Saturday, June 27, 2009

For the Dallas Expats

All that meaningless stuff:

dallas is a jewel:

lest we forget:



Anonymous Richard Wells said...

love watchin' the bobster bop.

12:29 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

RW: Dude wuz a jive-daddy, weren't he?

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dallas is a beautiful sight, alright. And them’s some righteous sounds, Brother P. You know it all got me 'bout cryin' but mostly it got me started and I jus’ hadta see Mr. Ely cuttin’ up all wild wid’it at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival. Yow!

9:35 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Duchess: Always loved DC-9: I think I heard it shortly before once flying into Dallas at night and having it playing in my head. And for rocking out, Joe E certainly kicks ass: saw him tear a few houses down live.

Funny about Texas cities: D always got short shrift from me, though I did have an adolescent romance with the place: my godmother lived there: her husband owned Doran Chevrolet. Austin, of course, is an easy place to love, and I had my glory days with Houston as a New Orleans getaway for its own awesome food. Never really thought I would return to SA, much less come to love it again, but whaddya know...

Glad you enjoyed. I'm sure Dallas was a mightier place with your spirit in its midst.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Now this is smokin'

1:48 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Mr Ely is a monster live, and seeing a lightfooted Bobby Dylan is priceless...

8:32 AM  
Blogger anno said...

It's been a while since I've listened to it, but you just reminded me: definitely time to put on More a Legend than a Band again. Some of my favorite songs, and I'm not even an expat.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Yes, the lightfooted Bobby Dylan is a rare bird. I went back and watched the bassists, philosophers, all of them, especially the one with Bobby D. But I don't think these are of the surfer variety.

10:26 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: You hung out with the widow: that makes us cousins. Yeah, you're an expat.

4:07 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno II: Maybe not a Dallas one, but Tres Leches, for sure.

7:55 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I think the head don of the surfer bassilosophy department has come and gone.

Jaco Pastorius (December 1, 1951–September 21, 1987) Saw him in concert with Weather Report in Austin in the early 80s. He vaulted over a six foot amplifier and then prowled the stage like a panther.

Maybe too much angst for head of the department. Adjunct. Faculty. For. Sure.

One year probationary contract.

Still, I could see him surfing the stageboards. Awesome bass player. If you know Joni Mitchell's "Hejira" album, it's his gorgeous bass sound that contributes as much to the album's luminous beauty as anything else.

8:14 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Found the department head. Moe Monsarrat of Austin's Mau Mau Chaplains, former lead singer/bassist of the legendary Lotions, who used to rule at Austin's equally legendary (but sadly demised) outdoor music venue Liberty Lunch. The legendary skin conditioners used to throw down thirty minute versions of the old ? and the Mysterians' classic "96 Tears." Bacchanalian.

Professor Monsarrat's CV:

He's gonna need a Dean of Students, though. Search is on.

8:35 PM  
Blogger MichaelO said...

Inexcusably late to the party, am I. Funny thing for me, DC-9 was a song my friend, Bob Ackerman, used to play at his open mic nights at the Winedale Tavern. He did a slowed down country western version on his acoustic. It was cowboy, all the way. I always loved that song, reminded of "the green building" from the horizon. It was always a welcome sight.

11:30 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Never too late, Michael. Besides, you've been busy with errant screeds and such up there. I can hear the slowed down cowboy version of DC-9 just fine.

11:34 PM  

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