Daily Archives: July 7, 2013

This Was Quite A Week: ‘The Trocks’, Don McLean, Blue Brothers The Next Generation, Fairy Houses & Fireworks x2.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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While basking in the glory of the ‘Blue Brothers the Next Generation‘ concert last night, it occurred to me that this had been quite a week in terms of entertainment.

So here are the links, if you are interested

‘The Trocks’ at the Hopkins.

Alton Fireworks.


Portland Fireworks.

Fairy Houses.

Blues Brothers the Next Generation (BBNG).

No wonder Deanna and the kids are saying that they want a day off!

Reasons 76 To 80 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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#76. Following last Wednesday’s call from the DirecTV ‘Problem Resolution Specialist‘, where he basically lied to me about the video resolution settings, I realized yesterday that there is NOW WAY to determine the resolution that the Genie Mini is working at — since the only real way to check the resolution is to look at the lights on the Genie. There are no such lights on the Mini. Hitting FORMAT, as this guy (correctly) explained to me, does NOT show the current resolution because it skips to the next resolution as soon as you hit the button!

#77. So contrary to DirecTV’s claims you do not get all of the Genie functionality in multiple rooms with the Genie Mini. So that is another bold face lie! For a start there is NO PIP (#58) and now, as I found, no way to tell video resolution (#76).

#78. Last night it took over 4 MINUTES for my downstairs Remote to become active! This is #56 at its worst. 4 MINUTES. That is crazy.

#79. The GUIDE format is too large. You can’t see enough on one page — i.e., horizontal spread. A tighter, more compact grid that showed more hours on one page would make me happier.

#80. The program descriptions on the GUIDE are inconsistent in terms of specifying when a program is part of a series. In some instances it says so, in others it doesn’t. The only way to get the full story is to hit ‘INFO’ in which case, if it is a series, you will see the ‘record series’ option.

The Incomparable, Amazing, Bucket Loads Of Fun, “Blues Brothers The Next Generation” Regales Wolfeboro, NH.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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All pictures by Deanna.

After seeing them in Wolfeboro on New Year’s Eve this year (and staying for 2.5 of their 3 performances that night)
we are what we consider ‘their greatest fans
(though others might disagree).

To say that they are ‘good’ is facile. They are way beyond that.
‘Brilliant’ is more like it.

They put on an amazing SHOW.
It is more than a concert.

It is vaudeville by three very gifted young men.

They sing, they dance, they prance around,
they crack jokes (though here they could get better),
they engage the crowd and ‘Jake‘, the BIG guy,
shamelessly flirts with the ladies.

It was PERFECT for Wolfeboro, the U. S. of A’s oldest Summer Resort,
last night; the first of their free, Saturday night bandstand performances.

By 7 pm, after what had been a very hot day, the temperature was beginning to moderate
(though the boys, bravely dressed in their trademark black suits,
as they should, and as they must, perspired profusely).
There was a beautiful breeze blowing
from a picture perfect Winnipesaukee. There were quite a few boats,
and the boys, thoughtful as ever, had a speaker pointed at the boats.

It was great fun. Deanna bopped, non-stop,  for 2 hours.
I haven’t seen her do that in years.

I danced as I had at their New Year’s Eve concert.

All the kids were mesmerized.

The Band is exceptional. I would think that the drummer is easily the best in NH
(though he might be from MA).

Overall the MOST FUN group in NH — hands down
(and as anybody who reads this blog knows
we go to a LOT of events).

I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to get them gigs all over the State.

We should have them in Alton, but the woman who ‘runs’ Parks & Recs. ignores my e-mails.

Here is their multimedia Website.

They are playing in Laconia August 10.

Book them for your wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
They will make it beyond memorable.

Thank YOU, BBNG.

Thank YOU, Wolfeboro, NH — for the 2nd time
given that the ‘Fairy Houses‘ were great too.