Talked to clients, went to dinner, played pinball, drove around blah blah blah... ...We interrupt this blog to mention the following: dear friend of Columbus, Brian Harnetty, has just released an album on Atavistic Records called American Winter. You can buy it. This recording followed from his Appalachian Music Fellowship which allowed him to spend many weeks immersed in the sound archives at Berea College in Kentucky. Brian is also a trained composer and framed the "holler music" on this record. I got to see him perform this material live once and Bourbon Street in Columbus. If there's a soft spot in your heart for early american music, bluegrass, what have you, then have a listen.
Music for you so you can know: Brian Harnetty - Soon We'll Reach the Starry Sky.
Back to our normally scheduled blog: I had a great time hanging out with bonnie b, sister of Tara from Columbus. She took me to the Mississippi District for dinner and then a karaoke bar called Chopsticks on Burnside. We just watched, didn't sing, but i got a look at the song book and all I can say is WOW. Four Suzi Quatro songs to choose from (on purpose?), Toto, The Outfield, and a lot of other elusive favorites. Now if I could only get my karaoke friends to move to Portland.