What an awesome birthday weekend! Started Friday at The Thirsty Ear with the Randys doing their usual great repertoire plus an entire set of Elvis followed by dancing with lovely girlfriends to The Sons of Gladys. Saturday, there was skinny dipping in my favorite Lithopolis pond, then later being blown away by The Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Latino Festival followed by a road trip to Athens with the top down to dance and sing along all night at Jackie O's with Stella and then The Lennon Orchestra ending with an after-hours trip to O'Betty's hot dog emporium to indulge in a Blaze and chili-cheese fries that sent me right into a heavily buzzed orbit. It was a challenge to get up at 9 and do the mandatory huevos rancheros at Casa Nueva so I could get home in time to have a bagels and lox brunch and all the trimmings with the family. Finally, the icing on the birthday cake was a beautiful summer evening at the LC with good friends, The Pretenders and the fabulous Chrissy Hynde. Thanks to all the friends for the neat gifts, free drinks and loving salutations. Happy birthday to me, indeed.
Thursday, tonight, Frankfest at Hidden Lakes beginning at 4 PM for Friends of Frank, The Cellar Hounds do the happy hour at Rumba followed by quite the avante-garde rock show with Brainbow, Shin Tower Music and Monolithic Cloud Parade.
Friday, Ravari has Cotton Jackson and Hellsfire Sinners, Paper Airplane and Super Desserts at Ruby's, Bush League All-Stars at Treehouse.
Saturday, Jen Miller is at Dick's, Deadsea is at Ruby's, Couch Forts is at The Shelf located at 57 E. Gay St., Fourth Floor and Soul Satyr is at Thirsty Ear.
Sunday its The Breeders and TImes New Viking at Newport.
Sunday, Jim Maneri, Joe Crump, Joe Ong and Roger Hines satisfy whatever jazzbo cravings you might have at Dick's. I might head up to Dover, Ohio for a little R & R at a B & B in Amish country.
Still waiting. Still waiting. mark