Boppin’ in Beacon!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and Pete Pop swing at DO THE 45!

DJ Pete Pop’s Do The 45 shindig is usually the last Friday of the month at Quinn’s in Beacon, NY. For some reason, the folks at Quinn’s decided to move it up a week to the third Friday. Under normal circumstances this may not have been such a big deal. However, due to some serious Mardi Gras activities that involved Pete Pop heavily that weekend, it became a bit of a burden on him. On the Saturday night our friend Josh Styles (of Daddy Long Legs) joined Pete Pop at a Newburgh joint called Toasted. On Sunday, Pete hosted the Funky Brunch with Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus; plus a night time Mardi Gras celebration took place, also at Mama Roux, that included Josh Styles. Man, it was a wild weekend!

Originally, our friend Peanut Butter Brown was supposed to be guest DJ at Do The 45 when it was scheduled for the 24th of February. When the event was moved to the 17th, he was no longer available and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was called in to sub for him. This was not a problem, as The Boog had about a week to assemble records for it.

Paula Grace, Peter Aaron, Pete Pop, Amanda Lay and Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at DO THE 45!

This particular Do The 45 was a gasser. It is especially fabulous when so many friends and local dignitaries make the scene. Among the notables in attendance were Hudson Valley radio personalities Paula & Amanda (of The Paula & Amanda Show on WVKR) and Peter Aaron (Go Go Kitty show on Radio Kingston WKNY). Also on hand was the exciting Go Go dancer Sheba Shake and her artistic gyrations were observed with awe.

Sheba Shake swings as DJ Pete Pop spins a hot platter!

All night, these and other local scenesters bopped and frolicked to the fabulous records spun by host Pete Pop. Miss Nancy made her signature vegan brownies as well as what she called Tiki Martian Fudge—which included pecans, coconut shavings, cherries and pineapple bits. Its tutti fruiti flavor may make it the best batch of fudge she has ever produced! By the end of the night, all of it was gone.

Miss Nancy’s yummy treats: vegan brownies and Tiki Martian fudge!

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus contributed by playing boss records whenever Pete Pop told him to. At the end of the night, DJ Pete Pop and The Boog each took a turntable and alternated discs–which resulted in a duel of Spanish language records for a while! Here’s a list of all the records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at Do The 45:

None of these records are for sale!


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