Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Isle of Man's Back Door Slam

Nothing better than jammin' with your mates and that feeling of nailing one...

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Taste of Rory Gallagher, 1974

Back in the Day, my brother and I would play pool in my garage, drink shots and beer long after midnight and thanks to Wil, listen to Ireland's finest.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One for Andrew BMan - You have the Gift

Very nice spending time with you, fam & the subdudes and very nice having someone like you looking out for my son - Should you ever need a hand down the road of life, you need only ask...

Jb&S Music Award - Best Songwriter

We have another unanimous vote - John Hiatt takes the second Jb&S Music Award presented to date in a landslide vote...

Subdudes in Port St. Joe

Magical in a word. Met the 'dudes briefly last night for the first time and heard this one about a group of hippies who parked their bus behind the levee next to the Mississippi River way out in the "country" of Louisiana back in the '70s. The locals would gather at the end of the day and listen to their music and repeatedly tell the children not to get too close. And yes, there was a funny smell in the air.

Turns out I was there as a kid during the summer months, my grandparents lived nearby in Wallace, La., where they built a small brick home to retire in, had a small garden and grew their own (food that is), my grandfather sharpened saws and blades for extra money, had to eventually move back to the city given health as the nearest hospital was a long way off back then. But before they did, I too got to dig "Papa Dukie and the Mud People."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jb&S Music Award - Best White Boy Soul Performance

We have a unanimous vote. And the Award goes to Jonny Lang, Breakin' Me...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Anders Osborne - The Lucky One

For when I forget to remember...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Little Something to Go With My Second Cup of Coffee

Skip and Bella are chasing each other all around the room at 90mph having a grand time when it dawns on me - More Hiatt please...

For NY Just One Weekend After - Let It Fly, Sonny Landreth

Found this one right after scanning the NY Times bright and early today. I'm the guy who thinks up a witty remark a few days later, true to form. This one's powerful so better late than never.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wishbone Ash - 1972

Been a long time since I heard this one last - Vintage in a word.

Paul Sanchez with Ivan Neville Riding the Keys

Hot back home too and someone's always cookin' up something good like this one...

Still Hot Out

Like most in this neck of the woods awaiting cooler weather, patience is a virtue. Soon I know - 'til then a little Santana to cool things off...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What Went Right Today - Sept 16, 2010

Usually when I drive my daughter to school all too early each morning not much is said despite repeated attempts by yours truly. You know I'm "just not very cool" so I'm told - still have hopes of joining the ranks of E's Hall of Fame though perhaps as an unknown honorable mention or the likes, but I digress. So today I snuck in one of her favorite CDs (early Beatles release - yes, I'm proud) and we sang together the whole drive. Left me feeling something like this tune here...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Peter Green & Some Serious Blues

Must have had a previous life cuttin' heads in the Mississippi Delta... Recognize the drummer and bassist at the start?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fire and Rain - Jb's Political Statement for this 911 Weekend

A la James Taylor - one of the best released On This Day in 1970. Strength in Faith is a must...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sonny Landreth and Eric Clapton, When I Still Had You

Landreth's 2008 From the Reach CD arrived today. The guitar work is incredible - seems a few guests lent a hand - Clapton, Knopfler, Robben Ford and Eric Johnson. Looks like I'll be shopping for some new speakers...

J'arrive Acadie - For the Long Journey

On this Labor Day weekend, one from Robbie Robertson helps to remember those before. Happy Birthday Mom!