Saturday, May 30, 2009

From Dead Air to Carlos . . .

The blogosphere or blogoverse is a vast and wild jungle, one never knows what or who one may stumble on while out crashing around in the underbrush . . . but just the other day I stumbled on a blog that is growing on me as the days goes by, which is "Daisy's Dead Air". Displaying a strong propensity for the music of the Grateful Dead, and good rock music in general, Daisy clearly has much larger interests. Go check it out for yourself, and be sure to let me know what you think. Today, for example, she posted a couple of videos : "Stormy Monday" as performed by Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and then Carlos Santana playing "Stormy". Excellent. As just a small tribute, here are a couple of photos I did of Carlos back in 1988 at the Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavillion, during the afternoon soundcheck session. (see earlier posts from here). . .
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8 comments:

DaisyDeadhead said...

Great photos, and so glad you enjoyed the music! :)

louciao said...

I love this shot. What more can I say.

Owen said...

Daisy, thanks for dropping in, no deadhead pun intended... looking forward to catching more great music at your place !

Louciao, far be it from me to suggest what more you could say, other than perhaps sharing a few more tales of fabulous concerts that you saw along the way... I'm still green with envy over what you said about seeing the Dead way back when !

louciao said...

Green goes well with your black mask.

jeff34 said...

Woauh la vache ! Carlos ! j'adore Carlos Santana ! Ses derniers albums n'ont pas fait un grand carton mais quand même Carlos !... Un Dieu vivant... Si si, on peut le dire ! Merci de nous livrer ces photos Owen !
Au fait, tu prends toujours ta "beep" le soir ?
Ciao Owen ! A plus...

Owen said...

I will translate for those of you who may be challenged by French...

J34 said : Wooah the cow ! Carlos ! I adore Carlos Santana ! His latest CDs didn't do so great but even so Carlos ! A living God ! Yes, yes, it can be said ! Thanks for delivering these photos to us Owen ! By the way, are you still taking your "beep" each evening ? Ciao, later...

Owen replies : of course, a sacred cow by all means ! No "beep" tonight, just one beer. Glad you like the photos my pix friend... it was a GREAT concert that night.

Loulynne, I will keep that in mind when preparing the evening camouflage... ;-D

you-wee because said...

Hi Owen,

last year in mid summer Carlos Santana & band played a gorgeous concert in my little hometown Bad Mergentheim.
The castle/palace courtyard where the concert took place was overcrowded with (by?) approximately 10.000 visitors. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take a professional camera to the concert. Of course thousands took photos with their mobile phones...
...and I was miles away from my camera! ;-((

;-)

Regards from Germany to France,

Uwe.

Owen said...

Hi Uwe, welcome, welcome !
Sounds like a great show, too bad they discouraged photos.

And best regards from France to Germany !