The Dude twists the knob of an old AM radio back and forward as static gives way to occasional blips of mono toned voices, Gospel sermons and Latino commercials. Suddenly the sound of bowling balls rolling down polished wooden lanes and pins crashing comes into full and clear stereo volume, filling the room as if itself a bowling alley. The Dude smiles and closes his eyes while muttering, "Now let's see what Jerry's up to...."
The Dude Abides!
at our show, it was Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall.
Sounds like we got a completely different setlist, though I didn't keep one. Also we got Barry Sless on pedal steel for a while, and that was a treat.
Where the hell are our emoticons? You'll just have to imagine one, with a little lighting bolt and big smile! Thanks Timmy, I can't wait for our show.
The Dude Abides!
A rock & Roll show should never be confused with elemental atomic fusion. Yet, there's where we began Phil & Tour's Friends las night in Santa Barbara. Those initial cords that invited everyone to "Come & Join The Party" were almost like subversive lyrics for a New Communisum of happiness & hope, but somehow mellowed into a first set beyond the unfolded World of expertise joy-spreading. Sugaree, Sorrowfully, we danced as the very songs they sung carried the night into rock-your-belly Dixie-Dom. What goes here? Alright, I'll skip to the second set. Hell, I'll call this thing a a RIOT, because them guys down there on that stage should be arrested for assault. "Cold Rain & Snow" with a gut-killer mandate. Then Dylan showed up, in the form of Little Jackie Green Man Leather Black Pant Tight, as he Funk/struck "Serve Somebody". It grooved it's way back into Rock, how I couldn't say. The Other One banished Bobby, when a cop came by, as Phil was smiled at for clouding on a busted day. OK, all this was cool, but..... "Brown Sugar"? Honest. I shouldn't say any more. So, you do the rest.
* raining like Hell! (Oh, God, can't there bee's a way t' correctal my spell chunkings?)
Going to see The tour opening tonight in Santa Barbara, California, outdoors at The County Bowl and it's raing like hell !!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait! Been a while since I've seen Phil & Pals. W00T!
I'm sure this will sell out fast, but for the benefit of non-locals, the Independent is a cool, smallish club in SF, and if you've only seen Phil in stadiums...
We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, July 21st, Phil Lesh & Friends will be performing at The Independent in San Francisco. Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene, Larry Campbell, John Molo, and Steve Molitz will be joined by special guest Barry Sless in what will be Phil Lesh & Friends’ first San Francisco appearance in over a year. Opening the show will be Vice, who will be performing an acoustic set to complete this exciting evening of music. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday July 17th at 10AM PST and will be available at www.ticketweb.com Tickets will also be available on Wednesday, July 18th through Phil Lesh Ticketing, visit www.phillesh.net; to get additional information. Be sure to continue to visit Phil’s homepage for other exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
...shall we go, you and I while we can... Reviews of Phil's latest gigs are available at Phil Zone for you reading pleasure!