Archive for 2007/04

Tom Rush At McCabe’s

So we’re in the dressing room and Tom and Joni Mitchell are discussing open tunings. Tom had just finished up the first set with "Panama Limited", a compilation of Bukka White numbers.  And Tom and Joni were reminiscing about the days back in Detroit, when they met, when the old blues men were still revered, […]

New Releases

I can’t get over what a non-event the release of an album is today.  Oh, the media trumpets the dropping of these discs like the second coming.  But no one’s paying attention.  Well, that’s not really true, VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION! We used to live in a small universe.  Fewer than 5,000 albums […]

In The Poconos

Sometimes you remember who you are. I’m here in the Poconos.  Actually, I have no idea where I am.  I got off the plane at Kennedy and I ended up here.  Where here is?  An hour from Camelback, that’s what the desk clerk said.  I thought we’d be closer to Pennsylvania’s largest ski resort.  Then […]

Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Just tell them BORIS SENT YOU! It had a white label.  At least that’s how I remember it. My mother bought our earliest 45s.  She got a kick out of "Big Girls Don’t Cry", "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and "Purple People Eater".  But I bought "Loco-Motion" and "Monster Mash". It was […]