This week on Song of the Weak!!! it’s “A Night at Bubala’s” featuring several videos from Monday, August 3rd, all shot by Mike Guaragna.
“Unidentified Flying Thing” -part of the instrumental “Thing” series; includes a rare flute sighting, courtesy of Ken Field.
“This Is Your Night”– an especially terrific Chris Ligon song (we love Chris, and so does the Flat Five, a brilliant band out of Chicago that is currently finishing an album of Chris’s songs); Chris’s original is on a wonderful album by Chris Ligon & the Problems, also called “This Is Your Night” -wish I could tell you where you can find it, but Chris doesn’t currently have a website -maybe next week (gotta get something by him up on our sadly neglected “Love To Turn You On” page …)
“Happy Birthday” – still one of my favorite songs ever, somehow just never gets old, so many ways to play, here’s one… wish I knew the name of our birthday girl that night, but she’s a pip, just turned 88!
“The Happy Pineapple”– then these guys showed up: the Luiz Caracol Trio with Eleanor Dubinsky, some swell Portuguese musicians who were over here for a couple dates; we’d not met before, but they played a little guest set, and sat in with us for a few, along with a mystery guest flautist… all in all, a most interesting night at Bubala’s!
And, for no good reason (vanity, maybe?), here’s a link to a recent interview that seemed more fun than usual, from a blog called Color Is Its Own Reward.