Friday, December 30, 2005
Thursday, December 29, 2005
The Northern Blues Podcast is up and running! First up, an in depth interview with Northern Blues recording artist and 30 year overnight sensation, Watermelon Slim AKA Bill Homans.
Join Slim, Northern Blues owner Fred Litwin and myself for 45 minutes of insight and music from this multidimensional Blues man at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/northernblues
I found Slim to be a 21st Century blues artist with strong convictions that may have hindered his musical career that is really just getting started thanks to years of tireless work by his manager Chris Hardwick at Southern Records and now with his affiliation with Fred at Northern Blues.
Slim's newest CD, Watermelon Slim and the Workers will be released Feruary 16th 2006 and available from Borders and Amazon in addition to the Northern Blues website.
I urge you to give this man's harmonica, slide guitar, and booming field holler voice a listen.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
The 9/11 Public Discourse Project formerly known as the 9/11 Commission just released an assessment of Bushs progress on the issue. Despite his rhetoric, they arent impressed:
The 9/11 Commission concluded that the administrations current efforts fall far short of what we need to do and recommends President Bush request the personnel and resources, and provide the domestic and international leadership, to secure all weapons grade nuclear material as soon as possible. Good idea.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
About the donations to our radio show equipment budget, thanks to the fine listeners that have contributed with cash, paypal transfers to the tip jar or the premium we offered of a buttload of archived shows not available for download anymore, I pulled the trigger on a new pair of cans. Headphones, you know .. not a breast transplant. The old ones had an intermittent short in the right can and a rubber band around the input jack for fuckin' MONTHS.
A new hard drive is next!!
Above is a card from a NYC blues fan that came with cash in it yesterday. I'm touched, thanks! I actually got the Xmas spirit, well for about five minutes.
I hope to have a couple more worthwhile premiums in the next few months to make it easier for y'all to pull out your wallets 'cause you'll get something worthwhile back. No PBS coffee mugs here, ... no, uh-uh.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Blueswax Senior Contributing Editor
Co-Host of Bandana Blues with Beardo & Spinner Weekly Podcast
Producer of The 16th Annual Bandana Blues BBQ
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
-- Teddy Roosevelt, Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918