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‘Live Aid’ THE Concert Took Place This Day 32-Years Ago — Have YOU Seen “When Harvey Met Bob”?

by Anura Guruge


“When Harvey Met Bob”

2010 movie about how Bob Geldof made “Live Aid” a reality.

Absolutely brilliant movie and you will see Bob Geldof is a whole different light.

MUST WATCH movie. IF you have never seen it, find it … and watch it. You will THANK me (but that is OK).

I saw it, serendipitously, a few years ago and loved it. Prior to that never been a huge fan of Bob’s though we were London contemporaries though I am not aware of ever bumping into him.


“When Harvey Met Bob” trailer on YouTube.


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And yes, there is the “Live Aid” movie which is just the concert.

You can see the whole concert on YouTube. There are also DVDs.


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Wolfeboro, N.H., “Pain Nurse” Sports Depreciating “ISED8M2” License Plate On His Car.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Deanna saw this and took this picture in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a few weeks ago. She worked out what it says, given that she had some context to go by.

ISED8M2 = I SEDATE Them Too.

He is talking about his patients!

There is something disquieting here. It would be one thing if this person talked about skills or speciality, e.g., ISTPAIN. But this seems to come close treading all over the hippocratic oath — though to be fair, as it clearly says, this is NOT a doctor. You don’t have to be a doctor to be a pain specialist in New Hampshire. A nurse can prescribe narcotics and even do some spinal surgery! Amazing.

I looked up the dictionary definition of sedation. It is: the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug”. Well this person definitely does that. No question about that. But is it something that you should brag about?

Think about it.


Ever Delightful Wolfeboro, NH, At Its Delectable Best During The Last Weekend Of October 2014.

A Chinook Pup, New Hampshire’s State Dog, at Wolfeboro docks.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I was in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. — twice this last Saturday, October 25, 2014. Teischan had two ballet classes. During the first visit in the morning I walked 40 minutes up Main Street, all the way past the big cemetery and then ran down, in a hurry, because I thought I was going to be late. That gave me my hour’s worth of exercise for the day. On the second visit, when her class was just for 30 minutes I perambulated around the dock area with my Canon T3i. I knew that if I was lucky I might be able to get another picture posted on the N.H. State official Tourist Site, VisitNH.gov. Well I succeeded — my 6th picture that they have used since the end of September. So it was worth it. Here are some of the pictures. ENJOY. Wolfeboro is such a delightful town to walk around. Plan to do an hours walk, in the dark, on Thursday night.


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‘Country Mile’ Regaling The Lucky Folks In Wolfeboro, N.H., Cate Park On July 20, 2013, Sure Did Go The ‘Extra Mile’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Country Mile‘ at Wolfeboro July 16, 2013.
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Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now‘ in Wolfeboro July 14, 2013.
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Lets not beat around the bush. They, viz. the ‘Country Mile‘, were good. Probably very good, or very close to that. We were impressed.

Last week, with the Beatles Tribute Band both Deanna and I thought that they were just ‘OK’. Yesterday, June 20, 2013, there was no equivocation. We both thought, very quickly at that, that these folks were good.

They were uncomplicated, very straightforward and ‘workmen’ like — though they had a very hard working female fiddler. They didn’t spend too much time or energy with chatter, banter or trying to parlay with the crowd. They just got on with playing good music for 100 minutes — which is probably what they were contracted to do; 7 to 9 pm with a 20 minute intermission.

They had a compelling, non-stop twangy, very country, rhythm and a pulsating beat. The drummer was good. They had a 5-string bass. That might have made a difference. The lead guitarist sure did his job, very ably.

They didn’t have any original songs. They are a cover band – and don’t make any bones about it. I can see why they are so heavily booked. I would gladly go see them again.

We all lucked out with the weather again. Three Saturdays in a row. It looked a bit iffy even at 6 pm. Deanna checked the radar. There were thunderstorms all around us. I was still willing to take a chance. It is not like we are driving to Dartmouth. If it got rained out we get back in the Kia and come home. But, it was glorious again.

There were, at any given time, at least 3 folks doing what looked like pretty decent line dancing. They loved it and they did put on a good show.

Not as many people as in the prior two weeks. It could have been the weather. It could have been the genre of music. But those that were there sure appeared to have a good time and we were indeed given a good show.

Thank YOU, Wolfeboro — again. Looking forward to next Saturday. 

This Saturday’s, viz. July 20, 2013, FREE ‘Band At The Stand’ In Wolfeboro, NH Will Be ‘Country Mile’.

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I had never heard of them but I looked them up last night. Seems pretty decent. Appears to have been around for a long time and winning awards a decade ago.

Impressive list of gigs.

They have a rather higgledy piggledy Web page which is very much a stream of consciousness with a jumble of unmatched fonts and colors — the embedded links buried among the spurious detritus.  They really could do with an upgraded, semi-professional Website. I was also surprised that I could not find any ‘current’ video clips on YouTube. I eventually, having scrolled past it many times, eventually found some music clips on their Web page. They appear to do quite a few cover songs. I checked out ‘Chicken Fried’ since I am familiar with the Zak Brown original. They sound good. Authentic. A good structured Website with videos could do wonders for these guys — but given their apparent popularity they probably are doing just fine.

So this will be the 3rd concert this year. The last two, as chronicled in the above links, were good, one better than the other. The weather has been incredibly kind. So I am hoping we get three in a row. We plan to attend if we can. We have a few other things to do that day and it is going to be an early start for us.

But, I wanted to make sure that I gave you all a heads up on this upcoming event. Enjoy.

Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now’ Entertained Wolfeboro, NH, On Another Magical Saturday Night By The Lake.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now’, July 13, Wolfeboro
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Classic, melodious Beatles’ song, to an uncompromised beat, wafted across another picture perfect Saturday evening, at Cate Park, Wolfeboro, NH, last night. We sure have lucked out. Two wonderful Saturday performances at Cate, back-to-back, with nothing but delightful, Summer weather (in what has been a rather ‘iffy’ Summer).

‘All Together Now’, without ever trying in anyway to be impersonators, did the ‘Fab 4’ proud. Bravo.

They were definitely ‘OK”. They did not butcher a single song those they did, rather incongruously, ask George Harrison to cut them slack if they didn’t do justice to his song. But, they did OK.

As a sitar fan (given my background), I was delighted that they used a real sitar, and made a very decent ‘fist of it’, rendering ‘Norwegian Wood‘. It is one of my all time favorite songs. Gives me goosebumps. IF you are not familiar with the original, try this on YouTube, and take note of the cute efforts in 1965 (yes, 48 years ago) to accentuate the then brand new stereo effects. Listening to the original made me realize why I had a prevailing sense of disquiet right through the performance. I am by no means a Beatles expert and I know this because I lived with an expert. But, from the ‘little’ I know (and I am no novice) the end result last night lacked a certain je ne sais quoi in terms of musical reproduction. Yes, I fully understand that post 1966 the Beatles were becoming the masters of painstakingly crafted studio output and that it would be nigh impossible to even get close to it in an open park in central NH. So, that is OK.

This was my first tribute band. Exactly 10 years ago, we saw ‘Abba II‘ — but there was one of the originals still playing in the band and they didn’t set out to be a tribute band per se. [I had contacts in those days and Deanna and I got to go back stage after the show and meet the band. The original Abba guy was all over Deanna and she was thrilled since she is a huge Abba fan. We had a picture of him draped all over Deanna. It hung on the all of our Gilford house. Not sure where it is. I should have it scanned and posted for posterity. Trivia question. How many of YOU know the Biblical association of the name ‘Abba’?]

I have to be objective and disclose possible conflicts. As must be fairly obvious all 4 of us are huge fans of ‘Blues Brothers the Next Generation‘ (BBNG) who played at Cate last week. We are not associated with them per se, though I do chat with them on e-mail (after I got to know them from their New Year’s Eve concert). So given that we really had a ball last Saturday, I want to be careful that I do not ‘undersell’ this group by comparison. Yes, BBNG, I would have to say, was a hard act to follow.

All the years of going to the ‘Highland Games‘ and watching multiple bands, of the same genre, perform on the same stage, one after the other made me understand one very crucial thing about groups. Some groups have an innate, indescribable ‘magic’ that sets them apart. That is why “Seven Nations“, “Glengarry Bhoys”, “Enter the Haggis” or “Hadrian’s Wall” can come on stage, after another band, and totally rock the place while the other band, though playing the same music, didn’t really make a mark.

I could be wrong, and I hope I am. In my opinion ‘All Together Now’ just missed that magic. They were good, but, I thought that they were not truly magical. Now this could be due to the setting. I am old. But, the Wolfeboro crowd makes me look young. So it is possible that there were guidelines they had to follow. The volume was a tad too sedate. They needed to have cranked it up 4 notches. The subdued volume, as is the case with the physics involved, made them sound ‘low energy’ — at least to me. But, I checked with Deanna. Her reaction was exactly the same as mine: ‘they are OK’. Nothing wrong with that.

It was a good night. Thank you Wolfeboro. I wish Alton could do events like this.

Yes, we plan to go next Saturday too.

I would like to see ‘All Together Now’ again — just to see if they impart more energy (and magic) and other venues.


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Beatles Tribute Band ‘All Together Now’ Playing This Saturday, July 13, 2013, In Wolfeboro, NH, 7 pm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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They don’t seem to have a Website. Just a Facebook page.


YouTube video from last year when they were playing in New York. Seems decent enough.

YouTube video from last year when they were playing in New York. Seems decent enough. Click to access video.


This Saturday’s band on the ongoing Summer program at Cate Park, Wolfeboro.

The season kicked off, with a BIG bang,  last Saturday night
with the ever so much fun
the ‘Blues Brothers the Next Generation’ (BBNG).

BBNG will be a hard act to follow.

I have never heard of this tribute band prior to this.
This morning, i.e., around 1 am, I went looking for them.
They seem decent enough.

We plan to go.
Yet again they are saying P.M. thunderstorms.

We all lucked out last Saturday.
It was picture perfect.
Not sure we will get a repeat.
It has been gray since Monday.
Quite a Summer.

Very impressed with the efforts put on by Wolfeboro.
But, it befits their heritage and legacy as the
‘Oldest Summer Resort in the U. S. of A.’

If we go, I will of course tell you about it …