Well, my wife and I just returned from our summer vacation this past weekend. Bonnaroo was a lot of fun. After Bonnaroo, we drove and camped though the Great Smokies and later through the Shenandoah Skyline Drive.Nice leisurely way to get back home! After the craziness of Bonnaroo, it was nice to hike in the mountains and relax by the campfire. My wife and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary last Monday with a campefire dinner and a late night bottle of wine around the fire, in the Great Smokies. A very good time. Last night we caught Dylan at Hershey. Not a bad way to wrap up our summer vacation if I may say so.
Anyway, here's my recap of 'Roo:
Thursday night's Tea Leaf Green show was killer, though I wish they would have played longer. String Cheese on Friday night melted my brain a bit. What a great band. It's a shame they're riding off into the sunset though...Railroad Earth is absolutely incredible! The singer/guitarist had this big ass smile on his face through the entire show; so did I! John Butler was great as was Michael Franti and Spearhead. At one point Franti jumped into the crowd and rocked out with us. Crazy. The 3 hr Govt Mule show on Saturday was definitely a highlight. Bob jamming with Warren on Sugaree was great. Ben Harper was awsome (John Paul Jones joined him for a ten minute jam of Dazed and Confused, which was cool because I missed the superjam as I was at the Cheese show). Richard Thompson was a suprise. He has a rockin' band. I love Vincent Black Lightning, and I was really impressed with his newer songs, in particular, "dad's Trying to Kill Me" a song written for the soldiers in Iraq. ("Dad" in this case, works on various levels). There were so many good shows man. Rodrigo and Gabriella are musicians I can't recommend higher. They absolutely floored me
However, I was a little non-plussed by the Ratdog show on Sunday afternoon. I felt like Bob was holding back a bit. They did get into some nice groves and explore some interesting ideas during Throwing Stones, The Other One, and Franklin's Tower, but overall something seemed off. (Hell in a Bucket was awful). Well, I'm planning on seeing them later this summer with the Allman's so hopefully I'll enjoy that show more.
It is nice to be back home though.
Yo Soy Boricua!
Yes it's me, I'm the pride of Cucamonga,
I can see golden forests in the sun.
(one of my hobbies is digging thru the spoon-fed corporate news...)
--KILL YOUR TELEVISION--
1) the iran fix has been planned 6 years ago...
headline: The escalation of war rhetoric against Iran from the Bush White House and the neocons is just the latest installment of a long-term plan for another preemptive war.
2) while at the same time, halliburton has been selling to iran, including nuclear technolgy (halliburton is based in the cayman islands... this loophole thereby allowing them a way around the sanctions)...
headline: Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
Hey, so a shout out here to Oroboros who sent me some discs! Oh but wait, there's more! He sent a copy of an Egypt program from the show at zee Pyramids as well. Incredible!
Haven't gotten through all of it yet music wise, but I am currently enjoying 7-5-78 which so far has the best Estimated Prophet I've ever heard. Just blows me away completely and the Eyes that follow has some weird tempo shifting going on but it is still nice. This show has been such a treat that I looked it up on the archive:
A reviewer there said that the pitch was off...the tempo does seem up a bit from the CD's I have but I'm having a hard time telling if it makes that much difference.
Beyond worth a listen and thanks Tim!
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