Mike West Tonight

I’m not going to bother sending out an e-vite – too much trouble and it’s usually the same turnout… but anyway, I just got this in my inbox:

Mike West
New Orleans Levee-billy music

The Mike West Band will be playing The Maple Leaf, Oak Street, New Orleans this Sunday April 6, 9pm. Mike’s new CD, “The Man Who Could Fall Backwards”, will be available at the gig. You can also get it from the web site… hope you can make it out to the Maple Leaf….

I hope so too.

New Years Ideas

Does anyone have any ideas for something to do for New Years Eve? The only requirements I have are as follows:

  1. entertaining (live music prefered)
  2. cheap
  3. alcohol must be served

That’s really about it. I have the following in mind so far, but nothing is really striking me as particularly interesting:

  • Rebirth Brass Band @ Maple Leaf
  • Mike West @ Margaritaville
  • “New Year’s Extravaganza” @ Mermaid

Damnit, I just saw that the Klezmer AllStars played at Mermaid tonight. Crap.

I dont suffer fools, and I don’t play dixie

Marshall, Carlos, Brandon, Alberto and I went to see Mike West play at the Kerry Pub the other night. Excellent show. I’m so glad everyone went. No matter how much I enjoy seeing a live show, it always makes me much happier to turn people on to something new. Alberto really enjoyed Sneaky Pete, Mike West’s sarcastic & mild mannered bass player and told Pete that they could be huge one day – “like a blue grass Tenacious D.” Sneaky Pete had no idea what ‘berto was talking about. :)

I don’t think Brandon knew what to make of it. I don’t see Brandon listening to Bluegrass very often, but I doubt there is anyone who could resist liking Mike and his music.

I took some pictures of the show, but I dropped the camera in the toilet and it must have shorted before I fished it out. (Yes I was drunk) I know it’s wrong on some level, but I’m going to bring it back to Wal-Mart and exchange it for a new one once the LCD screen clears up.

I bought the new CD, New South. Pick it up if you’re so inclined, it’s pretty good. My favorite of Mike’s CDs is still Redneck Riviera. Me O Mi is such a cool little song. Click below for some of Mike’s lyrics.
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