Just got back from Brucefest III, where the Egg played three Springsteen covers to a packed house in honor of the Boss’s Sept. 23 birthday. The event, conceived, organized, and MC’ed by the one and only Rick Wormwood (of Rick Wormwood and the Rumbling Proletariat) has become a Portland, Maine, institution. Some of these tunes may make it into our set in the future.
Monthly Archives: September 2006
Brucefest was a blast. Bubba’s Sulky Lounge in Portland was just about the coolest bar I’ve ever seen. We played next to last, right before headliners Rick Wormwood and the Rumbling Proletariat, and grinded out Egg versions of “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” “From Small Things,” and “Adam Raised a Cain.” None of ’em were exactly perfect, but the kids dancing on the light-up disco floor didn’t seem to mind too much.
In honor of the man’s 57th birthday, Thunderegg joins a bunch of other bands in playing three Bruce covers each at the third annual Brucefest in Portland, Maine. As always a charity event organized and MC’ed by the great Rick Wormwood (he’s on myspace somewhere too), this year’s fest will be happening the night of Saturday, September 23 at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland, Maine. I’m not going to say which three songs we’ll be playing, but they’re gonna kick ass. I will say, however, that Bubba’s Sulky Lounge has a light-up disco dance floor like the ones in Saturday Night Fever.
For anybody who doesn’t know, Bruce is one of my heroes. Him and Don Mattingly.
So now all I feel like listening to is the 6-CD Anthology of American Folk Music. I’m kind of down on anything that was recorded in the interest of “making it.” I just want to hear stuff that was made out of a love of music.
BMI, the company that licenses Thunderegg’s songs, whatever that means, sends out a newsletter every month. Here’s the “Inside This Issue” header, clearly written with bands like ours in mind. I swear, they talk about Babyface every damn time.
(A monthly update for BMI songwriters and composers)
BMI Posts Record-Setting Revenues, Royalty Distributions
Mariah Carey Takes Two Top Honors at Urban Awards;
Babyface, L.A. Reid Receive Icon Salute
Brooks & Dunn Lead CMA Nominees List
Ray Davies To Receive Icon Honors
BMI Podcast #13 Jumps Across the Pond
Nashville Song Hall Nominates BMI Greats
Christian Country Music Celebrates the Year’s Best
NY Songwriters Circle Contest Underway
Latin Rap Meet Offering BMI Discount
West Coast Songwriters Conference Set
BMI Mourns Loss of Pat Baird
Legal Series Sets September Lineup
Just got back from jamming at Joshua Nelson’s place in eastern Oklahoma. Keith, Ken Moon, Josh, and I drank some moonshine, shot some guns, swam in the lake, and recorded ten sloppy-fun tracks as the Rusticators. Covers include numbers originally made famous by Doug Sahm, Emmylou Harris, the Replacements, the Flatlanders, and Oklahoma natives 20/20. The Rusticators CD will be super limited-edition, so reserve your copy now!