Post by Nick Odell Post by Nick Odell
PS Is it worth inserting here that for the past two days I've had an
incessant Dobro guitar riff earworm? Not that I think that A Bad Thing.
Most definitely worth inserting. What's the riff?
Just the Romeo and Juliet intro. Over and over and over and...
(Health permitting, I shall be at the Barbican on Tuesday for this
year's Transatlantic Sessions, where I'm sure Jerry Douglas will
implant a number of Dobro earworms.)
How super! Am I right in thinking that the television series morphed
into a concert series that doesn't get quite the same airplay? I was
going to ask you who was on the bill until I realised I could find out
...Quite a line up. It should be good and I hope you get there- I wonder
if it might be broadcast at some point?
Except when I'm getting ready to go out when Warren Zevon's "Money,
Keys and Bus Pass" (with all the actions) helpfully cuts in to make sure
I can get where I'm going, get back in again afterwards and get what
I've gone for while I'm there.
I have the videos and still watch them from time to time
D'oh! Of course it's that riff. Apologies for my slowness of wit.
And yes, that's the series. I have the CDs but not the videos, although
they're available on YouTube, I think. They don't seem to broadcast the
concerts nowadays, which is a terrible shame. Last year's was
excellent, with Julie Fowlis and The Secret Sisters as special
highlights. And it was a pleasure to see the great Danny Thompson
again, getting on for 50 years after I first saw him with Pentangle when
he was exceptionally nice and very kind to the gauche and probably
irritating young teenager who knocked on the dressing room door and
asked for autographs. He went and got the band to sign my programme. I
still have it, along with an enduring affection for Mr Thompson.
I shall adopt the Zevon mantra forthwith. One of my favourite WZ songs
- although I like all of that album very much. Can't say the same
for any of his others, sadly.
With the possible exception of Nighttime In The Switching Yard, which
has never done anything for me.
Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)