Monday, October 4, 2010

The Groove

"Dude, you're on my blog." I say to my brother-in-law in an imaginary conversation.
"What? I thought you wrote about cooking?" he responds (in my imaginary conversation.)

"Yeah, but I write about other stuff too. That's the "life" part of the title. So yep, you're on the blog. You and your band! Isn't that cool?" I happily respond.

And then he watches the attached video and is not happy with me, due to the poor quality of the recording and shoddy film work.

I shrug my shoulders and just give him my best. "Dude, you're a rock star!" I say.

The end.

Last weekend we hosted my sister and her family. They were in town so my brother in-law could have a reunion with his college band mates, for a 20-yr "gig" reunion at a local hole-in-the-wall pub in the South Bay.

Mike's band was quite popular back in the day at UCSB. The Groove was "the band" at many, many functions from bars to sorority events, like the Gamma Phi Beta Ice Cream Socials.

Here they are circa 1989!!!

Ya' gotta love the 80's! The hair, sunglasses, and fanny packs. Oy.

1988 - 1990
So the guys got together and put on a pretty good show! They actually sounded great. Mike (the bro in-law) is on the trumpet.

October 3, 2010 - Belmont, CA
Imagine how good they could be if they practiced all the time. And imagine how much better they sounded in person versus what you see on my iphone!

Way to go Mike (and band) I hope it's not another 20 years before we hear you again. And hopefully Bruce (lead singer) will post his video. Which I'm sure is much better than what I got.

1 comment:

  1. I wanna go back to college and be a "Groov" groupie again!! Isn't the trumpet player cuuuuuute?! :-) Thanks again for coming out to see the Groov!


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