7 songs Instrumentation:
Tony Rome, 7 Cheese Calzones, 10 guitars, 2 keyboards, 1 harmonica, 4
horns, 3 basses, 3 percussionists, 13 crew members, 2 ladies auxiliary,
2 Group W Bench Tell
us your Paper Bag #6 highlights
The first Bag to be captured on video tape, Jim Pin +4 -2 +1, Jim Small
becomes Tony Rome, Sue Guido rescues Bag. The bag shirts for Bag 6 are
unique in that each section had their own color. They are V neck softball
shirts with pinstripe sleeves. They are made of some sort of plastic and
are extremely abrasive against the nipples when worn without undergarment
These shirts are softball style jersies. We had different colors for different sections of the band. Yellow for guitars, black for drums, red for Calzones, green for the crew etc. The were also very abrasive against your nipples. You must wear foundation garments underneath this shirt.
Check this baby out. It is on a mimeograph!!! It is a ditto!!! I must have used a stencil to make the letters Paper Bag. This is the first appearance of the screw-eyes-head drawing with the hands pointing to the year. I don't know who drew this but it was not me. The lettering is mine though. Looks like I used a magic marker. I must have used a stencil to make the letters Paper Bag.This also is the first time we see the font Cooper Black used on the words Paper Bag. This combination of graphics has been the Paper Bag logo ever since.
Ah, here is a perfect example of me riding on Doug Baldwin's back and screwing it up. Instead of creating a new program, I took the Bag #5 program and whited-out the information that needed changing. You can see at the top that the "6" in 6th was written using a different pen. Same with the Special Guests. The words "Jim Pin 5+2-1" are different. Look at the date. I whited-out the day and last digit of the year but forgot to write in the new one. I probably spaced is after waiting for the white-out to dry. I hate it when I do that.
You can see that in the Players list above, I have rewritten the list for Bag #6. On the Ontologia page I squeezed in the 1982 bag in the previous Bag list. Ontologia refers to a central part of metaphysics: the theory of what sorts of things really exist. A materialist, for example, will argue that matter is the only fundamental existent, in terms of which everything else must be explained. In simple terms for our use, it is a listing of odd facts that can be used to explain the Bag. Again, credit K. Douglas Baldwin for using this word and giving the Bag a sense of serious purpose.
I just reread the last paragraph. I don't know what it means. If you do, email me and let me know.
The Good Times local newspaper is ubiquitous in bars that host live music. During the 70's, we used to put in 'Musicians wanted" ads. Here is the Rumrunner ad the week of the Bag. My old pal Mike Russo and Paper Bag bassist Mark Cimino were members of The Eccentrix, the band followed the Bag that week. They added the "BRING YOUR OWN EMPTY BAG" on their own. I am amused by the "drink-and-drown night" and the dollar Buds till 11. Brings me back, ya know?
I am a document packrat. The way I decipher this sheet is like this. At the top is income - Door sales ($618) and advance sale ($174, 58 tickets at $3 each) plus some unknown money ($150) for a total income of $942.
At the bottom are expenses - sound, lights, shirts, printing, hardware & wood, food and beer for a total of $1370 and then an additional unknown expense of $200.
At lower right is the number 628 representing the $628 we were in the red for this year. The Bag didn't break even for a while
During the early '80s I lived in a house on Spring Road, just south of Huntington Village. It became common practice that after the bars in Huntington closed at 4am, the bartenders, musicians, bouncers, waitresses etc. would come to my house for the after work wind down. Not any different from what office people do at TGIF, just that we did it at 5am instead of 5pm.
On Bag day, Sue and I took all the furniture out of the downstairs to our house. At the end of the show we invited the band and the audience over to party till dawn. We have the log book that everyone would sign during these late night sessions. Here is a page from June 28, 1983 with entries by Scotty K, D and Tim O'Connor. You will see more from this book as we go on.