Saturday, October 29, 2011
i want to thank battleship grey for playing here last nite and thank everyone who came to see them. and special thanks to mike burda for setting up the live webcast. i think everyone had a lot of fun and friends in other towns got to see it also. band sounded great. i have some video with a better sound that i'll put on the site as soon as mike has a chance to do it. hope to do it again sometime with another local band.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
friday, the 28th of october, battleship grey is going to play live in the store around 9:00. battleship grey is a new band with harry dingman on guitar (millions, for against, cartoon pupils), bruce stephen on drums (gladstones, cartoon pupils), trevor bassen on bass (k-nines), and thom dingman on vocals (confederate queens). should be fun. going to try to do a live webcast on my website using ustream.
went to the stones, live from texas in 1978 movie that had 1 showing at southpoint. very interesting if you're a stones fan. they did 8 songs off of "some girls" and it was a short tour and the first with ronnie wood i believe. jagger sounds great although the camera is on him too much. my problem with the movie was that keith richards guitar is buried in the mix. don't know if this was an accident and just a bad recording or someone didn't want you to hear keith. but i found it annoying. i have a bootleg cd of songs from that tour that has a better sound than the movie did. but if you're a big stones fan it's worth seeing. i'm glad i did, tho i think "ladies and gentlemen, the rolling stones" is a lot better.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
got the titan records collection on new vinyl, red vinyl actually. they did a good job, i like how they put all the Boy's songs on one record. and i was wrong before, there are 12 boys songs. also a nice booklet. the box set doesn't come with the live 10 inch however, i guess that was only with early mail orders.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
dan from ideal cleaners just dropped off cd copies of their "far as you know" album. they are playing saturday at duffy's around 11:00. also i haven't mentioned it but i have the capitol punishment vol. 1 cd for sale. and for more local stuff i have the titan's compilation coming on red vinyl which has a bunch of songs ( i can't remember but i think 8) by The Boys (of lincoln) along with other midwest bands from that time.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
looks like i'm gonna have to miss the pains of being pure at heart show in lawrence on thursday. my buddie mark, who i was going with can't make it as his dad is in the hospital and not doing well. hope you get well soon ,lyle. anyway, i have two tickets to the show if anyone is interested.
Went to David Lindley at the Zoo bar for an early show on monday. Haven't really been a fan but I had enough people tell me how good and fun he is live and they were right. Kinda eccentric, he plays multiple stringed instruments and he really knows how to play. With humorous banter between songs and playing different styles of music he was really entertaining. The crowd favorite was definately "Mercury Blues" off his El Rayo X lp from 1981. His resume includes playing with all kinds of famous people and we're lucky he makes it to lincoln everyone once in awhile.
Went and saw Billy Bacon at the Zoo bar for an early show last Thursday and again on Friday. Wasn't planning on going again on Friday but Thursday's crowd wasn't huge tho obviously big fans of his and the band hadn't had much time to rehearse. But seeing Jerry Mink playing guitar with Billy again was magical and I knew Friday would be even better and it was. Good crowd and you could really see Jerry and Billy click together. Borrowing an orange (not pink) fender guitar from Phil Shoemaker, Jerry really sounded good and the more they played the more together they were. I would have gone Saturday but I'm getting to old for that many nights in a row.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Made it to the zoo bar for the benefit for former owner Larry Boehmer who is fighting cancer. Was at the store til 6 so i missed the first 3 hours but I caught a good portion of the Mezcal brothers (always a good show) and all of the Tijuana Gigolos (which i think i spelled wrong) who are one of my favorite local bands and who i think played longer than expected as Kris Lager was running late. It was packed when i got there and i think the fundraising went well. had so many good times at the zoo i felt i had to be there and give something back. my thoughts are with you, larry, and good luck.