abbaye 12th anniversary party 1/17/15

for the 9th year (8th consecutive) our friends at the abbaye asked us to take part in their anniversary celebration by performing live band karaoke. this year’s list contained 234 songs which people were encouraged to choose from to come up and sing with us as their backing band. We played for four and a half hours with one twenty minute break and once again everyone did a wonderful job singing. we even fulfilled two requests which weren’t on the list but were easy enough for us to work up and perform on the spot. two of the highlights of the night were performances by the abbaye’s two owners. marc was the only person to come up and play an instrument and performed the who’s “baba o’riley” on drums with steve and pete singing. meghan, as is tradition, choose a song in the weeks before the party which we learned but kept off the list just for her to sing. this year her selection was “start choppin'” by dinosaur jr. and it brought the house down. we started the night off with our two newest original songs and then we let the crowd take over. the karaoke started with the most newly released song on the list and eventually came to a close with an amazing rendition of “suspicious minds” that had everyone in the bar singing along. below are the lists of everything that was performed in both sets:

tell me twice
goshen ’97 (strand of oaks)
buddy holly (weezer)
just what i needed (cars)
baba o’riley (who)
basket case (green day)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
tired of sex (weezer)
seether (veruca salt)
all day and all of the night (kinks)
cut your hair (pavement)
100% (sonic youth)
echos myron (guided by voices)
fell in love with a girl (white stripes)
(you gotta) fight for your right (to party!) (beastie boys)
wagon wheel (old crow medicine show)
queen bitch (david bowie)
gigantic (pixies)
dumb (nirvana)
under pressure (david bowie & queen)
i’m allowed (buffalo tom)
attitude (misfits)
web in front (archers of loaf)
last caress (misfits)

free fallin’ (tom petty)
eight days a week (beatles)
anarchy in the uk (sex pistols)
debaser (pixies)
dreaming (blondie)
that’s how i escaped my certain fate (mission of burma)
girlfriend in a coma (smiths)
radio radio (elvis costello and the attractions)
your little hoodrat friend (hold steady)
start choppin’ (dinosaur jr.)
motor away (guided by voices)
lounge act (nirvana)
range life (pavement)
our lips are sealed (go-go’s)
jumping jack flash (rolling stones)
should I stay or should I go (clash)
song 2 (blur)
last caress (misfits)
drain you (nirvana)
bad moon rising (creedence clearwater revival)
creep (radiohead)
she don’t use jelly (flaming lips)
get off of my cloud (rolling stones)
here comes your man (pixies)
psycho killer (talking heads)
suspicious minds (elvis presley)

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