Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I'm Not the Player of the Year
Although a poster of Bootsy Collins has watched over me for years, I haven't seen a performance by the funk giant in eons. A few hours before I intended to drive to Collins' concert on Saturday, I peeked at Ticketmaster to confirm the schedule. Only then did I notice that the casino event was a seated show. Left with a choice of spending $75 to be tethered to a chair or spending $50 to stand in the back recess of the room, I opted to save my money. I'm still pouting. Here's Joel Francis' review.
I reviewed a Burt Bacharach concert.
I contributed a Local Listen feature on Kasey Rausch to KCUR.
Here's the video for Ces Cru's "Double OT".
Jimmy Ruffin has died.
The Oliver Lake Organ Quartet's What I Heard is excellent. RIYL: Charles Gayle, genius, John Patton.
Beyoncé wins. Again.
The Last Southern Gentlemen, a new recording led by Delfeayo Marsalis is lovely. RIYL: Al Grey, sophisticated swing, Vic Dickenson.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)