Category Archives: Music Bob

More musical pho at Fur Peace Ranch …

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My favorite books and music from 2016

Some of these works were new last year. Some were just new to me. Considering I spent almost half the year plodding through Gravity’s Rainbow, my reading list wasn’t too bad. Hoping to ramp that up this year. Most of … Continue reading

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Back for seconds at Pho Peace Ranch

We enjoyed last week’s pho and music so much we went back to Fur Peace Ranch  for seconds today. John and Jorma were awesome (nice versions of All Along the Watchtower, I Shall Be Released, Sugaree and other great tunes, … Continue reading

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Rory Gallagher, a broken down Starship and Owsley’s acid tongue

During my teen years in the late ‘70s, the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh was my musical mecca. From my first rock concert — Rush, Cheap Trick and Max Webster on March 14, 1977 — to myriad other shows, ranging from … Continue reading

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Labatt’s, the Dead and the 1990s …

  Boogie’s daughter, Kim, texted me this photo she found among her mother’s things. I’m thinking this is early ‘90s, after we moved to Albuquerque. That’s a Labatt’s in my grimy paw and some sort of Grateful Dead homage.

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Carrie Rodriquez at the Artisphere

Three things I learned Saturday night at the Artisphere in Arlington: Carrie Rodriquez and Luke Jacobs are incredible. If you don’t already own one of her CDs, go download one. Now. If you already own one, order another. If she … Continue reading

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Time to desecrate the tree …

And so it begins. The first ornament of 2013 arrived in the mail today. It had a Missoula return address. Didn’t the Unabomber live thereabouts? There’s back story here. John Baker visited D.C. earlier this year, and we went to … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Box …

Saw these guys at the Basement Tavern in Santa Monica on Wednesday. They definitely rocked the place. The Devil’s Box is a “punk rock, revisionist-western take on playing fiddle tunes from around the world. Two-beat Cajun stomps, break-neck bluegrass, haunting … Continue reading

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Dancing in the streets

I stumbled upon this parade on Pennsylvania Avenue today en route to the National Book Festival. Total D.C. randomness. Que milagro.

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Quotes: Crazy Horse driving a steam shovel

David Carr  on Crazy Horse’s recent show at the Outside Lands festival: “Seeing them play was like watching an ancient steam shovel unfurl, claw the night air and dig in.” Quote from New York Times interview.

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