1. "FutureWorld" on 97X late night hosted by Shiv. Legal tripping!
2. Mr. Rhythm Man, Saturday evening on WNKU. He oughta be in the Hall of Fame.
3. Paavo Jarvi and the CSO. The best band in town is really rockin' now, led by one bad-ass Estonian. It amazes me that every concert isn't a sell-out.
4. Steve Earle at Tall Stacks. Aggression + humility.
5. The White Stripes and Whirlwind Heat at Bogart's. The similarity to experiencing The MC5 and The Stooges at the Grande Ballroom (Detroit) in 1971 was beautiful, but I might have been the only one there lucky enough to know it first hand. I took my 12-year-old son, Sam, and he just asked me for the first Stooges album for Christmas.
6. John Hammond at Tall Stacks. Anthropology.
7. Los Lobos at Tall Stacks. Religion.
8. Karin Bergquist performing "Ohio" at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony (pictured). A master musician who made the horrid Old St. George acoustics work to her advantage.
9. The European record producers for American Idol using Sound Images (where I work) to record, Autotune and edit Ruben Studdard. A freak learning experience. And they kindly left their software installed on my computer!
10. Blackberry Belle by the Twilight Singers. Speaking of Autotuners ... excellent everything.
Rob Fetters is a singer/songwriter best known for groups such as The Bears and Psychodots