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Wild At Heart

Wild Bill Ketelhut provides the "blog" to this anti-blog

Wild At Heart

I have always had a love for the regional theatre available in Detroit and I know there are a lot of professional and wanna be actors in the area. A great way to build a resume is to appear in a play and here is a local audition that anyone can check out.

The Farmington Players are holding open auditions for the comedy by Michael Parker entitled “Whose Wives Are They Anyway?” about two guys who go on a golf outing where they unexpectedly encounter their boss. She tells them she can’t imagine men going away without their wives, so the guys must now rustle up some wives in this comedy of errors.

The auditions are on Monday, December 5th at The Farmington Players Barn Theater on 32332 West 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, MI 48334. The Barn is located on the north side of 12 Mile between Orchard Lake Rd & Farmington Rd. Be prepared to read scenes from the script! For information or copies of the script please email: For more details see or call (248) 553-2955.

Had a wonderful time at the Chameleons show last week and even got to talk a bit with Mark Burgess who was hanging out by the stage all prior to the opening band coming on. He was pretty cool talking to fans and taking pictures, which is something truly rare these days. The only other original member was John Lever who also performed in the opening band, Black Swan Lane.

Black Swan Lane

Most of the members of Black Swan Lane, founded by Burgess and members of the Messengers, also perform with Chameleons Vox. When the band originally reunited in the early 20002, they had a full band but only Marc and Lever stuck with it with the other guys drifting out. He admits if it wasn’t for Lever, he wouldn’t be touring as the Chameleons anymore. They put on a great show despite not playing “In Shreds” (I brought up the Mighty Wah! And Burgess said he was listening to that record, “Seven Minutes To Midnight” around the time he was doing that album) but managed to put together a great set of new and old music that had the crowd really into it. Didn’t get any pictures that came out but I am glad I finally got to see and meet one of the most underrated band in the genre of post-punk.

me and Mark Burgess of the Chameleons

Though kind of slim, here are a few recommendations for the upcoming week:

Thursday (12/01) - Brian Setzer & Slim Jim Phantom @ Motorcity Casino Soundboard, Split Lip Rayfield & Legendary Shack Shakers @ Magic Stick

Friday (12/02) - Street Dogs @ Small's, Jessica Hernandez wBear Lake & the Juliets @ Magic Stick, Savoy Brown @ Magic Bag

Saturday (12/03) - Thursday @ Eagle Theatre

Sunday (12/04) - Bill Kirchen @ The Ark

Have a good week and I’ll leave you with Bill Kirchen doing “Hot Rod Lincoln”. He rocked the Rochester Jazz Fest last year and he is worth catching live.