Happy In Bag

Friday, February 24, 2006


An informal wake for the recently deceased Dan Conn turned into a remarkably well-attended reunion of Kansas City’s current and former music retail community. The event took place Thursday evening at BB’s Lawnside BarB-Q. Pitmaster Lindsay Shannon served as genial host. Kasey Rausch (pictured) sang a couple songs. Dwight Frizzell offered a prayer and performed a duet with Bill Dye. There were a lot of laughs, a few tears and countless fond memories. If only Dan had known.


  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous panos said…

    I made it to the parking lot but I couldn't go in. Yes, I am a complete social retard. And it just didn't feel right. And I didn't see any familiar cars.

    I'm embarrassed.

  • At 1:19 PM, Anonymous panos said…

    Oh, and I don't drink, and I quit smoking, and I'm generally uncomfortable in bars.

  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Darn you, Panos! You should be embarrassed by your Dan-like behavior. Several agoraphobic people- people you'd recognize- made it inside. That's one of the things that made it so special. A few people even told me that this was the first social event they'd been to in years. And there were no strangers there, even among people who'd never met.

    Rev. Dwight gave me the hard sell on a BCR show Thursday, March 2 at the Westport Coffee House Theater. That'll be smoke and alcohol-free. Feel free to meet me there.

  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger moose & squirrel said…


    So in addition to the mp3 blog, you have this one.

    It was great to see you and chat with you at BB's the other night.

    I need to get out more again.

    The other Bill
    "the liberrian formely known as stretch'

  • At 3:22 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Moose & Squirrel- It was so good seeing you again. It really helped me deal with our loss.

  • At 12:41 PM, Anonymous panos said…

    BCR = Bay City Rollers? I'm there.

  • At 12:53 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Panos- S-A-T-U-R... Uh, no. I mean B.C.R., the local afro-nuclear-tango band, or whatever they call themselves. They're playing Thursday at the Westport Coffeehouse. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll be in western Kansas that night. I'm just lucky that way.

  • At 1:01 PM, Anonymous panos said…

    Oh my.

    I guess you won't be at Mike's either, then.

    What, are you in telecom? If you are, you have my sympathies.


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