You,me...Vodka and Delbert

from: your fuckin uncle duke

Drinkin and a bad reviews are common when your drunk, pinche!


Delbert McClinton's No-Pleasure Cruise > > > Wednesday, February 12, 2003; Page C02 > > These days Delbert McClinton spends a lot of professional energy endorsing > "blues cruises," in which he takes fans out on the ocean aboard luxury > liners. If the Birchmere were a ship, there would have been a lot of folks > overboard by the end of McClinton's eventually insufferable Monday show. > > The earlier portions of what turned out to be a nearly three-hour tour > through McClinton's long and often luminous career went swimmingly. Fans in > the packed house roared approval as the 62-year-old West Texan directed his > fine eight-piece band through roadhouse favorites. including "Going Back to > Louisiana" (a 1960 single by his old band, the Straitjackets), "Old Weakness" > and "Leap of Faith." McClinton was at his blues-belting best during the slow > burn of "I Want to Love You" and "Don't Want to Love You." On the latter cut, > off his latest disc, the Grammy-nominated "Room to Breathe," McClinton seemed > truly pained while growling, "It's time to face the fact that you don't love > me back." > > But the ship started losing its way around the time McClinton introduced > another recent track, "New York City," and began complaining about running > out of "Goose vodka." He got his cup refilled, then chased one of his > guitarists from the stage to take over lead guitar duties on very rough > versions of "Jungle Room" and "Watchin' the Rain." > > And the show finally ran aground after "Read Me My Rights," a track off > 2001's "Nothing Personal." McClinton struck up a conversation with a group of > four sisters at a table near the stage. While the rest of the audience and > his band mates looked on in amazement or boredom, McClinton began a brutally > long and occasionally mean-spirited crusade to get the sisters to moan into > his microphone. When he finally finished this 15-minute, entertainment-free > excursion, two-thirds of the crowd had bailed. > > -- Dave McKenna > > > 2003 The Washington Post Company > >



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