Weekend Music: Texas Flood

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Maybe the best single Stevie Ray Vaughan performance I’ve ever run into on the Internets. From the 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert.

I’m moving my #WeekendCoffeeShare posts here from Just Gene’O starting tomorrow.

Also, Melissa and I are working up a little something special for next week that you don’t want to miss.

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Weekend Music: Beck!

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A bit late, I know. I almost saved this one for tomorrow morning, but I just feel like publishing something, so enjoy. This is one of those occasions where something I hear on the radio earlier in the week gets into the Weekend Music.

Aside from Beck, I’ve got nothing.

Happy Friday!

Weekend Music: John Prine with a Beautiful Arch-Top

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Look at this guitar. Just look at it.

An Austin City Limits classic. Since I’m thinking a lot about grandparenthood and mortality right now, it seems appropriate. I was ten years old when this was recorded.

I don’t actually wear my suit to dinner, but I do hammer nails in planks. And chain-smoke Camel cigarettes (I gotta cut those out). I don’t build houses, stores and banks, exactly. But I do build things. Social things.

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Weekend Music: Black Mountain Rag

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Still my favorite YouTube guitar video. This is a minute and a half of pure virtuosity right here. It’s the look of complete happiness that does it for me. And the shoes. What shoes!

Happy Weekend! I should be around more here next week.