Paper Bag #22 ~ June 29, 1999
Mulcahy's ~ Wantagh , LI, NY
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• 211 participants• 56 Songs

Instrumentation: Mike Guido, Tony Rome, 7 Cheese Calzones, 10 vocalists, 12 guitars, 5 keyboards, 4 harmonicas, 7 horns, 7 basses, 12 percussionists, 71 crew members, 56 ladies auxiliary, 20 on the Group W Bench
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Highlights: The Love Bag, TV themes, Dragnet, Annie Santoriello with a sultry "God Bless the Child," Marianne Bisson's Green Acres, Tony Barca with Walkin in Memphis, Mike Flyntz and Scotto doing Eruption and Hot for Teacher, Mike Cummings plays drums, Ricky Martin on the wheel, the electric mandolin, sick deal

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Name Shirt Name Shirt Number
Our Founder
Mike Guido GUIDO 47
Tony Rome
Scott Savitt Sect Ldr CLUB TONY 99
The Cheese Calzones
Marianne Barton Sect Ldr DOUBLE CHEESE 42
Judy Davis HEAD CHEESE 1
Mary Mc Andrews Mary ChzCalzone 19 YEARS IN THE BAG
Beth Jewell FETA DUZ IT BETTA 18 YEARS IN THE BAG
Peggy Kelly . COM THIS 56k
Judy Ammar TOMMYÕS WIFE 4
Laura French CHEESY 18
Vocalists
Tony Barca Sect Ldr OLD DUDE $10 BUY MY CD
Jim Small SPOUSAL UNIT 7
Allen Santoriello SCHWARTZ 13
Paul Weber DENTIST DUDE 69
Ricky Roche MEL 68
Pete Scully SCULLDUGGERY 99
Annie Santoriello LITTLE SAINT 7
Joan Pollack MRS. FORTIN? 140 db
Nancy Kleemann KLEEMANN 3
Don Prager NOSMO KING 69
Guitarland
Joe Anziano Sect Ldr JOEY 1
Mike Cummings Sect Ldr M. C. 7b5
Ed Carucci POLECAT 46 FETAÕS SIDEKICK
Dave Morris DAVE 11
Mike Nugent MIKE 7
Mark Coffey MARK WHO? 41
Mike Flyntz FLYNTZ .010
Patrick Cummings PATRICK 2
Tom Pecoraro PEDAL RACKS 2
Phil Antonucci PHLANT 7# 11
Rick Horvath NOODLES B#
Greg Zant FLYING CHIP 8
The Keyboard Ghetto
Larry Ketchell Sect Ldr ROAD RAGE 42
Gary Quenqua Q
Ed Lesco TUPPERWARE 50
Joe Samuels ROAST BEEF $16.20/lb
Rich Campbell CAMPBELL 88
The Down Wind Horns
Val Angrosini Sect Ldr JUMP JIVINÕ VAL 5/4
John Boyle FULL THROTTLE TOKYO SAX 25
Lenny La Pinta RICO ROYALE 3 1/2
Ron Fox CHOPS 8va
Ron Aprea CRAZY FINGERS 11
Mike Caton SPARKY 120
Jason Chapman JULIA ROSE 6/1/99
Harmonicas
Paul Shields Sect Ldr PABLO 48
Joe Santino Sect Ldr RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6
Basses
Jim Myers Sect Ldr GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY 46
Joe Dehler KOKOMO JOE 1956
Tom Flyntz CRAB CAKE <bass clef symbol>
Dave Noyes MOONCHASER >>bass clef treble clef
Mark Cimino MR. C 6
Lester Saldinger >>yin yang
Steve Leunig BASSMAN BAGGED 4 1955 - ?
Percussion
Scott Kistenberger Sect Ldr GUTEN HUND 3
Jimmy Varelas JIMMYTHEGREEK 43
Steve Finkelstein JUNGLE JEW 2
Eel Nietsleknif SKELLEFTA 99
Phil Cimino BIRDSHIT >>up arrow
Vin Cimino STONY 69
Neil Burgett DRUMSWEAT 47
Pete Lazos THE GREEK 22
Jeff Consi SWEET PEA 76
Billy Onesios ÒOÓ KAY
Cliff Hackford HACKFORD 41
Brendan OÕ Keefe SACK OÕ POTATOS 47
Sound
Phrögk Perlman Sect Ldr PHRÖGK 472?
Tom Heinisch Sect Ldr LI SOUND GUY 61.5 hz
Lee Gordon SOUNDTENDER 40
Willy S K Sound SK FREELANCE 30+
Scott Hartmann MID FREQ 10
Tom Griffin MIAMI 99
Tom Dekrone PRICKLE 6
Rich Rahner SOUNDUDE 35
Chip Sciacca MULSOUND GUY whatever
Lights
Greg Hebel Sect Ldr HEBEL 42
Photo
Bill Mason Sect Ldr BILBO 3791
Video
Bob Baio SKYLIGHT VIDEO 1
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor
Tom Russo Sect Ldr RUDY 23
Mr. Guido's Valet
Jim Mola Sect Ldr JIMMY 29
Toastmaster
Bruce Sautkulis TOASTMASTER 1
The Door Crew
Bob Guido Sect Ldr GUIDO 44
Frank Varipapa AIR TUNA 99
Lucy Guido LUCIA 48
Dan Guido GUIDO 43
Vinny Guido VINCENZO 40
Steve Zilko UNCLE STEVE $15
Construction
George Ranzette Sect Ldr NORTON 11
Adam Schwab GRIZZLY ADAM 38
Lisa Layton PARTY LIKE ITÕS 99 CAN CAN
Jim Irwin OIL CAN %
John Parkinson BIG JOHN 96
The Barcreep
John Christison BARCREEP 4Q2
Alice Lerro BARCREEP'S HONEY 8
Staff
Eddie Parkinson BIG ED 33
Paul Yovino 1-2-TREE YO-YO
Bob Murphy MURPH 1
J C Johnson WARDOG U.L.M. 90
Brian Young I AM NOT LESTER
Walter Symanski WALT 23
Pete Xefos X MAN 69
Jack Brescia TOW TRUCK JACK 40
John Roxburgh SCOURGE 00
Gary Troy TROY 24
Billy Leavy BAD BILLYS 56
Vinnie Quenqua VINNY Q
Rob Smith ROCKINÕ ROB 243
Pete Volberg QUALITY PETE 15
Kevin West CRANKY BOY 2
James West TRASH BAG 32 GAL.
Tom Menkes BENOIT 14
Steve Doell STEVE 11
Tom West SMOOTH
Phil Wetenhall CHZDOG 57
Bob Barbini WALTÕS COUSIN BOB 23
Bill ( Rusty ) Rustad THE RAT IS BACK 21
Joe Barton BARTERING BARTON 23
Steven Ianucci NUCCI 7
Joe Gander GOOSE 69
John Wittenborg SALTY 50
Matt De Luna
John Zilani SHAKA 14
Joe Sellitto JOEY SAUCE 6
Brian Behnke DRAGON HEART 70/35
Ladies Auxilliary
Sue Guido Sect Ldr GUIDOÕS NURSE 1
Pam Sprague BEER TWIN 1 20
Patti Small SPOUSAL UNIT 7
Terry Guido GUIDO 43
Cathi Reilly REILLY 14
Laura Daddona LAURA 2
Dawn Barca MRS. OLD DUDE Y2K JULIANNAÕS MOM
Sue Lesco LAUGHING FOOL 8 NOBODY GOT HURT
Desiree Xefos DEZ MONSTER 44
Susi Cummings SUSI 3
Lisa Joy THE VOICE 42
Suzan Coffey MRS. MARK WHO?
Lani Quenqua Q2
Lori Guido DIDNÕT USE A BAG 4X
Amy Hof CAPTAIN AMY 99 NOBODY GOT HURT
Peggy Irwin MELONMAKER -8%
Karen Sprague BEER TWIN 2 20
Stephanie West HEFTY BAG 8/20/99
Barbara Dismas BEE DEE 53
Vinnie Anne Doell VINNIE ANNE 10
Pam Pecoraro PAM DOLL 3
Christine Schwab ONE IN THE OVEN 34
Joan Guido GUIDO 43
Laura Leavy LOVABLE LA LA
Dawn Menkes MRS BENOIT 8oz.
Ruth Ketchell JUST ASK MARTHA 634
Joyce Saldinger JOYCE 23
Jill Silberberg PIECE KEEPER 007
Cassie Mernick CASSALITA 38
Cindy Symanski CINDY 23
Betsy Parkinson BETSY
Karen Lacey KAREN 2
Sandra Antenucci SHARON 11
Dee Antonucci MRS PHLANT Bb NOT
Cecilia Hackford CECILIA 99
Lisa De Luna
Alex Santoriello SANTORIELLO 99
Melissa Perlman MRS. PHRÖGK 81599
Amy Russo AMY 23
Patti Zant MRS. CHIP 7
Emma Guido EMMA 8
Sara Guido SARA 4
Cathy West SMOOTH TOO
Lauren Gander MRS GOOSE 68
Annie Schmidt ANNIE 11
Maureen Dehler MO KNOWS 77
Louise Kistenberger WEEZIE 49
Liz Leone THIN LIZZY 8
Maggie Votava MAGGIE 10
Kristen Grubert ALL THUMBS 4
Michele Anglisano LITTLE RED THAT COULD 22
Stephanie Bond STEPHANIE 718
Jackie Seider
Loren Vecchio LU LU 111
Connie Lander SPREEWELL 8
Michelle Campano MICHELLE 99
the Group W Bench
Mike Russo Sect Ldr GROMIT 7
Ken Tobin Sect Ldr CASH
Richard Degnan I USED TO BE DEGS 26
Ed Lowe DEAD AIR 8
Joe Mc Gorry McGOO Ô99
John Murray NEW CASH
Liz Tobin 5 ALIVE
Mike Mc Elwee JANITOR `99
John Kleemann FIREMAN 99
Billy OÕ Sullivan STALE 00
Eric Miller E TRAIN 99
Michael Dunne DOONAY
Diane OÕ Keefe DIANE 4
Bob Schmidt BOB 9
Jules Doell JULES 12
Jeanne Guido- Sielaff MIKE GUIDO'S MOM 10
Larry Fitzpatrick MAYBE
Mike Fehling EMPIRE MIKE 4
Ken Pick KYLEÕS DAD 41
Jason Avery NEW DADDY 1

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#   Title Artist Bag Vocalists
1   Dragnet ¥ Opening xx
2   Paper Bag Theme Phil Gagliano Mike Guido
3   I Don't Wanna Work Todd Rundgren Mike Guido
4   Jump Jive & Wail Brian Setzer Scotto Savitt & the Cheese Calzones
5   Feelin' Alright Winwood Scotto Savitt & the Cheese Calzones
6   All the Young Dudes Mott the Hoople Paul Weber
7   Ball of Confusion Temps Men
8   You Can Leave Your Hat On Cocker Don Prager
9   Young Americans Bowie Pete Scully
10   Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield Nancy Kleemann
11   It's Your Thing Isley Bros Rick Horvath
12   Walkin' in Memphis Mark Cohen Tony Barca
13   1999 TACKAL Lester Saldinger
     The Love Bag Set #1
14   Love Me Two Times Doors Joe Anziano
15   Baby Love Supremes Calzones
16   Love Shack B 52's Annie Santoriello
17   Love Train OJ's Jim Small
18   All You Need is Love Beatles Paul Weber
     
19   Fortunate Son Creedence Tony Barca
20   The Fever SS Johnny & Jukes Paul Weber
21   God Bless The Child BST Annie Santoriello
     TV Themes Set#1
22   I Love Lucy xx
23   Green Acres Marianne Bisson/Barca
24   Munsters xx
25   Get Smart xx
26   Car 54 Lester Saldinger
27   Hawaii 5-O xx
     
28   Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd Joan Pollock
29   Eruption/Hot for Teacher Van Halen Scotto Savitt
    Bag Contest ¥ Drum Solo
30   Hot Fun in the Summertime Men
31   Lively Up Yourself Bob Marley Don Prager
32   Helplessly Hoping Crosby Stills Cummings, Small Barca
     TV Themes Set#2
33   Beverly Hillbillys Jim Small
34   Bonanza xx
35   My Three Sons xx
36   Mr. Ed Jim Small, Pete Scully
37   Gilligan's Island Ensemble
38   Mission Impossible xx
39   Flintstones Joan Pollock
   
40   Yellow Snow Zappa Larry Ketchel
41   Miss You Rolling Stones Ricky Roche/Calzones
42   Living In the Past Jethro Tull John Boyle
    The Love Bag Set #2
43   Feel Like Makin Love Bad Company Tony Barca
44   Love and Happiness Al Green the Santoriellos
45   Radar Love Golden Earring Ricky Roche

46

  Why Don't We Get Drunk & Screw Buffet Peggy Kelly / Mike Cummings

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  Love Letter Bonnie Raitt Peggy Kelly
     
48   Run Like Hell Pink Floyd Ricky Roche
49   Crossroads Cream Joe Anziano
50   Stormy Monday T Bone Walker Tony Barca / Joan Pollack
51   Squeeze Box the Who

Ricky Roche

52   One Way Out Allman Brothers John Boyle
53   Break On Through the Doors Lester Saldinger
54   La Vida Loca Ricky Martin Ricky Roche
55   Rock & Roll Led Zeppelin Ricky Roche

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Paper Bag 22 is upon us. The LOVE Bag and 60’s TV themes. More of the world’s great music performed by one of the most sensitive and aesthetically pleasing ensembles on the planet. Tentative Songlist #6 is on the back of this sheet. It is NOT in show order. Any last minute requests should be communicated to your section leader. Keep in touch with your section leader for up to date lists. Vocalists please see Mr. Barca and sign up for unclaimed songs (1st come, 1st served). Instrumentalists must check with your section leader for song assignments. On run-through day (Mon June 28) we must end at 9:15pm so the club can open. Please be on time that night and be ready when you are needed. Everyone please remember the secret signal re: Lester and his (you know) condition. Please get your ticket money in early. Rest up and then go nuts.

I would like to list in the program the name and phone # or web site for any band you guys perform with. Give me that information as soon as possible. Also, please inform Mr. Guido now as to what name and number you would like on your shirt. We thank you.

Please bring a can of food for donation to those in our community who are less fortunate than we. Thanks

I know to whom every bag shirt is issued. I am responsible for my band and crew.
Do not allow anyone to use your shirt as a backstage pass. Please respect my wishes in this matter. • You must pay for any tickets taken before receiving more. Thanks

Itinerary
MONDAY June 21- 8pm Section Leaders Meeting
MONDAY June 28 - Bag EVE at Mulcahy's
1pm - Sound & Lights load in
3pm - Construction crew call- Stage, sound, light & video area construction needs to be done. We always need help. Contact the Construction Section Leader for info
6pm - Stage gear load-in All Bag musicians are expected to participate in the Bag eve run-through.
7-9pm - Run-through. We will rehearse as much of the show as we can get to in 2 hours. We must use our time efficiently. Be on time.
TUESDAY June 29 - 3pm - General Call, Be there.
5pm - Stage gear load-in
6pm - Drum sound check We always spend extra time on the drums. We just do
7pm - Band sound check
9pm - House opens
10pm - Musicians to the Courtyard- it's SHOWTIME
Mulcahy’s is gracious enough to provide food for the crew on both Wednesday & Thursday. Please be appreciative.
Only people wearing 1999 Bag shirts are permitted in the stage and backstage areas. Please cooperate. DO NOT bring unauthorized individuals to the areas reserved for the band.


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The theme for this year’s Bag is the LOVE Bag. We like having a theme. We are also playing TV themes from the 60’s. As usual the music we are playing represents the time and places where we, the musicians, grew up. We are getting old you know. Jimmy Myers called me on the phone the other day at 7:30am. Now that would not be unusual in the old days, but now we are both on the beginning part of the day instead of the end. I have always enjoyed seeing band members greet each other at the bag, in many cases not seeing each other from one bag to the next. I would imagine the same thing happens in the audience. E-mail me at PAPRBAG @ aol.com. Tell me your Paper Bag experiences and ideas. Share your bag with me. We have had people meet at the bag, get married and start families. what about you? I’m sure there are some wild bag stories out there. We are planning a Paper Bag yearbook for the 25th baggiversary. Send your stories and ideas in today. Hey, ya never know. Have a good time tonight- we expect you, the audience, to sing, play, clap, stomp & whistle right along with the band. Please make sure that everyone arrives home safely. See ya next year. Mike

More Paper Bag History • Chelsea Square Pub and Canterbury Ales • 1975-1979
Much of the tradition you participate in tonight stems from a special group of people in a place at a special time. Over 400 people have been part of the Bag, and many of them have a connection to one or both of the establishments listed above. I arrived in Huntington in 1976 when my band Cutaway replaced New Day at Chelseas. They had jumped to the Hungry Bear for more bagitas. We played on Tuesday and Friday nights, on sheets of plywood placed on the seats of booths. You had to step over the back of the bench seat to get from one side of the stage to the other. At Canterbury’s I designed the stage that split into booths so small bands could play. I worked for years as house soundman in both places. John Forster, Bill Stevens, John Byers and Dana Riggs, the owners of these clubs fostered a music scene that florishes before you today. Little Wilson played their 1st gig at Canterbury’s. So did Chaser (Straight No Chaser). Red Flannel Hash became Jim Pin…bit by bit. And it’s not just musicians. Bartenders, waitresses, chefs, cooks, bar backs, dishwashers, bouncers, doormen…you name it, we have dozens of folks in the audience and on stage tonight who were part of this scene. And did we have fun. For those of you who are under 40 let me assure you, the 70’s were a blast. The friendships I made 20 years ago form the backbone of this evening. In a sense, we who were there then are celebrating ourselves here and now. Is that deep or what? Cosmic man, cosmic. E-mail me with your Bag stories and ideas. PAPRBAG@aol.com

Newly Discovered Genesis Verses - Noah, Chapter Two — The Band
And so in the dark of night the Lord awoke Noah, and spoke to him: “Noah, awake and heed my words!”
And Noah, being sore and afraid and disoriented, did cry out, “Who goeth there?”
And the Lord did smite him upside the head, saying, “It is the Lord of all things, dummy!”
And Noah did tremble, saying, “Lord, why hath thou awakened me?”
And the Lord did say, “Noah, build me a Jobbing Band. For the earth will be visited by a plague of Brides, followed by forty days of Trade Shows and forty nights of Awards Banquets.”
And Noah did say, “Command me, Lord.”
And the Lord did say, “First, thou must find me a Leader.”
And Noah replied, “But Lord, shall I not be thy Leader?”
And the Lord did smite him again, saying, “Fool, thou shalt be my Contractor. Ask not why!”
And Noah did bow his head, saying, “Yes, my Lord.
And what will this Leader play?”
And the Lord said, “It mattereth little, whether he play or not, or whether he be proficient or not. For his job shall primarily be to talk to the Brides and their Mothers, and to deal with Clients, and to count off Tempos wrong, and to inquire as to whether Overtime will happen, and to try to Segue tunes that should not be segued. If he playeth any instrument, thou must always have another player of that instrument on the band, just to be safe.”
And Noah did say, “
And what else shall this Leader do?”
And the Lord replied, “It shall be his job to spread Bad Information and Confusion amongst the Sidemen, and to pit them one against the other, and to delay all payments. Further shall it be his job, until we can afford a Soundman, to create Feedback, and to invent new Equalization Curves therefore.”
And Noah did shake his head in wonder, saying, “Lord, thy ways are Strange and Mysterious. What more shall I do?”
And the Lord said, “Next, find me a Rhythm Section. “First, find me a Drummer.
And Three Things above all must this Drummer possess.”
And Noah did ask, “What are these Three Things? Double Bass Drums? An Electronic Kit? Congas?”
And the Lord did smite Noah again, saying “Second-guess me not, my servant. First, this Drummer must have slightly imperfect time, so that whenever he playeth a Fill—and he shall play many—he always emergeth at a different place, sometimes early and sometimes late, but thou may not guess which.
And second, he must be Supremely Discontent, always hoping for the Big Break which will lead to him playing with Chick Corea or Madonna, so that he despiseth Jobbing.
And third, he must always be convinced of his Righteousness, in all things, including Time, Volume, Tempo and Feel, so that he argueth always with the Bass Player.”
And Noah did say, “As you command, Lord.
And what next?”
And the Lord did say, “Thou art learning, Noah. Next shall be the Bass Player.
And he shall be Bored. That is all.”
And Noah did say, “Of course.
And next, my Lord?” “Next shall be the Piano Player.
And he shall play as if he has twenty fingers, and he shall play Substitute upon Substitute, until no man may name the Chord, and he will not be helpful. Furthermore, he shall always be Late.
And he shall always be trying out New Gear, of which he has no knowledge.”
And Noah did wonder aloud, “Lord, Great is thy Wisdom!”
“Next shall be the Guitar Player.
And he shall be a Rock Guitar Player.
And he shall be Loud, and he shall sing ‘Old Time Rock n’ Roll’. Also shall he know not The Page, and so shall rely upon his Ears, which have been damaged by exposure to High Sound Pressure Levels. For the Guitarists who Read shall already be playing Shows, and will be making the Big Shekels.
And his tux shall be the Rattiest.”
And Noah did say, “It shall be done.”
And the Lord did say, “Next thou shall need Horns. First shall be the Saxophones.
And they shall be Be-boppers.
And they shall play their Bird Quotes in every song, yea, even the Celine Dion ballad.
And they shall Get High on every break, and make the Long Faces all night, but especially when ‘In The Mood’ is called. Next shall be the Trumpeters.
And they shall every one attempt to take everything Up an Octave, and fail frequently.
And of Changes they shall know nothing.
And finally shall be the Trombone Player.
And many jokes will be made about him, for he will have a Beeper, as well as a Day Job, and he will be the first to be Cut from the Band.”
And Noah, taking many notes, did say, “Mighty is the Lord!” “
Next shall be the String Players. Find me Three Women, and to their Violins which are more ancient even than Myself, attach Pickups, so that their instruments screecheth and causeth great pain.
And their job shall be to dress in Evening Gowns, and to Fake Parts on all Ballads, and to occasionally Stroll, and to complain about the Volume, and the Intonation, and to impede the Swing.”
And Noah did say, “What else can be left, Lord?”
And the Lord did say, “Finally, find me the Singers.
And they shall be Three, one a Male, and two Females.
And the Male shall be a Strutting Peacock, with the Rock ‘N Roll Hair, and he shall never have to wear The Tuxedo, and also shall he play The Harmonica.
And of the Females, one shall be Black and one shall be White.
And the Black one shall ALWAYS sing the Aretha songs, and the Disco.
And the White one shall ALWAYS sing the Power Ballads, and the Country Songs. But both shall share the Motown Medley, and shall sing Backup for the Male, and forget the Words, and be Late, and know nothing of Keys or Form.
And they shall leave every gig immediately, having never touched a piece of Equipment.
And they shall be paid many more shekels than the Sidemen. Ask not why.”
And Noah did say, “As Thou sayest, my Lord.”
And the Lord did command him, “Search high and low for these, as not every musician can fulfill these requirements.
And though we have No Work yet, a Commitment must be secured from All.
And while you’re at it, start looking for Subs.”
And Noah did say, “Lord, thy will be done.”
And so it was.
Thanks and a tip of the hat to Annie Coronna who found this on the net and sent it to me. Send me stuff at PAPRBAG@aol

This is the spot where I get to thank… Dick at Supreme Trophy in Huntington Station; Skylark Video; S-K Sound;, Mark Coffey and the crew at Goldman Bros.; WBAB, Minuteman Printing in East Northport; The Maker of the Melon Peggy Irwin; Lisa Layton for her wonderful work collecting and distributing food; my brothers and sisters working at the front door missing the show; my three girls, Emma, Sara & Sue for making me the happy boy you see here tonight.

Mulcahy’s… is some great place to enjoy the Bag. From John Murray and Ken Tobin, right across to the bar backs, every one of the seemingly endless number of employees of this club is unfailingly helpful. These people understand the the Paper Bag at its purest essence. The Bag has matured these past 5 years, in no small part due to the support provided by these fine people. Please thank the Mulcahy’s staff when you see them. Patronize this fine establishment all year.

The Savannah Joe Kommnick “Are these donuts fresh?” Moment Many of you in the Paper Bag community knew Joe Kommnick simply as “Savannah.” I had the privilege working with this gentle man in the clubs on the South Shore for over 10 years. Savannah Joe was a bright ray of happiness that cut through the smoky air and shined into your heart. He was always ready with a joke, your favorite libation, or an absurd movie quote . There was never anything harsh about Savannah Joe…none of the rough edges many of us who live the night life develop. I miss his company. In 1996 we inaugurated the tradition of performing a song each year that connects us with Joe, so that we may have a vehicle to help us remember this fine man. This year, Living in the Past is dedicated to Savannah Joe. In keeping with Joe’s sense of humor, and to ease the melancholy of the moment, before we begin the song, We ask all of you to place an index finger, held horizontally, just below your nose and all together ask in a falsetto voice …“Are these donuts fresh?

THE BROWN PAPER BAG is the only thing civilized man has produced that does not seem out of place in nature. Crumpled into a wad of wrinkles, like the fossilized brain of a dryad; looking weathered; seemingly slow and rough enough to be a product of natural evolution; its brownness the low key brown of potato skin and peanut shell, dirty but pure; its kinship to tree unobstructed by the cruel crush of industry; absorbing the elements like any other organic entity a No. 8 Kraft brown paper bag lay discarded in the hills of Huntington and it appears to live where it lay.

by Tom Robbins
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Thanks and a tip of the old Paper Bag hat to Naomi Margolin for discovering the origin of this quote

1999 SECTION LEADERS
Many people wonder how this crazy, complicated show, with all its myriad details, ever comes together at all. Most of the credit goes to the Section Leaders who work many hours so that we can all enjoy the Bag. Thank them when you see them go by.

Tony Rome Scott Savitt
Cheese Calzones Marianne Barton
Vocalists Tony Barca
Guitarland Mike Cummings
Guitarland Joe Anziano
Keyboard Ghetto Larry Ketchell
Horns Val Angrosini
Harps Paul Shields
Harps Joe Santino
Basses Jim Myers
Percussion Scott Kistenberger
Sound Larry Phrögk Perlman
Lights Greg Hebel
Construction George Ranzette
Door Crew Bob Guido
Ladies Auxiliary Sue Guido
Mr. Guido's Valet Jim Mola
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor Tom Russo

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