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Walking in Memphis

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 10:56:32 EDT
Rating: 1.46 on 48 ratings (48 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

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.

Tommy Castro
Katy Perry
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Matt Nathanson
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Lurrie Bell
Bonnie Bramlett
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
John Lee Hooker, Jr.
Shinedown
Curtis Salgado
Saving Abel
Los Lobos (this is like Mexican blues right?)
Michael Burks
The Bar-Kays
Thriving Ivory
Susan Tedeschi
Julian Marley (son of Bob?)
Cedric Burnside & Lightin' Malcolm
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Muck Sticky
Green Rive Ordinance
Hubert Sumlin
Billy Gibson Band
Shane Dwight
Jump Back Jake
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Guitar Shorty
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?)
Sherman Robertson
Chancho En Piedra (from Chile)
Amos Lee
Prosevere
Damon Fowler
Dead Confederate
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.

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Submitted by DarthFaded at 2009-03-25 11:41:41 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Katy perry has great boobs and apparently has lesbian tendencies.
George Clinton needs a haircut.
Los Lobos sang the title song form La Bamba.

ha cha cha chacha cha

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-25 11:13:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Dunno...I just always sort of lumped you in with Berty and Redskies and TTOM. Not that there's anything wrong with being from GB. Good to see you've got a high sense of self-confidence - I think that may be a GB and and a US sort of thing. We in Canada prefer to be self-deprecating but secretly think that we rock.

Submitted by scourge at 2009-03-25 10:44:56 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

BRITISH!

whatever gave you that idea?

was it the all-consuming arrogance? because that's mostly just a game i play to amuse myself. well, okay, PARTLY just a game to amuse myself.



i do love me rather a lot. i'm wonderful.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2009-03-25 10:00:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Wow, I looked it up, and it looks awesome. I might go, but probably not since it's inside the city limits, which means I'd have to find a hotel room, etc. That's alot of work, and I'm more accustomed to the type of concert where you bring a tent.

Submitted by Doodles at 2009-03-25 07:39:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

several of those are fairly obvious. bubble girl.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2009-03-24 20:06:48 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

How do you feel about first date dick-to-mouth?

Submitted by mixed_metaphor at 2009-03-24 19:41:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

It's been said already, but the favor you would be doing yourself in seeing George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic really can't be overstated.

Go. If you only see one act in that list of yours (and you'd be a fool to do so, don't get me wrong), see them. The crowd will be amazingly into the music and nobody will be a dick to you, and the performance will floor you.

By comparison, I don't care about anyone else on that list.

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 18:42:06 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

i always thought you were british. how odd.

Submitted by scourge at 2009-03-24 18:25:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

i don't really hate him.

i just want him to recognize my rights as a sovereign nation.



NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

DON'T TREAD ON ME.

RABBLR RABBLE RABBLE



i live somewhere in illinois.

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 17:34:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by scourge (user info) at 2009-03-24 14:55:49 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

stop by and visit me on your way.

we'll take lots of photos of us having a great time rollerblading and eating icecream and feeding ducks and having a picnic with my family.

then we'll post it to make danger ranger jealous.

man i hate that guy.
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Scourge - I don't know how anyone could possibly hate danger_ranger. He's a lovely person. Don't you live in England town or something? Also, I don't feed ducks as I am irrationally afraid of birds.

Monkeyswithguns - the festival is the first 3 days of may.

Submitted by maiorano84 at 2009-03-24 16:06:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 1


Shinedown - Must see. Those guys are fucking amazing.

Saving Abel - Have a few good songs here and there. Nothing to scream about.

Theory of a Deadman - Their producer is Chad Kroeger (Nickelback). I personally like these guys, but if you can't stand hearing elements of Kroeger's doucheiness, then let it alone.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2009-03-24 16:00:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Sounds like a fun filled weekend. When is it? That might actually be worth going to.

Submitted by i_can_get_you_a_toe at 2009-03-24 15:34:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by CHR15 (user info) at 2009-03-24 15:24:36 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

I push my seed in her bush for life
It's gonna work because I'm pushin it right
If Mary dropped my baby girl tonight
I would name her rock n roll
=o)

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I have that song in my head now.


Submitted by Sage at 2009-03-24 15:26:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by CHR15 at 2009-03-24 15:24:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I push my seed in her bush for life
It's gonna work because I'm pushin it right
If Mary dropped my baby girl tonight
I would name her rock n roll
=o)

Submitted by joedaddy at 2009-03-24 15:19:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

But there`s a pretty little thing
Waiting for the King
Down in the Jungle Room

M Cohn

Submitted by i_can_get_you_a_toe at 2009-03-24 15:05:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

The Roots. Awesomest band. Wish I could see them.

Johnny lee Hooker was in 'The Blues Brothers' so, you know, a must see.

Submitted by scourge at 2009-03-24 14:55:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

stop by and visit me on your way.

we'll take lots of photos of us having a great time rollerblading and eating icecream and feeding ducks and having a picnic with my family.

then we'll post it to make danger ranger jealous.



man i hate that guy.

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 14:14:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Thank you for the link! He's very good!

Submitted by RoadSong at 2009-03-24 14:03:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

WOO, you are gonna have a GREAT time!

Guitar Shorty was married to the sister of Jimi Hendrix, and Shorty taught Jimi some things about playing the guitar. Shorty is a fun person to work with.
Here is a film I made with Guitar Shorty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pmAOvORp_4

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2009-03-24 13:48:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Shlongy (user info) at 2009-03-24 13:06:10 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

How do you feel about first date fellatio?

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Only if you remove your falsies first.

Submitted by Hadley at 2009-03-24 13:47:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Sacrilicious (user info) at 2009-03-24 12:09:19 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by HadToBeDone (user info) at 2009-03-24 12:02:39 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

In high school, my friend Earl and I went down to a P Funk show in Over the Rhine. Never in my life have I felt more white.
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Yeah, but did you enjoy the show anyway? As a band they're so inclusive it didn't affect me much. The biggest P-Funk fan I know is also one of the whitest boys I know. We went to a show together. Watching him enjoy the show in all his rhythmless, white boy glory was really endearing. He was so fucking happy to be there.
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Is your name Earl...?

Submitted by SkullBiter at 2009-03-24 13:31:47 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

OMG KATY PERRY *screams* Wooo

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 13:15:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I don't think I'd enjoy being without skin. I will definitely check them out.

Submitted by inion_de_trua at 2009-03-24 13:12:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

well maybe just skinned alive. and maybe only partially. def check him/them out.

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 13:08:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

sico the man asked you a question. you're being rude.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2009-03-24 13:06:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

How do you feel about first date fellatio?

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 12:58:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

no inion, i've never heard of them - it would appear that i should be skinned alive and thrown into a salt mine. i will definitely be putting them on my list after the input here though, which has been fantastic btw - thank you. and the tadeschi woman as well - I will look for her.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2009-03-24 12:57:19 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I dig it.

Submitted by inion_de_trua at 2009-03-24 12:54:07 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB (user info) at 2009-03-24 12:52:44 EDT (#)
Ranking: 1

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - MUST SEE! They are the founders and reigning kings of old school funk.

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2009-03-24 12:52:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Boring hippie folk-type music

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - MUST SEE! They are the founders and reigning kings of old school funk.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. - Probably Chicago style blues

Shinedown - Angry teenybopper music. Think Korn.

Los Lobos (this is like Mexican blues right?) Yeah, kinda.

Susan Tedeschi - Probably one of the best female vocalists alive. Check it out.

Jerry Lee Lewis (who is apparently still alive - I'm reminded of Rod Stewart on South Park) - Check him out, just so you can say that you did. The guy is a legend. The movie Great Balls of Fire is about him, if you need more background.


The rest look boring.

Submitted by inion_de_trua at 2009-03-24 12:51:09 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

have you really never heard of george clinton/p funk?

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 12:48:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I've heard that...with the barbecue. Apparently there's an international chile festival on Beale St. as well.

Accomodation is covered, but seedy hotels in Memphis must be better than seedy "love motels" in Korea. Those things are just ridiculous. I stayed in one with my 2 female co-workers one night because it was a cheap place to stay when we accidentally took a bus to Gwanju instead of Wonju. They place blocks in front of vehicle licence plates to protect their clientele's anonymity and the rooms have bizarre things in them.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2009-03-24 12:42:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Sounds like fun, except for that boring-ass shitty lineup of bands.

Be prepared to eat lots of barbecue...and hopefully, lots of cock.

Submitted by kaos-king at 2009-03-24 12:20:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Ducky at 2009-03-24 12:13:11 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Sooooo....P-Funk is a yes then?

I've always wanted to see a spaceship on stage.

I miss the Plaza of Nations - I saw the Pixies there and it was the best show I've ever been to.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2009-03-24 12:09:19 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by HadToBeDone (user info) at 2009-03-24 12:02:39 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

In high school, my friend Earl and I went down to a P Funk show in Over the Rhine. Never in my life have I felt more white.
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Yeah, but did you enjoy the show anyway? As a band they're so inclusive it didn't affect me much. The biggest P-Funk fan I know is also one of the whitest boys I know. We went to a show together. Watching him enjoy the show in all his rhythmless, white boy glory was really endearing. He was so fucking happy to be there.

Submitted by no1hasdis at 2009-03-24 12:04:50 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

George Clinton definately

Theory of a Deadman is generic crap.

Submitted by Hadley at 2009-03-24 12:02:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Sacrilicious (user info) at 2009-03-24 11:14:42 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

George Clinton is considered by many to be the Godfather of Funk. He puts on a ridiculous show with about 50 people and a spaceship on stage. I think it would be fairly impossible not to enjoy the live show even if it's not usually a genre you listen to. I know I did.
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In high school, my friend Earl and I went down to a P Funk show in Over the Rhine. Never in my life have I felt more white.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2009-03-24 11:58:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

That fish market is very well lit for being under ground.
probably halogen bulbs.

Submitted by secret_of_nimh at 2009-03-24 11:53:50 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

It's funny that you mention Plaza of Nations - I saw Garbage there and introduced a friend to crowd surfing, moshing & Shirley Manson... we were 18 years old at the time. I remember I was on top of the crowd and was pushed to the front and landed on someone's shoulders - looking up, all I saw was Shirley's cootch pointing right at me as she had one leg up on the speaker in classic rock star pose singing, "Push IT!!!!!!" ... I'll never forget that night.

Anyways, Theory of a Dead Man are aight - pretty much pre-packaged pro-tools rock courtesy of Chad Kroeger (Nickelback).

Have fun!

Submitted by Unabonger at 2009-03-24 11:30:59 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

mmw and p funk are the only ones i'd want to see.

as far as memphis is concerned, hole yourself up in a seedy hotel, board up the doors and arm yourself. I've spent a bit of time in memphis and it's a complete shit hole. you'll hate it. have fun!

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2009-03-24 11:14:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

George Clinton is considered by many to be the Godfather of Funk. He puts on a ridiculous show with about 50 people and a spaceship on stage. I think it would be fairly impossible not to enjoy the live show even if it's not usually a genre you listen to. I know I did.

Katy Perry is that i kissed s girl girl i think. So, who cares.

Matt Nathanson and Amos Lee (local boy) are both indie type folk-rock singer songwriters, which doesn't explain much but gives you an idea.

What Hadley said.

I had no idea Jerry Lee Lewis was still alive, let alone performing.

Submitted by EmissionImpossible at 2009-03-24 11:07:31 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

katy perry?? she's hot

Submitted by Hadley at 2009-03-24 11:06:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - Only if you are the coolest non-Hadley in the world
John Lee Hooker, Jr. - Definite 100% YES
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Dear fucking God yes

Submitted by SgtHartman at 2009-03-24 11:04:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

What saccy said + they fucking rule

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2009-03-24 11:03:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

DAMMIT stupid enter button, sorry

I love you, girl..but ahem..

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic?

P-FUNK, DUCKY?

*dies*

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2009-03-24 11:02:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic/



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