The Demon Possessed Boy

Like A.A. Allen, Osborn was a Soul Crusader who traveled the country – the world – healing the sick and possessed, driving out demons and performing assorted miracles. He recorded his big tent revival meetings and audience responses. This record features a boy who misfiled his father’s records one day, leading his father to suspect the devil’s hand and bring him to see the great and mighty Osborn. In this recording, T.L. dramatically illustrates his power of exorcism, leaving the boy cleansed, never to mistake James Brown with Clifford Brown again. True story.

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SXSW

I survived another year of SXSW!!! I saw a lot of good music… and some not so good. (Kids, posturing on stage while staring at your laptop is not rock and roll.) I started off at my favorite bar, Lovejoys to see the Pierced Arrows (formally known as Dead Moon). From there, the 4 day party progressed. The only real downer was the passing of Alex Chilton two days before I got to see him with Big Star. I still tried to make the showcase as Dwight Twilley was playing, but SXSW and Antone’s decided to make it a “Badge Only” show. LAME! All in all a great week though. Bill Murray was in town bar tending at various venues and a vicious rumor was circulating about U2 playing on the roof of Star Bar. You never know what can happen during SXSW! Nothing has beat the time I saw Iggy Pop with the Stooges playing for free on the street. Nobody needed a badge!

Jeff, Me and my wife Donna getting ripped for Pierced Arrows!

Jeff, Me and my wife Donna getting ripped for Pierced Arrows!


Pierced Arrows at Lovejoys!

Pierced Arrows at Lovejoys!


Brass Bed from Louisiana.  Great Pop Rock band!

Brass Bed from Louisiana. Great Pop Rock band!


Drive By Truckers at Waterloo Records.  Somehow got VIP and drank lots of Shiner Bock

Drive By Truckers at Waterloo Records. Somehow got VIP and drank lots of Shiner Bock


Meat Puppets at Dog & Duck Pub!  It was good to see Chris Kirkwood back behind the Bass

Meat Puppets at Dog & Duck Pub! It was good to see Chris Kirkwood back behind the Bass


CHEAP TRICK!! Brought my kids to their first real rock show!! So FUN!  They still RAWK!

CHEAP TRICK!! Brought my kids to their first real rock show!! So FUN! They still RAWK!


My pal Bruce Hughes playing bass with the Texas Sheiks.  Austin Music Awards.

My pal Bruce Hughes playing bass with the Texas Sheiks. Austin Music Awards.


Exene Cervenka of X at Red Eyed Fly.

Exene Cervenka of X at Red Eyed Fly.


Denge Fever at Emos.  They're my new favorite band.  Cambodian 60's pop from LA.

Denge Fever at Emos. They're my new favorite band. Cambodian 60's pop from LA.


Chhem Nimol of Denge Fever with a groupie

Chhem Nimol of Denge Fever with a groupie


Grupo Fantasma.  So good that Prince flies them out to Las Vegas weekly to back him up.

Grupo Fantasma. So good that Prince flies them out to Las Vegas weekly to back him up.

Goodbye Alex…

Rock took another hit in the passing of Alex Chilton. I was going to see him at SXSW, but he evidently had a heart attack mowing his lawn. He was 59. I still have a sealed copy of Big Star’s #1 Record. I’m gonna crack it open on my 50th birthday. I nearly did when I heard the awful news. Not familiar with his music? You should be. Most people know him through That 70′s Show theme song, In the Street… “I wish we had a joint so baaaaaad.”

BOX FURNITURE… hand made in the USA!

boxL2logoNew to Whetstone Audio is the excellent hi-fi support company, BOX FURNITURE. While I was in NYC, I got to meet Anthony Abbate and visit his factory. It’s conveniently located next to DeVore Fidelity in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Box not only builds beautiful audio racks, they also build the enclosures for DeVore’s speakers. I have a four shelf rack in the gorgeous Sapele finish. Come see and hear it in action!shop

Just In!! Auditorium 23 speaker cables.

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I just got in the A23 cables and straight from the box I had to scoop my jaw off the floor. DAMN! REALLY? These cables aren’t even burned in yet and they outperform nearly anything I’ve ever heard at any price! I have them hooked up to the Leben CS-600 (just like in the picture) into the DeVore Super 8 speakers. Well Tempered Amadeus / Dynavector 17D3 up front extracting all that vinyl goodness! Everything you’ve read about these cables is true. If you’re not familiar take a gander at this REVIEW and another good
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