Hanging Out @ Lake George

September 3rd, 2009, 3:09 pm by Sara

The clock is ticking down to the final days of summer, but there’s still time to dash up the Northway and have yourself a day of fun at America’s Vacationland:


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A tribute to Elvis Presley

August 13th, 2009, 10:54 am by Greg

Sunday, August 16 marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley back in 1977.

Over the years, there have been countless tasteless tributes to the King of Rock & Roll. And we thought that nothing could possibly be cheesier than a black velvet painting of Elvis, right?

Well, how about a Cheese Doodle portrait of Elvis on black velvet?

It’s the cheese, man!

Al Kooper, What Was The First Album You Ever Bought?

July 23rd, 2009, 4:01 pm by Sara

AlKooper“I remember the first single. It was ‘The Closer You Are’ by the Channels on the Whirling Disc label. I believe that my choices were either that one or ‘Autumn Leaves’ by Roger Williams.

So I went for the Channels because it was the blacker record. I guess you could say it was the equivalent of hip-hop today. Even the label was black. That’s a great record, too. I think it’s on one of those Rhino doo-wop box sets.

And I still have that single today. It would take some digging to find it because there’s about 3,999 other ones in my collection, but it’s in there. I think I probably own about 10,000 albums, 4,000 singles and about 3,500 CDs.

And now that I think about it, I think the first album I got was the second Elvis album. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s what it was.”

Al Kooper leads his current band, the Funky Faculty, into The Egg in Albany on Saturday, July 25 for a double-bill with Dr. John & the Lower 911.

Gary Puckett, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 22nd, 2009, 12:55 pm by Greg


“Yeah, it was Elvis.

I can’t remember what the title of the album was, but I know that you’d recognize it if you saw it. It was the one that had kind of a yellow background with a shot of Elvis from the top of his shoulders up, and he was sort of turned to the side.

It had songs like ‘When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again’ and ‘Old Shep.’ That was a great record, and I remember it well except to the title, which is now stubbornly escaping me.

My folks had recently bought one of those new hi-fi cabinet systems. I don’t think it was stereo. And I remember sitting in front of that thing listening to Elvis sing his tunes.”

Gary Puckett steps into the spotlight at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. on Friday, July 24.

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