Category Archives: Music Bob
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
I stumbled upon this parade on Pennsylvania Avenue today en route to the National Book Festival. Total D.C. randomness. Que milagro.
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.
Wendell Berry was hitting stride while delivering the 41st annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities at Kennedy Center last night. The great agrarian poet was calling out the excesses of corporate America, technology, capitalism and our rampant disregard for nature. … Continue reading