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Here are some photos and MP3s of our second big party.

This time we celebrated Karen's 30th birthday and, because it was the big-3-0, Calvin got to play in two bands:
"The Bogus Asylum Seekers" (formed just for the one night)
and his usual band "Two-Sheds Jackson".

The Bogus Asylum Seekers

The Bogus Asylum Seekers (from left to right):
Calvin Monk (bass), Philip Holt (vocals), Matthew Holt (vocals), Jason Cooper (drums), Chris Merry (electric guitar), Kath Taylor (vocals), Wayne Holt (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboard, accordion and mouth organ), Cyanne Holt (vocals).

OK so it's a bit of a small photo and you can only see Jason's elbow. The first of these problems can be rectified by clicking here for a bigger photo, and there are more photos of Jason at the 2-Sheds Jackson web site here.


Another shot of the Bogus Asylum seekers, this time doing an Everly Brother's number. Jason still manages to be hidden.

The Bogus Asylum Seekers


The Bogus Asylum Seekers

Wayne and his sister Kath singing Fairytale of New York. Jason must be the most photo shy drummer you are ever likely to meet.

Here are the MP3s of the entire Bogus Asylum Seekers set in the order they were played.
Believe it or not, this was the first time the entire band had played together (although we did have one rehearsals without all the vocalists and the vocalists rehearsed a bit separately).

Johnny B Goode (2 min 54 sec, 2.7 Mb)
Wake Up Little Susie (2 min 09 sec, 2.0 Mb)
Route 66 (2 min 34 sec, 2.4 Mb)
Surfin' USA (2 min 49 sec, 2.6 Mb)
I Saw Her Standing There (2 min 20 sec, 2.1 Mb)
Roll Over Beethoven (2 min 32 sec, 2.3 Mb)
Bye Bye Love (2 min 18 sec, 2.1 Mb)
Fun Fun Fun (1 min 39 sec, 1.5 Mb)
Jailhouse Rock (2 min 27 sec, 2.2 Mb)
Big Yellow Taxi (2 min 47 sec, 2.6 Mb)
Fairytale of New York (3 min 23 sec, 3.2 Mb)
Wild Rover (2 min 16 sec, 2.2 Mb)
Last of the Irish Rovers (2 min 33 sec, 2.3 Mb)
Who's Sorry Now (2 min 06 sec, 1.9 Mb)
Shoop Shoop Song (1 min 42 sec, 1.6 Mb)
Reelin' in the Years (5 min 33 sec, 5.1 Mb) *

* The fancy digital recording gear ran out of disk space at this point so this track is taken from a video camera audio track and so is much lower quality.

All songs except * recorded by Jason Cooper and mixed by Calvin Monk
* Recorded by Bryan Inger and mixed by natural acoustics.

And here are 2-Sheds Jackson, playing at the party. Jason plays drums in this band as well (honest).

MP3s of 2-Sheds Jackson performing at the party can be found here.

2-Sheds Jackson