Photos from last night’s Mix Tape Tuesday at the Paradise Lounge

Mix Tape Tuesday

Another fabulous evening of music at last night’s Mix Tape Tuesday at the Paradise Lounge. I borrowed a friend’s digital camera but forgot to charge up the batteries so the photo quality is not so great but here they are nonetheless. At one point there were a bunch of people watching the last inning of the Red Sox/Yankees game so Mike Viola and his musical cohorts ended up doing a sort of live rock opera play-by-play alongside the game. It was amusing. They handled the interruption to a very enjoyable music evening very well. I’m not sure I’d have been so nice. A highlight of the night was a rousing cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Next time I also need to write down what songs they sing because there were other excellent tunes but I can’t remember the titles. At one point Steve (of the amazing concert going duo) shouted out a request for “Always Saturday” by Guadalcanal Diary. I don’t think I’ve run into anyone who has heard of that band in at least ten years. Unfortunately Mike Viola, host of the night’s adventure, didn’t know the song. That would have been a treat to hear. I’d like to pretend that Bleu just happened to be sitting at the bar and casually wandered up on stage to join in on a few tunes. But he was probably invited. The coolest part of this monthly series is the level of spontaneity. They have a few songs planned in advance but a lot of it seems to be very spur of the moment. They do a good job balancing the banter with the actual singing and performing.

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