Sunday, May 29, 2011

Eric Bibb - Rocking Chair

Over at Anderson Layman's Blog, Mr. Steve posted a wonderful, personal "Sandlot" story recently. Reminded me that in addition to playing ball in the old vacant neighborhood lots, we once had front porches with rocking chairs and swings, in use much of the time. Yes, SL, those were the days...

Mike & The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder

Something smooth on a Sunday afteroon for my 300th post. Hope you like it!

A Tour of New Orleans - A la Ben Labat

DeucE of fame was kind enough to post Train recently with some lovely California girls living the dream. Thought I'd return the favor with a tune and video by Ben Labat that just happens to feature Louisiana girls dancing the night away. This young musician is well worth checking out, perhaps Train would be kind enough to take him and his boyz on tour. Now that would be a show...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

John Hiatt & The Goners - Tennessee Plates

Speaking of Elvis - "Anyway he wouldn't care, he gave 'em to his friends."

Friday, May 27, 2011

One for Skip

Thu May 26, 12:31 pm ET

Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm
By Liz Goodwin

A scruffy Alabama terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters last month, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst. But the redoubtable mutt apparently crawled back to his home days later with two broken legs in a remarkable tale of survival.

Local news outlet WBRC reports that Mason was blown away by the storm from the garage in Birmingham where he was hiding on April 27. His owners looked for him everywhere but couldn't find him. Two and a half weeks later, though, they found Mason waiting for them on their front porch when they returned to the house to look through the debris.

Workers at the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control shelter are now caring for Mason, since his owners say they can't take care of him while they piece their lives back together after the storm. "This is probably the most dramatic we've seen as far as an injury in an animal that's survived this long. It's kind of tapering off, the amount of animals we're seeing because of the storm. For an animal just to show up on someone's porch after this time was pretty remarkable, especially with the condition he's in," shelter worker Phil Doster told the news station.

Mason is "doing fantasic" after his May 20 surgery where metal plates were attached to his bones so they could heal, Doster told The Lookout in an email. "We are excited that he will be going back to his family and to the home where he finally returned after 3 weeks," he wrote. Mason is expected to be able to walk completely normally after he recovers in about six weeks, though his front legs will be a bit shorter than his back legs. Mason's family has requested to not be named in the media, Doster added, but they are "very excited" for Mason to come home when their house is again habitable in about five weeks.

Pets are often forgotten victims of natural disasters such as the fierce storms and tornadoes that have battered the Midwest the past few months. The Human Society of the United States has sent rescue teams to find pets in Joplin, Missouri, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and other hard-hit areas.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ZZ Top - Just Got Paid

One from that little ole band from Texas...

Black Stone Cherry - Lonely Train

Home Sweet Home, Ya'll.

Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue

Took a walk down memory lane with my good friend PK7 and this one brought back good memories for both us. Thanks my Brother.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grayson Hugh - River of Love

Mighty fine, mighty fine indeed. Thanks GMan for bringing it back.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Marc Broussard - Lonely Night In Georgia

A little Soul on a Sunday morn...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Davy Knowles - Come Home

A young Eric Clapton comes to mind...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Kinks - Where Have All The Good Times Gone

My garage band used to play this one, over and over. And still to this day, the question remains...

New Orleans' Ladies - Louisiana's LeRoux

A beauty from the Vault...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Subdudes - Known To Touch Me

Heard or read somewhere that the 'dudes like the Radiators were calling it a day, color me bummed...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chickenfoot - Oh Yeah

One for MK7 with congrats, all the best. If the Kboyz had a band, I bet that they would hang something like this...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mississippi River & Home, Heavy On My Mind

It's a waiting game at least for the short time being. One must take the good, the bad and the inbetween, that's life. This song and this performance though - Brilliant in a word...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sonny Landreth - Back to Back

Two from the boyz back home for the folks back home gettin' ready for the River's deluge. Lookin' like '27 all over again. Get clear and take care.

John Waite - Back On Track

His new band is tight. Good not to taper off...

Trombone Shorty - In His Words

This cat is incredible. None better in this whole round world. Look for the great quote by Allen Toussaint.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Marcia Ball On A Second Saturday

At the Jazz Fest in the Easy followed by Trombone Shorty and Bobby Blue Bland among others. What more could one ask for...

Bayou Rain to Start the Day - Ben Labat & Company

A little rain on a cool Saturday morn, a cup of coffee at hand and a tune from the bayou, well alright...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Something Eclectic For "E" at 5

Many thanks and here's to your next five years...

BB King & Ms. Irma Thomas - The Fest Has Arrived

Plenty of good company to share down there...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shape I'm In - Texas Style

Ole DB used to hang with SRV back in the day. The rest is history as they say. Through the years one thing is certain though - my but those Texas boyz can play and play. Best time of the year for "a road trip to New Orleans" too.