You've got to be careful around me. I'm like that guy back in '78 who was "obsessed" with the Grateful Dead, kept insisting they were the Best Band Ever, that a live show would change your life, man. Only it's 2007, and the Dead are dead, and I'm telling you that whatever you do with the rest of your life, go see Bob Schneider this Thursday night at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room.
Of course, that sort of behavior, especially when coupled with a prolific output, is anathema to the music industry. Which is what drives guys like me to write screeds like this.
So here's a song. It's called "Sugar King," and though it has not yet appeared on an album, it's a staple of Bob's live act. This particular performance is from a show earlier this year (at Harrah's VooDoo Lounge, of all places) that featured Bob and his band. The December 6 show, on the other hand, is a solo gig. But you'll get the idea.
Listen. Then pony up to see Bob Thursday night.
It'll change your life, man.