Archive for June, 2009

(Funky Butt Brass Band)

Dear Michael Jackson,

Regardless of what crazy stuff went down in your personal life, you made a lot of great music and brought joy into millions of people’s lives.  Thank you for that.



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from the youtube page:

Cool Drum Battle featuring Ginger Baker, Bobby Graham, Alan Grindley, John Kearns, Bobby Richards, Ronnie Verrell, Andy White, Ronnie Stephenson and Arthur Mullard! Apart from the great Drummers check out all the Classic drum sets. I can spot Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers, Ajax & Premier drums.
More info, Bobby Graham was a top English session man who’s still active today. He’s played on thousands of records including early Kinks and Pretty Things hits. The late Ronnie Verrell was the drummer for Animal in the Muppets.
The late Ronnie Stephenson played with many top jazz stars and was also did many pop sessions.
Andy White is best known for playing on the Beatles first single ‘Love Me Do’.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Tap Room on Friday! It was a fun night and we got to witness great sets from The Blind Nils and Cassie Morgan.

Our next show is Friday, July 10th at The Firebird as a part of the Indie Rock Ice Cream Social, so be sure to make it out then!

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6/19/09 – The Schlafly Tap Room w/ the 2009 Riverfront Times Best Female Songwriter Cassie Morgan & The Lonely Pine, The Blind Nils
Great Beer. Great Food. Great Music. AWESOME Time.

Show Starts at 9. BE THERE.

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Not Music, But Still Relevant

The 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championship was recently held in Anchorage, Alaska.  Here are some beauties from the 300 contestants:

Here is the overall champion, an Alaskan:

Shoot for the moon, boys!

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Is there a better summer song this year than Phoenix’s “1901”?

Answer: I think not.

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This part is all harmonics:

From Bottesini’s Grand Duo Concertante for Violin and String Bass

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