Friday, October 06, 2006

DBT Week in Review - 10/6

What a weekend in the Bay Area. I'll put our metropolitan area up against any in the world this weekend for having shit to do.

A's playoff baseball... (Don't care)
San Francisco v. Oakland in NFL action... (yeah they both such, but still...)
Cal v. Oregon.... (PAC 10 football sucks, I know, but still...)
Fleet Week which means the Blue Angels.... (not sucking at all)

.... and the Red Bull Air Race (also not sucking)

Hurtling through the air with an acrobatic pilot:
"Kirby Chambliss thinks all commercial pilots should receive acrobatic training, just in case their jetliner happens to flip mid-flight."

But the BEST of the BEST will be the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2006. A free multi-concert in the Golden Gate park paid for by some rich fucker. Basically, a gift to the city.

Here's whose going to be at the show:
Earl Scruggs, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Flying Other Brothers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Robert Earl Keen, The Del McCoury Band, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Iris DeMent, Four Year Bender, Hazel Dickens, Billy Bragg, Dale Ann Bradley & Coon Creek, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes, Drive-By Truckers, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Tim O'Brien's Cornbread Nation with special guest Mollie O'Brien, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin, The Devil Makes Three, Chatham County Line, Alejandro Escovedo, Jerry Douglas & Best Kept Secret, Gillian Welch, Scott Miller & The Commonwealth, Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Allison Moorer, The Austin Lounge Lizards, Alison Brown Quartet with special guest Joe Craven, Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Pine Leaf Boys, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic, The Lee Boys, Todd Snider, North Mississippi Allstars, Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Tony Trischka and Alan Munde, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, T Bone Burnett, The Waybacks w/ special guest Bob Weir, Heidi Clare & AtaGallop, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Willy Mason, The Avett Brothers, Richie Furay, Danny Barnes Collective, Annie & The Vets, The Opera Dukes, The Stairwell Sisters, Poor Man's Whiskey, Etienne de Rocher, Freakwater, A.J. Roach, Elvis Costello (solo & with the Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods), Barbary Coast Cloggers, Keystone Station, Kemo Sabe, David Berkeley, The Coward Brothers feat. Elvis Costello & T Bone Burnett, Jeffrey Luck Lucas & the Sorrows, Jon Langford, Rico Bell & Sally Timms of the Mekons, G.E. Smith, David Gans Trio, The Wronglers, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, Songwriter Circle featuring Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson."
That's right, them Drive-by Truckers are flying out for a quick show. I'll take what I can get and be proud that I get to see for a bit. Here's the stage they'll be playing on:

It is gonna be some fun, let me tell you. Can't wait to see the band. Hopefully, the Blue Angels will fly over the park then DBT will launch into Lookout Mountain. Ohhhh, baby....


Here's Musickfest article that Jenn posted on the Yahoo board. Musickfest started last night and I do believe some ribs were involved. Damn Athens folks have all the fun and the best benefits in the world. Good on 'em.

Check out the art that was auctioned. Some pretty bad-a paintings including some serious awesomeness from Mr. Freed. I asked Jenn if she was going to buy me the $800 pictures. She said the $1500 was more my speed. One of these days I'm gonna own a Wes Freed piece.


Get some free DBT tracks at LetThereBeRocktober this month. The first two have been Buttholeville and Sandwhiches for the Road. Both are live and sound great.

Here's a bio of Eddie Hinton, the man who Sandwiches was written about, by Dick Cooper.


The cool kids in America are getting inspired by DBT and are putting there vocal talents out there. Our own MaddyC (She's only 16 but she's a wise old soul) Put a couple of YouTubes up displaying her vocal chops. Good on ya, MaddyC. Sounding sweet and keep it up.

Check 'em out and give her some encouragement:

MaddyC 1
MaddyC 2

In other music news:

Lost my house, lost my job, lost my kids.... Concaine

Eric Clapton Rethinks Playing 'Cocaine':
"ST. PAUL, MINN. — Eric Clapton is playing 'Cocaine' in concert again. The recovering drug addict and alcoholic, who founded the Crossroads Centre addiction recovery center on the Caribbean island of Antigua, stopped performing the song written by J.J. Cale when he first got sober."
Why? Because!

Singer sets undersea concert record:
OSLO, Norway - Singer Katie Melua set a world deep-water record by performing a concert 994 feet under the North Sea in the leg of an oil platform, the rig's operator said Tuesday.

The Georgian-Irish artist and her band performed two, hour-long concerts Monday at the bottom of a hollow concrete leg that helps support the Troll A offshore platform, the Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said.

'This was definitely the most surreal gig I've ever done,' said Melua, 22, whose albums have sold more than five million copies worldwide."
Not music related but some I got good feedback when I posted the Southern Culture on the Skids recipe page so here are some recipes from SF, the best foodie town in the U.S. (Yeah, that's right New York. You heard me! Suck it!)

SFGate: Food at 20:
It was 20 years ago when The Chronicle gathered one of the largest food staffs of any newspaper in the United States, developed a free-standing section and made a conscious effort to focus on the Bay Area food scene.

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