Monday, December 28, 2015

Meryl's Retirement

The classic question for bloggers is Quantity or Quality?

Do we put out an abundance of blogs, keeping people supplied with fresh material on a daily basis? Or do we take our time, carefully considering each word that enters the blogosphere, because we treasure the time, energy and attention of our fans?

Or is this big question a smokescreen, hoping to keep you from noticing that our blog has brought you neither Quantity nor Quality?

Well, in any case, some of our shows do not have a large number of photos connected to them, and this blog is a good example of a short one. And one that's long overdue.

On September 24, The WannaBeatles did a special show for Meryl Kraft's retirement party at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. 

We've played plenty of shows at the JCC over the years, and we appreciate all the energy Meryl brings to the place.

That makes us wish we had a photo to illustrate her ebullient personality and the fun we had playing at her party, but you'll have to use your imagination.

The one breakthrough the WannaBeatles experienced at that particular gig was the introduction of an official "RocknRoller" cart that has finally been acquired by WannaBeatle Bryan.

My first time trying the RocknRoller cart

All the other WannaBeatles have been using these clever carts to haul their gear all these years, and wondering why I couldn't get with the program. Maybe it was the challenge of finding space on top of all the other gear to load the folded up cart into the car. Maybe it was the expense. It was probably just laziness - an odd excuse, since getting the cart makes life easier, whenever gear needs to get from a car to a stage, which is every time we play.

But The WannaBeatles overcame my resistance the best way they knew how:  through the Good Yoko.

Holly consulted with the boys, and bought exactly the right size RocknRoller for my birthday, which was the day before we played the party for Meryl. So I embraced the challenge of fitting all my WannaBeatles gear onto that cart, held in place by a bungee cord or two - following in the footsteps of my bandmates, who've been dealing with these practical issues for years.

Thanks David, Dennis, Nathan and Holly for the cart! and congratulations, Meryl, on a wonderful life with so much activity at the Gordon JCC.

-Bloggin' Bryan, 29 December 2015

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