Monday, February 29, 2016

Donald Trump And David Duke Blown Away By The Good Spirits Of "19 Miles From Davis"

Dear F,

Thanks for your email. 

Sorry to be slow on the backswing.

It was a late night; rehearsal at Alger's, followed by the last 90 minutes of Oscars at Chuck's place.

I don't know if Danny is aware of David Duke. I doubt it but will check.

Humankind's historical memory is astonishingly short and most people don't pay attention anyhow.

Twenty years ago, an Annapolis history professor said "teaching cadets about Vietnam was like teaching them the Peloponnesian Wars."

For your amusement... 

"Trump Derailed By Obama Endorsement"
The Borowitz Report

Yesterday's rehearsal produced some good recordings.


Day Tripper: (This track was recorded after most band members had gone and my voice was ragged from overuse. Still, I think you'll see the potential.) 

A number of venues have expressed interest in 19 -- mostly Spring and Summer gigs.

Still, "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" and -- mirabile dictu! -- we just signed our first paying gig at Raleigh's Gizmo BrewWorks - June 10th. 

I'm also hoping 19 will do twice monthly dance parties on the lawn at Ixtapa. I think it'll be great for high school kids to have their "own" dance hall - under the stars too!

We start recording at Pete Kimosh's Durham studio on March 6th with a second session set for March 20th. 

The four songs we'll record at the outset are "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music," Jumping Jack Flash," Ronnie Shellist's' "Evil Woman" and "Baby, Now That I've Found You" (by the great Alison Krauss). 

In subsequent sessions, we hope to "flesh out" an album choosing the remaining songs from "Black Velvet," "Fire," "Come Together," "Somebody To Love," "Can't You See," "You Make Loving Fun," "Wagon Wheel," "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," "L'il Red Riding Hood," "Wicked Game," "Tired Of Waiting," "Time Won't Let Me," "Summertime" and a couple compositions by band leader John Newnam and his brother Dan. 

If we can get Chuck to play piano we could also record our tribute version of Bowie's "Space Oddity."



On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 3:53 PM, FV wrote:

Dear A
Trump just decided to disavow Duke. Apparently someone told him who he is.
I was surprised to see 2 college students in Alabama being interviewed on MSNBC who did not know Duke. Does it surprise you? Does Danny know who he is?


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