Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 05-21-2007, 08:19 PM
goin' cruisin''s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cameron Park, CA
Posts: 1,395
My brother's college roommate at San Jose Stae, 1969, asked him to join his band; my brother declined, saying he was still working on his skills and was a little intimidated by Pat's skills. Within the year, Pat Simmons and his band, The Doobie Brothers, put out their first album. But this has nothing to do with cruising; let me see, Bowser of Sha Na Na was on our cruise to the Western Caribbean.

My brother is philosophical about missing out playing with The Doobies; he says if he'd joined, he'd probably be a junkie like the rest of them. He does maintain periodic contact with Pat, though.
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 05-21-2007, 09:07 PM
Chef Ken's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,259
I think Bowser likes cruising, he was on our last one. They have to mop up the puddle of sweat he leaves on stage so the dancers don't slip.
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 05-21-2007, 09:14 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
I had a close call like that. A bass player friend at Long Beach State was putting a group together with a couple of kids--you may have heard of them--Richard and Karen, before they were The Carpenters. They wanted somebody who could double on drums and keyboards--not a common double--so Karen could get up from behind the drums once in a while, and assist Richard with keyboard duties the rest of the time.

We met at their parent's home in Norwalk or Downey, i'm not sure which, and went over some material. Then went out for coffee to talk it over. I told them politely that I thought they had a good thing going, but it just wasn't the kind of music I wanted to play. We parted friends and went our separate ways.

And of course I spent the next 30 years playing their music.

Oh yes, we played a lot of Carpenters music on the ships. That brings us back to point.
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 05-21-2007, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Neil! you grew up in Eastern Kentucky?

My best friend is from Ashland,KY. I have been there a few times. His sister knows Billy Ray and has met the Judds many times in the early days.

You ever heard of Pikeville? Dwight Yoakam is from there. If you take 460 towards VA you will pass by Butcher Holler.

I won't say the H word, but is great to have another "Appalachian-American" on here

  #25 (permalink)  
Old 05-22-2007, 07:50 PM
Chef Ken's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,259
Rick, you played music for 30 years? Well golly.

(Sorry, for some reason I was hearing Gomer Pyle in the background.) Rest assured, your near miss was not missed. That is quite a story, The Carpenters came along at the right time for my wife and I. "Top of the World", was "our song."
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2007, 05:56 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Dwayne, I was born and spent the fist 15 years of my life in Ashland, KY (still have family in the area). I've also been to Pikeville and Myrtle Beach for that matter.

How old is your best friend? I may know him, Ashland is not exactly a big city, except by KY standards. I'm 46, if your friend is near that age I'll bet I know him.

Cheers, Neil
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 05-24-2007, 06:42 PM
Bruce Barratt's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 417
I wonder if The Who ever played on a cruise ship and smashed up all their equipment at the early show... how thy would they play the 9 o clock show?
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2007, 12:07 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Neil, sorry I lost this thread. I kept hearing Billy Joel's "Big Shot" in the background.

My Bud is 42 and I won't post his name, but he graduated from "Blazer" sp? High School in 83. We shared a road trip for Thanksgiving once to visit his folks as I am from just over the Va line for my folks. We went over one day to visit, and I thought Ashland was pretty neat with the river and the bridge they showed us. It certainly was pretty, and they took us to a park in the town. Where I am from it was a big city

They took us to a great place called Bluegrass Drive In. I grew up about 40 miles from Pikeville on the Va side.

Best Regards,
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2007, 09:55 AM
susanmaz's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 741
It was a very early morning at JFK airport waiting to return to college after Christmas break. I was fooling around with the man next to me on the breakfast carousel - rearranging the food and making rude, crude comments on everthing that passed. It wasn't until I was half-way across the country that I realized I was goofing-off with Harry Nillson (think the theme song from Midnight Cowboy for those of you too young to know Harry Nillson). Anyway - growing up in the NYC area, I ran into "famous folk" all the time. No-one on a cruise yet - I guess we just haven't been on the right ship...
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2007, 10:21 AM
Dave's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 18,001
Not on a cruise - but my mother was a waitress in a diner on the Taconic State Parkway in NY State for many years. Lots of celebrities stopped in on their way to upstate homes or to ski resorts. I guess the most famous she served was Paul Newman - he had a cheeseburger deluxe and coffee. Eli Wallach was another. I don't recall what he ordered.

I won't go into what happened to Virginia Graham's scrambled eggs before they were served (by another waitress). The health department may be watching.
Closed Thread

actor, ashland, billy, bluegrass, cruise, cruising, drive, great, hollywood, hygate, ky, met, nephew, netherton, star, stars, tom

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hollywood tour, 11/14/09, Kaua'i/Hawaii RAJohns Holland America Line 3 12-02-2009 06:14 AM
Friends you met on a cruise jillianallison General Cruise Chat 24 08-16-2007 07:00 PM
Carnival Liberty-Aug 23-people we met Shuman Carnival Cruise Line 2 12-02-2006 05:55 PM
Movies under the Stars CRUISEMAMA Princess Cruises 18 10-01-2006 07:39 PM
Hollywood FL Hotel dale88fan Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 07-07-2006 07:22 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:59 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2