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Funky Friday

This is one of the great performances from that superb series Live From Daryl’s House. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Booker T. live soon. There have been so many top-notch artists on the show, some of my favourites include: The O’Jays, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sharon Jones, and Joe Walsh (a bit disappointed with the Nick…

Dr. John’s Spirit is Lacking

A lukewarm review of Dr. John’s latest. Others think differently — here, here and here. Having seen the good doc’s lackluster performance of a few years ago, my hopes aren’t high — admittedly 60% of the audience were there for the support act that blew him away — The Blind Boys of Alabama (featured on this album).…

Celebration Day

Decent theatrical documents of rock concerts are few and far between. Only two come to mind: The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense. Previous efforts such as The Song Remains the Same and Shine a Light while they have their moments, are in the case of the former, a bit tiresome, and in the case…