Friday, November 18, 2005

"Live at Folsom Prison."



You hear that, you think "Johnny Cash," right?

If you don't, where have you been the past 38 years?

But if you think "Michael Franti & Spearhead"... we already know where you have been: you've been up in them thar foothills!

"Que", you say?

Franti and that small - but resourceful - foothills radio station I've been digging recently, KVMR, are putting together a live show and broadcast from "New Folsom" (California State Prison-Sacramento), on Thanksgiving Eve.

They'll air the concert 11/23 at 8 p.m. PST, with live webcast found here. Also, the Pacifica Radio Network is offering it via satellite feed to affiliates nationwide; so check your local PBS stations.

This could be just the thing to cleanse my pallet of all the hype for the upcoming Joaquin Phoenix/Reese Withersoon crapulent Johnny Cash-in biopic-nose movie. You think we'll be seeing either of those prima donnas anywhere near Folsom Prison? I think the Man In Black would give thanks for the Franti project - and I shall give thanks for some funky background music, to get the holiday started.

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