Sunday, July 13, 2008

Al Stewart comes to Bridgewater on July 13

Al Stewart at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater on 13 July 2008

Yes, he did Time Passages, Angry Bird, Antarctica, A child's view of the Eisenhower years, ...

Musician jokes, including the banjo player and the Lamborghini.

Stewart also recounted a "rock star" anecdote, about his (unsuccessful) attempt to get a box of rice crispies for breakfast in Kentucky shortly after Stewart had learned Year of the Cat had broken the top ten. It was after 11am, and he couldn't get the crispies, even for $100. He mentioned Nicholson and a possible rock star response of throwing a tv out the window.

Stewart mentioned that Antarctica was really about a cold woman who wouldn't sleep with him. He did give a historical preface about Amundsen, Scott, and Shackelford (the latter being characterized as the punk rocker type who put on an overcoat and galoshes and set out). Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole Dec. 14, 1911 (not 1903), 35 days before Robert F. Scott (who Stewart characterized as a misfit who was being punished for running into a commercial ship)

"Angry Bird" is about anarchists, wobblies, and the like.

And, the next week Al Stewart is in California:

DUNSMUIR - Al Stewart, the folk and pop singer/songwriter best known for his multi-platinum selling albums "Year Of The Cat" and "Time Passages," headlines The 2nd Annual Mossbrae Music Festival on July 19 at Dunsmuir City Park's scenic Botanical Gardens. The event is a fund raiser for the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, sponsored in part by Nestle Waters North America, Premier West Bank, US Bank, Mercy Medical Mt.


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