Monday, September 27, 2010

Notes from the Old Northwest

Adam Turbiner, architect of the Summer of Ovation
here at Studio 12 just checked in....

"I've been  thinking about all of ya’ll over these few weeks out on the road.  I’m at a nice RV park in Wisconsin…. I’m just outside of Dubuque, Iowa which is just across the Mississippi River.  Things are good, but I miss home and all you really groovy-cats at Studio 12.  Say hi to everyone for me and hope to see you in about another 60 days…" Adam 

And we miss you, too!
Hmmmm... 60 days.... Sounds like a Thanksgiving bash on November 24. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Farm Aid - It Was 25 Years Ago Today

Farm Aid came about when Bob Dylan (who else), performing at Live Aid, commented, "... maybe they could take a little bit of it, maybe... one or two million, maybe... and use it, say, to pay the mortgages on some of the farms and, the farmers here, owe to the banks..."

Willie Nelson, Neil Young & John Mellencamp
picked it up from there...

Live Aid was big. I had just moved from Philadelphia to Boston & Philly was one of the epicenters of that global event.... I was bummed that I had just left the home of the hoagie.

Farm Aid kinda crept up on me. I think I noticed it when
it was on one of the UHF stations for hours & hours.
(UHF... quizzical look from those born after Farm Aid)

In retrospect, Farm Aid was a direct descendant of the brand of liberalism that arose from the North Central states a hundred years ago. La Follette, the Progressives, the Wobblies and their ilk (as John Dos Passos informed) disabuse the notion that we in the cosmopolitan Northeast and our left coast brethren possess a monopoly on enlightened social values

A month or two ago, I referenced
the younger performers at
Studio 12 as being born
after the first Farm Aid.

Lou Reed
was at Farm Aid

all pics except Dos Passos from Farm Aid 1985

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuneful Weekend

Wow! Whatta great weekend for local performers & music lovers.
So many shows that I've lost track....

Three that I managed to attend:

Friday night - Jan Loe's Birthday Jam at Jiggs in Butler
Jazzy Jan hosts Jiggs open mic Thursdays & Fridays

Jan & Bob

Saturday afternoon - Parents Who Rock's annual Outdoor Fundraiser

Alma Schneider is the straw that stirs the drink!
... apologies to Reggie Jackson

Our Hosts....
Alma & Brian

You guys Rock!!!

Ed Carine who, in addition to performing, engineered the sound.

Also, as the T-shirt says,
Ed is the advisor to
Terry's Serendipity Cafe.

Studio 12
road trippin'

Sunday night - the Indie Music Circus at Luna Stage
Hosted by Michael Aquino




Kudos to Jan, Alma & Michael for rockin' the weekend!
photo credits: Jiggs, Meg; PWR, Brian; IMC, Greg

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bazingen 5771!

No tsuris here....

No tref on the menu....
(salad, chicken & parve brownies)

Zukhn all klezmers & muzikers!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Parents Rock Again!!!!

Alma says, "Brush off your lawn chairs and pack up your picnic basket! The artists are all lined up for Parents Who Rock’s Annual Outdoor Festival."

Money raised will go to Youth Consultation Service, which helps to give more than 400 Essex County kids in group homes support so they can have a better chance at life. The fundraiser will help raise money to provide each child with a birthday gift card.

The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, at 72 High Street, corner of Cedar and High Streets in Montclair.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jerry Lewis Show Cancelled

Jerry is a last minute scratch from his Studio 12 debut tonight due to an emergency tumblerectomy. Our thoughts and prayers go out.

Filling in will be Jerry's Kids aka 7 Circle Tangent