Tag Archives: The Heartland Cafe

“He Flies”

Summer before last, I was playing guitar and looking out the window at the backyard. The thought drifted up in my mind: it’d been a couple years since I wrote a song, and could I even still do that? There was a little bird sitting on the cable line coming into the house. I started […]

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All The Alligators

One evening back in the mists of prehistory (the early 1970s), my friend Tom Naue and I were sitting around Papa Caesars in Carbondale, in its original location across from the island, just off of Southern Illinois Avenue. Tom was a smart, irrevent semi-tough guy from Elgin who told things like they were, always, and we were pals. […]

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Waitin’ For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago

By the 1980’s Z Z Top’s new songs were almost novelty numbers. They still put down some pretty nice grooves and some hot licks, but most of their tunes were cutesy little ditties designed to work well with the goofy vidoes they were grinding out for MTV. If anybody looked down their nose at that, the band cried […]

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“The Time Awaited”

I’m posting a video of this song of ours from our last show at The Heartland. I wrote this one (back in the mists of prehistory), and I’ve always sung it when we play out. It occured to me, though, that Dorothy could probably sing it better, and I suggested it to her. That was […]

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Playin’ The Heartland Cafe

The Heartland Cafe celebrated it’s 35th anniversary this summer, and Dorothy and I were glad to play at the celebration (though it wasn’t our finest set). We love the Heartland Cafe and love playing there. I wrote about a couple of our shows there this year for my fanzine, Dumbfounding Stories, thought I’d reprint ’em here. DOROTHY […]

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