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|Graphic by - Kyran Berlin • Golden Gate Xpress|
West Seattle Junction
Easy Street Records & Cafe
It had been on my mind for about a month to buy Keith Richards' autobiography, Life. So I dropped into a book store in San Diego and found a copy that I thought would be a fun read for my upcoming flight and vacation in Seattle. The book in fact had remained in my backpack until the sad news of Charlie Watts death on August 24th. With that event as my kickstart, I began reading it the next day and it's been hard to put down. I don't remember the flight back home as I was completely absorbed into it until touch down.
Here's a passage from Keith Richard's Life (2011).
|Charlie & Ringo|
As kismet would have it, I started program surfing in Netflix last week and stumbled upon, Count Me In. This is a 1 hour and 21 minute documentary on the history of some of rock's greatest drummers. Both Charlie and Ringo are featured and I recommend it.
The best quote from Count Me In is from Joe Strummer of The Clash, "The rule of rock 'n' roll says, 'You're only as good as your drummer.'"
|Bill & Charlie (far right)|
The Stones' will be starting up their 13 date U.S. 2021 No Filter Tour beginning September 26th in St. Louis with drummer (and long-time collaborator with Keith Richards) Steve Jordan sitting in for Charlie.
|All Down The Line • Lincoln Park|
When in West Seattle, I try to get to Lincoln Park. I usually can get (con) the family to go for a walk or play on the playground equipment (they have two great kid friendly zip lines), while I take off for a run on the trail that leads down to the water, and then loops back up to the trail again.
As luck would have it, a couple of Stones' songs came on during the run and seemed appropriate to complete this mix of songs.
Stay well my friends, and mask-up at public indoor locations, again. The folks in Seattle know how to do that very well!
- The Rolling Stones
- Neil Young
- Peter, Paul & Mary
- Tom Petty
- The Jayhawks
- Danny O' Keefe
- The Youngbloods
- The Byrds
- The Smother Brothers
- Jackson Browne
- Ray Wylie Hubbard & Ringo Starr
- Mollie Tuttle
- The Kinks
- J.D. Souther
- Ricky Nelson
- Stevie Wonder
- The Cactus Blossoms
- Seals and Crofts
- Rosanne Cash
- Bob Dylan
- Gillian Welch
- Timothy B. Schmit
- Pete Townsend, Ronnie Lane & Charlie Watts
- John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd with Brian Wilson
- Todd Rundgren
- John Prine