Welcome to the weekend and another episode of BJ’s 3 W’s. :)
Being a photographer and shooting most of the local bands I, at some point during a gig/show that I’m shooting, will catch myself staring at the hands of those awesome musicians. It just amazes me how talented they really are and I wonder how in the world they can even do what they do. Curiousity being what it is, I bought myself a guitar, cut my nails off and set out to be just like them: onstage Rocking and Rolling! My fingers wouldnt even try to listen to what my head was telling them to do. I of course said to myself
“I know, I’ll buy a bass, its gotta be alot easier, less strings…right?”
uhhh nope, 6 strings, 4 strings. still no cooperation from my fingers.
A few lessons from some of our local, very talented guitar/bass playing musicians and, while I am still very determined to become just like them, its gonna take time, a lot of time.
“Now where is that tamborine?”
Being a musician takes a lot of passion and determination, and a lot of time. Many of the local musicians have been playing for 20, 30, even 40+ years.
Advice from me? Start early!
I was going to have another awesome musician interview in this weeks column, but decided to pause for a sec and instead ask my readers what questions they would like answered and from what awesome member(s) of our music community. There is a comment section at the bottom of the column: I would love to hear from you with some questions for our local musicians!
We have some great bands playing this weekend in just about every direction.
So whatever it is you’re looking for I’m sure its out there.
Heres this weekends 3 W’s(Where, When, and What)
We’ll start with one of my favorite bands at one our last real rock clubs:
The Procrastinators at the Black Forest! Show starts at 9pm and includes local humor/sex rockers “Dick Dagger and the C-Monsters” with Portland’s “Castle” rounding out the bill. Don’t miss this show!
On Both Friday and Saturday night at Embers its classic rock with Red Thunder.
Friday at the Gridiron in Springfield its Cowboy Cadillac.
Friday night at Happy Hours its Code Red and Saturday night Alien Boy. Happy Hours is out on River rd. in Eugene.
Friday Night it’s Sattelite Jack at the Mohawk and on Saturday night it’s your St. Pattys day party with Bulls on Parade.
The Village Green in Cottage Grove will have live music tonight(Fri.) with Heavy Chevy.
Saturday at Bugsy’s in Junction City finds the Jimmy Bobby band.
On Saturday at the Why Not bar and Grill its Most Wanted with Country and classic rock.
And the always astounding Mr. Wizard will be at the Mill Casino both Friday and Saturday.
At the Westside station in Salem is local boys: Dragstrip Superstar both Friday and Saturday night.
I leave you with a few shots from last weekends Koz show at the Mohawk tavern.
Have a safe weekend my friends, have fun and remember don’t drink and drive, ’til next weekend, BJ out…. :)