Month: April 2008

  • Updated Linux Distros in VMware Player

    I’ve written before about running Linux under Windows XP using the free VMware Player. It works really well. Even though I’ve done it before, I don’t really have much of a need, so other than making sure most big-picture features work, I don’t really exercise the distribution. Recently, I’ve had two reasons to […]

  • New Twitter Followers

    I’ve been using Twitter for a very long time (thanks Jamie, even though you deserted us for a while). 😉 I have had it set to IM me (via Jabber) whenever anyone tweets, and forever, that was working. A while ago (quite a while ago), those messages stopped coming. I was able to […]

  • Bob Herbert Nails Reverend Wright

    In this Op Ed piece in The New York Times, Bob Herbert precisely nails Reverend Wright’s motivation for his current tour. It’s not all that typical that I agree with a majority of what Mr. Herbert has to say, but I admit freely that not only do I agree with every single word […]

  • April 2008 Poker

    Well, it’s a few days early, but I honestly don’t think I’ll be playing any (or much) poker before the end of the month. If there is a material update, I’ll post again. In keeping with my new schedule, even though I had a ton of time to play this month, I still […]

  • The Proclaimers at BB King

    Last night marked the end of our mini-streak of concerts (six in seven nights, including the last three in a row at BB King). We saw The Proclaimers. In 1998 The Proclaimers released their second studio CD, Sunshine On Leith. The first two songs on the album really grabbed Lois: I’m Gonna Be […]

  • Jerry Douglas at BB King

    Last night we saw Jerry Douglas (and band) at BB King. Opening for them were The Wrights. I’ll cover The Wrights after I review Jerry Douglas, and then finish up with my usual venue summary. We’ve seen Jerry Douglas before at the Beacon Theater, August 2nd, 2007, when he played with Alison Krauss […]

  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at BB King

    A few months ago, I saw that Pat Benatar was playing at BB King with Neil Giraldo. I only own one Pat Benatar CD (Crimes of Passion) and it’s absolutely awesome. I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard the name Neil Giraldo, since he’s been her husband for 26 years, […]

  • Dan Tyminski Band at The Egg

    On March 1st, we saw the Dan Tyminski Band (DTB) at the Birchmere Theater. I wrote a long post about that which you can read here if you wish. After we saw them (and bought lots of their music), we continued to be energized by their amazing performance. I noticed that they were […]

  • Cherish The Ladies at Towne Crier Cafe

    Lois and I are very big fans of traditional Irish music. This should come as no surprise to those who know us (or regularly read this space), not because I write about Irish music a lot, but because we really love tons of roots music and there is a lot of Irish roots […]

  • Leo Kottke at Tarrytown Music Hall

    I’ve written quite a bit about acoustic guitarists in this space over the past year. In addition to listening to tons of acoustic guitar on my iPod, we have also seen quite a number of the current great ones live. In my Acoustic Guitar Update post, I mentioned one of the current (and […]