Nov 072015
 

Well, hot damn! We’ve really gotten to hear our share of some great music over the past few months. Let’s get right to them.

Back last August 21st Catt and I met up with Jennifer Skates and went to Zydeco to hear a relatively new band out of Tuscaloosa called CBDB who were opening for George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners.  CBDB has an interesting prog rock vibe with music that is intricate and fairly complex but they do so without losing the listener and they keep the beat solid and in the pocket, so its prog rock you can dance to and some might even mistake it for “jam band” music, but it’s not. One of the more impressive moments of their set was their cover of “Feel Good Inc.” by the Gorillaz.  They were followed by George Porter Jr. who made his bones and the bassist for the legendary funk band, The Meters.  George and his band, The Runnin’ Pardners blew the roof of Zydeco. When they sang “Aint nobody gonna out funk me” from Funkify Your Life, they were throwing down a challenge which the crowd responded eagerly to. Continue reading »

Nov 072015
 

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After a lengthy hiatus from the blogosphere, I’m getting this baby cranked back up. There’s been too much water  under the bridge since I last posted or even cared about posting. I have a whole lot on my plate and so this won’t be as regular sooner as it will be later. I know that right now the design is bare bones but that is sure to change …so stay tune to watch the evolution! This site will serve as an archive for various things I’ve done over the years and I’ll post them as I find them or think them relevant. I’ll also be posting news items that I think are worth sharing. I’ll also be writing reviews about some of the bands I’ve been hearing, some of the books I’ve been reading …yes, people do still READ …books….  and some of the videos and movies I’ve been seeing. There will inevitably be the obligatory political and social rants and then there will be a whole assortment of other items that I find of interest and wish to pass on to posterity.  In this way we’ll get to know one another. Continue reading »

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