Randy Bachman Releases “Every Song Tells A Story” CD/DVD on March 11, 2014

Randy Bachman - Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story
Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story

The Guess Who guitarist and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member, Randy Bachman, has released a live CD/DVD recording featuring many hits from both bands performed on April 4, 2013 to a sold out crowd at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg Canada.

EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY Track Listing:

1. Prairie Town
2. Shakin’ All Over
3. These Eyes
4. Laughing
5. No Sugar Tonight
6. No Time
7. American Woman
8. Roll On Down The Highway
9. Let It Ride
10. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
11. Takin’ Care Of Business
12. Hey You
13. Undun
14. Lookin’ Out For 1

I remember that night well. Randy, Marc, Brent and I had a great time playing to a really receptive audience. You do not always get that kind of reaction. I guess playing in Randy’s home turf has that sort of advantage.

Here is the amazon link if you want to pick up the album “Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story“.

While you are at it, why not pick up a copy of Randy’s new Book as well, Tales From Beyond The Tap. It is an insightful retrospective of Randy’s career, including all the ups and downs.

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Randy Bachman’s Book about his career, including all the ups and downs of over 4 decades of music.

Boingy Boingy Country Band – June 2011, Pender Harbour BC, Canada — From My Youtube Archives

I happened to be at a community day festival in Pender Harbor BC Canada in June of 2011. Although I had heard about these spring suspended drums, I had never seen them before, even in pictures. Seeing them in action was unexpected, but I could not resist the opportunity to take a video and immediately posting it to my account on youtube.

Since then it has received more than 117,000 views. Amazing!

For more information see my previous post.

Boingy, Boingy Rock Band Youtube Video – From 2011

I have never seen anything like this before or since!

“In June of 2011, I happened to be at a community day festival in a park in Pender Harbour. I had heard a rumour that these drums were in existence but had never seen them in pictures or in action up until that time.

When I saw them I was laughing so hard that I had to video tape it and post it up on YouTube asap for the world to see this…”

Since posting that video, it has gone viral, over 400,000 views at the time of this writing.

I have since learned that these drums were created by Canadian drummer and inventor Charlie Rose. Rumor has it that the first kit cost him about $4000.00 in beer and pizza, and an old car. In any event, he has a site called boingyboingy.ca that he started up shortly before I shot this video. So I am giving him a shout out link here. Hope it does him some good.

Apparently he was on “Dragons Den” in Canada (that is the Canadian version of “Shark Tank” for any Americans reading this), but unfortunately he got no backers. In any event, if you want a set for yourself, then visit his site. boingyboingy.ca. There are more demonstration videos to be seen there.

Mick

PS

I asked Marc LaFrance, the drummer for Randy Bachman if he wanted a set for Christmas, but he was not interested. I have no idea why.

Rock Legends Cruise 2 — February 2013

Rock Legends Cruise 2
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Poster

It took me a long time to get around to talking about this, but it has been a very busy year. Last February, the Bachman and Turner Band participated in the Second Rock Legends Cruise. It was a fun time for all, and the feedback from our fans on board was great. Randy, Fred, Marc, Brent and Myself all enjoyed the warm weather and scenery. The following groups participated:

Foreigner
Paul Rodgers
Creedence Clearwater
Kansas
Bachman and Turner
38 Special
The Marshall Tucker Band
Blue Oyster Cult
Foghat
Molly Hatchet
Kentucky Headhunters
Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Pat Travers Band
Melvin Seals and JGB
The Artimus Pyle Band
Black Oak
Arkansas
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Swampdawamp
Whiskey Myers
Fired Guns
Mike Zito
Citizens Band Radio
The Blue Lords

Here are a few shots taken during that cruise:

Playing the Vermont State Fair on A Double Bill with the Doobie Brothers with Bachman and Turner

As usual, the Doobie Brothers put on a stellar performance.
Truly a great time sharing the same stage with them.

Playing With Bachman and Turner At the Arcada Theatre In Chicago

The historical Arcada Theatre in Chicago
The Arcada Theatre in Chicago is steeped in history. Many of the top performers in the history of music have played here. Since June 28, 2013 that now includes Bachman and Turner

The Arcada Theatre is such a cool place to play at. A really amazing venue steeped in history.

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A shot of the Arcade and the Arcada Theatre in Chicago when Bachman and Turner played on June 28, 2013.

The First Time that Cease and Desist Played with Randy Bachman

This interesting tidbit of information was recently found. It is a schedule that shows the first time that Cease and Desist played on the same stage with Randy Bachman. This was back on May 6, 1993. Twenty years ago.

This is pretty much the first time Cease and Desist ever played with Randy Bachman 1993
This is pretty much the first time Cease and Desist ever played with Randy Bachman 1993

The 2013 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

I am finally getting around to posting this.
This is something that I did last year and this year, and plan to keep doing as long as my health permits.

Due to scheduling reasons, I had to do the run on a different weekend than the normal event.
This year though, my Friends Wayne and Lory accompanied me. Having them along was amazing.

We set off on June 09, 2013

The route:
Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino 17755 60th Ave. Surrey, BC
Cheering Station #1 — no cheering for us though 🙁
East Kensington Elementary 2795 184 St. Surrey, BC
Lunch
Civic Field Stadium 1355 Civic Field Way Bellingham, WA
Cheering Station #2 — again no cheering for us 🙁
Allen Elementary School 17145 Cook Rd. Bow, WA
End
Skagit County Fairgrounds 1410 Virginia St. Mount Vernon, WA

At the Finish Line of the Enbridge 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. - Mick Dalla-Vee - (Mick Della Vie, Mick Dellavee, Mick Delavie, Mick DallaVie, Mick Tel Aviv, Mick Dellavie, Mick Dallavee)
At the Finish Line of the Enbridge 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer. – Mick Dalla-Vee – with Wayne

Aside from some fatigue and a bit of an aching back there were no issues.
Having Wayne and Lory along was amazing.
And on top of it all, I made my goal, again, thanks to all who contributed. 🙂