Showing posts from December 19, 2010

Hot Club, Cool Cab & the best Christmas song ever!

So last night, I got picked up by Carlos in the Cool Cab!

This is Carlos This is the cool Cab...
This is what it looks like when you try to take a picture in there!

Yesterday, the wonderful Albert and Gage... Here's Chris Albert rocking out on "Linus and Lucy".  How can anyone not feel good listening to that piece of music?

Today, Hot Club of Cowtown!

I wanna go home with the Armadillo...

Greetings from the Palmer Events Center! austin hit the mid-eighties today. Armadillo Day 7 has come and gone and i'm still standing (just barely).  The word all around is that it's a good show.  Everyone involved with the show is so much happier to be in this space. It's run by the same people who run the Convention Center, but it feels like a whole different world. I guess the  biggest difference is that people actually like to come here! Attendance is up and the guests seem much happier. Last night set a record for a Monday, kids music in the daytime and The Eggmen doing Beatles covers at night. Best Monday i can remember, but the Eggmen made me decide i don't want to be behind the stage next year... if the sound from the monitors was that loud, I hope the boys were wearing earplugs!

I spent today making new pieces in the daytime and working the show last night. Marcia Ball and Ruthie Foster played this evening. I couldn't get close enough to get decent shots bu…

From now till Christmas eve!

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is now open! We've had a great first four opening days... Good music, great sales and very good attendance. The Palmer Auditorium, our one-time-only venue is just perfect for us... big but not cold, clean but not sterile, and expansive without being intimidating. There are great food trailers across the street and we can go outside for fresh air and sunlight and be out on a beautiful plaza. You can find me in Booth T-1 behind the stage.  I'm a little sleep deprived but that's no surprise.

 Here are a few shots from yesterday... 

My friend and superfan Dale hysterical with his new piece "The day my therapist went 'Tilt'".
 Me and John trying to come up with a suitable explanation for Mrs. John about this purchase...
 Ian Maclagan (looking strangely like Dam Judi Dench) and The Bump Band  Erin from Security amazed that she got away with going backstage to tell the guys in the previous picture to shut up because whatever they were …