Green Parrot Bar No Snivelling Zone
REALITY-BASED updates on the latest happenings at The Green Parrot Bar. The closest thing to a webcam we'll get! WHOOPS!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
James Brown/Squawkers McCaw Face-Off
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
A Christmas Morning Spin
Sunday, December 23, 2007
A Bartender's Prayer
This statuette, reminiscent of the plastic Jesus one might find "magnetized" to the dashboard of one's car in decade's past, appeared in our office just days ago.
The accompanying card proclaims the saint to be St. Martha. patron saint of all those who work for tips, an idea that Beaver, in the background, clearly finds amusing.
Beaver, however, upon further review of the invocation on the card and perhaps not without some counsel from Brotherman Pat, seems to suspend his disbelief and re-think the idea of a petition to this polystyrene pietist.
Until finally, figuring why take a chance, and before grabbing their tills to head out for their shift, the two barmen, now looking like true supplicants. take a second to fold their hands, bow their heads and commune with this lesser-known saint and maybe, just maybe, parlay their prayers into a more lucrative night.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Green Parrot January Entertainment Calendar
Green Parrot January Entertainment Calendar
Friday, January 4, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88's, 5:30 PM soundcheck
10 PM show
Saturday, January 5, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88's , 10 PM show
Sunday, January 6, Caffeine Carl 5:30 soundcheck
Friday, January 11, The Southernmost Brass Band, 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, January 12, The Southernmost Brass Band, 5:30, 10 PM show
Sunday, January 13, Caffeine Carl, 5:30 PM soundcheck only
Thursday, January17, The Tony Roberts Band, 10 PM show
Friday, January 18, The Tony Roberts Band, 5:30 PM soundcheck, 10 PM show
Saturday, January 19, Suenalo, 10 PM show
Sunday, January 20, Suenalo, 10 PM show
Sunday, January 20, Caffeine Carl, 5:30 PM soundcheck only
Friday, January 25, TBA
Saturday, January 26, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band 10 PM show
Sunday, January 27, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, 5:30 soundcheck Only
Tuesday, January 29, Sean Costello 10 PM show
Wednesday, January 30, Sean Costello, 5:30 soundcheck, 10 PM show
Thursday, January 31, Popa Chubby, 10 PM show
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Our Christmas Sampler
On This Day in History
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I've Been Looking for Smaller Camera
Here's a photo sent to me, taken with a camera much, much more compact than the one alway tote around.
It's far from a point-and-shoot as it allows almost all the manual settings one would prefer, and it fits easily into a pants pocket if not a breast pocket, and it's reasonable...
and it's a Leica...with that Leica glass.
The Worst Band Names Of '07
The Onion AV Club has posted an extensive and excellent list of redonkulous band names in 2007.
I only bring this up only because, weighing in at no less than #5 on the extensive list is "Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band" who, incidentally, we're hoping to see at The Parrot in late January.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Wow. Just. Wow.
Who thought of this in the first place? Pure genius.
Luciano Pavarotti and James Brown. Together. Singing "It's a Man's World."
(The build beginning at about 3:25 is enough to bring a damn tear to the eye.)
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thanks to our friend Landon for posting that hilarious 911 clip on his blog: http://landonkeywest.com/
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Speaking of a Reprise...
Well, we let the Thanksgiving Holiday pass us by without publishing one of our sentimental favorite Holiday images (behind of course Beaver's brother Tim's Christmas cards) and that would be Bob Murphy's Turkey Dinner Tatoo and here it is, Roast Tom Turkey with all the fixin's. And then we ask every year: "Bob, what were you thinkin'?"
Tom and Julie's Holiday Greetings
This is a reprise of a post frrom'05.Tom and Julie seem to have hit a Home run with this Christmas card. We pinned it to the wall with the other Holiday Greetings we've received and almost without exception everyone who walks by gives a nod of approval and "Great Card" or similar comment. Chicken gets the photocredit on this one as she was in charge of the location and ran the shoot.
Itinerant Eastern European Jazz at The Green Parrot
Gypsy Jazz at The Green Parrot
The GypsyBlue Acoustic Review, a seven-piece Gypsy Jazz band, will
return to the Green Parrot on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 10 PM
and Sunday December 9th for a 5:30 PM "soundcheck".
Based in Fort Lauderdale,The Gypsy Blue Acoustic Review is dedicated
to playing and preserving the timeless music known as Gypsy Jazz, also
known as "Gypsy Swing", made popular in the 1930s and 1940s by the
famous and influential Belgium-born gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Captivating audiences throughout South Florida, The Gypsy Blue
Acoustic Review combines a dark, chromatic Gypsy flavor with the swing
of the jazz age.
The goal of The GypsyBlue Acoustic Review is to audibly transport
the listener to another place and time and to bring this great music
to people who may not to be familiar with it.
In Gypsy jazz, guitar and violin are the main solo instruments,
although clarinet and accordion are also common. The rhythm guitar is
played using a distinct percussive technique, "la pompe", that
essentially replaces the drums. An upright bass fills out the
ensembles. For their Green Parrot performance the Fort
Lauderdale-based ensemble will include all these elements and also
feature a female vocalist.
The Green Parrot Bar is your Southernmost Center for Itinerant Eastern
European Jazz Culture, at the corner of Southard and Whitehead
Ain't No Party Like A Lee Boys' Party
People Get Ready: Sacred Steel Gospel Music at The Green Parrot
People Get Ready! The LeeBoys, Florida's finest African American
Sacred Steel artists are ready to transform the Green Parrot into the
Green Parish on Friday, December 7th,
beginning at 10 PM including a special 5:30 PM
"soundcheck" on Friday afternoon.
Fans of all different genres of music will definitely not want to miss
out on this amazing group. The Lee Boys deliver powerful music with an
exciting new sacred steel twist that never fails to thrill an
audience. These guys will funkify your soul and help you see the
Sacred Steel Gospel Music has lately crossed over to the
mainstream from gospel thanks to the tumultuous energy and power
brought by bands like theLee Boys, Robert Randolph and the Family
Band, Aubrey Ghent and Willie Eason to name a few.
It is the music of praise, faith and hope but with a lot more funk and
enjoyment than has ever echoed through any church. The sacred steel
style is rooted in gospel, but is infused with rhythm and blues, funk,
hip-hop, country, and the world music genres in a powerfully jamming
mix. When the LeeBoys bring their joyous spiritual sound to the
stage, audiences instantly recognize that this is not "sitting and
listening" music: dancing, shouting out, and having fun are considered
essential parts of their tradition. Their style of music is unique and
different from any other music that's ever been heard before. It
features the pedal steel guitar as the central instrument. It is music
with the exciting sacred steel dimension that uplifts you and makes
you feel good like nothing else can!!! Guaranteed.
Peter Katel of Newsweek magazine said, "For American music fans,
it's a find like a scientist's discovery of a new species. The steel
guitar is central to country music. But no one outside Southern
Pentecostal House of God churches had heard of black gospel steel.
Robert Stone a Florida folklorist, stumbled onto the haunting sound
when a music-store owner told him about a steady stream of
African-American customers for steel-guitar supplies. With an NEA
grant, Stone made the first ever compilation tape of five gospel steel
masters playing at services and revivals. 'Sacred Steel' was an
Featuring massive-toned, tear-it-up versions of gospel standards,
the "Sacred Steel" sound developed its roots in the House of God
church and is the hottest movement on the music scene these days.
Their church served as the foundation from which the LeeBoys
developed and perfected their style, talents, and skills. There are
six members who are brothers and nephews. Each member began making
music in the church when they were 7 or 8 years old, and they have not
stopped playing since.
The Green Parrot, your Southermost Center for Blues Culture at the
corner of Southard and Whitehead Streets. For more information call
The Green Parrot at 294-6133.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
More Tilt Shift Photos
Here's a link to some more tilt shift photos.