Wo(man) to blame..

I nominate Radio Margaritaville DJ Carson Cooper for this honor. No, Carson is not a woman, he is a man. He is to blame for last night for sure.  I have listened to Radio Margaritaville since it’s inception in the late 1990’s.  Between Carson and Steve Huntington, we (the family) have been exposed to quite the broad range of music.  Thank you gentlemen.  The roster of DJ’s has expanded since the early days adding a few new radio friends.

So last night.. While I was driving to work, Carson tells us that the reggae group Third World will be playing in Philadelphia that night. I have been listening to their music on RM since the beginning. Some people have a (much hated term) “bucket list” of things to do or places to visit. My list includes seeing many of the musicians that I have met through RM in person.

Fast forward to a Wednesday night in University City, Philadelphia. The club where the concert was held is called World Café Live. They have live music both upstairs in the café and downstairs in the club.  The show last night was downstairs.  A few tables, a bar and cozy dance floor and 200 other reggae fans made for a real fun night.

We had general admission tickets and got to stand and dance for three hours.  Oh, did I mention that we dragged (invited) DS1 and his girlfriend to join us?  I’m not sure what she thinks about her boyfriend’s parents now.  After the show as we walked back to the car in the early February cold, my ears were ringing.  Good stuff for sure.  Grandpa why can’t you hear me without your hearing aid?  Gee, I just don’t know.

Why wo(man) to blame?  See the lyrics for Margaritaville – of course

Wasting away again in Margaritaville,
Searching for my lost shaker of salt,
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame,
Now I think, hell it could be my fault.

Namaste

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Stephen "Cat" Coore

Stephen “Cat” Coore

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Scott Kirby, Concert II..

Tuesday night my DW and I went to the Tuckahoe Inn to see Scott Kirby perform. Scott is one of our favorite musicians. He is a part owner in the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West. Scott seems to winter in Key West and spend the summer driving around the United States performing. The last couple of years we got to see Scott each time he was at the Tuckahoe Inn. This year was a treat since he performed there twice in one summer.

The Tuckahoe Inn is in Beasley’s Point, NJ. They are not far from Exit 25 on the Garden State Parkway. Here is a link to the pictures that I took that night of Scott and Lew London. I also shot some video which I uploaded to You Tube. That video can be found here (Scott Kirby and Lew London at the Tuckahoe Inn).

Enjoy the pictures and stop in and see Scott if you find yourself in Key West this winter. We surely will.

Namaste

 

 

 

 

Good thing I have a Hall Pass..

What, a hall pass, you say?  Yes, this gets me past the hall monitor and able to do whatever I want instead of being in class doing what I am supposed to be doing.  My hall pass allowed me to take last night off and to write a short blog tonight.  Really, that what is says right on the paper.

Last night, well in a word, magical!  My DW and I went to the Sandi Pointe Bistro in Somers Point, NJ to see Peter Mayer (plays for Jimmy Buffett as his full-time gig), Brendan Mayer (his son), Scott Kirby and Lew London. We are big Scott Kirby fans. We are Peter Mayer fans.  After the show we became huge Peter Mayer fans. That man can play the guitar. As good and with as much feeling as anyone I have ever seen. If he comes to your town, cut work, skip school, or just play hookie.  It was a magical night. Here are two videos from last night.

In this song, Peter, Brendan and Scott are singing “Approaching Caroline“.  In this video they are joined by Lew London on India into Teach your children well (CSN song). They were shot on my camera in HD. Sorry for the shake and the crowd noise. The videos are worth the price of admission tonight.

Tonight I played lacrosse on the grass for the first time since August. My knees do not like the uneven surface. I had two goals (against an inverted net and a garbage can). The can does not move much, but it has a high save percentage (not kidding).

Here are three pictures from last night’s concert. Magical…  Enjoy!

Namaste