Allen Toussaint passed away yesterday. At least he went out the way any musician would prefer.
Allen Toussaint, the versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, died after appearing in concert in Madrid on Monday night. He was 77.
He’s written more great music than I can list here. This, thanks to a cover by Little Feat, may be his most familiar. (Bonus: he’s backed by The Meters.)
Mike Leach, this one’s for you, baby.
Gee, I wonder why this Byrds tune popped into my head yesterday – from 1966, enjoy “Psychodrama City”.
Last night I traveled down to Variety Playhouse with an old buddy to hear Elvis Costello discuss his new book. It was an enjoyable time. The best part was Costello’s nod to his first concert in Atlanta – a show at the old Capri Theater co-billed with Talking Heads in late November, 1977. It didn’t sell out (and that wasn’t a particularly big venue). But I was one of those there, along with the friend who went with me last night.
Anyway, here’s a concert clip from a few months later of a song he played that night, “Watching the Detectives”.
All that spending like drunken sailors on coaching salaries this past offseason – is it too soon to start questioning the judgment of people like Jeff Long and Jay Jacobs?
I’d say no, simply because even if it’s not too late to turn seasons around at Arkansas and Auburn, their main goal of competing for a title in the West is already dead and gone.
At this point, their focus has to be on not being that team, the last place program with the four million-dollar head coach.
And if you’re the lucky athletic director who winds up in that boat, where do you go from there? Hope and pray it turns around quickly, or spend more of that SEC TV money on a buyout and new blood?
Sure, Georgia – Alabama is the heavyweight SEC game this coming Saturday.
But judging from their recent game management misadventures, the fourth quarter of Arkansas – Tennessee may be the most compelling fifteen minutes of football we’ll see, if, by compelling, we mean in the sense of an impending car crash from which we can’t look away.
Is it supposed to be Florida or Tennessee that gives Georgia its best shot?