Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hoary hippies we still love

Confession. I don't always look at the Phoenix but last week I picked one up and discovered that good ol' Rizzz was playing a free show at the Century, Thursday night (April 26). Confession again. I like a lot of things about the Grateful Dead, a band that got by on great chops and good vibes and that other thing__they wanted to be our pals. Rizzz is like that, a musical collective whose membership is variable but whose musicianship is sweet. And rather than focus on the downside of such hoary icons of bygone days playing a lame duck club in its fading days (read-is there no end to the end of live music in the city of Providence?), I will focus on this: the Sox are 12 and 6, Graham Parker lit up the Narrows last Friday night and like free shows in Roger Williams Park on a sunny, summer afternoon, Rizzz will no doubt deliver just what we need come Thursday. I hope to see you there!

the barely sentient being

9 comments:

Koluki said...

Hello,

Just to let you know that I found your blog a few days ago and liked it so much that decided to make it "my blog of the month"!

Hope you won't mind...

Scotty D said...

Welcome aboard koluki. Welcome to the wonderful world of pop cultism, where one's very existence as a pop vulture or egodriven nitcrit is celebrated and embraced, where every dark, hidden, or overblown aspect of pop culture is open for debate, discussion, erudition, right alongside a continual spewing of the insightful and the arcane, smack between big theories and mindless trivia, forged together with a fevered, ongoing examination of all things cool, daddy. Who, what, or whom else belongs to the "blog of the month" club?

Koluki said...

Thanks for such a warm welcome Scotty!

Although a relatively newcomer to the blogosphere (started NOV 2006) I’ve already published some 170 plus posts. Unfortunately, however, due to a few incidents in the last few weeks I decided to totally revise the layout and content of my blog and, in the process, had to temporarily withdraw the bulk of my posts from public view… but they will reappear gradually in the next few weeks. I guess that, in general, they are close to your ‘blogging philosophy’, although in somewhat different contexts.
In the previous format, I have had two blogs as “my blog of the month”: “Atlantico Azul – Paixao pelo Mar” and “Luanda Azul – Luanda Blues” (this one currently interrupted).

Cheers!

mdoggie said...

Koluki,

I like your blog, particularly the graphic simplicity and the immense breadth and depth of subject matter. I originally set up this blog for my brother and just used a template offered by the blogging service. I am contemplating a redesign, more along the lines of yours, but so far I am intimidated by the time it will require. Do you have any words of encouragement? Or warning?

Slump said...

Oh yeah - the comments are suppost to be about the blog subject - not about the blog site, right?

Slump said...

Ah Rizzz (that's with 3 Zs). It has been fun checking these guys out over the years. You are right it feels like family & friends at the shows. And I think it is cool that the line up seems to change somewhat with every gig. I think the line up this Thursday at the Century is a first. I am pretty sure that St. Germain, Tait and Tanury together is a first. Correct me if I am wrong.

Koluki said...

Words of encouragement: just go for it! Words of advise: try to ‘freestyle’… don’t be so uptight as to not allow, even if only once in a while, comments about your blog in any of your posts (there’s no other space for it anyway…)! Words of warning: don’t go for it unless you have lots of time and patience available!

Slump said...

Great night with Rizzz. Noticed a taper, any chance of getting a copy? Cool to see couto and Marty (?) sit in. Lively! Nice energy at that point.

Do it again soon, please!

lambgiuse said...

I couldn't be there. I was in a studio listening to tracks played with taste and ability by my friend and look-a-like Rick Couto. Rick and Ken Silva (Beaver Brown) were my hero drummers locally...well Sport Fisher (Dave Hansen) too, but these guys were more "players". Dave Tannery was also someone I always admired, and through years of playing they never "phoned it in". Klem should be a band. Just Klem. I mean, he could have people play with him, but he would be the band, and it would be called Klem. Am I clear?