Andrew Profile 13:01:30
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Andrew Profile 13:02:41
how is the CWF organisation going
Emdeeh Profile 13:02:44
Andrew Profile 13:03:07
hi Emdeeh ...Susan should be here soon, I hope
Everything is in place for an incredible show ....
I will be hosting the event this year
Emdeeh Profile 13:03:29
How are rehearsals going?
Adam Marsland's band is House Band and they have been doing lots of rehearsing
Andrew Profile 13:04:22
Would so love to be there- especially at the Roxy
Emdeeh Profile 13:05:22
Billy, care to whet our whistles re the show?
Roxy is nice and intimate as opposed to many other venues...
Andrew Profile 13:06:01
it's about 500 seats, isn't it?
We're going to show an abbreviated version of film we showed at Royce re: CW
Emdeeh Profile 13:06:53
Emdeeh Profile 13:07:17
refers to the CW film
The exact capacity is more like 300 + for our event
Andrew Profile 13:07:48
how long was that film?
Emdeeh Profile 13:08:29
Is the Roxy going to be table seating, like the original CW tribute show?
film will be edited down to 10-15 mins. Tops
interviews with Petty , Costello and S. Lennon , among others
There will be seats, yes
Emdeeh Profile 13:10:42
Some of my photos of Carl were used for the original film
no assigned seating / first come, first serve basis
yes, I know MD
Andrew Profile 13:12:03
when were those photos, Emdeeh?
Emdeeh Profile 13:12:38
IIRC, they were taken in the '80s, maybe some from the very early '90s.
There will be a beautiful program book this year, to be given away at the door as people enter Roxy
Emdeeh Profile 13:14:50
Capital / EMI has donated some CDs that will also be given to all attendees as they leave Roxy
Emdeeh Profile 13:15:55
Very generous of Capitol/EMI
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Andrew Profile 13:16:04
which CDs are they?
CWF tee-shirts will be available for purchase - I haven't seen them yet but they sound like they will be great looking .....
Emdeeh Profile 13:16:20
Hi Susan -- happy birthday!
Andrew Profile 13:16:33
I won't say which CD it is ... sorry
Susan Profile 13:16:47
Hey y'all - my apologies. I got hung up with something...
I have to keep some surprises, Andrew
There will be a live auction of guitars donated by Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker, signed by performers
Andrew Profile 13:19:18
you should be able to raise a lot of mpney for the cause this time
Just guitars or will there be other items for auction (silent or live)?
Sounds like a great event - i'm very disappointed that i won't be able to be there for it.
Our auctioneer, as usual, will be: Jeff Foskett
No silent auction - no place to set up a table (same problem in 1998 at Roxy)
Susan Profile 13:21:08
And can any of those items be bid on by people who aren't at the event?
Another auction item: Dinner for two (2) at WILSON
Susan, I don't see how we could do that unless you were on the phone with the prospective buyer
There *might* be some lesser items for auction, but we cannot devote too much time to auction - we have a big show ...
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Emdeeh Profile 13:23:42
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Hi Billy and Emdeeth!
Emdeeh Profile 13:24:06
Susan Profile 13:24:20
Jeff is a terrific auctioneer - very funny, and very good at getting the most money out of people!
Are there any special guests who haven't yet been announced, Billy?
Great to see you here Billy! I have not seen you since I saw you with Al back in 2005!!
2005 ? Where ?
hi folks, almost forgot about this
Emdeeh Profile 13:25:58
"very good at getting the most money out of people!"
True that, Jeff's an expert.
There are some special guests, yes...
It was in Hershey, PA. I had a great time at it I remember and Jeff of Tripsitter was there as well. That was just before the first time I was at Susan's convention!!
True that - he owes me $5 !@#@!
Andrew Profile 13:26:46
i c / o k SG7
Yes, Hi Andrew
Susan Profile 13:28:31
So you're looking at what, Billy - about a 3-hour event? Longer?
Yup - 3 hours, give or take, is how it crunches out ....
Tell Brian's band I said hello to whoever goes! I am so sad I will not be able to be there ;(
Susan Profile 13:30:38
This is the first time the Foundation has done an event like this in several years, isn't it? Has there been a lot of publicity in LA?
That's why we like to start at 7pm - fairly early start for a relatively early conclusion. People work the next day and also might have flights to catch ...
Not too much publicity in LA yet, since this is a small event - designed for family, very close friends and fans too. We will probably do much more PR in this final week...
Who here is going to the show? I am
And refresh my memory...tickets are $100 each? Are there any left?
Not i, unfortunately, unless i suddenly come into a bunch of money! I feel bad about missing it...i REALLY would like to be there!
Me too Susan!!:(
Tix are still available for a $100 donation through Roxy exclusively: (310) 278-9457
We'll miss you too, Susan!
Can they be purchased at the door?
Billy, is the musical focus going to be on Carl's music or a mix of material?
(in case i come into that money...!!!)
Yes, tix available at the door too
Andrew Profile 13:38:13
just short-sell a few stocks this week Susan - you'll get it easily
Susan Profile 13:39:07
I know you're hosting the event, Billy...are you also MD?
Emdeeh Profile 13:40:34
I'm there as a fan.
It doesn't help I am a poor college student.
I wanted to bring the entire focus of show back to Carl and his music, yes. There will be many songs performed that are rarities, sung and / or written by Carl. It should be really wonderful, since no one is currently doing most of these songs in their respective sets ...
That sounds so fab Billy!
Susan Profile 13:42:39
Emdeeh, i meant is BIlly also the Musical Director of the show. Sorry to be unclear.
Billy, can you give us an idea of some of the less-common songs?
Yes - I think it should be this way - esp. for the 10th Year Anniversary of losing Carl ...
That means I'll be getting hear some of my favorite songs, I suspect.
Susan, LOL - I got lost in the acronyms!
I would say that Adam Marsland is the MD for this show since he leads the house band. I oversee everything and have to approve all song choices. I also make song suggestions ...
Susan Profile 13:45:52
Will Adam's band and Brian's band share the stage at all? THAT would be some mighty musicianship all in one place!
Emdeeh Profile 13:46:00
Will Evie Sands be part of the house band too?
Andrew Profile 13:46:21
Hard to believe it is 10 years - seems like yesterday when I heard that terrible news
Susan, I'm afraid I won't give away any songs - it will take away from the impact. Besides, don't you like surprises ?
Susan Profile 13:47:10
Evie is a permanent member of Adam's band, isn't she?
I hope a lot of pictures are taken :)
Susan Profile 13:48:01
I love surprises, Billy - but i'm not going to be there to be surprised!
Besides - you can't blame a girl
jukka Profile 13:48:09
i thought MD was maryland?
Evie Sands is an integral part of Adam's Chaos Band - she will be there, absolutely ...
Emdeeh Profile 13:48:54
I'm bringing my camera (and getting the ASA 800 film processed before I head home, LAX has fried the last roll of film from me!)
Nice try, Susan - care to pick another door ?
cc: Bob Barker / Drew Carey
Susan Profile 13:49:05
That, too, jukka!
Billy - kind of off-topic, but what other projects are you working on these days?
I was in the middle of filming a documentary ala the one I did for Denny, but this one's for Carl ..... had to drop everything when we decided to do this Roxy show. All my attention had to go to this show ...
Andrew Profile 13:51:59
I guess you will get material for your Carl movie from the Roxy show too
*Maybe* - but I have so many other things to handle on the day of show ...
Billy, who have you interviewed for the Carl doc so far?
Beckley, Lamm, Parazaider (Chicago) , Maryann Jardine, Phil "Fang" Volk (Raiders), Nick Fortuna (Buckinghams), etc., etc...
Emdeeh Profile 13:57:33
Billy, who's on your wishlist to interview?
Going to my APPLE store - I have an apptmnt. in 1 hr ...
Emdeeh Profile 13:58:30
I hope that doesn't mean you're having comp trouble
It was good to see you though Billy. Good luck with the event and I am sure it will be amazing!!
Would like to get John Maus (Walker Brothers) and Howard Leese (Heart and Paul Rogers) they have both agreed
Susan Profile 13:59:52
Maus would be a good one - Carl's first guitar teacher.
Andrew Profile 13:59:54
John Maus taught Carl guitar-right?
It has to do with a project I am *trying* to put together for Roxy show - top secret !
guitar teacher / yes
Well, thank you all for stopping by - I had a lot of fun and I appreciate your taking the time to visit. Thank you Susan ...
Good luck Billy with everything!
Susan Profile 14:02:03
You're welcome, Billy. Thanks to Andrew, too, for facilitating chat registrations and all that.
Au revoir, sayonara, adios, aloha, mabuhay, tschuss, arrivedercci, I'm outa'- here !
Emdeeh Profile 14:02:44
Take care, Billy, and thanks for the chat!
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