Just gutted about the passing of Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens, such a great talent and wonderful guy. Pat, Jim and Dennis appeared on my show in 2011, did 3 live songs and an interview, here’s all of it for you to watch, it’s really great stuff..
Anything, Anything Dramarama
Atlantic City Original Broadway Cast Ragtime
On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City Dick Haymes
Steel Pier Bobby Rydell
Atlantic City (Live 8/5/84) Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band
Rex Bob Lowenstein Mark Germino and the Sluggers
The Last DJ Tom Petty
Roll the Dice L.A. Guns (with Paul Black)
Regarding the 45% Service fees for the upcoming Dramarama, Battery Electric, Soraia show in Asbury Park on July 15th
I received an email from a long time listener of my radio show who lives about an hour outside of Asbury Park and when she went to purchase tickets online for Dramarama on July 15th, she was caught off guard that her tix which had a face value of $20 each, cost $29 each after a $9 fee on each.
She didn’t buy the tickets. I don’t blame her.
A 45% service charge is ridiculous and just not right.
I checked other shows at the venue via Ticketmaster and most of them had a fee of 25%, which is still ridiculous to a degree but not as insane as 45%. I then found 2 other shows at the venue that had similar 45% fees, the common thread is that they are all $20 ticket shows, so it seems that if the show is $20 the fee is 45%, if it’s $15, the fee is 25%. Whatever, it makes zero sense to me.
I also want to make clear that NONE of that 45% fee on tix to the Dramarama show goes to the bands or the promoter or your host for the evening (who by the way is doing this show for free, so the bands can make more).
I’d much rather you take that $9 fee and use it to buy the new Battery Electric CD at show, or a Soraia CD or T-Shirt, or even a Dramarama T-shirt (yes folks, finally Dramarama merch at a show), or buy a drink for someone with it, or some food, or give to a worthy charity.
But you may ask, how do I still get to see the show and avoid that ridiculous 45% fee, while not getting shut out at the door the night of the show as it’s sold out every year for the last 7 years?
There are two ways to do that: you can buy the tickets in person at the Stone Pony Box office which only has $3 fee for the tickets which is much more reasonable.
But I realize that some of you aren’t near the Pony, and that getting there to save $6 may not make much sense with gas and tolls and time, if you aren’t already down there for something else.
So I’ll offer you this solution, I personally will go to Asbury and secure the tix for you, all you need to do is send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me via Facebook, and I’ll give you the info on how to pay me via paypal and I’ll go get your tix for $23 each, and they will given to you the night of the show.
I apologize again for the ridiculous 45% fee via online ordering, and hopefully you’ll take me up on my offer above.
Anything, Anything Dramarama
C’mon Everybody Eddie Cochran (happy bday Eddie)
Everybody’s Rockin’ Bobby Lord
Everybody Loves Me, Baby Don McLean (happy bday Don)
Everybody Loves Me Alejandro Escovedo
Let Me Love You Too Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers
Let Me Put My Love Into You AC/DC (Happy bday Brian Johnson)
Glamour Stretcher Time Jack LaLanne (happy bday Jack)
Pump your Blood Potsie from Happy Days (happy bday Anson Williams)
Stain Yer Blood Paul Westerberg
Bleeders The Wallflowers
Positive Bleeding Urge Overkill
Sting Me The Black Crowes
Russians Sting (happy bday Sting and Vladimir Putin)
Eyes of the World Fleetwood Mac (happy bday Linsday Buckingham)
Eyes of the Muse King Tuff
Eyes To The Wind The War On Drugs
Into The Wind John Wesley Harding
Moi Je Joue (Me, I Play) Brigitte Bardot (happy bday Brigitte)
Secondary Modern Elvis Costello & the Attractions
She’s So Modern The Boomtown Rats (happy bday Bob Geldof)
Modern Man Arcade Fire
He’s a Dancer Kristy and Jimmy McNichol (happy bday Kristy)
Dancin’ Party Chubby Checker (happy bday Chubby)
Paper Crown The Checkers
Paper Lanterns Green Day
Stray Paper The Gaslight Anthem
Fall in Love Nina Diaz
Can’t You Hear Them Howl Lucero
Nothing But the Radio Maia Sharp
Night Closing In Darlene Love
When The Planes Fall From The Sky Monster Magnet
The ’59 Sound The Gaslight Anthem
Words Of Love Patti Smith
I’m Gonna Love You Too Blondie
Maria Elena The Smithereens
Raining in My Heart Pat Dinizio
I Can’t Keep From Crying Bruce Tunkel
When Death Should Find Us Edtang & The Chops
Airport Security The Bouncing Souls
Undivided Bon Jovi
Lonesome Day Bruce Springsteen
I Feel Weird Steel Train
Ground Zero 68 A.D.
Miss Yah Plastiq Passion
You’re Missing Bruce Springsteen
I Played The Fool Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Fool Number Two The Uniques with Nicky Addeo
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Steely Dan
My Love Will Not Let You Down Ricki And The Flash (Meryl Streep)
Rickie (Wants A Man Of Her Own) (Alt.-Take) Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Here Comes My Man The Gaslight Anthem
Big Man in Town Four Seasons
The Hurdy Gurdy Man The Angels
Robot Man Connie Francis
A Most Peculiar Man Simon & Garfunkel
Mr. E. Mann Titus Andronicus
Travelin’ Man Ricky Nelson
Travelin’ Band Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1984-08-05 Brendan Byrne Arena E. Rutherford, NJ
Flying Cars Deal Casino
Spin Me Around The Modulators
Spinning Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Pretty Girls Everywhere Tony Maples (Asbury Park)
Local Girls Matt Madly (Hoboken)
California Girls (Ain’t So Great) Anthony D’Amato (Princeton)
Girls in Jersey The Launderettes
Girls In Their Summer Clothes Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band
Girls in Fedoras Wyldlife
The Girls I Grew Up With Glen Burtnik (New Brunswick)
Brandy You’re A Fine Girl Looking Glass (New Brunswick)
Little Girl So Fine Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (Asbury Park)
Little Girl So Fine Ray And the Darchaes (asbury park)
Little Girl (live crystals cover) Little Steven
Little Girl Bruce Springsteen
This Little Girl Gary Us Bonds
Big Girls Don’t Cry Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons (Newark)
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues The Gaslight Anthem (New Brunswick)
She’s Gone Billy Hector (Asbury Park)