Posts tagged ‘LaLa Land’

February 5, 2010

WINGS – Available February 23rd

Well, most of the last month has been spent with the travel and the work involved with moving from Capo Beach, Southern California to the Right Coast and our new Home in Jacksonville, Florida. All that, and making a living at my day job! It feels great to be back writing for my Blog here at Club St. Somewhere. And since I just ordered my copy of Will Kimbrough’s Wings, it’s the perfect topic to jump back on track with.

In my past Parrothead Life, I was truly blessed in the things that came my way, like:

  • Spending time backstage at the Tonight Show talking to Jimmy
  • Putting together and emceeing the first Big Parrothead Phlocking on the Left Coast, It’s Midnight and I’m Not Famous Yet
  • Being on Greene Street in Key West for Jimmy’s first appearance at MTOM
  • Singing Bob Robert’s Society Band on Tommy Rocker’s Stage in Las Vegas with Tina Gullickson
  • Playing Golf with Finger’s Taylor
  • Hosting A Well Deserved Long Over Due Binge, where we were the first to hire the Coral Reefer Horn Section and Jimmy’s “T-Shirt Guys” Tim and Wally – Not to mention doing the Shark Dance on stage with Heather Dee Perry
  • Sharing a microphone with Dr. Michael Utley singing Please Take Your Drunken 15 Year-Old Daughter Home
  • Singing Please Take Your Drunken 15 Year-Old Daughter Home with Jerry Gontang, not only on stage at the MGM Grand, but on the Pier House Beach in Key West to 2000 MOTM Parrot Heads
  • Drinking Beer with Amy Lee in Atlanta
  • Touring Chicago Jazz Clubs with TC Mitchell
  • Meeting past Coral Reefers Josh Leo and Larry Michael Lee
  • Getting a Private Rehearsal Concert from Jimmy and the Reefers in New Orleans (the only person in the audience until I went out and brought my wife in to join me) – Jimmy even sat down and talked with Barb and I after the rehearsal
  • Breakfast a Pepe’s with Mac McAnally
  • Conducting a Video Interview with Tom Corcoran
  • Meeting the promoter of the famous Ohio Concert where the Volcano caught on fire and hearing his story
  • Meeting the first concert promoters to bring Jimmy to Florida, Joe Nuzzo and Johnny Green
  • Going to every show of the Beach House on the Moon Tour
  • Being interviewed by the Today Show as a Parrot Head Author
  • Going backstage for the load out after the Labor Day Weekend Shows at Great Woods and getting a tour of the Tour Busses hosted by JL Jamison
  • Private tour of Shrimpboat Sound by JL Jamison
  • Touring LaLa Land in Muscle Shoals
  • Being asked by Mac McAnally to introduce he, Fingers and Peter at one of their concerts

And Much Much More…

But discovering a talent like Will Kimbrough at this particular stage of his career is every bit as exciting as anything I was lucky enough to do in my past Parrothead Life. Especially as it becomes apparent what a huge success and star Will is going to be. This man is such a talent, and truly one of the nicest individuals I have ever met. He deserves whatever comes his way. It will be so much fun to witness. The past months of Spontaneous Combustion I have experienced in getting to know Will and becoming familiar with his work to date has been awesome. I’m thankful to have a place to share all this with my friends.

So jump onboard the Will Kimbrough Express while the train is  just now pulling out of the station. Pretty soon, thing will be going so fast it will be hard to catch up. Music is the same, but the ways in which a musician shares himself with his fans is changing. As seen with the above YouTube Videos. Please enjoy.

December 9, 2009

Jimmy’s New Album – Part I: “First Things First”

A lot of thoughts and memories flow through my head when I hear a New Jimmy Buffett Album is coming out. Thoughts of where I was when I first listened to one of his new albums?  And  questions too. Like just how many albums has Jimmy put out? Which ones do you count? Live Albums? Compilation Albums? Does a Movie Sound Track Album like Rancho  Deluxe count? What about pre-ABC/Dunhill like High Cumberland Jubilee or Down to Earth? Do you count Christmas Albums? How many songs has Jimmy recorded? Who joined  Jimmy in writing any of  the new songs? Was it a collaboration? Where do I buy it? Do I just download  it? I could go on and on.

That’s why I like this Blog format. I don’t have to address it all. I don’t have to do a complete article or review. All I have to do is put down my thoughts that I have time for on any particular  day.  So it is that I did first things first. I downloaded the Buffet Hotel from iTunes.

With that, I’m going to spend what time I have to spare tonight listening to it. I can’t wait to hear his version of Nobody From No Where and compare it to Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack’s version. And I really liked Rumba Man the one time I heard it on Radio Margaitaville. The iTunes download came with a huge Digital Booklet too. You can bet I’m going to read the heck out of that.

This is the perfect time for you new followers of this Blog to start contributing with your view of the new album to. So while I give it a listen, you get your copy and let’s share our thoughts.


December 4, 2009

Man, I’d love to be a Fly on the wall up in LaLa Land next week

The other weekend when I was talking to Will Kimbrough after his show down at Pirates Cove at Gulf Shores, and he mentioned that he, Mac, Mike and Marshall Chapman were going to be recording at LaLa Land in Muscle Shoals. I forgot to ask it that was for “Public Consumption,” but since he just mentioned it on Will Kimbrough’s Blog I guess it’s save to mention here. I can’t wait to hear some of the stuff that get recorded at this session. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.

Sounds like a Man with a Plan and a Place of His Own!