Holiday Wrapup

Finally back from my working vacation, and man, what a trip! We started trying to get back to Ohio to see family, but technical issues and weather got us stuck for 2 days in Houston, leaving less than 12 hours with family. Thanks to the nice people @ Continental Airlines, Houston branch, for taking care of us and putting us up in nice Hotels. It really pays to be kind and patient with those folks. We saw people sleeping in the airport, and that's no way to spend Christmas Eve...

Off to NOLA for a 3 night stand at Tipitina's, a legendary club in New Orleans, Louisiana. I had originally been added to Galactic's New Year's Eve show there (big up's to Paul @ Superfly for finally taking the bait, and respect to Ben, Stanton, Robert, Jeff and Rich for the nod). With a bit of bribing and arm-twisting, I convinced Tip's GM Adam Shipley into letting me join the Papa Mali show on the 30th, and the Rebirth Brass Band show on January 1st...

We were staying with our NOLA friends the Curry's at the The Tchoup House, which is RIGHT next door to Tipatina's. Let me just say that the web site does not do this house justice. Completely wired for sound and video, you can sit in an 8-person hot tub, and watch the show going on next door. If you're going to NOLA, do it rock star-stylee, and rent the Tchoup House. It ain't cheap, but worth every penny. Absynthe & cupcakes, indeed...

So, the Medi4 Travelling Road Show went over big at Tip's, playing to over well over 1,500 people over 3 nights.

The biggest responses came from:

  • Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
  • Rolling Stones - Slave
  • Afrika Bambatta - Planet Rock
  • Dr. Dre - Next Episode
  • AC/DC - Dirty Deeds
  • Prince - Baby I'm A Star
  • Joe Cocker - Bathroom Window
  • The New Mastersounds - Turn This Thing Around
  • Speedometer f. the Speedetts - Wait Up (This Time I'm Comin)

Now to tackle the Late Night Series @ Tip's for Jazzfest 2005. Wish me luck...

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