Forgot about me, didn’t ya?
I know its been a while, but I’m still around and hope you’re all having a great spring and on into summertime! Well, YOU may have forgotten about me but the website “All Things Girl” did not...I am humbled/thrilled/shocked to have been chosen that website’s “Man of the Moment” for the month of June! I know you’re thinking I am indeed a man for more than one moment, a man for the millennium perhaps, but first thing’s first. I had a fantastic conversation with A.L. Harper, who I love, and she wrote a great piece for the site.
I can’t help but feel much like Matt Damon felt when he won People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2008. Feeling very humble and unworthy…publicly, at least. Like Matt, I’m playing the “modest” card publicly, but inside thinking “its about time I get noticed for the hot mound of molten sex lava that I am!!! I knew all the work I’ve done on my hair and perfecting my tan would pay off!”
Having been chosen for the month of June, I do kind of feel like my picture should be in a take-home calendar, like they do with the firemen. With a picture of me wearing nothing but a fireman’s hat and suspenders, just standing there holding my hose…
(FIREHOSE! Get your mind out of the gutter!!!)
Here’s the link to the site. Click “Man of the Moment” there on the right:
SHOWS AND MUSIC STUFF:
Getting on to music stuff, I’ll give you guys a heads up on a couple of shows going on this summer. In addition to a regular Ayoub band show in August, there’ll be a Riverside Train reunion show at The Times (where else could it ever be?!) in July for Albie’s birthday! And this will feature the return of “New Guy!”
Riverside Train shows are extremely rare, as you all know. It takes a heck of lot of us to get back together! (Actually, it really doesn’t. We’ll reunite for anything. Bar Mitzvahs, anniversaries, your cat’s birthday party..its just that no one ever asks us.)
SAT. 7/19 THE TIMES, Boston, MA
***RIVERSIDE TRAIN reunion show
FRI. 8/22 CASK ‘N FLAGON (Oliver’s), Boston, MA
***regular Ayoub band show w/a great band from CT Remember September
As always, check the website for any updates, additions, cancellations, changes, phone numbers, addresses, etc.
So as many of you know, I have been spending some time in Nash-Vegas (Nashville…not to be confused with Manch-Vegas Manchester, NH) this spring, and I’ve come across A TON of great artists, songwriters, and great friends. Here are a few that you should check out if you like finding new music. And if you go to their pages and check out their stuff, y’all make sure to tell ‘em Phil sent you, ya hear?!
CLUE AND THE HONKEYTONES
(the only man in Nashville tough enough to invite me on stage to sing with him!)
Songs: Thrown Through the Windshield, Two Teardrops and a Six-Pack, 90-Proof Mistake
Songs: Ten Feet Tall, Made for You, This Is Goodbye
Song: She Wouldn’t Be Gone
Song: Red Lights and Last Names
Song: Shutting Down
SAM & RUBY
Songs: Heaven’s My Home, What Do I Do Now
Song: Love You Best
Song: That Man
I probably forgot someone…
Thanks everyone! Go Celtics!