Friday, October 30, 2009

Slam Post

I wrote up a new post for Slam about my new favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs. Have a look.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guitar World jams

I went to Peoria and Chicago, IL last weekend for a Guitar World feature on Joe Bonamassa. I went on the road with the young but veteran guitarist (32 y.o. bu ton the road since he was a young teen) for two days and had a good time. it felt good to do a story like that -- first time in a long, long time. I feel comfortable in that setting and enjoyed the hang.

I noticed that Gov't Mule was playing a few miles away on Sat. night and got in touch with them and hooked it up for Joe to jam with them. I accompanied him over at soundcheck and watched them work out two songs. coolest thing was the second song they chose was one of my all time favorites -- Albert King/Ann Peebles' "Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home."

After Joe's show, he, I, his manager and my man Art Rummler piled into a Kia van supplied by the promoter and zipped over to the Riviera. Walked in the back door, watched the last two songs of the first set from the side of the stage, hung out during intermission and the second began. After two songs, I climbed down into the pit and filmed both songs. I thought they were both really great and I was proud to have played such a role in making this happen.

Making it all the cooler was I was hanging with Art, one of my bestest buds --and we had not seen each other in almost 5 years! we also saw a legendary Allman Bros show at the very same Riviera Theatre back in about 1996 or 97.

We rode back with Joe and crew and said good bye. They boarded their bus for a drive to St. Louis. We headed home to Rummlerville, with a stop for a late night Chicago dog at Dogs on clark. That was my third of the night. Yeehaw.



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moving Fast

If my head was spinning any more, I'd puke.

Trying hard to keep afloat, stay on top of a whole bunch of things. It is really my intention to write more and post up here but it is just not happening right now. I have so much going on, between the long term project I hope to formally launch and announce any day and the home reconstruction and keeping the three kids pushing forward...that I just never write these kinds of posts.

But I really, really need to because they fire up my creative energy. Writing begets writing, just as sleep begets sleep in kids...Never fear a nap, it will only help. and always find time to write just to write.. it will help.

In the meantime, I am going to Peoria and Chicago tomorrow to go on the road with Joe Bonamassa for a story in Guitar world.

I need to do this like I need a hole in my head but i haven't done a good on the road story in ages and I haven't been in Chicago for too long. Looking forward to hanging out with Art "Mr. Loud" Rummler. Make a reservation at the Weiner Circle. I need a Chicago dog!