Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ye Olde Captain Smoothe Showe Photoes

The Yacht Rock/Captain Smoothe show last Tuesday at the Alamo Drafthouse was a stone blast. We rolled through a 35-minute set of such nautical nuggets as "Sail On" by the Commodores, "Southern Cross" by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers. The latter was especially fun because everyone was clapping and singing along. We ended with a version of Styx' "Come Sail Away" that interpolated "Ride Captain Ride" by Blues Image" and "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel. While not all of these songs technically constitute Yacht Rock, they were thematically close enough.

Seeing all 10 episodes of Yacht Rock on a big screen back-to-back have drilled several choice quotes deep into my skull. I hope J.D. Ryznar makes more episodes. Ryznar was at the screening and it was good to meet the man who brought "Michael McDonald" to life in person.

Clickr on me Flickr to view more photos of the show.


Karla said...

this has nuthin' to do with anything you wrote, but I was checking out wikipedia and they had an entry for BHS. So I was reading it, and there was a fun bit under 'student body' about 'tree people'. A 'subculture' who sat under a tree in the middle courtyard? Which was struck by lighting in 2005?

dude, I think we were 80's tree people.....,_Texas)

snax said...

You will be pleased to hear that I received an enthusiastic laugh from Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) after telling him about Captain Smoothe. I had just accused him and the guys being Yacht Rock fans after the Jars rocked out "Baker Street" with a melodica at their recent Stubbs show. I can say that he thought your set list was awesome, especially "Come Sail Away".