Yeah, very cool...
Tonight, at Green Valley Ranch, 9 pm, free show, the Lon Bronson All Stars in the Ovation showroom. Tyriq will be performing with them. According to Lon, "Tyriq Johnson is our featured guest Artiste this Thursday, September 24th at GVR from 9pm-11pm. No one does justice to E,W & Fire like this man."
RETURNS TO THE RHYTHM KITCHEN SATURDAY
Very cool. The Rhythm Kitchen is located at South Decatur & Sunset, just north off the 215 exit.
OFF TOPIC: MY OTHER ONGOING PROJECT, LOL!
Took my Ma out for a ride Sunday in the minivan I bought to ferry her around for episodic respite from the nursing home.
It did not go particularly well. I can get her in and out OK using the portable ramp, but I'm gonna have to install a secure wheelchair seatbelt lockdown harness for her, so she never has to transfer outa the wheelchair. I had to get staff help to get her back into the wheelchair when I took her back to the facility.
She is not doin' well. Very sad to see. Been in that nursing home two years now (April and I brought her out here in July 2007, and it's been slowly downhill ever since). Imagine my internal conflict.
ROCK & ROLL Rx
Some of you know that I've been researching and writing extensively (and skeptically) about "health care reform" lately (4 posts total on the topic).
Funny stuff, bro'.
OK, an email from my pal Robert Conti:
Outrageous clip on the blog from Paul Hipp.
Trivia for you:
Paul Hipp, Andreas Oberg and I are all very good friends!
Andreas Oberg is the guy with the guitar @1:12 In 2007, he made it a point to track me down at NAMM. He immediately became my "adopted" son from Sweden, visits me here frequently in Las Vegas and we always hang at NAMM. I would do anything in my power that's necessary to help him and advance his career. At just 30 years old, he is one of the very best alive today, the very real deal!! When you have time to hear authentic Django, let me know I will turn you on to his stuff. If I recall, Mundo went to see Andreas in the UK a few years ago.
The attached picture was taken at the 2008 NAMM Expo. L To R: Andreas Oberg, Robert Conti, Paul Hipp, Robert Cerceo Esq.
Yikes! 12-bar blues on steroids. Yeah, you can readily see why he and Conti are friends.
A FEW SCENES FROM THE BRONSON GVR HANG
First, just stood at the bar and shot Tony Davich in the TV monitor, LOL.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND...
FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE
I got home from Keenan's football game to find a phone message from Lenny Lopez. He's gigging this weekend at Brendan's Pub in the Orleans, with Enrique Corro and David Van Such. I may have to jump over there.
11:25 pm, A few shots from Brendan's Pub...
They'll be appearing again tomorrow night. Sounded great.