Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Last few Days - A Recap.

I can't seem to dress for the weather these days. What do you wear when it's in the fifties? I'm either too cold or too warm. That's why I've ordered warm weather for the weekend. Yeah. You're welcome.

Last Friday, Lesa and I went up to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. It turns out it's only a half an hour away. I was guessing forty five. We got dinner at a really nice little place who's name I've forgotten. Then we walked across the street to Mocha Maya's and saw The Lonesome Brothers play. It was just Jim and Ray, the duo. The room is small and comfortable and intimate and it really felt like a performance venue when the lights went down and the music started. Jim and Ray have been playing together for twenty four years. Since 1985. They are a treasures in this valley. They are wonderful songwriters, crazy instrumentalists, great singers, and just all-around the nicest guys ever.

We watched 45 minutes of their 90 minute set and we didn't want to leave but we had other obligations back in Northampton. I recommend heading up to Mocha Maya's some night, especially May 22nd, when I'll be playing a nice long friendly solo show.

We had to leave because we had to get to The Iron Horse so that Lesa could sing on the first song of The Novels' set at The Maggies' reunion show. Lesa did great, and both bands knocked everybody's socks off with powerful and poppy performances.

The next night we went to The Northampton Center For The Arts to see Lord Russ' one-man musical play, "Queen Elvis". We'd seen it before and this time it was even better. Russell'll be taking his show and his life down to Miami, FL as of May 1st. So tell him goodbye if you haven't yet, or if you are in Florida, keep your eyes open for him as either, Queen Elvis, Lord Russ, or Elvis Encore.

On Monday we had an all-day Sitting Next To Brian recording session. We put down some great twelve string electric guitar parts, some regular guitar parts, and a whole lot of organ and piano. The full band was there hanging out and working things out. That's how recording should be, eh? I think so, yeah.

What have you been up to?

1 comment:

Karen said...

Since you ask, I saw Flight of the Conchords at Radio City.