Thursday, August 24, 2006

Darling Boy

Happy 40th to our dear friend, the one-and-only Case of Bass. Thanks for your tremendous dedication and for the joy you bring to our band. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Keeping Still

Thanks to Barb, Micah and the rest of the wonderful people at Temple for having us out for their very first Music Fest and Campus Dedication. We had a great time sharing some tunes with many folks who had never heard us play before, as well as a handful of Standard faithfuls. Thanks so much, everyone! The new Temple facility is gorgeous, and it was a pleasure to be a part of this special day.

We ended up playing mainly old and semi-old songs and told a bunch of stories. Here's how it went:

Here's a look at some of the folks who were there with us:

Michael Danziger (aka "The Funniest Person in Memphis") and our longtime fan Jeff were in the house. Michael's father was the rabbi at Temple for many years, and Michael himself served Temple as youth director for several years after college.

The ever-faithful ladies in Casey's life were there, too. Dorothy's anxious to welcome her baby sister into the world this November.

Though it's still a few days away, the Case of Bass thought today was the perfect opportunity to show off his brand new birthday bass--a beautiful Rickenbacker. Happy Birthday to our "real live suburban rock 'n roll dad"!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Another Music Fest!

We'll be folk-rocking this Sunday, August 20, at Temple Israel's Music Fest and Campus Dedication. We have a lot of great friends and fans who are connected to Temple in various ways, so this is a great thrill for us. We're honored to be included.

The event is free and open to the public, though there will be opportunities to buy food, etc. and support Temple's various community outreach projects (including Habitat for Humanity!). We'll be playing a 20-minute set, starting promptly at 11:40 a.m. on the mainstage in the Scheidt Family Center. For more information about the other entertainers and activities happening throughout the day, click on the link above. Temple is located at 1376 E. Massey in East Memphis.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sunday Afternoon Standards

Sunday afternoon gigs are tough. Not that we speak from a whole wealth of experience, but we have done a handful of them. It's just a bit difficult to play a rock show in a smoky club when it's super bright (and really durn hot) outside. But, you have to persevere...especially when you're folk-rockin' for a cause.

We were thrilled to support Mid-South Arc at their benefit concert this past Sunday at Neil's in Midtown Memphis. We were joined by some great bands, including Patty Harper and Faultline, who opened the day's festivities with a blazin' blues set. Attendance was about what you would expect on a summer Sunday afternoon, but the folks at Arc said they raised a nice chunk of change, when all was said and done.

So, if you're a regular reader of this blog or visitor to our Web site, you're probably aware that there's always a ton of pictures of us. Not that we're not handsome dudes (!), but I'm a bit sick and tired of seeing pictures of us. So, in the interest of honoring the Standard faithful who ventured out on Sunday, here's a peek at some of those good-looking folks.

Our former student, Patrick, was there with his mom, Mona, and his girlfriend, Stephanie. Patrick and Steph are students at the University of Iowa. Go Hawks!

Our pals Jim, Cindy and Scott were in attendance. Where the heck is Dave? This was Jim's first official Standards gig!

Another former student, Lauren (who rarely misses a show), brought two friends. Way to go!

Ted's cousin, Sandy (left), another Standard standard, was joined by two lovely ladies who shall remain nameless (only because I don't know them, of course).

We were there, a really weird backlit kinda way.

Thanks, everyone, for your continued support of our little rock band!