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!
of John Prine and GD from the extremely talented Tedeschi Trucks Band. Just scored prime tickets to see TTB in Madison in October. CAN'T WAIT!
angel from montgomery/ sugaree/ angel from montgomery
John Mayer's new album - "Paradise Valley". Listening to it for the first time.
It's not his best work (that would be either "Continuum" or "Try!", IMO), but it's far from being his worst.
EDIT: After listening to a bunch of live Dead shows lately, this album seems downright short!
Anyway.... Moving on to Blues Traveler's "Save His Soul", and then I see Yes's "Close to the Edge" album coming up on my playlist, followed by a virginal listening of the GD's "So Many Roads 1965-1995"
I can't remember exactly when I first heard the call of Miles Davis's trumpet, but it's been well over a decade--maybe two. Going on two days of nothing but Miles. Yesterday was "'Round About Midnight," "Birth of the Cool," "Kind of Blue," and "Sketches of Spain." Starting this morning off with "Bitches Brew" and will be following that up with "Sorcerer," "A Tribute to Jack Johnson," "The Man With the Horn," "You're Under Arrest," and "Tutu."
8/24/38 Duke Ellington "Duke's Men, Vol. 2"
8/24/54 J.J.Johnson "Savoy Sessions"
8/24/58 Dizzy Reece "Blues In Trinity"
8/24/68 Grateful Dead "Two from the Vault" This is the bomba!!!
Question: Will there be a "Four from the Vault"?