Ahoy! Tonight is my happy birthday party variety show at Bernard’s on Seneca (the coolest dive bar in Seattle), and you’re invited. We are having some of Seattle’s best singer-songwriters entertain us, the cheapest booze in town to warm us, and Phil (rock-and-roll cello wizard) will join me on a few songs too, rad times guaranteed!
Friday, April 3
Bernard’s (basement bar of the Hotel Seattle)
I’ve been talking a bit about Johnny Cash in my shows lately, and today is his birthday, so I figured I’d dig up a performance of his you’ve probably never seen. Johnny Cash used to have a great show on TV where the best music artists would come on and perform and often duet with him. This is a great performance of him from that show with another of my favourite artists, Gordon Lightfoot:
I’d hate to think of what music would be like if Johnny Cash hadn’t ever lived. So I won’t.
Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash, and thanks for showing us how it’s done.
When George Harrison died I went into a week of mourning. It would be difficult to overstate the impact the Beatles had on my life. This is a song that I really dug off the first solo record of his that I bought when I was a kid. George, wherever you are, I’m drinking a toast to you right now, thank you, and happy birthday!