The Big Boo Boo at BB Kings, NYC

For the record, I never forget or get the date mixed up for a concert! Well, there’s a first time for everything, right?

I was supposed to see Basia at BB Kings and totally got the date mixed up. Basia was to perform there on Saturday, September 17, 2011 and I went on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 and got the surprise of all musical surprises (well not really, the first time I was to see Down to the Bone, the purchase for the tickets didn’t go through on-line and when I arrived to pick them up at the window before the show, there were no tickets BOOOOOO!!!).

Anywho!! When I arrived at BB Kings and saw that Hiroshima was on the billboard as the featured artist I could not believe my eyes!  I’d missed Basia!!

I’d heard of Hiroshima but knew nothing about their music. I ran into my music brother, Craig organizer of  the Meetup Group, Jazz Explorations and he assured me I would be in for a treat if took advantage if being in the house that evening.  Luckily for me, the BB  King’s box office management permitted me to use the tickets for that evening and the night’s performance couldn’t have been more enjoyable!

I’ve been a long time admirer of Basia’s music and never heard of her performing in New York.  To say the least I was really disappointed in myself that I had gotten the date mixed up.

Basia’s performance I missed…

Courtesy of jfqman1’s channel

Taking a step backwards, I had been trying to see Vinx in New York for a while when I had first heard of him in 05/06.  So when the band started to assemble on stage, before the lights came on, I said as soon as I saw Vinx make his way on stage, in a silhouette, that it was him!  Mind you, I hadn’t seen a picture of him in a long time, but remembered his style–to my utter surprise!! How glad was I that I’d stayed to see this show?!!  Happy as hell!!

Instead, I was rewarded with Vinx’s performance with Hiromshima!!

Courtesy of Sista Suga

Kaoru Watanabe performs with Shoji Kameda and Danny Yamamoto of HIROSHIMA in Japan Relief Benefit Concert at BB King in NY on 9/21/11.

Courtesy of Lia Chang via youtube