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First First Thursday

Last night was our first gathering at the Blue on the first Thursday of the month. Our wonderful fans are used to the third Thursday, so I wondered if anyone would be there. No problem. The bar was soon packed…

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Howlin' at the Moon...in Cotati

Saturday night in Cotati is a big deal - even bigger when the moon is full and the Thugz tribe invades the Redwood Cafe. It was supposed to be a "CD Release" party, but we still have to wait 10…

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Blue Experience - Full Circle

So many years ago, "so many roads" ago, I met Mike at the Blue while I was pounding away at an old upright piano in the bar's far corner. I was playing "I Shall Be Released" with my former musical…

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Can you believe it? It's 2016!

2015 held us in its clutches until the bitter end. It was such a challenging year for all of us - even though it was the year for several stupendous events - such as the birth of Maris and Drew's…

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Tribal Celebration

The storm cycle stopped for a night. Stars came out and so did the tribe - totally celebratory! We gathered last night in the hills above Sebastopol. It was a private party, but somehow "everybody" was there -  beautiful people…

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Holiday Roadhouse Cheer

Saturday night at the Roadhouse - what a scene. We had all the elements necessary for a perfect Thugz Holiday Bash. We arrived early to set up in the enclosed patio area where it was cold and damp, but the…

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Rainy Night in Penngrove

It's the happenin' spot in Penngrove - good old Twin Oaks Tavern. But the times they are a changin'. Soon the Twin Oaks will be run by the Hopmonk folks, so we'll see how things evolve. I must say the…

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Timber Cove Surprises

Saturday night at Timber Cove Inn was full of surprises. Mike, Chris, and I were playing as a trio, and the moment we arrived, we got our first surprise. There was our faithful fan, Gary, sitting at the bar, ready…

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The Zone

"The Zone" in Tribal Hippie Underground Zone was located at the Blue Heron last night. That's the place tried and true faithful Thugz fans gather on the 3rd Thursday each month. It never fails to amaze me how many wonderful…

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The Weddings

The Thugz bravely played for two wedding events last weekend. Contrasts between them on all levels were stunning. Wedding event #1 was for a young couple from San Francisco with family ties to the Sea Ranch. When the bride introduced…

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Spooky Night

Raggedy Ann and Andy were our hosts Halloween night at the Backyard restaurant in Forestville. The Thugz played for a crowd that ranged from Angels to Zombies, all music lovers, "foodies," and creative spirits. We did a lot of Dead…

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Around Every Corner

Saturday was a full day for Thugz. Around noon, Mike, Chris, and I went to a family memorial gathering for our former drummer, Doug Maas. We had organized a Doug Tribute at the Blue on October 15th, and it turned…

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