Dreaming of jamming at sea

January 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm 3 comments

In between emails and other word munching for work I started wondering what the saxophonist Skerik might be up to these days. I remember catching him play with Sadhappy in Seattle in the early 90’s. In the midst of all the guitar players flooding the city at that time it was impressive to see how he could rock a woodwind. A quick Google video search pulled up a slew of new fan video bites from the Jam 7 Cruise at the beginning of the month.

A musicians life may be a bit bumpy at times, but things can’t be all bad if you’re jamming with Les Claypool on a cruise ship headed for Belize and Costa Maya.

My dad is headed for Puerto Penasco, and the Chinese New Year revelers from Asheville have hit Negril, Jamaica to jam on the beach there. I’m wondering if the Hawaiian sounds of Kon Tiki at The Purple Onion in Saluda this Saturday will be enough to quench my thirst for sea faring musical adventure. For now, I’m winter cloud drip computer working and dreaming of sun jamming music on the ocean.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tina  |  January 31, 2009 at 3:44 am

    skerik is my favorite musician and i see him regularly here in seattle with a variety of bands. last friday, for example, i saw him with the band mctuff (soul organ jazz) with amazing fellow musicians joe doria, andy coe and d’vonne lewis. for nye, i saw skerik with critters buggin’ (with fellow amazing musicians). my favorite skerik band is crack sabbath, heavy metal punk funk jazz! if you check out skerik’s myspace page, he keeps it pretty up to date with all his gigs.

    have you heard of garaj mahal. you should check ’em out!

  • 2. wendiloree  |  January 31, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Last I saw of Skerik live was at the Asheville Music Zone right after 9/11 playing with Critters Buggin and Moog toys. The hit the stage at 10pm and didn’t stop until after 2am, it was an amazing show. Someday, maybe I’ll end up in the same city at the same time and get to hear him again.

  • 3. carolinepond  |  February 3, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    hey girl. i love your blog and i love you. keep the joy in your heart.
    stay warm and keep away from forrest fires.


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