I’ve liked the Wolfman for a while, so when I discovered that he was playing at a local venue while I was in New Orleans last month, I was giddy with excitement.
He did not disappoint. In fact, the gig was somehow even better than I had anticipated it would be. He was amazing.
So, as I’m going through a few photos from the trip, here is a song I thought of that stuck with me.
You Can Stay, But The Noise Must Go by Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington and The Roadmasters
Okay, I’m still here. And the song of the day is “Everybody Here Wants You” by Jeff Buckley.
It’s a beautiful song, as so many of Jeff’s were. It’s also late, 2am here, and so a mellow mood is the order of the moment. But this song is also here because he’s the favourite of a good friend, so this is also a mild tribute.
Enjoy the song, I’m gonna get some sleep, and hopefully I’ll see you all in the blogosphere again tomorrow. 🙂
I’m off to Bluesfest again this year! And I leave in two weeks from yesterday. Let the countdown begin!
And as part of that, here is a song from Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. They’re my dark horse for best gig of the festival. But, time will tell on that one. For now, I’m just funking out to them funking out. Here is them doing a cover of The Meter’s ‘Just Kissed My Baby’.
It’s time for song of the day! Of course, as I type this, I don’t yet know what it is. It’s not as though I have insufficient options. It’s just, yesterday was Joss Stone day, and, I mean, how do I follow that??
I don’t. I can’t. I’m out. Find your own damn song.
Oh, okay! I’ll come on back.
I’ll find one. I guess I’m going to have to go a little old school and bring out the big guns.
Bam! Jimi Hendrix, bitches!
So, we go from yesterday’s song of the day, by Ben Harper, who I can’t wait to see at this year’s Bluesfest, to today’s song of the day, by a lovely, looooovely artist who I had the pleasure of being third from the front row to see at last years Bluesfest in April AND fourth from the front to see at Mares Vivas music festival in Portugal in July.
She is absolutely awesome live. Far beyond anything I even expected. So, today’s song of the day comes from my favourite festival artist from last year (yeah, bugger it, she even pips Dave Matthews Band. I mean, they didn’t play for me in Portugal, did they??). Joss Stone. The song is ‘Right to be Wrong’. Because we all have a right to be wrong, sometimes.
And, also, because she’s lovely.
Now we head to New Zealand! I don’t know why. Snow, hobbits, and underappreciated seven-piece funk machines?
The latter of which brings us to Fat Freddy’s Drop. I saw them at a festival here about five years ago and they were fantastic. They were one of two (musical) reasons I went to the festival, and they did not disappoint. The other was Blue King Brown, but they’ll be here another day.
Today you get ‘Boondigga’ by Fat Freddy’s Drop.
I gave new meaning to the term ‘lazy Sunday’ today. After working a few nights in a row and having 3-4 hours sleep a day, followed by going to the pub then The Kooks concert last night and rocking in the city, I slept for a whopping 18 hours today. Yep, lazy Sunday iundeed.
As a result, the song of the day is late. But also, it is an easy song.
For today, a live performance of ‘Easy’ by The Commodores at the 1978 AMAs.
My hands are partially tied today. You’re getting a song by The Kooks.
Why? Well, because I am seeing them live tonight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl here in Melbourne! And I’m excited!!
I have been a fan of the British rock band since their first album in 2006, and have all four of them. I think they’re awesome. I have a lot of good memories attached to many of the songs over those years. The song I have decided to go with for today is off their very first album, Inside In/Inside Out. It is called, ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’.