Awesome music (duh): Little Walter, Jerry Douglas, Muddy Waters, Goes Cube, Cannonball Adderley, The Band, Michael Leviton, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, Regina Spektor, Sonny Boy Williamson, Dizzee Rascal, Devo, Bill Monroe, Grateful Dead, Black Star, Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Public Enemy, Beethoven, Josqiuin DePrez, Tom Waits, Dangermouse, Dire Straits, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Andrew WK, Hound Dog Taylor, Son House, Johnny Cash, I'm a big dork who can't stop listing bands, Rolling Stones, The Who, Deltron 3030, Charles Bronson, Charlie Rich, Nina Simone, Misfits, Wilson Pickett, Kanye West, Lou Reed, Muse, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang, Sam Cooke, Emiliana Torrini, Dixie Hummingbirds, The Staple Singers, Neil Young, Paul Butterfield, and for that matter - the entire cast of The Last Waltz, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Steely Dan, , yes, i'm still a dork... Ali Farka Toure, Corey Harris, John Hartford, The Kinks, The Ramones, Sly and the Family Stone, Miles Davis, Junior Wells, Taj Mahal, Wilco, Howlin Wolf, Bjork, Lyle Lovett, The Campbell Brothers, Fountains of Wayne, Neko Case, Shins, David Byrne, Ben Kweller, Sister Rosetta Tharpe
First Tape: Def Leppard - Hysteria
Grateful Dead - Soldier Field - 1993 (Sting opening)
Usually, I do these posts in chronological order, but I have to talk about the milkshakes at 101 Cafe first... There, I had two of the most interesting and delicious milkshakes I've ever had - their "Black Eye" (a black & white milkshake with a shot of espresso and ground coffee beans) and the "Nut N' Honey" (vanilla ice cream with peanut butter and honey) - the only photo I have doesn't do them justice but you have to trust me,… Continue
After a long drive from Portland and a great show at Slim's we didn't get that much of a chance to enjoy all the tastes of San Francisco, but I was able to squeeze in a quick stop at my favorite dim sum place, Ton Khiang, for some dumplings and egg custard rice cakes to go.
My cousins Mo and Jason turned me onto this place when I came out to visit for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass… Continue
Seriously, my favorite city of the tour so far - go to Portland! And not just because of the doughnuts - I'm loving everything about the city...
Ok - back to doughnuts - Portland's Legendary, Voodoo Doughnuts, lived up to all of the Food network/Travel Channel/Guidebook/Word of Mouth hype... Besides the incredible bacon-maple bar above, I also chomped on a Old Dirty Bastard -… Continue
After rolling into Seattle, we had a little time to grab a bite to eat after checking out our friend Kimberley's art studio outside of town (which was amazing!) I booked down the street looking for a Vietnamese restaurant which didn't look so hot so ended up going to the Mai/Chuck and venue soundman-recommended Boom Noodle. In short, I win. Buckwheat soba noodles over a spinach salad topped with smoked wild king salmon and tossed with… Continue