Peter Mulvey – Look Ma, No Gasoline

Peter Mulvey - Look Ma, No Gasoline
(photo taken from Peter’s website. Don’t know who took it)

Here are some YouTube examples of why Peter is just an amazing singer/songwriter. I mention Peter every now and then and just realized how easy it is to show how good he is.

If you are in Wisconsin you owe it to yourself to experience him live. He’s currently doing a “bicycle tour” around southern Wisconsin. Yup. Biking to all venues. It’s not because his car has over 400,000 miles on it (if he’s even driving that beast anymore. heh). It’s called the “Look Ma, No Gasoline” tour. Man! Sometimes I wish I still lived in Wisconsin. Once or so a year in California is DEFINITELY not enough. 🙂 I hope he announces some California dates soon.

Enjoy the videos after the jump.

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[insert spooky door creaking sound]

Hey folks. I’m peeking my head out from behind the door to let you know I still exist. I’m working on my manifesto…. ummm. heh. just kidding…

I do have two things to quickly mention.

First… If you’re “in the know”, Cathy and I have updated our wedding website. The design hasn’t been tweaked to reflect the old design yet but we felt it more important to just get it changed. Hopefully there will be more frequent updates and you can subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates as well. So make sure you check it out if you know the url. No, we’re not giving it out willy-nilly. At least not until after the wedding.

Secondly… what are y’all doing on June 13th at 6:30pm Pacific time? Don’t know yet? CATHY AND I DO!!!! LA LA LA!!!! I’ll tell ya what we’re doing after you click the “more” link… (ooh, the suspense!)

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Testing the email posting ability

If you can read this. You’re too close. 🙂

Update: well. Now that I have THAT working, I should be able to at least start my mo-blogging back up. We’ll have to see how sending pictures here will do. hmm.

So. sorry I haven’t been around, AGAIN!!! Been SO busy, and lazy, and well, just not very talkative. I recorded three INCREDIBLE Willy Porter concerts last week, and one great Luce concert too, and I have to get to work on those. Luce tonight and tomorrow, if Dylan gets us on “the list” for saturday’s show. <crosses fingers>

So back to the grindstone. Got a GUI to work on.

Peter Mulvey night 1

Peter Mulvey at Don Quixotes
Peter Mulvey in Felton, CA tuesday night. Started sparsely populated. Maybe 10 or 11 people. By the end of the night I think there were about 20. Not TOO shabby. Hopefully there’ll be a better turnout tomorrow in San Jose. I know that I’m helping out. Plans are to have 5 or 6 of us.

Greg Trooper opened up and right away I’m a big fan. I’ve never heard him before, much less heard OF him. Count me in though. Great singer/songwriter. Very personable on stage which goes a long way toward my liking you.

After Greg’s done it’s time for a break. Check on game 3 of the World Series. Bottom of the 9th. Astros have tied it up. Awesome pitching to get out of a jam. Bottom of the 10th. The girl behind the bar, Amy, cracks the whip and Peter gets up on stage.

Peter never disappoints. Awesome songs. Witty banter. One of the songs he does is a cover of “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie. Sweet! I love Bowie. But what to follow with…? I suggest “I Gotta Get Drunk” by Willie Nelson but darnit if that isn’t a song that Jeffrey Foucault does. Shoot. But Peter steps right up and plays a song I’m calling “Hungry Man.” Great song. I still think the drunk song is more fun, if only because, well, it’s about alcohol. <grin>

Finishes his main set with one of my favorites. “Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad, and Far Away From Home” off his “Kitchen Radio” album. Oof. Astros collapse in the 14th!! How do you walk in a run? YAY!! Go Sox! Sorry. Got distracted on the way home.

The encore is a Warren Zevon song with Greg. Awesome! Then one last solo song. Great show. Totally looking forward to the next two nights! Dunno if i’ll report so fully. Prolly not.

GO SEE PETER!!! You won’t be sorry.