Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A night out

The night before we fly to Queenstown for our Routeburn walk, I've booked a ticket to see Ry Cooder, who's performing one concert in Christchurch. Concert tickets are becoming super expensive ($129 for this one) as artists return to touring to make their money. They're not selling CDs any more, in the face of internet downloading. I recently met a chap who'd returned from San Francisco and said that he couldn't find a mainstream CD shop in the entire CBD!

From "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball", a film by Les Blank taped at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA on March 25, 1987.
Band: Ry Cooder: guitar, Jim Keltner: drums, Van Dyke Parks: keyboards, Jorge Calderon: bass, Flaco Jimenez: accordion, Miguel Cruiz: percussion, Steve Douglas: sax, George Bohannon: trombone
Singers: Bobby King: tenor, Terry Evans: baritone, Arnold McCuller: tenor, Willie Green Jr: bass

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