I am what you call a weekend warrior. During my time away from the radio station, I play drums and sing in a band called The One Hitters. The concept is to perform all of those great songs from the bands that had one big hit, but never to return to the charts again. As an example, do you remember these great one hit wonders?: Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image, All Right Now by Free, My Sharona by The Knack or Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop. Time for the shameless plug! The One Hitters are playing this Friday night (3/29) at Puckett's in downtown Nashville starting at 8:30. Puckett's is a great listening room and they serve fantastic food as well. I hopeto see you there! The One Hitters - it's America's favorite pastime!!
Feel like having chocolate at Easter in Belgium? Well, send a letter and really lick that chocolate-flavored postal stamp. The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell. Belgian stamp collector Marie-Claire Verstichel said while the taste was a bit disappointing, "they smell good." Easter is the season for chocolate in Belgium with Easter eggs and bunnies all over supermarkets and specialty stores. A set of five stamps costs 6.2 euros ($8) but might leave a customer hungry for more.
There is a show coming up that I'm sure many people aren't aware of. On April 12th at the War Memorial Auditorium, War and Tower of Power are set to share the stage for an evening of soul, funk and R&B music. Of course War has charted several hits in their long career including Low Rider, Why Can't We Be Friends and Spill the Wine. The 10 piece powerhouse Tower of Power has been less successful on the charts but have managed to stay together for 45 years strong! Their tune "What Is Hip?" can currently be heard as part of a commercial for Amazon.com. Grab some tickets soon - you won't regret it!!
And what a night it was! This past Friday, the guitar god himself Eric Clapton put on a fantastic show in front of what appeared to be a sold out Bridgestone Arena. The evening was heavy on blues covers but Clapton did manage to pull out several favorites from his decades of hits. Two great surprizes for me that night. First, singer/keyboardist Paul Carrack was part of Eric's band and was featured singing lead vocals on two of his best known hits - Tempted by Squeeze and How Long by Ace. The other surprize was discovering Eric's drummer was none other than Steve Jordan, who was the original Late Night with David Letterman drummer and the original stickman for The Blues Brothers Band! Here's amateur video of Clapton performing an old Robert Johnson blues number...
The crew at Aim Health recently took their Comcast Business Class Office of the Week winnings and enjoyed a big lunch Mexican style! Thanks to David Dawson for the photo and nominating his office in the contest!!