In the vain hope of prompting an expedition, may I note that "dead man" was shot at the tip of Washington state? I do love that film.
Ha! Ha! I still haven't seen "Dead Man", but I've listened to Neil Young's soundtrack.Great choice with the Jah Wobble, Jon. The story goes that when he was working for a spell for London Transport, he entertained (or infuriated) passengers by playing bass over the tanoy.Why is it that so much good music came out of Cleveland ? Rubber City too.
I know that Cleveland is associated with the birth of Rock and Roll because Allen Freed's moondog matinee show came from there. I don't know that Cleveland has more good bands than other cities. Name some. I can think of several good bands from there, but Cleveland is a pretty big city and Ohio is a pretty populous state. Go ahead, embarrass me with a long list of brilliant bands from Cleveland. I know that Detroit had a lot of good bands because there wasn't anything else there but music. I mean there just aren't a lot of distractions. Lots of competing cultures will produce a good scene. South Texas is home to Black, Mexican, "regular" white people, Cajuns, French speaking Creole and lately Vietnamese musicians. That seems to produce a lot of synergy and a lot of energy. You have to make a lot of noise to be heard in that kind of environment.
Mike, by the tip of Washington, do you mean the Olympic Peninsula? I had a disastrous trip there with the famous Meredith about 10 years ago. I'd love to go back with better companions. In the fall, when I pick my vacation times, we should discuss a mutually agreeable time for me to come up there.
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