Paper Bag #25 ~ June 27, 2002
Mulcahy's ~ Wantagh , LI, NY
~the 25th Baggiversary
~Abbey Road - side 2
~the best Bag songs ever
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• 248 participants • 59 Songs

Instrumentation: Mike Guido, Tony Rome, 7 Cheese Calzones, 12 vocalists, 12 guitars, 6 keyboards, 4 harmonicas, 7 horns, 9 basses, 13 percussionists, 62 crew members, 61 ladies auxiliary, 20 on the Group W Bench
Highlights: Side 2 of Abbey Road. oh baby! The best Bag songs ever, in alphabetic order, from the Allman Brothers to Zappa. the worst version of a Grateful Dead song you will ever hear. Rookie Bag Vocalist Sue Weiss receives marriage proposal by e mail.

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Name
Years in the Bag
Bag 25 Name Bag 25 #
Our Founder
Mike Guido
25
GUIDO 50
Tony Rome & the Cheese Calzones
Scott Savitt Sect. Ldr
19
Mr. ROME 2002
Marianne Barton Sect. Ldr
23
DOUBLE CHEESE 45
Mary Mc Andrews
22
CHZCALZONE 22 YEARS
Judy Davis
21
HEAD CHEESE 1
Beth Jewell
21
FETA 21
Judy Ammar
16
TOMMY’S WIFE 2
Laura French
10
CHEEZZIE 18
Caroline Aiken
3
BLUZ CHEEZ 8
Vocalists
Tony Barca Sect. Ldr
13
OLD DUDE AR - 15 KISS MY ASS-AMA
Jim Small
22
22nd 7
Phil Reilly
18
REILLY 15
Peggy Kelly
18
STRYDER GIRL `76
Paul Weber
13
DENTIST DUDE 69
Peter Mazzeo
10
MAZ 14
Pete Scully
10
SCULLY 10 YEARS
Annie Santoriello
9
TRIBE MEMBER 9
Joan Pollack
9
KRISPY KREME 38 C
Mike Russo
9
RUSSEAU 137
Nancy Kleemann
6
KLEEMANN 3
Don Prager
5
READY TO GLOW 10
Dawnette Darden
3
SUN 7
Camille Rizzo
2
MRS. RIZ 11
Denise Corazón
2
WILD THANG 36C
Catherine Oestreicher
2
CAT 2 O 1
Susan Weiss
1
SUE - B - DOO 27
Lee Thompson
1
jarvis 68
Guitarland
Joe Anziano Sect. Ldr
24
JOEY 1
Mike Cummings Sect. Ldr
20
M. C. 7b5
Ed Carucci
18
POLECAT 11
Dave Morris
17
DAVE 11
Mike Nugent
15
MOONMAN <moon>
Mark Coffey
14
OKRAM 44
Mike Flyntz
13
FLYNTZ .010
Patrick Cummings
12
PRINCE OF BOWLING 7#11
Joe Scollo
8
SCOLLO 00
Tom Pecoraro
8
PEDAL RACKS 2
Phil Antonucci
7
FLANT ?
Rick Horvath
7
NOODLES B#
Greg Zant
5
FLYING CHIP 8
Keyboard Ghetto
Gary Quenqua Sect. Ldr
24

Q
Larry Ketchell Sect. Ldr
15.5
UN - KOOL 46
Ed Lesco
19
TUPPERWARE 7
Joe Samuels
16
ROAST BEEF $9.60 / half pound
Rich Campbell
8
WOOLY BULLY 88
Harry Oestreicher
2
HARRY O
Horn Section
Val Angrosini Sect. Ldr
18
BAGAVOND 5/4
John Boyle
22
ET - SAX - O - PHONE - HOME 25 YEARS
Lenny La Pinta
16
RICO ROYALE 3 1/2
Ron Fox
16
CHOPS 8va
Ron Aprea
5
CRAZY FINGERS 11
Jason Chapman
4
SARAH JANE 6/11/02
Ed Wolstedlund
3
THIS SIDE UP 14
Frank Rizzo
2
MR. RIZ 321-3211
Harp Section
Paul Shields Sect. Ldr
25
PABLO 51
Joe Santino Sect. Ldr
14
RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6
Tom Dubas
9
DUBE a buck 380
Basses
Jim Myers Sect. Ldr
18
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. 49
Joe Dehler
13
KOKOMO JOE 1956
Tom Flyntz
13
BABAGNUSH <bass clef symbol>
Mark Cimino
8
CYALAYTA 6
Lester Saldinger
7
LESTER <<sun>>
Percussionists
Scott Kistenberger Sect. Ldr
25
DOG YEARS 3
Jimmy Varelas
19
JIMMYTHEGREEK 46
Steve Finkelstein
17
JUNGLE JU TOO
Eel Nietsleknif
17
Kumumpás Punukpók 4U
Vin Cimino
14
I’M WITH NITWIT 69
Neil Burgett
12
HONEYBUTT 0
Pete Lazos
10
ZORBA 00
Billy Onesios
9
“O” BOY 11
Shawn Murray
7
GROOVE SLAVE 4/4
Cliff Hackford
6
CLIFFDRUMS.COM  
Brendan O’ Keefe
5
AREA 51
Chris Hart
3
CRISPY 10
Don Larsen
1
FLAWED 18
Keith Lombardozzi
1
DOZZI 200
Sound, Lights & Video
Phrögk Perlman Sect. Ldr
24
PHRÖGK 25 - 1 / 
Tom Heinisch Sect. Ldr
15
LI SOUND GUY 59.9 hz
Lee Gordon
16
LEISURE LIMO 368-8641
Scott Hartmann
13
MID FREQ 13
Tom Griffin
12
YT 02
Rich Rahner
8
SOUNDUDE 35
Chip Sciacca
6
GONE FISHING  
Greg Hebel Sect. Ldr
22
HEBEL 45
Bill Mason Sect. Ldr
18
BILBO 3791
Steve Porcelli Sect. Ldr
3
STEVEKO 38
John Malloy
1

 
Mr. Guido's Staff
Jim Mola Sect. Ldr
18
JIMMY 29
Tom Russo Sect. Ldr
16
RUDO 23
Ken Tobin Sect. Ldr
8
KILTY LARKIN’S 1
Bruce Sautkulis
18
TOASTMASTER 1
Andy Arenth
1
ARENTH 33
The Door Crew
Phil Guido Sect. Ldr
19
ANOTHER GUIDO IS 50
Frank Varipapa
22
AIR TUNA 99
Lucy Guido
17
LUCIA 39+
Dan Guido
15
GUIDO 46
Bob Guido
15
GUIDO 47
Vinny Guido
11
UNITED WE STAND 9 / 11
Jay Genova
2
MR GENOVA 15
Tony Graziano
1
YANKEES 7
Construction
George Ranzette Sect. Ldr
13
YORGO 9
Adam Schwab
11
LIFT’S HEAVY THINGS 11
Lisa Layton
10
BAD TAMBOURINE <<“no” symbol>> 2002
Jim Irwin
9
OIL CAN %
John Parkinson
7
BIG JOHN 96
Larry Showman
2

 
The Beer Crew
John Christison Sect. Ldr
21
BARCREEP 4Q2
Peggy Murphy
3
ALIEN 69
Ed Barcreep
3
UNCLE ED I 8 1 2
Sue Stein
1
SUE 17
Bill Cristisen
1
BROTHER BILL 55
Paper Bag Staff
Eddie Parkinson Sect. Ldr
19
BIG ED 33
Paul Yovino
15
1-2-TREE YO-YO
Brian Young
13
ETERNAL ROOKIE ?
Walter Symanski
12
WALT 23
Jack Brescia
11
TOW TRUCK JACK 40
John Roxburgh
11

 
Gary Troy
11
TROY 24
Pete Xefos
10
I D Y 69
Billy Leavy
10
TOP OF THE MORNIN <shamrock>
Vinnie Quenqua
10
VINNY Q
Rob Smith
9
BDAY BOY  
Pete Volberg
9
QUALITY PETE 15
Kevin West
9
CRANKY BOY 2
James West
9
A2Z BAG NUMBER 9
Tom Menkes
8
BENOIT 14
Tom West
8
SMOOTH  
Joe Tighe
7
T BONE 22
Phil Wetenhall
7
CHZDOG AKA TITANIUM MAN 57
Bob Barbini
7
BEGINS WITH A B
John Kleemann
6
PUFF TENTACLE 47
Steven Ianucci
5
NUCCI 7
Joe Gander
5
GOOSE 00
John Wittenborg
5
SALTY 50
Bob Schmidt
4
CUMMINGS 9
Larry Goodman
3

 
Larry Press
3

 
Jon Doyle
2
MR. D 26
Gary Schwenker
2
GARY 11
Richie Stankiewicz
2
VERMONT RICHIE 23
Terry Middleton
2
JUST T 72
James Davis
2
JD 3
Kris Symanski
1
KRIS 23
Keith Symanski
1
KEITH 23
Tom Guditus
1
STICKY 33
The Ladies Auxilliary
Sue Guido Sect. Ldr
20
MAMA GUIDO 2
Laura Daddona
24
LAURA 2
Sue W Guido
17
G’DAY MATE  
Pam Sprague
17
BEER TWIN 1 20
Patti Small
15
15th 7
Lisa Silecchio
14

 
Cathi Reilly
14
REILLY 14
Terry Guido
13
GUIDO 44
Dawn Barca
12
DAWNINGS 36 COOKING GOOD
Sue Lesco
12
MRS. ED 8
Desiree Xefos
12
DEZ MONSTER 44
Susi Cummings
11
SUSI 3
Lisa Joy
11
THE VOICE 42
Suzan Coffey
10

 
Lani Quenqua
10
LANI Q
Amy Hof
9
BLONDES PREFER GENTLEMEN 5
Peggy Irwin
9
MELONMAKER -8%
Karen Sprague
9
BEER TWIN 2 20
Stephanie West
9
SILVER BAG 9/25
Barbara Dismas
8
BEE DEE 53
Vinnie Anne Doell
8
VINNIE ANNE 10
Pam Pecoraro
8
PAM DOLL 3
Christine Schwab
8
SPEAK 2 YA
Liz Tobin
8
KILTY LARKIN’S 2
Sharon Cook
7

 
Joan Guido
7
GUIDO 42
Laura Leavy
7
MAMA LALA 2 BOYS
Dawn Menkes
7
MRS BENOIT 8oz.
Ruth Ketchell
7
RUTH 40
Joyce Saldinger
7
JOYCE 23
Jill Silberberg
7
PHONECIAN I - -40
Cassie Mernick
7
CASSALITA 38
Cindy Symanski
7
WALT 23
Betsy Parkinson
7
BETSY  
Dee Antonucci
6
DEEGE !
Cecilia Hackford
6
CECILIAKIRTLAND.COM  
Melissa Perlman
5
PLANT #1
Amy Russo
5
AMY 01
Patti Zant
5
MRS. CHIP 7
Emma Guido
5
MISS CHIEF 100% 00
Sara Guido
5
PUPPY LOVE B
Lauren Gander
4
MRS. GOOSE 001
Annie Schmidt
4
CUMMINGS 9/11
Maureen Dehler
4
MO CHARDONNAY 11/77
Louise Kistenberger
4
WEEZY LOU  
Maggie Votava
4
MAGGIE XO
Liz Barbini
3
CLOYOBELL  
Kat Fox
3
KITTY 9 LIVES
Yohanna Hart
3
YO BABY 13
Eileen Scott
3
LEEN CUISINE 69
Denise Chapman
3
SARAH JANE 7:30
Alyse Prager
3
SURVEY SAYS!! STILL DON’S BETTER HALF
Patty O’ Brien
3
NITWIT 38
Mary Martini
3
PARROT HEAD 47
Rae Doyle
2
RAE 18
Barbara Schwenker
2
BARB 10
Allison Gentile
2
INSTIGATOR 23
Kaitlyn Zant
2
SMURF 15
Megan Zant
2
GOOFY 9
Misty Killean
2
PLAY MISTY 4 ME
Danielle Guido
2
DANI-GIRL #1
Kathy Genova
2
BLITZEN ?
Jessie Galm
1
RUDZIE 77
Marya Ruppert
1
MARYA 7
Christine Liske
1
TWIRL GIRL 37
The Group W Bench
Ed Lowe Sect. Ldr
12
LoweLife 8
Richard Degnan
12
DEGS 26
Tom Fischetti
8

 
Gary Francke
4
FRANCKE G’S 15
Jim Murphy
3
MURF 7
Conor Tobin
3
KILTY LARKIN’S 3
David Tobin
3
KILTY LARKIN’S 4
Ez Bardeguez
1
O. C. D. 22
Ali Bardeguez
1
KITTY COUNT TO 11
Garrett Bardeguez
1
URBAN NINJA 4 LIFE
Marty Ruppert
1
M C’S BIGGEST FAN 49
Hank Lucyguido
1
HANKSTER  
June Lucyguido
1
JUNESTER  
Matt Brescia
1
MATT 7
Kevin Brescia
1
KEVIN 11

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  Title Artist Bag Vocalist
1
Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key all
2
Paper Bag Theme Bag Band Guido
3
I Don't Wanna Work Todd Rundgren Guido/Calzones
4
Hot `Lanta Allman Bros xx
5
Think Aretha Franklin Dawnette
6
Shape I'm In The Band Cummings/Small
  Abbey Road - side 2 by the Beatles
7
Here Comes The Sun Beatles Mazzeo
8
Because Beatles Ensemble
9
You Never Gave Me Your Money Beatles Scully/Mazzeo
10
Sun King Beatles Ensemble
11
Mean Mr Mustard Beatles Small/Barca
12
Polythene Pam Beatles Mazzeo
13
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window Beatles Pollack
14
Golden Slumbers Beatles Scollo
15
Carry that Weight Beatles Ensemble
16
The End Beatles Ensemble
17
Her Majesty Beatles Cummings
18
Lucretia Mac Evil Blood Sweat & Tears Weber/Scully
19
25 or 6 2 4 Chicago Cummings
20 Find the Cost of Freenom CSNY Ensemble
  Woodstock CSNY Annie
21
We Got the Beat GoGo's Calzones
22
Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin Kelly
23
Kashmir Led Zeppelin Lee Thompson
24
What's Your Name Lynrd Skynrd Barca
25
People Got to Be Free Rascals Mazzeo
26
Jumpin' Jack Flash Rolling Stones Savitt/Annie
27
Everybody's Everything Santana Corazon
28
My Old School Steely Dan Lester/Kelly
29
Burning Down the House Talking Heads Noodles
30
Ball of Confusion Temtations Ensemble
31
Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughn Aiken
32
Baba O' Reilly Who Scollo/Noodles
33
Drum Solo/Bag Contest  
34
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & Family Stone Ensemble
35
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC Scully
36
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Beatles Small/Weber
37
Birthday Beatles Smith/Savitt
38
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley Kelly
39
White Room Cream Mazzeo/Cummings
40
Willy and the Poor Boys Creedence Weiss/ Ostreiker
41
Blue Jean David Bowie Lee Thompson
42
Jesus is Just Alright Doobie Brothers Pollack
43
Touch Me Doors M. Russo
44
Hotel California Eagles Barca
45
Frankenstein Edgar Winter xx
46
A Touch of Grey Grateful Dead Anziano
47
Livin' in America James Brown Scully
48
Aqualung Jethro Tull Boyle
49
Fire Jimi Hendrix Prager
50
Do You Want to Touch (yeah) Joan Jett Calzones
51
Room to Move John Mayall Boyle
52
Mississippi Queen Mountain Dawnette
53
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd Scully/Scollo
54
Rosalita Springsteen Weber
55
Stinkfoot Zappa Ketchel
  The Wheel    
56 Freeway Jam Jeff Beck  
57 Dream On Aerosmith

Joe Scollo

58 Walk this Way Aerosmith Joe Scollo
59
Twist & Shout the Beatles John Boyle

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We intend to play rock 'n' roll for as long as we are physically able …so far, so good.

The 25th Paper Bag . . . wow! How many times over the years have we looked at each other said "…yeah, and at the 25th Bag we should …" and then we would laugh. During the 80's and even the 90's the concept of a 25th Paper Bag seemed like a funny event set to occur some time in the future. Well - hello. The future iz us. Hello back surgery and heart trouble and colonoscopy and who exactly is gonna pay for college tuition for these kids and "My God, I sound just like my father" and the pure soaring unimaginable love that arrives with parenthood. It is an unbelievable cornucopia of wonder that comes with middle age. That's right, middle age. Go ahead, say it. Sounds funny, doesn't it? But I am now 50 years old and most of you are right there with me. The musicians in the Paper Bag average 12.5 years service. Almost 20 of you have been in the Bag for over 20 years and more than 100 of you have more than 10 years in the Bag. When you consider that most of us were between 25 and 35 when we first started in the Bag, there you are. Middle aged men and women. What a trip!
As a musician, I must say that it is a privilege to play music with you people. I have been fortunate to play music my entire life and to make my living as a musician and music teacher my entire adult life. I have played electric bass, clarinet, sax, and flute in concert bands and wind ensembles, rock bands, disco groups, reggae bands, jazz bands, pop groups, club date bands. I have played oboe , bassoon and string bass in symphony orchestras. I have worked as sound engineer and light engineer, for clubs and for bands. I rented PA equipment to bands and ran a little recording studio with Phrögk for a while. I booked bands. Hell, at Canterbury Ales I booked Little Wilson, Chaser and Jim Pin for their very first gigs ever – and that was more than 25 years ago – even before there was a Paper Bag. Members of those three bands are prominent members of the Paper Bag Executive Board. Outside of my family, music is my entire existence. You people, the people who are reading this letter, are the people I have made this music with. You are my friends and my colleagues. You are musicians and bartenders and bouncers and barflys and just plain friends. The associations that once would have been described as relationships that "could last a lifetime" have done just that. I am proud to believe that the Paper Bag has been integral in maintaining this lifelong music making and friendship.
There is no WILL CALL window at the Paper Bag (unless someone wants to volunteer to sit at the door and argue with people who should have gotten their tickets in advance from you). After 12 years at $10, Bag tickets are $15 this year. Each bagger is responsible for the sale of 3 tickets in advance. Please remit your $45 asap. Thank you

Itinerary
MONDAY June 24 - 8pm Section Leaders Meeting
WEDNESDAY June 26 - 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.
THURSDAY June 27 - 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
FRIDAY June 28 - Bag Lag ~ sleep ‘till the pain goes away
Mulcahy’s is gracious enough to provide food for the crew on both Wednesday & Thursday. Please be appreciative.
Only people wearing 2002 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 Paper Bag Songlist Many of you are curious as to how we come up with the songlist. Usually we have some sort of a theme, but the 25th is a major bagiversary, so, during our January meeting the executive board listed all the bands usually covered during a bag. We then tried to pick the best bag song by each band. There was much discussion, laughter and needle dropping involved. (For those of you born after 1975, music used to be sold by using wax impressions cut into grooves on black vinyl discs. We called them records and played them using a phonograph and a needle). We play songs until we hit one where everyone starts dancing in their seat. That is when we know we have a winner. AC/DC is the only first time band on this year’s list. This happened because Larry Ketchel did an outrageous imitation of Angus Young, or Malcolm Young or whoever sings in that ridiculous screech. It was, in a word, hysterical. We then went down the list and assigned the songs to first set or second. They were sorted by band name, and when we read the list down it was perfect. From A to Z. Allmans to the Who, AC/DC to Zappa. Yeah!

The Wheel When we run out of songs, we go to the wheel. (you know, spin the wheel, win a valuable prize - that kind of wheel) We spin the wheel, and whatever comes up, we play. We try to populate the wheel with songs that should make the list but were left off the list for some reason. This year’s wheel should include among others: Famous Guitar Solos, Free Bird, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Stairway to Heaven, Reelin in the Years, Whippin' Post, Waylon Jennings, Get Up Stand Up, Jeff Beck, Hey Joe, and finally, the band’s favorite: Mike Cummings, naked to the waist, sings Aerosmith. We will play tonight until 4:01 am. Long live the wheel. Get home safely.

There are 256 people involved in the Paper Bag this year. They have a combined 2,313.5 years experience and average 9 years experience. The 76 musicians have a total of 907.5 years in the bag, for an average of 12 years experience. There are 21 members of the executive board who enjoy a total of 422.5 years in the bag and average over 20 years experience. In case you’re wondering, the 1/2 year is credited to Larry Ketchell who was able to sneak onstage for half of Bag #10

This is the spot where I get to thank… Dick at Supreme Trophy in Huntington Station; Eko Video; S-K Sound; Lightcraft; Mark Coffey and the crew at Goldman Bros.; Minuteman Printing in East Northport; The Maker of the Melon Peggy Irwin; Jill Silberberg- the sign girl; Lisa Layton for her wonderful work collecting and distributing food; the faculty and staff at Garden City MS; 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. As you can see, I live a charmed existence.

Mulcahy’s… is some great place to enjoy the Bag. From John Murray, 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. Mul’s now holds the record, with 6 bags, 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. Get home safely

Peas & carrots, peas & carrots, peas & carrots … Brian Mulhurn was one of 4 guitarists to participate in Paper Bag #1. During the late 70’s, Brian played in several bands in and around the Huntington area often teaming up with his brother Kevin as (what else?) the Mulhurn Brothers. I mixed sound for them several times at Chelsea’s. Sally Scudder played keyboards and sang in many bands with numerous bag members. Sally was great to have in the band. Perfect pitch, big smile, never conplained, always had fun. Every time the Jim Small Band plays, I look over to the other side of the stage and I can see her, boppin’ and tappin’ her bare feet. Adam Calaci played bass and sang in some of the most successful bands to ever play on Long Island. On stage, Adam was a solid presence. Hius bass playing was strong and yes, it was loud. Backstage, he was a very, very funny man.
We are musicians. We live a different life, in bars and diners and clubs and catering halls and come home as the sun comes up and put off joining the “real world “ as long as possible. It is a great life, rich and rewarding and so so so much fun. We look after each other and are loyal to each other. Sometime during the night tonight, remember someone missing from your life, smile and have some fun for them. We all can live on in the memory of our friends, family and colleagues. Take care of each other, be loyal to each other, and most of all, have fun.

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, Lost in the Ozoneis 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

2002 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 ~ Joe Anziano, Mike Cummings
Keyboard Ghetto ~ Gary Quenqua, Larry Ketchell
Horns ~ Val Angrosini
Harps ~ Joe Santino, Paul Shields
Basses ~ Jim Myers
Percussion ~ Scott Kistenberger
Sound~ Larry Phrögk Perlman
Lights ~ Greg Hebel
Construction ~ George Ranzette
Door Crew ~ Phil Guido
Ladies Auxiliary ~ Sue Guido
Mr. Guido's Valet~ Jim Mola
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor ~ Tom Russo
Vice President in charge of Fun ~ Ken Tobin
The Group W Bench ~ Ed Lowe

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