Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
This show was a lot less collegiate, and the middle-aged family folk in the chairs up front kept their prospects parked in their seats almost until the end of the set, but Gano and Brian Richie put out plenty of wattage across a fabulous range of instruments along with John Sparrow on a variety of percussion including-but-not-limited to Webber grill, Blaise Garza on that gigantic contrabass sax among other things, and the mighty Horns of Dilemma.
All hail summer at the bandshell.
Now please excuse me while I have a cup of coffee and a Brexit Burrito and figure out what the hell we should do next.
This just in: According to the Times "Google reported a spike in (UK-based) searches for "What happens if we leave the E.U." And the question "What is the E.U.?" was the second most popular question in Britain" In Britain. If you're a little queasy, you're not alone.
Friday, June 17, 2016
So this is kind of exciting.
All issues of Avant Garde Magazine have been made available for online viewing in their entirety.
It ran from 1968-71, 14 issues in total, published by the controversial Ralph Ginzburg.
Not universally beloved; there was particular loathing from some of the font fanatics (not to say fetishists) of the world (and support from others) against Avant Garde typeface created by art director Herb Lubalin.
You can view the issues online here, or download them courtesy the brilliant Internet Archive here.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The rational, measured, intelligent response that Obama gave to that gun guy at that town hall a couple weeks ago has been making the rounds an extra special lot in the last 48 hours. Understandably.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Last Saturday night we went to an event at Little City Books in Hoboken - a combination book release/signing, discussion, and concert, all in celebration of Bob Mehr's Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.
The 'Mats are one of the all-time great bands as far as I'm concerned, and the I-haven't-finished-it-yet-but-so-far-it's-more-than-worth-the-effort book has drawn attention from some pretty fab people.
Michael Hill, who helped the band navigate Warner Brothers. Or tried to.
The interlocutor was Bob Mehr himself, writer and raconteur extraordinaire.
Glenn Morrow's Cry for Help
Freedy Johnson with Dave Schramm. Take that in for a second. Dave also answered Morrow's Cry for Help from the sidelines.
The Dead Wicks.
It's not a big place (true to form) but we packed it pretty good.