Well, I finally get to ditch the brace on the gimpy hand. Definitely some progress and I have been officially cleared to ride, swim and resume somewhat normal physical activity. Yay! Not that I can do much at the moment, mind you. Anyway, I celebrated this evening with a short, stress-free yet wet bike ride with the wife followed by a steak fajita bowl for dinner and this ‘The Hawk and Rock‘ album by Ronnie Hawkins.
This is a live recording made in the UK and released on LP in 1982 by Trilogy Records International.
It also has a bird on it.
The performance was recorded at Dingwalls in London, England where I have seen many other bands when I lived there in the early-mid 90’s, so that’s also kind of neat.
By this point, ‘ol Ronnie was pretty much at the height of his career at 47 years old. That’s only three years older than I am now and, judging by his photos, he sure looked old for 47. Or maybe I’m just that beautiful.
It’s a fine collection of Ronnie classics along with impressive covers of Chuck Berry (‘Forty Days‘, ‘Johnny B. Goode‘), Elvis Presley (‘That’s All Right Mama‘), Carl Perkins (‘Matchbox‘) and Bo Diddley (‘Bo Diddley‘, ‘Who Do You Love?‘).
I have no idea how or when this album ever came to be in my collection. It has just always been there. What I learned this evening however is that is also has a very cool booklet of pictures inside documenting the span of Mr. Dynamo’s career which was fun to browse through while listening along with a mouthful of steak and rice.
And now while the wifey goes to bed, I’m going to entertain myself with a bowl of popcorn and a cheesy ass movie I rented from the library, ‘10,000 BC‘ which is bound to be a real Shitfest, but what’ya gonna do?