2/29/2012 - Why New Year's Eve should be today

I've always wondered why February had the fewest number of days.  I guess they ran out of days: 30,31,30,31, . . . 28 oh shoot, ran out. But it seems to me, when you run out of something, you do so at the end.  If I had 11 oranges and I said divide it into 4 even groups (without cutting) I would gander that most folks would break it up into 3, 3, 3, 2.  Right?   So with that logic, the last month of the year, December, should have 28 days instead of February.  


We can renumber December. OR! We can reinterpret the numbering of the months. Linguistically speaking, the root of October is Oct. or 8. (octogon, octave). The root of November derives from 9. The root of December, Deci, is 10.  When we change it all January becomes the 11th month, and February becomes 12. Now that makes sense.

Let's call March 1 "Malchow's New Year".  

 
There are additional benefits: We can give Christmas some space. New years is now associated with the coming of spring. (much more fitting I think)  Some years there would be no Mardis Gras, and some years there would be two. That spices things up. 

Who is with me?

 

 

 

 

4/27/2011 - Jazzfest 2011

Jazzfest is here! I'll be playing at the Fairgrounds - Friday May 6 with the Alex McMurray Band. 4:20pm - 5:20 at the always pleasant Lagniappe Stage. Hope to see you!


Other shows of note:  

Thurs April 28, 8pm - Alex Mcmurray Band, and the Paul Sanchez Rolling Roadshow - Threadhead Thursday  at Citipark Botantical Gardens.
Friday April 29, 10:30pm - "Juice" at Le Bon Temps Roule
Thursday May 5, 7pm - The Lynn Drury Band at Louisianna Music Factory.
Thursday May 5, 9pm - Alex McMurray at the Saturn Bar
Friday May 6, 7pm - With Shannon McNally at Preservation Hall
Friday May 6, 10pm - Alex McMurray Band at Le Bon Temps Roule
Saturday May 7, Juice at Banks Street Bar

Happy Fest!

4/20/2011 - Solution for Pollution - with Dr John.
I'm very excited to be backing up Dr. John, Shannon McNaly and Drew Landry at Tipatina's French Quarter tonight! (April 20) This is a benefit for the late Bobby Charles's "Solution for Pollution" cause.
12/04/2010 - James Booker Birthday Bash III - Dec 17, 2010 7pm

I'm excited to be a part of this celebration of the late James Carol Booker. Dec 17th was his birthday. He would have been 71. Keyboardist Tom Worrell is putting together a great night.  It starts at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7pm with some of the finest current New Orleans piano players.

The lineup so far: Tom McDermotJoshua PaxtonJoe Krown, Tom Worrell, CR Cruver, and Bill Malchow.    

Around 9:30pm there will be a 30 minute preview of Lillie Keber's movie "The Bayou Maharajah". Photos from Jim Scheurich's "Intimate Portrait" will be on display.
After the show, a jam session will be held at Frenchy's across the street. (approx 10pm)
12/03/2010 - in New York City for the Holidays
Hello New Yorkers! I'll be in town Dec 18th to play some shows and visit old friends.   I have shows planned at the Ear Inn, Rockwood Music Hall, Rodeo Bar, and Hill Country. Check the schedule page for details.
10/30/2010 - Voodoo Fest

Tomorrow is Halloween. My first Halloween in New Orleans, I'm told to expect tricker treaters.

I'll be playing with Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce at the WWOZ stage. 11:15am. City Park, New Orleans, LA.

8/03/2010 - Woa
It's hot!
6/23/2010 - Day 4
Day 4 we are painting. It rained a bunch, never for long, but it always seems menacing. Also Mr Okra drove by. Perhaps his new truck has extended is range of operations, "I have strawberries, I have melon..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz2K8YPSMy8
6/20/2010 - Made it!
We've reached New Orleans. Mid-City is our new home.  Now we paint. Furniture (and piano) arrives next week.  Yes, It's hot.
5/20/2010 - Tonight at Rodeo, Moving to New Orleans...
It’s a bit late to promote a gig for tonight. but most of you have blackberry’s and smart phones these days. (Me, I’m happy with my 5 year old samsung. It’s got T9!). So perhaps I can persuade you to change barstools.

‘Why so late? well things rang late, I’ve spent the day gathering boxes from friends and the Coke Bottling Plant in Maspeth (sorry Pepsi Folks, you’ll get your turn). Why? Cause my girl and I are moving. Moving to New Orleans.

I’ve had many a fan (and musician) say they thought I was from New Orleans, and I figure that is the highest compliment I could get. But no, I’m not from there. I’ve visited a lot but I’ve never lived there more then a month at a time. I just fell in love with the music.

So I’ve finally succumbed to her gravity. I’m really thankful that my girl Rachael, who is doing quite well here, is joining me on this journey.

So yes, I’m excited. but also sad. As far as cool towns go, NYC is hard to beat. Luckily, we have JetBlue for future reunions.

I’m at Rodeo Bar tonight, thursday May 20. Joining me tonight is Jon Ellis, Dave Phelps, Louie Appel and Matt Lindsey

We move in mid June.

Bill
4/20/2010 - Jazz Fest

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow I'll be heading down to New Orleans for jazz fest.  If any of you are around... look me up.   I've got a nice show at the Hotel Monteleone on Friday April 30, and I'll be playing with Alex McMurray's band at Le Bon Temps Roulez on May 1. 

 

1/26/2010 - Video from Sullivan Hall
Thanks all for the great turnout at sullivan hall.   There is a video of the whole show is streamed here. the sound quality gets better as you get into it...

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4009568