Archive: Roadies

CMAs: They Advertised What, Where?

NASHVILLE -- Driving back from a recording session with Sebastian Bach just now (more on that insanity later), I got stuck behind a delivery truck whose contents were actually outside: On the back and both sides of the truck were illuminated billboards advertising Tim McGraw's Nov. 22 hosting appearance on...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 11, 2008; 06:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

CMAs: Random Notes From Nashville

Jimmy Wayne: A Nashville star who can quote Fat Boys lyrics! NASHVILLE - The first voice I heard upon arriving at the airport here yesterday was Kellie Pickler's. The "American Idol" dingbat was singing "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" on a video screen at the CMT store, right around...

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 11, 2008; 09:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Real Tales of San Francisco

I got into San Francisco late last Wednesday night and by noon on Thursday I was already at Amoeba Records. The San Francisco location isn't the original, but man, it sure is a sight to behold. It's a converted bowling alley and the vastness is unreal. I mean, they have...

By David Malitz | March 26, 2008; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (6)

Walkin' Through New Orleans

A funny thing happened on the way through the French Quarter the other afternoon: I stumbled upon musical brilliance, coming from a rag-tag band of buskers that included a percussionist who was splayed out on the asphalt and a jitterbugging dancer sporting an old St. Louis Cardinals shirt. They didn't...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 23, 2008; 04:50 PM ET | Comments (1)


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