Friday, January 18, 2008
The Dell Griffiths- The King of Almost
The dream is over.
This post is dedicated to your friends' old bands. You smiled when they gave their band a goofy name, laughed when they wrote a song about your old girlfriend and supported their gigs. They probably sounded as good as the Replacements after a few beers. But unless your pals were extraordinarily lucky or supremely talented, little but warm memories remain. These guys seem to typify that experience. They were merely adequate, or as their song puts it, "The King of Almost."
A publicity firm is trumpeting good news for local label Anodyne Records. The Bellrays are scheduled to release their next album on the label in April.
Kansas City Click: Although I fear that Toubab Krewe may be Phish in African clothing, I'm still intrigued. They're at Crosstown Station tonight.
The legendary Ahmad Jamal visits the Gem Theater on Saturday.
I hope to attend the Gregory Hickman-Williams tribute at Jardine's on Sunday.