October 3, 2011
What a great birthday weekend! I spent a fabulous evening with my lady and my darling daughter, then off to Chicken John’s book release party. That’s always a family reunion. Saturday and Sunday found me dancing it up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. I love this town. Some great music. Dr. John, Irma Thomas, The Flatlanders, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, The Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, and Dark Star Orchestra, to name abut a few great acts.
In the midst of enjoying the opening Help->Slip->Music from DSO, I jumped in the air just to come down oddly on my left leg and hyperextend my knee. I’ve done this before, but this time I saw stars. Dang. I kept on dancing though. Thanks to alcohol, I didn’t feel a thing. Today is another story.
I almost didn’t do my show, but I was too amped to stay away. A great set follows.
Here’s the link to archived podcast of the entire show.
Do It: Rollins Band
The World (Is Going Up In Flames): Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band
I Need Your Company: Michael Kiwanuka
Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top cover): Deer Tick
God Bless the Child: Kenny Burrell
Bedroom Eyes: Dum Dum Girls
Lazy Bones: Wooden Shjips
To Ohio: The Low Anthem
Atheist Funeral: Dan Sartain
When it Comes to You: Dead Ghosts
I’m Bored: Big Kids
Summer Nights : Chalk And Numbers
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Eloise: Royal Headache
Gallows Pole: Robert Plant and Band of Joy (09-30-11)
King Soloman’s Marbles: Grateful Dead (09-28-75)
Where the Streets Have No Name: Hot Buttered Rum (04-02-11)
Big Chief: Dr. John (02-08-75)
Pass the Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12/1991)
Get on the Goodfoot: James Brown 07-16-78)
Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder (Toronto 1975)
Savor/Jingo: Santana (06-13-70)
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin