The artwork is in (thanks, Tony!), the IPR attestation signed, the dupe master in transit. Now we just gotta await the duplication run and inventory shipment...
Below, a BobbyG mp3 sampler for our fans, the Mother of all Hip Snips (I posted it to the podcast page as well):
...It was 1976...WORDS OF THE EMINENT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Santa Fe drove into Vegas town,
looking for a gig, had our hair grown long,
You know, we were lookin' kind of scruffy
and rough around the edges,
Didn't know right from wrong,
but the band was strong.
The old school cats didn't dig our look,
in looking at the cover
they judged our book.
"You guys'll never work around here,
you can't read,
you call those instruments?
Do you even own a tuxedo?"
When the curtain goes up, you'll see,
the bullshit stops.
'Cause when the curtain goes up the,
Yes it does...
MORAL PHILOSOPHER HARRY G. FRANKFURT
Wittgenstein once said that the following bit of verse by Longfellow could serve him as a motto:
"In the elder days of art
builders wrought with the greatest care
each minute and unseen part,
for the gods are everywhere."
The point of these lines is clear. In the old days, craftsmen did not cut corners. They worked carefully, and they took care with every aspect of their work. Every part of the product was considered, and each was designed and made to be exactly as it should be. These craftsmen did not relax their thoughtful self-discipline even with respect to features of their work that would ordinarily not be visible. Although no one would notice if those features were not quite right, the craftsman would be bothered by their consciences. So nothing was swept under the rug. Or, one might perhaps also say, there was no bullshit.
FRIDAY NOV 6th UPDATE
The newest B.B. Kings opens tonight in the Mirage.
Sunday and Monday nights our friends the Cordle-Scott Band appear starting at 10 pm.
SATURDAY: CHAMPLIN TOUR UPDATE
Check out this podcast interview with Bill and Jerry (they play some stuff live acoustically).
Yeah, man. Too cool.
BICHIN TOUR, SATURDAY NIGHT, SAN DIEGO...
From tonight's venue website. Hmmm...wonder who took that photo...?
Asked and Answered.
MY HOT DATE TO THE RECENT U2 SHOW AT SAM BOYD
I think we were in a different ZIP code from the band. Taken with my crappy little Verizon cell phone. I love this woman, whata BABE!; y'all simply have no idea.
We now have tickets for their concert in Oakland next year. Next time I'm takin' a camera.
The Champlin Tour continues, tonight, Redondo Beach CA...
- Nov 8, 7:00P Brixton South Bay, Redondo Beach, California
- Nov 10, 8:00P Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, California
- Nov 11, 8:00P Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, California
- Nov 12, 8:00P Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, California
- Nov 13, 8:00P Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, California
- Nov 14, 8:00P Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa, California
- Nov 15, 4:00P Constable Jacks, Newcastle, California
- Nov 19, 8:00P Jimmy Maks, Portland, Oregon
- Nov 20, 8:00P Mukilteo Coffee Roaster, Langley, Washington
- Nov 21, 8:00P Mukilteo Coffee Roaster, Langley, Washington
- Nov 22, 8:00P Triple Door, Seattle, Washington
RIC AND JACKIE ARE THE BEST!
Yesterday, our good friend Ric Gould of 97.1 The Point asked me in an email for a copy of the new CD, so I burned him a dub and took it to the studio this morning. They made an effusive big deal of me and the band on the air when I got there, and actually revised the morning playlist and inserted "What'cha Gonna Do With That Greazy Thing" into the 11 o'clock segment. Ric said he'd study the whole disk and put the CD into rotation starting next Sunday.
Ric & Jackie, I owe you two, big-time, minimally dinner at Lindo... :) Maybe one night when Cheryl's back in town, 'eh?
Peeps, y'all really need to make this Sunday morning jazz show a regular radio hang. It's the Real Deal in this town.
UPDATE: BILL & JERRY ON TV IN SAN DIEGO
Gotta love His Cluelessness the interviewer at -2:40..."You still s,see the boys from Chicago much?"