Onion Juice: Countdown to the Purple Onion (The Music)

I wear headphones while on stage. It gives me a good clock and internal rhythm as well as something to distract me from audiences (whom can be fickle). Many wonder what I’m listening to and it varies (from Justice to Marvin Gaye). Tonight at the Purple Onion I’ll play some James Brown. Until then, as I prepare, I will be playing the soundtrack to my thought: The Roots.