Monkeys and Mooses All Good!

Howdy everyone!  

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This past Saturday Pet Monkey invaded the Moose Lodge in Bloomington and a great time was had by all,  The crowd was great from start to finish and even though none of the fellas won the 50/50 drawing, we all left highly satisfied.  And, judging by the applause, the dancing and the follow-up shows booked for 2015, we were highly liked as well.

I’ve got a few Scott So-Low shows in Johnson County the next couple of weekends (www.scottstrange.com) and once that is all over, Pet Monkey ramps back up with a couple more Johnson County shows at the Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville and at Whit’s Inn in Whiteland.  Both of those are new venues to Pet Monkey so, with this advance notice, think about if you could make it out to either of them.  Or both.

Drink lots of water this week, check me out for ‘STRANGEFEST’ at Mi Pueblo in Franklin this weekend, and come get your Pet Monkey Ya Ya’s out real soon.  And have a spectacular day my friends!

Scott / Your blogging Pet Monkey

 


 

 

Monkeys and Mooses…Mayhem in Bloomington this Saturday

Friends, fans and family,

First off, thanks to the dedicated Pet Monkey fans who made it out to our Gosport Lazy Days performance.  We played on a Thursday and it was a pretty good crowd for a weeknight.  Next year, we hope to graduate to the weekend and play for an even bigger group.  The weather looked shaky but it held out for us until the tear  down and load out.  Thanks as well to Bruce Payton and his crew for all the great sound and lighting.

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This Saturday (August 23) finds us in Bloomington for a return to the Moose Lodge.  David and I played here years and years ago as the Jay Michals Band and it was a hoot every single time.  Click this to get a map to the Bloomington Moose Lodge.  Hope to see you Bloomington friends and fans.  The music venues for Pet Monkey music in B-Town appear to be dwindling  so this is a prime opportunity.  If you know of a room that could benefit from some Pet Monkey mayhem in Monroe County, drop us a line.  This Saturday’ show starts at 8:00.

Also, for any Indianapolis friends looking for a great venue to see me and my Scott’s So-Low Acoustic Show might want to check out the German American Klub off State Road 135 on the Indy south side this Friday on the 22nd.  I play from 6:00 until 9:00 and, if you are a fan of German cuisine, arrive ready to eat, drink and be merry.

Everyone enjoy what’s left of a mild summer and we hope to catch you (or you catch us) sometime real soon!

Scott / Your blogging Pet Monkey

A Beautiful Evening: Fourwinds Resort & Pet Monkey!

Greetings all:

I want to tell you about the AMAZING evening last night on the patio at the Fourwinds Resort on Lake Monroe.  We had a hefty slab of Pet Monkey fans and friends in attendance.  There was also a nice sized crowd of strangers that, by night’s end, we called our newest friends.  Upon arrival we decided to play outside as the chance of rain was almost zero.   As we were setting up the gear, this was our view:

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The patio packed to standing room only for a big part of the evening.  Some folks even brought their own lawn chairs!  Girls in bikinis and dogs on leashes are not typically standard fare at a Pet Monkey show, but they were prevalent here.  Our large stuffed gorilla was offensive to one of the little dogs walking past our stage and his growl showed his displeasure.

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As the evening  wore on, more and more people filled the patio and the dancers found empty places to boogie all over the place.  We catered our show’s last set to the people dancing and made sure to make it filled with music to keep them on their feet.  When it was over, I met fine folks from B-Town, Terre Haute, Greencastle and from as far away as Florida.  We all agreed it was a great place and a great way to spend a summer’s night. (Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well…)

Next up for the Pet Monkey crew:  a Thursday evening at the Gosport Lazy Days Festival.  We’ll shoot for an 8:00 start time.  Hope you can drag your Lazy Days butt off the couch and come see us!

Until then, don’t step on any bees and bee nice to your honey!

Scott Strange / Your blogging Pet Monkey

On The Horizon: Saturday at the Fourwinds Resort!

It’s here!  David Webb and I years and years ago used to play four nights a week in the Fourwinds’ Windjammer Lounge as The Jay Michals Band and we are finally making our return here this weekend!  If you have been waiting to see a Pet Monkey show, wait no more,  Regardless if we play outside on their patio or inside, it will be a great evening you won’t want to miss.  Back in the day, our band had Willie Nelson and his band invade our stage for an impromptu jam session that lasted hours while playing the Fourwinds.  Although the odds of that (*or anything even remotely similar) happening are low, but the odds of of some Pet Monkey groovin’ are sky high!  

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The show is from 8:00 – 11:00 and you can get directions here.  Hope to see you and have a great weekend as we head down the homestretch of summer.

 

Scott / You Blogging Pet MOnkey

“I Love A Parade!”

What’s going on everybody:

Pet Monkey had a sweeeeeet time in the Greenwood Freedom Festival Parade last Saturday morning. Cardon & Associates, an Indianapolis senior residence provider, had asked us to ride their float and provide some classic music for the crowd. Waking up to rain and sprinkles, we didn’t let the weather keep us from sunny thoughts! As we set our gear up on the float, we kept a tarp or two at the ready and, on at least one occasion, we put it to use.

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Once the float started moving, things went fairly smooth. So many kids and families on the parade route and we tried to wave and sing to them all.  The Cardonettes (the fine ladies of Cardon who ran / walked along side the float with signs) were dancing up a storm, luckily not literally.  The parade only lasted about 45 minutes but it was absolutely one of the funnest things we have done!

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We’re hoping the stars align and allow us the opportunity to do it again.  ‘Can’t wait’!  To see all the pictures from our Facebook page, click here.

Upcoming shows at “37 Junction” and “The Hill” in Scottsburg on July 18th and 19th.  So long for now kiddies…and keep your hands out of the cookie jar.  Except on the 18th and 19th.

Scott / your blogging Pet Monkey

(Pet) Monkeys On Parade

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that if you are considering going to the Greenwood Freedom Festival Parade in downtown Greenwood this Saturday morning, look for Pet Monkey to be one a float and playing in the parade.  Cardon Healthcare is having us on their float this year and we couldn’t be more excited.  The parade begins at 10:00 and  will start at the Greenwood Middle School on Madison Avenue, travel north along Madison to Broadway, turn east on Broadway to Meridian and then follow Meridian south back to the middle school parking lot.  Don’t let this be the only monkey you see in a parade this year:

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Also, I wanted to remind any interested that I will be playing my Scott’s So-Low Acoustic Show this Friday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 at The German American Klub on South Meridian Street in Indianapolis (great German food!) and on Saturday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 at Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant in Franklin (great Mexican food!)

Hopefully we (and/or I) will see you at some point this weekend!  If not, our gig plate runneth over in July and, be it sooner or be it later, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.  Be safe, don’t forget the sunscreen, and have a banana and think of us!

Always yours,

Scott / your blogging Pet Monkey

Strawberries On The Square: Great Weather + Big Crowd = Big Fun

Hello all:

 

Just a quick reprise and some pictures from last Fridays Strawberries On The Square Festival in Franklin.  We had a much more robust audience than last year and we tried to give everyone a taste of of what Pet Monkey mayhem is all about!  Here are a few pictures:

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All in all, we had a great time and hope to get the opportunity to play another festival for Discover Downtown Franklin again next year!  Thanks to Tara for all her help!

While Pet Monkey is off for a few weekends, my Scott’s Solo Acoustic Show has a couple events this weekend in Johnson County.  This Friday, find me at Mi Pueblo Restaurant in Franklin from 6:30 – 9:30.  On Saturday, I’ll be playing my premier show for Nash Tasty Shop in downtown Edinburgh from 8:00 – 12:00.  Come on out for some good music and good times.  More info is available on my website.

Take care friends and enjoy the nice weather!  Strange says ‘don’t be a stranger!’

Scott / Your blogging Pet Monkey