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December 20, 2009

On Sunday, December 20th OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD had their annual HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA and, as usual, it was out of control. LORI MURPHY was the guest bartender for the start of the evening as the staff was all at the Employee Dinner! (I never go to the dinner cause I like to make sure everything is ready and working well for the party.)

The BOWERY BOYS led off the evening followed by KING BEE & THE STINGERS featuring BUDDY BOWZER and SCHEEBO. These guys keep getting tighter and tighter and as soon as JOFF gets his song "WHEN THE WAR IS OVER" mastered, you're gonna be hearing them everywhere.

LUIGI BABE & HIS HOLIDAY ALL STARS were next with LUIGI BABE on guitar, MIKE LINN (BLUE SHADOW DOGS) on drums, JOFF WILSON (BOWERY BOYS) on bass and different guest singers and dancers. BROOKLYN BABY DOLL was joined by the BABE-ALICIOUS dancers (HYP-NOTICA & KARA) and singers HILLARY FLOWERS and HARLAN. They even managed to get Mr. WOOD (that's me) to join them for two songs. You can see the trainwreck in the video section of my website (www.mrfwood.com) or on youtube under FRANK WOOD & LUIGI BABE. There were a whole bunch of characters joining in on the shenanigans.

By this point the staff had already arrived and AFTERBIRTH hit the stage and all hell broke loose.

PAM THE METAL QUEEN took the stage with her band GRANDE next and they smoked the room. ERIC has moved from drums to guitar and it turns out he can shred. The drumming was taken over by TEXAS CLAMP (BANANA FISH ZERO) and the bass was handled by SEBASTIAN (HONOR AMONG THIEVES). This unit is gonna be tearing up the town real soon.

THE VONDELLS were next led by LYNNE VON. LYNNE has a kick ass Rock'n'Roll voice and backed by STEVE PANG (OTTO's owner) on drums, SIMON on guitar and BRETT on bass, they ran thru a hard driving rock set and made it look easy. A dancing Gorilla showed up but I think he thought STEVE's other band (GIRL TO GORILLA) was playing.

The booze was flowing heavily as JUKEBOX JODI & HER 45s hit the stage. JODI (former leader of THE WANDA JACKSON FIVE) was in great voice and her band (Dr. DAVE, MIKE, Dr. JAMES BROWN and COREY) had the place dancing all over to their rockabilly tunes. When BEN joined in on sax, well...

A quaint little 3 piece was up next - THE SWINGING NECKBREAKERS! JOE VINCENT and his buddies JEFFERSON and TOM rocked thru an almost hour long set that left everyone dripping.

The MIGHTY AFRODITE sent some HOLIDAY cakes from up north and overall, the whole nite was a drunken GREAT PARTY! (I missed my court date the next day - oops!)

So remember, next year, the Sunday before Christmas, you better be at OTTO's or you'll just have to read about it and look at the pics on my website, again.