Walking in MemphisSubmitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 10:56:32 EDT
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My father is heading to Ireland in May, my brother to Japan, and I’m going to be donning my brown suede boots and walking in Memphis for a three day music festival with my mother. I’m very excited about parts of the lineup. I’m looking forward to seeing Elvis Costello, James Taylor, The Roots, the Steve Miller Band, Ben Harper, and Al Green. I’m going to take a gander at 311, who I’ve heard are a decent ska-type band, and Snoop Dogg - despite the Dogg Father never having really been my style…assuming that I have style.
I have been told repeatedly that I do not.
I will be actively avoiding Korn and Hinder (my apologies to the Korn and Hinder fans out there…I’m merely voicing my individual preference to listen to things that don’t suck…KIDDING…but seriously they suck).
Some of the others though – I’ve never heard of. If anyone can speak to the merits, or give demerits, of/to any of the following performers, your input would be greatly appreciated.
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Medeski, Martin & Wood
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
John Lee Hooker, Jr.
Los Lobos (this is like Mexican blues right?)
Julian Marley (son of Bob?)
Cedric Burnside & Lightin' Malcolm
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Green Rive Ordinance
Billy Gibson Band
Jump Back Jake
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Theory of a Deadman (I’ve heard this name before. Is it balls?)
Jerry Lee Lewis (who is apparently still alive – I’m reminded of Rod Stewart on South Park)
Three 6 Mafia (I am assuming this is some sort of rap?)
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Reba Russell Band
I have a friend who calls me bubble girl, or bubbles, because he seems to think that I live in one. Well eff him. He listens to nothing but bad rap and that useless twat 'under my umbrella' song girl. What nonsense. I’m worldly and shit. I read constantly and like to travel and experience new and awesome things. I love live music. In the last six months I have eaten silkworms, candied squid, and a whole fish head. I am worldly mother fucker.
I have been told repeatedly that I am not worldly and do indeed live in a bubble.
I hope none of these are screamingly obvious. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of this stuff with my mother – it’s her idea to go. The last time I went to a show with her, it was Jack Johnson in Vancouver and we were unable to get tickets – we stood outside the Plaza of Nations on top of garbage cans to see the opening act, and just before Jack Johnson started they released a couple of tickets and we made it in. She is now Jack Johnson's biggest fan, which is cool but I wish she'd stop talking about what strong arms he must have.
She’s a beautiful person and one of my dearest friends – go family.
There aint’ no party like my Nana’s tea party. Hiii…hooo.
Has anyone here been to Memphis? I’m going to be down there for 8 days and the music festival is only 3 – any ideas (other than Graceland please) on what to do there?
I am including a random picture of an underground Korean fish market, because I want to.