Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bayou Boogaloo 2013 Norfolk Virginia

Bayoo Boogaloo at Town Point Park 2013 In Norfolk Virginia

This is what I missed by not going. It looks like fun and not crowded at all.
I still can't find the performance by Tuba Skinny on Sat. June 22 2013 on YouTube.
But I will keep looking from time to time.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuba Skinny Photo From National Geographic

Click to enlarge the picture. Traveler photo by Robert Davies.

"Ready for the Times to Get Better", The Blue Moon Cowgirls

About the Blue Moon Cowgirls:

Jerry's sister Janet hired this band to play at a private birthday party for their
Mother. It was her 90th birthday and they had 20 friends and family over to her house.
They ate fried chicken legs and biscuits because their mother remembers some hard times when she was a child in Danville, Virginia and that was all they had to eat back during the Depression days.
Later a neighbor girl brought over some cupcakes she had made.

The band has a good old time country traditional sound. It is nice to know there are still people playing this kind of music. Va. and West Virginia are still home to many traditional country and bluegrass muscians.

"See You Once More", The Blue Moon Cowgirls

Blue Moon Cowgirls

I like this group. Jerry told me about them this morning. See more posts below this one.

Blue Moon Cowgirls - Happy Birthday

Jerry's sister hired these people to come to their mother's 90th birthday party last night here in
Arlington, Virginia.

Blue Moon Cowgirls: Live at Eagles Nest

Monday, June 17, 2013

The CHEVY II /Nova Became Just The Chevy Nova In 1969

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Here is picture of me standing in the back of our Chevy Nova in 1971 in Mobile, Alabama
Notice the tall pine trees in the background. This was taken where we lived near the University of South Alabama.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bob Dylan & Victor Maymudes - Who are you?

The Victor Maymudes Story: Friend & Confidant to Bob Dylan


I have been waiting almost 50 years to read the Victor Maymudes book about Bob Dylan when and if it was ever to be published. Victor knew him better than  anybody and had many more stories to tell than anyone else. Now Victor's son Jacob is trying to get the book finished and published.
Originally to be titled The Joker And The Thief you can take your pick as to who was the Joker and who was the Thief.
Below is a link to my meeting these two guy at Mardi Gras in New Orleans in Feb. 1964.
I sure hope Jacob can get his father's book published soon so we all can read it.
Victor was a very cool guy.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1974 Bob Dylan Visited The Phillips Art Collection In Washington D.C. And Spent A Long Time Looking At The Old King By Georges Rouault

The Old King by Georges Rouault. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

My friend Bill M. was working at the Phillips Collection in 1974. He manned the front door keeping out bums and those with dogs who wanted to bring their dogs inside the Phillips Collection. At that time there was no entrance fee. Now it is 12 dollars.

I used to go there every day for 4 years from 1967 to 1971. It is housed in the old home of Duncan and Margorie Phillips. There were comfortable old couches to sit on in every room.

When Bob Dylan was in town in 1974 to do a concert with The Band at the old Capitol Center in Landover, Maryland he made a trip to see the Phillips Collection.

Bill told me Dylan spent a long time looking at the above painting.

Later that evening Bill and I and someone else went to see The Band and Bob Dylan at the Capitol Center. The Phillips family had a Sky Box at The Capitol Center to all events and since no one at the Phillips except Bill was interested in that concert they gave him the tickets.
Bill told me about Dylan's visit to The Phillips.

We were high up and far away. But still we could see and hear what was a good concert.

Paul Klee At The Phillips Collection In Washington D.C.

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Click on the link below to read about the Phillips Collection.


The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. has a whole room full of Paul Klee paintings.
The picture above is made from burlap and is titled Arab Song.

Tuba Skinny - Vine Street Rag (Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall)

Tuba Skinny - Gotta Give Me Some

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia Is The Best Dylan Reference Book There Is On Bob Dylan


  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; Har/Cdr edition (8 Jun 2006)

  •   Click on the name Bob Dylan in the Labels box below for many more posts on Bob Dylan and also related posts about Mississippi Blues legend Big Joe Williams.

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Tuba Skinny Upcoming Shows


    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Bob Dylan And Victor Maymudes Back In the Day

    Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes on the right.
    Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes playing chess.

    Bob and Victor watching movies.
    Click on the pictures above to enlarge them.

    Click on the link below to read all about Victor.


    Click on the name Victor Maymudes in the Labels Box below to read another post about these two guys and when I met them at Mardi Gras in New Orleans in Feb. 1964.

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    Saturday, June 1, 2013

    Tuba Skinny ~ I'm So Blue

    Watch Shaye Cohn(the leader of the band)nod to the trombone player telling him to take his solo.
    She signals to all the band members and to the singer(Erika Lewis)when it is time for them do their thing.

    Eddie Hunter Likes Tuba Skinny As Much As I Do They Are Addictive As Cigarettes

    See posts below this one for many tubaskinny youtube videos. They are the best thing going. Too good for American Idol or any of the crappy commercial tv and music biz junk that is spoon fed to dumb Americans young and old.

    We went to a wedding in Bethesda, Maryland yestersday. As usual the music at the reception after the church service was loud(too loud)but that is what the dancers want. Loud LOUD disco music and other danceable music.

    After the church service when I went outside I saw one person smoking. It was the oldest person there out of 200 or more. She was the 85 year old grandmother of the bride. She lit up as soon as she got out of the church.

    Later at the reception Ray told me he would give me 100 dollars if I would go over to her table and ask her for a cigarette. I said no. He said he would give me110 dollars. I said no. I told him that Robert Stone(the author)wrote in his memoir PRIME GREEN of being at a party in 1964 with Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters. It was at Stone's apartment and Jack Kerouac was there also.
    Stone's one converstation with Kerouac went like this. He asked Kerouac if he could bum a cigarette off of him. Kerouac  told him no. He told Stone there was a store down on the corner and that he (Stone)should go down there and buy his own cigarettes.
    Click on the above picture to enlarge it.


    Eddie Hunter wrote something about cigarettes on his blog today.
    Also something about tuba skinny. Check him out. He is as addicted to their music as I am.
    Scroll down to the second post of his on Chicken Fat(his blog) to read about Stalking Tuba Skinny.