30 Jan

I just wanted to let everyone know how we are coming along for the upcoming BLUE NOTE OPEN, to be held on SAT. FEB. 11th here in town.

As I write this-we have 11 holes confirmed, with the possibility of one or two at the most additional to be added before the event. We will start and finish at The Casino Starlite at 20th & Cedar. We hope to have the doors open at noon, registration at 12:30, and official start time is 1pm. (though-as soon as we’re ready to go-teams that have registered and have scorecards in hand can get started…)  Here’s who we have signed up so far:

THE CASINO STARLITE-20th & Cedar            NORTH END TAVERN-24th & Cedar 

THE DOCK-On Bonansinga Dr.                          O’SHEA’S-4th & Cedar  

COUGARS DEN-9th & State                THE PLACE-11th & Hampshire                                            

HOOEY’S-12th & College      (and-just down the street)        HOOTY’S-12th & Lind 

THE CLUB TAVERN-1023 N 10th (NEW HOLE!)        BLIND PIG-12th & LIND


Every team is invited to play ALL of the holes, BUT-if you want to qualify your team the chance to win a cash prize, REMEMBER-we will need to have your team scorecard turned into the BNO Staff BY 6:30pm with at least 9 HOLES COMPLETED by all of your team members to be entered into the Winner’s Drawing, where 5 Teams will win a $100 Prize!

This is how it stands for the moment, if there’s any additions-I’ll update this post…NOTE-for entry forms, they can be found here on the homepage. They are found either farther down this page, or on the right side of the page in the LATEST UPDATES SECTION. Please get your entry forms in the mail by Friday Feb. 3rd, or just bring them with you on the day of the event-we’ll take as many teams as we can on the day of the event.

 NOTE-we do reserve the right to cut off registration if we feel we have reached a maximum capacity of teams, to be determined by the event chair, and the staff  of the Blue Note Open…                           

Sign the Give Blues A Voice Petition…

22 Jan

There is a push with the Grammys to get the Blues included as a musical category. There’s 35 different category’s-and NO BLUES! Blues has been listed as a category within the genre of American Roots. The only category for Blues is Best Blues Album. WHAT?!

If these musical genuises were as intellectually gifted as they believe they are, we wouldn’t be talking about this…(No wonder why so many Artists have moved over to Europe-they’re more appreciated over there than here in the states). Ask guys like Clapton, Jagger, Mick Fleetwood if the Blues are important to music, and see what they have to say about it…”However, to not recognize Blues as it’s own unique genre of music, with it’s rich historical background, not to mention the influence Blues has had on several other genres listed at the GRAMMY website, is clear evidence of their disrespect towards this purely America art form”-taken from the Petition.

If you’d like to sign a petition from Blues Revue Magazine to the fine folks at the Grammys, cut and paste this link in your browser:

**NOTE FOR BLUE NOTE OPEN GOLFERS–INFO for this years BLUE NOTE OPEN can be found lower on this page, or on the right side of this page in the LATEST UPDATES SECTION

Remembering Etta James…

21 Jan

This week the music world lost one of the truly great voices-Etta James. She was best known for the song “At Last”-but if that’s all you know her for-you need to broaden your musical horizons…If you can handle it, I recommend buying the 2 CD set The Essential Etta James, from her days at Chess Records. That will get you grounded in her great work-but there’s so much more….
I’m going to share with you a link to the yahoo story on her passing; it does a pretty good job: