The 3rd Annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras was a day and night of Mardi Gras fun!
Mardi Gras was back in Asbury Park on February 10th, and so was the Mardi Gras fun. Once again, we had an afternoon filled with creative activities for kids and adults. Music was in the stores and on the street, then over at the Asbury Park Brewery for the big Masquerade Ball. Look at all the fun we had:
Mask Making Fun:
Adults and kids love our yearly mask making project! We gave them a blank mask and they visited fifteen cool businesses around downtown Asbury Park to pick up their free decorations. Add some glue and creativity and you get some of the creations seen here.
Face Painting Fun:
Our artist Raven was back again for free face painting. Hands got painted, too! All ages were invited to show off their Mardi Gras colors.
Young Musicians & Puppets:
Our Masquerade Ball raises funds for the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation. Part of their mission is to support young musicians through college scholarships, blues in the schools, and youth jams. A few of those talented young people performed during our mask making. There was puppet entertainment as well.
Happy Hour Fun:
A new addition this year was Mardi Gras Happy Hour at Taka restaurant. They put a spin on New Orleans cuisine with their own Japanese flair. It was a great way to recharge before heading over to the Masquerade Ball.
Festive Fun at the Masquerade Ball:
This year’s masquerade ball was held at the Asbury Park Brewery. It’s a great place for a party. Guests entered amongst the beer tanks, then danced the night away to the VooDUDES and H.P. and the Hot Take Out Band. We had our annual costume contest, and crowned our new king (Chris from Asbury Park) and queen (Beth from Middletown). Here’s a sampling of the fun:
Time for another update on New Brunswick bands reunited, and friends lost:
Our series on New Brunswick, NJ music of the 1980’s led to one of the bands reunited, and we were there to witness it. The Rockin’ Bricks got back together at the end of December for one show. It was a great night, with five Bricks playing. In addition to Pete Tomlinson, Chris Breetveld, Dino Dimartino, and Joe Hosey, they were joined by keyboardist Tom Priester. Priester played in the earliest version of the Rockin’ Bricks, before Hosey joined the group. So this was a line-up that never existed in the Bricks heyday, and they sounded great. You would have never thought that this band had not played together in over 30 years.
The Rockin’ Bricks 12/22/17
The band played all of the songs from their E.P. “Having a Wild Weeknight”, plus other original fan favorites like “Conditional Romance”, “Hey Linda”, “Hit the Gas” and more. It was fun to hear their cover of the Beatles “You Can’t Do That” again. Just like back in 1982, the set ended with the Flamin’ Groovies’ “Shake Some Action”. It was almost like being at the Court Tavern again.
Since this is a fashion blog, I must point out that Joe Hosey looked especially mod in his vest and polka dot shirt with cuff links (that I helped him fasten). And I got a shout out for inspiring the reunion in this blog.
Jim Babjak and Little Steven at the Pat DiNizio tribute
The night was a little bittersweet, because the week before we suddenly lost Pat DiNizio, lead singer of the Smithereens, at age 62. The Smithereens were the success story of the Court Tavern days, and Pat was friend to many. The band had just recently reunited with their original bass player, Mike Mesaros. Tour dates for 2018 had been announced. A show planned for the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank on January 13th became a tribute to Pat DiNizio. Many of Pat’s contemporaries showed up to do guest vocals, and all the Smithereens each took a vocal as well. The night began with this wonderful tribute video.
Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros, and Thrilla at the Pat DiNizio tribute
There will be another tribute to Pat DiNizio, starring Jim Babjak and the Gripweeds, back where it all began–at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick on Saturday, February 3rd. The Gripweeds played at the Court Tavern later in the 80’s, and were mentored by the Smithereens. Drummer Kurt Reil produced several Smithereens albums. There will be an all-star jam, featuring members of many local bands, including the Rockin’ Bricks. All proceeds will go to Pat’s mother to help pay his medical bills and burial expenses. Hope to see you back at the Court Tavern.
It’s time for some retro Christmas party fun! Check out these fun holiday party ideas for your next soiree:
Let your neighbors throw the typical run of the mill holiday party. If you want to stand out from the crowd, go retro! Here’s some fun holiday party ideas, food and cocktail recipes for a festive throwback bash.
See more festive food on our Pinterest page
To start, you need to plan the menu. Pick brightly colored food that looks like it came out of a 50’s or 60’s sitcom.
Now for the look of your party: serve the food on vintage plates and platters. If you don’t have matching ones, that great; it will add to the kitschy look. Make sure you have some mid-century modern bar ware for your cocktails. You can pick up some fantastic pieces at our neighbor, Flux Modern.
Raid Mom’s attic for classic Christmas decorations, or hunt them out at your local antique stores. We’ve got some Shiny Brite ornaments and vintage angels in stock. You can buy reproductions of the Shiny Brites and bubble lights, as well as aluminum trees and color wheels.
The Rockin’ Bricks were featured in part 3 of our series. Comments about the article encouraged them to plan a one night only reunion. This long-awaited show will take place on Friday December 22nd at 8 pm. The venue will be Pino’s, at 13 North 4th Ave in Highland Park (just across the river from dear old New Brunswick). The classic Rockin’ Bricks lineup will be playing: Pete Tomlinson and Joe Hosey on guitars, Chris Breetveld on bass, and Dino DiMartino on drums.
Opening the show will be Andy B. and the SoulFolk. You probably know Andy B from the VooDUDES (who will be back in Asbury Park to play the 3rd Annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras on Saturday February 10th). But Andy put out a acclaimed solo album, “My Roots are Showing”, last year, so grab this opportunity to see him doing his own thing. Andy was also a part of the 80’s New Brunswick scene, as lead singer of the Treatment and the Hub City Allstars. Little known fact: He and Pete Tomlinson were neighbors, and played in Andy’s basement as teens.
You’ll also get to hear Pete Horvath of the Anderson Council. Psychedelic band The Anderson Council also started in the New Brunswick area, in 1999, and has had several songs named “Coolest Song in the World” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
So don’t miss this New Brunswick music retro event! Get all the details here. And if you want to dress like you did in the 80’s, well. you know where to get your throwback fashions.
In other New Brunswick band news, Eliot Lurie will be back in New Jersey in December. Eliot was lead singer of Looking Glass. These former Rutgers students were New Brunswick’s big success story in the 70’s, with their #1 hit “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl). Check out the funky 70’s fashions in this video! Eliot’s been living in Los Angeles since 1984, but will making a rare N.J. appearance at the Cozy Cabin in Greenbrook on December 17th. Get the details here.
It’s Halloween season, and you know that Wonder Woman is going to be one of the hot costumes. So let’s look at the history of Wonder Woman, and her influence on Halloween costumes.
Wonder Woman first appeared in the comics back in 1941. We all know that Wonder Woman is really amazon Princess Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. When she is incognito, she is known as Diana Prince. The character was created by Professor William Marston, who got his own story in the movies just last month, “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”
Wonder Woman’s costume was pretty risqué for the times. A bustier with an eagle, star-spangled short-shorts, and red high boots was not a typical woman’s outfit in the 40’s! (She originally wore a skirt, but it was too hard to draw).
Wonder Woman’s outfit has varied over time, although almost all of her outfit incarnations have retained some form of breastplate, tiara, bracelets, and her signature five-pointed star symbols.
Did you know that during the 60’s, they revamped the character; she lost her powers and opened a mod boutique! She wore jumpsuits during this time, and dressed (and fought ) like the Avengers’ Emma Peel.
Lynda Carter Wonder Woman merchandise at Backward Glances
1974 Ben Cooper costume
In the 70’s, we finally got a live action Wonder Woman in Lynda Carter. Her iconic TV series (1975 to 1979) was a big deal for little girls growing up back then. We all wanted to be Wonder Woman. So for Halloween, we could pick up one of those vinyl costumes with the plastic masks by Ben Cooper. It was not perfect, but we could pretend. We still sell Lynda Carter Wonder Woman merchandise at Backward Glances. I just loved how she spun around and transformed into her Wonder Woman costume.
In 1977, an even better way to be Wonder Woman came along: Underoos! You could wear them under your clothes all day long, just like a real super hero. If you are a long time Backward Glances customer, you might remember when we sold vintage Wonder Woman Underoos in our Red Bank store back in the 90’s. I wish we still had some of these to sell.
Now Wonder Woman’s outfit has changed again, with the new movie starring Gal Godot. She’s still got the eagle bustier and tiara, but her costume is much darker and no longer has the blue starred shorts. That’s not my Wonder Woman. Here at Backward Glances, we can sell you a complete old school Wonder Woman costume. Or we can sell you a Wonder Woman tiara, two metal cuff bracelets, and a red cape. Put it together with a red bustier or red leotard, choose your own look, and be your own hero.
October is a busy month in Asbury Park; you won’t believe all the Fall fun going on the next few Saturdays.
This Saturday, October 7th, it’s the 10th annual Asbury Park Zombie Walk! This is always a frighteningly good time. A Zombie Walk is an organized gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes and then converge quickly in a public area for surprise and fun. Our Zombie Walk has set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest gathering of zombies” two separate times. In 2010 the record was claimed with 4,093 undead counted on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The record was later reclaimed in 2013 with 9,592 participants. Show up at the Boardwalkand join in the Jello brain-eating contest, give blood at the Bloodmobile, then shamble down Cookman Avenue.
Saturday, October 14th is the next edition of Asbury Underground. Visit our event page to find out all about this wonderful day of free music, and our show here at Backward Glances with Tara Dente.
On Saturday, October 21st, it’s time for more free music at the Asbury Park Porchfest. The concept is based on an annual event that started in Ithaca, NY and is now held in multiple towns and cities across the country. Watch local musicians playing on front porches of beautiful old houses all around Asbury Park. Proceeds from the event will go to the Asbury Park Shade Tree Commission.
If all this fall fun makes you hungry and thirsty, it’s Octoberfest time at the Asbury Park Festhalle and Biergarten. This event is being held every weekend throughout October. There will be polka bands, pig roasts, games, and lots of beer.
Asbury Park had a bustling summer. Let’s hit some of the highlights: Wonderful outside shows at the Stone Pony Summerstage, but even better to be on the beach for Jams on the Sand. Monday nights you could recover from the weekend by heading over to Springwood Park for great free music or catch Stringbean and the Boardwalk Social Club outside Langosta Lounge. Just a few miles down the beach in Belmar, 90.5 the Night had Songwriters on the Beach every Thursday.
We’re celebrating Labor Day weekend with a sidewalk sale to get you ready for fall. Stop by this weekend to do some early Halloween shopping, with brand new costumes for only $15 each.
And Labor Day doesn’t have to mean the end of summer. September starts what we call “Local Summer” around here. Less crowds but still lots of fun. So enjoy this weekend and we’ll see you around Asbury Park.
New Brunswick New Jersey Music: Where Are They Now?
Recently we published our long-lost article on New Brunswick, New Jersey music from 1983. Here it is 34 years later, so we were wondering whatever happened to some of these bands, DJs, and clubs that were featured in the article. If you want to read the article it starts here.
Here’s the update:
THE SHADOW PAGE BAND: put out their album in 1985 on Jerni Records. It was called “Hanging By A Thread”. Shadow later returned to his original name of Floyd Marcus, and returned to the 1910 Fruitgum Company. In 2007, they put out the “Bubblegum Christmas” album. Floyd left the band in 2008. He is now living in South Jersey, and is a solo performer.
D.P. & THE GREYS: Most of the Greys later joined the Hub City Allstars, and Andy B (later of the VooDUDES–our Asbury Park Mardi Gras favorites) became their lead singer. Danny Petroni now plays the blues. After Hurricane Sandy, he formed the Blue Project, to create work for local musicians with a locally produced blues record, using his own compositions. They gig around NJ and NYC, and are based in (of course) Asbury Park. Here they are playing up in Harlem. Petroni’s new album “Run Mindy Run” will be released in October. You can visit his website here.
THE ROCKIN’ BRICKS: The Rockin’ Bricks broke up in 1983, soon after this article was written. Hope for a reunion has been dashed many times over the years. Bass player Chris Breetveld put out several albums as “the Breetles“. Guitarists Joe Hosey & Pete Tomlinson each had tracks on the 1986 album “The East Coast 60’s Rock & roll Experiment” (which featured many New Brunswick bands).
“Scene maker” Tomlinson went on to record three albums with the Blood Rush Hour. In 1998 he showed off his extensive musical knowledge by winning the national Rhino Records Musical Aptitude Test. Pete was featured prominently in the 2013 Big Star documentary “Nothing Can Hurt Me.” He is now retired and living back in N.J.
JIGS & THE PIGS: are one of the two bands from the 1983 New Brunswick scene still playing. You can see them at clubs like the Brighton Bar in West Long Branch and Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen. Leader “Jigs” Giglio hasn’t lost his punk edge after all these years. Here they are playing a few years ago. You can also catch Jigs doing his interpretive dance to “the Twelve Days of Christmas” at Glen Burtnik’s Xmas Xtravanganza shows. It’s always a crowd favorite.
THE SMITHEREENS: are the New Brunswick success story. Signed to major label Capitol Records in 1986, they went on to record seven albums of original material over the years, as well as tributes to the Beatles and the Who. Two of their singles charted in the top 40. They returned to the Court Tavern to record a greatest hits live album in 2008. They still tour, and are no longer just considered “Jersey Music”–they are billed as “America’s Band”. Original bass player Mike Mesaros left the band in 2006, but has recently rejoined and the band is planning a new album with the original lineup. The Smithereens recently played two sold out dates at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. Here are a couple of photos from those shows.
PATRIX: Unfortunately, this club only lasted a few years on the N.B. scene. It was the site of a well-reported sit-in by Bruce Springsteen with the John Eddie band in 1984. Owner Pat Fasano moved to Asbury Park and opened up the Bond Street Bar in 2009. Bond Street was joined by Capitoline and Loteria in 2016 to make up the Complex. All three fulfill Fasano’s philosophy of an inexpensive, quality “simple menu” that he visualized back in 1983.
THE MELODY BAR: became a legendary hangout in New Brunswick. Known for its DJ sets by Matt Pinfield and sets by the Slaves of New Brunswick, it closed in March 2001. Several reunions of Melody Bar patrons and DJ’s have taken place since.
MATT PINFIELD: is another N.B. success story. After his time at WRSU, he became a DJ at WHTG for 10 years. From 1995 to 1999 and 2011 to 2013 he was the host of the MTV show “120 Minutes”. In 2001, Matt became Vice President of A & R and Artist Development for Columbia records. Matt was honored by the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 for his accomplishments in the music industry. In 2016 he published a memoir “All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life”. He still works in radio for Sirius and Cumulus.
THE COURT TAVERN: has been declared dead numerous times. It almost closed in the early 2000’s when the city of New Brunswick wanted to build a high rise in its location, but it survived. In 2009, it almost closed due to back taxes. A benefit concert was held at the State Theater starring the Smithereens and Patti Smith, and it survived. In 2012, it closed, but a new owner purchased it, and it was back. It closed briefly again in 2015, then reopened a short time later with new management. The Court Tavern may survive the apocalypse. In 2017, the Court Tavern is still rocking!
It’s time for our last listen to New Brunswick music in the 80s. 1983 to be exact.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this look back. When I wrote this article, I didn’t expect the music in the 80s to be such a big thing 34 years later. Like 80’s fashion, it may seem a little dated but also reminds us of the good times of our youth. I spent my twenties hanging out in New Brunswick, NJ, in a music scene that seemed about to break nationally. If you need to review parts one, two, three or four, you can click here. Let’s go back one more time . . .
NEW MUSIC IN NEW BRUNSWICK (part five)
Cheap Thrills record store owner Steve Kaplan reports that D.P. and the Greys’ album is one of their strongest selling independent records. Kaplan says that “indie” records do very well in his store, and that people do come in and ask for them. As manager of the Shadow Page Band, Steve Kaplan has a large interest in original music.
The Shadow Page Band is one of the newer groups on the New Brunswick scene, having only been together since September of 1982. They have spent recent months working on an album entitled “Page One”. They hope that this will cause the group to be signed by a major label company. “I won’t sleep until we are, ” says Steve Kaplan.
The Shadow Page Band
Lead singer Shadow Page is a bit of a celebrity. As a teenager, he was drummer and vocalist for the bubblegum group The 1910 Fruitgum Company, which hit the top ten in 1968 with such songs as “Simon Says”. At the time, he was known as Floyd Marcus, and wrote many of the group’s B-sides. Currently, Shadow Page writes most of the material for his band. Kaplan describes the Shadow Page Band’s sound as “mainstream, top-ten pop, like Styx, Journey, or Foreigner. ”
Part of the Shadow Page Band’s reputation is their flair for giveaways. The band regularly hands out Shadow Page Frisbees, t-shirts, buttons . . . At a Hoboken show in April, they threw five hundred dollars in cash into the audience as early tax refunds. Kaplan says that “the whole idea of the show is to turn the evening in to a party. Shadow’s concept is to get the audience involved.”
The Shadow Page Band made their debut at the Court Tavern, and have also played Patrix and the Rutgers “Rusty Screw” pub. “I think the scene is a great thing,” says Kaplan. “Patrix and the Court Tavern have all done a great deal for New Brunswick music.”
However, Patrix and the Court are not the only places in New Brunswick that have live music. The Melody Bar, at 106 French Street, has live music on a weekly or bi-weekly basis on either Wednesday or Sunday nights. With or without live bands, the Melody is considered the trendy place to have a drink. Manager Chris Butler says that the crowds that come there are “diverse”. No cover is ever charged.
For a change of mood, one can go to Rhyan’s, at 392 George Street. Just two blocks away from the Court Tavern, they are miles away in terms of style. With its old-fashioned elegance, and cover bands ranging from soft rock to Irish music, Rhyan’s is the final proof of New Brunswick’s musical diversity.
What is ahead for New Brunswick musically? Most people tend to agree that it will develop even further.
It’s going to grow, ” says Mike Mesaros of the Smithereens. “This town–I think it’s bubbling. Bands from this town are going to be recognized.”
Amy Wolk of Frozen Concentrate says, ” I think there’s going to be more and more clubs opening up. New Brunswick may become the Nashville or Liverpool of the area.”
Tina Maschi adds, “When the Beatles made it, all the record companies came in (to Liverpool) and picked up the rest of the bands. When one band gets a contract, it’ll help.”
Most people compare New Brunswick’s immediate future not to Liverpool, but Hoboken, NJ. In the past few years Hoboken has gotten a reputation as a music center, through its well-known club, Maxwell’s. A Hoboken band, The Bongos, were signed to a major label and enjoyed some success.
“My old band played at Maxwell’s bout four years ago, ” says Pete Tomlinson. “And it was a lot like playing here now. The bands aren’t there to show off their clothes.”
New Brunswick has had its success stories in the past. The band Looking Glass, who had a number one hit in 1972 with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”, was composed of four Rutgers students who got their start playing locally. Eddie Cooley, who wrote “Fever”, a hit for Peggy Lee, is from New Brunswick. Yet it seems that this time around, New Brunswick music is ready to explode.
“One band will be the standard bearer, and get signed, ” says Pete Tomlinson.
“I’d love to see a lot of New Brunswick bands break out and make it nationally, ” says Matt Pinfield. “Let people see what’s happening in this town.”
In the meantime, you can see these bands before the rest of the country does. This article highlighted five groups, but New Brunswick is overflowing with talent: The Ice Cream Men, Terry Hughes, Freddy and the Flinttones, Louie Louie, The Surfers from the Future, TMA, the Boogles, the Young Turks, The Mersey, Jon Waine, the Deed, Communicators, The Groceries, J.P. Gotrock . . .
“The bands are still accessible to the audience, not like in a big town like New York. Everyone can talk, ” says local musician and WRSU music director Steve Maffei.
“It’s only one town out of hundreds, ” Pete Tomlinson says. “But right now, there’s no other town in the state like it.”
Or is it? Stay tuned for an 2017 update! Visit our blog in 2 weeks to find out what happened to the New Brunswick scene makers and clubs in the past 34 years.
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Let’s flashback to some more 1983 New Brunswick bars, and the bands that played there.
The heady music scene in the New Brunswick bars inspired me to write this article back in 1983. I can see many parallels between the New Brunswick scene in the 80’s, and the Asbury Park scene of today. This segment (part 4 of this previously unseen story), shows one reason for that. Let’s meet Pat Fasano–in 1983 he was proprietor of the newest club in town, Patrix. Today, he is owner of three unique bars in downtown Asbury Park, which make up the Complex. Read on.
NEW MUSIC IN NEW BRUNSWICK (part four)
Located at the other end of town, near the Douglass College campus, Patrix (at Handy and Throop Streets) has only been open since this past New Year’s Eve.
“I think there’s a lot of good original talent in this town,” says co-owner Pat Fasano. “The reason I opened this club is to give them a place to perform. I grew up in New Brunswick and I always had to drive out of town, to New York or Philadelphia, to see good entertainment.”
Somewhat bigger than the Court Tavern, Patrix has a low admission policy: two dollars on weekends, one dollar on band nights during the week, and free on Sunday and Monday when deejays from WRSU spin records.
“I think the addition of Patrix to the scene is a real help,” says WRSU’s Matt Pinfield. “Variety stimulates the scene. The more clubs there are, it gives the bands a chance to grow and progress more.”
Patrix is more in the nightclub genre than the Court’s house party atmosphere, making both clubs a must to experience. The new club is decorated in an art-deco style, with prints and old movie posters on the wall. “We’re trying to get a little classier,” Fasano says. “More of a New York atmosphere.”
Patrix’s kitchen will open at the end of May. “My philosophy on food–bar food–is that I’m in the club business to sell alcohol, not food. I want good quality, a real simple menu. I jut would be interested in breaking even.”
“I’m real comfortable in my crowd, ” says Pat Fasano. “It’s not at all a young crowd. I bring in a good class of people between twenty and early thirties. I think I get a lot of local people.”
The Patrix crowd certainly seems comfortable in this new nightspot. As at the Court tavern, the dance floor is crowded with people enjoying themselves.
“I think that in a short time, before the year is out, people that live in Middlesex County won’t say, ‘Let’s go to New York and bar-hop’, they’ll say, ‘Let’s go to New Brunswick and bar-hop'”, Fasano says. “Having a lot of clubs in one town is good because they can say ‘We can go here and here and here and it’s all five minutes away'”.
There is a good possibility of an independent album or songs by bands that play Patrix being released by September. “Music is just a form of expression, ” says Pat Fasano. “This may be my form of expression, opening this club.”
“Patrix is my favorite bar in New Brunswick,” says Dani Petroni, leader of D.P. & the Greys.
Dani Petroni 1983
D.P. and the Greys have been together for a year and a half, and are the first New Brunswick based band to put out a full album of original material. “If You Really Love Me . . . You’ll Kill yourself” (on independent “Grey Boy” records) was released in April, and contains seven Dani Petroni songs. D.P. calls his music “no wave–a mix of rhythm and blues, funk, reggae, and rock and roll”. D.P. and the Greys may possibly be the only band in New Brunswick with a horn section–and they are definitely worth checking out.
“Our music is a little avant garde on top,” says D.P. “I like to take dance music and add things to it. Open up a person’s ear so they’re being subjected to different music and they don’t know it.”
“The songs all have story lines. People write party songs, but I try to leave a message. You can still party to them, but there’s a test, too.”
“New Brunswick has been my testing ground for the last year and a half. If it’s a sample of the potential of this band, then we’ll do well. We’ve got a following in New Brunswick . . . They’re called ‘Grey People'”.
No matter how large a following a band has, putting out an independent record is difficult financially. Most original musicians have to take day jobs just to support themselves. Grey’s business manager Dan Pollera says that only the combination of D.P.’s technical experience, enabling him to cut corners in the studio, and Pollera’s business know-how made the album possible.
“We spend only $4000 to get the record to this level, and still maintain the quality of a $60,000 record,” says Dani Petroni. “My thing is to spend minimum amounts and get the greatest results.”
“Record companies want you to put out your own independent label, and then if it does well, they’ll take you on,” says Frozen Concentrate’s Tina Maschi. “They’re not taking the risk anymore.”
Right now, Dani Petroni describes the main goal of D.P. and the greys as getting their music to different kinds of people, “not just a certain group”. He would like to tour Europe within the year, and eventually get to the point where they can make a living from their music. However, at present money is not the main objective.
“if I was into making money, I would have become a dentist, ” says D.P.
NEXT WEEK: We’ll finish it off with Cheap Thrills, Shadow Page, and what’s ahead for New Brunswick (or what we thought was ahead in 1983!) Visit our blog to read the ending!
Still need to read parts one, two, or three? Visit the links here!