Thursday, May 22, 2008


American Airlines to charge for first checked bag

Published: May 22, 2008
Filed at 6:59 a.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Never mind the free lunch. Almost nothing is complimentary on airlines anymore, not even what many passengers consider a simple necessity: a single checked bag.

Under a plan announced Wednesday by American Airlines, passengers already forced to pay extra for amenities like earphones, meals and even snacks will have to pay $15 to check a basic piece of baggage.

Some other carriers are already charging for extra legroom in exit rows. What's next?

''Pay toilets in the coach cabin maybe,'' joked longtime airline consultant Mike Boyd.

Monday, May 05, 2008

These guys liked it.

Bottle Rockets gig on Saturday night was a blast. I'm in St. Louis to
work with the band on the songs that we are gonna record at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig late this July. The band invited me to sit in with them at their first of 15 Fifteenth Anniversary gigs. Here's a couple short reviews. One from the River Front Times Blog that refers to my custom Stonetree Roscoe Deluxe as a "guitar the size of Michigan" and the
Saint Louis Today guy liked the show also. Place was sold out and rockin'. Thank you for the hospitality.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Bottle Rockets turn 15

The Bottle Rockets, one of my all time favorite bands that I ever got to Produce (Brooklyn Side, 24 Hours A Day, Leftovers, Brand New Year) are celebrating their 15th Anniversary as a band. Esteemed Rock Crit Roy Kasten asks them 15 questions for the River Front TImes on the eve of their 15th Anniversary gig in St. Louis (that I'm heading to this weekend)