Meeting Doyle Bramhall II, and the Many Faces of Vlad

All I could say was, “that was awesome.”  He kindly said, “thank you.”  And he was awesome.  It was.  His band was.  Jason took me to see Doyle Bramhall II at Motorco in Durham the other night.  It was an unexpected surprise.  Jason has his CDs, listens to his music regularly, so I get to enjoy it as well, but I was not expecting to go see him play.  I stay so busy, my mind clears out every few seconds it seems and I can hardly keep up with my own name.  I do remember when we realized Doyle Bramhall was going to be in town; but I am so glad that Jason actually kept up with it and put it on the calendar.  It was such an experience to hear him play in person.  DB2 has such a presence, both in how he presents himself as a person and, ohmygosh, in how he plays.  He is left-handed and plays with his guitar flipped for a left-handed player but strung for a right-handed player, with the low E string on the bottom.  I was amazed.

He was so kind to speak with his fans after the show. He signed the CD I bought. I am happy to say that it has been playing as I drive around in Ms. Ellie. I love his song Mama Can’t Help You.  (This song has such a groove.  I love the sentiment, the sound.  Beware my readers with tender ears, it has one bad word.)

In other news, Vladimir continues to be extremely important. If I nap, he gets close by in a large basket and watches out for me.

He gets up on his high perch on the cat tower and shows off that cute pink spot on his lower lip.

He is not afraid to spread out on his back in the middle of the floor.  All 16+ pounds of him. I would think this means great trust on his part. Or maybe he is fearless!  He sometimes even closes his eyes and naps this way.

When I talk to Vlad about being careful, he just stretches.

Sometimes Vlad gets on the refrigerator.

When I tell him that is not a kitty place, he just ignores me and acts like the refrigerator (and the kitchen!) is totally a kitty place.

Did you say something?

Lucy is quiet, but believe me she has her own importance going on. We shall talk about her soon. Right now she is sleeping and not to be disturbed.

Much to do yet today. More practice with Mr. Jason Barker. (I want to play like Jason when I grow up.) I need to stop by the shop this evening to prepare some things for Saturday. I have some studying to do.  I know the evening will fly quickly away.

Enjoy this day!


8 thoughts on “Meeting Doyle Bramhall II, and the Many Faces of Vlad”

  1. I’m glad that you were able to meet and hear someone play in person whom you greatly admire, Lynn.

    Loved the pictures of Vladimir…and that basket is absolutely darling! I’ve never seen one with the top done like a cradle.


  2. How wonderful you were able to hear and meet an artist you admire! Great photo of the two of you.
    What words can I use to describe how cute Vladimir is? He is adorable and obviously loves you to bits. Looking forward to seeing some Lucy photos too.
    Have a great Saturday at your store!

    1. Hi, Robin! Vladimir is extremely important and entertaining. He loves me to bits when I am doing what he wants me to do. 😉 xo Lynn

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