OLDER THAN DIRT BAND
Rocks Madison Square Garden

Our First Gig which was at Madison Square Garden...

18,000 expectant fans sit restlessly at the famous Madison Square Garden in NYC....to see the new Sensation called “THE OLDER THAN DIRT BAND....Apparently they are a bunch of old guys trying to make it in today’s youth driven world of Rock n Roll and Pop Music...Nobody has ever seen them live before, only seen their Video and Song called “Peace & Love Have Broken Out ( All Over The World )..... The hype has been going on for 6 months and their song has been # 1 on Billboard top 100 for 3 months straight.

Some old guy that looks like a 1960’s hippie slowly walks on stage with a Fender Stratocaster slung over his shoulder like a gunslinger.....He is kind of hunched over and slowly walks over to 8 Marshal Stack Amps piled up 20 feet in the air. He has long unruly gray hair and looks like he should be a spokesman for Visine.

The drummer walks up 30 feet in the air to his drum kit. He actually has one of those oxygen things in his nostrils and is helped up to the platform by two rather large guys. He looks like he should be playing shuffle board at Nate’s Retirement Home.

Then a guy clearly in his early 70’s comes out in a wheel chair. He has an old Hofner Bass like the one Paul played a hundred years ago...you know, the one that looks like a violin. He is sitting there now tuning his bass and looking a little disheveled.

Next 3 gray haired hippies come out with some horns....They are wearing Hawaiian Shirts and are hilarious looking...Hey where’s the Baby Boomer Cruise...hahahha...what a hoot...These guys will be lucky to make it to intermission.

The keyboard player comes out next and is actually using one of those walkers....He has hair down to his waste with a huge Peace sign around his neck....A sign behind his Rack of Keyboards says...MAKE LOVE NOT WAR....hahha...I feel I’m in a time warp......Off stage to the right is an Ambulance and two para medics at the ready....Never know when one of these guys will go into complete coronary collapse...

Still no Barry...Who is the Chief Songwriter and Singer...

The crowd is now all a twitter and laughing hysterically. Is this some kind of joke. People are screaming that they want their Money back...

All of a sudden ALL the lights go down and the audience quiets down. Couldn’t see right in front of your face.

The drum starts pounding and a red light shines down on him. He is Pounding these beautiful Pearl Drums that are rockin the place.

Next the guy on bass starts the bass line. The volume is massive and pulsating and just these two are making the Garden Vibrate. All you can see is these two guys now with lights on them. All over a sudden they don’t look or sound that old.....

Then as if a space ship just landed.....that little gray haired hippy with the 50 year old Fender Guitar hits ONE power chord that rattled the ceilings and the entire place was vibrating...He just fell into the groove and it was incredible....

The sax, trumpet and trombone start to wail...

Now the light comes on the guy who came in with a walker as he walked to his keyboards...His keyboards looked like the inside of a space ship and the sounds were ethereal.......

Still no Barry.

Then the lights go down again and the Music keeps playing. All of a sudden these Old men of the 1960’s don’t sound old anymore...We were just caught up in all the power and excitement. People are on their feet swaying and stomping their feet. The audience is made up of ALL ages, but the older ones seem to be mesmerized by this incredible spectacle. It seems all the hype was legitimate.

After a few minutes all the lights come back on and Barry is out front and he is singing their Huge Hit .....The Oxygen is gone from the drummers nose, no wheel chairs in sight, the ambulance and incredible. They talked about LIFE DEATH AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN in their songs...Told their and Our stories...Incredible.........

The paramedics are no place to be found.
All I see and hear is One Incredible Rock Band that was turned down by EVERY single record company. They were told to go home and play golf. Too old they said...nobody would be interested....HUH???

Well.... History is being made tonight. These guys have changed the paradigm.

I must confess...as a Music Critic and Journalist, who is up there in years....I was very excited and proud.

When they sang their last incredible song the lights went out and when they came on The Band was nowhere in sight. Just Gone.....They didn't come out for an encore or anything....Puff GONE.....Nobody saw them backstage or outside. The seemed to have Vanished. But in a few minutes they were posting on their Facebook Page and Website. They just said WE HAD A GREAT TIME TONIGHT and don't know where or when they would play again....Stay tuned.....lol...
THERE IS A STORY as to how the Band was formed. The guys all lived in One FOOT IN THE GRAVE Assisted Living Facility in No Place Junction on the East Coast of Florida. They met at the Rec Center on Karoke Night and became fast friends. In the next few days they found out that all of them were musicians in an earlier life and still played. SO they formed THE OLDER THAN DIRT BAND. Barry played Guitar and Wrote and Sang great songs and the rest played Drums, Keyboards, Lead and Rhythm Guitars and Bass....They all could still really play and in a few months with a New Sound System and Instruments they were ready for their first gig. WELL...the only place that would hire them were two local Nursing Homes and the Band had to play for tips only. BUT They didn't care. They met a guy at one of the places who used to be in the Music Business and said He would make the band a Website and a Facebook page and put some of the Original Songs up there...In a few days one of the Songs PEACE & LOVE HAS BROKEN OUT ( All Over The World ) went Viral ALL OVER THE WORLD...BUT Nobody knew what they looked like or anything about the Band...They started to let people download the song for two bucks and the money was pouring in. Nobody anywhere could find out where they were from or who they were or anything....The music world was going nuts trying to find out....THEN they Sold out Madison Square Garden in a few minutes and WHAT IS WRITTEN ABOVE came about.....and that's where the story stops and WILL start up again...STAY TUNED....lolol....
As Most people know THE OLDER THAN DIRT BAND has disappeared from Sight. Before they had their Amazing First Show at Madison Squrare Garden a few months ago nobody had ever seen them. They got famous from a Great Song that went Viral called PEACE & LOVE HAS BROKEN OUT (All Over The World) It was posted on their new website and almost immediately went viral world wide and became the biggest single song played in history. ....That website got millions and millions of HITS all the while never seeing the Band or even knowing who the Band was. Nobody knew who the guys were or who wrote the song or who the Lead Singer was....There had been all kinds of wild speculation that it's some famous guys doing this as a joke but the BAND DID SHOW UP and played that amazing GIG at the Garden singing and playing an amazing array of great songs.....The crowed went wild but when the lights went down and came up again there was no encore just an empty stage....NO Dirt..... they just seemed to have disappeared into thin air just the way they came. Nobody saw saw them before the show OR After...Poof...they seemed to just disappear from into thin air.....SO NOW on the Dirt's Website is a New Song that they didn't play at the Garden called "WEED" and it is available for $1.00. They have promised that ALL the Proceeds from this new Incredible Song will go to help House all the Homeless here in America and Around the World. Also along with this new Song and Video the Dirt have a Message for the World and this is it..... "We are all doing well and want to remain annonymous for the time being. Don't try to find us as we want to just chill out as we are OLD and that gig at the Garden got us so tired that we needed a Vacation....SO THE DIRT is Now on Vacation at an undisclosed location...We know that Millions of dollars have been offered to anybody who can find us or know who and where we are BUT we won't be found...... Our NEW Song called "WEED" is a very important song for us and the world....It's about Freedom. Pot grows in the Ground and that soil belongs to God.....We believe if Everybody would smoke a Huge Doobie a few days a week World Peace and Love would break out as our first Single talks about...... SO.....Listen to our New Song and we hope you all like it. We hope that weed will become Legal all over the world.....We will pop up at a new Arena somewhere so watch for that .... We will put the tickets on Sale and just show up....At a time at our choosing we will hold a press conference on youtube from an undisclosed location so people can ask us questions. At that time we will be Seen and Heard....UNTIL THEN.....Have a Great Day and Hug somebody.......