And now, a real world update:
It’s time, once again, to dust off my sticks and lay down some grooves for the masses. Yours truly has been yanked out of retirement by a local blues band, so if you’ve been wondering where the old ‘botster has been the last few weeks, I’ve been learning a new set of tunes and polishing up on shuffle beats. The guys I’m hooking up with have all played together for years and I’m really excited to be joining their merry band of musical miscreants. Plus, I’ve been sort-of been missing the stage time since sitting in with a few groups over the last few months so the invitation to join the group as a full member was a welcome chance to fill that void.
I’m sure I’ll have some interesting stories to share with you from the gigs and hopefully some recordings as well.
Rest assured, I have not given up the fight for our Constitution and country but a man has needs, as they say, and this man needs to take out some frustration on a new set of drums.
Oh, did I mention I got a new kit?
Here’s a pic.
I’ve been rehearsing like crazy for my first outing with the band which is tonight and tomorrow at two different local pubs. I haven’t been in a bonafide band for over ten years, so this should be a blast.
Well, I’d better sign off for now. it’s almost time to go load up, hit the road and load in. If you want to play, you’ve first got to play roadie. 🙂
More to come. Y’all have a great weekend!
Laugh out loud funny.
This one is sure to go viral.
Earlier this week, an old friend reminded me of this band from the eighties/nineties called World Party. Karl Wallinger was the crux of the thing as I recall and played most of the instruments on the studio versions of the songs. He’s also a former member of the neo(?) Celtic band The Waterboys.
Seeing World Party and Jelllyfish in Austin along with a thousand of my closest friends ranks up in my top three favorite shows. Good schtuff, that
Just for fun, try a little game of “Spot the Influence.”
After campaigning for nearly 5 months, we took a break last Friday evening and jammed-out to the masterful tunes of Mr. Phil Pritchett and The Full Band. Without knowing the political leanings of P2, I gathered some strong libertarian concepts in the lyrics of his songs.
Here’s a couple of shaky video examples. Enjoy:
One of the greats has been called home.
Blog note: Originally posted on 4-20-12.
It’s not racist. It’s a great song, Mr. President. You, on the other hand, ARE racist and a commie basturd and we all know it.
*Click* Hello. Thank you for calling the White House help line. Please be patient and enjoy the music while your Constitution is dismantled. Thank you.
This is to also commemorate the ass-hattery of Ed Schultz for his editing of a certain governor’s remarks about a black cloud of debt that hangs over America’s economy.
Good stuff here.
Enjoy your July 4th weekend, folks!
Sorry so quiet. Been busy at work during the day and at the studio at night working on a new project. This one is shaping up to be pretty intensive so blogging will likely be lite for the foreseeable future.
Hang in there. I’ll be back before you know it.
Here. Have a little Fleetwood Mac to tide you over.
Per my good friend Rodney’s recommendation:
Lincoln Durham – “Mud Puddles”
Here’s one from this past South by Southwest at Threadgill’s in Austin -“Living This Hard”
And one more: “Reckoning Lament”
You guys have a great nite. Be safe.