Sunday, April 23, 2006

Another Saturday Night

If Robbie Fulks comes to a venue near you, do not miss it!! Roy, Shelly, and I went to the Underground City Tavern last night to see Robbie. He was unbelievable. In fact, the whole night was quite interesting. Before the music even started my wife was holding some woman's giant penis.

Springfield songwriter Tom Irwin opened the show. His folk tunes infused with stories and humor provided a nice start.

Robbie Fulks and his band were next. We knew we were in for a treat when Robbie, his bass player, and his lead guitarist warmed up with a jazzy version of "Sleigh Ride." The musicianship in the show was incredible. At one point, during a tribute to the great Buck Owens, they were taking request for Owens' songs. They started a request, "Act Naturally," and Robbie determined it was too low. He said, "Let's go to A." And without a pause the band jumped keys together and kept rolling.

Robbie is a fantastic singer with an amazing range. Even though his lead guitarist was excellent, Robbie was an even better guitar player. The bass player was excellent as well, displaying some obvious Jazz influences.

The music was a mash of Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Jazz. He also did a rap when he blew a string on his guitar. The band kept on playing the song while he rapped about changing the string. It was hilarious and impressive.

So go see Robbie! And take your wives! They will love it as much as you will.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Lennon Would Love It!

Give this tune a listen. It's quality entertainment.

Monday, April 17, 2006

My first trip to the new Busch Stadium

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Good Reading

The Senator from the great state of Massachussetts is on fire. We need more leaders like him. In fact, wouldn't it be nice if he were President?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cards vs Pirates April 26 at 12:10 PM

Anyone interested in accompanying me to the game? I have 6 tickets total so 5 available, no charge except perhaps a cold, frosty beer. And be warned, I often evoke rage from those seated near me by catching "their" foul balls.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Cardinal Counter

Now this is in no means something to post to jinx the birds early, but I think it would be neat if Seamhead could somehow set up a Redbirds Win-Loss ticker on his blog. I know he set up a voting poll one time, so maybe he's savvy enough to put up the W/L columns. 1-0 & off to a good start.

P.S. To Paulie.......The Smokesters (my false rotisserie baseball team) were unable to make it back to the draft on Sat. They heard drinking beer was banned during the draft and so they protested by forfeiting the draft. I missed you Seamhead and DLS took my ante and buy-in in lieu of you being there. But, I hope a cold one was still waiting there in the fridge for you.

P.S. To the Seamheads....I've taken a new job and now may find myself from time to time jaunting up I-55N vs. I-70W. It would be nice to stop at Seamhead pit row sometime if the stars align to such.