Sugaree ~ Olympia Theater, Paris France 1972
Happy April Fools Day Deadnet! Life is good ... See you all around!
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
I think that it makes me something of a Byrds heretic to proclaim these two as my favorite Byrds albums...at least it would have circa 1971. Both CDs contain bonus tracks that enhance, rather than detract from, the original albums (hearing the original Gram Parsons vocals on several of the "Sweetheart" songs is worth the price of the CD itself. Regardless of whatever combination of legal problems and McGuinn insecurity kept them off the official release, I find it striking just how close McGuinn and Hillman in their own interpretations stuck to feel of Parsons' original takes).
I just saw Roger McGuinn a couple of weekends ago and seem to be on a bit of Byrds jag right now. There are worse places to be...
Althought I rarely buy compilations I dicovered that a Miles Davis compilation CD called 'Blue Moods: Music For You' has a rare live version of the song 'Fran-Dance', recorded somewhere in France in the 1950's, specific location/date unknown, and it it's my all-time favorite version of this beautiful song. Check it out :-)
Bat Chain Puller by Captain Beefheart. As last the original is out..big thanks to whoever mentioned it here a while back and sent me in its direction.
THE FIRST OF "BEAR'S SONIC JOURNALS": BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY FEATURING JANIS JOPLIN. LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM 1968, RECORDED & PRODUCED BY OWSLEY STANLEY ("BEAR")
Turn it up LOUD, it's a thrill ride. It is also a rather idiosyncratic mix from Bear with everthing from the PA (drums and voices) on the left hand channel and everything else (guitars) on the right. He explains why in the notes and even tells you how to arrange the speakers to get the best effect! Talking to us from the beyond.
"The news papers all went along for the ride..."
Aphex Twin remix. performed after Penderecki's conduction.
My 3300 mile journey up and down the US East Coast...please remind me next time that 50 hrs behind the wheel of a small automobile is not the definition of a "fun" vacation...
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band -- 3/9/12 Apollo Theater (thank you Rog!)
Malinda Ray Allen and Arrington de Dionyso.
The Other One-Live
Bobby Weir and The Nationals
...Matisyahu's "Selections from No Place to Be." Just finished listening to Chaise Lounge's sophomore album "Second Hand Smoke," and I'll be listening to Void's "Sessions 1981-83" next.
I'm one of those O.C.D. types who likes to rate the music on his/her iPod, and I had to re-boot my laptop's harddrive shortly before Christmas last year, so I've been listening to my entire album collection from "Absolution" to "93-03" in alphabetical order. And in case you're wondering, yes, it takes a LONG TIME to get through over 7,000 songs (especially when I keep adding new stuff and deleting stuff I don't really want anymore)....