Sitting here on our old rickety lazy boy with fresh blisters on my hand, I feel compelled to appreciate, and share the adventure I had with hubbub tonight:
So I’m at one of my daughter’s friend’s birthday parties on the other side of town when my alarm goes off to get my ass down to the Barlow…
So I pack up the bass drum in the baby cart, hook it up to my bike and hit the road.. .
I’m having flashes of E.T. as I’m sprinting though town on my bicycle weaving in and out of traffic trying to make it on time with my precious cargo. Just as I’m making some good time the buggy capsizes and the bass drum goes rolling out in the street. (Thank got it wasn’t the baby!) With spectators pointing and cringing, I put myself back together and start pedalling at full speed. Finally, I pull in to the meeting spot and lock up the bike only to find out I have no drum sticks or harness left in the cart??. (you know that crappy dream when you show up to school without pants!)
So I grab a bungee cord and my baby carrier to rig something up quickly. I can hear Moliendo playing in the short distance and think, “Great! I’ll just jump right in. No one will even notice that I’m late.”
I look up only to see our sousaphone fading away into a massive deep sea of humans….
At last, I reunite with my mothership, helping to bring smiles to the people…….
Wow, what a nite!
. . . Sent from outer space!
PD Article on Barlow Opening with photos of the Hububb Club
Are you a drummer or low brass player?
Do you want more music, community, and fun in your life?
The Hubbub Club is looking for percussionists and low brass players to join our band. We need cooperative, experienced performers who can learn multiple parts and fill in where needed. Drummers should have sticking experience.
Our band practices every Sunday afternoon in Graton and performs in Sonoma County several times each month. To get a better sense of who we are and how we sound, you can watch some of our videos. Interested? Contact us here!
The Hubbub Club is back from their epic journey to Seattle! We have many stories to tell and pictures to share. You can find photos on our Facebook page, on Flickr (taken by others) and on Hubbub’s Flickr Page (taken by our own band members).
And here’s a great video that’s shows just what a wild party we were havin’ up there in Seattle. (Stay with it and the image will come into focus.)
Greetings from Seattle! The Hubbub Club has been playing music in the streets with marching bands from all over the country these last few days. We are wired, tired and inspired!
Soon we’ll be back in Sonoma County with many stories to tell.
Our fundraiser at Hopmonk this month was an incredible success! Thank you to all the band members, supporters, fans and other folks who helped us out. We had a super fun party and raised enough money to make sure that our band gets up to Seattle for HONK! Fest West on June 21st through 23rd.
HONK! is where street bands like the Hubbub Club come together to exchange ideas and create free and dynamic music performance in the street. It’s for young people, old people, fat and skinny people, beginners, professionals, baton twirlers, artists, and performers of all kinds. If you’re up in Seattle that weekend, please come celebrate with us.
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Live Music – Silent Auction – Raffle Join the Hubbub Club and Friends at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol on Friday, May 10, 6-11pm for a party and benefit to send the band up to Seattle for HONK! Entry Tickets available … Continue reading
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