Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Music Music Music!

I will be quite the music critic in the next couple of months. My live music dance card is booked quite nicely and I am excited to see some good shows. Let's examine what your pal has on tap, shall we?


Kenny Wayne Sheppard w/ Corey Stevens. 10/3. "I have seen him once before when he was a wee lad opening up for Peter Frampton (1994 to be concise on my dates). He is now a little older and still is a great artist to watch. Should be a great night of blues and better yet, its right down the street from me".

Metallica W/ Lamb of God 10/13. "My first Metallica show. I am excited to check them out. Bought tickets about 6 months ago for this sold out show. Will be wild and loud. Funny how I really like these kind of shows now that I am considered an old dude! Hahahah!!! By who?"

KISS W/ Buckcherry 11/7 "I am so excited to see this show. Because KISS is my sons FAVORITE band. The tickets cost me a ton. But how can you lose when you have your boy by your side and watching him have his rock and roll mind blown by these guys!"

Steely Dan (Aja. Performance) 11/8 "Yes it will be quite the contrast from a night of KISS to see the no frills and yet great musicianship of Steely Dan. It will be a night of a complete performance of the classic DAN album AJA. I would have preferred they did a complete run through of my fave THE ROYAL SCAM but I had no choice in the matter. Still very tuned up for this!


Stay tuned for reviews!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blogging from a phone! Very cool. Promise. won't make this a twitter like thing. YET.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my best friend Jeff!

Did you know Jeff, that on your birthday in 1968 "The Archies" Saturday morning cartoon debuted on CBS? No wonder we became the first "Archies" tribute band on the west coast. Ahh yes...the quick rise to fame we had, and the even quicker crash that followed. ;-)

I hope you have a great birthday, I know its been a rough few weeks for you. I am so glad and lucky to have you as a lifelong pal.

Thank you and enjoy your special day.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

2 times the fun!

Yesterday, was a nice day for music purchasing for your trusty author. Two of my favorite bands released some new material for me to dig into.

1. Drive-By Truckers- The fine print. This is a collection of of "odds and sods" that didnt make other Trucker Cd's. Its a good barometer when your scraps are more entertaining than other peoples thought out and polished up work. My early fave from this collection is "George Jones Talkin Cell Phone Blues", which details the infamous GJ car acci where he smacked up his vehicle talking to his daughter on a big ol friggin late 80's version cell phone. As usual, great lyrics by Patterson Hood and Crew. Very worthy of a listen.

2. Black Crowes. Before the frost...until the freeze. 2 cds ( well one cd and a download of a 2nd cd) of a mixture of classic crowes rock music and what they have been leaning towards in recent years, a more rootsy country spaced out rock vibe. I like this latest road the band is taking. However, its not the black crowes that most people remember. ( geez they even made a stab at late 70's stones like disco with the song, I aint hidin and even that wasnt too bad!) Still, great music made by a band that seems to comfortable in its own skin. Check out last nights performance from Letterman.