Ok so I have posted a little less over the last several weeks and it is for a variety of reasons. First I have worked more at my full-time job and most of it has involved field work, which leads to one tired 62 year-old at the end of the day. Secondly on several Sundays we have made the short trip to Paulsboro to visit this little one, who seems to be growing by leaps and bounds – at almost two months, he is not a newborn any more!
and thirdly, we just found out yesterday, that my son Peter and his wife are going to give little Oliver a girl cousin to play with!! Last night, we went over to Peter and Missy’s new apartment in Maple Shade to celebrate!! As a result, when I came home last night around 9:30 or so, rather than write about the music that I listened to in the field yesterday, I feel asleep!!
I did get to listen to The Independent the new album from Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers yesterday and It’s another winner! I can already hear several of the songs being played in concert with folks singing along, If you’ve never seen Roger Clyne live, you should – it’s a fun time! !
Additionally, I was in a foul mood when I was digging the first three soil borings, yesterday because I was encountering nothing but clay loam, which is a pain to get out of the auger bucket and groundwater which when combined with the soil, makes a mess! Then the last two borings were a couple thousand feet across a sloping farm field!! Earlier in the day, I had read 25 things that you can do to increase your happiness one was (NOT – do soil borings) get outside! Hum,. I was outside and it was a beautiful day, besides I had just learned about my granddaughter, so screw the bad mood! To help me along the path to happiness, I put on some headphones and a great album from vibraphonist Mark Sherman The LA Sessions and set off across the field!! When I got a quarter of the way across the field, I realized that I had everything with me but a PEN, so slipping back into that foul mood, I turned around and headed back uphill to the car! As I walked back, I kept reminding myself that I was outside, on a beautiful day, and hey those vibes and the organ sound damn good!! Soon my mood was much better!!
So how about tonight we improve our mood by going “into the night with some classic Roger Clyne and Peacemkers. From their YouTube Channel……
It’s Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers‘ music festival on the beach in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, ‘Circus Mexicus,’ a celebration of of rock & roll, tacos and tequila. Once a bi-annual event, now hosted each Spring, the cameras were rolling when RCPM marked their 20th Circus Mexicus concert. That unforgettable show is now a full-length, live concert DVD, coupled with interviews from band members and fans alike. Watch as Clyne touches all parts of his 15-year career with both RCPM and the seminal Tempe ’90s band, The Refreshments. The DVD was directed by Chadwick Fowler. Release date: June 11th, 2013. This is the first song on the set list and on the DVD, “Mexico.
And aren’t those folks in the crowd having a great time!!!