Friday, August 25, 2006


The second annual Bob Dylan extravaganza. Seth Rogovoy stopped by and we talked about the guy, the gig tomorrow at Waconah Park, and we played a bunch of cuts off the new album Modern Times, which is being released next week. Seth is a remarkable compendium of Dylanalia and it was fun to pick his brain. Just two tired guys sittin' 'round talkin' about Dylan.

Jeannie Bassis took over at 4, and I'm listening right now to her interviewing Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irions, and they're singing a song now about lilac trees in the Berkshires and they sound great.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

we're famous

It ain't Rolling Stone, but we'll take it

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Snakes in the House!

This was a donut show, with Graham and Barbara Dean interviewing David Roth in the middle. No, I will not make a Van Halen joke.

Next week, the 2nd Annual Bob Dylan Vagabond Prophet You-Can-Call-Me-Zimmy Extravaganza, with Special Guest Dylan-o-phile Seth Rogovoy.

Ricky Lee Jones w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers, Throw the Rascals Out

Dixie Chicks, I'm Not Ready to Make Nice
Cracker, Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)
Hollies, Look Through Any Window

ProjexAm, Spirit
Anthonie Shonen, You Oughtta Know (Skull Driver Remix)
Tallis Scholars, The Lamentations of Jeremiah

David Roth Interview and Performance

Bozos, Weekend Girl
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Suspicion
The Salumbos, Salumbo Pt. 1

Herters, Inc., Duck and Goose Calling
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band, Dare To Be Fat
Los Straightjackets, My Heart Will Go On
Shooter Jennings, Electric Rodeo

Saturday, August 12, 2006


First we chatted up Kathy from Live at Foxhollow about the big show tonight with The Bad Plus and The Screaming Headless Torsos. She was great, sure knew her tunage, and we laughed about everything.

Then the show turned serious. Well, no, of course it didn't. Because my car was in the shop, I rode a bicycle to the studio (not pretty) and thus I brought no music, so I constructed the show completely out of the bodacious and growing vinyl collection that's strewn around the studio in cardboard boxes. Look at what I found. Any record collection that includes Tonto's Expanding Head Band is a stone righteous library in my book. And I only made it maybe 1/4 through what's there. I'm doing this again soon.

Genya Ravan and Ten Wheel Drive, Peculiar Friend, The Night I got Out of Jail
Baby Lloyd and The James Brown Show, Satisfaction (live)
Siegal Schwall Band, Bring it With You When You Come

Tony Williams Lifetime, Clap City, There Comes a Time
Ron Carter, Parade
Dexter Gordon Quartet, Body and Soul (live)

Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Cybernaut
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Prelude-Nightmare, Fanfare-Fire Poem, Fire
Mose Allison, Wild Man on the Loose

Musical Choir of Jyvaskyla, Veret Tuli Mun Silimihini (Finnish choral music)
French Troubadour Songs by Yves Tessier, Estampie
Stan Frieberg, C'est Si Bon

Young Rascals, Come on Up (it skipped!)
Music Machine, Talk Talk
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger
Marvin Gaye, Hitch Hike (live from Marvin Gaye Live on Stage)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


08.05.06 Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
As usual, Bowtie (white shirt) perceives a photo about to be taken, and lunges in front of the drums.

That's a little better.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


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