March 9, 2013

What do you do

I listened to Lyle Lovett and his Large Band this morning while I tried to break my elliptical.

Here’s a bonus track featuring Francine Reed.


  1. Doc on March 9th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Must have seen the boy and his movable feast of a band half a dozen times.

    Never gets old.

    Though the audience certainly has…

  2. rick neece on March 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I saw Lyle on or near my birthday at the behest of my neighbor and friend Kathy when we lived in Minneapolis. 1990-93? She was late buying tickets and couldn’t find two together, but found us one each in the front row on opposite sides of the balcony. Two things I remember most about the evening: 1)Giving her the high-sign from across the theatre and 2)Lyle, standing 3 feet back from the mike leaning into it to sing, hair high, black suit, skinny lapels and tie. “If I Had a Boat.”

  3. Rick Neece on March 9th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    First time I ever heard of Lovett was this song. I was in Des Moines, Danny’s brother’s. VH1, before anyone else was up. I had first coffee in my fist. Lyle came on. I found a pen, wrote down the details. Told Danny, “We need to find this.”

  4. Michael Grant Smith on March 10th, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Rick, If I Had a Boat was the first LL song I heard, too. My sister Deb loaned me Pontiac not long after its release and I was hooked.

    Kathy and I saw a Lyle Lovett live show many years ago, Doc, and it was an impeccable performance. Perfect musical renditions, great (dry) banter between songs, and a very high fidelity PA system.

    Francine Reed can pretty much emulate an entire orchestra’s instrumentation!

  5. Doc on March 10th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Michael –

    We just saw him back in August at the local (ginormous) juco. Francine wasn’t with him, nor the usual brass section. Arnold McCuller WAS there though…

    And Sean Watkins of all people. We kept hoping Sara would show up…but no joy.

    The first song of his I heard was She’s No Lady back in ’90; worked cutting/edging/maintaining lawns in Spokane, WA, that summer and the guy who raced us from home to home seemed to have that album glued into his truck’s cassette player…