It definitely WOULD be heaven for me. A middle-age-guy lame excuse: none of the tour stops are within my general 150 mile-radius cut-off for daytripping to shows, and the only potential road trip that I came up with just doesn't appeal to me. Oh well...not happy am I.
Have you listened to this show yet?
Jerry was ALIVE and in the flow like he was in the early 70's... The China > Rider (for me) is the best I've ever heard! Then a sweet LL Rain and the mind blowing Aiko > Dark Star > Terrapin! The Dark Star is also my all-time favorite and the most jazzy "together" version I've ever heard! Does not space out there too too far - is more like a Jazz ballad! Mostly for me, I feel the Heart and Soul of Jerry and the Boys radiantly alive and this set moves me to tears every time I listen to it. Give it a listen for yourself! You will not be disappointed! And would love to hear your feedback too.
Do you like Miles? A good place to hear this one is Hanalei, Hi.
...playing in their bedroom. Getting along for the moment...but it will pass.
Ahhhh Parkas...kids are always listening aren't they? Young and impressionable they are. I always hated my Father's choice of music when i was young. Elton John, Doobies, MeatLoaf, Guess Who...but like you I find myself listening and enjoying the music that was subliminally entrenched in my head for all those years. I'm testing that with my own kids. My wife and I do not have the same taste in music, and she usually wins the battle these days. I'm aiming for adulthood.
Listening to the 'Cabin Essence' 45 that came with an issue of MOJO a couple years back. It was released as a promo prior to the long-awaited release of 'SMiLE'. I've since converted the little 7" record into digital format to play on my iPod, and it sounds quite lovely. "Cabin Essence" is the A-side, and "Wonderful" is the B-side.
I used to hate this band, but I was just a kid, and my folks LOVED 'em. Now that I'm a little bit older, I've found that many of the bands of my parents' generation (and the generation before) top a LOT fo the bands of my generation.
"Glow on, neon Jesus. Shine a light on me"
At Tri this evening. Hanging out with Bobby and company...
A day of eclecticity - it's a word? No se.
Duke Ellington "The OK Ellington" 6/12/30
Anita O'Day "Anita" 6/12/55
Oscar Pettiford "Deep Passion" 6/12/56 (This one grows on you)
Dinah Shore "Dinah Sings, Previn Plays" 6/12/59 What?
Grant Green "Solid" 6/12/64 Hot, hot, hot!!!
Grateful Dead Boston Music Hall 6/12/76 (the savory snippet from the Road Trips)
Mission In The Rain
Jerry in sweet voice - possibly the best Mission the Dead ever did...
36 years ago today!
(Hey GDean, did you get your ticket yet for Bobby, Zimmy and MMJ yet? Sounds like heaven for you!)
On first blush, more singer-songwriterly than his previous albums. Isbell was always going to be the George Harrison songwriter in Drive-By Truckers, I think, so busting out of the band is looking like a pretty good career move for him and for us.