I'm lookin forward to Sunday's show in Syracuse. I have never seen P&F so I'm getting psyched. Got a 3rd row seat, I think it's in the Phil Zone.
Might have to bring some gravy for those biscuits....
Hal R. - You are quite welcome! Thank you for the compliment and reminding me to be careful for what I wish. I'm glad you stopped by and read the review. Oh, and “it is the mucus that binds” us, indeed. We were covered! Looked like something out of a "Body Snatchers" movie. Also, I left out some information due to being awake (at the point I attempted to write the review) too long and rushing to beat the utility company, which was scheduled to begin digging near my house to resolve a problem, that morning. I could hear their trucks massing at “the border” before descending on our property, when I hit the "Post Comment" button. They began promptly on time (8 am) and within 5 mins., hit my cable line, knocking out my TV and Internet access (premonitions do come true, sometimes). They did fix the leak - yeah. I was finally able to get to sleep about 6 pm Wednesday evening after being awake for over 35 hours and despite being exhausted, I loved having my experience from the night previous extended. I almost dread sleeping after such emotional "victories” but lack of sleep takes a bit of a toll on me, these days. I'm showing my age, for sure.
Here's what I left out; maniacal, insane, sinister, transedelic (just for Molo, alone). Greene and Molitz seem birthed from test tubes just to play in this band. I hadn't even heard of Jackie Greene before he joined up and although I've seen Particle a half dozen times (awesome band) and Hydra once, I had no idea Steve Molitz was capable of fitting in with Phil's vision so well. Greene appeared to be connected directly to the power plant over on Sparrows Point and they were spinning full bore to keep him juiced. Phil is in an element never seen during many of his years with The Grateful Dead and I’m having the time of my life seeing these guys live, having the time of their lives.
Oh, and I also wanted to say, "Happy Birthday, Bob!" and "Happy Halloween!" to all.
The Dude Abides!
GRTUD -Sounds like a great show, wonderful reporting. Thanks, I will have to get it. You do really point out how things are different "back east" with your mention of the "snot slinging jams" you have there. That scene is a bit intense for us laid back westerners. Even with that I would have liked to have been there.
Phil, Come to the Northwest. Gorge next summer!
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
O!!! Say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave? It doth indeed, thank God Himself.
At the Lyric Opera House, in Baltimore, MD. last evening, Phil Lesh and his Immortals unleashed the most sick, twisted, psychedelic, face fusing, Heimlich maneuver inducing assault on the human senses, in all of recorded history. I’m at a loss to begin to describe the mutating threat that emerges each time this band re-invents itself. Finding a place to start is difficult because “It” has no head or tail to catch. The identity of the band’s persona is more like a team or single organism than sum of parts. They ATTACKED in unison, like wolves, each assured of the others’ presence as they cornered and captured their prey, their songs, our imaginations. The rapture was sweet, raw, majestic and POTENT. The crescent moon that hung brilliantly in the cool, crisp autumn air could not contain the rich, intricate and layered sound that was produced by the Frankenstein monster group cobbled together by the mad scientist of sound, our beloved Phil Lesh. Tethered between Phil and the wild henchman of axe Larry Campbell, John Molo’s scissored pumpkin smile emanated from his formidable cranium as his imposing physique delivered blow after blow to the winching drum heads that barked like caged hounds. In an instant, Jackie Greene pulverized any notion that this band would be some artsy rendition of nostalgia when he leaped forward on every note from the show’s beginning bar of “Playin’…” until the last, sweet drop of “Box of Rain” The “GRTUD” was one of the most deranged and savage offerings I have ever heard, EVER! Awesome! Campbell needed a bib for the snot slinging jams he induced. Greene was simply un-human at the apexes of spiraling contortions that exerted themselves during “Eyes”. Molitz was every bit the boom town pianist as well techno reactant on “Watchtower” and “Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion”, among others. “I Know you Rider” resulted in a collective pool of consciousness and may take weeks to clean up. We all certainly left our hearts in section 34, which at least for the night, was occupied by the space known as the Lyric Opera House. Pure magic is all I can say about what I just witnessed. Thank you Phil, John, Larry, Steve and Jackie, I love you guys and can’t wait to see you again.
The Dude Abides!
What a great way to end a day...
Dalai Lama in the afternoon and Phil Lesh at night...
Great streaming....thank you for your service last night...
What a show! My mind is still spinning. Jackie Green is a unique talent. Everyone was on fire. THANKS Phil
Wonderful time last night!!! Met up with a friend of a friend that I started looking for 15 years ago!!! Have 2 still believe in the magic! middle set was incredible w/ Phil on the bass. Encore was a blessing! grateful mom, how could you get up so early?!?
Uncle Larry - make sure you get that message to Pardo!
Til next time...peace
Wow! Looking at the set lists from the tour I can tell this is going to rock me HARD! I wish I was in Chicago for the Three day run at the Riv. Luckly I'm at school in NYC so i get to be here for the craziness. Only got one ticket though :/ oh well. Whos gonna be at the NYC shows. I'm going alone so far (its like im the only head around). peace out
Phil did it again! What a great show....Phil was smokin on the stand up bass....Jackie Green is hot!! Maybe to many breaks, but hey Phil is getting up there right?
It was a fun night and I met up with Techgurl21 and her friend!
Phil and Friends' set from the Echo Project festival will be streaming live for FREE this weekend! Here are the details:
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Pending their approval, we will also add their set to our archives after the festival.
Enjoy the show!