Monday, November 24, 2008

Eula Cooper, NYC debut at Dig Deeper


This past Saturday was another satisfying soul night at Dig Deeper with the first ever NYC appearance of the sweet and charming Eula Cooper. Ms. Cooper is known for only a small, singles-only discography on indie soul labels Tragar, Supersound and Note (with one picked up for distribution by Atlantic) but her 30+ year absence from the music scene did not seem to slow her down one bit. For whatever reasons she left the music business (and there are many good ones) she reemerged as youthful as ever, sporting $69 red patent leather heels from TJ Maxx and a smile to match. Goes to show that a great singer is a great singer regardless of notoriety.

Credit also goes to DJ Honky, Mr. Robinson and the Sweet Divines band for turnin' it out.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby

Friend Ted invited me out to see UK original Stiffy and fine songwriter Wreckless Eric with his ably matched counterpart and partner Amy Rigby when they played at the Spiegelworld last month.

just a few pictures. go see them next time.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

O'Death Music Hall of Williamsburgh 10.30.08


O'Death played last week in Brooklyn to mark the launch of thier new album, 'Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin', on Kemado Records. It's probably the only time I've seen punks doing the waltz in the mosh pit.

Harlem Election Rally for Obama

(You can click on the photo to see a larger version)

It was a great night in Harlem, my new neighborhood. This is a section of the crowd that spontaneously gathered to watch and then celebrate the election returns. An amazing night!