Friday, September 25, 2009


Top Bellingham, to Rock!

After 2,000 plus miles on the road -- Montana, Idaho (Stanley!), Oregon, Washington with my 86 year old father who held up well, though befuddled and pained.
Read Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Stevenson for the first time since I was 8 or 9...what a treat! Long John Silver is as much an operator as anyone Elmore Leonard ever created (or knew) and I'd forgotten all about the Scottish sovereignty theme in Kidnapped.
But mostly wanted to share a live version of a song that's been looping through my brain for the last month or so. It's off Streetcore, the 3rd and final album from Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, actually released after he died (the version on the album is slightly different). This is such a powerful, terrific, eclectic band one can't help wondering where they would have taken themselves.