TIME Magazine gave me a buzz to chat about Hazel's upcoming reunion performance at MusicFest NW here in Portland. Now that the hubbub is over I figured I'd post it, if for any other reason than to show my folks I was in a magazine they'd actually heard of...
This wasn't a 'national act', I don't think. Probably just another band with another record out on another label from somewhere other than here. Maybe they were the greatest band in the world, but I wouldn't know about that because I'm old and out of the loop, and getting crotchety to boot. The driver, who looked like a bass player, was about 24. There were no stickers on the van, nor the trailer.
I've seen this same set-up in front of many, many clubs here in town on many, many night's drive home from this gig or that, nursing my beloved (but terminally ill) Volvo station wagon home on the rutted roads leading "North" and "East", like an old horse's memory carrying it's drunk, sleeping rider in the low moonlit… [Read More]