March 16, 2008

Andre WIlliams Managed to Stay Concious...!

My favorite thing in life, better than chocolate cake in bed, SXSW!!! Nothing keeps me away from what I consider Austins finest and one of the reasons I believe that I live in the best city possible...those of you jealous haters, its ok I understand. Ok so I said nothing keeps me away which is'nt exactly true because this time around politics did a great job of keeping me out of most every show I wanted to see, actually every show that I wanted to see with the exception of ONE...Ew! Anyway last night I had the great pleasure of seeing the super fantastic Andre Williams perform at the Continental Club, it was one badass funk fest. Williams, 72 has had quite a life, his Mom died when he was just 6, he survived severe poverty, homelessness, some serious drug addiction, and alcoholism. I tell you that partly for good background information as well to to help explain the fact that he appears to be closer to 92. He has worked with many musical greats such as Cab Calloway and Stevie Wonder and his song titles include "Jailbait," "Shes A Bag of Potato Chips," and "Thunder Thighs." He barely moves on the stage except for when he starts to tip over but it works out well due to his lively band and hippy hippy shake go-go dancers, there are lots of great distractions. Andre, dressed head to toe in red staggered around the microphone his eyes half closed and made out with a pint of rum the whole night, all that and he never missed a beat! His songs were just as good as his records and the music was insane. It was an incredible time...check this man out!

Posted by Lovelie99 at March 16, 2008 02:21 PM

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