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Jaegerfest 2007! July 31, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in music.

So I sez to Ultimate Spawn, “I’m goin’ to Jaegerfest this weekend, so you’ll have to fix yer own damn breakfast!” And she says to me, “Dad, yer gonna get so. friggin. wasted!”

…And I thought, hyuh, whatever! Then I realized she must think I was going to a Jaegermeister party. Which is a hoot, on accounta I’m so Not There!

Anyway, Fred and Leah Jaeger throw this bash every July at their home in Eastern New York


and it’s perfect for jamming in the garage ’till 3am


With real hippies and everything! So I crashed about midnight, shortly after a Mysterious Bottle of Questionable Pedigree made the rounds. Rumor has it the party went on without me. Damn!

But the real reason I go to this bash is to connect with my college buddy Mark, a life-long Montrealer and as good a human being as exists (don’t tell him I said that! 😆 ) We’ve had a lifetime of shared adventures that will fill a book (some day ;)) and we try to keep in touch.

So anyway, The Youth outlasted us by several hours, the band played on, and I slept like a goddam log.

Next morning, I had the privilege of waking Francois from his slumbers:


so we could go climbing. Well, so they could go climbing; my shoulders weren’t cooperating. Luckily Mark was there to represent, in all his Half-Century-Old Glory:


Pull Hard, Ya Bastard! Not bad for an Old Fart.

Seriously, all joking aside, I have to say that I love that man. Not only have we shared some great adventures as younger men, but more importantly, he’s taken care to keep in touch despite the intervening miles and the family obligations. That’s not something I’m naturally inclined towards, and I can’t thank him enough for his efforts to stay connected.

Thanks, Bud. See you next sumer!


1. Frau Biergut - July 31, 2007

So, I assume that you have finally given Mark YOUR fone#? I haven’t picked up a message from him in awhile. Will he meet us at Willoughby?


2. sherry - July 31, 2007

it looks like it was a blast!

3. littlebangtheory - August 1, 2007

Frau B, he has my number. And I hope he can meet us at
Willoughby, though that’s a long way away. Maybe we should just plan a trip and invite him. Either way, it will be great!

And Sherry, it was great – great music, great food, great company, all the best stuff!

4. mishka - June 10, 2008

I found your post here while Googling Fred Jaeger. There was a group started on Facebook for LEVELS in the 1980’s (where he once worked). I’m hoping I’m on the right track (soooo many Jaegers). And if I’m not on the right track, so sorry to bother you!

Would you mind passing on this link and my email address to Fred? He might be curious:


Personally, I am amused as I anded up married to another Jaeger who is a writer and motorcycle enthusiast. I love coincidence.

Mishka Jaeger (though if he remembers me, my name was Michelle Wulfson)

5. Max - April 16, 2010

Jeez, what an asshole post. Clearly written by a loser who needs their ass kicked. That’s the problem with the internet, too many self centered opinionated fucks who thing anything they write is interesting and dripping with insight. Ho hum.

By the way, I’m a pointless loser myself, and I wank until I bleed.

I shouldn’t have bothered you, but as my life is totally pointless, I have nothing better to do.

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