I'd met with it's owner-Richard Destito-a month earlier and felt this was the right place to help turn my guidelines into reality.

-It took just under 4 hours to get all the shooting done. Ron had brought some extra lights in-which helped a lot. I had Joe bring his lap top & surround sound speakers for play back. This was a lip-synch video-which gives things a more pro look & sound. Doc had brought some mic stands to make things look more "real" (like we were actually playing), but I scrapped that pretty quick. Take a look at our 'Slave to the Hourglass" and/or "Mine, Mine, Mine" lip synch vids. It's pretty obvious very quickly that we're lip syncing-which is fine w/ me. A big thing w/ me in regards to music videos is expression & creativity. We didn't do too much on the creative side, per say, on this, but I believe there's loads of expression in this one.

-Unfortunately, Doc slipped on some ice before things started and hurt his ankle pretty badly. It was also pretty cold in here. I remember seeing Joe standing near the lights a lot for warmth. Ron was very patient w/ us and it was great working w/ him. He even showed us some of the playback of what he filmed. I think he got some really great angles. I had my camcorder off to the side running-hence where a good chunk of the pics came from. I will say though that there's going to be a lot more camera work involved that what those pics suggest.

-There was a possibility of a girl being involved in this shoot via our management GIO Entertainment, but things fell thru at the last minute & they couldn't make it so we just carried on.

-We then went to a Chinese Restaurant to eat & talk over stuff. Joe had 2 1/2 plates and I barely had 1 (have to keep the girlish figure you know-HA!). Doc had 4-5 plates. He said "these places never make their money off of me." :)

-So now starts the editing-which wil be done by Ron. We're all very anxious to see the final results. As soon as we get a copy, we'll let everyone where they can go to see it. Hope you all enjoy the pics and keep checking back for more updates!

WWJ

2/20/2010-CAROLINE BLUE Show-Fusions-N. Syracuse, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 2/20/10 FUSIONS (Formerly Club Fusion) 3705 Brewerton Road N. Syracuse, New York 13202 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  (almost 6 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-This Saturday night CAROLINE BLUE played it's 1st show ever at a place called Fusions in N. Syracuse, NY.. This was a "last minute" show in which the show was only confirmed 5 days earlier. The club did get an ad in the paper and we did manage to get some online promo done. The booker-Richie-was going to be providing lights/sound for us this night.

-We get there and get things ready for the show. Here's the setlist for this night

SET 1

-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU
-SEETHER-REMEDY
-GODSMACK-WHISKEY HANGOVER
-TOOL-SOBER
-ROB ZOMBIE-LIVING DEAD GIRL
-THEORY OF A DEADMAN-BAD GIRLFRIEND
-ALICE IN CHAINS-MAN IN THE BOX
-NINE INCH NAILS-HEAD LIKE A HOLE
-AC/DC-DIRTY DEEDS
-KISS-GOD OF THUNDER
-ALICE IN CHAINS-CHECK MY BRAIN
-GODSMACK-VOODOO
-KISS-DETROIT ROCK CITY
-KISS-BETH (solo vocal by request)
-METALLICA-SEEK & DESTROY
-PUDDLE OF MUDD-SHE HATES ME
-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-JUDAS PRIEST-BREAKING THE LAW
-DENY
-BUSH-COME DOWN
-MOTORHEAD-ACE OF SPADES
-PAIN
-KISS-ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
-METALLICA-ENTER SANDMAN

SET 2

-I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT TONIGHT
-WON'T BE HOME TONIGHT
-NICKELBACK-HOW YOU REMIND ME
-MINE, MINE, MINE
-FILTER-WELCOME TO THE FOLD
-INSIDE VER. 2.0
-GODSMACK-WHATEVER

-The show was a little rocky in the beginning, but we found our groove soon enough. We had a request to do "Beth" so after we did "Detroit Rock City", I sang most of it solo. BTW-if Michelle is reading this-remember that bet you were telling me about? You would've won in at the start of our 2nd set :)

-Fusions is realy laid out very well and looks great. Plenty of parking and clean. The sound/lights were from Tim Schad & company & they did a great job.Maybe a touch too much fog :) The crowd was small but we seemed to be getting some great responses to the songs we did-covers & originals. We had a few mishaps this night. Because of the response to some of our originals, I went into networking mode-which is what you should do-but I forgot to monitor the time and, as such, our break went on longer than it should have. My fault. A number of people left and Richie asked us if we wanted to cut the night short or not. After a quick discussion, we decided to soldier on. So why is SET 2 so short? Well, on "Mine, Mine, Mine" I broke a string. I had the 7 string for the songs that we do that require it, but I admittedly am not used to playing most of our other songs with it. You would think that the addition of just 1 string isn't much, but the guitar becomes a different animal with just that 1 addition. So instead of subjecting the people still there to me possibly messing up songs, I made the decision to call it. Then Richie came over & asked if we could keep going-some more people had just showed up. We said yes, but then found out the sound company had already started to tear down their gear so we couldn't. My bad.

-For all of us @ CAROLINE BLUE I want to give a huge thanks for Richie & the crew @ Fusions for having us here. Huge thanks to Tim Schad & his sound crew and, most of all, thanks to all the people that were here. I know there was a lot going on this night and this was a last minute gig, so we appreciate all the people that were there. saw some people we haven't seen in awhile.

-We're going to be back @ Fusions on March 20 opening for The Bomb. Hope to see you all there!

WWJ

2/13/2010-CAROLINE BLUE Show-Hotel Adams-Adams, NY

CAROLINE BLUE SHOW- Saturday 2/13/10

CAROLINE BLUE's 1st show in 2010 & WWJ's Birthday

HOTEL ADAMS 4 West Church Street Adams, New York 13605

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 My Space Page

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 6 years ago)

Hi Everyone!

-It's been awhile since the last show recap-not since last year in 2009 :) CAROLINE BLUE took a break in January to relax & catch our breath (so to speak) before going into 2010. Let's check out our 1st show in 2010 shall we?

-Saturday night on 2/13/2010 saw CAROLINE BLUE back @ Hotel Adams in Adams, NY. It was snowing off & on thru out the night. Anyone else tired of all the snow yet? Joe & Doc got there with the gear 1st followed later on by the birthday boy WWJ (me). :) We got all our personal gear set up & waited for the sound company to show up. Keith hired S.N.G. Sound for this night & they did a great job. The lights they had were all LED's-meaning no heat output. Plus his board is all digital. Seth & his crew did a great job!

-We went on around 9:45 PM and played till 1:45 AM with only 1 break used. Here's the set list for the evening...

SET 1

-FILTER-WELCOME TO THE FOLD
-GODSMACK-WHATEVER
-INSIDE VER.2.0
-TOOL-SOBER
-DEAD OR ALIVE
-BLACK SABBATH-PARANOID (by request)
-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU
-GODSMACK-WHISKEY HANGOVER
-SEETHER-REMEDY
-LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-ALICE IN CHAINS-MAN IN THE BOX
-JUDAS PRIEST-BREAKING THE LAW
-WEEZER-HASH PIPE
-SLAVE TO THE HOURGLASS
-PRIMAL FEAR-IN METAL
-JET-COLD HEART BITCH
-PAIN
-KISS-GOD OF THUNDER
-BUSH-COME DOWN
-DENY
-KISS-ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
-METALLICA-ENTER SANDMAN

SET 2

-KISS-DETROIT ROCK CITY
-I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT TONIGHT
-NICKELBACK-HOW YOU REMIND ME
-JUDAS PRIEST-YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN
-METALLICA-FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
-AC/DC-DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
-OUT OF MY LIFE (I WANT YOU)
-MOTORHEAD-ACE OF SPADES
-NINE INCH NAILS-HEAD LIKE A HOLE
-ALICE IN CHAINS-CHECK MY BRAIN
-MINE, MINE, MINE
-GODSMACK-VOODOO
-PUDDLE OF MUDD-SHE HATES ME
-METALLICA-SEEK & DESTROY
-JUDAS PRIEST-LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT
-AC/DC-TNT
-THEORY OF A DEADMAN-BAD GIRLFRIEND
-COLLECTIVE SOUL-WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS
-ROB ZOMBIE-LIVING DEAD GIRL
-ROB HALFORD-LOCKED & LOADED

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (almost 6 years ago)

-As you can see, there are several new cover tunes added to our set list. we're working on even more. What's interesting is we received a more positive response to our 2nd set-which had many songs from previous 1st sets in it. We were all initially worried that with the time off we'd be rusty on stage but it wasn't bad at all.

-You might have noticed that the list also has "Inside Ver.2.0" on it. The song "Inside" is off our Not for The Innocent CD. It's a great song (IMHO), but It wasn't executed right. There were time pressures going on and at the time of the recording we didn't have the time/right presence of mind to make the changes needed. Details will be in a book all about CAROLINE BLUE someday :) Anyway, we changed the tuning so it's a lot lower-in fact, I'm using my 7 string guitar on it. The tempo has slowed down as well. I believe at some point we will be re-recording this song because Ver. 2.0 does the song much better justice. The vocals are a little different as well-although I'm still experimenting with it. At the pre-chorus' I'm down to Peter Steele (Type O Negative) pitch.

-I have to mention also that Doc had a tough time during the 2nd set because one of the screws in one of his tuning pegs came out-rendering that string useless so Doc had to basically transcribe songs on the fly. He pulled it off though.

-Not only was it my birthday but we had one our friends-Danielle Rawlins. Even though she was in a wheelchair, she was out there dancing her heart out. And we all found out she's quite a chugger! :) Those who were there know what I'm talking about. Those who don't-see what happens when you miss a CAROLINE BLUE show? :)

-We sold a bunch of CDs and some shirts tonight-even did a lot of autographs. That's also very cool & flattering. My camera ran out of power during the 1st set so I couldn't get too many afterwards, but I did get a few. Also, later on, I signed something that I've never signed before.I've signed CDs, shirts, body parts (woo hoo!), posters, guitar pics-but I've never signed something like this. Wanna hear this one? Check this out...

-After a show, we usually go somewhere to get something to eat. Sometimes it's a place like Denny's but many times it's a Nice & Easy to get some subs. Well, we were at one and we were in line when this group of people came in-2 guys and a girl. We started making light conversation and the girl-who's name is Katie-asks if we're in a band. Then she wanted to get an autograph.Very cool. So she hands me what she planned on buying from the store. What was that you ask? A box of tampons (!!). So this is what I wrote-"Katie-May you always be fresh :) Wayne W. Johnson CAROLINE BLUE" And yes, we did get a pic of it (pics coming soon!).

-For all of us in CAROLINE BLUE, I want to give a big thanks to the Hotel Adams staff & SNG Sound for everything that they did for us. Huge thanks to Jen who took the pics that will be coming up and, of course, all the people who came out to see us this night. We had a great time and I have to say this is one of the best birthdays that I've ever had to date. We'll be back @ Hotel Adams on 3/13. Thanks again & keep rockin!

WWJ

2/13/2010-Happy Birthday WWJ!

Today is WWJ's Birthday! Feel free to wish the big guy a Happy Birthday on either his My Space and/or Facebook pages. Here's to another year WWJ!

http://www.myspace.com/waynewjohnson

http://www.facebook.com/waynewjohnson

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.

After over 25 years of involvement in the music industry the GIO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INT.( formerly known as the PRODIGY GROUP) has had the honor of servicing all realms of the music industry in the fields ranging from Performer to Promoter. Just a small sample of Artists on the Roster of time include:

Rammstien Disturbed Trouble Blackfoot ZZ Top Yes BB King Alabama Billy Ray Cyrus Blue Oyster Cult King Diamond Accept Warrant The Guess Who the Byrds Mamas and the Papas George Clinton and Parliament

Top touring comedians:

Christopher Titus Rodney Carrington Jeff Foxworthy Bill Engvall Ron White Larry the Cable Guy

Under Development right now with cooperation from the heads of Masterphonics in Nashville is the New Record Label for United States ,South American and European Distrobution.Join us on our websites at-

www.thegiogroup.org

www.myspace.com/gioentertainmentgroupjimruggio

www.myspace.com/gioentertainmentcolumbia

www.myspace.com/gioentertainmentgermany

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...

CAROLINE BLUE CAROLINE BLUE My Space Page

CAROLINE BLUE
CAROLINE BLUE  (about 6 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
HAPPY 2010!!!!!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-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  (about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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