The Band Guestbook, July 2017
Entered at Mon Jul 31 20:40:05 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Subject: Mr Tambourine man
Many congratulations on your new grandchild, Peter. This weekend I've been to Soft Play, Swimming, The Park and The Beach. Hard work, but really enjoyed it. Did 8 episodes of Dino Dan too. Band link - it's filmed in Toronto.
Thanks, Kevin. Really getting into 'The Bureau'. Three episodes down. Check it out, Bob.
I was thinking about JT, too, recently and miss his posts. That's because in between grandparenting moments, I've been obsessing about 'Mr Tambourine Man'. The version by the Byrds was one of the first records I ever bought. I didn't know about Dylan at the time.
I have several versions by the Byrds and Dylan. I love our boys and Bob's version. In addition, I have versions by Melanie, Judy Collins and Gene Clark.
I may be the only person on the GB site, who has a version by the Marmalade. It's good. Marmalade were a very good Scottish band, who did achieve a residency at The Marquee.
I know what attracts me to the song. In addition to the great melody, I focus on a different couplet, verse or even group of words when I hear it. I still do.
I have heard the song live twice - both times by Roger McGuinn - great concerts.
And did you know this. It's the only song which appears twice in Rolling Stone's list of greatest 500 songs - both Bob and the Byrds' versions.
Is there a good version of the song I'm missing?
Revisiting Sandy Denny, next.
Hope you are all well.
Entered at Mon Jul 31 20:26:01 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: Sam Shepard is the correct spelling, of course and The Band connection to Levon
Entered at Mon Jul 31 20:21:32 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Kevin JRIP Sam Sheppard
“Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections/
Than people who are most content/
I don't have any regrets, they can talk about me plenty when I'm gone/
You always said people don't do what they believe in/
They just do what's most convenient, then they repent/
And I always said, hang on to me baby and let's hope that the roof stays on.”
Entered at Mon Jul 31 11:41:14 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: If only …
On things that happen … yesterday I was driving along the road along the cliffs. Very busy on a Sunday. A convertible Audi drove up a side road fast and tried to just push into the line, though it had a STOP sign. I just got a glimpse of an extremely snooty looking couple, and they forced in behind me, and I heard horns from those on the main road who had to brake hard. At that moment we got a massive seagull evacuation strike over our windscreen. Oh, I thought, if only that seagull had just been ten yards further back when it dumped.
I wonder if you can train seagulls?
Entered at Mon Jul 31 11:01:19 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.So , i was just wondering if that phrase actually has a commonly accepted meaning..............and googled it.It may , but, the guy definitely lifted the line from a George Carlin routine......
Entered at Mon Jul 31 10:51:27 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.The song playing on the bar P.A.. ended. The man's voice boomed: "I want to get my balls laminated." The barmaid , who was nearby us, the waitress, the 4 or 5 other patrons in the bar at that moment & I all cracked up. The band was on break, some in the room talking, some outside, but none heard this. The woman in the couple that was talking looked pissed in general. The guy had his back to us, they were seated in front of the stage...After we were almost done laughing, i said to the couple, I would love to have heard what preceded that. The woman was facing us, & responded : You would. It was real drama. The man said" You know , like waterproofing". We were still laughing.
The scene was Arthur's Tavern in Greenwich Village , a few hours ago, about 1 A.M.. Stew Cutler and his band were playing- killer soul/ blues plus more. Stew 's first on the the road gig was as a teenager with Z.Z..Hill ( if you;re unfamiliar you'll dig him), and i first saw him play in the Lester Chambers/ Harvey Brooks Band in the mid 80s. The 4 piece band is all first rate players, 2 besides Stew also being names with first rate talent & serious credits.
Entered at Mon Jul 31 03:01:29 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
joe jLocation: s'side
Heads up on music from Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and Rostam (Vampire Weekend). Collaborate on 'In A Blackout', '1959' and '1000 Times'.
Heads up on new music from Arcade Fire. Not everyone's cup of tea but still.
Entered at Mon Jul 31 00:45:52 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Jewish Style Curses To Use On Republican Jews
From a Rabbi.
Some are really good.
Entered at Sun Jul 30 14:55:03 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VYes, as I posted that link to a review, I thought of JT as I did while watching the play. Twenty Dylan songs sung by young actors (mainly) with great arrangements. It's the sort of thing JT would have really loved.
Entered at Sun Jul 30 14:50:46 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Girl from The North Country
Irish playwright Conor McPherson was approached by Bob Dylan’s people and offered the chance to write a play with whichever Dylan songs he wanted to use. He came up with Girl From The North Country, set in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934, using twenty Dylan songs, and they're performed superbly by a cast of nineteen. It's the best evening of Dylan music you'll see nowadays. Unexpected sources too … Street Legal, Infidels and New Morning all do well.
Entered at Sun Jul 30 03:32:06 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Kevin JAfter 40 years of non-stop criticisms, the spirit of Neil Diamond's TLW performance and banter has come to define The Band GB........"I'm only going to do one but I'm going to do it good" Neil told Ronnie Hawkins back stage that night back in 76.....He did too and this GB seems to get one post a day now but either Glen or Haso or Rockin Chair or Jeff is indeed doing em good !
Norm: I know exactly what you mean about thinking of JT.......every morning no matter where I am, I always check out this site first, then Expecting Rain and then BBC FI.......and every time I open Expecting Rain, I think of JT...knowing that he too had checked it out daily and would have been intrigued by something he saw there......such a special guy and a shame about what happenned. Live and have some fun everyone.
The great Justin Trudeau is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine with a caption "Why Can't He be our President?" I like to think Norm has been running around to newsstands all over BC buying up as many copies as he can get his hands on.......In other Canadian news, Ronnie Hawkins has lowered the selling price on his house......It is expected to sell for just $4.5M now...............true story, in the early 70's Ronnie tried hard to get Rick and Levon to purchase property in the Peterborough area - 50 to 100 acres - at the time for just over $100,000. They thought he was mad !
Entered at Sat Jul 29 16:42:23 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Rockin ChairLocation: Pacific Northwest
Subject: The Summer Side of Life
Haso, sorry not to get back to you, (4% Pantomime). Just haven't had time to bother with the electronic life. (Down to fiberglassing, sanding and painting. Refitting and installing an engine). Busy summer, got out in my Boston Whaler to get a couple of salmon to eat tho'.
I confirm the sentiments of Glenn and Haso too. Peter congrats on joining the seventies club and the new grand children. Enjoy them every minute you can.
I am still finding it difficult thinking of Jerry. His last e mail to me was so very kind. He felt compelled to let me know how he admired the work I did out on this wild coast. That was Jerry. As a doctor, and a person his calling was "always" to make people feel better. I have lost too many friends younger than me to these very bad health problems.
It is hard when you so much enjoy people more and more as we grow old together. I have been complaining about our weather so much. Trying to work and get things done with the constant off and on rain. I shouldn't. Our interior is burned up terribly. At one point there were over 40,000 people had to leave their homes to save their lives. Some are returning to nothing but ashes.
Stay well and keep the faith in good music. In the words of Mac Davis......
I could just sit around making music all day long, long as I'm making music I ain't doin' no body no wrong.
Maybe even some day I'll come up with a song, to make people stop fussin' and fightin' just long enough to get along.
Entered at Sat Jul 29 14:33:07 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Speaking of Fantasies, I met a woman named Fantasia. Quickly got to the fact that I'd have to call her Fanny for short. Asked her if she knew the song The Weight. It didn't register. So I sang her the chorus. She didn't slap me. then i woke up.
Entered at Sat Jul 29 05:24:00 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
hasoLocation: Seacoast NH
Subject: music, eternity, NY & grandkids
Glenn T.: very well put, even if I didn't know where you're coming from, though I do; you're spot-on. And thanks to Jan for just deleting the content after Jeff responded. Whoever that woman was, I presume she's better off not getting Johnny Cash-ed. Eternity: we'll get to in a minute, sort of.
Peter V.: also serious congrats... both the 70th and 2 grandfolk, or as people in my extended family are wont to say "dos (mixing languages) of them puppies". We just had a fine, much better than we likely expected visit w/ west coast family, including 3 1/2 days w/ 5+ year-old hanging out solo w/ Gramma and Gramps. There is hope: I've had the same experiences as others trying to rent cars w/ cd players, but having the grandboy for a total of 6 to 7 days and his IPad was on quarantine the whole time leaves me thinking that not all is Googled, Amazoned and Appled. Plus, he never once asked for it after it went to charging; this from a family where he and his 3+ year old sister are known to be Ipadding while eating their stew or pizza. Anyway, I'll keep asking Enterprise for a mid-size w/ a cd player.
Jeff: as to marrying a lass from Long Island, yeah it's interesting. Fortunately, no offense to any of those, but I'm damn glad that her jr and sr high school years in central Pennsylvania removed almost all vestiges of a Long Island accent. It mighta been tough for a wanna-be downeaster (Maine) to have connected w/ her version of "cauffee", etc. That said, her strength and independence probably comes from other places than north shore, L.I. (Sorry to Dunc, Peter and folks elsewhere, don't mean to be a provincial New Englander, here.)
In fact one of the interesting parts to the GB is it's geographical breadth. In some fashion, perhaps that reflects the Band. I don't see a forum like this for Aerosmith or Kiss or Santana or many other outfits spreading across the globe as much. Just an opinion.
So tonight needing to listen to some of TLW on Concert Vault, remembering a good friend who passed Thursday night. She and Levon would be about the same age. I say that because, after I roundly introduced her to the Band, I want to say she probably had a crush on him. A very worldly friend, (touching on the political discussions here: the only person I've ever known to routinely fly the UN flag out front in lieu of stars & stripes) she still made it sound as if she would have gone almost anywhere to find Levon if they could ever have met as 30-something year-olds. After she and I and my spouse saw (3 - 4 years ago) "I'm not in it for my health", that might not have held. I thought Levon came off as a tough hombre and down-to-earth and a good man but not as open-minded as one might hope.
Anyway, I'll say, lets see what we can continue doing to keep "good music" around for eternity. As I recall, that was Ricky's assessment of the Hawk. I suspect it ours of R,R,R L & G. What did Dominique write about Big Pink: "it bore this music and these songs along its way". In honor of my friend and all those we've recently been noting as gone: thank God "it bore this...".
Entered at Sat Jul 29 02:51:48 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
JQSubject: Bipartisan bs
I think this is a mantra now for those particularly uninformed - this ghastly disfunction is strictly the GOP now. From our shitbird president to his shitbird kids, all through the White House, the senate and down to the freedom caucus and the house majority.
New(ish) music - Give Jake X Fussel a try: easy going & accomplished; he's a young man with an interesting story too -
Entered at Fri Jul 28 19:16:03 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
glenn ti ain't dead. just quiet. praying for better leadership here (u.s.) and elsewhere. praying for peaceful elections in kenya (aug 8). praying that truth prevails over dishonesty. praying that kindness defeats intolerance, hostility, meanness. praying that joy triumphs over discouragement and depression. and grateful for the many folks here who contribute their love of music, their stories - we may sometimes haggle, but we keep coming back to the music. peace to all!
Entered at Fri Jul 28 15:53:47 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Pete, i figured a few more posters might have dropped dead and we haven't gotten the news yet. That's one reason it don't hoit for people to post.
Entered at Fri Jul 28 10:02:44 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VBugger! You put in a quote from Bob Dylan and everyone goes silent.
Entered at Wed Jul 26 23:48:16 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
jhWeb: My link
Subject: Levon memorial project in AR
Entered at Wed Jul 26 20:26:52 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VEternity sounds like a long time:
Judas pointed down the road
And said, eternity
Eternity, said Frankie Lee
With a voice as cold as ice
That's right, said Judas Priest, eternity
Though you might call it 'Paradise
Entered at Wed Jul 26 17:27:43 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Bill MSubject: adding to the fanbase
A nice surprise today was opening work's daily newsletter and seeing that their "link of the day" is to an article about the 10 anniversary of "The Flight of the Conchords".
Entered at Wed Jul 26 10:26:29 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
FredSubject: Catchin' Up
Peter V: congratulations!
Eternity: I'll be spending it eating food I like, listening to music I like, catching up with family & friends who had passed on earlier than me. And if time permits, wreaking havoc (from the beyond naturally) on those enemies of mine who might still be alive. ; )
Entered at Tue Jul 25 21:19:14 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Kind of, i do know my request for eternity.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 20:44:56 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
JacquelineDeane55Subject: Do you know where you will spend eternity?
Yes, we have an idea where we'll end up. And so will you, for polluting this little corner of the internet with your religious drivel. Please go preach somewhere else. Thanks.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 16:25:42 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VAnother point is that I buy CDs and check them out in the car. I don't want to put everything into iTunes, only select stuff. So I like to listen to the CDs first a few times.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 16:23:27 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VThe trouble with relying on iPhone / iPad connectivity is that software upgrades change and can kill your audio. Currently Volvo, Nissan, BMW and Hyundai have problems Bluetoothing to iPhone 7s. Though the rental car is a Hyundai and it did Bluetooth immediately. I'm told for my old car new software costs £75 to install (as if someone is sitting watching it the whole time) but only works about half the time. Problems are with some old cars and some new cars. CDs - well you have them. Same with a magazine article on DVDs versus Netflix / Streaming.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 16:12:53 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.I rented a loaded Chrysler 300 with approximately 250 miles on it about two months ago, & was annoyed that it lacked a cd player. But i rented Ford Fusions twice since then, they still had cd players.. A new Chevy Traverse about three months ago still had the cd player.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 15:04:54 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
John DSubject: Cars & CD's
Well Peter, I bought a new car in March and one of the first things the salesman said was, "well we've done away with the CD player." Mine is a GM product. My friend just bought a new Audi and he doesn't have one either. They seem to have gone the way of the cassette deck. I have a lot of music on my iPod. Just a note. I have driven Ford's since the 80's. Never had problem playing a playlist; from iTunes. As much as I like this Buick Encore, it sometimes plays my playlist; or it jumps around like I've shuffled it; or it just stops. Ford lead the way with marrying the iPod to the car in 2009. They called in Microsoft Sync. They have a new name for it now. I do feel for you; with the Audiobook situation.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 14:01:20 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Vinyl
Rita Marley's Jamaica pressing plant is re-opening after being closed for 10 years. As we applaud the rebirth of vinyl pressing plants, it looks like we might soon be doing the same with CD pressing plants!
Entered at Tue Jul 25 10:48:54 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: In Car Entertainment
Just picked up a hire car while mine is in for repair … no CD player. Only bluetooth. I asked the car hire guy (my car is 8 years old) and he said "We don't have any cars with CD players currently." Phew. I listen to lots of audio stories on CD. I don't want to load 12 CDs onto my iPhone for a single listen, and anyway I found downloaded audiobooks so often lose their place. Also, my car has an iPod connection, which I use, but in a straight comparison, even though I use Apple Lossless, CDs sound markedly better than the iPod … a better D/A converter I'm told.
Entered at Tue Jul 25 04:14:13 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
BONKSubject: Peter V
Entered at Tue Jul 25 00:33:23 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Hi Peter - All congrats! I just returned from a family reunion with 36 of my 38 first cousins on one side of my family. My direct family grew up in Calif and the rest were all in Cedar Rapids Iowa. So we didn't really have much interaction. What I noticed is how close these other 32 people are still in so many familial ways: great friends, godparents, baby-sitters, workmates, financial assisters, elder care helpers, etc, etc.
My cheap (& obvious) advice is not let geography keep them apart, it's so much easier nowadays and that closeness is a great thing. With some, few and typical negatives.
Entered at Mon Jul 24 23:08:20 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Bob FPeter, that's fabulous! Congratulations!
Entered at Mon Jul 24 21:15:55 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
John DCongratulations Peter!!!!!
Entered at Mon Jul 24 19:31:07 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
LisaCongratulations, Peter! And yes, they will probably have great times together as cousins if they're lucky enough to live near each other. My kids have really special bonds with their cousins that are still lasting now that they're adults.
Entered at Mon Jul 24 14:26:12 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Once again Pete, Mazel Tov! A Native NYer Viney is going to amuse your eardrums.
Entered at Mon Jul 24 13:13:38 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
JedSubject: Congrats Peter
Peter-you are truly blessed to have another grandchild.Congratulations to you and your family and may you receive great joy and fun from your family and the new baby.We're expecting our first grandchild in a few months and we're most excited.All the best to you,Peter!
Entered at Mon Jul 24 08:51:38 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VA new grandson, born in New York, 23 July! My first American descendant. What with one on Christmas Day and one yesterday, that's two in seven months. It will be great to be cousins seven months apart.
Entered at Mon Jul 24 04:23:22 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Analogue, vinyl, David Rawlings & Gilian Welch
For 15 years now,some of you have been reading my posts about analogue being the better way to record, and also that there's no point to putting out LPS unless they are recorded analogue.
The link up top is to an article about David Rawlings & Gillian Welch spending a small fortune and buying their own record cutting lathe for that very reason.
Entered at Mon Jul 24 01:34:52 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.Haso, my hat's off to you marrying a woman from Long Island. It speaks volumes of your intestinal fortitude as your wife must be a very worthy personality.:-).
Only interpret that positively :-)
Entered at Sun Jul 23 20:59:59 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Canadian Troublemaker in Brooklyn
This has been going on since last week, & is now going full steam ahead.
This is just one article. I couldn't find the one from days ago so settled for this cause it has the photo with the fake bullet holes & the bike bottle of rose. They're also marketing 40 0zs of rose served in paper bags....... there's better articles on this, ... it's really creating a ruckus. As you see, including who=ite gentrifier on white gentrifier "verbal abuse" :-)
Crown Heights was Jewish, Irish, italian, & some blacks. by the 70s it was becoming predominantly black & Chasidic. The last twenty years have seen the early beginning to rapid full blown gentrification... Shitty attached houses on certain bocks going for 1,4 million. Brwonstones going for mega millions... And talk about boxed in crowded. Wall to wall people.
Entered at Sun Jul 23 08:15:00 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VIn Southern England it's Ahr-nt or rather Ahrntee. Same with my aunts in Wales,
Entered at Sun Jul 23 06:29:05 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Haso, my mother's mother said ohnt or auwhnt. She was born in Cleveland. Her family moved to NY when she was in her teens or early twenties. She was pretty proper & spoke the Queen's English i guess.
Entered at Sun Jul 23 03:24:09 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
hasoLocation: Seacoast NH
Subject: pop, ants & likker
Sorry, was otherwise engaged since there was an Allman Bros conversation back aways.
Norm: would 4% pantomime qualify as a drinking song? I recall a song by Butterfield about drinking Gordon's gin, but don't recall the name; mighta been on an album: In my Own Dream. Wonder if that was around the time that he was hanging out w/ the 5 in Woodstock.
I think we always called it just soda. Out in the midwest, I have heard it as sody pop. There's a family-run company in the next town over that's been making carbonated soda drinks since 1863, I'll have to find out what they say.
No offense, Jeff, even w/ my time in Alton and SoCal, I'm still a yankee... it'll always be Ohnt. That's how my kids know who's talking... if it's dad it's Onht and mom (from Long Island, NY) it's ant. I'm quite surprised, John D, that you folks north of the 48th go w/ ant. That said, Anglophone Africans use Ohnt and Ohntie. In fact my bi-lingual daughter is officially Ohntie Tia (i.e. Ohntie Ohntie) to her mixed-race sobrinos.
Entered at Sat Jul 22 14:31:48 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Guelph photos
There you go … the photos are on this site. Follow the link.
Entered at Sat Jul 22 14:30:43 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
I'd almost stopped doing film reviews, but DUNKIRK got me back into it. See link. Great film.
Entered at Sat Jul 22 04:28:36 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
JQSubject: Pics and clips
Heather - Did you try the video clips and pictures here? There's loads, not sure about Guelph -
Entered at Fri Jul 21 21:01:05 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Heather N-VHello there, My husband was born on January 16, 1970. The night that the Band played at the University of Guelph, ON. My husband and I met each other many years back at University of Guelph and share a love of the Band. For that reason, I'm hoping to get a photo of the band playing that night. I know that someone by the name of David Fisher has some photos online from that show that seem to be for sale but the web link is broken. Can anyone out there give me any leads on other places I may dig out some photos, or the poster advertising the show or anything cool like that? Thanks! Heather
Entered at Fri Jul 21 20:25:26 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Lulu, Twiggy, Joanna Lumley
A review of an unusual event … 60s icons Twiggy, Lulu and Joanna Lumley in conversation, Cadogan Hall, Chelsea plus a short set from Lulu.
Entered at Fri Jul 21 07:10:29 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Went to see a friend play tonight Kevin. He didn't know I was in the joint, & onstage you're often blinded. It was 7 :30 ish when i arrived, he was into his first set already...He knew LJ too, far longer than I, so I was about to call out Hey man, do you know any of Larry Johnson's repertoire, but it was listening room right then, & he hadn't done any talking i saw so i decided not to... sure enough, i recognize the riff he goes into, then La Da Dee Da Da- the beginning of "Loan Me a Dime For Beer." A song Larry did. It was a gorgeous version...After he finished then i spoke:- You wouldn't believe this but.............He responded that's the only song of his that i know, & i learned it from Larry. Another song he did tonight was "From The Beginning", Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. Solo.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 22:35:53 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: In Brighton Beach. A mile and a half west from home.
The next neighborhood over, video linked. One quick stab, the guy dies.
It's been rough there since the 70s, less rough now. Not the neighborhood of Neil Simon or Neil Diamond any more.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 21:24:55 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Kevin JBob F: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed Braquo and really appreciate the recommendation for Spiral – I have not seen it. “The Bureau” remains the best show I have seen this year….Perhaps the most realistic depiction of the spy world I have ever seen.
Jeff: Thank you for the added detail on Larry Johnson…..Though, I am not sure I want to know anything past the knife wielding !….Hope that you do get that song recorded.
Accents: Canadian actors working in the US always have to be careful to change their pronunciations of certain frequently used words……….Canadians say “Pasta”……Americans say “Pawsta”, Canadians “Been”, Americans “Bin” and on and on……..
…….and if someone is heard saying Sauvignon blanc as Sauvignon blank……..well, run for the hills…..
Entered at Thu Jul 20 19:27:11 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Floyd Dixon - Wine Wine Wine
"Make it Manichevitz every doggone time"
Entered at Thu Jul 20 17:20:23 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Too Much Jesus, Not Enough whiskey
I had to turn the computer back on before i left for this one. No really a drinking song, just drinking related, but good advice.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 17:09:12 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Last one- Tanqueray
Entered at Thu Jul 20 17:03:04 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Steve Freund doing Mighty Joe Young. Keep On Drinking
Entered at Thu Jul 20 17:01:10 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
a few quick drinking songs Rick Roberts linked
Entered at Thu Jul 20 16:50:13 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.Ant it is John! Sometimes it's Aant.
Good day folks.
When i come back I'll try to have songs on your subject of expertise,Norm....BTW, these days I'm drinking mostly Lagunitas IPA, or Goose Island IPA . But, I'll grab a Miller High Life a sometimes too. It's the only one of the old American big mass produced brands that still taste good, but, two large ones, or one large one two days in a row sure makes my feet hurt.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 16:36:46 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
John DSubject: Pop Soda and other differences.
When I was a kid growing up here in Ontario, I would say to my Mother; while out shopping, "Mom could I get a bottle of Pop? I called it that for years. Now as a mature adult, eh? We refer to them as soft drinks. The word "soda" on it's own I never heard; but I do remember using the term Soda Pop. Both words always together. Interesting
Not on subject; but my favourite word I hear on HGTV; or the DIY network is......What a beautiful foy-rr. The word is actually from the French and is pronounced Foy-yay; or Foyer; which is the correct spelling. Then again my American friends would always call their Mother, Mom. In Canada; as in England we would say, Mum. One more and here is where I think the Americans get it right. I'm going to visit my Aunt, pronouced Ohnt. In Canada we pronounce it Ant. Haha.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 16:30:10 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Fred, "you're a funny guy," always were.
Around here, self respectin wise guys drink soda, See da link.
Norm! Instead of reading you repeating yourself, this time we all repeated ourselves for your benefit. Shalom, L'heetraoat!
Remember,Buddy Hackett you're not.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 16:06:33 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Rockin ChairLocation: Pacific Northwest
Subject: Got me to thinking.......
The great debate. Depends on what you read, but the man who invented, "carbonated water" for making fizzy drinks was an Englishman named Joseph Priestley. The English have the distinction of beginning "soft drinks". I suppose Dr. Pepper may be the first "Soda Pop". So there is your debate for the day.
Now you have to come up with all the "Drinkin Songs" you can.
Drinkin my Baby Back Home, Think I'll just stay here and drink, Here I am I'm drunk again, Pour me another Tequila Shiela, Tequila Sunrise, Bottle of wine fruit of the vine, There stands the glass, .........and so on.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 15:52:00 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Rockin ChairLocation: Pacific Northwest
Subject: Fucking Rain!!!!
I look in here for a minute this morning because it is raining. Here is the same discussion from years ago , map and all. There is another kink no one seems to be remembering.
From an old movie with all the kid actors (now old men, and some dead) "The Outsiders" many had "nick names". One was "Sody Pop". Back in the 50's and 60's there was "Soda Fountains" all the soft drinks were called "Soda Pop". Young guys who worked the Soda Fountains were called "Soda Jerks".
According to this on line in formation the first soft drink made began in Texas and was and still is "Doctor Pepper".
Now quit sitting here screwing the canine and do something constructive. Bunch a .................
Entered at Thu Jul 20 13:02:42 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
FredJeff: perhaps you've been hanging around with the wrong people....soda-wise.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 11:24:31 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.Whoa, i just looked at that map. It is definitely inaccurate. Around St Louis you sure as hell don't hear soda very often.. And though I've not spent much time in California since a year in the late 70s, pop was what I always heard there too.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 11:16:16 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Pete,see, how understanding we are in the U.S.? We wouldn't ask Norm to leave the restaurant. We'd just show him the map, say, this is where you are now Mountie, wise up.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 09:30:53 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: pop. soda, coke
Jeff, see link to a map of where says pop and where soda and where coke (and that's just the USA). For some reason, the question has been much researched. I don't think any of the three are in the majority use in the UK … we ask by brand … Sprite, Pepisi … or the generic word in the supermarket aisle is "soft drinks."
Pop was used in the 1950s in England at least, but is long gone.
Connie Francis covered all bases in "Lipstick on Your Collar""
You left me all alone at the record hop
Told me you were going for a SODA POP.
Entered at Thu Jul 20 00:44:45 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Bob FSubject: French Television
Kevin, Braquo was great. I hope you've seen Spiral which is the definitive French crime show. Witnesses is also really great. The lead French actresses in all three of these shows are just wonderful. Another great show I just watched, thanks to Dunc, is the Icelandic thriller Trapped.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 23:07:25 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
joe jLocation: Twillingate
I know Jeff. Just kiddin.
The Not So Righteous Brothers are doing their annual shows at the Twillingate Masonic Lodge. 26th and 27th. Sold out long ago. Pat Watkins special guest. Her version of 'Moondance' still does it for me forty years later. I haven't really grown up a whole lot. Might never at this stage of the game. My missus tries her best to put up with my juvenile behavior. She seems to be committed. God love her.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 20:34:28 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Check out the photos.
For example Pete. Norm could sit down in a Kosher or Kosher style deli in NYC, and order: "I'll have a brisket sandwich and a black cherry pop." Now the waiter might say: You're a real Jackie Mason, if no one told you, you're no youngster yourself. .At which point they get around to figuring out that Norm is asking for a soda. ...So, instead of telling Norm to leave, the waiter brings him the can of soda, a glass with ice, and shows him that it says SODA on the can.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 19:40:59 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.This business of being asked to leave a dining establishment for asking for something that's rather innocuous but the establishment doesn't consider a proper choice is very poor & essentially totalitarian in nature.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 17:09:42 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VI recall an American ordering Coca-Cola in a restaurant in Sevilla. The waiter said "tinto." He said, "No, coca-cola." He was asked to leave. Then in Salisbury UK, a British couple were given the wine list and said "No, just bring us a bottle of Baileys" (Baileys Cream Liquer.) They weren't asked to leave. They should have been.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 17:04:27 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Man, you can't beat good deli. There is a delicacy I used to eat called Speck. It essentially was pickled and spiced fat that you would add to a sandwich (preferably Smoked meat, medium to fatty) to goose up the flavour. Washed down with a couple of black cherry sodas.
I had a friend who ordered this but with a coffee instead of a soda. He was asked to leave. He actually waited outside while we finished our meal. Good deli is not to be wasted. He knew the score, thus he waited. 30 years later and we still laugh about it.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 16:38:00 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Yes Jed! A good knish & any flavor Dr. Brown's soda, I'm thrilled & delighted.
Of course, fresh from the plant Acme Whitefish Salad is still to die for. With a slice of tomato, on a good bagel, or even in a whole wheat pita
Entered at Wed Jul 19 15:57:11 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
JedSubject: more deli?
Probably not-like you,Jeff,I haven't eaten much but my plant based diet in years.But when i cheat on my regular diet,I look to delis as the great cheat food.Since I rarely if ever eat carbs, those good old round potato knishes are perfect!
Entered at Wed Jul 19 15:38:39 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Jed, there used to be a helluva lot of great Jewish delis spread through all the boros...There was a small one right on NE corner of Ave U & Ocean Ave in Brooklyn that was out of this world...But they were everywhere Katz's was always great if you were the right customer, or just got lucky, & got a counterman in a good mood. How it was for the average customer probably was luck... Between 85 & 97, I was a regular. I probably took out from there 2 to 5 times a week unless I was upstate. But.....
The deal at Katz's was you schmear the counterman. I made friends very quickly, i schmeared heavy, & I kibbitzed... If i didn't already know the guy, when I ordered I'd hit him right away. You tell them or they ask how you wanted your meat cut. Lean, a little fatty. If we already knew each other, I'd schmear em when it was the least obvious...I knew several of the counter guys well, & stuck with em. There were two Russian Jews from Brooklyn, & a couple of younger than I Puerto Rican guys from the area that i recall especially well.If I ordered a pound of brisket & a half a pound of pastrami, half of corned beef the guy would probably feed me a quarter to half pound of meat while he was cutting. And i'd walk out with probably an extra pound of meat, or close to it. And loads of pickles, sour tomatoes, maybe bread i didn't ask for...And quality wise, they looked for the best cuts, & cut how i wanted it... I always did well in Katz's ...I haven't eaten meat or poultry in 4 & a half years, but haven't been in Katz's much since 97. The occasional time in the 2000s when i was in NY was spotty- it depended on the counterman, & there had been big turnover, I wasn't in the city or traveling through the city as often ( when i was between Woodstock & Brooklyn I'd usually stop on the way upstate if it was a time the place was open) .... But, yeah, once upon a time, there were great delis all over the place. Dozens of em.. Not as numerous as pizza places but numerous. You didn't have to go far for great deli,no matter where you were... Unless you were savvy, Katz's was just another deli.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 12:32:59 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
JedSubject: NY Delis
Katz's is a big deal now as most old style NY delis have disappeared.Shmulke Bernstein on Essex and Israel's on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn were my favorites.These days,check out Pastrami Queen on 78th and Lex or,although not as good,try Liebmans in Riverdale.Katz's became a phenom as the better places closed-overrated? Perhaps.
Entered at Wed Jul 19 07:48:10 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Pastrami. Great article about Katz's Deli.
The best exchange in the article.(There is another great quote in it).
Why's it a great article. Well it certainly paints a accurate picture of Katz's , the customers, & NYers in general. But for me, the most interesting thing is that this 29 year old kid from what is probably a pretty wealthy family, actually grew up to be a typical 45 - 75 year old NYer. And a typical old school businessman. Once, almost everyone sounded like this. Today, young kids just don't grow up like this anymore.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 22:45:05 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Joe, late 04, Johnnie Johnson.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 20:15:00 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
joe jSubject: Eaglish
Been a while. Condolences to friends and family of JT. His posts were always introspective and appreciated.
Cheers Peter. Got a 60 myself in a couple weeks.
KJ: I wasn't there but a friend said the Eagles Salmon Festival performance was 'anticlimatic and mercifully short'. Of course she was working the emergency tent.
Jeff: We're doing a session together? Clue me in b'y.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 16:52:10 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Pete, theater goers are so uncivilized & inconsiderate these days, I don't think I've gone to a movie theater in 7 years.And that time was cause of the woman i was dating. I hadn't gone in a while prior... I used to enjoy going at off times, when theaters were pretty empty. Food & alcohol, restaurants in movie theaters, is catching on here in NYC.... fancy reclining seats too. Also movies in the park, movies on the beach....
Entered at Tue Jul 18 16:41:19 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VMy theory is that the turgid blockbusters pretending to be "movies" nowadays are generally so dire that you need to get the teen audience hyped on sugar and caffeine so as to be able to sit through them.
Worse is every London theatre now seems to serve alcohol to take in. Inevitably it gets spilled, the carpets stink. A recovering alcoholic friend said he had to stop going to the theatre because you got someone with a pint of beer on one side, someone with a glass of wine on the other. As he said, he can avoid bars, but expected to sit through a play without alcohol all round him. The other result is that people come in with a pint of beer and wonder why they have to push their way past everyone halfway through to take a piss. That disturbs three rows.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 16:40:57 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
FredSubject: A Whole Lotta...
Jeff: That's what gets typed while Led Zeppelin II is playing in the background.
But, yeah, popcorn (in large quantities, drenched in butter is optional) is the only acceptable thing to eat while watching a movie* on the big screen.
*film for the cinematic snobbery crowd.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 15:42:44 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Fred, a whole lotta popcorn!? I hope you take your probiotics daily!
You opened the door on a new subject- music,film, baby boomers, & gastro intestinal health.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 12:13:19 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
FredYou can't watch a movie without a whole lotta popcorn.
No popcorn eating during a movie? That's just subversive talk. ; )
Eating during a theatre performance or yapping during a concert.....who in the world would do that?!?
Uncouth knuckleheads that's who.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 11:40:38 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Talking during sets
It's spreading in the cinema and theatre too. People think they're at home watching TV. The amount of eating and drinking in the theatre is catching up with cinemas. I can sit for 90 minutes without a quart of carbonated beverage, a tub of popcorn and a pack of chocolate. It's why I go to the cinema less and less and prefer our "community cinemas" which don't have food and drink stalls in the foyer.
Entered at Tue Jul 18 11:27:40 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Talking while bands are playing in clubs is at an all time high also. People will sit right in front of the stage & talk while the band is playing. Why go in the first place?
Entered at Tue Jul 18 09:25:13 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Smart Phone etiquette at concerts
Don Henley is fighting a long lost battle over iPhones, though Van Morrison has done the same. In fact, Van has announcements that if an iPhone appears he will leave the stage.
There seems to be an unwritten etiquette … encores are fair game. Along with standing up and moving to the front, every second person produces a Smart Phone and starts filming or taking pictures during the encore. I do now for reviews … but only stills. I reckon that's now unstoppable, but I can see artists objecting earlier. Apart from having a shaky rendition on YouTube, it's a pain in the arse for those sitting near the person filming as the monitor screen is distracting in the dark.
For those who consign 4 or 5 numbers to a theoretical "encore" like Paul Simon, it is a long time exposed to Smart phones,
Entered at Mon Jul 17 23:50:55 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.Kevin- i wrote a song about LJ years ago. I took things he had mentioned in close normal conversation & wrote the LJ song...could apply to many blues players also.... and it certianly was not demeaning or derogatory....just the opposite, honest, worthy, vivid, powerful and a statement... The man almost blew a gasket when i started singing it to him- i didnt get past the first line or two..... he thought the innoccuous lines were too personal... certainly woulda harmed me if i got to the chorus & bridge........I showed it to two of our mutual friends who still think it;s brilliant...right on the money too. ... One day i'll record it.
Late 03 or early 04 i suggested we do a record, i had the material for him... Now, again, i was one of the few he trusted. and hehad good reason to trudt me, i did alot for him, just because, got him some good gigs, didn't take a dime..... So i suggest the record, and he blows up- what are your credentials? and......a tirade....so, later than year i'm making the JJ record, with a beautiful person...
Larry died last summer, just about a year ago... i had seen him several times the last few years, was keeping my distance and wasn;t going to write about him for media. Peoplr have and it's for......
Entered at Mon Jul 17 23:18:45 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.Kevin- you hit it on the head- most people that go to Eagles shows proabblylisten like they are half assed listening on the radio....
I got a lot of Larry Johnson stories Kevin. Even from that day. That morning when i picked him up in harlem, i was 5 , maybe 10 minutes late. he lived in a old brownstone, and was waiting at the top of the outside staircase. which was wide, and in two or three sections , with landings. In any event, Larry was an axious son of a gun, and i guess me being really just minutes behind schedule he got in a tizzy, and as he was coming down the stairs with his guitar case he took a aheader and went flying. It's amazing he didn;t split his head opne and that the guitar held up - solid case....Scared the holy hell out of me, & himslef but was okay... that interview did take place that day, but Larry made scott so damn miserable,& didnt really give enough, that scott didn't write the story... He gaave an amzing two set show, really knocked it out of th aprk, guitar players were asking me to get them lessons, they;d pay well.it wasn;t happening, the man had no nterest in teaching anyone mothing, and would hide his hands onstage.......... one guy who wokred alot with Larry in the 90s, a guys who studed hios material, then met him, and booked them duo gigs- well, he didn;t play like Larry, but he knew how to accompany him well. He had a deep understanding of what Larry was doing, and maybe could try to imitate him- in any event, Larry told him that if he ever went and showed people what Larry was doing musically,he'd cut him. and Larry meant it..... I know of two cases first hand where Larry went after people with butcher knives.in each case he was workign in a ktchen at the time- one in a college cafeteria, the other in bar kitchen...... This is mild shit compared to how he lived for three decades.
there's alot, things i witnessed, stories Larry told me, truths, things he admitted, real bad things, and stories the one or two other people who had a lot to do with him in the later part of his life told me. i was one of the two or three or four people he trusted, but that didn;t mean he wouldn't MF me. If you email me, I'll respond. You should be able to find my email address after all- 00Kevin is your name.
Entered at Mon Jul 17 21:41:39 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: The Eagles......
Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and some thoughts on playing a show with The Eagles in 2013:
“They were the most unhappy band on stage that I’ve seen.”
The Eagles play Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Nov. 6, two days after Monday’s concert at Montreal’s Bell Centre. One person who won’t be attending is Jim Cuddy, the smooth-singing crooner from Blue Rodeo. This past summer, the band (along with the Tragically Hip and Johnny Reid) shared a bill with the Eagles at the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in Newfoundland. What he witnessed gave him an uneasy and not altogether peaceful feeling.
“The Eagles were actually exuding unhappiness,” Cuddy told The Globe and Mail. “It was just terrible.”
At one point during the Eagles headlining set at the festival, Henley snapped at a fan who pointed an iPhone camera in his direction. According to Cuddy, the ornery drummer threatened to stop the concert if any more pictures were taken. “And then someone yells out, from this Newfoundland crowd, ‘There’s only one way out of here b’y, and you’re not getting out.’ ”
Cuddy shakes his head at the recollection. “So, that’s where the love comes from: the audience. It’s 35 degrees all day long. These people have run out of water, and they’re still there. Yet this band is giving so little. People paid $200, and the Eagles cut short their set so they could catch their plane out of there.”
According to Henley, the band’s current tour will likely be the last. “By the time we get through this tour, it’ll be 2015 and we’ll all be in our late 60s,” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “It’s been an incredible experience for all of us, but it may be time to say adios and bow out gracefully.”
It might too late for the graceful bit. To Cuddy’s mind, part of what once were the Eagles is already gone. “I don’t know why they’re doing it,” he said. “Either people are unaware of how little the performers are giving, or they’re just hearing the songs like they’re listening to the radio.”
Entered at Mon Jul 17 20:41:13 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: The Eagles
Not much more than a tribute band at this stage when only one original member is left – Don Henley. I wonder how the accounting is to be settled on this latest tour. Since Henley and Frey had managed to effectively take complete control of the corporation in the1990’s, buying out Don Felder and having everyone else – even long term band member Joe Walsh - along as just hired hands, I would guess this tour would really be a windfall for Henley. At least, he is not skimping on sidemen. I would think Vince Gill would command a hefty nightly fee………he still sings like an angel…Sadly, Henley seems to have lost some and the truly great Bob Seger ( also on stage with the Eagles a few night ago ) as well. Not easy being a singer and getting older.
Larry Johnson………..Thank you, Jeff. I have enjoyed discovering more about this wonderful guitar player and singer……quite a repertoire this man had….wide ranging…..I liked that story about the extension cord as well !
Entered at Mon Jul 17 20:16:04 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.It's possible the Eagles are owned by Henley & Frey's estate,& that Walsh & Schmidt came in as hired hands. I dunno. But, i think it might be very fair to state that Henley & Frey have more than earned their position at the wrong end of a lawsuit. Yet, on the other hand, a good lawyer coudl make the case that the song helped the hotel's business. And would make the hotel pull out all kinds f decades worth of records, and hire industry experts to make a detailed case about what the hotel's business would other wise have been........ Settlement was likely the object of the suit Of course, Joe Walsh was a cowriter......the question is - is the suit against the band, the song, or both..... David P would have pulled it up and explained it for us.
Entered at Mon Jul 17 19:26:38 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VIf I were the hotel, I'd put in a counter claim that the song was derogatory!
Entered at Mon Jul 17 13:26:15 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.I'm still not crazy about The Eagles. There's no denying some of those songs were great, & , i just feel you can't blame em for going back out as they did now.... something was different about Henley's drumming though. He's lost something....Definitely his voice diminished... I get the feeling that there is always going to be an Eagles- Deacon may take over the franchise. Hopefully he finds his own place as a musician...Odds are the kid doesn't have to work a day in his life....
Entered at Mon Jul 17 11:44:02 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Hotel California
The news report is that Eagles are sueing a hotel in Baja California, Mexico for "implying" a connection to the song and the band. The hotel is of course named The Hotel California. The hotel seems to have a reasonable defence in that it was named in 1950.
Entered at Mon Jul 17 11:38:35 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Natalie Merchant Trailer
The YouTube trailer for the box set has two backing clips … Butterflies and Village Green Preservation Society. Not the whole songs but a reasonable "taster."
Entered at Mon Jul 17 11:33:38 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Jimmy Cliff
The "Live At Hyde Park 2012" DVD has all four Jimmy Cliff numbers, but the accompanying CD set only has the two duets with Paul Simon, a pity as his solo "Many Rivers To Cross" was sublime (as covered by Jim Weider solo and The Band as instrumentals). The first CD is "The Paul Simon Band" and the second CD is "The Graceland Band" though Bakithi Kumalo, Vincent Nguini and Mark Stewart are in both. I hope they got paid twice. I was looking up the Jimmy Cliff on YouTube, and while it's there, the performance on the DVD is a better video edit. It is a really superb album and concert DVD.
In the last few years, Jimmy Cliff at the Larmer Tree Festival and Natalie Merchant at the Royal Albert Hall are the two best live shows I've seen. On which the Natalie Merchant Collection box set of albums has both her "Butterflies" CD (with string quartet backing) and her Rarities CD. The latter has her versions of Village Green Preservation Society and Randy Newman's incredibly appropriate "Political Science" (They all hate us anyhow … let's drop the big one now).
Entered at Mon Jul 17 00:42:08 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Take It To the Limit
Sung flawlessly by Vince Gill.
Though I'd much prefer to see a Flying Burrito Bros band on the road, you can't fault these guys.
Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, with anyone- John Jorgenson, Bernie Leadon, Al Perkins, Vince Gill, Herb Pedersen, any or all of em, & a drummer, throw in a fiddler for good measure, & you'd have one helluva Burrito Brothers band again.
Hillman got a solo album due out, first recording for him in ages. I think it's all, maybe just mostly reworkings of songs from his past.
Off to hear some NYC blues in a bit.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 23:29:32 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Entered at Sun Jul 16 23:19:00 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Eagles, deacon Frey
Peaceful Easy Feeling.... Steuart Smith & Joe Walsh, electric geetars, Glenn's son on vocals
Entered at Sun Jul 16 21:53:27 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Paul Simon
I bought "Concert in Hyde Park 2012" (2 CDs, 1 DVD) this morning. We cherry-picked the Jimmy Cliff sub-set then when the original Graceland band come on. So far, this is up there with TLW and Bob Marley Live the The Lyceum 1975 for live recording. Hope it works in North America, but link is "Diamonds on The Soles Of Her shoes." Magnificent.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 20:27:58 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Full Hendrix Show Royal Albert Hall
Entered at Sun Jul 16 20:12:45 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
John DSubject: Peter V
Thanks Peter; but unfortunately it isn't watchable in Canada.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 18:11:28 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Bring It On Home To Me
Link to the official YouTube presentation of Bring It On Home To Me.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 18:09:24 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Van M
Thanks, John D. That one had passed me by. It has stuff that he's done live often … Bring It On Home To Me, Stormy Monday for example. I look forward to "I Can Tell" especially.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 17:55:31 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
John DSubject: Van Morrison
Can't wait for Van's new album in September. Just downloaded Bring It On Home To Me. Brilliant. JT would love this.
Entered at Sun Jul 16 09:27:35 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
RodSubject: TLW outtakes
That would be amazing. I was disappointed nothing new showed up on the 40th anniversary set
Entered at Sun Jul 16 00:25:56 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
To the family and friends of JT.RIP JT
Entered at Sat Jul 15 19:45:45 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
SolomonSubject: Michael Chapman
Over at YouTube Michael Chapman has said great footage from TLW or Shangri-La is sitting in a vault somewhere ? Please tell us more someone.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 16:54:50 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Darryl Davis & The KKK
Darryl Davis, a black man, is a pianist / guitarist who was long time friends with both Johnnie Johnson & Chuck Berry. He had worked a lot with Chuck. The link is to an interesting article about his relationship with the KKK, the root of it, & the resulting book.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 15:30:41 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
FredKeb Mo & Taj Mahal are guests on the lasted WTF podcast. (I haven't listened to it yet).
Another case of talk in the GB imitating the internet podcast universe or vice-versa.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 15:20:42 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
FredCatching up on things, I've just read the sad news about JT. My condolences go out to his family. I must say that I admired the positivity in his posts.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 14:31:54 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: All Around The World
A feel good YouTube from Taj Mahal & Keb Mo live … it starts around 30 seconds in. Ideal cheer up music.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 11:04:42 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Ian WSubject: Northern Star - Scotland Sings Canada
Again, another quick pop in here, as other matters predominate at present.
This is just to advise that, at 7.30 p.m. on 30 July in Perth, Scotland, there will be a concert entitled "North Star - Scotland Sings Canada" in which Scottish performers will pay tribute to Canadian singers and songwriters. It is part of the "Southern Fried" weekend in the city. I have no idea if anyone will be offering a Band song but I expect so.
Though we have made a couple of trips north of the border in the last month and have another planned, I will not be able to attend myself but others reading this may be interested.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 04:39:54 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Fast & Funky
For Anyone who looks out of curiosity, Larry did not have much superior recorded work for a while. Blues For Harlem was pretty good, but the ancient Fast & Funky, an article about which i linked, is the definitive Larry Johnson recording. You can travel the country, talk to the finest players, and if the conversation turns to LJ watch their eyes light up and listen to the excitement in their voice when they recall that recording. His appearance in the film Lightning In A Bottle, his Salute The Blues performance of Angels Singing, was magnificent too..
Larry was a tough nut- he didn;t want anyone learning what the hell he did. No joke... I saw some amazing shows in 03, he still had it....but, he was his own worst enemy. One festival i drove him to, a name writer from THE BLUES MAGAZINEe magazine comes over to us, introduces himself, the normal niceties, tells Larry- You're the reason i'm here. May i have the pleasure of interviewing you for a feature? Larry looks at me, says- When they start talking to you like that, it;s time to get the fuck out of Dodge. And he took off. i told Bock, the jourmalist, i;d work the interview out..... later, we're in the middle of this cavernous cafeteria / dathering room, and all to a table. In the middle of the room. Larry agrees to be interviewed. Scott's batteries are down by now, and he needs to plug in. Larry won;t move to another table on the side of the room so we can be near an outlet. i found a 50'extension cord, but by then, well, you can imagine.........the article didn;t happen , though i understand years later some one else from the magazine wrote a piece on him.
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Jeff A.Now that i think about it, i woulda suggested it be titled Moore Johnson. Keb Mo's real name is Kevin Moore, & Moore Johnson woulda been a damn good name for a Keb Mo/Larry Johnson recording.
Entered at Sat Jul 15 01:54:56 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
WallsendI think equating criticism of the Israeli government with anti-Semitism is a dangerous road to follow because it risks minimising real anti-Semitism. There are many Israeli Jews who are critical of Netanyahu but I don't think that makes them anti-Semitic. I always thought there was a heavy dose of anti-Semitism in the allegations about Robbie's song writing credits, it was one of the things that made me want to respond to posts on Youtube etc although I know responding to trolls is a foolish thing to do.
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Jeff A.I met Keb Mo briefly in 2003. One of Keb Mo's early musical inspirations was Larry Johnson. Who was one of the most unique & awe inspiring Piedmont pickers ever. Keb & Danny Kortchmar were the musical directors of the 2003 Salute the Blues show at Radio City & Keb made certain to get Larry on the bill.That was a helluva day, & was where Larry & I began our friendship. Then we discovered that we had Sheldon Harris in common. Sheldon lived in my neighborhood, had written the Who's Who of Blues, and I believe one of Jazz as well. In any event, Sheldon was like a father to Larry. Shortly after that Salute The Blues show, Keb embarked on a 7 or 8 city House of Blues tour and hired Larry as his opener. In any event, either the last or next to last show was in Boston, and Larry invited me up for the day.. I met Keb maybe 90 minutes to two hours pre show, it's not really a time to make new friends, & Keb had some friends there, so we just b.s.ed a bit, & Larry & I took a hike. But Keb struck me as a very nice guy. He certainly was a very generous man to be able to tolerate LJ, who truly was a tortured personal & a handful.But Keb did very right by the man & i expect was glad he was able to & i bet probably wished more was possible.. Had Larry been different there might have been a KebJoh or LaMo recording.
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Kevin JLisa......I think Bill was just having some fun...but.......it always does bring a smile to me thinking of Robbie's nods to Luis Buñuel while at the same time ripping it up on a Tele and engaging in rock n roll fornicatoriums !
Thanks to Bob F and Peter V for mentions of new music.......as I really don't get it anywhere else these days...new music, that is.
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LisaWasn't it the impossibility of sainthood?
Entered at Sat Jul 15 00:17:35 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Tajmo
Check out the new Taj Mahal & Keb Mo' album, Tajmo. Terrific playing and singing and also some great material. It's been played heavily here this week.
Entered at Fri Jul 14 22:41:14 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Bill MNWC: I for one kinda like your "naïve idealism" regarding maturity, etc. But it IS naïve. Come to think of it, didn't Robbie talk about Bunuel's focus on the impossibility of maturity - or something like that.
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Jeff A.Subject: Jan / NWC
NWC & Jan. Over the last 15 years there have been quite a few times people have written untruths about me or my opinions on subjects.Generally I've not responded to untruths about me, or slander. Very often, certainly not always I've argued points about subjects. NWC ( as your dog) , you have written an entirely fictitious post about what you present as my beliefs. There is no truth to it, & there is nothing in any of my posts to give you or any sane human any cause to infer that those might be my beliefs. They are not. If you are able to comprehend English, meaning my past posts involved, & the content of the linked articles, one can only infer that you are strictly seeking to incite a riot.
NWC because you have presented total falsehoods as my beliefs, I request you ask Jan to remove that post of yours. And Jan, if NWC does ask you to remove it, & you do, then it would make sense for you to also remove the post where I address him & his right to be a total fucking moron, & this post as well.
NWC had you engaged in a civil conversation, I'd have discussed my opinions. Though i have nothing against total fucking morons, conversing with, or being friends with total fucking morons, at this point, I've no desire to begin addressing each of your untruths or even conversing with you.
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Bob FSubject: Children of Destiny
During the spring JT was looking for new protest songs and wondering who was going to write them. I hope he got to hear Neil Young's new song. Although, I think we all will agree, it's not Rockin' In The Free World, Neil's heart is in the right place.
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Jeff A.NWC- you sir, are a total fucking moron.
It is your privilege.
In fact, i hope you enjoy being a total fucking moron, because if you can't enjoy your own moronic behavior, there really is no point to it at all.
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JedSubject: Roger waters
Roger Waters is an anti Semite.Worse yet,he works hard to convince others to boycott Israel as he spreads his misguided,ignorant hate towards Jews.As much as I deeply dislike roger,there is something troubling about cancelling his concerts.Whether or not I like his opinions,free expression is of paramount significance in the USA and it a bad decision to attempt to cancel his shows.I hope he performs,does not sell out,and people protest his appearance.In fact,buy tickets and disrupt his performance-but don't cut off free expression-even from a rotten piece of crap like roger waters.
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NorthWesCoaster's DogLocation: Pink painted doghouse
Subject: Waters, music and democracy (how unfair it might feel...)
There are two opposite attitudes here in gb towards freedom of express oneself with the music. The one (NORTHWESTCOASTER) is that all citizens should say everything they think. The other attitude (JEFF A) is that openness with opinions certainly is a good thing but at the same time it can be harmful because people are easily to fool.
I believe JEFF A is saying that people should not be allowed to make music of offensive things because inappropriate opinions can then spread. In any case, musicians should not be encouraged to say certain things. Therefore, it is wise to shut up!
The big difference between JEFF A and NORTHWESTCOASTER is that the former do not really trust the people's rightfulness and therefore want to increase the information, while the latter has - what one could call - a naive idealistic view of the maturity of the people. NWC believes that the people can be entrusted with any information because they have learned how to ignore stupidity. This is the fundamental difference between NORTHWESTCOASTER and JEFF A in their view of democracy. Can people be trusted? "Maybe, (but I doubt)", says JEFF A. "Yes" NORTHWESTCOASTER answers.
Entered at Fri Jul 14 14:19:15 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
NorthWestCoasterLocation: Scania Northwest
Sorry to hear that yet another gb contributor is gone.
My condolences to the family.
Entered at Fri Jul 14 12:41:35 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Rod, neither Nassau County or New York State are singling out Waters. The law is they would be enforcing is against the BDS movement, & aims at what the BDS movement actually is. Good day, I'm out the door.
Entered at Fri Jul 14 12:02:39 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
RodI've never been much of a rogers waters fan but the cancelation of his concerts seem a bit Trumparatarian to me. I generally support Israel but they do overstep the mark sometimes. I do get annoyed by celebrities using their fame to push political beliefs but they shouldn't be punished by the authorities for doing so.
Entered at Fri Jul 14 02:49:57 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Bill MPat B: I second everything that JQ just said.
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Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: NY pulling the plug on Water
Jerry would appreciate this. It looks like Waters concerts in Long Island & NYC are going to be canceled.
Entered at Thu Jul 13 23:39:56 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
JQSubject: Pat B
A sad time for the GB for sure but it's good to see you here, c'mon back!
Entered at Thu Jul 13 20:05:26 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Pat BSo sorry to hear about JT. A great contributor here and a big-hearted music fan. My condolences to his family.
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John DSubject: Jon
Larry & Teresa will be here; in Toronto next Tuesday night. Apparently they will do one more performance as part of Emmylou's Band at a later date. Today they are driving from NY to Boston for a gig tonight. They are incredibly busy! The new album is very different; from the first one. It demands eventually that they have a band behind them. Nice to have Bill Payne on piano and organ. All going well I will interview them tomorrow by phone.
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Jon LynessLocation: NYC
Subject: Emmylou Harris
Great performance by Emmylou Harris on Stephen Colbert a few days back, with lovely backing by Teresa & Larry among others. Go to YouTube; first hit on "emmylou harris pilgrim". Jerry, this one's for you.
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NUXSubject: JT_PAUL SIMON_RAY PHIRI
JT_A sad loss indeed.Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Have been listening to Paul Simon live in Hyde Park 2017.Man oh man he really is in good shape.Found out yesterday that Ray Phiri had passed,he too was a wonderful spirit.
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Peter VDavid, Jerry was also wonderful at spreading the word about artists and shows he liked, and sent me enthusiastic recommendations … you were a major one. Whenever I reviewed British folk artists, Jerry would follow it up and listen to the artist, and comment back. You put it so well, “I doubt that I will ever hear new music again without wondering what he would have thought of it.”
Entered at Thu Jul 13 02:25:19 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
David VestLocation: Canada
I learned only this morning of the passing of Dr Jerry. His love of music is well-known on this board, and he made it felt far beyond. I am so glad I got to know him. His support, his encouragement and his occasional presence at my shows meant the world to me. He was the kind of listener any artist dreams of having. I learned something new from him every time we spoke, not just about music but about life, and I doubt that I will ever hear new music again without wondering what he would have thought of it.
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So sorry to hear about the loss of JT. Like many here, I enjoyed his stories of his youth spent in the Concord Tavern during the formative years of the Hawks/Band. RIP JT
JT was a big Dylan fan, and on a connected note, I caught his show last week in London, Ontario. His voice was much stronger than in previous times and his band was in fine form. He did indeed do a version of "Old Black Magic" which I thought was one of the better deliveries of the evening. As per usual Mr. Dylan did not address the crowd, not even to acknowledge the home town of Garth Hudson.
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Mike NomadSubject: JT
I was away and was trying to catch up with posts here this morning. So sorry to hear the news of Jerry's death. JT would likely have substituted the word "passing" because, as he patiently once explained, it was a more sensitive word to be used in situations such as these. I understood. I'll miss his passionate appreciation of music and of the Band in particular. My condolences to his family.
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I am extremely bummed to hear of the loss of Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum. Jerry was such a huge music fan, and such a nice totally supportive guy. We'd been emailing each other for at least 18 years. Can't believe this one.
Entered at Wed Jul 12 08:31:39 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
jhSubject: GB spam filtering and trigger words
We just discovered an error (too broad reg.exp. for anyone interested) that has made our GB anti-spam filter a little too eager lately. Corrected. There should be much less frequent encounters with Johnny now. Just be a bit careful with discussing topics like miracle pills and gambling and such. And do not enter phrases that look too much like web or mail addresses.
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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of JT. I really enjoyed all of his posts and JT always was positive. He was articulate and wrote very well about subjects he was passionate about. As well as Dylan, The Band and other established bands, he seemed interested in new music and still enjoyed going to see bands playing. I enjoyed his posts relating to his father's involvement in the Toronto music scene back in the early days very much. I will miss his posts greatly. Many condolences to Lucretia and his family.
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Bill MSubject: JT RIP
Jerry Jerry Jerry - what a loss. For all of us here, and of course even more so for Lucretia. I got to meet both of them at a bar - sorta prearranged, but mostly thanks to triangulation by cellphone. It says more about me than it does him that I imagined that a Doctor Jerry Tenenbaum wouldn't possibly look like a retired truckdriver - tall and broad and beefy, clean-shaven and without glasses. But we found each other and had a great time together listening to a piano-playing Victoria-based refugee from Alabama named David Vest, who was shared a table with Jerry and Lucretia when he wasn't playing. An absolutely wonderful man, Jerry was. I miss him already.
Deepest condolences to Lucretia.
I'm going to play David Vest's "Roadhouse Revelation" CD in Jerry's honour.
Entered at Wed Jul 12 04:14:28 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Rockin ChairLocation: Pacific Northwest
Subject: As Tears Go By
I have not looked in here for a while. There is life to deal with. As I drove back from Campbell River today, (down getting parts and supplies), I listened to one of my old fave FM stations.
There came on some hype about Bob Dylan's, "Never Ending Tour" now passing through Canada. At this time he is in Winnipeg. He will be in Vancouver, I believe it was the 28 or 29 of this month.
They then discussed his material and how he is playing much of the long missed hits of the 40's and 50's as well some of his all time hits. They then played Bob singing Glenn Miller's, "Old Black Magic" from 1942. I couldn't believe how wonderful he sounded and the musician work was out standing.
I thought to myself when I get home I'll have to e mail Jerry and talk about this with him and maybe get down to Van for that show............
Jerry Tenenbaum through all he had to live with from the loss of his grand parents in the most vile way, could still always find the good in people. He was one of the most positive people I've ever known.
I dared to ask him some medical questions concerning my wife's arthritis problems. He was more than happy to give advise and reassurance. As I'm sure many feel, a large part of the happiness of our age and the closeness we feel in these "Golden Years" was enhanced by Jerry.
To his wife and family, "We share your loss!" even in our small way. If God is listening I'm sure he has a special place for Jerry.
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ZzzzLocation: Forney, TX via 'Sota
Entered at Wed Jul 12 01:34:10 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Bob FSubject: Sad News
So sorry to hear about JT. His musical taste was wide open. You could discuss the all time greats like The Band, Dylan, Leonard with him but also Ani and The Waterboys. He was always interested in new music. I sincerely appreciated the kind words of encouragement he had for my daughter. The fact that he loved hockey AND basketball speaks volumes for the open minded person he was.
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Jeff A.Jerry was a high quality person. This is a sad loss for all his family & friends. Jerry was a good, sensitive, & decent guy. I was looking forward to meeting him his next visit to N.Y., & to taking he & Lucretia for top notch pizza. On principle, Jerry was boycotting visiting the U.S. still Twitler is out of office, & i could understand that. We've been e mailing for years, & it was always a good encounter.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 23:17:46 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jon LynessLocation: NYC
Wow, so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed Jerry's posts--seemed like a very sweet guy, very passionate about music. My condolences to his family.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 23:17:42 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: RIP Jerry
Link to the Leonard Cohen article that Jerry, Lucretia and I did. Listening to Leonard tonight in memory.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 23:11:29 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
So sad. Jerry and I had spent the last year and a half trying to find any pictures of the Concord Tavern. We've had Mike Filey and a bunch of Toronto historians helping us but aside from the few we've all seen, not one of them can find anything. It's like the place didn't exist. This bothered Jerry very much. RIP
Entered at Tue Jul 11 22:50:23 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Kevin JWhat a shock…I am so saddened by this news. I only knew JT from these pages but enjoyed so many wonderful exchanges with him about music and sports. He was a kind man and he shared many great memories here over the years from the early days of The Hawks playing at his Dad’s place - The Concord Tavern – right up to recently when he recalled how learning typing in high school had provided much help to him over the years in his practise but was a bit frustrated that such dexterity training was having less obvious benefits to him on guitar………My sincere love and blessings to his wife and family.
I’m going to have a drink and play some Bob Dylan tonight and think about JT.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 22:38:41 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Peter VJohn D, Jan will explain more I'm sure, but certain words trigger the Johnny Cash finger. I just got it twice and eliminated words till it stopped.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 22:35:15 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Jerry
I'm in shock, John! Such a great guy. We were in touch regularly. I've been hoping to meet him one day either in the UK or Canada. My thoughts are with Lucretia and his family
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:57:12 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
jJohn DSubject: JQ
I believe that Lucretia will be looking in at some time. Right now she has to take care of a lot of things here in Toronto and Victoria. They were both happily Bi-Coastal."
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:48:58 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
A big and another sad loss here. John D, if you know his family, they might appreciate the condolences from here, where he was a respected voice. I recall when Steve died his wife came on here and found a lot of sympathetic friends of her husband.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:29:27 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Oh no, what a terrible shock. I knew he had not been posting much but had no idea he was ill. He was very helpful to me once about a Dylan issue. He always wrote from his heart and he will be so missed here. Deepest sympathies to his loved ones.
Thank you for everything, Jerry.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:20:09 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
John DSubject: JT
Well I'll make it short and see if this works. Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum known on this site as JT has died. He had major heart surgery two weeks ago. He got through it; but on July 6th had a stoke and passed away. I just got word a few minutes ago. I had more to say; but every time I try to post I get a picture of Johnny Cash giving me the finger with the word Scram written overtop of the picture. Nice. He loved The Band and of course Bob Dylan.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:12:02 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
John DWell that one worked.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:11:19 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
John DI just tried to leave a post and when I hit preview it told me to scram with a picture of Johnny Cash giving the finger.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 21:08:50 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
JQSubject: Singers and songwriters
A buddy of mine, a big Dylan fan, recently took his wife to a Johnny Mathis concert; he was trying to make up for something he'd done wrong. She's a big fan of JM. And he reported back that he really liked it and the JM's singing made up for the lameness of the lyrics and orchestration. He said he nearly wept during a sad one. A lot of the singers my folks liked were exceptional vocalists that we might dismiss only because of their topics and style. Shame on us. Where I think we really miss the boat is on the songwriters of that era. Cole Porter and Yip Harburg (sp?) and any of the crowd that were in the original Tin Pan Alley. It seems a lot of my generation really believes that anything pre-Elvis isn't worth exploring.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 19:41:30 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
b.leeLocation: DE, USA
Subject: That singer
We called him Barely Manenough.
Saw a TV special with him or about him not too long ago and either he's not a sappy as he once was or I am getting really, really old. What's next, Laurence Welk? (Actually there were some good musicians on that show if you could get past the treacle and the hairdos.)
I scare myself. And I don't mean lightly.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 09:37:26 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VThe much-missed UK DJ, Terry Wogan, only ever referred to the singer as Manley Barrylove.
There is a tradition here … Jefferson Airplane on the sleeve notes to Volunteers refer to "Bud Dolan".
Entered at Tue Jul 11 07:43:23 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
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Jeff A.Fred, his last name is Manilow for a reason.
Entered at Tue Jul 11 05:13:59 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
FredI thought it was all about writing the songs that make the young girls sing. ; )
Entered at Mon Jul 10 23:20:39 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.I ran into this expression recently: "We write the music we want to hear." I'd hav to say that if a songwriter (s) is worth his or her salt, and have self respect and truly respect music, then this is a truth.
Entered at Mon Jul 10 19:43:05 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
jhWeb: My link
Subject: Duck Dunn bio
Upcoming bio about the bass legend that played with them all. Including a stint in Levon's RCO All Stars.
Entered at Mon Jul 10 16:25:07 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
For the vulgarly curious, several extra photos added to my party blog (I got my daughter's camera card today)
Entered at Sun Jul 9 21:29:00 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.Web: My link
Subject: Film Exposing Roger Waters Fpr What He Actually Is.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 19:45:48 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Peter VI'd agree with your mid-70s date, Jeff.
The new Natalie Merchant box set has two great new discs … Butterflies wth string quartet, and Rarities. Highly recommended.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 19:38:01 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.I don't disagree Pete. But came a point that failed,.
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Peter VJohn Mayall's strength was as a catalyst rather than a performer or writer. Look at the bands he put together. He was often the least interesting member, but you do need a catalyst.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 12:22:24 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Rod ProwseHappy belated birthday PV
Entered at Sun Jul 9 11:00:11 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jimmy McCrae was an exceptional driver, and his son, Colin McCrae was exceptional too, becoming the highest paid rally driver in the world for a few years.
I don't know if you know this NorthWestCoaster, but Colin McCrae died with his son and two family friends in a helicopter crash in 2007.
I really enjoyed my holiday in Finland.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 10:25:32 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
FredSubject: Finnish Rally Drivers
NWC: All the best rally drivers come from Finland, including my favourite Markku Alen.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 10:20:21 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
FredSubject: John Mayall
I thought that his 1997 CD Blues For The Lost Days had its moments.
Entered at Sun Jul 9 05:11:47 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.NWC, since i think the mid 70s, quality wise, it's only been straight downhill for Mayall. The fact that he has held on, and is still performing and earning, is a testament to the mediocrity of musical taste amongst the masses, and especially the sawdust & vomit crowd.
Entered at Sat Jul 8 22:39:56 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VThe fault in NWCs fantasy is placing me in a British made vehicle.
Entered at Sat Jul 8 15:07:31 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
NorthWestCoasterLocation: Greater Copenhagen
Subject: Scottland / Dunc
About Jimmy McRae, Scottland:
"Jimmy McRae (born 28 October 1943) is a British rally driver. He was highly successful in the British Rally Championship, winning the title five times in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1988."
Good for Scottish Jimmy! At that time Finnish rally drivers were the great competitors. If You Google my name You'll find my humble success in rallying (in SAAB, Levon link.) (Actually, I was more succesfull in off-road rallying like Dakar which is not shown in the internet). We were fooling our Scottish competitors. Anyone who has driven in French Alps has seen "3 lacets" and "4 lacets". Be aware that 3 lacets means in Finnish language: "full throttle in third gear" and 4 lacets means consecuently "full throttle in fourth gear". "Rallentir" means "slow down" in French but in Finnish it means:"Now we are - goddamned - rallying for the real!" Following these simply Finnish rules - without sitting in Esso cafe in the middle of Finnish lake district - you are going to have serious problems if you are rallynig in French Alps... That is what our good Scotchman Jimmy McRae did during his career. Not a surprise that he really hated us Finns. We met his son once in the mountains above our flat in French Riviera but never came too close to explain nor apologise this.
Entered at Sat Jul 8 14:03:10 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
NorthWestCoasterLocation: Greater Copenhagen
Subject: British album sleeves / John Mayall
As an Anglophile from the sixties I loved John Mayall's "Blues from Laurel Canyon" sleeves from the very beginning. John Mayall is a creative artistic British multi-talented musician who has not even got his place in British TOPPERMOST. Shame on you, Britains!!!!
We took our time to drive in our Arizona plated car thru Laurel Canyon! BTW I loved dearly...
JQ's POST ON BAKERSFIELD...
...the other day. At the time we drove thru BAKERSFIELD (Southbound) we heard in the radio: "this is the last place you' re gonna hear REAL COUNTRY!!!" So true.
Entered at Sat Jul 8 13:34:53 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
NorthWestCoasterLocation: Greater Copenhagen
Subject: Grand Old Man
I don't post here regularly anymore, principally. I am into politics because I believe our Europe is in danger. I only check if Norbert has posted something from his Google-free human settlement on the planet Mars. I believe we live in strange times in opposite to Peter V.
However, about Peter V's birhtday: I have met Peter only once. It was on his 60th birthday in Marrakesh Morocco. While Mrs. V and Mrs. NWC got their Moroccan manicure me and Peter drove in an old British Land Rover (God bless them) to the coast to see flamingos. We saw them ... thousands and thousands. Peter said: "...errr... abgff drfft (cough) ... this is BIG PINK for real!" I agreed and played with my harmonica Donovan songs from his LP "Open Road".
Have a good Summer, good people in this God-forsaken forum!
Entered at Sat Jul 8 10:31:50 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Subject: Happy Birthday
Glad you had a great time, Peter. What a cool, brilliant shirt for an old boy!
Peter is the Band's ambassador in Britain. Thanks for all the contributions over the years.
Entered at Sat Jul 8 08:59:04 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VThe S&G was kind of required listening rather than choice. When we cut the Hammond in two, it was the only album and we had it on replay for most of two days. I couldn't listen to it for years after that. The problem was that we had cut an L100 in two easily. This was bigger and stressed differently internally so it took us way longer to do than we had anticipated. The Boxer is my favourite track, and I guess the most Band like. Several years later we regularly did the Boxer on our ELT shows, and discovered that a fist brought down on a Watkins Copicat echo machine made the same noise as S&Gs Moog, but much more cheaply.
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Bill MPeter V: Am I right in thinking that "The Boxer" was Daddy's favourite song from the S&G album. Certainly seems the most Bandish to me.
Entered at Fri Jul 7 19:19:03 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Ian WSubject: Dylan and Marlon Brando
I've been otherwise engaged for quite a while and not kept up-to-date here (a situation likely to continue for a while) but, in case this hasn't come up of late, I thought I should just mention the following.
Allen Ginsberg recorded a conversation with Dylan backstage at a concert believed to be in San Francisco on 11 December 1965. During this conversation, Dylan said he had met Marlon Brando for about three hours.
The question of this meeting came up here some months back, as I recall.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 23:11:45 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: The Weight
That was equally essential for everyone there. For Rick & Andy, the first time Supertramp got together (as Daddy), they had two LPs in the house … Music from Big Pink, and a Horace Silver LP. Nothing else. That's why they had organ and piano (both Rick Davies) and seriously considered recruiting a piano player early on to have two keyboards all the time.
When we got to cut their Hammond in two for transportation a few months later, the management had given them a third LP, Bridge Over Troubled Water, to study production quality. I also recall being made to listen to the first Curved Air LP a couple of times. But these guys were seriously into The Weight, regardless of me.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 22:45:46 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Bill MPeter V: Wonderful stuff!!! Thanks or sharing this (and much more over the years). And a belated Happy Birthday. ps: Did you have to push hard to get "The Weight" on the set list? (Or did Mrs take care of it?)
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JQSubject: PV @70
Cheers Peter. Was it a surprise party? In any event you must have felt totally flattered.
Was there a speech? I know it's an odd feeling, that I share too, of having adult memories from 50 years ago. It hurts a bit too -
Entered at Thu Jul 6 17:50:03 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
jhWeb: My link
Entered at Thu Jul 6 14:50:10 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Happy Birthday Peter,wow looks like you had a good one!
Entered at Thu Jul 6 14:14:09 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Jeff A.Happy Birthday Pete! And many more.It sounds like you had a helluva party.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 14:01:06 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Subject: Vulgar curiosity …
Link to my own birthday party bash with a great band - these guys last played together 48 years ago!
Entered at Thu Jul 6 03:40:17 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Bill MSubject: David P
Kevin J / Mike N: Nicely put re David P. Doesn't seem like a year, but it must be so.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 03:17:26 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Mike NomadSubject: Mr. Powell
Quiet class personified. Musician and aficionado with an encyclopedic mind. Thanks for the reminder, Kevin.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 02:51:33 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: David P
I believe it was one year ago today - July 5 North American time - that a wonderful and major contributor to this GB passed away. The old neighbourhood really has never been the same.
Entered at Thu Jul 6 01:15:28 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
FredSubject: Sing-a-longs with The Hip
Ry C: I would/do too.
If it's a Hip concert where all the folks are Hip fans....no problems.
At a concert where a lot of people wouldn't know their music and it isn't even The Hip performing....kinda not well thought out.
Entered at Wed Jul 5 18:56:40 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
Ry CSubject: What, me, debunk an American myth?
Fred: I'd happily sing along to "At The Hundredth Meridian", which I think lends itself to that sort of treatment. Nice hotel chain, too.
Entered at Wed Jul 5 16:58:46 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: Happy Birthday, Robbie !
Just thinking about how much less interesting the musical part of my life - all of our lives here - would have been without Robbie Robertson. May he have many more years and another book and some more interesting and original music to offer.
Entered at Wed Jul 5 02:33:11 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
FredKevin J: Sing-a-longs with Tragically Hip tunes...ai yai yai! Not really a good idea any way you look at it. Sometimes you just have to shake your head in bemusement regarding the how & the why things happen... : )
Entered at Tue Jul 4 22:55:43 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Kevin JFor Dunc and Bob F and anyone else that enjoys watching quality tv shows, I just finished watching ‘Barquo”, a French crime series that is brilliant.
Anyone else catch the Canada Day concerts as presented by CBC on Saturday? Gordon Lightfoot closed it out with “If You Could Read My Mind”. At least he had his band with him and they did a nice job. Bruce Cockburn went acoustic/solo and it didn’t really project………………The funniest part of the day was the very end when the performers ( one guy and two gals ) tried to get the very large crowd in Ottawa to sing along to the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century”. It didn’t work as no one in the crowd seemed to know the song. A Hey Jude or The Weight moment it was not !
Entered at Tue Jul 4 17:16:36 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Kevin JSubject: Lavon
From several sources over the years - interviews, articles, books - the story as told by Levon was that because Robbie and the other Canadian guys in The Hawks couldn't quite get the Lavon pronounciation right, they called him Levon and so it stuck and was officially changed.
....and JQ is spot on about why jerk-offs like Imus pronounced it the way they did.
Entered at Tue Jul 4 15:50:52 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
FredSubject: What's in a name?
John D: thanks for that bit of info.
The only problem I had (and problem is really a strong word....minorly irksome more like it) was Levon's name was pronounced differently by the same person during the same program. Whatever happened to staying consistent? ; )
Entered at Tue Jul 4 14:59:28 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
John DSubject: Levon vs Lavon
If anyone is interested. A few years ago I heard the Lavon pronunciation for the first time. I was with Levon one evening and asked him about it. He said, "well my birth name is Lavon (pron La-Von); but in the early days of playing people started calling me Levon (pron Lee-Von). Then good friends I got to know; over time would call me Lee. Levon just stuck. Had no problem with it." Hence Levon & The Hawks and the songs called Levon were in fact pronounced Lee-Von. For the record that was noted here earlier, his birth name is Mark Lavon Helm.
As Juliet of Romeo & Juliet once said, "What's In A Name?"
Entered at Tue Jul 4 11:15:59 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
adrianna alessaLocation: DUBAI
Amazing read that is, as me myself on my current cutting cycle and trying to follow proper guidelines and your articles helped me a lot in my cycle.
Entered at Tue Jul 4 05:39:32 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
JQSubject: The Band names
I had a phony call today from a guy with a deep Indian accent who identified himself as Garth. Last week was an Rx pitch from an Indian named Lance - wtf?
Entered at Mon Jul 3 17:53:07 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Steve HartleySubject: Missing BB Gabor
One of my regrets is also missing BB Gabor in 1984
Entered at Mon Jul 3 14:21:36 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Levon
I wonder if it's in the BBC Pronouncing Dictionary? It's the reference for British newscasters. I have a copy but can't find it. Perhaps we should follow the records by Marc Cohn (Listening to Levon) and Elton John (Levon) as a recording so cementing it.
Entered at Mon Jul 3 13:45:58 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Rick & Levon had the coolest names, but all the Band members had / have interesting or cool names.
Entered at Mon Jul 3 11:50:46 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
RodI've always thought Rick Danko was the coolest name ever. Glad he didn't use his second name
Entered at Mon Jul 3 07:51:18 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Fred"Gues" is my new way of typing out "guy".
Entered at Mon Jul 3 07:48:34 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
FredAt first that's what how I heard it (LAVON) but when Mr.Hoskyn's appeared again,I think there may have been more stress on the the VON part after what sounded like the LA, then there was a bit where there was more stress on the LA. Then finally he said it the way I would say it LEE-VON.
Another journalist in the program (this gues was an American) at one point pronounced it LEH-Von.
Perhaps there needs to be a global standard on how to say Mr. Helm's first name.
Entered at Sun Jul 2 20:44:28 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
Jeff A.I'm pretty sure Fred was discussing something else. Lavon would not be new to Fred.
Entered at Sun Jul 2 20:33:08 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A - Yes, that's my understanding too
Entered at Sun Jul 2 20:19:34 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.Jq, Lavon was not a new pronunciation. His name was Mark Lavon Helm.
Entered at Sun Jul 2 20:13:55 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
JQSubject: Lavon -
I noticed that Don Imus pronounced it that way too, like Hoskins. I believe that's its original spelling and proper pronunciation. Although it's mostly likely a way those two can show off how in-the-know they are. I recall Levon saying that his family and mates at school always just called him Mark.
Entered at Sun Jul 2 16:41:28 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
FredSounded close to that, more of a LA than LEA. A bit hard to make it out, in part because my upstairs neighbour started hammering away at something.
However in the second half of the documentary he started saying it the way John Simon was pronuncing it: LEE-VON.
Entered at Sun Jul 2 15:38:52 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Jeff A.How does he say it? Leaven?
Entered at Sun Jul 2 11:28:01 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
FredIs it just me or does Barney Hoskyns mispronounce Levon when he talks about Levon Helm? I'm watching a documentary on Bob Dylan & The Band and it seems he says it in a strange way.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 21:29:40 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Jeff A.More soberingly, JQ, follow your article, you could be Norm. West Coast, etc.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 21:27:25 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Jeff A.JQ. If not for their becoming extinct, we could all be fucking dinosaurs.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 18:15:34 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
JQWeb: My link
Subject: We Could Have Been Canada
A good read for us Yanks -
Entered at Sat Jul 1 16:28:03 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
Jeff A.Happy Birthday Kenneda!
Entered at Sat Jul 1 14:38:06 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
John DSubject: Found It
Found it under different prices. Cheapest one is $40.00 U.S.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 14:34:31 CEST 2017 from (184.108.40.206)Posted by:
John DThanks Peter. Looking for it now.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 10:38:51 CEST 2017 from (220.127.116.11)Posted by:
Peter VWeb: My link
Link is to the page here … of course, the image comes from this site! By the note on the page which I have no memory of writing, I sent this one into Jan.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 10:36:06 CEST 2017 from (18.104.22.168)Posted by:
Peter VSubject: Beacon Allmans
John D: sorry, tied up yesterday. The title is "The Allman Brothers Band LIVE: 40h Anniversary 1969 - 2009" recorded Beacon Theatre, NY March 9th 2009. It's a 3 CD set on Peach Records and Produced by the Allman Brothers Band. Levon appears on those 3 tracks, and Taj on 2 more. They're both on The Weight.
It's not on Amazon UK either … I just checked through 12 pages without finding it. Search for it using IMAGES. The first few have a different disc 2 with Bob Weir and Chuck Leavel and they do Dead numbers and Jessica. But if you keep looking you'll find a rear sleeve with the Levon / Taj tracks. Both versions seem to have the same sleeve design and the same CD1 and CD3.
Entered at Sat Jul 1 07:31:49 CEST 2017 from (22.214.171.124)Posted by:
FredSubject: BB Gabor
One of my regrets is passing up going to see BB Gabor in favour of a Who tribute band back in the spring of 1984. To be honest I was out with friends and we took a vote (mine being the lone one to see Mr. Gabor). That's democracy for ya!
Entered at Sat Jul 1 07:29:21 CEST 2017 from (126.96.36.199)Posted by:
FredAs Canada Day is upon us, I guess it is time to dust off (metaphorically speaking that is) the Stompin' Tom Connors mp3s.... ; )
Entered at Sat Jul 1 04:23:54 CEST 2017 from (188.8.131.52)Posted by:
Bill MLocation: Tronno
Subject: best free bar music
Thanks JQ and Peter V for your posts. Opposite ends of the spectrum - both you two and the two musicians. I have nothing at all comparable name wise, but I do recall an absolute killer set at Grossman's Tavern in Toronto, which was always, and still is, no cover. The band was BB Gabor and Instaband, local guys with no name recognition - except perhaps keyboardist David Stone, freshly back from touring as part of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Would have been '79, so there was a tinge of punk to a couple of them and some of the music. Three encores, which I'd never seen before (or since). I'd've linked to their 'big' song, "Soviet Jewellery" if Janny Cash hadn't remove the possibility, but it can be YouTubed - and should be.