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Friday, May 12, 2006

Coalition of the willing

Last night, Don, Trudy's husband, took me downtown to a club called Richard's on Richards to see a band called "Coalition of the Willing" led by drummer Bobby Previte. Knowing Don to be a music afficionado, (he had introduced me to bands I never even thought existed and ended up liking) I knew it would be an awesome experience. And it was!

As planned, he picked me up early so that we can chat while waiting for the show. Well, we were a bit too early although Jenny, his daughter, and friend Max, were already there. We chatted for a long while as the show started late.

Then, the band's guitarist, Charlie Hunter a well-known guitarist, started tuning his guitar, ran a few chords and scales. After several minutes the band finally got up the stage and started playing non-stop for almost two solid hours! Bobby was phenomenal. You can feel every beat he made with those drums. So were the others. Hunter was effortless. I never saw him look at the frets of his guitar. He knew the guitar so well he doesn't need to look. Keyboardist Marco Benevento, and saxophonist Skerik, were more than a pleasure to watch and listen to. I really had a wonderful time.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous bugsybee said...

Hi Tito Rolly. Due to my involuntary abstinence from the internet (read: inadequacy of my internet service provider), I had to do a lot of reading to catch up with you. I've long been a Charlie Hunter fan. Buti ka pa, kakainggit! No pictures?

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Papa! Wow, i'm sure na nag enjoy ka talaga ng husto, sana dyan din ako, hehehe. . .

-mama

4:01 PM  
Anonymous bayi said...

For a moment, I thought you have gone political... :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

bugsy Oh, you know Charlie Hunter! Well, he was really good. I'm sure you would have enjoyed watching him. Parang naglalaro lang.

mama Oo naman. Sana nga kasama ka e.

bayi haha. I guess the name is a political statement. Going to Iraq with music and not with guns, probably.

11:04 PM  

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