Sunday, May 29, 2011

Former Bandmates Check In ... Carol Pasco (1st in a Series)

This comes to us from Carol Pasco, a former band-mate of ours (Bob "Buck The Kid" Boyer and TJ) in the 1976 band "Hot Fun", the unofficial house band at Salty's Pub in Halfmoon NY ...
"Tony was my BFF but Bob was my guardian angel. He quite possibly saved my life one night when we had a gig and I got what was my first (unfortunately not my last) migraine. Being young and stupid, I took approximately 15 or more aspirin and then drank about three mixed drinks trying to kill the blinding pain. I blacked out and Bob took me to his home and held my head while I wretched in the toilet (I remember nothing of this he told me later) and cleaned up after me no less. I could have landed in the hospital or worse. I will never forget what he did for me that night. He's my angel alright!"

TJ's REPLY:  "Carol, since you have no recollection of what transpired that evening, let me fill in the missing pieces for you ... here's how it really played out ...

That night, after the gig, Bob actually took you to Denny's on Wolf Road where, coincidentally, he was living and plotting the overthrow of the Amsterdam town council by utilizing some undercover Perthian AND Hagamanian operatives as pawns in his play for power. So, he didn't technically lie about taking you to his home ... but that's the only thing he didn't lie about.

Once there, he centered you in the large floor to ceiling front window and stuck straws in your nose, mouth, hair and ears while you were unconscious. I think that was the same night the Honorable Mayor Erastus Corning was spotted having breakfast there with Doug Williams (principal of Lafollette Hall, Shaker High School), but I digress.

You also may not be clear on the wretching into the toilet part because I seem to remember Denny's coming out with the new "Grand Slam Breakfast" menu item, shortly thereafter. Denny's management apparently adheres to the "power of suggestion" philosophy and may actually owe you some money as a "marketing consultant". Please follow up on that and keep me posted ...

If memory serves, there was also black magic marker involved so no, that was not your mascara running. The head holding story that Bob told you was an idea forged at an emergency band meeting that was called shortly after you blacked out.

But, I haven't scanned my Hot Fun photos yet ... so my memory may be inaccurate ... or I may have just misplaced the last piece of sanity I have been clinging to for the last 10 years.  Thanks for posting the memories!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Debut of Our New Reality Blog "Behind The Mucus ... PKB": Email from Penny Knight to the Band

Ok Guys,

Here is the playing schedule for that week.

#1) Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Dublin’s Restaurant and Lounge, 121 4th St, Troy, NY 12180. We will be playing with Chris Busone that night. He is going on first starting 8pm. We go on around 9:45 and play until 11pm. (give or take) I suggested that Chris and I (both bands) will be doing a master jam song at the end of the evening together since we used to play together. We were thinking Endless Love but I told Chris NO-because he always cries during that song!! We have to decide if we are going to share stage gear or not-we’ll talk on Wednesday.

#2) Sunday July 17, 2011 at Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady NY 12304 with The Blottos, Sharks and Amazing Rob and John Band. Do not have a line-up or time yet. ( We would if I were in charge!!)

Bob, if any other dates pop open let me know. Ralph offered a few other options for that week, but I told him we were limited right now to just those 2 nights. (Loser!)

Practice Wednesday ---767!!! Love Yas!

Penny Knight

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Penny Knight Band is one of four bands appearing at the, over 20 years in the making, BLOTTO RECORDS REUNION SHOW on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Central Park's Music Haven Stage in Schenectady NY.

The veritable BLOTTOPALOOZA features BLOTTO!, The Sharks, The Amazing Rob and John Band and Penny Knight Band ... silly haircuts, parachute pants and/or legwarmers are optional for this "once in a lifetime show".

Violently (or gently...your choice) click the F. Lee Harvey Blotto head (to the left) to see him leak this to the press via the Glenn Slingerland Situation TV series
MAKE NO VACATION PLANS OUT OF THE AREA! We will be returning for our 1st annual SUMMER GIG WEEK (July 10-17, 2011), playing gigs throughout he Cap Dist and ending the week with the BLOTTO RECORDS Reunion show in Central Park 
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