|Cayamo Cruise: The Recap
||[Mar. 25th, 2012|03:05 pm]
Day 8 of the cruise was kind of boring, just breakfast and disembarkation. Then a taxi. Then too much excitement at the airport. Let me just say that I learned that sometimes, apparently when just a few extra people are getting on at that stop, they do not call your flight. We kept watching the signs saying that the flight was getting later and later, and then it was gone. But then there was some mechanical problem, so it came back. Then a few people got off in disgust, hoping to find something to get them to their next stop more quickly. Then, through no help of the staff at all, we got two of those seats. It was a fellow passenger who told us that he was sure they wouldn't be coming back.
One thing I like about cruises is all the food you want at pretty much any time of the day with no cooking and no cleaning. Speaking of cleaning, it's nice to have the free vacuuming and bathroom cleaning every day, too. And I sure liked all the nice music on the boat, but I have Robin programming loads of nice music at home.
So, I learned a few more things about what musicians I like.
Chuck Cannon - I had never heard of Chuck Cannon or Shawn Mullins before, and I think I like Chuck Cannon the best:
* "Light You Up"
* "Whiskey Drinking Preacher"
Buddy Miller - I knew I liked three of his songs a lot, but listening to him play with various other people, I learned that I like his songs in general, so I should pay more attention.
* "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger?"
* "Someone Trouble Don't Know"
John Prine - Again, I hear plenty of John Prine songs at home, but never connected them all to the same guy. New favorites:
* "Blow Up Your TV"
* "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You into Heaven Anymore"
John Hiatt - Who knew the same guy played all these songs?
* "Tennessee Plates"
* "Perfectly Good Guitar"
* "Drive South"
Plus he's great on Lyle Lovett's "One-Eyed Fiona."
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Joe Purdy - hard to tell just yet. A lot of his songs are about criminals, not my favorite. But they are interesting to listen to.
* his cowboy song
The Civil Wars - I loved their versions of the two songs I already knew. I should listen more to their other songs.
* "You Are My Sunshine"
* "Billie Jean"
James McMurtry - I like some of his songs, but as I recall, listening to too many of them, the political rantiness can get tiresome after a while.
* "We Can't Make It Here Anymore"
* the family reunion one
* "Mr. Airline Agent"
Ryan Montbleau Band - Didn't totally grab me, but I sure liked this song:
* "I Should Let it Slide"
Keb' Mo' - I liked these two:
* "Government Cheese"
* "Begging for Some Change"
Here's another guy's (much shorter) take on this cruise: Cayamo 2012 - pH balanced music blog
Here's Cayamo's video recap, with nice picture quality and you get to hear The Civil Wars playing throughout. You get to hear actual musicians--talking. (Mostly answering obviously stupid questions.) Oh, well. And you also get to see some of them performing, but with The Civil Wars song coming out instead.
Cayamo 2012 Recap from Sixthman TV on Vimeo.
We're not going to turn into those people who go back every year. We might do it again sometime, though. However, we should definitely every year check out their line-up of musicians, because we can profit from their good taste in musicians.