This record is a great place to start if you don't have any Neil Diamond in your collection... and trust me, you NEED some. Don't be scared of Neil! Homeboy has laid more pipe in his lifetime than an army of plumbers. Plus it's impossible not to feel happy when a Diamond tune is on... check out my two favorites, "Solitary Man" & "Thank The Lord For The Night Time". But the whole thing is SOLID man, check out this video of Neil lip-syncing to "Cherry, Cherry"
way back in 1966. Anytime I'm feelin' down or like a got a case of the blues... I throw on my buddy Neil and I feel like a million bucks again.
Also... next Saturday October 7th in Downtown LA is the first annual LA Weekly Detour Festival that Queens Of The Stone Age, Redd Kross and a bunch of other bands are gonna be jammin' it out. I'll be playing records with Troy Boy in the "St. Vibiana's church from what they've told me. I have no idea what time or for how long. All I know is we've got a bottle of Jameson on our "rider" waiting for us, so not much else matters. Someone invite Rob Zombie. YEAP!
Speaking of big concerts in LA... did anyone get to check out Tom Petty at the Hollywood Bowl this past week? I was pretty pissed that I didn't have a ticket as I drove past the bowl on my way home the other night... looked and sounded like a good time!
Oh, and we just threw some old Buddyhead swag up on Ebay... click here if you're interested in that sort of thing.