Bit the bullet the other week and ordered the box set. I'm listening to the shows in (chrono)logical order, and each set is pure gold. Currently listening to May 15th in St. Louis, which, so far, might be the weakest show of the box (?), but it picks up quite a bit once you hit disc 3. Personally, I thought "Estimated" was kinda weak, but that 18-plus minute "Dancing" was rather wild!
GDRadio is airing this amazing show. What a trippy Playin' in the Band! Can't wait for set 2!
Hi, I'm currently looking for soundboard quality sets from this past weekend. Sti have goosebumps from the unbroken chains jams. If someone could private message me or inbox that'd be great. Thanks and take care
I love David Bowie. And I mean LOVE. He's been among my all-time favorite artists since I was in high school, and I've owned in one way, shape, or form a rather extensive library of his work. So, needless to say, I was pretty excited when I heard about his new album, "The Next Day."
I'm listening to the new album for either the second or third time now, and I just can't get into it. I'm not really sure what it is, but the songs feel very phoned-in. Maybe it's because he's been in semi-retirement for so long after his last tour, but I feel like Bowie's lost it, whatever "it" is.
Now, don't mistake this as me saying the album's terrible; it's still a good album. It just doesn't blow me away the way his other albums have.
cleaning house, found the tape James Olness made me all those years ago.
It starts with Banks of the Ohio from Joan Baez's set. At the time, Joan had rather worn out her welcome opening every show on the run (let's just say a lot of us were tired of Children of the '80s...), but this one song was really lovely and the chemistry's great. So I asked James to include just that one on the tape. It was a really good show, maybe my favorite NYE.
And now, the sort of Shakedown that tells you you're in for a great show.
A rather good friend of mine is moving to London for the next 2 years for her Master's Degree, so I'll be listening to the Dandy Warhols today in her honor. Over the years, she and I have traded artists back and forth, but she has never taken an appreciation of any kind for Courtney Taylor-Taylor & Co. She apparently listened to one song, thought it was a rip off of "Brown Sugar," and has refused to listen to any other song the band has performed. And I continue to this very day to tell her she's horridly wrong about the band and is a fool to judge them based on one song.
I mean, let's face it, if we all refused to listen to a rock band because they sounded like the 'Stones...we wouldn't listen to just about anything!