The Saturday before Christmas I attended Blessings and Light! at Black Cat, a Christmas eve mass service if you will... In all seriousness, its nowhere near a religious service. Its Some Souls Church, a variety act that "welcomes all sinners (even minorities) to get the pews sticky at Church Night." The cast of Some Souls consist of
|Dr. Stevedore Maybelline Bidet Esq.||Kathy Piechota, Youth Minister||Randy St. Oates Jr., Altered Boy||Ethel Willy, Organist|
The night played out as if it were a mid-western church holiday mass service including a sermon, music, and blessed shots and tots.
After some words of praise, singer, songwriter, and solo guitarist Jonny Grave performed a short set. Grave charmed those in attendance with his slide guitar and folk tunes and even ended his part with walking among the seated to sing his last tune.
Next in the lineup of entertainment was that of burlesque dancer Pria Puss, who had a very festive holiday act.
Before the end of the night's festivities were over with a performance from The North Country, there was a blessing and a passing out of shots and tots. Yes! Shots and tots. As in a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a tot, as in a tater tot.
The North Country