Saturday, May 14, 2011

From Myrtle Beach's Gordon Biersch


What to do? Drum Circle and Coastal Uncorked

From the Myrtle Beach Full Moon Drum Circle:

Sat. May 14th, Myrtle Beach Full Moon Drum Circle, Hours 6-9:30 pm. We will be at the State Park in Shelter 6-B. Go toward the ocean, turn right, and listen for the drumbeat. We will be there, rain or shine. Drum Circle is growing! Come out and help create the vibe. Hope to see you there.

And, of course, Coastal Uncorked is in full swing.

Are you going?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The difference between corporations and governments

Corporations bilk people; governments execute people.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I accidentally became a judge for Battle of the Bands at Abuelo's on Cinco de Mayo

I was walking about of Coastal Grand Mall around 5 p.m. after a quick visit to GNC when I got a call from Hunter Jordan, who was at Abuelo's for a fundraiser for the youth at Trinity.

Hunter said Chris Mowder of Listen Up Myrtle Beach needed another judge for Battle of the Bands at Abuelo's -- could I do it?

As a matter of fact, my wife and kids are still out of town.

So of course I went over.

Tonight I heard from these bands, all of which made for a great party:


Coman Sproles & Celtic Bluze


Eddie Ate Dynamite


Below the Bassline

And the winners were:

3rd place: Coman Sproles & Celtic Bluze

2nd place: Prowler

1st place: Eddie Ate Dynamite

Hey -- each of these bands deserves a listen! Check out their music by clicking their names above. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New book on Bob Dylan

For a post with links to the new book, The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait, and the AP's review, click here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Music: 'Plan, Steal, Drive' by Kinski

Find more Kinski songs at Myspace Music

Upcoming in the Weekly Surge

My next column in the Weekly Surge describes another beer dinner -- this one with Highland Brewing of Asheville, N.C.

Plus, I offer a sneak preview of the Myrtle Beach Gordon Biersch's gluten-free beer.

Look for the next edition of the Weekly Surge on Thursday!