Here’s some good news, just a little bit of slack in increasingly tight times, something to wrap your heart’s arms around: our own Bill the Drummer and his good friends will be performing in a live online festival opposite the inauguration.
It’s called Streamstock, and it’s such a pleasing cause that I won’t make fun of how terrible a name “Streamstock” is. Remember: the worst thing in the world to the Orange Pinko is being a loser, so though you might be tempted to tune in and give yourself a reason to drink, don’t. Watch jam bands instead, and give yourself a reason to smoke.
It’s a good lineup, too: Billy and his new bar band, plus the Benjy Eisen-managed Electric Beethoven, and rising star Holly Bowling, and FoTotD (and co-author of the wonderful oral history This is All A Dream We Dreamed) David Gans, and whatever the hell Lettuce is. (I don’t know why you’d name a band Lettuce. Lettuce is an unremarkable vegetable, or fruit, or whatever it is. If salad were a movie, then lettuce would be the extras. Lettuce just fills up the space around your star. It’s essentially a garnish.)