Tonight – El Caballo Resort


Mad, impetuous fools that we are, we are heading up to Wooroloo and El Caballo Resort for an outdoor musical extravaganza.

The show is entitled Simply The Best and is an evening of tribute acts and the line up goes like this …..

Roy Orbison Show                                                            4.00pm – 5.00pm
Johnny Cash & June Carter Show                               5.00pm – 5.20pm
The Beatles Show                                                              5.30pm – 6.30pm
Elvis Presley Show                                                           6.30pm – 6.50pm
Creedence Clearwater Revival Show                            7:30pm – 8.30pm
Marylyn Monroe Show                                                   8.30pm – 8.45pm
Tina Turner Show                                                           9.00pm – 10.30pm

We will either have a fabulous time or it will be a monumental disaster. Only time will tell.

RIP John Weldon Cale – JJ Cale


I was very much saddened to hear of the death of JJ Cale. He was 74 and died of a heart attack.

JJ Cale helped found the “Tulsa Sound”,  a fusion of blues, rockabilly, and country. Whilst mainly known for his guitar playing, JJ Cale also played  piano, keyboards, bass, drums.

He was a prolific singer / song writer and many of his songs were covered by other artists. These included covers by musicians such as “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton, “Clyde” by Waylon Jennings and “Call Me the Breeze” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Johnny Cash. Other artists that have recorded Cale’s work include Carlos Santana, Tom Petty and Randy Crawford. JJ Cales  songs could be best described as laid back, mellow, yet with a driving groove and over the years he has collaborated with many artists. Many more, including Neil Young, Bryan Ferry and Mark Knopfler, cite him as one of the influences of their own music.

Once again the world has lost a major talent. But, thanks to his magic, the world is a richer place and his influences on other current musicians ensures that his legacy is carried forward.

And folks, if you don’t know the works of JJ Cale, there are over twenty albums out there for you to dip into.

RIP Levon Helm


Grammy award winner, Levon Helm died yesterday afternoon aged 71 after battling with cancer.

In a career spanning over 60 years Helm is probably best know as the drummer and lead singer of The Band who performed both as support to Bob Dylan and in their own right.

He also appeared as a solo artist playing with artists such as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Albert Lee, Joe Walsh, Dr. John and many many more. Although best known as a drummer Helm was a multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, harmonica and banjo as well as drums and various percussion instruments. In addition Helm had a steady acting career, appearing in around a dozen movies.

The music world is today mourning the loss of a major talent.