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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Melody Reunion 2008: Lightning in a Bottle, Again

I think everyone will agree that the 2008 Melody Bar Reunion was a smash success, maybe even better than last years! Thanks to Jigs for hooking us up with the Elks, and thanks to the Elks for hosting our event for free. The Elks seemed very happy with the turnout and the take at the bar, which is good because it goes to a good cause. Everyone won last night.

Of course we must be very thankful for the one and only Matt Pinfield who defied the Vegas odds makers and made his grand return to the town he made famous. It was easy to see how much fun Matt had spinning for all his old friends, as he had a smile on his face the entire night, and the crowd responded in kind by rocking nonstop for almost five hours. The music was perfect, the venue was perfect, the crowd was perfect, and my dancing was perfect.

It is bizarre to think that those magical Melody nights we all experienced were almost 20 years ago. Time sure does fly, doesn't it? The success of last night's event is a testament to how important the Melody and Matt and the music of that era still is to so many. We are so lucky we were the few who had the good fortune to find the Melody and appreciate it for the special place that it was, and most of that is because of Matt. Thanks Matt for making all our lives that much better.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the event so much fun. As to the future, I say don't worry about that right now. Let's just enjoy last night for awhile, it was pretty good. As the late great Joe Strummer said, the future is unwritten.

Sean will have the show on this site soon so we can listen again, which will be a nice treat for next week.

The final task for everyone is to get all the photos they took last night uploaded to photobucket so we can relive the night again. Go to and log in as"melodyreunion2008" and use the password reunion. Just follow the instructions on the website, it's very easy. I can't wait to see all the photos of me.

Thanks to everyone once again!


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