Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Blues for Lunch, etc.
Howdy folks—just some random musings after playing a set of old-time tunes at the Council Senior Citizens Center—a tough crowd in some ways, because there’s lots of background noise during the lunch hour—but a fun outing nonetheless. Eberle was with me as trusty sound person, & she also thought the set was a hit, so my season on the senior center circuit has been kicked off successfully; next week, the Cambridge Senior Center & a local assisted living center.
For the curious, here’s the set list:
Little Red Rooster
All that Meat & No Potatoes
Rufus, Rastus Johnson Brown/C-H-I-C-K-E-N
Waiting for a Train
See See Rider
Green, Green Rocky Road
Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
Boll Weevil Blues
Betty & Dupree
Freight Train Blues
My Creole Belle
The lunch was pork & rice. Both Eberle & I forgot to get the camera out during the set, so instead of seeing my flying fingers you're seeing me on our front porch afterward. However, for those like Kat (of the wonderful Poetikat's Invisible Keepsakes) who wanted to see Buffy the Buffalo, there she is, right atop the ol' resonator. Needless to say (if you’ve read my Musical Questions post) I can’t be without her!
Also, there seems to have been a glitch with this morning’s post—it never appeared in Google Reader or in other spots it should have shown up. I believe I know why this happened, but I’ll spare you the technical details. Anyhoo, it’s the April installment in Eberle’s Weiser River Pillow Book series, so be sure to check it out right here.
Finally, Eberle had a post some time back that discussed Sojourner Truth, among some other 19th century U.S. writers. This seemed to spark a nice amount of interest, so I wanted to mention that Jacqueline T. Lynch (also of Another Old Movie Blog & Tragedy & Comedy in New England) has an excellent post about Sojourner Truth on her New England Travels blog. All of Ms Lynch's blogs are literate, insightful & just plain fun to read, & I recommend them very highly.
Hope y'all are having a nice day.