10 April 2012 - The Milkstains with a sexified cover of Tom Waits’ “Jockey Full of Bourbon” at Strange Matter, RVA
THIS, my friends, was the highlight of ALL the shows I saw in April. Because this was the first time I ever had a song dedicated to me. I saw the Milkstains cover “Jockey Full of Bourbon” back at Emilio’s in March. It’s one of my favorite Tom Waits songs, so I mentioned to them afterward that I hoped they’d perform it again. And when I ran into John (the Milkstains’ singer & guitarist) at the Strange Matter show, he said, “Hey, we’re gonna play that Tom Waits song for you tonight.” And when he said they were gonna play it for me, I didn’t know he meant they were gonna play it FOR ME. But sure enough, right before they started the song, John said right into the microphone that the next song was for me. And I was tickled pink.
Of course, since I didn’t know WHEN they were gonna play it, I didn’t have he camera ready to record, so I didn’t even CAPTURE the dedication. But I know it happened, and it made my night. Here’s the rest of the performance. Sorry it’s full of swaying, but you’ve GOT to dance when it’s YOUR SONG.