Monday, January 7, 2008

Busy Saturday

Busy Saturday

Last Saturday was busy and next Saturday will be the same.

There was a very good jam session at Areopagitica Books, 3510 N. High Street, with a good number turning up. If you have not been to any of the presentations at the book shop yet you should try it. There is always something on Saturday evenings to grab your attention and you will find a wonderful friendly atmosphere with lots of books to peruse after, or before you listen to the entertainment. There is always coffee and cookies on offer to temp you, all part of being in a great place.

Following the jam session I went down to campus to see Tom the Ukulele Man and his Prodigal Sons. If you have not had chance to see Tom as a solo performer, or with his band you must. Here is a man with total commitment to his material, a lot of it written by himself. Protest, love, comedy, irony, satire, you get the lot with Tom and with the band behind him it is a fantastic experience. The band include: Sax, trombone, harmonica, bass, guitar, accordion and of course Tom on Uke. I lost track of time and could not believe it was 1:am when I looked at my watch.
I got home just before I turned into a pumpkin.

Next Saturday you are spoiled for choice.

The Book Shop has, At Whits End, while the Espresso Yourself Music Cafe in Powell has a cascade of talent to celebrate their one year being open. The Raineys, Hartley and Joseph. Larry Pennington just to name a few. So you take your pick.

Tonight (Monday) I am off to see the Bucks play, spend some time with good friends and tell a few stories. It is a wonderful life.

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