Friday, March 25, 2011

* Wassup Yale? From the Tables Down at Mory's to the Toad's Unloaded Shells

Two Wounded by Gunshots at Toad's Place
Toad's Place is the latest avatar of vaudeville and barroom honky-tonk, a long cowboy tradition in our gunslinging country. Think of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby who watched his buddy get shot at the honky tonk across the street from where Gatsby, Nick, and Wolfsheim have lunch.
Booze, violence, money. Ain't that what Yale is supposed to prepare us for?
New Haven Violence : The

Noose Tightens Around




The back of Sterling Memorial Library (the academic aorta of Yale)  is 30 feet from Toad's Place

Mory's and its next door neighbor (below) , Toad's Place

My Cousin Marty, "is and was" lighting director at Toad's. Luckily he was off the night of the shooting, touring with Apache Stone. 
 Over the last 18 years my Cousin Bill, has  played at Toad's as a member of The Stranded, Odds & Sods, and Stormbringer

2011 Revised Whiffenpoof Song 



From the tables down at Mory’s

To the place where Toady dwells,

Gunshots sing off Gothic  arches;

Yale's image goes to hell.

We're poor little sheep

Who've lost our way.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

New Haven Police confirmed Thursday that both men shot Wednesday night inside Toad’s Place did not sustain life threatening injuries. Still, the nightclub’s reputation is at risk from the shootout.
The NIGHTCLUB'S reputation is at risk? How about YALE'S reputation? Toad's is 20 feet from the home of the Whiffenpoofs and 30 feet from the academic aorta of the University: Sterling Memorial Library.

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