Rosie's Cafe, Part 2.
Rosie's Cafe has become THE gathering place for all the beautiful vinyl people. Because the business was just raking in the dough, Rosie was able to expand her cafe to include TWO bakery counters and a full-sized stage. She had walls taken down and expanded the seating area and included a dance floor.
First, I must tell you the story of Rosie's flirtatious former employee Jack. Remember his dangerous flirtation with Wheelchair Becky in Part 1?
Well things went horribly, horribly wrong for him after this incidence, and his life was changed forever. But don't feel sorry for him, because Jack eventually married his physical rehab therapist and they had a very cute little girl.
Jack greets his sister Jessie.
No one knows what happened to Wheelchair Becky, least of all Liam. He now spends his nights staggering around in a drunken stupor at Rosie's Cafe. He doesn't speak. He doesn't make eye contact. He just mumbles and searches for his lost love Becky. People no longer notice the unwashed drunk in the army fatiques...
Ok... on with the program. Rosie's Cafe...oh yes, it has become a very sucessful venture. Gone is the dusty corner where musicians used to squeeze their amps and mikes. Gone is the old rickety cage. Distinguished guest performers have ranged from the the band Adrian Romero and Love Supreme,
the great Accordian master Robert Davine, and classical guitarist Alex Komodore.* Hot band Cecil and the Weepers**
performed during the grand re-opening weekend of Rosie's Cafe:
(Cecil and the Weepers, L-R: Liam2, Brandy, Benjamin)Jamming! (Back row: in pink, Cameron; with white guitar, ???)
Music inspires spontaneous dancing...
...of all kinds. (Vitamin-C)(psst! notice the drunken Liam?)
Rosie hired a fabulous Native American baker. She's very quiet and sweet, and customers wait in very long lines to take home some of her goodies.
...and more lines.
(Theresa, a tribute to my good friend Merisa B.)
Everyone goes to Rosie's-- it's the place where anything and everything can happen. It's a place where a lonely woman can ponder her life over a cup of tea...
...where people can share stories and laughter...
...where chess champions can hone their skills...
...where friends can bond over food and drinks...
(Alex and Kira)
...where strangers can meet and fall in love.
(Donny and Theresa)
And every night, Rosie's Cafe is the place where Kevin will fix himself yet another snack.
Kevin passes Flo Jo the mustard.--TinooseusCast of Characters in Order of Appearance:Jack
... Action figure doll of golf legend Jack NicklausTherapist
...One of the Mattel Kelly dollsJessie
... Saved By the Bell dollLiam
(a.k.a. Old Drunk)... Star Wars action figure from Episode 1, Phantom MenaceLiam2
... Star Wars action figure from Episode 1, Phantom Menace, from a fight sceneBrandy
... Fashion doll singer BrandyBenjamin
...Star Trek action figure Commander Benjamin SiskoVitamin-C...
doll of musician Vitamin-CNative American Baker
... Mattel's Native American BarbieTheresa
... Mattel Theresa dolls, one of those $5.99 Target onesLonely Woman
... Mattel doll Becky (ca.1988)Alex
... action figure of New York Yankees player Alex RodriguezKira
... Mattel doll Kira (ca.1990)Donny
... doll of musician Donny Walhberg (New Kids on the Block)Theresa
... Mattel's Butterfly Art TheresaKevin
... action figure of Wolverines player Kevin Garnett (no.21)Flo Jo
... Fashion doll of Florence Griffith Joyner
*Adrian Romero and Love Supreme
was a Denver-based band featuring Adrian, a "Virtuosic guitarist/singer-songwriter" who "grew up as a classical-music prodigy." (Lemieux, K. 1998. Supreme being. Westword,
Shirts Against Skins (2003)
Shabang Shabang! (1998)
Radio Free Cola (1996)
"An artist with an international reputation as a distinguished soloist, chamber musician and teacher"
"As the People’s Republic of China broadened its program of music for the accordion, it sought out master musicians within the accordion field and in 1984, Robert Davine was invited to present Master Classes. He was one of the first western music authorities to influence the development of accordionists in China and many Chinese students eventually came to Denver to study music with him and other professors at DU. "
)Discography (4 total, but I only know of 2):Tango! (2005)The Concert Accordion Artistry of Robert Davine (1995)Alex Komodore
"Alex Komodore is a Denver-based virtuoso guitarist. His powerful interpretations, formidable technique, and natural musicianship have won unanimous praise from critics, audiences, and many of the world’s finest guitarists. First Prize National winner in the Music Teachers National Association 1985 guitar category, his subsequent appearances on NPR and PBS broadcasts brought swift national acclaim."
)Discography:Passport (1994)Redstone (1990)**Fictitious band named by former coworker at the DU Music Library, Mike B.