Time for a new venue for those real-time reports!
Man, that Playin' and NFA are outstanding!!
Woops, set 3 just started, gotta go!
It's okay; I give them all a chance. Nice, I would call it. Some good moments. I won't mention what I don't like because I don't want to make anyone feel bad - there's too much of that in any blog, and this is no exception. I don't appreciate my favorite band - some of my favorite people - attacked ever. Anyway, I always enjoy the shows from this box, but I don't find them memorable among the many shows released, except for one. Since I can't remember which one that is, I'll be in for a good surprise someday.
I put all my cds on a list in an OpenOffice Excel style program, and line them up with a randomizing formula. Select all, and shuffle away with the sort feature. Never a dull moment. So I could just as easily be listening to Bartok right now, or Melvins, or Dylan, or Neil, or Irish trad, or Beatles, or Psychedelic Lollipop, or Zorba the Greek... But I have all the Dead releases other than Greatest Hits, and albums such as Steppin' Out that have become redundant; I gave those away to those who deserved them. The only set I never purchased is the second set of Spring 1990. Really, one is quite enough for me, and this is the only exception I have ever made to total deadicated official coverage. Well, I don't do post-Jerome. I'll listen, but I won't purchase. Personally, I'd rather listen to Dark Star Orchestra, and I mean absolutely no offense by that. My very favorite period is "Yes, please, I'd like to hear that one, Thank you!"
The Dave's Picks series have all been scorchers, real barn-burners. Perhaps not adventurous in terms of exotic and unusual tours, but every Dave's P show has knocked me flat and given me palpitations. Thanks Dave. Please keep me subscribed, no matter how big yr box.
"More than a Feeling" (More than a feeeeeeeee-ling)
Track: Toturden Giit Chreteen Dwe
Cat #: DN058
Track: Reebs Dub
Label: Where To Now?
Cat #: WTN16
Nâ Hawa Doumbia
Track: Dan Té Dinyé La
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Cat #: ATFA001
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck
Track: Dub Dafa Nekh
Cat #: ND-01
Cat #: SAJ-50
Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer
Label: ECM Records
Cat #: ECM 2211/12, 275 8681
They pretty much take up ALL of my listening pleasure these days. Can't wait for my first show in Buffalo.