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Well, let me put my two cents in here and duck out with my hands guarding my
head - 

We really have a wonderful show to look forward to within the ARSC meet
itself with Buttersprites. Some may look at it and say "well, this isn't my
kind of thing" but it is far more entertaining and accessible a performance
than one would expect from most contemporary acts. They were nominated for
"best band in Seattle" by the Seattle Weekly Music Awards and played their
showcase last Friday; the winner will be announced tomorrow. Even if they
don't win, it's a credit to the local organizers that we engaged
Buttersprites months ago when the heat on their spin was simmering rather
than cooking as it is now. 

Sorry to hear about Bobby Blue, but some legends die hard, and when it's
public that can be a sad thing. 

David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide

My life is the clearest proof that if you have talent, determination and
luck, you will make it in the end: Never Give Up. - Sir Georg Solti

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marcos Sueiro
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [78-l] Bobby Blue Bland in Seattle

I saw Bobby Blue Bland perform at Lincoln Center two years ago and I have 
to, sadly, second that opinion.

Marcos

--On Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:06 AM -0400 "=?windows-1252?Q?Dave_Nolan?=" 
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello all :-)
>
> So sorry to throw a damp blanket on expectations for Bobby Blue Bland's
> show, but I have seen him several times in the past 3 years (doing lights
> for him when he appeared at B.B.King's Blues Club in NYC), and I am sad
> to  report that it is a borderline-painful experience.  Mr. Bland has,
> shall we  say kindly, seriously diminished performing abilities.  It's a
> decent  pickup blues band, but he can barely sing (or stand) anymore.
>
> Forgive me for pointing this out, but I figured I'd warn you that if you
> were expecting a James-Brown-level performance of "Turn On Your
> Lovelight",  then you will be sorely diappointed.
>
> ON THE OTHER HAND
>
> If anyone is arriving on Tuesday 5/16, George Clinton is appearing that
> night at the Showbox Theater, 5 blocks from the Red Lion Hotel, for only
> $20 advance, $25 day of show.  I have done lights for him many times at
> BB's, and he still has more funk in his little pinky finger than any 20
> Black-Eyed-Peas-Outkast-Prince-you-name-it funksters put together...
>
> Expect them to pick up their instruments and essentially not take a
> breath  or stop playing for 3 solid hours...  Doors at 8pm, not sure when
> the music  is supposed to start...  It might make one a little bleary for
> the first  part of Wednesday's all-day program, but I can guarantee from
> personal  experience that it will be worth it :-)
>
> dave nolan
> 92nd Street Y
> nyc
>
> P.S. - Lou - I know I still owe you for the DAT labels ;-) - see you with
> check in hand in Seattle...
>
>> Just found out that Bobby Blue Bland will be playing at Dimitriou's Jazz
> Alley
>> in Seattle on the weekend of the ARSC Conference.  Anyone interested in
> going?
>> There aren't many pioneers left and this should be a great show. I was
> thinking
>> of Thursday night since the 78 schmoozing session is on Friday. Here's
>> the
> link:
>>
>> http://www.jazzalley.com/artist.asp?name=Bobby_Blue_Bland
>>
>> Let me know if anyone wants to join me.
>>
>> Cary Ginell
>> Sound Thinking Music Research
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Marcos