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Back To The Blob



Foto by Phil Jacobs

I saw The Blob in 1958 when it came out. I went to the Avalon Theater on Connecticut Aveunue near Chevy Chase Circle… my hood. I think I took my girlfriend Kathy. I sure knew how to show a girl a good time back then.

A historic plaque

A historic plaque

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Fast forward to today and Hot Tuna at the Colonial Theater… scene of the Blob massacre in the movie and today’s Blobfest.

Who needs The Blob when you have Hot Tuna?

Who needs The Blob when you have Hot Tuna?

Foto by Phil Jacobs

Hot Tuna 13, 2016
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
The Colonial Theater
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Monday, April 2, 2018

First Set:
1. Ain’t In No Hurry
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Been So Long
5. The Terrible Operation
6. Barbeque King
7. Living In The Moment
8. Watch The North Wind Rise
9. Sleep Song
10. I Am The Light Of This World
11. How Long Blues
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
Second Set:
1. Nobody Knows You When Your own & Out
2. Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
3. Search My Heart
4. I See The Light
5. Come Back Baby
6. San Francisco Bay Blues
7. River Of Time
8. In My Dreams
9. Trial by Fire
10. Sea Child
11. Good Shepherd
12. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Bar Room Crystal Ball

Looking forward to the next time

Looking forward to the next time

Foto by Phil Jacobs

It’s been a while since I played the Colonial. This was Jack’s first time in Blobland. He loved it. As time passes, it’s nice to play new venues, but always a welcome pleasure to come back to familiar ones!

You can't make this stuff up.

You can't make this stuff up.

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

The White Rabbit art theater next door…

Yesterday we got up and drove up to Rutland, Vermont where tonight we will play the Paramount Theater. Raining here and raining at home. at least it’s not snowing… today.

More will be revealed…

  1. Tom Fabry
    April 4th, 2018 at 10:59 | #1

    What did end up stopping the “Blob”? Was it magnesium, or CoQ10? Maybe curcumin/tumeric.
    God bless the soul of Steve McQueen. He handled a motorcycle well in the Great Escape. Showed us how to go into battle and use wisdom.

  2. carey georgas
    April 4th, 2018 at 11:59 | #2

    The never ending circles of life bring us around and around in the most unusual ways The White Rabbit Theater next door has to be one of the all time toppers.
    Ya’ll are getting the rain we got last night. Last cold shot of the year, I hope, though some would smirk at low 40’s being called cold. On the lake tomorrow evening for a three day spring fishing trip. Casting for bass while listening to Tuna. Only thing beats that is a big ‘un on the hook.

  3. JB
    April 4th, 2018 at 14:24 | #3

    Largemouth or Smallies?

  4. carey georgas
    April 4th, 2018 at 15:04 | #4

    @JB Florida strain largemouth. We’re a little far south for a good smallie fishery.

  5. mark k
    April 4th, 2018 at 15:17 | #5

    Check out the Blob theme song

  6. JB
    April 4th, 2018 at 15:48 | #6

    The tug is the drug 😉

  7. carey georgas
    April 4th, 2018 at 15:57 | #7

    Got time on my hands today. Just got done listening to “Don’t You Mess With My Woman” by Lightnin’
    Hopkins. He’s singing about her and says “She’s bow legged and knock kneeded, and that woman kind of sticks out behind”. I don’t know of anyone else who would even attempt such a ludicrous description, much less pull it off. Love me some Lightnin’!

  8. carey georgas
    April 4th, 2018 at 15:58 | #8

    @JB JB knows…

  9. Don Gehre
    April 4th, 2018 at 16:35 | #9

    Steve McQueen was one of the stars of the blob.

  10. Uncle Jack Blind
    April 4th, 2018 at 17:48 | #10

    And Steve McQueen’s girlfriend in “The Blob” was Andy’s girlfriend on The Andy Griffith Show. She is gonna geta reputation as a run-around.

  11. doug mlyn
    April 4th, 2018 at 19:03 | #11

    I remember that movie well. Really excited for the string of west coast shows with Mr. Kimock in a few months. The anticipation of a Hot Tuna show never gets old.

  12. Tom Fabry
    April 4th, 2018 at 21:11 | #12

    Since movies began, I suppose that sometimes guys took gals to scary movies with the hopes the gal would draw close for comfort and protection. Good thinking Jorma. Must have been an equivalent to the movies in ancient Rome and Athens and elsewhere as well…
    How bout in the early 1970s when the Exorcist came out? Now that could have driven the woman to a convent, shul or chapel. I wonder how The Blob event worked our for Brother Jorma.
    Just to say the words, The Blob is a kick.

  13. JB
    April 5th, 2018 at 19:40 | #13

    @Carey- Used to be the drug was the tug. I’m in a much better place now 🙂

  14. iain
    April 6th, 2018 at 13:21 | #14

    Jorma, incredible show. Thank you! Monster second set. Hope this is a future release!!