Category Archives: Road Warriors
Now THIS is the blog musicians have been waiting for: the best cuisine for those cruising the highways and byways. Those of you on a musical mission will appreciate Paul’s dedication to locating the best food to be found here and abroad (so nice to have alternatives besides McD’s and Waffle House) … as will any traveler.
By the way, not only do I highly recommend Paul’s blog, but I’ve seen and heard his remarkable drumming on more than one occasion (think a left-handed Jim Keltner) with our old road-mates Stephen Simmons and Stacie Collins. He’s the man. From his blog:
My name is Paul Griffith. I’m a drummer, writer and amateur bassist working out of Nashville, TN. My music clients include John Prine, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, k.d. lang and Tony Joe White. I write for The Nashville Scene, Chapter 16, Nashville Lifestyles and anyone else who will have me.
Musician Approved Road Food is a labor of love. I travel a lot, and I like to eat well. By and large, the site will focus on cheap eats along the beaten path––the kind travelers need to keep their tanks full and boredom at bay. In a few cases, the entries will be a little pricier and harder to find––after all, even musicians deserve a treat sometimes.
Some of you may have read the remembrance of Brian and the Nightmares I wrote for their reunion get-together (originally in the local entertainment paper and more recently posted to this blog) in 2002. Very recently, another Nightmares fan posted video –originally shot for a local cable show — of that gig to YouTube. As a public service, I’ve assemble it below.
If you remember the Nightmares, this is a great reminder of their unique energy and musicianship. If you weren’t around or didn’t get the chance to see them during their late 80′s heyday, do yourself a favor and catch a sampling below.
I can honestly say that I’ve never been in a band, post-1988, that I didn’t in some way compare, unfavorably, to the focus and energy of the ‘Mares: it’s a goal that I’ve always shot for, and whenever someone has said to me, “man, your band is tight,” I’ve always wanted to say, “then you never saw Brian & the Nightmares!”
“Easy Way Out”
“Keep on Walkin’”
“She’s So Tall”
“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” (Standells cover)
“I Am A Rock” (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
“Can’t Touch an Angel”
“Little Bit of You”
“All You Want to Do Is Sin”
And from way back in 1989 … Brian, Kurt, John and Mark doing “Warm California Sun” (Rivieras/Ramones/Dictators) and “New Kind of Kick” (The Cramps)