Time for a new venue for those real-time reports!
The problem with music is there's too much of it, so I haven't listened to the Dead much in a few years. Listening to them now makes me want to talk about it on the internet. I just listened to the 11/11/73 Dark Star, Eyes, China Doll. Not bad really. Now I am listening to Scarlet>Fire from Jacksonville, 4/8/78. It has long been my opinion that, while there may be versions that are more fiery, trippy, interesting, long, or unpredictable, this is the most beautiful version of the combo that the band ever played. If anyone disagrees I'd be interested to check out their candidate, which I will listen to immediately. It would in fact be nice to be wrong, or at least wrong-ish, since there would be a big payoff for such wrong-itude. In any case, anyone not hip to the Jacksonville version should run off and listen to it today, don't wait until tomorrow for we cannot know what the night may bring...
Today I am also listening to the new album by The Fall, [i]Sub-Lingual Tablet[/i]. It is fantastic, very impressive that a band on its 31st album can produce greatness of this sort. It is rare, for some reason most rock and roll artists seem to decline with time. This is curious I think because it is not necessarily the case in other art forms, where late masterpieces are much more common (for instance literature, painting, all that stuff).
Today I also listened to much of [i]Trout Mask Replica[/i].
I am also lately listening to Can, Hawkwind, and the Allman Brothers.
Is there a place to discuss specific other (non-Dead) music, or is this the place to do it? I shall poke around a bit, I've never really spent much time here. I used to frequent a site called [i]Lost Sailor's Pub[/i], do ye know it? but not much GD internetting for me in general, right now I have to urge so perhaps I'll Google around a little too...anyway, if anyone reads this stuff, I greet you.
EDIT: How does one do italics here? Clearly what I did above isn't it...
Fillmore East June 14, 1968;
Bob's comments at the end are particularly interesting considering today's holiday (and my own debauchery of the night previous ;)
Speaking of Bob, that Long Strange Trip video is AWESOME! I watched that last night too. What a time to be alive (with The Dead)!
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Track: One And One
Label: Columbia, Legacy
Cat #: CK 63980
Track: Red Shoes By The Drugstore
Label: Asylum Records
Cat #: 6E-162
Track: There's No Business Like Show Business
Label: A&M Records
Cat #: SP-4775
View from the Vault
Pittsburgh, PA 7/8/90
"Gonna Get there"
Label: Boner Records
Cat #: BR28-2
Track: Sweet Loaf
Label: Touch And Go
Cat #: T&GLP#19CD
Listening to a great China -> Rider on the bonus disk. Really like the Trucking' on Dave's Picks 14.
Legion of Mary 5-22-75