Paper Bag #34 Highlights ~ The News-Paper Bag ~ an homage to EdLowe

The News-Paper Bag honored the memory of EdLowe, newspaper writer, storyteller and barfly extroadinaire. We played songs that were Ed's favorites and songs that he used to play guitar and sing to his kids. The EdLowe lovefest included a rendition of Amazing Grace by the Nassau Police Emereld Society Bagpipe Band. In addition, we played 4 songs each, from 4 albums, from 40 years ago. The year 1971 gave us Who's Next, Led Zeppelin IV, Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore. And of course, the Body Bag with performances honoring Phoebe Snow, Teena Marie, Clarence Clemons, Gerry Rafferty, Captain Beefheart himself - Mr. Don VanVliet, and Gary Moore, who was probably applauding in his grave as he listened to Mike Flyntz play the guitar.

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The Players
Name   Bag #34 shirt name Bag 34 shirt #   Name   Bag #34 shirt name Bag 34 shirt #
Our Founder   Vocalists
Mike Guido   GUIDO 59   Allen Santoriello   JACKIE 42
Tony Rome   Jim Small   LOWE LIFERS 1 & ALL
Scott Savitt   SCOTTO 2011   Tony Barca   OLD DUDE RYT P90X
The Cheese Calzones   Paul Weber   DENTIST DUDE 69
Marianne Bisson   DOUBLE CHEESE 21   Annie Santoriello   GANJA GRANNY 1
Mary Mc Andrews   MAMA CHEESE 31 YEARS IN THE BAG   Joan Pollack   JOAN B ONE KENOBI 140db
Laura Daddona   MRS THE HAT 2   Dawnette Darden   SUN 7
Judy Davis   HEAD CHEESE 1   Lee Thompson   VAGITARIAN 68
Beth Jewell   MAMA FETA 17   Paul Esposito   NEW BABY ESPO 12-23-11
Ali Bardeguez   USMC Veteran 11   Chris Casper   CASPER 96 TEARS
Gia Cerone   SIDE O SAUCE 2.7.02   Dave Franklin   RAVE 13
Guitarland   Ellen Dumlao   QT 3.14159265. . .
Joe Anziano   JOEY <fedora>   Leslie Carter   MACMAMMA 15
Mike Cummings   JIM PIN 21   Tom Santoriello   BIG SLOE 32
Mike Flyntz   FLYNTZ .010   The Keyboard Ghetto
Mike Nugent   <<blank>>
  Gary Quenqua  
Q
Patrick Cummings   iMandolin 13b5   Larry Ketchell   TWO DOG NIGHT 55
Phil Antonucci   PIT BULL 17 1/2   Ed Lesco   EDDIE 7
Tom Pecoraro   PEDAL RACKS 2   Joe Samuels   ROAST BEEF $22.80/lb
Rick Horvath   NOODLES B#   Rich Campbell   MARATHON MAN 3:22
Gus Karras   THE REVEREND 12   The Paper Bag Drum Section
Johnny Cola   IPLAYLOUD 11   Scott Kistenberger   GRETSCH 3
Brian Hauff   WalkOn
  Don Larsen   DONOSAUR 18
Jimmy Gallagher   G STRING 06   Jimmy Varelas   JIMMYTHEGREEK 55
Larry Fitzgerald   FITZ TONE 44   Steve Finkelstein   JUNGLE JU TOO
The Down Wind Horns   Pete Lazos   SPOOKY
Lenny La Pinta   MAESTRO
  Billy Onesios   JUST IN TIME 10
Ron Fox   HANNAH S DAD 10/11/07   Shawn Murray   GROOVE SLAVE
Jason Chapman   JASON 46   Brendan O Keefe   PREPARE FOR 2012
Frank Rizzo   OZZIR (RETROGRADE)
  Chris Hart   CHRISPY 10
Ed Leone   LONESBONES 06   Keith Lombardozzi   DOZZI 10
Pat Delaney   HUSKER 50   Ben Greenspan   BEN-Jammin 7
Barry Titone   BTRITONE 10   Ralph Decurzio   HIPPIE
Jimmy Cordara   CORDARA 219   Tom De Renzo   TOMÁS 4
The Harmonica Section   John Marino   JOHNNY MOSH 777
Paul Shields   PABLO 60   Ben Greenspan BEN-JAMMIN 21
Joe Santino   RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6   NCPD Emerld Society Pipe Band
Jim Small   LOWE LIFERS 1 & ALL   Mike Bartlett   CAKES 184
Joe Santino RHYTHM & HUES f 5.6   Bob Riordan   THE BAG PIPER 43
Joe Gander GANDER 58   Denise Robbert   LIL DRUMMER GIRL 891
The Bass Section   Dick Hanley   HANLEY
Jim Myers   THREE FINGERS 25   Mike Bolitho   RACKET 10
Tom Flyntz   T BONE <bass clef symbol>   Sound
Lester Saldinger   STILL LES THAN 60   Phrögk Perlman   PHRÖGK / - 1
Stephen Michaels   RAMONE 23   Lee Gordon   LEISURE LIMO 368-6832
Rich Bensen   RUTHIE S BOY 21   Tom Heinisch   SK BOSS 49hz
Mr. Guido's Staff   Scott Hartmann   MID FREQ 22
Jim Mola   JIMMY 29   Chip Sciacca   FREELANCER 43hz
Tom Russo   RUDO 11   Lights
Bruce Sautkulis   TOASTMASTER 1   Greg Hebel   HEBEL 54
Mark Coffey   BICYCLEBOY 53   Video
Kenny Teknus   KSTILES 420   Bill Mason   BILBO 3971
Sean Walsh   WALSH 10   Ralph Porcelli   MUTHACRISPA 50
The Door Crew   Ralph Esposito   SPOMAN 911
Frank Varipapa   AIR TUNA 99   Steve Porcelli   EKOGUY 39
Bob Guido   GUIDO 56   John Molloy   SMOKE/FX 69
Karl Rivenberg   FOTOG 96   Steve Mecca   KHATOMATO 2
The Construction Crew   Ladie's Auxilliary
George Ranzette   CORRIGIBLE STILL 5¢   Sue Guido   SUE LOVES MIKE
Lisa Layton   HOW EDLOWE CAN I GO!!! 2011   Pam Sprague   TWINSTOCK 1
Jim Irwin   OIL CAN %   Patti Small   LOWE LIFERS 4 EVER
John Parkinson   BIG JOHN 96   Dawn Barca   CoachDawnBarca.com 44
The Staff   Sue Lesco   SUZEEQUE 8
Eddie Parkinson   BIG ED 33   Desiree Xefos   DEZ MONSTER 44
Brian Young   <<blank>>
  Susie Cummings   SUSI 523
Walter Symanski   WALT 23   Suzan Coffey   METRO BAGGER
Jack Brescia   TOW TRUCK JACK 57   Lani Roye   LANI 813
Rob Smith   <<blank>> ALL ABOUT FUN #1   Amy Hof   I HOF TO DANCE 2
Kevin West   CRANKY BOY 2   Peggy Irwin   <<blank>>
Phil Wetenhall   CHZDOG 57   Karen Sprague   TWINSTOCK 2
Pete Xefos   <<blank>>
  Pam Pecoraro   PAM DOLL 3
Steve Sobstyl   COACH STEVE 11   Cindy Symanski   HARLEY GIRL 23
Bobby Bashian   OLD MAN 50   Betsy Parkinson   BETSY
Mike Bartoldus   PHELPS 337   Joan Guido   JANOOTS 11
Mike Molloy   TITTIES & BEER 4   Ruth Ketchell   RUTH 634
Category 5   Dee Antonucci   CHARLETTA 1636
Tom Menkes GUNN 14   Melissa Perlman   PHRÖGKETTE 12
Phil Wetenhall CHEESE DOG 57   Emma Guido   iHOOP almost 21
Pete Xefos X MAN 69   Sara Guido   PUNCHBUGGY 16
Steve Sobstyl COACH STEVE 11   Lauren Gander   MOTHER GOOSE 58
Bobby Bashian OLD MAN 47   Liz Barbini   CLOYOBELL
Mike Bartoldus PHELPS 33   Yohanna Olsen   YO DROP ME A LINE GO FISH
Mike Molloy FIFA 10   Eileen Lombardozzi   LEEN CUISINE 13
Category 5   Denise Chapman   DENISE 46
Gary Troy   TROY 24   Jeanne Guido- Sielaff   MIKE GUIDO S MOM 10
Vinnie Quenqua   VINNY Q   Liz Goodman   THIN LIZZY 8
Bob Barbini   BEGINS WITH A B   Danielle Guido   DANI GIRL 19
Steven Ianucci   NUCCI 7   Christine Liske   GYPSY SOUL 05
John Wittenborg   SALTY 50   Jessie Galm   RUDZIE 77
Annie Schmidt   SCHMIDTY
  Barbara Karras   STARR 21
Bob Schmidt   SCHMIDTY
  Laurie Giovanneillo   TRIPLE G 13
John Ziliani   SHAKA 14   Elaine West   <<blank>> SKIG
Richie Stankiewicz   VERMONT RICHIE 23   Alex Santoriello   <<blank>> BENJO 2011
Ez Bardeguez   EZ 7   Helen Hebel   ONE IN A MILLION 13
Garrett Bardeguez   MASTER MECHANIC 289   Theresa Hart   THANKS POPS 10 1/2
Marty Ruppert   MARTY 58   Lisa Franceski   LISA LISA 7
Marya Ruppert   MARYA 7   Gina Fox   HANNAH S MOM 10/11/07
Kris Symanski   KRIS 23   Julie Esposito   MALACHI CRUNCH 14
Keith Symanski   KEITH 23   Gloria Vasco   GT 2
Anthony Alcamo   TONYDRUMS 99   Dina Casper   EVESLY PEAVESLY 11/17/09
George Bily   <<blank>> BILY THE KID 69   Leonora Cicio   INCORRIGIBLE STILL 5¢
Martin Kennedy   THE DUDE 00   Dawn Gund   NAKED BODY GUITARS 4
Kevin Murphy   MURPH 15   Loren Roye   LOREN
Adeline Ruiz   B 5/8   Ann Wiemer   HAIRDRESSER EXTRAORDINAIRE 53
Ken Pick   KYLE S DAD 41   Sue Larsen   SKOOKY
Julianna Barca   JULI <bass clef symbol>   Erin Donahue   HELLO DOLLY 10
Tom Ruppert   RUGHEAD 2   Donna Donahue   DONNAWHO 7
Mary Ellen Ruppert   MARY ELLEN 11   Wendy Drake   AMAZON TEMPTRESS 12
Erik Symanski   ERIK 23   Maureen Grasso   MO 20
Michael Curley   CURLEY 7-NYY   Sarah Hyder   HYDER 7
Melissa Ingerman   <<blank>>
  Susette Franklin   SUSETTE 62
Ed Judd   DIRTY EDLOWE DOWN 2011   Diane De Jesus   RAMONE 23
Stephanie Mackey   BUCKER
  Michele Guido   ONE L 23
Don Moore   GRANDPA D 53   Laura Corso   BILLY O S DESTINY
Fred Di Fabio   DOUBLE CHEESE S PRINCE 4   Blank Hauff   <<blank>>
Neil Gallagher   MAJOR 7   Patricia Symanski   MAMA 23
Louie Catalano   LouBallz 13   Jackie Olivier   JIM PIN 21
The Group W Bench   Anne Marie Nunziata   ANN MARIE 2
John Murray Jr.   JOHNNY CASH 55   Andy Priest   PLAYS IN DIRT 24
Billy O Sullivan   STALE 69      
Michael Dunne   CHULZ 29   The Group W Bench
Diane Schadie   DIANE 54   Richard Degnan   DR. DEGS PhD 26
John Murray Iii   JM III 84   Tom Fischetti   FISH 33
Mike Zwart   HAPPY CHEF 86   Mike Russo   CRUNCHIE
Justin Dunne   JD DREW 24   Ken Tobin   FIELD SIXER
Juan Blanco   BLANCO 95   Gary Francke   FRANCKE 9
Adrian Muls   ADRIAN 6   Larry Goodman   LARRY LOVE 66
Angel Muls   ANGEL 6   Pat Scarola   RETIRED 11
Antonio Muls   ANTONIO 8   Matt Guido   GUIDO 21
Mike Mc Elwee Sr   UNK 5   Larry Lupo   OD 20/20
Rick Capiello   LIGHTS OUT 23   Rich Ostrowski   SKI 69
Jami Reyburne   JAMI 67   Nick Guido   GUIDO 24
Mike Mc Elwee   SUMMER MIKE PRAY FOR RAIN   Russell Castriogiavanni   LITTL BRUDDA 47
John Court   MY F ING ANKLE 2011   Bob Coffey   BROTHER BOB
Mary Ellen Mc Elwee   LIVE SIMPLY 11   Mike Guido I I   GUIDO 23
          Mark Klein   www.liblues.com 106
          Bob Koloski   BON TON BOB 5
      Kenny Priest   I GET THAT ALOT 813

The Songlist for Paper Bag #34 ~ The News-Paper Bag ~ an homage to EdLowe - 4 albums from 1971
song # song title artist Paper Bag vocalist
1 Opening - Superman
Guido, Mike
2 Paper Bag Theme Song Paper Bag Band Guido, Mike
3 I Don't Wanna Work Todd Rundgren Guido, Mike
4 Work to Do Average White Band Carter, Leslie
5 Gone at Last Phoebe Snow/Paul Simon Santoriello, Annie
6 Lovergirl Teena Marie Dumlao, Ellen
7 Jungleland Bruce Springsteen Esposito, Paul
8 Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood Bardeguez, Ali
9 F*** You Cee-Lo Green Bardeguez, Ali
10 Sunday Papers Joe Jackson Casper, Chris
11 Amazing Grace traditional NCPD Emerld Society Pipe Band
12 Cripple Creek the Band Saldinger, Lester
13 Willin' Little Feat Ensemble
14 House at Pooh Corner Kenny Loggins Small, Jim
15 I've Got the News Steely Dan Cummings, Mike
16 Lowe Down Dirty Shame Louis Jordan Santoriello, Allen
17 Late in the Evening Paul Simon Small, Jim
18 A Day in the Life Beatles Small, Jim
19 Ain't Nobody's Business BB King/Gladys Knight/Chaka Kahn Carter, Leslie
20 I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Blood Sweat & Tears Darden, Dawnette
21 They Call Me the Breeze Lynrd Skynrd Pollack, Joan
22 I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick Flyntz, Tom
23 Still Got the Blues Gary Moore Mazzeo, Peter
24 My Generation Who Ssvitt, Scotto
25 Baba O'Riley Who Esposito, Paul
26 Bargain Who Esposito, Paul
27 Behind Blue Eyes Who Weber, Paul
28 We Won't Get Fooled Again Who Horvath, RIck
29 Kitty's Back Bruce Springsteen Weber, Paul
  Drum Solo ~ Designer Bag Contest    
30 Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone ensemble
31 Stuck in the Middle with You Steeler's Wheel Franklin, Dave
32 Willy the Pimp Zappa Brooks, Richard
33 The Boys are Back in Town Thin Lizzy Horvath, RIck
34 U + Ur Hand Pink Cheese Calzones
35 Black Dog Led Zeppelin Thompson, Lee
36 Misty Mountain Hop Led Zeppelin Thompson, Lee
37 When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin Thompson, Lee
38 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin ensemble
39 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones Santoriello, Allen
40 Can't You Hear Me Knocking Rolling Stones ?
41 Bitch Rolling Stones Santoriello, Allen
42 Dead Flowers Rolling Stones Barca, Tony
43 Statesboro Blues Allman Brothers Saldinger, Lester
44 Hot `Lanta Allman Brothers xx
45 In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Allman Brothers xx
46 Whippin Post Allman Brothers ensemble
48 I Saw Her Standing There Beatles audience
  the Wheel    
49 Twist & Shout Beatles audience
48 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin audience
the Opening Letter

Introducing Paper Bag #34

~ Bags Fly Free!~

Traveling Songs

also featuring - the Body Bag - music by artists that died this year

Tues June 30, 2010 at Mulcahy' in Wantagh

Paper Bag #33 !

A new Bag season is upon us. You can now become a fan of the Paper Bag on facebook. Send your song requests & keep up with current Bag news.

The Exec Board meetings went as scheduled. We first put the picture of Vinny Cimino's grandmother (encased in a baggie to keep it from being slimed by beer spillage) on the table. Next a green can of Bag Balm goes on the table. No one quite knows why we do this, but the meeting cannot start unless Grandma and the Bag Balm are on the table. We went over the financial records. Personnel issues were discussed next. As you know, we are a full bag (eww É pardon me for that unfortunate metaphor). In order for someone new to come on board, a seat has to open up. We are dealing with this as we go. There will be a few rookies this year. We then went through every email and every facebook post. Spent 2 hours doing it. We discussed our requests and ideas. We talk, we laugh, we talk, we laugh, we listen, we talk, we laugh. Then Jimmy Myers says three words and the crowd goes wild.

Theme: Bagstock - Bags Fly Free! - Traveling Songs. We have a great songlist. I have a feeling this is going to be a monster Bag year. The theme is perfect. The Paper Bag facebook page has over 800 fans, most being audience members. I haven't gotten a com-plete grip on the value of this method of communication but I am working on it. This could bring us new audience members that will sustain us as our fan base rapidly deteriorates along with the musicians and crew.

The Body Bag - is the part of the show where we honor those musicians who passed away this past year. This year we remember: Johnny Maestro, soul legend Teddy Pendergast, Les Paul, inventer of the electric guitar and multi-track recording, and finally, Alex Chilton of the Boxtops. I graduated from high school in 1969, the Boxtops were all over the radio.

Please get home safely. Remember, fun is the best thing to have.

See you all soon
Mike





artwork by Mr. Pete Scully - Bag vocalist extraordinaire
the Program
32cover
Peas & carrots, peas & carrots, peas & carrots …

Brian Mulhern was one of 4 guitarists to participate in Paper Bag #1 at The People's Picnic in Whitehall, NY. 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 Mulhern 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 complained, 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. Bruce Rogers had perfect pitch and keyboard skills that brought that physical marvel to life. Standing in Canterbury Ales while Jim Pin was cranking away (I think Rob Barraco was playing a way-outside solo) Bruce was able to quote to me the chord changes to "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (which are very minor 7/ b5-ish) out of his head. He played the grand piano on stage at Paper Bag #2 and played the Tonight Show theme at the very end of the show. He also had the good fortune to be singing "Low Spark of High Heel Boys" at Bag #9 when Scotty K came onstage as the Energizer Bunny. Little Buster never played in the Bag but he was a tremendous influence on many of us who do. I was Busterized many times. Boy was he fun to watch and listen to. H:e was truly the real deal. Gene Gennusa played guitar in the Bag from 1980 through 1985. He photographed the Bag in '86 and '87, went on to become a well respected photographer in the music industry, and then returned to the Bag in 2004. Hundreds of his photos are on the Bagsite. Gene was a friend and a good guy. Barry Ambrosio was the guitarist and singer for the legendary New Day Band. His guitar technique was flashy but clean. At a time when guitarists almost exclusively used Fender and Gibson guitars, Barry was the first guy I know who played a "custom" guitar, with swirly cutaways and a strange headstock. He had a smile that was infectious and indicated that mischief was not far behind.

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, King of the Road by Roger Miller 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.

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 is the Bag's home for life, 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

 

the 2011 Paper Bag EXECUTIVE BOARD
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 Executive Board 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 • Mary McAndrews, Marianne Barton
Vocalists •Denise Corazón
Guitarland • Joe Anziano, Mike Cummings
Keyboard Ghetto • Gary Quenqua, Larry Ketchell
the Down WInd Horns • Lenny LaPintai
Harps • Joe Santino, Paul Shields
Basses • Jim Myers
Percussion • Scott Kistenberger, Don Larsen
Sound • Larry Phrögk Perlman
Lights • Greg Hebel
Construction • George Ranzette
Door Crew • Phil GuidoLadies Auxiliary • Sue Guido
Mr. Guido's Valet • Jim Mola
Mr. Guido's Spiritual Advisor • Tom Russo
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