1. Friday, November 13, 2009

    saw john fogerty last night at the kodak with my man kemp 

    the power of Amazon’s mp3 specials is that one day i saw that they were giving away Fogerty’s new country record with the Blue Ridge Rangers for $3 or $2 or something ridic like that so i went for it.

    when a guy writes as many classic tunes as Fogerty has (“who’ll stop the rain”, “proud mary”, “lookin out my backdoor”, “hey tonight”, “rockin all over the world”, “travelin band”, “suzie q”, etc) you should pay them $3 every time they come out with a new cd.

    anyways i love the new music and when it came time to see him in concert it was a no brainer for me because id never caught his show.

    however once when i was driving around america a few years ago i found myself in a lonesome motel whose carpets were so dirty i laid out towels on the floor so i could walk from the bed to the bathroom without the fear of athletes foot from hell, or worse, scurvy.

    i had gotten a few beers from the nearby liquor store and turned on the tv and there was Fogerty doing an Austin City Limits episode and it was just one hit after the other and the thing that stunned me was ol boy was doing each and every solo.

    they werent mind altering shreds but they were good enough.

    which made me wonder last night why he’d feel the need to have so many backup guitarists.

    i say it was for this photo.