Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Black Francis Live

George Nipe, his girlfriend Christine, and I went to Clementine's in Harrisonburg, VA last night to see Black Francis play live. He was by himself (well, he had a warm-up act, but BF played solo). He was good. Very entertaining. And, surprisingly, he played a lot of old Pixies songs. But I couldn't help thinking song after song how much better the show would've been if he would've had at least a rhythm section. Or perhaps a rhythm section composed of Kim Deal and David Lovering and maybe an extra guitarist named Joey Santiago? George and I talked a lot about our musical futures. No real conclusions were drawn.