Thursday, April 14, 2011

Absolut Vodka Corrupts Absolutly

But not Hangar One. Fortunately.

Orville Davis, the very cool country singer who stars in that commercial, will be playing Mexicali Blues on Friday. A club in beautiful downtown Teaneck, New Jersey. Located, literally, across the street from where I spent the first seventeen years of my life.

I bring all this up for two reasons. First, the great Glen "Bob" Allen [that's him on the right, below], my musical director and bandmate since the late 70s... filling in on drums for the evening. If you're in the Jersey area, get over there and give him some love.

But I've also just discovered that in a previous life, Davis was the bass player for the quintessential late 70s hair-metal band Starz. That's him on the right in the photo.

There's a larger meaning in this, I suspect, but I'll be darned if I'm exactly sure what it is.

In any case, you can get Orville's two excellent country albums over here. And should, I think.

As for the vodka, I haven't tasted it yet, but I'm told that people who appreciate such things value it highly.

Update: I just learned, via Wiki, that three of the guys in Starz were previously in Looking Glass, of "Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" fame.

Words fail me, except to reiterate that YouTube remains the greatest research tool since the Library at Alexandria.