Paper Bag #28 ~ June 28, 2005
Mulcahy's ~ Wantagh , LI, NY
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• 276 participants • 49 songs •
Instrumentation: Mike Guido, Tony Rome, 8 Cheese Calzones, 13 vocalists, 14 guitars, 8 keyboards, 5 harmonicas, 9 horns, 5 basses, 16 percussionists, 95 crew members, 71 ladies auxiliary, 18 on the Group W Bench
Highlights: Sam the Bugler, The Beach Boy set, The Funk Bag, Tommy, the pregnant nun, a Paper Bag welcome to Marie La Pinta. and finally, for those who enjoy a happy ending: Mike Cummings, naked to the waist, sings "To Sir with Love"

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Our Founder   click here for photos of Our Founder    Go to the top of this page
 Name
Mike Guido
Years in the Bag
 28
  2005 Bag Shirt Name & Number
Guido 53
Commendations 
1992 Lowe Life Award
Tony Rome   click here for photos of Tony Rome        Go to the top of this page
 Name
Scott Savitt

Years in the Bag
Section
 22 Leader

  2005 Bag Shirt Name & Number
May I park your car?
Commendations 
1992 Dwight Winther Award
Steve Romerio
4
The Original Tony Rome
13
 Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number  Commendations
Marianne Barton Section 26 Leader
DOUBLE CHEESE
48
1997 Dwight Winther Award
Mary McAndrews Section 25 Leader
CD MISTRESS
25 YEARS
2001 Dwight Winther Award
Judy Davis 24
HEAD CHEESE
1
2000 Dwight Winther Award
Beth Jewell 24
FETA
24
2005 Dwight Winther Award
Laura French 13
CHEZZIE
18
 
Ali Bardeguez 4
ANGEL OF MUSIC
11
 
Gia Cerone Rookie
GATA
36
 
The Vocalists     click here for photos of the vocalists      Go to the top of this page
 Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number  Commendations
Tony Barca
Section 16 Leader
THE OLDE DUDE
<<graphic>>
1996 Frank Hendricks Award
Jim Small
25
SHARK BOY
7
1994 Dwight Winther Award
Phil Reilly
19
     
Allen Santoriello
19
SANTORIELLO
15
1991 Frank Hendricks Award
Paul Weber
14
     
Pete Scully
12
    2002 Frank Hendricks Award
Joan Pollock
11
     
Mike Russo
12
BACH TO ROCK TEACHER
   
Annie Santoriello
11
MAMA ANNA
77
 
Don Prager
6
THE DON
69
 
Dawnette Darden
6
SUN
7
 
Denise Corazón
5
OLD SCHOOL
23
 
Lee Thompson
4
VAGITARIAN
68
 
Paul Esposito
2
ESPOSITO
35
 
Steve Pincus
Rookie
ROOKIE
05
 
Killer Joe Ferraro
Rookie
KILLER JOE
66
 
Dave Franklin
Rookie
THE RAVE
13
 
Guitarland  click here for photos of the guitars     Go to the top of this page
 Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name
Number
 Commendations
Joe Anziano
Section 27 Leader
JOEY
<fedora>
1998 Dwight Winther Award
Mike Cummings
Section 23 Leader
M.C.

7b5

1997 Frank Hendricks Award
Dave Morris
20
DAVE
11
 
Mark Coffey
17
THE T SHIRT GURU
47
1998 Frank Hendricks Award
Mike Nugent
16
MOONMAN
<moon>
 
Mike Flyntz
16
FLYNTZ
.010
 
Patrick Cummings
15
NICE UNCLE
7#11
 
Phil Antonucci
111/2
FLANT
13
 
Tom Pecoraro
11
PEDAL RACKS
2
 
Joe Scollo
11
SCOLLO
00
 
Rick Horvath
9
NOODLES
B#
 
Greg Zant
8
FLYING CHIP
8
 
Gus Karras
3
BOOGIE
12
 
Johnny Cola
2
I PLAY LOUD
.009
 
The Keyboard Ghetto  click here for photos of the keyboardists     Go to the top of this page
 Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number  Commendations
Gary Quenqua
Section 27 Leader
 
Q
2001 Frank Hendricks Award
Larry Ketchell
Section 18.5 Leader
POPPYCOCK
634
1995 Frank Hendricks Award
Ed Lesco
22
THE PROFESSOR
7 or 8
Joe Samuels
19
ROAST BEEF
$19.20/lb
 
Sue Lesco
15
HURT NOBODY
8
Bruce Rogers
11


1990 Frank Hendricks Award
Rich Campbell
10
MARATHON
26.2
Keith Hill
1
FH ROOKIE
1
Chris Casper
ROOKIE
CASPER
96 TEARS
The Down Wind Horns  click here for photos of the horns    Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number

 Commendations
Val Angrosini
Section 21 Leader
fawahnthaflawwahker
5/4

2000 Frank Hendricks Award

John Boyle
25
SAXMANIAC-BAGGIN AGAIN
25 YEARS
1999 Dwight Winther Award
Ron Fox
19
CHOPS
8va
 
Lenny La Pinta
19
ALL FOR MOM
2005
2004 Dwight Winther Award
Ron Aprea
8
CRAZY FINGERS

 
Jason Chapman
7
CHAPS
8vb
 
Frank Rizzo
5
MR. RIZ
7#11
 
Ed Leone
ROOKIE
PAPA LONES
EPL3
 
Sam The Bugler
ROOKIE
SAM THE BUGLER

 
Harmonica Section    click here for photos of the harps   Go to the top of this page

Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number  Commendations
Paul Shields Section 28 Leader
PABLO
53
1995 Dwight Winther Award 
Joe Santino Section 17 Leader
RHYTHM & HUES
f 5.6
 
Jim Small 25
MICKEY
7
1994 Dwight Winther Award
John Boyle
25
SAXMANIAC-BAGGIN AGAIN
25 YEARS
1999 Dwight Winther Award
George Ranzette 17
NO I'M NOT
£9
 
Killer Joe Ferraro
Rookie
KILLER JOE
66
 

Bass Section      click here for photos of the basses  Go to the top of this page

Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Jim Myers Section 21 Leader
D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
52
1999 Frank Hendricks Award
Joe Dehler
16
KOKOMO JOE
1956
 
Tom Flyntz
16
PAPA FLYNTZ
<bass clef symbol>
 
Mark Cimino
11
MC yalada
6
 
Lester Saldinger
10
more or les

 
George Panos
4
MORE BASS
44
 

Percussion Section   click here for photos of the percussionists     Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Scott Kistenberger Section 28 Leader
DRUM RIGHT ONLY
3
1988 Frank Hendricks Award 
Jimmy Varelas
22
JIMMYTHEGREEK
49
 
Steve Finkelstein
19
JUNGLE JU
2
 
Vin Cimino
17
ENZO
1969
 
Linda Mackley
15
MACK
1
 
Pete Lazos
13
SPOOKY BROOKS

 
Billy Onesios
12
O STICKIT
27
 
Shawn Murray
10
GROOVESLAVE
6
 
Brendan O Keefe
8
AREA
51
 
Chris Hart
6
CRISPY
10
 
Don Larsen
4
SCHLAGZEUG
18
 
Keith Lombardozzi
4
DOZZI
420
 
Steve Krucher
3
STEFARINO
8
 
Ben Greenspan
2
BENJAMIN
36
 
Tony Saccone
ROOKIE
KAREEM OF WHEAT
7
 
Billy Smith
ROOKIE
DRUM CHEF
13
 
Mr. Guido's Staff    click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page

Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Mr. Guido's Valet        
Jim Mola 211/2 JIMMY 29 2002 Dwight Winther Award
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor        
Tom Russo 19 RUDO 23 2004 Frank Hendricks Award 
Toastmaster        
Bruce Sautkulis 21 TOASTMASTER 1 2005 Frank Hendricks Award 

Technical Staff    click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Sound  
Phrögk Perlman Section 27 Leader
PHRÖGK
-1/
1988 Frank Hendricks Award
Tom Heinisch Section  17 Leader
DISCO BOY
MIA
2003 Dwight Winther Award
Lee Gordon
19
LEISURE LIMO
46
1986 Frank Hendricks Award
Scott Hartmann
16
MID FREQ
16
 
Tom Griffin
14
YT
05
 
Chip Sciacca
9
EXPEDITOR
9
 
Jerry Beck
1
JERRY BUBBA

 
Lights  
Greg Hebel Section 25 Leader HEBEL 48 1992 Frank Hendricks Award
Photos        
Bill Mason Section 21 Leader BILBO 3791 1996 Dwight Winther Award
Joe Santino 17 RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6  
Gene Martin 10 I WANNA GET LAID - WAITING SINCE 1987
Video        
Steve Porcelli

6

EKOGUY 39  
Ralph Porcelli
18
MUTHACRISPA 42  
Ralph Esposito
18
SPOMAN 911  
John Malloy
4
SPECIAL FX 45  
Steve Mecca
2
MECCA MAN 2  
Beer & Construction Crew    click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Construction  
George Ranzette
Section 16 Leader
NO I'M NOT
#9
 
Adam Schwab
14
SPARKY
<<lightning bolt>>
 
Lisa Layton
13
GIFT HORSE FOR GRAB BAG
2005
 
Jim Irwin
12
OIL CAN
%
 
John Parkinson
10
BIG JOHN
96
 
Larry Showman
5
BONES
5
 
Beer Crew  
John Christison
Section 22 Leader
BARCREEP
4Q2
1991 Dwight Winther Award
Ed Barcreep
5
UNCLE ED
I 8 1 2
 
Peggy Murphy
53
THE ALIEN
69
 
Sue Stein
3
SUE
17
 
The Door Crew     click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number Commendations
Phil Guido
Section 21 Leader
RIZZUTO
10
1993 Frank Hendricks Award
Frank Varipapa
25
AIR TUNA
99
 
Lucy Guido
20
AND ALL THAT GRAZ

 
Bob Guido
18
GUIDO
50
 
Dan Guido
17
GUIDO
49
 
Vinny Guido
14
RETIRED ON
3 qtrs
 
Tony Graziano
4
GUIDO BY ASSOCIATION
7
 
Paper Bag Staff     click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name
Years in the Bag
2005 Bag Shirt Name
Number
Eddie Parkinson
22
BIG ED
33
Paul Yovino
18
1-2-TREE
YO-YO
Brian Young
16
JACKSON S UNCLE
?
Walter Symanski
15
WALT
23
Gary Troy
14
TROY
24
Jack Brescia
13
TOW TRUCK JACK
50+
John Roxburgh
13
ON BEST BEHAVIOR
00
Vinnie Quenqua
13
VINNY
Q
Rob Smith
12
ROCKIN ROB
243
Pete Volberg
12
QUALITY PETE
15
Kevin West
12
CRANKY BOY
2
Tom Menkes
11
TOMMY GUNN
14
Joe Tighe
10
BAGMAN
22
Phil Wetenhall
10
CHZDOG
57
Bob Barbini
10
BEGINS WITH A
B
Ernie Chea
9
SNAKE
69
Steven Ianucci
8
NUCCI
7
John Wittenborg
8
SALTY
50
Bob Schmidt
7
SCHMIDTPACK
4
Gary Schwenker
5


Richie Stankiewicz
5
VERMONT RICHIE
23
Terry Middleton
5


James Davis
5
THE DEPUTY
22
Kris Symanski
4
KRIS
23
Keith Symanski
4
KEITH
23
Anthony Alcamo
3
TONYDRUMS
99
George Bily
3


Steve Sobstyl
3
COACH STEVE
11
Glenn Dodd
2


Martin Kennedy
2
THE DUDE
00
Kevin Murphy
2
MURPH
83
Bobby Bashian
2
OLD MAN
42
Davin Halpern
2


Erik Symanski
ROOKIE
ERIK
23
Kenny Teknus
ROOKIE
RUDY S BOY
05
Miguel Carranza
ROOKIE
PERRA
8
Nathan Johnson
ROOKIE
CHEESE LOVER
31
Jimmy Mc Carey
ROOKIE
CAT
7
Bill Sterenchak
ROOKIE
SAX-IN-LAW
1
Nick Graziano
ROOKIE
NICK

Erich Grommet
ROOKIE
ERICH
13
Steve Keith
ROOKIE


Bob Barca
ROOKIE
NOT SO OLDE DUDE
54
Ladies Auxilliary    click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number
Sue Guido
Section 23 Leader
HOT FOR TEACHER
1
Laura Daddona
27
LAURA
2
Sue W Guido
20
LADY CARDINAL

Patti Small
18
LAVA GIRL
7
Grettie Silecchio
15
GRETTIE
±12db
Terry Guido
15
GUIDO
44
Lisa Silecchio
15
Was it a good conversation?

Dawn Barca
15
FOODTRITION
38
Desiree Xefos
15
DEZ MONSTER
44
Susie Cummings
14
SUSI
23
Lisa Joy
14
THE VOICE
42
Suzan Coffey
13
METROBAGGER

Lani Quenqua
13
LANI
Q
Amy Hof
12
FOOTLOOSE

Peggy Irwin
12
MELONMAKER
-8%
Barbara Dismas
11
BEE DEE
53
Pam Pecoraro
11
PAM DOLL
3
Christine Schwab
11
Spk2ya
40
Dawn Menkes
10
E & B
7
Joyce Saldinger
10
LESS LES
23
Cassie Mernick
10
CASSIDICHE
38
Cindy Symanski
10
CINDY
23
Betsy Parkinson
10
BETSY

Joan Guido
9
GUIDO
45
Ruth Ketchell
9
RUTH
634
Dee Antonucci
8
CHARLETTA
1636
Melissa Perlman
8
PLANT
2627
Amy Russo
8
TROPHY GIRL
05
Patti Zant
8
MRS. CHIP
7
Emma Guido
8
NO AUTOGRAPHS PLEASE
09
Sara Guido
8
INGA
31
Annie Schmidt
7
SCHMIDTPACK
4
Maureen Dehler
7
KOKOMO MO
77
Louise Kistenberger
7
WEEZY K

Maggie Votava
7
MAGGIE
XO
Liz Barbini
6
CLYABELL

Yohanna Hart
6

YO
Eileen Lombardozzi
6
LEEN CUISINE
13
Denise Chapman
6
DEE
36
Patty O Brien
6
SINGLE
1
Mary Martini
6
HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Jeanne Guido- Sielaff
5
MIKE GUIDO S MOM
10
Liz Goodman
5


Danielle Guido
5
DANI-GIRL
#1
Barbara Schwenker
4


Allison Gentile
4


Jessie Galm
4
RUDZIE
77
Marya Ruppert
4
MARYA
7
Christine Liske
4
GARDEN GIRL
05
Rachel Quenqua
3
QT
Q
Nancy Sobstyl
3
NANCY
10
Marie Crawson
3
BBBUFFY
#3
Barbara Karras
2
MOM
12 + 2
Maria Sarro
2
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Laurie Giovanneillo
2
TRIPLE G
13
Christine Graziano
2
STEEN
4
Marissa Quenqua
2
MARISSA
Q
Adeline Ruiz
2
LIL"MAN
5/19
Elaine West
2


Mary Ellen Ruppert
ROOKIE
MARY ELLEN
11
Monica Sterenchak
ROOKIE
SAX SISTER
2
Helen Kuch
ROOKIE
ONE IN A MILLION
13
Theresa Byrne
ROOKIE
MRS CRISPY
10 1/2
Lisa Franceski
ROOKIE
LISA LISA
7
Gina Ardito
ROOKIE
GROOVY GIRL
70 S
Julie Esposito
ROOKIE
JULES
18
Julie Saldinger
ROOKIE
JULIE DALE

Gloria Vasco
ROOKIE
G.T.
2
Marie La Pinta
ROOKIE
FREE AT LAST
05
Patti Radigan
ROOKIE
THE RAT
1
The Group W Bench  click here for photos of the staff   Go to the top of this page
Name
Years in the Bag 2005 Bag Shirt Name Number
Ed Lowe
Section 15 Leader
ZUKI'S BUTLER
59
Richard Degnan
15
USTA BE DEGS
26
Tom Fischetti
11
FISH
33
Ken Tobin
11
VPOF
05
Gary Francke
7
FRANCKE G S
9
Naomi Margolin
5


Larry Goodman
5


Ez Bardeguez
4
I M EZ
NOT EASY 7
Garrett Bardeguez
4
S A M
4/20/04
Marty Ruppert
4
MARTY
52
Pat Scarola
3
PRINCIPAL
32
Matt Guido
3
GUIDO
14
Doug Dattoma
3
DATTS
2
Larry Lupo
3
OD
20/20
Dan Quenqua
2


Paul French
2
THE ENGLISH GUY
61
Tom Ruppert
1
RUGHEAD
2
Jay Caputo
1
SIGMA LAMBDA PHI
69
Charlie Costello
1
SIGMA LAMBDA PHI
69
Anthony La Pinta
1
CROSS EXAMINE
05
Joe Mc Gorry
11
McGOO
16
John Murray
11
CASH
83
Mike Mc Elwee
10
UNCLE MIKE
69
Billy O Sullivan
9
STALE
21
Eric Miller
8
E TRAIN
13
Michael Dunne
8
DUNNAY
1/2
Diane O Keefe
8
DIANE
1
Larry Schumacher
5
POSTY
666
Pat Gavin
3
GRASS
420
Luis Umanzor
2
BIG LOU
69
Joe Wynn
ROOKIE
JOESTER
00
Tom Scarola
ROOKIE
SCHOOL BUS
23
John Murray III
ROOKIE
THE III
243
Chris Harkins
ROOKIE
TWEETY
0
Mike Zwart
ROOKIE
ZWARTY
86

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Title
Artist
Vocalists
1
Sam the Bugler - Tonight Show
Opening
 
2
Paper Bag Theme
Phil Gagliano Band
Mike Guido
3
I Don't Wanna Work
Todd Rundgren
Mike Guido/the Cheese Calzones Calzones
4
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for me & my Monkey
Beatles
Lee Thompson
5
Southern Cross
CSNY
John Boyle/Mike Cummings/Jim Small/Tony Barca gs/Tony Barca/Jim Small
6
Hush
Deep Purple
Big Scotto
7
Over the Hills & Far Away
Led Zeppelin
Lee Thompson
8
Shine on you Crazy Diamond
Pink Floyd
Paul Esposito
 
The Beach Bag
   
9
I Get Around
Beach Boys
Tony Barca
10
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Beach Boys
Noodles
11
Sloop John B
Beach Boys
Jim Small
12
In My Room
Beach Boys
Ensemble
13
Good Vibrations
Beach Boys
Ensemble
14
With A Little Help From My Friends
Joe Cocker
Dawnette Darden
15
You've Made Me So Very Happy
Blood Sweat & Tears
Phil Antonucci
16
This Will Be An Everlasting Love
Natalie Cole
the Cheese Calzones
17
Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo
Rick Derringer
Val Angrosini
18
Pregnant Nun/I'm Just a Girl
No Doubt
Denise Corazon
19
Black Cow
Steely Dan
Mike Cummings
20
Josie
Steely Dan
Mike Cummings
21
Freedom Rider
Traffic
Lester Saldinger
22
Give a Little Bit
Super Tramp
Steve Pincus
 
Tommy by the Who
   
23
Tommy Can You Hear Me
Who
Ensemble
24
Pinball Wizard
Who
Paul Esposito
25
Acid Queen
Who
Lee Thompsonhompson
26
I'm Free
Who
Joe Scollo
27
Go to the Mirror
Who
Joe Scollo
28
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
Annie Santoriello
29
Peaches en Regalia
Zappa
xx
30 Drum Solo/Bag Contest    
31 Hot Fun in the Summertime
Sly & Family Stone
Ensemble
 
The Funk Bag
   
32 Sex Machine James Brown Allen Santoriello
33 Funkifize Tower of Power Killer Joe Ferraro
34 Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band xx
35 Fantasy Earth Wind & Fire Lester Saldinger/Mike Cummingsmmings
36 What is Hip Tower of Power Steve Pincus
37 Spoonful Cream Steve Pincus
38 Dirty Laundry Eagles Lee Thompson
39 Love Stinks J Geils the Cheese Calzones
40 Sweet Dream
Jethro Tull
John Boyle
 
Southern Rock Block
   
41 I Know a Little Lynrd Skynrd Tony Barca
42 No Place Left to Go Charlie Daniels Steve Pincus
43 Take the Highway Marshall Tucker John Boyle
44 Jessica Allman Bros xx
45 Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Killer Joe Ferraro
46 Instant Karma John Lennon Ensemble
47 Mother's Little Helper Rolling Stones Chris Casper
48 Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf Don Prager
49 Spirit in the Night Springsteen Paul Esposito
50 The Wheel - Mike Cummings, naked to the waist, sings To Sir With Love
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· 6 hours of non-stop music ·

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

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

Paper Bag #28! Think about it. Twenty eight years of this nonsense. Most of us weren't even 28 years old when we started. Some of you aren't 28 years old yet. There are about 50 people wearing Bag shirts tonight who have been participating for over 20 years. I wonder how many of the audience members are 20 year vets. Anyway, we have been at this a long time and we are pretty good at it. Some of us have only missed one Bag (usually for love or rehab)

Theme -   The executive board meetings are fun, as usual. Mike Cummings kept it in his trousers (assuming he still has it - I have a feeling that instead of wild oats, all Mr. Cummings has is shredded wheat) . The theme this year is a compromise. I like the Bag band to do songs that I grew up with and have always wanted to do Beach Boys.   At a meeting Scotty K clearly showed his disdain for this beautiful music but he is an idiot.   I especially love Pet Sounds . So what is in the Bag? We have the Grab Bag - featuring the Beach Bag, Tommy, the Funk Bag and a Southern Rock Block.

The Financial Report - Every year when the Bag is over I hope to have funds left so I can preserve the photos and video tapes that are in boxes (and boxes and boxes and boxes) in the closet near the War Room. I haven't been able to do that yet. Last year 70 people covered the minimum ticket requirement, 3 tickets. 24 of you sold more than 3 tickets. 1/3 of the people who received a shirt from me did not cover the cost of even one ticket. Now, as a financial entity, the Bag is a delicate thing. Kind of like a pyramid standing on its point. I don't like to mess with it because it has been working well for the past 15 or so years. However, I have a responsibility to cover the expenses every year. With so many people not meeting their obligation I have to figure out a way to insure that we have capital without making the people who already do their share foot the bill for those who don't. Anyway, here's the deal. Tickets have gone to $20 in advance. Each Bagger is responsible for 2 tickets, or $40. The past few years the minimum was $45 so this should make it easier for some of you in that bottom 1/3 of the band to come into compliance. Now, if you can't find two people that are willing to come to see you participate in this show then we have a problem.

We have a good song list this year.   I am looking forward to standing in my spot on the stage while my friends play this music at killer volume, all wearing huge smiles. Every one of you is a friend of mine, and I thank you for your participation and your enthusiasm. Don't forget the rule, if it gets dark out, we will have to have fun. It's a rule. Really.

 

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). Bag tickets are $20 this year. Each bagger is responsible for the sale of 2 tickets in advance. Please remit your $40 asap. Tickets will be $25 the day of the show. Contact your section leader today. Get shirt names and #’s in TODAY. Thank you

Itinerary
MONDAY June 20 - 8pm Section Leaders Meeting
MONDAY June 27 - 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 28 - 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
Wednesday June 30 - 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 2005 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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Ontologia
Today’s Paper Bag History Lesson is about the songs we play. Through the first 27 Bags we have played 930 songs. In the early days, I wouldn’t tell anyone what songs we were playing. Not even the band. They would show up and there would be a songlist on the wall and away we would go. Of course we weren’t as polished then as we are now.

Lenny LaPinta was the first one to refer to Paper Bag #10 as “The Dream Season.” That was the first Bag where we really started to play well. Bag # 11 was the first time we had a “theme.” We played a set of songs from Sly & the Faily Stone. For Bag #13 we alternated songs with “black’ and “white” in the title. Bag #15 featured songs with the word “Midnight” in the title. After that came the Brown Bag, the Doggy Bag, the Love Bag, the Bag from Space and last year the School Bag.

These days the Executive Board meets in the war room beginning in January. We go over all the suggestions that have been emailed in by alert Bag affecionatos and people bring copies of songs that are to be considered. The songlist is the subject of much discussion.

Naturally, being products of the era that we are, the Executive Board has some favorites. Here is a list of the most-covered bands at the Paper Bag and how many times we have played one of their songs. In addition, there are 177 bands that have had one song played at a bag and 76 more bands that have been featured between 2 and 5 times.

Beatles
96
Santana
13
Eagles
7
Rolling Stones
30
CCR
12
Pink Floyd
7
Sly & the Family Stone
29
Frank Zappa
12
Steely Dan
7
Allman Bros
26
Temptations
12
Blind Faith
6
Led Zeppelin
22
Jethro Tull
11
Bruce Springsteen
6
Paper Bag Originals
22
Jimi Hendrix
11
David Bowie
6
Todd Rundgren
21
Chicago
9
Edgar Winter
6
Phil Gagliano Band
19
CSNY
9
Elvis Presley
6
Jeff Beck
17
Doors
8
Eric Clapton
6
Cream
17
Janis Joplin
8
J Geils Band
6
The Who
16
Young Rascals
8
Jim Small Band
6
James Brown
14
Blood Sweat & Tears
7
Stevie Wonder
6

There are 269 people involved in the Paper Bag this year. They have a combined 2,552.5 years experience and average 9.5 years experience. The 74 musicians have an average of 13.1 years experience. There are 26 members of the executive board who enjoy a total of 537.5 years in the bag and average over 20.7 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; Dawn Barca - the sign girl; Lisa Layton for her wonderful work collecting and distributing food; the faculty and staff at all the Island Trees Schools; 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 10 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. His 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, Georgia on My Mind, by Ray Charles, 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

2005 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, Mary McAndrews
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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