Fair Warning: We're going on a trip that will cause music purists to lose it. I'm ok with that (I think). Let's go. I've heard it said, somewhat controversially, that the Beatles were pioneers of their craft, and without them the world would sound quite differently. Agree? Sure, their absence would create a vacuum that… Continue reading Clone Wars
Let's talk. First off, Happy New Year! Secondly, put Jesse Watkins in your thoughts and prayers for continued healing as he is recovering from a stroke he suffered this past week. According to different sources, he should fully recover. Great news so far! Thirdly, we've got some tasty morsels for you coming up: Friday Jan 15th:… Continue reading Roasting Room: Upcoming Shows 1/15 & 1/16
*sniff sniff* Hmmm...what's that? Smells like...opportunity. It has notes of cypress...bacon...bourbon...a little clove... The Roasting Room has been open for less than a month, and is almost booked out until the 1st of April with great music from around this great land. The good people of Bluffton are the first to thank for this, as… Continue reading The Year Ahead
"What a ridiculous and overly-simplistic thing to ask, Jordan!" you declare. My point: Why is it ok for music to be good, and for music to be not good? I'll use a couple of examples. Exhibit A: A youth approaches someone from a more mature generation and says "Your music is ok, but mine's totally… Continue reading Friday Debate: Why is music good/not good?
SCENE: Christmas morning; Wrapping paper scattered throughout the den. The coffee pot is beeping. Mom is pouring Mimosa #2. Kids are happily zooming their new toys around. Dad is being all secretive. DAD: Hey kids...I found a note here that looks like it was written in a hurry (dad's left-handed handwriting) and it says… Continue reading OMG You Guys! Surprise Gift!
Dear friends, SCENE: The evening is moonlit, ME and YOU are gathered around a roaring fire pit, bourbon in hand, laughing and carrying on about how awesome the Roasting Room (above the Corner Perk) is... ME: Oh, YOU, I almost forgot! Happy Holidays! I bought you a present. Here, I'll open it for you...(RIP! TEAR!… Continue reading Bluffton: We bought you a present!
You guys, Friday night at the Roasting Room was... A sold out show. A great sounding room. An attentive audience. A memorable performance by Angie, Davey, and Will. The chances of this happening again are good. Very good. So good in fact that I'll go ahead and spill the beans on a few upcoming… Continue reading Well, that was fun.