Raissa St.Pierre Poop 07


Live Music:

  • Olu Dara (Club Helsinki, Great Barrington) # 1 best show of 2007!
  • Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys (Bearsville Theater)
  • Jason Kao Hwang (Alt Bks Uptown, Kingston)
  • Slavic Soul Party (Spiegeltent at Bard)
  • Jason Slack and the Slick Slack Brass Band (Hudson, TSL on the riverfront)
  • The Detroit Cobras (Stray Bar, Hudson)
  • Chops and Seth (Bert’s Inn, Craryville)
  • Porter Wagoner (Madison SQ Garden, opening up for White Stripes and Grinderman)
  • Elvis Costello SOLO (opening for Dylan, Times Union, Albany)
  • Toumani Diabate (Zankel Hall, NYC)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Mahaiwe Theater, Great Barrington)
  • Youssou N’Dour (UPAC, Kingston),
  • VISION FESTIVAL opening night, especially performances by William Parker, Hamid Drake, Marc Ribot and Cooper-Moore (Angel Orensanz Foundation,
    Norfolk St. NYC).

    Records:

  • Agitpop’s new one!!(find on myspace),
  • Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer" (Vanguard)
  • The Blue Ribbon Boys with Julia Gottlieb (self produced)
  • Lee Hazelwood "Cake or Death" (BPX)
  • Joe Strummer soundtrack for "The Future is Unwritten" (Sony)
  • Rufus Wainwright "Release the Stars" (Geffen)
  • John Coltrane Box set the Impulse Albums Vol. 1 – 5
  • William Parker & Hamid Drake, "First Communion and Piercing the Veil" (AUM)
  • Johnny Thunders Box "You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory" (3 CDs:Castle US)
  • Oxford American Compilation CD Southern Music Issue 2007
  • Tinariwen "Aman Iman" (World Village USA)
  • Melverne Taylor; "Fabuloso" (P-1 Music)
  • Howard Fishman Performs Bob Dylan and the Band’s "Basement Tapes" Live at Joe’s Pub (Monkey Farm) with DVD of concert footage.

    Radio:

  • Doug Schulkind’s "Give the Drummer Some" broadcast of the John Coltrane audio documentary, How Long’s Train Been Gone on WFMU (Fridays 9am – noon)
  • Laura Cantrel’s Radio Thrift Shop returns to FMU via internet only every other wednesday, 6-9am WFMU.ORG

    Food:

  • Philmont Public House,
  • Costa Rican food at the Black Swan in Tivoli,
  • Le Gamin, Hudson

    Films:

  • I am Cuba
  • Gypsy Caravan
  • Moriarty
  • No Country for Old Men
  • No End in Sight
  • Charlie Wilson’s War

    Books:

  • Flying Too Close to the Sun by Cathy Wilkerson
  • The People of Paper by Salvador Plasencia
  • No Smoking by Luc Sante
  • Shout Sister Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Gayle F. Wald

    Personal Highlights:

  • Marching in the NYC Halloween Parade!
  • the i-pod classic
  • the Blue Ribbon Boys live on my radio show
  • Tivoli United craft fair
  • the pirate bar in catskill
  • playing with the MERMAID KILLERS!!

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