Tuesday, July 15, 2008

jazz-n-bikes-n-BLUES

Rode down to the Zoo bar festivities Saturday night once the little one was tucked away in bed. Had a great time solo, actually. I was impressed with the event all the way around. No waiting in lines -- $10 entry was a bargain for the entertainment, beer was cheap ($3) and the whole place had a nice party vibe. The weather couldn't have been better. It was one of those nights where I was proud to live in Lincoln -- it had the feel of a big city event, but had the small-town friendlyness thing going on as well.

I rocked out to E.C. Scott and the Self Righteous Brothers. E.C. Scott was my favorite of the two -- she belted out a number of great blues tunes as well as danceable doo-boppy melodies (whatever that means). She did a killer funky rendition of Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer, which was my favorite of the night. You really had to be there to explain the Self Righteous Brothers. I had not seen them before, so I was highly amused and entertained, to say the least.

The evening was capped off with a trail ride home through the dark.

7 comments:

gravy said...

I was there. The Self-Righteous Brothers was born in my bedroom... I should probably clarify.

Sonny Self-Righteous was my roommate back in the day. Mister Self-Righteous was our homeless minstrel that would pass out on our couches. While I went to class and toiled away at work, Mister Self-Righteous would make up silly songs on the four-track in my room. I'd get home with mustard trowel sayings and little doggy lyrics... Then they got tuxedos and the rest was history.

Anyways, a-doodle doodle doo.

(you can borrow my cd is you want to hear it sometime.)

kevinW said...

Which one was Sonny? (with/without hair). They looked like they were having a great time.

I'll take you up on the CD offer -- although I imagine they're the kind of band that thrives on live shows.

Where were you at? I was up front gettin' my groove on.

gravy said...

Oh... I'll tell you more about my Saturday night on the next ride.

In the meantime...

http://www.beerorkid.com/2008/07/14/self-righteous-brothers-kicked-some-butt-sat-night/

nicol said...

Is that the group you played guitar with waaaay back when, Gravy?

gravy said...

No nicol... I was no-self ideen way before my brothers became self-righteous.

Bob K said...

Way to support live music in Lincoln, guys!

nicol said...

You guys doing the Red Fox run tonight after/instead of? the ride?

Hope your injury is healing, Kevin!