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ScottM
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:19:38 AM
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I must be slipping - how else can I excuse not noticing the Preservation Hall Jazz Band being in London town 2 days from now? Thankfully, I've been given a reprieve and there are still tickets. PHJ and Lil Band O Gold in one week - New Orleans is alive and well in this neck of the woods....

Still hoping I can sneak a ticket for Bobby Womack next week on the door. That'll be another post if it happens.

Reverend Horton Heat next week too. Damn, must be summertime up in the northern hemisphere.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 8:05:50 PM
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I'm a big Bobby and any Womack fan...and the late great Luther Vandross..and Alexander O'Neal...in fact anyone in that genre..

And anything from New Orleans..

Buy all those tickets if you can afford them all----seize the moment.

Reverend Horton Heat is for those who like to be entertained rather than to be preached to....

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 9:00:18 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Reverend Horton Heat is for those who like to be entertained rather than to be preached to....


Well your posts can occasionally be preachy Patrick, yet never fail to entertain.......
richo
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 7:29:38 PM
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I'm here in London right now... would have been too jetlagged to even consider going had I known given I landed on Friday.

Reminds me of last time I was in New Orleans I had a choice between getting my first good night's sleep in about two weeks (averaging 4 hours sleep and a hangover every night on that trip...) or heading down to Preservation Hall. I ended up sleeping until well into the next afternoon... as long as they keep preserving I'll see 'em one day!

Caught London Feis here over the weekend so I'm not devoid of music. Dylan headlined Saturday night... raining and no screens and yet a crow of 30,000 seemed to enjoy it. Van Morrison Sunday night... played a mellow jazzy set as the sun went down.

Glastonbury on Wednesday!
ScottM
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 7:40:35 PM
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richo wrote:
Caught London Feis here over the weekend so I'm not devoid of music. Dylan headlined Saturday night... raining and no screens and yet a crow of 30,000 seemed to enjoy it. Van Morrison Sunday night... played a mellow jazzy set as the sun went down.


I was there too - yep, Bob went down a treat. And I thought he was as good as when I saw him in Sydney in 2008. Right about Van too - pretty mellow, but still gave enough vocally to keep it interesting. Jimmy Cliff was also in fine form and worthy of mentioning.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:42:55 PM
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Scott did you get that Bobby Womack door ticket.
I note he is playing Melbourne 21st May and Sydney 24th & 25th May,Auckland 18th May.
His first trip to Au ?
The great Luther Vandross died in 2005,but Bobby Womack he of the Womacks who were discovered by Sam Cooke,at age 69 is still with us,but in deteriorating health.
A not to be missed opportunity for those who have easy access.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LNEEmWwmC8

The Stones pushed him off the charts,but there would have been a good few royalties paid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaYW-4ttPco

Some classic soul from the past
A truly great performer

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:07:45 PM
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Now this post is one from the vaults. I never did, no - but I am booked and keen for next Friday at the Opera House. Hoping for a good one.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:17:43 PM
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I should be away to Auckland but have a tramp on Sunday and the show is on Saturday night.
Scott you have the advantage of residing in either Sydney or Melbourne.
Of course there are disadvantages such as the cost of housing and traffic jams.
Life is full of compromises.
Tickets in Auckland are reasonably priced.
Hope you enjoy it.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:26:09 AM
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Need a car to suffer too badly in traffic....

I expect it'll be a great show from Bobby. If not, there's always Aus rock greats The Sunnyboys the week after, Martha Wainwright the week after that or King Khan and BBQ Show the week after that....

What was that about living in Sydney being advantageous? It might not be Lomdon, but it'll do till the money runs out.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:06:04 PM
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Indeed Scott a car is something you can well do without if you live in a major city.
You have plenty of entertainment in Sydney without having to resort to London.

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concerts-reviews/bobby-womack-civic-theatre-may-18-2013/

Marty Duda correctly states that there aren't many like Bobby Womack left.

Should I have foregone today's wonderful Catlins River Walk ?

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:13:26 PM
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http://13thfloor.co.nz/2013/05/12/bobby-womack-soul-survivor-interview-2/

Bobby Womack interview with Marty Duda

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
spanner1
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:33:34 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Indeed Scott a car is something you can well do without if you live in a major city.
You have plenty of entertainment in Sydney without having to resort to London.

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concerts-reviews/bobby-womack-civic-theatre-may-18-2013/

Marty Duda correctly states that there aren't many like Bobby Womack left.

Should I have foregone today's wonderful Catlins River Walk ?
Great review thanks LoneRanger. The reviewer suggests Bobby has a few good years left so would love to see him and his band on the special 25 BF bill next year. Sounds like he would fit the bill nicely.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:07:57 PM
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A pity you live in Brisbane Spanner.
A plane flight away from catching the show.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
spanner1
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 5:53:20 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
A pity you live in Brisbane Spanner.
A plane flight away from catching the show.
I am off to Broadbeach blues fest for 4 days from Tbursday. Can't get to everything still plenty at Broadbeach to keep me happy for 4 days and catching up with Waffles and a couple of other Bluesfesters should be a hoot. Only a plane ride away for you Mr. Ranger sir. But you are right Brissy is kind of a blues backwater.
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:14:37 PM
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Bobby just cancelled tonight's show with 4 hours' notice. I can't make tomorrow's... The curse continues...
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 8:25:44 PM
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Spanner while you are at Broadbeach, in Brisbane you have Dragon playing tommorrow night and Reverend Horton Heat on Sunday.
I should have come over for the weekend.
You are spolit for choice.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 8:47:12 PM
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Scott Bobby's health issues are most unfortunate for artist and audience.
Besides Mr W,you also have Reverend Horton,Kraftwerk and Seth Sentry to choose from in the one weekend.
Spoilt for choice.
Kinda beats my planned weekend with the tramping club over near Milford Sound checking stoat traps.
But even that has been cancelled because the road into Milford is closed for a fortnight due to dangerous rockfalls which need blasted away.
So you are still alot better off than me as regards entertainment.
As there will also be much local music on tap.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
ScottM
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:35:34 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Seth Sentry.


You mock me sir.

And Kraftwerk are most definitely sold out. The Reverend I had seen, and I couldn't summon the enthusiasm at short notice for $65 when it was less than half that a year ago in London. So it'll be Dave Graney on Sunday this week.

Anyway, it's one of those things, but at such extremely short notice, it is very hard not to be disappointed. Can't be a lot more chances to see him, at least in Australia.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:40:20 AM
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I did have a quick listen to Seth Sentry.
His lyrics were pretty basic,but I bought a Cat Empire cd called Two Shoes for $5 and the lyrics to their songs were pretty basic.....aimed at a teenage audience.
Plus I saw that Grey Ghost had something to do with Seth which I thought must be a plus.

I have never heard of Dave Graney but looking at youtube,he is excellent.
Why therefore is he not on the Au list for Bluesfest 2014.

Disappointments happen.
Bobby W will not be down here again.
My big one was flying to Wellington in 2004 to see Duke Robbillard who couldn't make it down until two days later because the roads were flooded out.
Too late for me.


"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:06:54 PM
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http://rhythms.com.au/reviews/live-review-bobby-womack-hamer-hall-melbourne-may-21-2013/

1 hr 10 is a lot shorter than in Auckland 3 days earlier...but better than a no show due to health issues.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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