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Paper Bag #6 ~ June 28, 1983

Rumrunner's ~ Oyster Bay , LI, NY

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Instrumentation: Mike Guido, 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
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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 protection.
Paper Bag
#6

1983

The Players




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1983
The Players




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#6

1983
The Players




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Paper Bag
#6

1983
The Players




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Name Bag #6 Name Bag #6 number
Our Founder   click here for photos of Our Founder 
Mike Guido
GUIDO
31
Tony Rome & the Cheese Calzones   click here for photos of The Calzones
Jim Small
TONY ROME
1/2
Marianne Bisson

 
Mary Mc Andrews
MARY WANNA
1
Judy Davis
TASTY
1
Beth Jewell
MRS SUNT
69
Peggy Kelly
FROMUNDA
714
Judy Ammar
DOLLY
00
Lisa Semmelink
VELVITA
69
Caroline Aiken
BLUZ CHEEZ
8
Guitarland  click here for photos of the guitars
Mike Guido
GUIDO
31
Mike Cummings
JIM PIN
21
Dave Morris
DAVE
5
Bruce Mc Cullough
ELROD
0
Phil Reilly
YORTUK
8
Ed Carucci
POLECAT
13
Doug Baldwin
DUCK
5 1/2
Mike Lawshé
MIKE
7
Gene Martin
PAISLEY TELE
69
Ed Wright
MR WRIGHT
med.
Ted Rispoli
CURTIS SMALLY
28
Keyboard Ghetto  click here for photos of the keyboardists
Gary Quenqua
MR. SUNT
96
John Martin

Horn Section  click here for photos of the horns
Joe Anziano

John Boyle
SAX APPEAL
25
Pat Delaney
PET ROCK
23
Bob Tenteman
DOC
22
Harp Section    click here for photos of the harps
Paul Shields
BUDDY
32
Basses      click here for photos of the basses
Bob D' Andrade
DEE
11
Jim Rutzler
RUSTY
13
Larry Boom Boom Ports
BOOM BOOM
12
Percussionists  click here for photos of the percussionists
Scott Kistenberger
SCOTTY BEAR
3
Neil Burgett
DRUM SWEAT
5
Keith Hurrell
RAMONE
XX
Technical Staff     click here for photos of the staff
Sound    
Phrögk Perlman
PHRÖGK
 
Lee Gordon
FLASH
23
John Murray
JOHN
2
Lights    
Greg Hebel
RUSTLER
27
Chuck Evans
CHUCK
8
Pete Wulfing
PETE
3
Video    
Phil Guido
PHIL VIDEO
4
Kathy Hendrickson

 
Bill Stevens
GUIDO'S BOSS
0
The Beer Crew     click here for photos of the staff
John Christison
BARCREEP
4Q2
Paper Bag Staff     click here for photos of the staff
Frank Varipapa

 
Tim O' Connor
TIM
1
John Fitzmaurice
FITZ
6
The Ladies Auxilliary
Sue Guido
UNEMPLOYED
13
Lisa Silecchio
LUP
00
Laura Daddona

 
The Group W Bench   click here for photos of the Group W Bench
Scott Savitt

 
Bill Grillo
VOLVOMAN
122S

Paper Bag
#6
1983

The Songs

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  Title
1 Paper Bag Theme Song
2 I Don't Wanna Work
3 Paper Bag Blues
4 I Feel Good
5 Freeway Jam
6 Twist & Shout
  Artist
Phil Gagliano Band
Todd Rundgren
Paper Bag Band
James Brown
Jeff Beck
Beatles
 Bag Vocalist
Mike Guido
Mike Guido



John Boyle

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

The Ticket

Paper Bag #6
The Ticket

Tickets for the 1983 Bag were still $3.00. Notice the hand written number. We begin our long journey into accounting

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

The Shirt

 

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Paper Bag #6 ~ The Shirt

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.

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

The Flyer

 

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Paper Bag #6
The Flyer

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.

 

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#6
1983

The Progam

 

 

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1983

The Progam

 

 

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#6
1983

The Progam

 

 

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Paper Bag #6 ~ The Program

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.

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

Good Times Ad

 

 

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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?

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

The Ledger

 

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Paper Bag #6
The Ledger

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

 

Paper Bag
#6
1983

Party till
Daylight

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.

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