We left Dallas around 0900 and headed out across Texas. Cruising along on I-10 Westbound, we saw a fearsome accident involving a number of big rigs… closing the Eastbound side and dropping Westbound to one lane. With a speed limit of 85 MPH a lot can happen in a very short distance. We drove slowly past the carnage and settled back into our highway rhythm and before I could watch two more movies, we arrived in El Paso.

If you can’t get good Mexican food in El Paso, where can you get it? The hotel restaurant was absolutely delicious and reasonable priced. What a concept!

Tomorrow bright and early we continue on our way to Scottsdale, Arizona and the Talking Stick Resort for our net show with Leon Russell.

Now it’s not like I didn’t nap aplenty on the bus today, but it’s going to be nice to sleep in a bed that is not moving.

Onward!


Comments

  1. Comment made on January 29, 2014 by Steve Goldston

    I don’t think Weir sang it again after Garcia passed

  2. Comment made on January 26, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Didn’t say it was. It was at two different venues. I was just stating how cool it would have been.

  3. Comment made on January 25, 2014 by Barbara Jacobs

    @jim hitchcock
    Because: not only was that show not a co-bill, it wasn’t billed as:
    “Featuring Marty Robbins” nor: “With Special Guest Marty Robbins”.

  4. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Yeah, Weir did the vocals. Once saw the Dead at the San Diego Arena; playing at the same time at the SD Auditorium in the same complex was Marty. I was so hoping he’d come on stage with the Dead, but it wasn’t to be.

  5. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by johno

    I think the Dead covered ‘El Paso’ by Marty Robbins

  6. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by carlo pagliano

    Wow it’s late. Rock Them nice Rock Them early tonight Jorma! Rock calienteee tocas el Hermano!

  7. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by HOGAN

    Jorma,

    Safe travels and hope your feeling better.
    Looking forward to the show at the end of March at The Towne Crier.
    Take Care and stay warm
    Hogan
    πŸ™‚

  8. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by Hamneggs

    @George Henn
    Derrick Warfield has a few albums you may be interested in He of the Wolftones
    Peace Love All Ways

  9. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by Hamneggs

    @doug mlyn
    I love Doug Flynn lol
    Peace
    Love All Ways
    and for those in NYC area Lou Gramm and Marty Balin are having a benefit for Slick Aguilar on 3/14/14 in Newark ticket master has info

  10. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by doug mlyn

    My new favorite song is “Chauffer Blues”

  11. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Artistry of a different sort. The Wounded Warrior T Bird.

    Signed by all living Medal of Honor winners. I had a bit of a role (nothing on the artistic side). Looks like the UAW is buying it for a million bucks.

    Starts about 45 seconds in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv9aTiOQ69k

    Story on it. You tube crashed a bit in on my computer, sorry:

    http://www.stripes.com/news/us/thunderbird-and-a-matter-of-medals-at-gettysburg-convention-1.243329

  12. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by George Henn

    Speaking of Jorma and great old songs, check out Jorma’s rendition of “The Mermaid Song” on the new Divided and United compilation cd of civil war songs. Thanks for your contribution, Jorma!

  13. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by Steve Singer

    More Than MY Old Guitar, by the great Merle Haggard.

  14. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by johno

    Though you do cover some of those great old songs on Blue Country Heart and River of Time. I just love ‘More Than This Old Guitar’ and ‘Cracks In The Finish’

  15. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by johno

    Great idea for album Jorma, old railroad and trail songs.

  16. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by William

    Keep an eye out for those five mounted cowboys.

    Great tune. If you like songs with sad endings @johno, listen to some of Hank Snow’s old railroad songs. Good stuff.

  17. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by doug mlyn

    I fell in love with mexican girl πŸ™‚

  18. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by johno

    I loved that song even as a little kid. I think it was sung by Marty Robbins. I betcha Jorma can play it. Sad ending though.

  19. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by Robert

    Be sure to stop in Rosa’s Cantina where the music will play and Felina will whirl.

    πŸ˜‰

  20. Comment made on January 24, 2014 by jim hitchcock

    Talking Stick? Stick around for Spring Training, it’s less than a month away!

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