Thursday, September 28, 2006

"My band? They blow the roof off this place every night!"

"The test of the artist does not lie within the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces."
- Saint Thomas Aquinas -

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

- Aristotle -

This man personifies the words "excellence, "elegance," and "graciousness." The Las Vegas Strip is a far better place for his having performed there the past years. A glorious venue of habitual, consistently exuberant excellence comes to a close on September 30th, 2006 at Harrah's. Mr. Clint Holmes, I know I speak for the entire Santa Fe posse in wishing you fabulous success in your next endeavors, and continued health and happiness in your life.

And, yeah, bro', we know about your band. It'd be way cool if you could come by and sit in Monday night. I'm jus' sayin'...

SATURDAY UPDATE

Cheryl and I leave momentarily for Clint's final show at Harrah's to witness this significant piece of American cultural history. And, today in my mailbox was our autographed DVD copy of Clint's PBS special. I have it on right now. The A/V production is absolutely first-rate.
It is a treasure.
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BILL CHAMPLIN UPDATE

From the Bay Area, KGO-TV...

Aired on September 27th, 2006

"One of the greatest rock musicians and a Bay Area native shares what he thinks about the music industry today -- and his answer may surprise you."

The world knows him from the famous group Chicago, but the Bay Area knows him from the group The Sons of Champlin. Grammy award-winning artist and Oakland native Bill Champlin shared with Spencer and Janelle an inside look at the rock music industry..."

See the entire (Flash) video interview and live performance clip here.
(May not run from a non-IE browser; it wouldn't in my Mozilla browser).
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ANOTHER UPDATE, for bro' MUNDO JUILLERAT

Howzit, Everybody! When I started this project I thought we'd be ready to gig in 2 to 3 months tops, no problem. It's a a year and a half later, and I'm extremely humbled by this challenging style of music! While my band is ready, and I'm desperately trying to catch up- we're just gonna jump in the deep end and throw it out there for public consumption; starting this Sunday at reJAVAnate coffee lounge. This is a very physical kind of music to play, and it's all acoustic. And yes there will be "nary" a distortion device in the vicinity!

While we aspire to contribute to the "healing," my Brother in-law Jerry Lopez has brought to our musical community, There will be no "healing," as we will be in pure survival mode. Yes it will be thrilling- as in a "Thrill to Survive." So come watch us live or die from song to song! Below is our flyer as it would appear in the Las Vegas Review Journal, USA Today, New York and L.A. Times, and the Enquirer.

Aloha, Mundo.

COME SEE US!

3300 E. Flamingo Road, #23 (at Pecos)
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Located in the Renaissance III Shopping Plaza between
Food 4 Less & Hollywood Video

We are Las Vegas' brand new and first all acoustic, Gypsy Djazz group!

Featuring:

Mundo Juillerat - Guitar
Kasey Carmody- Guitar
and
Chris Davis on Upright Bass
The Hot Club of Las Vegas

performs the music of Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, The Rosenberg Trio other "La Pompe!" style Gypsy Djazz music past and present. Including, Gypsy Djazz Boleros, Bossa Novas, Flamenco Rhumbas and Tangos.

For more info please visit www.hotclublasvegas.com


2 comments:

Laura Simpson said...

Is this truly his last performance at Harrah's? Mr. Holmes did wonders to make me feel comfortable in the Las Vegas area and encourage me on my pursuit. I will try to arrange to be there with Mr. Loeb!

BobbyG said...

Laura, yes, sadly for all of us. We can only look forward to the next wonderful thing he will do.