Last Night In Arusha… Dropping Bombs @ The Lively Lady.

Stoney Tangaweze, Bacardi Black & Fresh Lime - A Tanzanian Dark & Stormy

Last night I went over to The Lively Lady and it was a fantastic time.

The last dinner in Arusha was a plate of Pally’s really amazing smoked pork ribs with homemade pili-pili (hot) sauce, fresh lime squeezed over them, homemade garlic naan & my favorite cocktail over here which is basically a Dark & Stormy made with Stoney Tangaweze sitting in for ginger beer, which it’s darn close to.

Chophouse Blues Band Flyer 2010.... Still on the LL's wall!

Hung out with Pally and his sister Minnie as the evening got started and then set up to play some music…

The night was totally rocking… The place got really full and no matter what I played people were screaming and dancing and carrying on… at one point the power went out (a frequent thing over here,) and the people just went accapella, picking up where the song left off and then into a few other numbers not on my playlist like a really dirty French/English version of “Allouette,” and Tenacious D’s “Fuck Her Gently” much to the confusion of the other half of the crowd who were locals and had never heard anything like that before. It was nuts. People trying to buy me more drinks than I could possibly drink…

Here’s the playlist that goes right up until the power died… it was out for about 10 minutes…

Track List: Lively Lady 2011-07-02




1 Dick Dale — Ghost Riders In The Sky Dick Dale
2 The Great Atomic Power Southern Culture On The Skids
3 Tulsa Wayne Hancock
4 Highway Patrol Junior Brown
5 Man From Harlem Asylum Street Spankers
6 Down By The O-HI-O Milton Brown And His Musical Brownies
7 Pussy, Pussy, Pussy Light Crust Doughboys
8 Truckers Speed The Meat Purveyors
9 Little White Pills The Meat Purveyors
10 King Of The Mountain Southern Culture On The Skids
11 Piss Up a Rope Ween
12 Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones
13 Sea Cruise Franky Ford
14 I Like It Like That Chris Kenner
15 Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry
16 Speedoo Cadillacs
17 Shoorah! Shoorah! Betty Wright
18 Sticky Sticky Sock-A-Poo The Mighty Continentals
19 It’s A Funky Thing Pt. 1 (Special Feature Mix) Steinski
20 16 bklyn funk i got cash Steinski
21 Funkify Your Life Meters
22 Hot Topic Le Tigre
23 Express Yourself (Digital Remaster 00) N.W.A.
24 Enter the Ninja Die Antwoord
25 God Save the Queen Sex Pistols
26 I Know What Boys Like Bouncing Souls
27 Too Drunk to Fuck Dead Kennedys
28 Judy Is A Punk Ramones
29 She Goes To Finos Toy Dolls
30 Destination Venus Rezillos
31 Cara-Lin Thee Headcoatees
32 Ride That Train Oblivians
33 Have Love, Will Travel Richard Berry
34 Hey Sailor Detroit Cobras
35 Wreck My Flow Dirtbombs
36 One of Those Firewater
37 Miniature Breakdown Quintron & Miss Pussycat
38 Twist & Crawl Death in Vegas
39 Connected Stereo MC’s
40 54-46 That’s My Number Toots & The Maytals
41 Monkey Man Specials
42 Menya Zovut Shnur Leningrad
43 Schweine – Glukoza Glukoza
44 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
45 Shake A Tailfeather Andre Williams
46 Big Apple Boogaloo Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Pally shot some video with my iPhone just as the party started to rage…


Note… there was a whole table of South Africans with a few friends from Texas who walked into the bar totally amped from climbing Kilimanjaro… they walked into the bar… and as they sat down, heard the country music… one of them walks over to Pally, who’s a tall fellow of Indian descent and shouts “Leave The Country!” at him… Like he wanted to have Country music played all night long… He was a bit loud… filed with adrenaline, booze and whatever the heck those guys were on… Pally looks over at him, and with a characteristically deadpan, straightface’d and says “Leave the country? Right now? Can I pack a bag?” as if the Texan is announcing his deportation or something… this shouted misunderstanding gag went on for a few minutes… it was like the best ex-pat “Who’s on first?-esque” comedy routine I’d ever heard. It had to have taken that long for the Texan to get the joke… As you can see I lingered on the Country/Texas Swing for a while before dropping the Soul/Funk/Reggae/Punk that makes me so happy to play in a place like that.

It was a total gas.

Shut the place down. At the end of the night, after we threw everyone out and it was down to a few of the regulars and the owners we had a last cocktail while l played Elvis songs by request. Really one of the best nights I’ve had over here, completely.

Lively Lady panorama before things got out of hand...

After shutting up the bar, Pally & Minnie gave me a ride back to the hotel… It was 4am! I had to bang on a door to get let in… fell right asleep… and I woke up bright eyed an bushy tailed packing my shit and checking out.

Now the bag’s being stored at the hotel and I’m down the street having my muffin and coffee… Ride to JRO airport’s not till 4pm… So I guess it’s sit somewhere and read for a while…

~ by robotbob on July 3, 2011.

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