Short Notices

in texas we all ate so much meat
that some of us came back vegetarians

the entrepreneur of the year meeting was fun
i was surprised at how mercenary i was
it was our job as entrepreneurs to network with the judges
i was very forthright and was probably the first of all of us
to get the CAL message to them
i figured get them early while their ears are still fresh
next comes the announcements for the finalists
i’ll be surprised if i make the cut
frankly we don’t make a ton of money
we do well
but we’re not like a global corporation
yet

our condolences to the king center crew
one of their techs passed
they’re a tight group
he’ll be missed

both nicky and dom decided to pioneer the black sleeveless look
for the zep 2 niagara safari show (zooz)
this was not a good look for the series

alex and i finished our dinners in the rain in orlando
while the rest of the girly men went scurrying for their girly umbrellas

clifton david has an original cd out
it was produced by eddie kramer
eddie kramer produced hendrix
and all the greats
it was one of clifton’s life long goals to get an album produced
by eddie kramer
and he did it
and the album is strong
you can find clifton on facebook
and from there link up with his homepage
it’s going to be tough for him to get his music out there
i keep emphasizing that it’s all about performing live
and that’s a long hard road
playing for gas money
to empty houses
slowly
so so slowly
building an audience
there’s no easy way
nothing happens overnight
it never did
but he’s a star
gifted
and he works hard at it
so
go for it clifton
i hope this post networks some people your way
it’s all good for the series

there’s a picture i took of the crowd in houston
but it wasn’t our crowd
it was a picture of the venue that was in our dressing room
granted
we had 16,000 people there for zep 2
but that picture was a picture of a picture
and i’m fraud for posting it

will hare is quite good at karaoke

it’s not uncommon to walk into a room backstage
and see six guys in their underwear

we played the help movie before the help show in lakeland
it was cool
the help album is a strong record
our performance of the album is the best in the world
it’s proof that we don’t need any silly wigs or cheesy costumes
to connect with audience
anyway
the show was so good
that i considered putting it into roy thompson hall this winter
instead jesse optioned the rubber soul / revolver double bill
but i’m not allowed to talk about that
yet

we’re doing saturday night fever in oakville next week
i’ve taken the album
and trimmed the fat
the first set is going to be the best cuts from the record
the bee gees were amazing arrangers
their chord changes are complex
their harmonies are intense
there’s a reason they sold so many albums
i realize that some of our core audience considers this
the jumping of the shark
but i’m okay with that
the second set is period friendly heavy tunes
with some serious musicianship flashing
expect a lot of stevie wonder in the second set
peter miller sings stevie sublime

the air is still cool in parry sound tonight
there’s almost always a lake within sight
it’s late
the band are all blobbing out in front of their tvs and computers
maybe some law and order on bravo
i’m up with a headful of hope
there have been some tough days lately
lawyers and things like that
i’m told this is the price of success
but i’m not sold on that
i don’t like anything that gets in the way of the music
but now the smiles returning to the faces
and we just finished a joyous performance of the rumours album

i’m putting on the side four of the river to drift off to tonight

craig
june 30, 2011
parry sound
whiskey

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