Hi and thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Grape Room on Wednesday. It was a fun show, and we really enjoyed meeting Dublois, Danny and Billy of “The Dublois Milledge Band”.
If you get a chance, I would recommend Googling Dublois Milledge. She’s a terrific singer/songwriter and and even nicer person! If you are a fan of Blues Guitar, Dublois’ guitar player Billy Thompson is absolutely spectacular. There’s lots of his stuff on Youtube to check out.
We also got a chance to meet the guys from the Mike Montrey Band. They are a jam-band from North Jersey, and we really enjoyed their sound. Very nice guys as well! If you check them out online, you won’t be disappointed!
Our Setlist was:
Surprise Party, Karma Lee, Morning Tea, Cry Freedom>Bo-di-Bo, Love Ain’t Fair, Rudy, SAM
Don’t miss us live at the Grape Room in Manayunk on July 6th. We’re playing with The Mike Montrey Band, a jam band from New Brunswick.
That’s a great night of Jam Band Music for just $5!
1983 was the year that I became fascinated with computers. A group of us were allowed to go to a special classroom to be exposed to a Commadore computer. After about 1 minute I was hooked.
I’ve had a lot of computers since then. It’s been a fun but often frustrating road since then to to the point of ease of use that we enjoy with computers today.
In 1983, If I wanted to play a game on my Tandy Color Computer I had to type every line of code from a book of programs into the thing. THEN I could save my program on a cassette tape! This was my first taste of user UN-friendliness that has lasted long into the Windows Era of computers. What I’d always longed for was a computer that “just worked”. Kind of like my toaster just works, or my microwave just works. I don’t need to know much about a microwave to make popcorn. I can just make popcorn!
My friends, my 30 year dream has finally been realized, and it’s name is iPad 2. It’s small, powerfully ridiculously easy to use, and costs less that $500. It’s the best computer I’ve ever had, and I am in no way ashamed of that!
Today is the 3rd anniversary of the passing of one of our heroes, George Carlin.
George meant a lot to us because of his incredible talent for breaking things down and exposing the ridiculous notions of Religion, Politics, and Social Interaction for what they really are: Bullshit!
In a lot of ways, he was a Philosopher that presented his teachings via the instrument of Stand-Up Comedy: a modern day Plato to Lenny Bruce’s Socrates.
One of our favorite bits of his is this one about the 10 Commandments.
To continue my Greek Philosopher metaphor, George’s real legacy will be who becomes Aristotle in this scenario? Bill Maher? Jon Stewart? Steven Colbert? All 3 were and continue to be influenced by the singular genius of George Carlin.
We called our album Blueprint Blues (Available on iTunes, Amazon and Facebook) because of how we view our music.
You see, we are a Jam-Band, and as such are prone to playing songs somewhat differently each time. We view the recorded versions of our songs as “Blue Prints” for how they should go. Each time we play a song it’s kind of like we are building it from the ground up. We do so with the Blue Print in mind, but also with the freedom to add or remove parts to that structure in new and interesting ways.
Always different, never the same. That’s the Blueprint Blues!