Well, it's Friday, and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental valet Hop-Sing and I are off to the Rove beach house, where we plan to watch Karl's old 8mm college films of George Bush dressed in a cowboy outfit, his tight, neatly pressed jeans revealing little but promising much. Posting by moi will necessarily be sporadic for a few days while I attempt to recover from exposure to that much raw charisma.
Meantime, here's a fun project for you all:
The Most Historic, Legendary and/or Infamous Rock Show You Actually Got to Witness Firsthand!
You know, the kind of one of a kind event that makes people so want to smack you every time you gloat about having been there.
My carefully considered top choice (and also the single greatest double bill I ever experienced):
The original Wailers (with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh) plus Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band -- Max's Kansas City, early 1973.
The more or less official New York debuts for both acts, BTW.
I've already posted about this show couple of times so I won't bore you further with the details. But trust me -- it was a mindblower at the time, and in retrospect it seems about as likely as my actually seeing the flying saucer land on the baseball field at the beginning of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
My second choice: Iggy and the Stooges, also at Max's, same year, touring Raw Power. The show where Iggy broke a bottle, cut his chest open with it, crawled over the audience (actually bleeding on yours truly) and then took off to the hospital for stiches. (And was back the next night for two more shows, BTW. What a trouper.)
Anyway -- enough of my yakking. What's your pick?