Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Japan Adventure participants

In the hopes of connecting with other musicians and students who were part of the LCC (Lansing Community College) Japan Adventure program, I'm posting here, thinking that maybe Google with pick it up.
I was a musician on the Michigan Showboat in Hama Otsu Japan from 1988 - 1990.
Some of my fellow musicians included Bob Grunder, Dave Edgar, Lou Velásquez, Barb Nieratko, and Doug Decker.
Let me know if you were involved at all by leaving a comment below.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Whole lotta folks on Night Music



I'll need to go through this one but Bob Weir starts the clip, Bongwater and the Fabulous Pussywillows are playing, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins is singing.
This must be from show 215, but there's no mention of Screamin' Jay there.

Sun Ra Arkestra - Face the Music (On Night Music)

NRBQ & Phil Woods on Night Music



Performing "Little Floater"

NRBQ on Night Music



Performing "Wild Weekend"

Kronos Quartet on Night Music

"Four, for Tango" by Astor Piazzolla

The Residents on Night Music - From The Plains To Mexico

Aster Aweke on Night Music



This is what made Night Music so great! Where else would you be exposed to such a wide array of musical styles?

Night Music- Pixies perform Monkey Gone to Heaven/Tame

Toots Thielemans on Night Music



Performing "Sophisticated Lady"

Bill Frisell on Night Music

The Residents on Night Music

Doing "Teddy Bear"

Miles Davis on Night Music

Nick Cave on Night Music - Clip 2



Line-up:

Nick Cave - Vocals

Mick Harvey - Guitar

Don Alias - Percussion

Philippe Saisse - Keyboards

Tom Barney (?) - Bass

Nick Cave on Night Music



(That's Jack Black's father-in-law on bass, by the way.)

Line-up:

Nick Cave - Vocals

Mick Harvey - Guitar

Toots Thielemans - Harmonica

Charlie Haden - Bass

Hiram Bullock - Guitar

Philippe Saisse - Keyboards

Omar Hakim - Percussion

Don Alias - Percussion

Night Music (Sunday Night) Clips coming up

For those of you who missed it, Sunday Night--or Michelob Presents Night Music as it was later named--was one of those shows that was destined to fail. It was just too good to stay on TV.
I was living in Japan while it was on American television, (1988-1990), but did end up catching several episodes during the autumn and winter months while I was back at home.
Here's the Wikipedia entry on the show:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Music
Check out the line-up of guest musicians for each episode, and keep in mind that quite often the guests would get together for one, if not more, songs during the episode. Eclectic is probably too often used to describe the show, but given the range of guests, I can't think of another more appropriate word.

I'll be posting some YouTube clips here in a second.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Turtles on the Music Industry

Another great clip. In this one Flo and Eddie (Mark and Howard) show how screwed they were throughout their career:

Dick Dale on the Music Industry

I've seen a couple of these clips lately and will be linking to them here:

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sports Illustrated Withholds Swimsuit Issue from Libraries, Schools

Time, Inc. has decided not to send the annual Swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated to libraries this year. Of course, we still pay for the subscription--including this issue.

Sports Illustrated Withholds Swimsuit Issue from Libraries, Schools - 3/8/2007 - Library Journal

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Pacific Northwest Trip



Just got back from a trip to Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Port Townsend. Here are a couple of pictures from our really fun trip. Thanks to Paul, Kristen, Imogen, Cass, Marianne, Rod, and Marilyn for letting us stay with them.

The Last Patriot


Randy Newman - A few Words in Defense of Our Country

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Everybody Wants a piece of the Action!



Thor on the Merv Griffin Show in 1976

Thursday, January 18, 2007