Stealers Wheel (feat. Gerry Rafferty), “Benediction,” from Right or Wrong (A&M, 1975)
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Now that Thunderegg’s Facebook page has 200 likes, I’ve moved on to my next big goal as a pro musician, namely, to rip a crazy solo on a guitar that was once a girl (who is now an iguana) while ascending my castle’s freight elevator, and then, as the closing note rings out, to be magically transported back to the deserted banquet hall to moodily strum my guitarp alongside my apparent roommate David Coverdale, who, poor fellow, seems to be contending with some serious morning-after regrets. Too, too much mirth and mead.
On the cutting room floor: the argument between these “Bosom Buddies” over who’s going to do the dishes!
For the third straight year—and in keeping with last fall’s Thunderegg Action Plan—the Egg has participated in February Album Writing Month, for which participants the world over attempt to write fourteen songs during the year’s shortest month. And for the third straight year the task was pulled off. These are demos. I’m not saying they’re all amazing. But here they are, the newest Thunderegg tunes, recorded, as usual, to a Tascam 424 four-track cassette deck. (We own one on both coasts now.)
Thunderegg (solo Will) plays its first official San Francisco gig tonight, March 5, presented by the indefatigable KC Turner and MCed by the inestimable Roem Baur. Both of these men would likely make fun of me for using the words “indefatigable” and “inestimable” to describe them, but I don’t care, I’m excited.
The Acoustic Bistro series runs every Monday night at Osteria, 3277 Sacramento @ Presidio. Tonight I’m on at 7, and then we’ll have Tiny Home and John Elliott, and then I’ll be on again at 8:30 (and then Tiny Home and John Elliott again: insiders call this format “in the round”). The show is free and the food is said to be delicious. This will be a pretty damn good Monday night.