barenaked-music.ch - FAQ (english)
Who is the 6th Man on Stage?
Who is Stephen Duffy?
Who is Jane St. Clair?
Who is Andy Creeggan?
Who is Sam?
When during the Show should I throw Macaroni on Stage?

Who is the 6th Man on Stage?


Albuquerque (NM) - August 11th 2001 (Under Where - Summer Tour)

It's Roberto „Tiny“ Menegoni!

Tiny is Tyler's Drum Tech.
During the BNL Shows he can be seen next to the Drumset, playing Percussion.

Tiny also cleans the Stage from all kind of "Flying Objects"
(Macaroni, Underwear, Monkeys...)
So that the Ladies don't fall over stuff and hurt themselves.

The multi talented Tiny is also a Carpenter and an excellent Photographer.


Grand Rapids (MI) - December 28th 2001

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Who is Stephen Duffy?

The following BNL Songs:

Jane (MYSD)
Everything Old Is New Again (MYSD)
Alternative Girlfriend (MYSD)
The Wrong Man Was Convicted (MYSD)
I Live With It Every Day (BOAPS)
I’ll Be That Girl (Stunt)
Alcohol (Stunt)
Call And Answer (Stunt)
Baby Seat (Maroon)

were written by Steven Page and Stephen Duffy

Stephen Duffy - The Lilac Time
(Official Page)

Stephen Duffy was a founding member of the English Band Duran Duran.
As a Teenager, Steven Page was a big Duran Duran Fan.
One day, Steven wrote a Fan Letter to Stephen Duffy.
Steven and Stephen became Pen-Pal's and later Songwriting Partners.

Periodically they write Songs together.
Some of those Songs end up on BNL Albums,
others on The Lilac Time (current Band of Stephen Duffy) Albums.

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Who is Jane St. Clair?


Toronto - June 2002

Jane St. Clair is an Intersection in Toronto!

Original-Quote from Steven on „Disc One“:

„Upon looking at a map of Toronto,
my friend Stephen Duffy remarked that the intersection
of Jane St. and St. Clair Avenue sounded like
the most beautiful corner in the world.
It’s not, but we decided to write a song using it anyway."


Toronto - June 2002

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Who is Andy Creeggan?

Name: Andrew Burnett Creeggan
Born: July 4th 1971

The Brothers Creeggan
(Official Page)

From 1989 until February 1995
Andy was the Keyboarder, Conga Player und Background Singer of BNL.
He joined the Band together with Brother Jim.

Together with Steve (Vocals, Guitar), Ed (Guitar, Vocals), Jim (Bass, Back-Vocals)
Andy used to play Congas and was singing Back-Vocals.
In this Lineup the Independent Tape Barenaked Lunch was released 1990.

1990/91 Andy took a one year break from BNL to participate in the „Canada World Youth Exchange“.

During his absence Ty joined the Band as a drummer.
After returning Andy played mostly Keyboards.

1991-1995 BNL (Steve, Ed, Andy, Jim and Ty) played several Shows.
Also during that time, Gordon (1992) and Maybe You Should Drive (1994) were released.

For the following BNL Songs, Andy was Author or Co-Author:

Grade 9 (Gordon)
I Love You (Gordon)
Little Tiny Song (MYSD)

After the release of Maybe You Should Drive
Andy decided to leave BNL.
He wanted to study Music at the Montreal University.
Also, he liked to have more time for his own musical Ideas.

He has released 4 CDs together with Jim as The Brothers Creeggan,
plus the Solo CD Andy Works.

When Jim is not on tour with BNL,
often The Brothers Creeggan are on tour, with Drummer Ian McLauchlan.

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Who is Sam?


Toronto - June 2002

Sam The Record Man

is a Record/CD Shop at the Yonge Street in Toronto.
(Longest Street of the World, and Shopping Street of Downtown-Toronto.)

Sam is also the „late-night record shop“
made famous by Steven Page in Brian Wilson.


Toronto - June 2002

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When during the Show should I throw Macaroni on Stage?

There is only one very clear answer to that:

Never!!!

Don't even think about it! No matter if it is cooked, row, in the Box, without the Box...

Macaroni is food, and you shouldn't throw food around!
Also it hurts to get Macaroni thrown in your face.
(Band members got injured by "flying" Macaroni several times.)
And the Cheese-Powder damages the finish of the Guitars.

The real Fans know for a long time already:
It's not cool to throw Macaroni and it stopped being funny a very long time ago.
(If you want to be funny, think about a new Inside-Joke!)

The Story Behind:

If I Had $ 1’000’000

is one of the first Songs, that Steve and Ed wrote together.
It's also the Song that since the Beginning is played at almost every BNL Show.

The infamous part of the Lyrics:

„If I had $ 1'000'000
We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner.
But we would..."

Kraft Dinner
(Kraft Homepage)

A very long time ago,
as an Inside-Joke, Fans started to throw Macaroni on Stage
during the corresponding Lyrics.

Maybe it was funny at the beginning.
But the whole thing got out of hand.

So BNL started to post Flyers at Concerts:


Columbus (OH) - December 30th 2001

Macaroni & Cheese
Hurts

When you get it in the head
BNL would appreciate donations to the food bank instead
Thank You

At BNL Concerts, Venue Security are instructed, to search
the Audience very well for Macaroni Boxes.

Unfortunately some folks still manage to smuggle them in.

And unfortunately SOME PEOPLE STILL DON'T GET IT!
What once was an Inside-Joke, is not at all funny anymore!

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