From Carol Overland:
David’s finishing his Masters, and as you can tell, he’s taking a short break from blogging — it’s hard enough to complete a Masters, let alone do it while working full time, so this time out is well needed and deserved. That said, here’s what’s going on while he’s working:
It’s a birthday party for David Bly!
And to help celebrate:
Willie Murphy and his band are coming to Northfield.
When? Saturday January 10th at 8:00 p.m.
Where? The Northfield Country Club
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
For reservations, make an on-line Donation or send check, noting all names of those the reservation donation covers, to:
The David Bly Campaign
402 Washington St. So.
Northfield, MN 55057
Remember, the state refunds campaign contributions of up to $50 for individuals, $100 for those filing joint tax returns. Have you made your 2003 refundable donation? If not, now’s the time. And in 2004 you get to do it again! This campaign contribution refund is available each year!
For more information: (507) 664-0155
Who’s Willie Murphy?
What do people say about Willie?
Clearly, this former Bee and enduring idealist still has some sting left in him. “I have a strong anger about the way things are in the world,” says Murphy. “I thrive on it, and I have a great emotional release for it in playing music.” . . . He’s particularly inspired by post-Modern theorist Frederic Jameson.
“He really challenges this notion that if you’re gonna be a political artist that you should disguise it. I never bought that either.”
. . . The longing for peace is palpable on the daydreamy “Just Wanna Be,” or the heart-tugging “Open Letter (to a Politician),” a response to Reaganites declaring ideological victory over the ’60s radicals.
— Jim Meyer/ Mpls. Star Tribune
He is an intellectual and he applies intellectual principles to his music, but he doesn’t let the beat and the pulse take a back seat to lyrical content. . . I think the lack of attention paid to his recordings and the paucity of work for his bands is indicative of the poet-in-his-own-land syndrome.
— Dave Ray
Willie ha sempre riscosso un enorme successo, con un pubblico pienamente soddisfatto, non smette maide chiedere il bis.
— Musicastrada — Iniziative
Willie’s touring Italy right now, but he’ll be back!
Join us at the Northfield Country Club on January 10, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
Make Donation/Reservation online or by mail. For more info (507) 664-0155.