Jonathan Richman at the Continental Club Austin TX 2013
Red Volkaert Saturday Matinee at the Continental Club, free show every Saturday at 3:30.
Jonathan Richman played at the Continental Club for three nights this past week. We made the final show.
No two Jonathan shows are alike. He rambles, rants, and changes up the lyrics. Some songs drag on for extended amounts of time as he freestyles new lyrics and does his goofy dances.
The room was packed full of people and soon became very warm. J. Richman apollogized for the temps, he made the club turn off the a/c or anything that might make a hum or rattle sound. I heard that on Thursday eve, he even made the bartender turn the beer cooler off.
He's not fond of cell phones either. He even has a song about how he refuses to get one. He might ask you to put yours down, if you forget to your flashlight is on and pointing at him...
BUT! this was a first for us, Carla was allowed on stage to do her own funny dance. She was so happy up there as she moved her hips and swung her arms in synch to the music.
and Tommy Larkins... he doesn't care. He just keeps the time. Jonathan asked Tommy's opinion a couple times. Tommy just shrugs it off, keeps slapplin' those skins and tappin' that foot.
We also managed a night out at Paggi House. (It wasn't all turkey this Thanksgivukkah)
started with cocktails in the Well House.
Redfish with fennel four ways and bone marrow (above), scallops (below).
I also enjoyed some Italian from Piedmont. That was one of the things we pledged to learn more of in 2013, Italian wine.