The movie is 2% jazz, 98% funky stuff! It is the story of New Orleans and its legendary musicians, who composed and performed songs that changed the world of music, influencing the course of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll. It features the best of New Orleans’ musicians, plus special guests Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards. Artists featured in the documentary include Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, The Neville Brothers, Snooks Eaglin and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.However, although I will definitely be back in time for the 311 show at Mud Island on Sun. night, I doubt I'll make it down there. I'm not excited enough to deal with the crowds at a general admission show. I am lazy. I don't want drunk people sitting practically on top of me, like happened last time I was down there (years ago). Stoners are okay, though. It seems all my b!tching about all the good shows going to outlying areas has finally paid off this fall. We'll be seeing the N Miss Allstars and Lyle Lovett in the same weekend next month, which sort of makes up for MeatLoaf at the casinos (shouldn't he be dead by now?). I wish everyone a good weekend, during which I should be back to updating you on my exciting world. Danke schon. UPDATE! I have fixed the link & the misspelling (the only one I found) on this post. [Thanks, Charly!] See also the recent Rolling Stone story on the N MS Allstars. Looks like they're playing some pretty decent-sized venues all around the country. I wonder where they'll encounter the greatest number of Cocks hats?
Thursday, August 25
Blogger is f#cking with me again! I wrote a post about my weekend adventure, a few days late and probably too short as well, but I wrote it anyway. Blogger ate it! I shall endeavor to unearth it from my email, which is where I cleverly composed it & mailed it to myself (don't even ask). I am on a prehistoric computer at the old homestead. It wasn't that great a post anyway. Basically, you had to be there, like any rock'n'roll show. According to some people, it wasn't as great as I thought it was (more on this later). So I will return to the civilized world of the Mid-South region tomorrow, unfortunately probably not in time for the South Main Trolley Tour, featuring a funky flick appropriately titled Make it Funky! (which is openly stolen from the greatest senior singer and soul brother number one, James Brown. Probably with his blessing. Or either he's oblivious, more likely in such an oldster as JB.). Anyway, the movie is free, starts at 9pm, and here's what they say about it:
Posted by Memphis Chix at 11:14 PM