Had a great time playing at the Serbian Club.
Brought back a lot of memories. I used to run around
the picnics when I was a kid picking up bottles (pre
plastic era) in return for free "pop" as we say here
in the hills of Pennsylvania. Everyone from the club
was thrilled by the audiences enthusiasm and
generosity. My aunt is going to rush to money down to
the tax office today to pay the bill and keep the club
open. As Chip said, “sort of like the Blues Brothers’s
In a ya shoulda been there moment, overcome by
the spirit of Serbian picnics past, the Houserockers
broke into our very first polka ever, the old chestnut
“Just Because” (covered by Elvis at Sun Studios by the
way.) Of course our resident Funk Brother, Jeffrey AKA
“Joffo” Simmons had no friggin’ idea what a Polka was.
We had to go to the bullpen for some Bernie Herr
Cousin John Naretto (vocals) and good friend
accordion player extradonaire George Klipa (keyboards)
gave us some able bodied help. Loose I think would be
a kind word to describe it. Very loose. In fact, the
whole show was one of our loosest. I mean in a good
way of course.
Thank You so much for your help and