The Tony Furtado Band, The Olympic, Boide, Idaho

Tony Furtado: Concert Review


(These are cell phone photos; be kind.) This was something like WC’s fourth Tony Furtado show. WC has seen him solo, with the great Peter Mulvey and with a smaller backing band than he had last Thursday night in Boise. Each show has been terrific. The venue was The Olympic in downtown Boise, a second…

Terry Pratchett (L) and Neil Gaiman (R), 1989 World Fantasy Convention, Seattle, Washington (Photo: Beth Gwinn)

Review: Good Omens, the Movie


For a very long time – almost 30 years – fans of Pratchett and Gaiman’s novel Good Omens didn’t think a movie of the book would ever get made. A lot of very skilled people were involved at one time or another, and it just didn’t happen. Sadly, it seems it took Pratchett’s death in 2015…

Tomàs Rodrigues, performing at a house concert in Boise, Idaho, March 17, 2019

. . . And Then Tomas Began to Play


As WC has written, he was lucky enough to attend four concerts in seven days. The fourth and last was a house concert, where WC had a front row seat for a recital by Tomas Rodriguez. You may not have heard of Tomas, but he is a New York-based classical guitarist, whose skill is far…

Postmodern Jukebox at the Egyptian Theater, Boise (Photo by Mrs. WC)

Four Concerts in Seven Days: Postmodern Jukebox


Because random stuff happens, WC wound up attending four concerts in a memorable seven day stretch earlier this month. You can read WC’s review of Jake Shimabukuro’s show, and WC’s time with Jimmy Bufffett, both posted earlier. But in a further demonstration of the Magpie Principle, we turn now to the third concert, Scott Bradlee’s…

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performing "Pencil Thin Mustache" at the Taco Bell Area, Boise, March 13, 2019

Hanging with the Parrotheads


Jimmy Buffett has a gift for lyrics that speak strongly to WC. You’ve probably seen some of them quoted in this blog over the years. This morning, I shot six holes in my freezer I think I’ve got cabin fever I wanna go where it’s warm — Jimmy Buffett, “Boat Drinks,” from the album Volcano Or,…

Jake Shimabukuro, New Orleans Jazz Festival, 2018 (publicity photo)

Jake!


Long-time readers of Wickersham’s Conscience know that WC is a serious fan of Jake Shimabukuro, You can find WC’s review of his 2015 concert elsewhere in this blog. No one should be surprised that WC and Mrs. WC fought the ghastly rush hour traffic from Boise to Caldwell to see Jake again last Tuesday night.…

Bob Seger at the Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho

20 50 Years Now? Where’d They Go?


In his classic hit “Like a Rock,” written in 1986, Bob Seger laments his lost youth, singing Twenty years now Where’d they go? twenty years I don’t know I sit and I wonder sometimes Where they’ve gone It’s more than 50 years now. But Bob Seger still puts on a terrific show. WC was lucky…