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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
You Tell Me...
Monday, November 26, 2007
Papa Mali's Southern-Fried Soul and Blunted Delta Blues
The Papa Mali Trio Brings Swamp Blues and New Orleans Second-Line Funk toThe
Malcolm " Papa Mali" Welbourne's Southern-Fried Soul and
Blunted Delta Blues
were heard at The Green Parrot for two big nights on Sunday and
Monday, beginning at 10 PM with 5:30 PM
"soundchecks"on both Sunday and Monday.
A Papa Mali show is a joyful explosion of soulful, funky grooves and
bluesy, screaming slide guitar,a tasty gumbo of Texas blues and New
Wherever they go, the Papa Mali trio has been leaving a
trail of blown minds and soothed souls, and the legend of Papa Mali
himself continues to grow
A Modern Case of Classic Blues: Jimbo and Olga Mathus at The Green Parrot
Below are three videos recently posted on youtube by one of our customers who I will credit as soon as I get a chance. I believe her name is Angie and I believe she is a blues fan who was here on vacation. Thanks Angie.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
a photo and video of jimbo and olga's show courtesy of...
This came from a comment I recieved on my post about Jimbo and Olga. Here's a video of Jimbo and Olga Mathus' recent gig at The Parrot. This is the song that Jimbo performed in the recent Samuel L. Jackson film Black Snake Moan.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Albert Castiglia Soundcheck
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Bucko's Exploding pumpkin 2007
With all the trappings of a carnival: hot dogs, popcorn, sno-cones...some 150 or so thrill-seekers gather in front of the Waterfront Market on Sunday night as Buco again attempts to put the first Gourd in Space. Again we ask: how could anyone replace the Waterfront Market?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A Green Parrot Orange Bowl Excursion
A few Parrot regulars and staff made the trek to the mainland for The Last Waltz at The Orange Bowl.
As some former UM greats are introduced on the field Pat ponders what the actual graduation figures might be for these student-atheletes..
After the Hurricanes' 47-zip shellacking at the hands of the Virginia Caveliers our group repairs to the friendly confines of Club Deuce on Miami Beach to get shellacked in their own way.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Jimbo and Olga Mathus bring a Modern Case of Classic Blues toThe Parrot
A remarkable evening of music. Jimbo and Olga walk onstage with two acoustic guitars,some incredibly inspired vocals, and an occasional harmonica or kazoo and knock everyone out.
From the first song, a bit of Country Blues by way of Furry Lewis' Kassie Jones to some Delta Blues with Robert Johnson's Phonograph Blues, to Olga's Torch Songs to Jimbo's "A Town without Shame" from Samuel L. Jackson's recent film "Black Snake Moan" and finishing some three hours later (I'm leaving a LOT out) with "I Heard The Voice of a Pork Chop" where Jimbo declares he's "hungry as a BEA-UH!" which is perfect because Sauce Boss Bill Wharton shows up on stage in his whites, complete with chef's toque, to offer Jimbo a steaming bowl of Gumbo fresh from his show at the burger joint around the corner. You have two more chances to catch this exeptional duo on this go-around. Tomorrow at the 5:30 "soundcheck" or tomorrow night at 10 PM.
Here's the Press on them:
Olga and Jimbo Mathus Bring a Modern Case of Classic Blues to Parrot.
Blues Music's First Couple, Olga and Jim "Jimbo" Mathus will appear at
The Green Parrot on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13th and 14th
beginning at 10 P.M. with a special 5:30 P.M. "soundcheck on
Olga is a soulful, blues performer from the Deep South and is among
the vanguard of new blues artists combining innovation with a deep
sense of roots. She happens to be married to Jimbo, a talented artist
who was the former frontman, writer and founder of the legendary band
Squirrel Nut Zippers.
If you've only known Jimbo Mathus for his work as the founder of
The Squirrel Nut Zippers and their ragtime, early jazz and blues
you're missing his best work.
In place of the Zippers tight swing
and hot jazz is a loose, woozy houseful of southern sounds that
ricochet from swamp blues to hip-swerving soul; from honky-tonk
weepers to rollicking, almost Allman Brothers-esque rockers.
Olga now calls Memphis and New Orleans homes. In addition to her
extensive gigs producing local and nationally syndicated radio shows,
she participated in Martin Scorceses documentary on the blues with
Jessie Mae, North Mississippi Allstars, T Model Ford, Otha Turner,
Corey Harris and John Spencer Blues Explosion. She's shared the stage
in recent years with Coco Robicheaux, Robert Randolph, DJ Logic, Chris
Isaak, Papa Mali, North Mississippi Allstars, Jimbo Mathus Knockdown
Society, Los Lobos, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jim Dickinson, Johnny
Neel (Allman Brothers), and Matt Abts (Govt Mule).
Jimbo and Olga Mathus take the raw power
of vintage delta sounds and gives it a completely contemporary and
fresh lyrical direction and sensibility.To this sensibility to blues
add Mathus' prowess as a musician and Olga's hypnotic guitar work and
sexy alto singing and you have what may be called a modern case of
The Green Parrot Bar is your Southernmost Center for Culture at the
corner of Whitehead and Southard Streets.
For additional information call The Green Parrot at 294-613
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Pretty Much, This Is What It's Down To...
Unfortunately, looking back on Fantasy Fest 2007, this is the image that will endure for many of us...The poster child for most recent Fantasy Fests. I'm not saying that body painting and nudity not two of the seminal components of Fantasty Fest.
Even the first Fantasy Fest, I recall that Sister led the first parade down Duval Street, nude and spray painted gold, splayed out like a hood ornament on the front of some tradesman's pick-up truck.
But somebody should post a list of all the past Fantasy Fest themes to see
just who's watch it was on when we gave creativity the heave-ho and opted for the lowest common denominator of titilation enabled by these vague, generic themes, selected by God knows who.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Instead of photos of the Green Parrot stage
You Can't Taze a Mime
Here's a video from our 35th Annual Halloween Costume Party. What you see is the eventual First Place Winners, Three Blind Mimes, one of whom was unable to accept his award since he was still on the lam. I'll tell ya', our judges can still pick 'em.
IKO IKO Live at Fantasy Fest 2007
IKO-IKO performs Shake Your Hips at Fantasy Fest 2007 at The Green Parrot.