IN PRAISE OF THE MALIGNED DRUMMER

August 19th, 2011 by Rami

The genesis of this post happened when Josh and I saw the Dex Romweber Duo open for Wanda Jackson one grim March evening at Chicago's Lincoln Hall.  We both marveled at Dex's sister Sara's drumming, her ability to hit 'em so HARD with her bird-like wrists. Check her out in the first minute of this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNFkeVGd4JE

We also...Read more

Eddie Spaghetti from the UK

August 12th, 2011 by Rami

So we've clocked just over a week over here and I thought I should update y'all on how it's been going. Maybe it was finally having a great show last night in Newcastle that's got me motivated to write a little or maybe it was my wife's prodding. Probably the latter, but anyway you slice it, it's crazy out here....Read more

Yeah, we're happy happy, da-da-da-da-dah

June 30th, 2011 by Rami

Summertime, and the livin is easy and the muses are busy.

Like Christmas, the joys of summertime bring out the worst and sometimes the best in artists, and radio stations hit us with Beach Boys tunes and that super annoying Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" at a dizzying rate.  I mean, for me, "California Girls" is the summer equivalent of...Read more

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