Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen... the Paladins!

Jim Reed snuck me into El Casino Ballroom while Bruce Halper, the infamous lounge lizard, was sneaking him in and I knew nothing and expected nothing as people my age milled around the bar. After a duo I didn't care 4,  guitarist Dave Gonzalez, double bass Thomas Yearsley and drummer came on and torn a new asshole in the club. Or at least gave me strength. They NEVER stopped for two hours. I could have drunk the sweat off Dave's shirt he was so unrelenting in his beautiful grind and I thought Thomas was on her way to dying and the crowd of aldstered ROCKED. Joy to behold. I prayed it would never end. Towards the end greaser Bob Corrifore guested on harp and the smiles doubled. One of the best live shows ever 4 me and I had been to the Academy of Music on 14th to hear the Stones in '63, the Cramps in Paris in the early 1980's.

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