Joe Bonamassa in Vancouver: How NOT to give a concert

joe bonamassa.phone.van.may 2015

I’m not a guitar solo guy, but I’d enjoyed SRV and Buddy Guy concerts and have been listening to Joe Bonamassa for years and was excited to see him despite the premium price tickets.

He started with a blast of light (above) and a blistering guitar solo. Very good start; glad I was there. We got a quick “Hello Vancouver” as he launched into song #2, song #3, song #4….and so it went for exactly an hour. Not one bit of audience interaction. He played like we weren’t even there. At the end of the hour we got a “thank you Vancouver”, band introductions, and one last guitar solo.

I recognized one song. If he has any personality, he sure didn’t share it with us. Being a guitar wizard only gets you so much goodwill – not enough, ever, to mail one in for the paycheck.

Not for DsD in his time of need: A request for submissions

Rich, Darcy’s Dad, lost his younger brother this month to meningitis. A lot of RRers have emailed him their condolences, which is pretty damn neat.

We could probably do a great funereal playlist for him, but by now he likely needs some comic relief. What we need here is songs that will make him choose between good and evil.  I want a collection of awful/awfully good songs.

They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Jan 8)

spill score.06Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

PANDORUM: After many years of hyper-sleep, an astronaut awakens to find himself on a disabled spaceship being pursued by a primitive tribe of cannibals.

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They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 25)

A sentimental tale for Christmas. Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:

spill score.04CHARLOTTE’S WEB: A kindly spider helps a lone pig from being sent to the slaughter by turning him into a celebrity.

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They score!: ‘Spillers suggest songs for movie soundtracks (Dec 18)

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Be serious, thoughtful, insightful, shoe-horny, impish, erudite, or as silly as you please – we need songs/music that shoulda/coulda been used in this film:


BAD SANTA:
A burglar and his midget sidekick pose as a shopping mall Santa and helper, with the plan to rob the complex after hours on Christmas Eve..

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