San Jose Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Bowling Benefit
Larry Trujillo -
January 24, 2007
Oakridge Lanes, San Jose: Dan Orloff & Tom Muller have a vision. Their dream is to change the perception of California's music culture originating only from Los Angeles and San Francisco. "The surprise to many is that some of the most influential Rock 'n' Roll acts of all time got their start right here in San Jose and Silicon Valley, not to mention technological advances. From Count Five to Smash Mouth, from Ampex and Dolby to Apple and iPod, Silicon Valley has enriched America's largest cultural export - Rock 'n' Roll" they state on their organization's website www.sanjoserocks.org. The group has already produced a series of events to boost the image of San Jose Rocks while benefiting charities at the same time. The most recent event was a mix off history and good times.
San Jose Rocks and Bowls benefited History San Jose as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame itself. The atmosphere was amazing as members of Syndicate of Sound, Insolence, Count Five, No Use For A Name, as well as the media, represented by the San Jose Mercury News, The Silicon Valley Metro, the Wave and Zero Magazine just to name a few.
After several pitchers of beer and dozens of laughs, the results were in: Most spirit award went to Insolence; Best bowling shirt award went to Syndicate of Sound; Highest two-game score honor (at 331) went to Will Lawrence, account executive at 98.5 KFOX; Lowest two-game score honor (at 109) went to Jennifer Anderson, promotions manager at Silicon Valley Community Newspapers; Most strikes over two games (at ten) went to Will Lawrence, account executive at 98.5 KFOX and the Most Gutter Balls honor went to: Tom Muller, keyboardist of The New Arrivals a.k.a The Preps circa 1964.