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steveforbert.jpgI played a cool show in Oregon at this wonderful venue called Mississippi Studios. It is a combo recording studio and live music establishment owned by this sweet guy named Jim. He used to be in a band named Box Set. I remember playing a Rugburns gig with them years ago at Slims in San Francisco. The picture above is of David Garza on the left and Steve Forbert in the middle. I shared the bill with David Garza (pronounced Dahveed) and we had a hoot of a time gosh doggit. It was my first time to really hang out with him and I love his music. I hope you guys get a chance to see him. His songs are brilliant and so is his personality. I am so glad I got to bond with him and tell stories. We even played a couple songs together at the end of the night. Steve Forbert played the night before and left his sunglasses so he came back to pick them up. I freaked out because I had his early albums on vinyl when I first went away to college. He was labeled as the new Dylan back in the early 80's. He is a songwriter's songwriter. Listen to Romeo's Tune and it will strike a familiar chord. By the way... Last night's show was recorded by Jim (the owner of the venue) so if you would like to purchase a copy then go to his his website and contact him. He will ship it to you for 15 bucks. It is a double cd. The website is http://www.mississippistudios.com/ The Padres are officially out. The Cubbies did a nose dive worthy of Greg Louganis and The Dodgers held on by the skin of their teeth to beat out The Giants on a walk off grand slam by Steve Finley. My dad is so freakin' happy. He called me and left the funniest message. I think he was dancing around the house in his undies banging pots and pans. Don't forget to vote. November will be here before we know it. Love, One Happy Camper