& Orlando Cachaito Lopez, bassist w. Buena Vista Social Club.
There've been 2 times I wish I'd kept up my adult ed. Spanish classes:
hangin' backstage w. Sr. Lopez & tryin' to talk to my gardner about the
"The L.A. Band" gets 'em dancin' in Pori.
They threw a bunch of us together & gave us that moniker. Next
year, we wanna call ourselves "The Fabulous Vellacott Sisters."
(That's another story.) Personnel: David Arnay-p; me-b; M.B.Gordy-d; Ralph
Dudley-v; & Ed White-g.
Promoter Bill Platt & Restauranteur Rone (pronounced "Ronny")
toast the end of another festival, Monday mornin', 5am.
Champagne in waxed Pepsi cups. Bill's the guy whom I met @ Borders &
brought us over. Rone fed us like royalty.
A Finnish Fan.
Dig that "tattoo" on his upper arm. Rule
No. 1 when traveling: ALWAYS carry a Sharpie.
The Azola BugBass, me & Victor Wooten.
was of course playin' with Bela Fleck & was of course brilliant.
View from the Main Stage during my set.
was pourin' in Pori, but folks were smilin' nonetheless. Later that night
I ran into a guy at the post-fest fete who said he caught my set & dug
it. When I got the photos back...voila!, there he was, circled in red. And
speakin' o' red...
Sari Moilanen belts out Janis Joplin @ the post-party, backed up by
me & that very same guy on drums. Small world, eh? Sari worked as a liason
for the festival; she took the guys in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy fishing. I think
I'll add that to my rider next year.