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Warm Up Band

Everyone seemed to arrive at around the same time. The equipment was quickly set up. Tom and Wayne had already set up and tested the PA the weekend before. With in twenty minutes or so the warm up group fired up and the surrounding forest rustled along with the music. I think we should all congratulate ourselves for making this event happen. Around twenty entities were able to extract themselves from the daily routines they had forged for themselves over the past 35 to 40 years and come together to celebrate the bond that was created during those wondrous times on the road in the seventies. If you have a video or pics you would like to post on this site then go to the “Upload Media” page by clicking on the Upload Media link in the menu bar at the top of this page.

Standin’ on Shaky Ground

This is a classic example of how a four piece band might sound with one member down. The band starts playing without Michael (lead guitarist). Hang in there because he soon makes up for his absence. Around the halfway point at about 03:30, Michael plugs in, gets into gear and nails it with a brilliant guitar solo. Ken is still pumping out a strong vocal just like he was 35 years ago. Or was it 40 years ago? Tom pops in for a few seconds to tweak the PA.

Music has been the medicine that has kept our brains young. If you want to keep your brain fit throughout the aging process then listening to or playing music can provide a total brain workout. Four very fit brains on stage here. The day didn’t seem to last long enough. Let’s have another one in 2017 before any of us fall off the perch. Want to join the next reunion discussion? Go to the FORUM.

Blues Jam


Just love this. Three in one. Guitarists I mean. Mike, Ray and Dwight.

Cripple Creek

What can we say here? This song is a real foot tapper. Graeme performs a cracking version of this song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band, sung by the drummer Levon Helm and released in 1969. We could change the lyrics to “Up on Websters Creek”. Whoops I just had a flashback to a Chinese restaurant in Coffs Harbor. I wonder what Ray Brown is up to. I could watch this video many times and still enjoy it. Frankly I prefer Graeme’s version. It just seems to move your body and sole, more. What a great day it was at “the creek”. Discuss another reunion in 2017.

Lyrics: Up On Cripple Creek

Maybelline


Hey Chris well sung mate.

The Shape I’m In

Can anyone comment on this video? During the seventies Caboose toured Australia from Adelaide to Darwin. This song was played nightly. They were the frugal days when we learned how to survive on a mug of muesli, a lid of lentils, tempting thighs and herbal wraps. We were all in good shape.