All those years ago...Acutally, It was 47 years ago that John, Paul, George & Ringo started recording the song "Taxman" at Abbey Road studios. Woke up humming it this morning. OK, all together now, let's sing a few choruses and put the Taxman in our rear view mirrors til next year...
Lotta cool things goin on this week in the Rose City. Here's one that caught my eye, being the tv freak that I am: "FROM STEREOSCOPES TO TELEVISIONS", an exhibit at the Pittock Mansion that shows how technology altered home entertainment from the late 19th century onward. A glimpse into what life was like without video games.
Plenty of music options this week: Thurs at Duff's Garage: BIG MONTI AMUNDSON (remember the Blubinos?) Just back from the Netherlands and ready to shake the rafters at Duff's with bandmates John Mazzocco and Kelly Dunn.
Thus & Fri there's the GRATEFUL DEAD Tribute with the DARK STAR ORCHESTRA at the Crystal Ballroom.
Sat has a benefit concert for Sandy Relief at the Keller Auditorium with AARON NEVILLE, CURTIS SALGADO & MICHAEL ALLEN HARRISON.
Of course PRINCE at the Roseland Sun for two shows is a big deal, but getting in will cost ya. Officially sold out, there are always scalpers. If you've got the scratch, it sounds pretty exciting.
Independent record retailers across the country celebrate RECORD STORE DAY on Saturday with all kinds of special events planned. I'll have more on what's happening here in Portland tomorrow.
Light some birthday candles this week for: Foghat singer/guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett; Bill Spooner of the Tubes; Gerry Rafferty of Stealers Wheel and "Baker Street" fame; Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Portland Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper; TV Host Conan O'Brien; Comedian Rick Moranis (Take Off, eh?); Actress Kate Hudson who starred in one of my all-time favorite movies "Almost Famous"; Star Trek's Mr Sulu- George Takei & Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop (once a Stooge, always a Stooge)!
Talk to ya soon,